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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Historic run for women’s rugby concludes

Kyle Samec November 22, 2015

The historic season for the Kent State women’s rugby club team ended Saturday morning in the Elite Eight matchup with the University of Connecticut, as mental errors and a lack of intensity proved fatal...

Women’s rugby pushes forward after playoff win

Kyle Samec November 18, 2015

The Kent State women’s rugby club team was victorious in the playoffs for the first time — under coach Jeff Horton — and won the Mid-American Conference for a third consecutive year.With this accomplishment...

Women’s rugby wins playoff match versus Michigan

Kyle Samec November 16, 2015

The Kent State women’s rugby club team proved this season is different from the previous two: It won a playoff game Sunday night at Dix Stadium against the University of Michigan in the round of 16 of...

A Kent State womens rugby player tries to break through a Central Michigan defenders tackle to score a try during their game at Dix Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Kent state went on to win big against Central Michigan with a final score of 81-10.

Women’s rugby blows out Maryland

Kyle Samec November 8, 2015

By dominating the University of Maryland on Saturday, the Kent State Women’s Rugby Club demonstrated why they deserve to be in the Division I fall playoffs and the Mason-Dixon Conference next fall.“We...

Sophomore Holly Chesnick tries breaking free with the ball during the Kent State womens rugby game against Central Michigan at Dix Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Kent state won big against Central Michigan with a final score of 81-10.

Women’s rugby faces Maryland in season finale

Kyle Samec November 4, 2015

As Kent State women’s rugby club team travels to Maryland this weekend for its season finale, sophomore Colleen Carroll can’t wait for another reason.“I’m excited to face a team from my home state...

Kent State womens rugby junior Michaela Williams tackles a Devenport player during their 57-0 loss on Saturday, October 31, 2015.

Women’s rugby plays tough, loses to Davenport

Kyle Samec November 1, 2015

Davenport University is the No. 1 team in Division II women’s rugby, according to the Goff Rugby Report. Underdog Kent State stayed with the Panthers for the majority of the game, but fell victim...

Kent States Casey Smith tries to break through several Central Michigan defenders during the last Kent State Mens Rugby home game of the season on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Kent State fought hard to tie the match in the second half, but let in two late tries to lose 28-14.

Men’s rugby ends season with a loss

Kyle Samec November 1, 2015

Now that Kent State Men’s Rugby Club team is finished with its first season as a Division I (D1) team, it goes into the offseason looking to improve upon certain skills.“Basic skills like passing,...

Sophomore Holly Chesnick tries breaking free with the ball during the Kent State womens rugby game against Central Michigan at Dix Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Kent state won big against Central Michigan with a final score of 81-10.

Women’s rugby moves to new conference

Kyle Samec October 28, 2015

Facing tougher competition helps any team gain valuable experience, no matter what the sport is. The Kent State women’s rugby club team is joining the Mason-Dixon Conference next fall in order to do...

A Kent State women’s rugby player tries to break through a Central Michigan defenders tackle to score a try during their game at Dix Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Kent State went on to win big against Central Michigan with a final score of 81-10.

Women’s rugby looks to extend win streak to three

Kyle Samec October 18, 2015

The Kent State women’s rugby club has momentum going into this Saturday’s match against Central Michigan University.The bye week was needed, however, the team had to learn some new phases of rugby...

A Kent State men’s rugby player fights for possession of the thrown in ball during their game against Ohio University at Dix Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Kent State only scored a single try during the match, losing to Ohio University 30-5.

Men’s rugby loses in first home game of year

Kyle Samec October 18, 2015

The rugby match between the Kent State Flashes and Ohio University Bobcats can be summed up in the words shouted by someone on the Flashes’ sideline: “It’s a s--- show.”“(Lack of) defensive (organization)...

Ian Brooks on Manchester Field on Oct. 8, 2015.

Ian ‘Stoney’ Brooks: A passion for rugby that goes beyond playing

Kyle Samec October 18, 2015

Ian “Stoney” Brooks’ short rugby career has taken him through two states in the span of four years: From a high school team around Pittsburgh, to the Pittsburgh Harlequins club team, then playing...

Men’s rugby earns first win against Ball State

Kyle Samec October 11, 2015

The Flashes finally got one in the win column on Saturday, after turning first-half momentum into a second-half scoring outburst against Ball State.“First half we were adjusting, second half we came...

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