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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

Cameron Shendenhelm, who led the soccer program in goals last season, makes a move on the ball during a Kent State soccer game in October 2021. 

Quarter century of kicking it: Soccer program celebrates 25th anniversary

John Hilber, Reporter December 6, 2022

In 1997, Colleen Marcum faced a tough task: leading Kent State’s first-ever varsity women’s soccer team. Before the creation of the varsity team, the university only offered a club soccer team that...

Kent State running back Gavin Garcia, who is now a sophomore on the team, breaks a tackle during his run downfield Sept. 17, 2022 against Long Island. Kent State won the match 63-10.

Athletic department, football program earn big bucks from tough non-conference matchups

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor November 18, 2022

Kent State will be paid $5.2 million by January 2023 for playing – and losing to – three football teams from the Power 5 conferences: No. 1-ranked Georgia, then-No. 7 Oklahoma and the Pac-12’s Washington. That...

The Kent State mens basketball team reacts to Carrys record breaking performance in its win over Central Michigan in Kent, Ohio on Tuesday, Feb. 22.

Men’s basketball shoots for 12th straight win and MAC regular season title

Jimmy Oswald, Sports Editor March 3, 2022

The last time the Kent State men’s basketball team faced the University at Buffalo it lost 64-51. The Flashes dropped to 4-4 in the Mid-American Conference and were 9-9 overall. They were tied for fifth...

The Kent State mens basketball team reacts to Carrys record breaking performance in its win over Central Michigan in Kent, Ohio on Tuesday, Feb. 22. 

Men’s basketball shoots for 12th straight win and MAC regular season title

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor March 3, 2022

The last time the Kent State men’s basketball team faced the University at Buffalo it lost 64-51. The Flashes dropped to 4-4 in the Mid-American Conference and were 9-9 overall. They were tied for fifth...

Kent States Jenna Hellstrom gets tangled up with Toledos Gabby Epelman while chasing after the ball during a game Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The Flashes won 3-0.

The Hellstrom era: Canadian sisters leave their mark on KSU soccer

Cole Oswald Reporter February 14, 2022

While Jenna Hellstrom was busy becoming one of the greatest players in Kent State soccer history from 2013 to 2016, her younger sister Karly was attempting to create her own path without following in her...

Members of the Kent State field hockey team huddle up during a match. 

Coming to America: KSU’s international atmosphere

Jacob Hansen Reporter February 6, 2022

Freshman Jersey Hasenbos graduated from high school in the Netherlands before she had even heard of Kent State or thought about playing field hockey in the United States.  Now she’s an up-and-coming...

Amelia Perdue with both her parents at a volleyball tournament she participated in when she was in high school.

Like mother, like daughter: How 4 KSU athletes followed their mothers into Division I sports

Pilar Lewis Sports Reporter May 18, 2021

For decades, sons have followed their fathers into athletics. Before they played in the National Football League, Peyton Manning starred at University of Tennessee and Eli Manning played at University...

Brianne Tierney has been head coach of the Kent State women’s lacrosse team since the program was launched in 2016.

The halo effect: Building a lacrosse hotbed from scratch

Owen MacMIllan Sports Reporter April 22, 2021

The inaugural season of the Mid-American Conference’s women’s lacrosse league is approaching an end, marking a huge step forward for the spread of women’s lacrosse in the Midwest. Lacrosse is...

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,...

Matthew Trickett starts the scoring in the fourth quarter with a 45-yard field goal to extend Kent State’s lead to 23-3.

Trickett leaving Kent State football program

Owen MacMillan Sports Reporter February 2, 2021

Two-time all Mid-American Conference first team kicker Matthew Trickett announced on Twitter yesterday that he will enter the transfer portal and leave Kent State.This is a blow to the Kent State football...

OPINION: After 2 games, men’s basketball is on track to bring March Madness back to Kent

Dante Centofanti Sports writer December 8, 2020

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is early. Just two weeks into this unique college basketball season and our Golden Flashes have already had two of their four scheduled games cancelled against Alcorn State...

Coach Zack Nowack talks with the Kent State D3 Ice Hockey team at the Kent State Ice Arena. Sept. 19, 2019. 

KSU, local hockey teams struggle with ice arena closure

Sean Blevins Sports reporter October 22, 2020

The closing of the Kent State Ice Arena has left Kent State University and other hockey and figure skating teams in limbo. The facility was closed indefinitely Sept. 25 as part of the university’s plan...

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