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Senior Philip Whittington (25) goes up for a shot against Akron at the M.A.C.C. on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Whittington finished with 11 points and grabbed five offensive rebounds. He scored the game-winning layup with 20 seconds left to give Kent State the 68-67 win.

Whittington’s go-ahead layup gives Kent State its third straight win, five takeaways from Kent State’s win over Akron

Ian Kreider sports reporter January 31, 2020

Senior forward Philip Whittington checked into the game for the first time in nearly six minutes.He stood near the hoop ready for senior guard Antonio Williams to drive. Williams drove hard to the rim,...


Kent State dismisses football strength coach for lack of proper certification

Henry Palattella August 14, 2017

Kent State fired Ross Bowsher, the strength coach who oversaw the football practice on June 13 where incoming freshman lineman Tyler Heintz died. According to a press release sent by the university Monday,...

Tyler Heintz, right, died after a morning workout with the Kent State football team June 13. Heat was likely a factor in the death, according to the Portage County coroner.

Report finds strength coach lacks proper certification, led June practice when student died

Henry Palattella August 9, 2017

The Kent State football strength coach, who oversaw the practice in which freshman lineman Tyler Heintz died, lacks proper certification, according to a report by CBS Sports.Ross Bowsher, who is in his...

Mike Richards is a senior English major and columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at 

Opinion: Floating upstream: Netflix and friends’ TV dominance

Mike Richards March 29, 2015

As we speak, even before we spoke, while you’re thinking about speaking, thinking about thinking, breathing probably, Netflix owns your soul. And that’s OK, bow to your digital streaming service overlords...

Carley Hull is a senior news major. Contact her at

Opinion: New host for ‘The Daily Show?’ It’s time for a woman

Carley Hull February 11, 2015

Another king of political satire is moving on, but this time we don’t know where he’s going next or who is coming in.Jon Stewart of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” announced on Tuesday he would...

KSUBuzz Columnist: CBS needs Colbert but doesn’t need the Report’s persona

Katy Coduto April 10, 2014

It’s official: Stephen Colbert is taking over for David Letterman at CBS’s “Late Show” starting next year. This comes only days after Letterman announced his retirement, and Colbert was almost...

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