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Sincere Carry (center right) attempts to get a 2-point-shot past three Indiana defenders at Kent States March Madness matchup against Indiana Mar. 17.

‘We weren’t at our best’: Men’s basketball season ends with loss to Indiana

Jacob Shondel, Reporter March 18, 2023

All season Kent State men’s basketball team has found success in creating turnovers and scoring points off of them.  The Flashes (28-7) came into Friday's first round of the NCAA Tournament, averaging...

Sincere Carry (left) weaves a difficult la-up past defender Trayce Jackson-Davis (center right) at Kent States March Madness matchup against Indiana Mar. 18.

Men’s basketball season ends at the hand of Indiana in NCAA Tournament

Jacob Shondel, Reporter March 18, 2023

Kent State's men’s basketball team fell to Indiana (23-11) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The last time the Flashes (28-7) won a tournament game was in 2002. On the season, KSU averaged...

The Kent State mens basketball team reacts to their seeding in the NCAA Tournament at Water St. Tavern in Kent, Ohio, Sunday. Kent State played UCLA as a 14 seed in the South region in 2017.

Men’s basketball gets back to dancing – six years later

Jacob Shondel, Reporter March 16, 2023

After six years, the Kent State men’s basketball team is back in the NCAA tournament. Assistant coach Jon Fleming and graduate student Kevin Zabo went from being players to now working under coach...

Mens basketball coach Rob Senderoff smiles at the gathered crowd as he heads down to the buses from the MAAC as the team heads to New York for the NCAA tournament March 15, 2023.

‘Send(er)-off’ to the dance: Men’s basketball heads to March Madness tournament

Jacob Hansen, Sports Editor March 15, 2023

A crowd of around 40 fans waited for the men’s basketball team – now Mid-American Conference champions – to head to the bus departing for the NCAA March Madness tournament Wednesday. People surrounded...

The Kent State Men’s basketball team set up in an offensive formation against UT during the MAC Tournament Championship  March 11, 2023. They would win the game 93-73.

Preview: Basketball vs Indiana in NCAA tournament

Jacob Hansen, Sports Editor March 14, 2023

On March 15, 2001, the No. 13-seed Kent State men’s basketball team defeated No. 4-seed Indiana University 77-73. Nearly 22 years later, No. 13-seed Kent State will look to repeat history, taking...

OPINION: After 2 games, men’s basketball is on track to bring March Madness back to Kent

Dante Centofanti Sports writer December 8, 2020

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is early. Just two weeks into this unique college basketball season and our Golden Flashes have already had two of their four scheduled games cancelled against Alcorn State...

The Kent State rock on front campus was painted again Tuesday morning with the words ITS OK BE NICE! The new words covered ITS OK TO BE WHITE, which was painted overnight. 

Kent State rock painted several more times; students harassed while painting

Nathan Mehring Chris Ramos September 8, 2020

Kent State’s front-campus rock has been re-painted several times since it was painted with the message “Blacks have no home here” on Monday, Sep. 7.The message was originally replaced with “Hate...

Senior athletes speak about seasons ending because of COVID-19

Amanda Levine Sports editor April 26, 2020

Senior softball player Vanessa Vodan found out from a social media post by the NCAA that her senior season was over. Her heart stopped and she prayed it wasn’t true. Vodan was in her room in an off-campus...

Tanner headshot

OPINION: Tourney before the tourney

Tanner Castora February 24, 2019

When it comes to college athletics, I swear the word I hear most is some form of the word “fair.” “These college athletes should be paid, it’s not fair!”“The college football playoff leaves...

Drew Taylor

March Madness: It’s crazy to not pay the athletes

Drew Taylor March 18, 2018

As a lover of college basketball, this month is probably my favorite month of the year. March Madness is here, and it’s as crazy as ever.From Loyola-Chicago’s buzzer-beater against Miami to Buffalo’s...

Matt Poe

Opinion: I may win my bracket pool, and I’m freaking out

Matt Poe March 29, 2017

Get in here and shut the door behind you. Hurry up, dammit!OK, have a seat — I’ve got something I need to disclose.Dear reader, I am in unprecedented territory during this year’s March Madness. Every...

Editorial cartoon: March Madness

Courtesy of Tribune Content Agency. Photo by Drew Sheneman.

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