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Kent States TJ Lawson jumps during the 60-meter hurdles, which he finished with a time of 8.36 seconds. Lawson placed fifth in the heptathlon at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in College Station, Texas. 

Four Flashes advance to 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Breanna Horn May 27, 2018

Four athletes claimed a spot in the top-15 finishers as the Kent State track and field teams sent 16 student-athletes to the 2018 NCAA East Preliminary in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday looking for a spot...

DePalma pins to take fifth; Miller defaults to sixth at NCAA Championships

Dan Armelli March 19, 2016

Kent State wrestler Mike DePalma’s goal coming into his third NCAA Championships was to get to the top of the podium.Though the fifth-year senior, 149-pounder didn't achieve that goal, he ended his three-year...

Junior Samantha Gordon leaps across the floor in the senior night competition against Cornell on March 5. The Goldend Flashes beat the Cornell Big Red Bears 196.000-193.175

Kent State gymnastics looks to continue MAC Championship tradition

Elise Kogelnik March 16, 2016

Senior Kayla Kosmerl said the Kent State gymnastics team has one last thing to do before they leave to compete in the Mid-American Conference Championships Thursday: paint the rock.“(The rock) will say...

Jacob Ruffo is a junior journalism major and columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: Why it is time to watch the LCS

Jacob Ruffo February 14, 2016

Football is over, baseball hasn’t started and on the day after the NBA All-Star game, every team has the day off. Monday is the perfect day to start watching the League Championship Series.The LCS is...

Flashes start strong with 4th straight championship

Eric Conway February 9, 2016

Kent State’s women’s golfers pushed through rough weather conditions and ended their day with a win at Match Play. The team slipped past Northern Illinois University 3-2 in the semifinals and defeated...

Jacob Ruffo is a junior journalism major and columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: Join the league of legendary spectators

Jacob Ruffo October 14, 2015

The League of Legends World Championship happens throughout the month of October and will continue until the championship series on Oct. 31. If you’re into competition at all, you should be glued to...

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Women’s golf wins back-to-back team, individual titles

Chris Yamnitsky October 6, 2015

Kent State's women’s golf team brought home yet another tournament championship.  The Flashes won the team title at the Jim West Challenge with a final team score of 12-under-par.Freshman Michaela Finn...

 The Duke Blue Devils celebrate their 68-63 win over Wisconsin in the NCAA National Championship game on Monday, April 6, 2015, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

AP: Duke holds off Wisconsin to win national title

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The package deal has delivered Duke another national championship.Tyus Jones scored 23 points, his good buddy and freshman teammate Jahlil Okafor added a couple of key baskets in...

Buckeye fans Jay Love and Devlin Charlton celebrate as they watch Ohio State score a touchdown in the third quarter of the 2015 National Championship game against Oregon on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. The Buckeyes won the game 42-20.

Buckeyes dominate fourth quarter to secure championship

Jimmy Miller January 13, 2015

Adversity has been the definition of the Ohio State Buckeyes’ season.Ohio State has dealt with it, thrived in it and, on Monday night during the national championship versus the University of Oregon,...

A new look for men’s golf

Ray Strickland September 4, 2014

The Kent State men’s golf team is coming off another strong season, as it won its sixth consecutive Mid-American Conference Championship and placed seventh in the 2014 NCAA Sugar Grove Regionals.The...

Track and Field hammer champion is ‘next best hope’ for Olympic throwers

Josh Yager July 7, 2014

Matthias Tayala, a junior physical education major at Kent State University and now NCAA Division I National Champion, won first place in the hammer throw at the National Championships at the University...

Kilgore named Kent State’s first national champion for wrestling

Kilgore named Kent State’s first national champion for wrestling

Drew Hallowell/NCAA Photos March 28, 2011

Dustin Kilgore of Kent State University wrestles Clayton Foster of Oklahoma State University during the Division I Men's Wrestling Championship held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. Kilgore...

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