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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

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...

A bittersweet end to a banner season for women’s basketball

Just like that, it was over.Less than 24 hours after the women’s basketball team advanced to the Mid-American Conference Tournament semifinals, Kent State’s hope for an NCAA Tournament bid vanished.“I...

The Kent State women’s basketball team celebrates with the Kent State fans after winning 72-66 against Buffalo in a quarterfinal game at the Rocket Mortgage Field House in Cleveland on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. 

Women’s basketball advances to MAC Tournament semifinals

Last year, Kent State took on Buffalo in the Mid-American Conference Tournament quarterfinals, and Kent State lost by 33 points.One year later, the Flashes found themselves in the same position, but with...

Women’s basketball heads to Cleveland for MAC Tournament this week

Last season, Kent State ‘s starters missed one game combined because of injury and illnesses.This season, the Flashes starting five missed five games and lost a key bench player early in Mid-American...

Head coach Todd Starkey swings from the net after he cuts it down on Mar. 4, 2020 to celebrate Kent State Womens basketball becoming the MAC East champions. Kent State University womens basketball beat Ohio University 81-77.

Women’s basketball tops Ohio University, clinches MAC East title

Kent State 81, Ohio 77, the scoreboard read.Redshirt senior guard Megan Carter climbed up the ladder beneath the basket, grabbed the scissors and cut a piece of the net down.“I’m so happy,” Carter...

Senior Megan Carter (31) runs down court during the first half of game against Miami University on Sat. Feb. 22, 2020. She had the highest scoring points of 21, with 10 rebounds. Kent State University won 80-75 against Miami University.

Confidence, resilience and leadership sum up Megan Carter

Redshirt senior guard Megan Carter’s resilience and leadership shaped her into the player she is today.“She’s a good leader through leading by example,” sophomore forward Lindsey Thall said. “If...

Women’s basketball tops Bowling Green in 2OT

Kathryn Rajnicek Sports reporter February 29, 2020

Freshman guard Katie Shumate received the inbounds pass from redshirt senior guard Megan Carter. Shumate dribbled toward the basket, was double teamed and passed the ball to cutting freshman forward Nila...

Senior Megan Carter [31] scores a basket making the score 18-12 against Miami University on Sat. Feb. 22, 2020. Kent State University won 80-75 against Miami University.

Women’s basketball hangs on to beat Miami at home

Kathryn Rajnicek Sports reporter February 22, 2020

With 4:58 to go, redshirt senior guard Megan Carter grabbed her 10th rebound, achieving her first career double-double in Kent State’s 80-75 win over Miami on Senior Day.“I actually surprised myself...

Thall’s confidence and leadership contribute to 100 block accomplishment

Kathryn Rajnicek Sports reporter February 21, 2020

With 3:49 to go in the fourth quarter during last Saturday’s 87-68 win against Toledo, sophomore forward Lindsey Thall blocked her 100th career shot becoming the third person in Mid-American Conference...

Women’s basketball falls to Central Michigan on the road

Kathryn Rajnicek Sports reporter February 19, 2020

Kent State was tied with Mid-American Conference leader Central Michigan 25-25 after the first quarter. Each team was shooting at least 50 percent. The rest of the game, the Flashes shot 29 percent, and...

Andrew Yang

Bloomberg February 11, 2020

Andrew Yang, founder of Venture for America and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, stands on stage during the Democratic presidential candidate debate in Miami, Florida, U.S., on Thursday, June 27,...

Flashes set to take on MAC favorite Ohio University

Kathryn Rajnicek Sports reporter February 6, 2020

Kent State’s women’s basketball team will hit the road to take on Mid-American Conference East Division leader Ohio University at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Athens.“Our biggest challenge would probably...

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