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University investigation finds Linder should have reported player’s alleged sexual assault

Jimmy Miller February 11, 2016

A report Kent State Title IX interim coordinator Pamela Fitzgerald filed to Athletic Director Joel Nielsen in January found that if former softball coach Karen Linder hadn’t resigned in August, the Office...

Former Kent State softball player alleges rape in lawsuit

Stephen Means and Ian Flicklinger February 9, 2016

Senior integrated health studies major Lauren Kesterson, a former Kent State softball player, filed a civil lawsuit alleging she was raped by the son of former softball coach Karen Linder. Kesterson also...

Board of Trustees increases 16-credit hour cap to 18, waits to set in-state tuition

Jimmy Miller and Emily Mills June 4, 2015

Kent State’s Board of Trustees voted to push the threshold of the credit hour cap from 16 to 18 credit hours and not raise undergraduate in-state tuition pending the release of the state budget in its...

Kent State head coach Rob Senderoff reacts as Jimmy Hall makes a basket during the first half of the MAC Tournament game against the University of Akron on Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Quicken Loans Arena. The Flashes fell to the Zips, 53-51.

Men’s basketball coach gets five-year contract extension

Jimmy Miller May 20, 2015

Kent State announced men’s basketball coach Rob Senderoff signed a five-year contract extension on Sunday, extending his tenure through the 2020-2021 season.In a press release, Senderoff thanked Athletic...

Kent State seeks consulting firm’s aid to evaluate athletic program

Richie Mulhall January 21, 2015

As the ever-changing landscape of Division I collegiate athletics continues to evolve, Kent State wants to see how it matches up to the competition, both on and off the field.In order to do this, the university...

Fans endure the cold at the Wagon Wheel against Akron on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 at Dix Stadium. The Flashes defeated the Zips, 27-24.

KSU football seeks outside financial aid to stay in FBS

Richie Mulhall December 11, 2014

Another Kent State football season is in the books, and the ceaseless fight for the Flashes to stay in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision persists.For many mid-major universities stuck in the FBS like...

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Kent State prepares for two new two new VPs

Marissa Barnhart December 4, 2014

A search committee of faculty, administrators and Kent State community members have decided on finalists for the university’s next leader of fundraising efforts.Two candidates will visit campus to be...

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

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...

Richie Mulhall is the sports editor of The Kent Stater. Contact him at

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...

Kent State begins search for new VP

Marissa Barnhart September 3, 2014

Kent State University has started the search to find its next fundraising and alumni relations leader.In a university-wide email, Kent State President Beverly Warren announced that a search committee has...

Kent State wrestling team to take part in National Duals

Michael Mann February 13, 2014

The Kent State wrestling team (10-9) will take a trip to Columbus this Sunday for the first round of the National Wrestling Coaches Association, or NWCA, National Duals.The Flashes will look past the recent...

LeftonGroup principals

LeftonGroup offers consulting in higher education issues

Maddie Winer December 13, 2013

Six months before retirement, Kent State President Lester Lefton is set to offer his expertise elsewhere.As the presidential search committee has narrowed down candidates for the top job at Kent State,...

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