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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

Head coach Kenni Burns leads the team to the tunnel before the Northern Illinois game on Nov. 25, 2023.

Burns excited for upcoming football season

Matt Franos, Reporter May 3, 2024

In coach Kenni Burns' first year as head coach of Kent State football, the team went 1-11.  Burns came from Minnesota, where he was the assistant head coach. He had to work through a sudden change...

Redshirt Sophomore Starting Pitcher Rocco Bernadina lets loose a breaking ball during the Golden Flashes 27-0 blowout of Youngstown State on March 12, 2024.

Baseball drops heartbreakers, salvages last game against Bobcats

John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor March 19, 2024

The Kent State baseball team scored 15 runs in one inning on Sunday, taking the last game of a three-game series against Ohio University. KSU used the inning to avoid a sweep and took the last game...

Sophomore Macy Irelan pitches in the game against Youngstown on March 13, 2024.

Softball wins first home game of season, extends winning streak to 4

Robyn Taylor, Reporter March 14, 2024

The Kent State softball team captured its first home win Wednesday, defeating Youngstown State 2-1. The Flashes (11-8) have beaten YSU in seven out of the ten games all-time.  The first inning began...

AJ Burkhart, Kent State graduate student, faces his opponent in the wrestling meet against Central Michigan University on Feb. 16, 2024.

One-point decisions prove costly as wrestling falls in season finale

Andrew Gold, Reporter February 23, 2024

The Kent State wrestling team came out on the losing side of three one-point decisions — a critical nine-point scoring swing — in matches that could have told a completely different story. With...

Poor first round dooms men’s golf in first spring season tournament

John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor February 15, 2024

The Kent State men’s golf team turned in its lowest-ranking finish in almost a year to start its spring season at the Hal Williams Collegiate tournament in Mobile, Alabama. The Flashes had a slow...

Sophomore guard Dionna Gray fights for a basket during the game against ODU on Feb. 10, 2024.

Women’s basketball falls to Old Dominion despite late double-digit lead

Kelsie Horner, Assistant Managing Editor February 11, 2024

The Kent State women’s basketball team’s line-up saw some changes as it fell to Old Dominion University in the second round of the Mid American Conference-Sun Belt Conference basketball challenge Saturday.  The...

Kent State forward Jenna Batsch heads towards the basket in the game against Western Michigan Broncos on Feb. 7, 2024.

Women’s basketball rolls to victory behind Jenna Batsch’s career-high 25 points

Jacob Shondel, Sports Editor February 8, 2024

The Kent State women’s basketball team defeated Western Michigan 70-57 Wednesday night at the M.A.C. Center behind junior forward Jenna Batsch’s career-high 25 points.  After starting the game,...

Sophomore Logan Doyle (Left) alongside Freshmen Caleb White (Right) competing in Mens 60 Dash Prelim on Jan. 27, 2024.

Kent State’s track and field continues success at Doug Raymond Invitational

Robyn Taylor, Reporter January 29, 2024

The two-day Doug Raymond Invitational track and field meet yielded great success for the Kent State men’s and women’s track teams inside the Kent State University Field House.  Coach Nathan Fanger...

Kent State teammates congratulate junior guard Mike Bekelja following a made three-pointer during the Akron game on Jan. 19, 2024.

Men’s basketball bounces back in overtime

Matt Franos, Reporter January 24, 2024

After starting its Mid-American Conference schedule 2-4, the Kent State men’s basketball team escaped Bowling Green with a 90-84 overtime win Tuesday. In the team's previous game against Akron, junior...

EMU Fall Classic ends Kent State cross country’s regular season

Robyn Taylor, Reporter October 26, 2023

Kent State's cross country team traveled to Dexter, Michigan, to compete in the EMU Fall Classic Saturday at Hudson Mills Metropark. Both the men's and women’s teams ran a 5K.  The first Flash...

Midfielder Alisa Arthur (11) fights to keep it away from Western Michigan midfielder Heidi Thomasma (21) and defender Mira Pierre-Webster, with a waiting Siena Stambolich being defended by Olivia Bruinik on Oct. 19, 2023.

Offense erupts as soccer clinches MAC Tournament

Matt Franos, Reporter October 22, 2023

Kent State’s soccer team needed a win Sunday to clinch its spot in the Mid-American Conference tournament.  The Flashes halted their two-game losing streak by scoring the most goals in a game this...

Kent State responds to ‘unintended’ UCF social media post

John Hilber, Reporter September 3, 2023

The University of Central Florida made headlines following the team’s victory against Kent State 56-6 Thursday – but it was not because of the team’s victory. In a since-deleted social media post...

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