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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

How Kent State sports became among the most ‘LGBTQ+ friendly’ in the country

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor September 20, 2021

When senior basketball player Monique Smith was looking for a college to continue her career, she looked for a strong program and good academics.But what was equally important to her was whether KSU had...

Mississippi Rebels and Xavier Musketeers players run by the NCAA logo at mid-court.

Supreme Court rules against NCAA, opening door to significant increase in compensation for student athletes

(CNN) -- A unanimous Supreme Court said on Monday that student athletes could receive education-related payments, in a case that could reshape college sports by allowing more money from a billion-dollar...

Randale Richmond is director of athletics at Kent State University.

Kent State wins Jacoby Trophy for top women’s athletics program

Megan Becker Reporter June 19, 2021

The Kent State women's athletic program was awarded with the Jacoby Trophy this month by the Mid-American Conference for having the top program during the 2020-2021 academic year. This award marks the...

Republican Rep. Jena Powell is the representative in the Ohio House of Representatives who reintroduced the bill focused on trans student athletics.

Proposed Ohio bill would prevent transgender athletes from playing on school sports teams

Ian Jameson Reporter April 18, 2021

Ohio’s statehouse is currently reviewing a bill focused on trans student athletes. Senate Bill 132, if passed, would require high schools, universities and private colleges to designate separate “single-sex”...

Randale Richmond gave a presentation to the Kent State community on April 6 on why he should be selected as Kent’s next director of athletics. He spent a decade at Kent earlier in his administrative career and is now at Old Dominion University.

Randale Richmond closes athletic director search presentation

Randale Richmond has spent 10 of his 16 years in intercollegiate athletics at Kent State, and he returned Tuesday to give the final presentation from the candidates for Kent’s next director of athletics.Currently,...

Jude Killy is currently serving as the deputy director of athletics at the University of Miami (OH). He was one of three finalists selected for the role of director of athletics for Kent State. April 5, 2021.

Jude Killy presents his case to be Kent State’s next director of athletics

Owen MacMillan Sports Editor April 5, 2021

In the second of three presentations from the finalists for the Director of Athletics position at Kent State, the KSU community heard from Jude Killy, a man with a long history at Mid-American Conference...

Margaret McKinley delivered her director of athletics candidate presentation Thursday, April 1. 

Margaret McKinley delivers candidate presentation for Kent State Director of Athletics

Emma Andrus Reporter April 1, 2021

Margaret McKinley was announced as one of three final candidates for the position of Kent State Director of Athletics Wednesday and delivered her virtual candidate presentation Thursday morning. A native...

Margaret McKinley is the executive senior associate director of athletics/senior woman administrator at the University of Cincinnati.

Final candidates announced for Kent State athletic director

Emma Andrus Reporter March 31, 2021

The final candidates for the position of Kent State Director of Athletics were announced in an email from President Todd Diacon Wednesday. The three candidates for the position are Margaret McKinley,...

Kent State hockey swept by Calvin College

Dana O'Black, sports reporter November 17, 2019

Competing for a full 60-minute game has been a focus of the team all season long, but it has struggled to get the puck to bounce in its favor. Coach Jim Underwood said that a lack of preparation outside...

Freshman Nila Blackford, 4, talks to her coach Todd Starkey during a free throw in the womens basketball game against Purdue Fort Wayne. The Golden Flashes beat Purdue Fort Wayne 75-67 in the Akron Classic on Nov. 16, 2019.

Kent State loses to Michigan, beats Purdue Fort Wayne

Gina Butkovich, sports editor November 17, 2019

On Friday, Kent State lost 88-53 to the University of Michigan. It was the first loss of the season for Kent State and the teams biggest loss since Nov. 25, 2016 when they lost 84-42 to Baylor University. “We...

Kent State comes back to beat Wright State 72-71

Owen MacMillan, sports reporter November 17, 2019

With ten seconds to go, junior forward Danny Pippen hit a corner three.After being down by 16 points early, the three completed a 72-71 comeback win against Wright State.Senior guard Antonio Williams found...

Defensive specialist Kaeleigh Stang, 18, serves the ball into play during the womens volleyball game on Nov. 15, 2019. The Golden Flashes won 3-0 against University of Akron.

Kent State volleyball beats Akron, secures MAC tournament bid

Nicholas Pedone, sports reporter November 17, 2019

Kent State’s volleyball team hosted the Zips of Akron University on Friday evening and secured their bid to appear in the MAC Volleyball Championship this week.It was a quick three-set affair in which...

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