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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...

Margaret McKinley is the executive senior associate director of athletics/senior woman administrator at the University of Cincinnati.

Final candidates announced for Kent State athletic director

Emma Andrus Reporter March 31, 2021

The final candidates for the position of Kent State Director of Athletics were announced in an email from President Todd Diacon Wednesday. The three candidates for the position are Margaret McKinley,...

The Kent State womens basketball team celebrates their win against Ohio University to clinch the MAC East Conference regular season championship. Mar. 4, 2020. 

Kent State winter sports will have no fan attendance

Owen MacMillan November 19, 2020

There will be no fan or family attendance at Kent State sporting events for the winter season during the 2020-21 season.Only participating athletes and coaches, gameday university personnel and members...

Kent State’s football team celebrates after defeating Akron last season. Oct. 12, 2019.

Back in MACtion: Kent State football to play in the fall

Owen MacMillan Sports editor September 25, 2020

Mid-American Conference football teams will take the field this fall following the MAC Council of Presidents’ unanimous vote today to reverse their decision to postpone the football season.The council...

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

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,...

Former Kent State Field Hockey Coach Kathleen Wiler sued the university in federal court.

Former field hockey coach files lawsuit against university for gender, pay discrimination

Amanda Levine Sports editor March 6, 2020

Editor's Note: Kathleen Wiler resigned in February 2019, ahead of Kent State field hockey's 2019 season.Former Kent State field hockey coach Kathleen Wiler sued the university in federal court Tuesday...

Q&A: President Todd Diacon

KentWired Staff February 14, 2020

Editor’s note: KW interviewed President Todd Diacon Feb. 13, 2020. The following transcript has been edited for length and clarity.KW: What did we learn from the spring 15-day numbers compared to the...

Kent State Director of Athletics, Joel Nielsen, attends the mens home opener basketball game Nov. 6, 2019. 

Delays, lack of action in Title IX investigation lead to female employee’s departure

The unwanted notes of affection in the shape of little cut-out notes, direct messages on Facebook and pieces of candy left on and inside Lyndsey Maurer’s desk in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation...

Sean Lewis addresses the audience at his first press conference as Kent State football coach Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Lewis, 31, is the youngest head football coach in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Kent State introduces Sean Lewis as new football coach

Cameron Hoover December 21, 2017

There was always something about Kent State that interested Sean Lewis.During his time at Bowling Green as a wide receivers coach in 2014 and co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2015, Lewis...


Finding stability on the court

Henry Palattella November 5, 2017

It was a hazy afternoon in June 2007 when Merissa Barber-Smith’s mother sat her four children down in the living room of their house on the South Side of Chicago.“Kids,” she told them, “we’re...

Senior Josée Doyon and junior Maddy Mullins practice at the Kent State Golf Course on Feb. 3, 2016.

Kent State opts to close financially failing golf course

Nick Buzzelli January 17, 2017

Before Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed Executive Order 2015-01K in February 2015, the average cost of tuition for one of the state’s 14 public four-year institutions was approximately $10,100 per year —...

Photo courtesy of Adriona Murphy University President Beverly Warren speaks during a board of trustees meeting Tuesday, Dec 7.

Board of Trustees discuss MAC Center renovations

Andrew Atkins December 7, 2016

“Aging but unique” — that’s how Kent State’s Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen described the M.A.C. Center in a Board of Trustees meeting discussing possible renovations for the facility Wednesday...

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