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Coach Starkey poses with his son, Drew, and daughter, Brooke, during a basketball practice in Kent States M.A.C. Center. Brooke graduated from Kent State in 2021.

Women’s basketball coach describes son being ‘Outer Banks’ star

Kelsie Horner, Digital Tech February 23, 2023

The Netflix-original show "Outer Banks" premiered its third season Thursday at 3 a.m. The show features Drew Starkey, the son of Kent State’s women’s basketball coach Todd Starkey, as its main villain. Outer...

Linsey Marchese (33) works in the post against the University of British Columbia during Kent State’s 2019 trip to Canada. Aug. 11, 2019.

Starkey staying positive despite women’s basketball COVID-19 shutdown

Gina Butkovich Managing editor November 20, 2020

COVID-19 issues have shut down women’s basketball practice, but coach Todd Starkey said he still feels positive about his 2020-2021 team. “From what I understand, just about every team has had some...

The Kent State women’s basketball team celebrates with the Kent State fans after winning 72-66 against Buffalo in a quarterfinal game at the Rocket Mortgage Field House in Cleveland on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. 

Women’s basketball looks forward to returning to play

Kathryn Rajnicek Sports reporter November 7, 2020

The Kent State women’s basketball team began official practices on Oct. 14 for the first time since its season was cut short following a victory over Buffalo in the Mid-American Conference tournament. Kent...

Alexa Golden drives past Butlers Kristen Spolyar in the second half of Kent States WNIT Second Round matchup. Golden scored 11 points in her final game for Kent State. March 23, 2019.

Alexa Golden rising rapidly on Kent State’s coaching staff

Kathryn Rajnicek Sports reporter October 15, 2020

Alexa Golden played her last game on Kent State University women’s basketball team on March 23, 2019. She finished with 11 points and eight rebounds in 38 minutes played during the team’s 70-52 loss...

Asiah Dingle enters transfer portal after two seasons at Kent State

Women’s basketball sophomore guard Asiah Dingle announced Thursday afternoon on Twitter she will be transferring out of Kent State.“Thank you to Kent State for giving me the opportunity to experience...

Women’s basketball drops last game of regular season to Buffalo

Gina Butkovich Reporter March 7, 2020

Kent State women’s basketball ended the regular season with a 14-point loss to Buffalo. The 58-72 loss was the team’s first loss since a 58-71 loss against Central Michigan on February 19.The Flashes...

Blackford, Shumate offensive perfomance not enough in Kent State’s loss to Toledo

Amanda Levine Sports editor February 1, 2020

Kent State women’s basketball kept up with the University of Toledo in the first quarter Saturday afternoon, with both the Flashes and Rockets scoring 17 points.But a 22-point third quarter helped propel...

Freshman guard Katie Shumate (14) goes for a layup during the womens basketball game on Jan. 29, 2020. Kent State University won against Ball State University 69-68. 

Carter scores game winner in first start back from mono

Kathryn Rajnicek Sports reporter January 29, 2020

With 10 seconds to go against Ball State Wednesday night, redshirt senior guard Megan Carter grabbed a loose ball, crossed behind her defender and drove toward the basket. She trickled the ball over the...

Redshirt senior Megan Carter (31) is guarded by an opposing team member during first half action on Sat. Jan. 25, 2020. Kent State lost 57-44 against the University at Buffalo.

Women’s basketball snaps three game win streak against Buffalo

Amanda Levine Sports editor January 25, 2020

Kent State women’s basketball gained the lead with 9:29 left in the second quarter and kept it until 8:12 left in the fourth quarter. The Flashes slowly watched their lead diminish against the University...

Duquesne’s high-powered offense snaps Flashes’ winning streak

Gina Butkovich November 29, 2018

Shaky first and fourth quarters against Duquesne (3-3) resulted in a 77-72 loss for Kent State (3-3).Duquesne hit 4 straight 3-pointers to start the game and then held the lead for all of the first quarter....

Kent State senior forward Jordan Korinek and coach Todd Starkey share an embrace after being subbed out of the Flashes 72-50 loss against Buffalo in the MAC Tournament March 7, 2018.

Flashes bow out of MAC tournament after 26 turnovers

Ian Kreider March 7, 2018

Turnovers have been an issue all season for the Kent State women’s basketball team, never more apparent than in its season-ending 72-50 loss to Buffalo on Wednesday.Buffalo (26-4, 17-2 Mid-American Conference)...

Kent State sophomore guard Megan Carter dribbles during the Flashes 80-76 overtime win against Toledo on March 5, 2018. Carter scored a game-high 24 points off the bench to lead the Flashes to a first-round Mid-American Conference tournament victory.

Flashes erase 17-point deficit to advance to MAC quarterfinals

Ian Kreider March 5, 2018

The Kent State women’s basketball team found itself in a familiar position — losing by double-digits in the second half — during its 80-76 overtime win at Toledo in the first round of the Mid-American...

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