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Kent Wired

Joel Nielsen, the Kent State University athletic director, watches the Kent State womens basketball team play Purdue Fort Wayne on Nov. 16, 2019.

Nielsen will not seek to extend AD contract, set to leave June 30

After over a decade as director of athletics for Kent State, Joel Nielsen will not seek to extend his contract with the university.Nielsen’s current contract is set to expire on June 30, at which point...

Bridget Dunn signed with Kent State womens basketball from Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana. Nov. 12, 2020.

Athletes sign letters of intent to become Golden Flashes

The early signing period for 2021-22 freshman athletes began today, and Kent State brought in plenty of new talent this year. Over a dozen athletes across six sports signed letters of intent to become...

Huck, Scali shut down offense at Maverick Classic

Amanda Levine Sports editor February 16, 2020

Kent State softball’s ability to capitalize on errors and elite pitching performances helped secure a 4-1 performance at the Maverick Classic in Arlington, TX this weekend. The Flashes’ strong pitching...

Kent State junior Sydney Anderson rounds the bases as Pitt shortstop Olivia Gray catches a fly ball during the Flashes 6-4 loss on April 18, 2018.

Flashes end nonconference schedule with loss at Pitt

Chad Flannery May 1, 2018

Despite a two-home run day by senior Emily Dobbin, Kent State (26-20, 12-8 Mid-American Conference) dropped its final nonconference game to Pittsburgh (29-16-1) by a score of 14-4.Dobbin lead the way offensively...

Kent State celebrates its second win of the day against Buffalo on April 21, 2018. The Flashes swept the doubleheader, winning both games, 10-2 and 13-1.

Flashes secure 15th straight MAC Tournament appearance with Bowling Green sweep

Chad Flannery April 29, 2018

For the Kent State softball team, its current success couldn’t have come at a better time.The Flashes won their last six games, sweeping conference opponents Buffalo and Bowling Green. Their most recent...

Madi Huck hurls a pitch against Buffalo on April 21, 2018. The Flashes swept Buffalo in a three-game series, each win coming from the run-rule after five innings. 

Flashes dominate Buffalo in weekend sweep

Chad Flannery April 22, 2018

The Kent State softball team took the field this weekend with green ribbons in their hair to honor Cara Neumann, a fan of the team, who passed away earlier this year after losing her battle with cancer....

Kent State junior Sydney Anderson rounds the bases as Pitt shortstop Olivia Gray catches a fly ball during the Flashes 6-4 loss on April 18, 2018.

Flashes’ comeback effort against Pitt falls short despite Speers grand slam

Chad Flannery April 18, 2018

Kent State took the field against Pittsburgh with an almost entirely different lineup than usual.None of the regular starters were in the lineup; instead, Kent State relied on their reserves to start the...

Kent State’s Madi Huck throws the ball to Hunter Brancifort at first base for the out during the Flashes 1-0 victory over Western Michigan on March 24, 2018.

Flashes conference struggles continue after weekend series loss against Miami

Chad Flannery April 14, 2018

Although all losses are tough, the close ones are always the toughest.“In the second game, we had a lot of opportunities in the last two innings of regulation and in extra innings,” Kent State coach...

Junior Jen Cader swings during the first game of Kent States doubleheader against Ohio on April 11, 2018. The Flashes lost, 4-2.

Ohio sets new MAC record in doubleheader sweep of Flashes

Amanda Levine April 11, 2018

Pitching again proved to Kent State softball’s (19-6, 5-6 Mid-American Conference) downfall Wednesday, as the Flashes dropped a doubleheader to Ohio (22-13, 10-1 MAC). The Flashes were outscored, 26-9,...

Kent State sophomore pitcher Olivia Sborlini comes in for relief on March 24, 2018. The Flashes won the first game of the doubleheader against Western Michigan, 8-7, in extra innings.

Flashes back above .500 in MAC after series win at Ball State

Chad Flannery April 8, 2018

The phase of the game that has been the downfall of Kent State softball for most of the season was the key to the Flashes’ success this weekend.In her two appearances, sophomore pitcher Madi Huck shut...

Eric Oakley was hired as Kent States softball coach in June 2016. 

Kent State softball gears up for the playoff push

Chad Flannery April 4, 2018

As Kent State Softball approaches the homestretch of its regular season, coach Eric Oakley couldn’t be happier with where his team stands.“Of course there is always room for improvement, but I believe...

Kent State’s Madi Huck throws the ball to Hunter Brancifort at first base for the out during the Flashes 1-0 victory over Western Michigan on March 24, 2018.

Kent State softball falls to .500 in MAC play after series loss to Toledo

Chad Flannery April 1, 2018

Despite a prolific offensive weekend, the Kent State softball team was unable to turn the success at the plate into victories.Kent State went 30-for-86 on the weekend, posting a .349 team average, and...

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