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Successful shootout keeps field hockey in first place heading into final regular-season MAC battle

James Goddard, Reporter October 27, 2022

A shootout is nerve-wracking, field hockey coach Kyle DeSandes-Moyer said. But it’s a challenge her team was ready for Sunday. “We practice shoot outs every practice,” she said. “We felt...

Win, tie or bust: In regular-season finale, soccer will face conference leader for a shot at MAC tournament

Jacob Shondel, Reporter October 27, 2022

The top six teams make the Mid-American Conference tournament, and Kent State’s soccer team earns a spot with a win or tie in its final conference game. Thursday, the Flashes face Buffalo – the...

Redshirt junior Sincere Carry reacts during the Kent State mens basketball teams win over Ohio in the semifinals of the MAC tournament in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday, March 11.

Kent State moves onto the championship game to take on Akron

Jacob Hansen, Reporter March 12, 2022

The Kent State’s basketball team controlled the paint to advance to the finals of the Mid-American Conference tournament. KSU won 67-61 over Ohio University and has now won 14 straight games. “That’s...

Volleyball ends season in sweep by WMU, Flashes will miss playoffs

Jimmy Oswald Sports Reporter March 28, 2021

The Kent State volleyball team began their season with a historic six game win streak.Halfway through the season the Flashes sat at 8-1 and looked poised to make a run at the Mid-American Conference Tournament. But...

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 looks forward to returning to play

Kathryn Rajnicek Sports reporter November 7, 2020

The Kent State women’s basketball team began official practices on Oct. 14 for the first time since its season was cut short following a victory over Buffalo in the Mid-American Conference tournament. Kent...

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...

Kent State senior Antonio “Booman” Williams [4] drives to the basket against Akron at James A. Rhodes Arena on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. Kent State lost 79-76.

Williams’ shot selection, Santiago’s emergence, previewing Flashes’ first round matchup

Ian Kreider Sports reporter March 8, 2020

Kent State’s rest and recent lineup changes could provide a different outcome on Monday night against Eastern Michigan. Here are five factors to watch heading into Kent State’s first round matchup:Driving...

Freshman Giovanni Santiago [11] makes a layup to give Kent State a 65-50 against Bowling Green on Mar. 3, 2020. Santiago scored six points on 3-for-3 shooting in 23 minutes. Kent State won 83-69. 

Pippen’s career-high, Williams and Beck’s contribution help Flashes sweep Bowling Green

Ian Kreider Sports reporter March 4, 2020

Junior forward Danny Pippen tweaked his ankle after a rebound with 15:45 left.Less than 20 seconds later, he picked up an offensive foul and was subbed out. After an evaluation and time to gain his compussure,...

Lawson, Mally help Flashes secure third place at MAC Tournament

Amanda Levine Sports editor March 1, 2020

The men’s track and field Mid-American Conference Tournament looked almost identical to the 2019 championship.This year, redshirt junior TJ Lawson came into the MAC Tournament as the top-ranked athlete...

Kent State senior Jordan Hardison celebrates with her team after a successful performance on the balance beam during Kent State Universitys Beauty and the Beast double meet event for gymnastics and wrestling on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.

Flashes continue hot streak in road victory

Scott Lendak March 4, 2017

After delivering a nearly perfect floor routine, Kent State junior Rachel Stypinski thought of her teammates as they cheered her on.“I get a lot of extra energy from my teammates during my routine,”...

Redshirt freshman Kyle Conel wrestles Jackson Lewis of CMU in the MACC on Sunday Feb. 14. Conel won 6-3. Kent beat CMU 18-17.

Wrestling showcases depth as postseason approaches

Dan Armelli February 16, 2016

With the upcoming Mid-American Conference Tournament looming in March, the Kent State wrestling team is coming off arguably its most important contests of the year.Even with two of the current three NCAA...

Junior middle blocker Bridget Wilhelm hits the ball around the block during a game against Western Michigan on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. The Flashes won, 3-1.

Volleyball preps for final regular-season road trip

Jimmy Miller November 5, 2014

Last fall, freshman outside hitter Kelsey Bittinger led Strongsville High School to a 20-5 record, its first district title and a berth in the Elite Eight in the state tournament.Just one year later, Bittinger...

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