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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

Kent State students celebrate as the mens basketball team scores during the final half of the game against Akron on Jan. 19, 2024.

PREVIEW: Men’s basketball v. TSDTR

Jacob Shondel, Sports Editor February 22, 2024

When the Kent State men’s basketball team takes the court against Mid-American Conference leader Akron, it will look to avenge its 77-71 loss Jan. 19.  All-time, the Flashes (13-13, 6-7 MAC) lead...

Sophomore Corynne Hauser on offense against two Eastern Michigan University players during the womens basketball game on Jan. 24, 2024.

‘Hopefully this stings’: Women’s basketball falls short against Ohio

Emily Lowen, Reporter February 22, 2024

The Kent State women’s basketball team went on an 8-0 scoring run, which was capped off by junior forward Bridget Dunn, tying the game at 77-77 with 18.8 seconds remaining. However, a foul on the...

Chris Payton Jr. on defense during the game on Nov. 30, 2023.

Men’s basketball second-half struggles snap MAC winning streak

Matt Franos, Reporter February 21, 2024

Kent State was looking to build on a three-game Mid-American Conference win streak but was halted in Athens by losing to Ohio 63-57. On Jan. 16, the Bobcats (14-12, 8-5 MAC) defeated KSU 71-64 and have...

Kent State Golden Flashes huddle during the womens basketball game against Eastern Michigan on Jan. 24, 2024.

RECAP: Looking back: What did the women’s basketball preseason poll get right?

Demetri Manousos, Reporter February 21, 2024

As the regular season is beginning to wind down and teams are fighting for seeding in the MAC tournament, let’s see how accurate the coaches’ preseason predictions were. No. 1 Ball State Cardinals...

Kent States mens basketball team huddles together during the 2nd half of the game against NIU on Feb. 17, 2024.

RECAP: Looking back: What did the men’s basketball preseason poll get right?

Demetri Manousos, Reporter February 20, 2024

As the college basketball regular season winds down, now is a good time to look at the Mid-American Conference standings and see if they align with the coaches' preseason predictions.  No. 1 Akron Zips...

Kent State sophomore Josh Boggan wins his wrestling match on Feb. 16, 2024.

Too little too late: Wrestling can’t find comeback despite heavyweights’ late spark

Andrew Gold, Reporter February 18, 2024

Six matches into the Kent State wresting team's competition Friday, the team was down 22-3 to Central Michigan with four matches to go. The team (5-15, 1-6) took three of the meet's final matches,...

Sophomore guard Dionna Gray fights for a basket during the game against ODU on Feb. 10, 2024.

Fourth-quarter onslaught guides women’s basketball past Central Michigan

Emily Lowen, Reporter February 18, 2024

The Kent State women’s basketball team had an off week after losing to Old Dominion 82-76 on Feb. 10. Many players have been out with injuries, and the Flashes have had different starting lineups and...

Kent State mens basketball heads for the victory bell after they beat Northern Illinois University at home 85 to 47 on Feb. 17, 2024.

Men’s basketball puts the leash on visiting Huskies

Matt Franos, Reporter February 17, 2024

After a week of rest, the Kent State men’s basketball team returned to action by dominating Northern Illinois, 85-47. “Great win for us, certainly we needed it,” coach Rob Senderoff said. “It...

Kent State freshman Adan Benavidez pins Ohio University freshman Bryce Skinner during the meet on Feb. 10, 2024.

‘Our goal is to continue to get better and continue to fight’: Wrestling falls to Ohio in ‘Grudge Match’ after hot start

Andrew Gold, Reporter February 12, 2024

The Kent State wrestling team returned home to the M.A.C. Center and fell to the Ohio University Bobcats 34-15 on Friday. “We have a really young team,” coach Jim Andrassy said. “We’ve never...

The womens basketball team huddles during the game Wednesday night against the Western Michigan Broncos on Feb. 7, 2024.

Jenna Batsch’s career-high 25 points leads women’s basketball past visiting Western Michigan

Emily Lowen, Reporter February 8, 2024

On Jan. 31, junior forward Jenna Batsch scored her second-fewest points of the season when the Kent State women’s basketball team lost to conference-leading Ball State 57-46. Wednesday, at the M.A.C....

Kent State forward Jenna Batsch heads towards the basket in the game against Western Michigan Broncos on Feb. 7, 2024.

Women’s basketball rolls to victory behind Jenna Batsch’s career-high 25 points

Jacob Shondel, Sports Editor February 8, 2024

The Kent State women’s basketball team defeated Western Michigan 70-57 Wednesday night at the M.A.C. Center behind junior forward Jenna Batsch’s career-high 25 points.  After starting the game,...

Junior Jenna Batsch going for the layup against Eastern Michigan University during the womens basketball game on Jan. 24, 2024.

Women’s basketball heading into the final stretch

Emily Lowen, Reporter February 8, 2024

So far this season, the Kent State women’s basketball team is 13-6 overall and 8-2 in the Mid-American Conference.  Coming into the season, the Flashes were projected to finish third in the MAC in...

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