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Softball splits conference opener with Ball State

Jacob Shondel, Reporter March 20, 2023

Kent State’s softball team opened Mid-American Conference play, splitting a doubleheader with Ball State.  The Flashes scored 13 runs Friday against BSU. The team is eighth in the conference with...

Men’s basketball surrenders 50 second half points in loss

Jacob Hansen, Sports Editor February 22, 2023

Kent State’s men’s basketball team surrendered 50 second-half points in a 82-70 loss to Ball State Tuesday. Kent State (22-6) moved down second place in the Mid-American Conference at 12-3. Toledo...

Kyndall Gilbert celebrates with the team as she receives a bar score that ties her with a Cardinals vaulter on Feb. 19, 2023.

Alyssa Guns scores a 9.900 or over in two events

Michael Neenan, Reporter February 20, 2023

Sophomore Alyssa Guns scored at least a 9.900 or over in two events in a loss to Mid-American Conference rival Ball State. The Flashes fell to the Cardinals 195.725 to 196.125. The team moved to...

Women’s basketball trails nearly the whole game in loss

Lucas Baker, Reporter February 4, 2023

The Kent State women’s basketball team has allowed, on average, the fewest points per game (61.2) of any Mid-American Conference team this season. But Saturday, in Muncie, Indiana, the Flashes surrendered...

Gymnastics picks up first wins of the season

Michael Neenan, Reporter January 21, 2023

The Kent State gymnastics team picked up its first wins of the season after placing third in the Tennessee Collegiate Classic. The Flashes had a score of 195.925 on Friday. Kent State’s first win...

Kent State senior Chris Payton celebrates after making yet another basket against BSU during the game on Jan. 20, 2023.

Men’s basketball winning streak reaches double digits against Ball State

Jacob Shondel, Reporter January 21, 2023

The last time the Kent State men’s basketball team started 6-0 in the conference was 2005-06. Friday, at the M.A.C. Center, the Flashes did just that, winning their sixth-straight conference win and...

Mia and Mackenzie do it again: Star freshmen carry volleyball against conference No. 1

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor November 6, 2022

Freshman outside hitter Mackenzie McGuire has out killed every hitter on the conference-leading team this season – and she was the third-highest scoring player against Ball State over the weekend. “When...

Kent State redshirt junior Collin Schlee scans the field for an open player to throw the ball to as Ball State closes in during the game on Nov. 2.

Midweek MACtion: Football’s 12-game home winning streak shut down by Ball State

Jacob Hansen, Reporter November 2, 2022

After a 13-0 first quarter, Kent State football team’s offense went nearly quiet in a 27-20 loss to Ball State. Head coach Sean Lewis took the blame – again. “I need to do a better job of leading...

Football falls to Ball State by a touchdown in midweek MACtion

Jacob Hansen, Reporter November 2, 2022

Kent State’s football team led Ball State 13-0 by the end of Tuesday’s first quarter – then the Cardinals responded with 17 unanswered points in the second. Ball State, now 3-2 in the Mid-American...

Kent State freshman midfielder Kelsey Salopek steps into a kick during her soccer teams game against Ball State Oct. 21, 2022.

‘Sheer heartbreak’: With two conference games to go, soccer ties it up yet again

Jacob Shondel, Reporter October 21, 2022

Kent State’s soccer team has depended on its defense all season long. Thursday at Zoeller Field, coach Rob Marinaro said his defense was “great” in his team’s 0-0 tie with Ball State. “The...

‘We didn’t give enough effort’: Soccer falls short, tying with eighth-ranked conference team

Jacob Shondel, Reporter October 17, 2022

In the program's previous six matchups, Kent State’s soccer team had not allowed a goal from Northern Illinois. The Flashes had won seven consecutive matches against the Huskies. Thursday in Illinois,...

Kent State sophomore Bella Carpenter (left) and senior Sydney Washburn (right) cut their Ball State opponent off from the goal.

Field hockey outscores, outshoots and outshines Ball State in its biggest win in two seasons

James Goddard, Reporter September 24, 2022

The Kent State field hockey team secured four goals in the fourth quarter Friday on its way to its biggest win in two years. The Flashes beat Ball State 7-0 to improve to 2-0 in the Mid-American Conference....

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