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Stephen A. Smith speaks to students regarding adversity at the KIVA on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015.

ESPN’s most intense analyst: Stephen A. Smith

Stephen A. Smith’s opening line perfectly summed up his entire night at Kent State: “You asked for me, you got me.”There’s no unedited or altered version of Smith — the real-life version is the...

Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden, right, celebrates with offensive lineman Joe Thomas after he completed a 95-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to Josh Gordon against Jacksonville at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Cleveland, Ohio. The Jaguars defeated the Browns, 32-28. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal/MCT)

Browns keep Joe Thomas despite discussions with Denver, make no moves at trading deadline

Joe Thomas is still a member of the Cleveland Browns.The eight-time Pro Bowl left tackle, who’s played 8,443 straight snaps to start his career, was the subject of intense rumors as the 4 p.m. trade...

Richie Mulhall is a junior multimedia news major. Contact him at rmulhal1@kent.edu.

Guest Columnist: Pro athletes should not run the show

Richard Mulhall March 10, 2015

Last week, the Denver Nuggets broke a huddle with a chant that suggested they had given up on their coach, fans and abysmal season, per an ESPN report by Patrick Dorsey.The Nuggets, who will enter tonight’s...

Richie Mulhall is a multimedia news major and the sports editor of The Kent Stater. Contact him at rmulhal1@kent.edu.

Commentary: ESPN, MAC contract case closer to being cracked, but remains unsolved

Richie Mulhall October 8, 2014

Is the ESPN, MAC contract a secret?I asked this question when I requested a copy of the new 13-year, more than $100 million contract between ESPN and the Mid-American Conference from all six of the Ohio...

Maggie Wachtel is a sophomore public relations major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact her at mwachte2@kent.edu.

Opinion: Why ESPN was wrong in suspending Bill Simmons

Maggie Wachtel October 2, 2014

ESPN suspended sports columnist Bill Simmons in late September after making what were deemed inappropriate comments aimed at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Simmons does a podcast for ESPN titled “The...

Richie Mulhall is the sports editor of The Kent Stater. Contact him at rmulhal1@kent.edu.

Commentary: ESPN, MAC contract a secret?

Richie Mulhall September 21, 2014

Back in August, the MAC and ESPN reached a 13-year rights extension deal through the 2026-27 season, the longest in the conference’s 68-year history. As the Columbus Dispatch reported, the new television...

ESPN and the MAC agree to 13-year rights extension

Ray Strickland August 25, 2014

The Mid-American Conference and ESPN reached a 13-year rights extension deal through the 2026-27 season, the longest in the conference’s 68-year history.The announcement was made Aug. 19 during a joint...

Our view: ESPN, rethink your priorities

Kent Stater editors August 24, 2014

ESPN anchor Neil Everett was clearly upset by his network’s excessive coverage of Johnny Manziel and Braxton Miller and the lack of coverage of Jason Bitsko’s death.In a rare moment for any professional...

Gameday anlyst and 1991 Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard speaks at the second annual M.A.L.E. Innitiate Conference in the Student Center on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Howard spoke about his experiences in college and wanted young men to understand that it makes you smarter, not dumber, to ask for help and use the reasources available.

Former Super Bowl MVP inspires students at Initiative Conference

Michael Lopick March 9, 2014

Desmond Howard was ridiculed growing up because of his short stature, but he never let others limit him. He went on to be the MVP of Super Bowl XXXI.“When I was young I was always small and people always...

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