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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Men’s basketball battles back and forth with nation’s No. 2 team

Jacob Shondel, Reporter November 27, 2022

Kent State's men’s basketball team had allowed 60 points per game going into Saturday's contest with No. 2 Houston. The Cougars averaged 79 points in their previous five games of the season. The...

Kent State redshirt senior Miryne Thomas takes a shot as Chicago States Arol Kacuol attempts to block him.

Men’s basketball dominates defensively with program-record performance

Jacob Shondel, Reporter November 20, 2022

On the season, the Kent State men’s basketball team has averaged 20 points per game off turnovers.  Saturday at the M.A.C. Center, the Flashes scored a season-high 38 points off turnovers, defeating...

Power forward Miryne Thomas goes up for the And-1 in Kent State’s 94-68 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff state on Wednesday afternoon.

Men’s basketball remains unbeaten after quick turnaround this week

Jacob Shondel, Reporter November 16, 2022

This season, Kent State men’s basketball opponents have shot 40% or worse from the field. Wednesday at the M.A.C. Center was no different when the Flashes held Arkansas-Pine Bluff to 40% shooting. “I...

Kent State redshirt sophomore VonCameron Davis leaps into a shot at the basket during the game against Portland University on Nov. 14, 2022.

Best start in three seasons: Men’s basketball is 3-0 after silencing Portland’s offense

Jacob Shondel, Reporter November 15, 2022

Led by its defense again, the Kent State men's basketball team earned its third consecutive early-season win. “It started in the first half on the defensive side of the ball tonight,” coach Rob...

Second-half surge: Men’s basketball dominates defensively in successful season opener

Jacob Shondel, Reporter November 8, 2022

Shooting 54.2% from the field, the Kent State men’s basketball team defeated Northern Kentucky 79-57 in its season opener Monday. “We played a really good second half, and our defense was great all...

Soccer falls to conference leader for ‘disappointing’ end to season

Jacob Shondel, Reporter October 28, 2022

When Kent State’s soccer team took the field Thursday, the Flashes needed to beat or tie Buffalo to earn a spot in the Mid-American Conference tournament. The Bulls defeated KSU2-0 at Zoeller Field. Kent...

Win, tie or bust: In regular-season finale, soccer will face conference leader for a shot at MAC tournament

Jacob Shondel, Reporter October 27, 2022

The top six teams make the Mid-American Conference tournament, and Kent State’s soccer team earns a spot with a win or tie in its final conference game. Thursday, the Flashes face Buffalo – the...

Soccer gets ‘comfortable,’ finishing with its third-straight tie as end of regular season nears

Jacob Shondel, Reporter October 24, 2022

Less than 25 minutes into the soccer team’s final road game of the season, Kent State was already losing 2-0. The Flashes scored twice in the last third of the game to tie Central Michigan 2-2. “We...

Kent State freshman midfielder Kelsey Salopek steps into a kick during her soccer teams game against Ball State Oct. 21, 2022.

‘Sheer heartbreak’: With two conference games to go, soccer ties it up yet again

Jacob Shondel, Reporter October 21, 2022

Kent State’s soccer team has depended on its defense all season long. Thursday at Zoeller Field, coach Rob Marinaro said his defense was “great” in his team’s 0-0 tie with Ball State. “The...

Kent State and Toledo fans come to Glass Bowl Stadium to watch the Flashes take on the Rockets. Toledo won the game 52-31.

OPINION: KentWired’s sports department takes on Toledo’s Glass Bowl Stadium with flair

Sports Department October 17, 2022

Saturday, a few reporters from the KentWired sports department took our first field trip together to the University of Toledo vs. Kent State football game at Glass Bowl Stadium. The drive was about...

‘We didn’t give enough effort’: Soccer falls short, tying with eighth-ranked conference team

Jacob Shondel, Reporter October 17, 2022

In the program's previous six matchups, Kent State’s soccer team had not allowed a goal from Northern Illinois. The Flashes had won seven consecutive matches against the Huskies. Thursday in Illinois,...

‘He deserves it’: In 22nd season, coach Marinaro gets 200th win after defeating defending MAC champion

Jacob Shondel, Reporter October 15, 2022

Once the final whistle sounded at Thursday’s soccer match, coach Rob Marinaro had just recorded 200 career wins. Standing at midfield with his players, he watched a video of former players and family...

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