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Kent Wired

Kent State coach Sean Lewis looks toward the scoreboard during Kent States game against Illinois at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. The Flashes lost 31-24.

Kent State suspends football operations, cancels spring showcase

Ian Kreider Sports reporter March 11, 2020

Kent State football announced all football operations will be suspended until April 12 in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The spring showcase scheduled for April 11 is canceled,...

Senior Antonio “Booman” Williams (4) makes a shot giving the Flashes a 7-3 lead against Eastern Michigan on Mar. 9, 2020. Kent State won 86-76 allowing them to move on to the quarterfinals. Williams was the second highest scorer with a total of 18 points.

Kent State solves Eastern Michigan’s zone en route to season-high assist total

Ian Kreider Sports reporter March 9, 2020

'All it takes is four games, we’ve already got one of ‘em' Before senior guard Troy Simons dunked the ball to give Kent State an 82-74 lead with 44.2 seconds left, the Flashes had to solve Eastern...

Kent State coach Sean Lewis accepts the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl trophy after the Flashes beat Utah State 51-41 on Dec 19. 2019.

Kent State will play three Power 5 programs for third straight season, schedule only five home games

Ian Kreider Sports reporter February 26, 2020

The confetti from Kent State’s first bowl win in program history has finally settled. The Flashes announced their full 2020 schedule Wednesday afternoon.The Flashes will open with four of their first...

Senior Philip Whittington (25) goes up for a shot against Akron at the M.A.C.C. on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Whittington finished with 11 points and grabbed five offensive rebounds. He scored the game-winning layup with 20 seconds left to give Kent State the 68-67 win.

Whittington’s go-ahead layup gives Kent State its third straight win, five takeaways from Kent State’s win over Akron

Ian Kreider sports reporter February 1, 2020

Senior forward Philip Whittington checked into the game for the first time in nearly six minutes.He stood near the hoop ready for senior guard Antonio Williams to drive. Williams drove hard to the rim,...

Antonio Williams (4) goes up for a layup against Toledos Luke Maranka (12) on Jan. 28 at the M.A.C.C.

“Mamba mentality: We stand together and we stay mentally strong”: Five takeaways from Kent State’s 21-point comeback win at Toledo

Ian Kreider Sports reporter January 28, 2020

Kent State reverted to bad habits over the first 12 minutes of the game. The Flashes settled for pull-up jump shots instead of penetrating for easier looks.They allowed Toledo to score inside with little...

Graduate linebacker Matt Bahr tackles a Kennesaw State University player in Kent States first home game on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The Flashes beat Kennesaw State 26-23 in overtime.

Kent State Football grabs first win behind Crum’s final drive, Trickett’s kicking

Ian Kreider September 7, 2019

For most of Saturday’s game, the Kennesaw State triple-option gauged Kent State’s defense for big plays, eventually forcing overtime.That changed on a fumbled pitch to running back Shaquil Terry which...

TEMPE, AZ - AUGUST 29: Kent State Golden Flashes wide receiver Isaiah McKoy (23) catches a touchdown pass during the college football game between the Kent State Golden Flashes and the Arizona State Sun Devils on August 29, 2019 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

Limiting triple option, improving offensive efficiency will be key against Kennesaw State

Ian Kreider September 4, 2019

Defensive assignments will be key against a run heavy Kennesaw State. “You have to make sure that you’re gap sound and assignment sound so that you’ve got a dive player, a quarterback player and...

TEMPE, AZ - AUGUST 29: Kent State Golden Flashes wide receiver Isaiah McKoy (23) catches a touchdown pass during the college football game between the Kent State Golden Flashes and the Arizona State Sun Devils on August 29, 2019 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

Barrett, offense struggle in season opener

Ian Kreider August 30, 2019

Junior quarterback Woody Barrett fumbled on the opening play from scrimmage.Four drives later, coach Sean Lewis benched the junior quarterback in favor of junior Dustin Crum for the rest of the first half.“I...

Several Kent State players warming up before the start of the fall scrimmage before that start of the season on Aug. 19 2019. 

High-octane offense, improved depth highlight Flashes’ scrimmage

Ian Kreider August 19, 2019

Coach Sean Lewis did not publicly declare a winner after Kent State’s open scrimmage Monday.“I have to check the tape before I truly know that,” Lewis said with a smile. “But the offense seemed...

Jan. 25, 2019 - Jaylin Walker shoots over Dontay Caruthers of Buffalo during the Friday game.

Men’s basketball game against WMU rescheduled for Feb. 14

Ian Kreider January 30, 2019

For the second time this week, the Midwest’s inclement weather has impacted the Kent State men's basketball team.The Flashes Thursday night matchup, against Western Michigan has been moved to Feb. 14...

Kent States Antonio Williams reaches for the ball during the match against Ohio University on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

Walker breaks all-time three-point record as Flashes secure second conference win

Ian Kreider January 15, 2019

Kent State men's basketball senior guard Jaylin Walker knocked down his 248th career three-pointer with 4:59 left in the first half of their Tuesday night matchup against Ohio University to give Kent State...

Coach Todd Starkey argues with the referees about calls he believes his players are not getting during the quarter-finals of the MAC Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Kent State lost 67-63.

Modkins, defense earn Starkey his 200th win

Ian Kreider November 20, 2018

200 wins.A feat that coach Todd Starkey has now eclipsed.“To be honest with you I had forgotten about it,” Starkey said. “It makes me think about all of the players I’ve coached over the years....

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