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Athletic department’s ‘fundraising arm’ raises most funds in five years

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 22, 2022

The Golden Flashes Club, the athletic department’s annual donors, raised its highest amount of money since 2017 in its first full year after the COVID-19 pandemic. The group’s 2,300 donors, who...

The Kent State mens basketball team reacts to Carrys record breaking performance in its win over Central Michigan in Kent, Ohio on Tuesday, Feb. 22. 

Men’s basketball shoots for 12th straight win and MAC regular season title

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor March 3, 2022

The last time the Kent State men’s basketball team faced the University at Buffalo it lost 64-51. The Flashes dropped to 4-4 in the Mid-American Conference and were 9-9 overall. They were tied for fifth...

Redshirt freshman VonCameron Davis dribbles the ball during the Kent State mens basketball loss to West Virginia in Morgantown, West Virginia on Sunday, Dec. 12.

Men’s basketball wins seventh-straight game after win over Toledo

Jacob Hansen Reporter February 15, 2022

The Kent State men's basketball increased its win streak to seven Tuesday, sweeping the season series against Toledo.KSU won 72-59 against the former first-place Rockets. The loss knocked Toledo out of...

Katie Shumate (14), junior guard on Kents womens basketball team, scored 21 points against Central Michigan University. Feb. 2, 2022.

Women’s basketball remains undefeated in February after strong defensive performance

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor February 12, 2022

After the Kent State women’s basketball team lost to Northern Illinois on Jan. 26 to fall to 2-6 in conference play, coach Todd Starkey said that February would be “our month. We’re going to be really...

Rachel DeCavitch gracefully ascends the balance beam to start off her routine during the gymnastics meet against Rutgers and Cornell University on Jan. 28, 2022.

Gymnastics continues to set season-high scores despite first consecutive losses of the season

Isabella Schreck Reporter February 12, 2022

The Kent State gymnastics team reached season bests in three events Friday and for the second consecutive meet topped its highest score of the year.Despite the big numbers, the Flashes fell short of a...

Giovanni Santiago prepares to make a shot during the Kent State mens basketball teams win over Eastern Michigan in Kent, Ohio on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2022.

Men’s basketball score 55 second half points to win its fourth straight game

Jacob Hansen Reporter February 5, 2022

After struggling in the first half, the Kent State basketball team couldn’t seem to miss for the team’s fourth straight win. Kent State defeated Eastern Michigan University 90-71, improving to 13-9...

Members of the Kent State gymnastics team cheer during the Blue and Gold exhibition meet in Kent, Ohio on Sunday, Dec. 12. 

Gymnastics hosts Blue and Gold meet before regular season begins after break

Isabella Schreck Reporter December 12, 2021

The Kent State gymnastics team showcased its routines to the public for the first time this season in its Blue and Gold exhibition meet Sunday in the M.A.C. Center.Now, the Flashes will take a 15-day break...

Jon Fleming, Kent State mens basketball director of player development, poses for a portrait in the M.A.C. Center on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

Walk-on to coach: How Jon Fleming moved from one seat on the bench to another

Ian Kreider Sports reporter March 26, 2020

In May 2013, Jon Fleming lay in bed in Fishers, Indiana, wondering if his dreams to play college basketball were exhausted. He had set records for assists in a game and a season at Fishers High School,...

Senior Troy Simons (3) celebrates after scoring during the second half against Eastern Michigan on Mar. 9, 2020. Kent State won 86-76 allowing them to move on to the Quarterfinals.

Kent State beats the zone, moves on to quarterfinals.

With his team up six, and 49 seconds to play, Kent State men’s basketball’s Mitch Peterson grabbed a rebound under his own basket.The senior guard was immediately trapped by two defenders from Eastern...

Senior Philip Whittington (25) goes up for a shot against Akron at the M.A.C.C. on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Whittington finished with 11 points and grabbed five offensive rebounds. He scored the game-winning layup with 20 seconds left to give Kent State the 68-67 win.

Whittington’s go-ahead layup gives Kent State its third straight win, five takeaways from Kent State’s win over Akron

Ian Kreider sports reporter February 1, 2020

Senior forward Philip Whittington checked into the game for the first time in nearly six minutes.He stood near the hoop ready for senior guard Antonio Williams to drive. Williams drove hard to the rim,...

Kent State women’s basketball improves to 3-2 in the MAC

Amanda Levine Sports editor January 18, 2020

Miami University took a 75-74 lead with 55 seconds left in the game. It was the first time the Redhawks had the lead since the first quarter when they were up 6-5. Going into the fourth quarter, the Kent...

Senior Ashley Makruski, number 16, goes up for a spike during the Ohio University game. The Flashes lost 0-3.

Flashes Volleyball drops to 0-4 in MAC, look for first conference win in Buffalo

Nicholas Pedone Sports reporter October 6, 2019

With a 6-3 record just a few weeks ago, Kent State’s volleyball team was off to its best start since 2014.Since then, the Flashes have only walked away with a victory one time, owning a 7-9 record so...

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