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Kent Wired

Junior guard Megan Carter attempts a layup against Buffalo’s tight defense during the second half on March 13 2019, Kent State lost, 85-52.  

The battles of Megan Carter

Gina Butkovich Sports editor November 20, 2019

When 14-year-old Megan Carter went up for a jump shot at AAU basketball practice, she landed awkwardly on her knee.It hurt every day for three months.She sat with her dad in the doctor’s office, waiting...

Ron Jones, a member of the Akron-Canton Proud Boys, tends to their table that displays a collection of guns.

O’Rourke calls for change during campus visit

Wearing a gray and yellow Kent State hat, U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke addressed a crowd on Risman Plaza Wednesday evening. The presidential candidate talked on issues ranging from gun control to...

Joel Nielsen is the athletic director of Kent State University.

Athletic director Nielsen apologizes for Kent State stopping field hockey game

Gina Butkovich September 9, 2019

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association issued a statement condemning Kent State’s actions on Saturday, and Joel Nielsen released a statement of apology.  On Saturday, Kent State stopped a NCAA...

The University of Maines field hockey team released a statement on Twitter.

Kent State calls off field hockey game for football game

Gina Butkovich September 7, 2019

Updated on Sept. 9 to include official responses from the University of Maine Director of Athletics Ken Ralph, Temple University's Director of Athletics Dr. Patrick Kraft and the National Field Hockey...

Sophomore forward Luisa Knapp collides with Michigan State goalkeeper Jade Arundell during an unsuccessful penalty corner. The Golden Flashes lost 0-1 to Michigan State University Sunday. 

Field hockey beats Saint Francis, loses to Michigan State

Gina Butkovich September 2, 2019

Less than four minutes in the third period was all it took for Michigan State to capitalize on a penalty corner and for Kent State to lose their first game of the very young season. “I think we just...

Kent State sophomore midfielder Vital Kats and senior defender Paige Culver prepare to take a free kick during the second half of their matchup against Butler on Aug. 16, 2018. Butler won, 3-1.

Soccer’s season ends at hands of Ohio

Gina Butkovich October 28, 2018

Kent State’s (10-7-2, 6-4-1 MAC) soccer season came to an end Sunday after a 2-1 loss against Ohio (8-7-3, 6-3-2 MAC) in the quarterfinal round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament.The game was...

Kent’s Cameron Shedenhelm protects the ball from Ball State’s Nicky Potts Friday Sept. 28, 2018. Shedenhelm scored the only goal for the Flashes making the score 1-0.

Flashes go winless in two MAC games

Gina Butkovich October 14, 2018

The Kent State’s women’s soccer team (8-6-2, 4-3-1 Mid-American Conference) had a busy weekend, playing Friday at Bowling Green and Sunday at Toledo, with its offense struggling in both games.Bowling...

Kent players Cameron Shedenhelm celebrates with teammate Maddie Holmes after Shedenhelm scored the flashes only goal. Kent beat Ball State 1-0.

Flashes secure first conference win of the season

Gina Butkovich September 30, 2018

The Kent State soccer team (6-5-1, 2-2 Mid-American Conference) had a successful weekend, taking home two wins in conference matchups.Kent State 1, Ball State 0The Flashes started the weekend off against...

Kent State sophomore midfielder Vital Kats tries to win the ball away from Butlers Gabby Smith during the first half of their matchup on Aug. 19, 2018. Butler beat the Flashes, 3-1.

Kent State soccer struggles in conference opener

Gina Butkovich September 23, 2018

The Kent State soccer team (4-5-1) had a tough weekend, dropping both of its conference-opening matchups despite having plenty of opportunities.Eastern Michigan 2, Kent State 0Kent State kicked off Mid-American...

Kent State defender Yasmine Hall evades Morehead State defender Abby Timm during the second half of the Flashes matchup against Eagles. Hall recorded two goals in the Flashes three two victory on Sept. 7, 2018.

Flashes’ second half performance propels them to double OT win

Gina Butkovich September 13, 2018

With a 2-1 double overtime win against Syracuse, the women's soccer team (4-3-1) defeated the “Power Five” team for the second year in a row.This is the first game the team has played since a senior...

Kent State defender Yasmine Hall evades Morehead State defender Abby Timm during the second half of the Flashes matchup against Eagles. Hall recorded two goals in the Flashes three two victory on Sept. 7, 2018.

Hall’s brace leads Kent State soccer to senior day win

Gina Butkovich September 7, 2018

The Kent State women’s soccer team (3-3-1) got two goals from Yasmine Hall in a 3-2 victory over Morehead State University (1-6-0) on senior day.The five seniors, Ashleah McDonald, Miranda Lambert,...

Kent State sophomore midfielder Vital Kats and senior defender Paige Culver prepare to take a free kick during the second half of their matchup against Butler on Aug. 16, 2018. Butler won, 3-1.

Kent State women’s soccer swept in weekend matches

Gina Butkovich September 3, 2018

It was a rough weekend for the Kent State women’s soccer team (2-3-1), as they dropped both games they played at North Carolina Wilmington.North Carolina Wilmington 4, Kent State 1The Flashes opened...

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