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‘We’re a better football team’: Knights slay Flashes in big way in opening week

John Hilber, Reporter September 1, 2023

The first game in the “KentGRIT” era did not produce the best result. “Not the start we wanted, but I’m proud of the way the team competed in the first half,” coach Kenni Burns said. “It’s...

Football falls to UCF in first game of season

John Hilber, Reporter August 31, 2023

Kent State, now 0-1, lost to UCF (1-0) 56-6 Thursday night in Orlando. KSU totaled 240 yards for the game, averaging 3.5 yards per play, while UCF had 723 yards and averaged 8.9 yards per play. Quarterback...

Coach Paul Haynes reacts to a Bowling Green score during the Kent State vs. Bowling Green game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. The Flashes lost 48-0.

Flashes add fourteen on signing day

Eric Pitcher February 3, 2016

It was a big day for the Flashes football team as they added 14 high school seniors to their roster on Wednesday, Feb. 3, making for a total of 16 new scholarship players thus far. These player range...

Kent State to pay former football coach $112,000 for contract breach

Richie Mulhall April 29, 2015

Sometimes in the courtroom, what goes around comes around.Nearly four months after a divided state court of appeals upheld a $1.2 million judgment for Kent State against Ford over a breach of contract,...

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Kent State football player Jason Bitsko died of enlarged heart, coroner said

Richie Mulhall December 23, 2014

The Portage County Coroner's Office ruled that Kent State football player Jason Bitsko died as a result of having an enlarged heart, the Ravenna Record-Courier reported Dec. 23.Bitsko's death, which appeared...

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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Opinion: Heart of a Golden Flash

Richie Mulhall December 1, 2014

Ordinarily, I am not a big fan of the word “adversity.”As an avid sports fan and sports editor of The Kent Stater, I constantly hear athletes using the term “adversity” to describe their seasonal...

The Flashes celebrate after winning the Wagon Wheel game against Akron on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 at Dix Stadium. The final score was 27-24.

All’s well that ends well

Richie Mulhall November 28, 2014

Box Score Team 1 2 3 4 TOTAL Akron 7 0 10 7 24 Kent State 13 0 7 7 27 Despite an overall bitter 2014 season, the Kent State football team ended the year not...

Flashes aim to beat rival Akron in battle for Wagon Wheel

Taylor Rosen November 27, 2014

After spending four long days in Buffalo’s treacherous weather conditions last week, and not not even having a game to show for it, the Kent State football team has grown hungry.The Flashes hope to hoist...

Kent State sophomore wide receiver Ernest Calhoun returns a kickoff after Bowling Green scored their second touchdown at Doyt Stadium on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. The Flashes lost the game 30-20 bringing their record to 1-9.

Flashes to battle Buffalo Wednesday night

Taylor Rosen November 16, 2014

The Kent State football team aims to bounce back from last week’s discouraging 20-30 loss at Bowling Green State University and pick up its second win of the season in what will be the second-to-last...

Kent State junior defensive line Nate Terhune hangs his head after Bowling Green scored its second touchdown to make it 14-0 at Doyt Stadium on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. 

Falcons squeak past Flashes

Taylor Rosen November 13, 2014

Box ScoreIn a blink of an eye, the Kent State football team found themselves down two scores just nine minutes into Wednesday night’s game against the Bowling Green Falcons.The Flashes did fight back...

The University of Toledo runs a play against the Kent State during the game Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. The Flashes lost 20-30.

Flashes return home, fall to Toledo

Taylor Rosen November 5, 2014

In what was a rainy and windy night at Dix Stadium, the Kent State football team fell behind early on in the game, and never made a game of it as the Flashes lost their second consecutive game to Toledo,...

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