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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Dan Armelli

Opinion: The curse is broken, but the World Series still matters

Dan Armelli October 23, 2016

I always hoped that when Cleveland sports had its day again, us fans wouldn’t become spoiled.Boston sports fans — while massively fortunate to be able to witness so much winning for many generations,...

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Francona finding innovating way to use best reliever

Dan Armelli September 11, 2016

I had my doubts at first. The only doubt I didn’t have, however, was that the Cleveland Indians' newest bullpen arm, arguably the best in baseball, should be the “closer” for the first place team...

Charles Trainor Jr. / Tribune News Service Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson sets up a fourth-quarter touchdown against Oklahoma in the Capital One Orange Bowl at SunLife Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015. Clemson won, 37-17.

Watson is key prospect to watch for Browns fans

Dan Armelli September 5, 2016

Heading into the NFL regular season, the Browns have five major points to be excited about.The first is that Josh Gordon is back for the final twelve games of the season and as long as he stays out of...

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Gymnastics team paints the rock in support of Warren

Dan Armelli April 19, 2016

When Kent State President Beverly Warren announced she had breast cancer on April 7, the university's gymnastics team knew its job.“We were all just talking in the gym and (later) in the locker room...

Senior center Khaliq Spicer fights for position against University of Akron’s sophomore forward Kwan Cheatham at James A. Rhodes Arena on Friday, March 4, 2016.

Men’s basketball starts MAC journey at home

Dan Armelli March 6, 2016

The Kent State men’s basketball team will begin their road to Cleveland, Ohio, against Bowling Green State University.The fifth-seeded Flashes will battle the 12th-seeded Falcons for the rights to play...

Fifth-year starter Mike DePalma grapples for position in the clinch against Justin Oliver of Central Michigan University on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 at the M.A.C. Center.

MAC Wrestling Tournament day two: Mike DePalma wins MAC Title

Dan Armelli March 6, 2016

One day after upsetting University of Missouri's top-seed No. 4 Lavion Mayes, Kent State’s fifth-year senior Mike DePalma did it again, this time to extend the Flashes’ streak to 11-straight years...

The Kent State sidelines react as redshirt freshman Devin Nye attempts to pin his Central Michigan University opponent on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 at the M.A.C. Center.

Wrestling’s Big 3 to usher out winning legacy together

Dan Armelli March 2, 2016

After 2012-13 wrestling season, Kent State suffered the departures of guys like national champion Dustin Kilgore and national qualifiers Stevie Mitcheff, Casey Newburg and Keith Witt.However, head coach...

Guard Galal Cancer shoots the go-ahead free throw to give Kent State the win against Northern Illinois University on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at the M.A.C. Center.

Hall and Spicer’s second half not enough as turnovers plague Flashes

Dan Armelli February 13, 2016

The Kent State basketball team knew how to beat Eastern Michigan: They had done so earlier in the season after a dominating second half, even after they turned the ball over 18 times.Coming into their...

Kent State fifth year wrestler Tyler Buckwalter flips a wrester from Old Dominion University during a meet at the MACC on Jan. 24, 2016. The Flashes won the Meet 25-13.

Wrestling streaks with seven straight wins

Dan Armelli February 7, 2016

The Kent State wrestling team had a week off last week to prepare for a brutal back-to-back road trip against Northern Illinois and Northern Iowa.Coach Jim Andrassy said the whole team benefited from the...

Members of the Kent State wrestling team run drills during practice in the M.A.C. Annex on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. The team will take on Northern Illinois University on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.

Wrestling coming off productive bye week

Dan Armelli February 2, 2016

The Kent State wrestling team took some time off last week while also focusing on areas that they normally wouldn’t be able to.“The one thing that’s different is you don’t have to worry about your...

Kent State fifth-year wrestler Tyler Buckwalter flips a wrester from Old Dominion University during a meet at the M.A.C. Center on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. The Flashes won the meet, 25-13.

Wrestling team wins rematch versus Old Dominion

Dan Armelli January 24, 2016

Some of the Kent State wrestling team’s older wrestlers have suffered tough losses over the past few weeks. However, underclassmen have been able to step up and help deliver its fifth-straight dual win. Two...

Redshirt junior wrestler and economics major Chance Driscoll.

Wrestling and gymnastics: Balancing team and the individual

Dan Armelli December 9, 2015

At the Ohio Duals, dawn of the wrestling season in November, Chance Driscoll sat in one of the coaches’ chairs, calling out instructions to Kent State wrestlers. Driscoll isn’t a coach, he’s a member...

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