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OPINION: Are we cultivated to be entertained 24/7?

Gregory Hess Opinion Writer March 10, 2021

On the surface, we are creatures of habit and engagement. The former being an ever-growing concern in the younger generations over the older generations as we go into this new decade after the 2010s. As...

OPINION: Brandon’s World – NFL is king over NBA and MLB

Brandon Lewis Columnist October 30, 2020

With a presidential election among us and a virus ripping through the world, cable news ratings are up 72% in 2020.The same cannot be said for sports.The 2020 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers...

OPINION: Brandon’s World – Where do Indians go from here?

Brandon Lewis Columnist October 13, 2020

If there was a word to describe the 2020 Cleveland Indians, the word would be inconstancy.The team started off hot, winning five of their first seven games. In their next nine games, their record was 5-4....

Kent State represented by four alums in MLB postseason

Nicholas Pedone Sports reporter October 4, 2020

Major League Baseball’s 60-game regular season has concluded and four Kent State baseball alumni have advanced to the postseason.Kent’s baseball program led the Mid-American Conference by a wide margin.The...

Former Kent State pitcher Eli Kraus delivers a pitch against Buffalo at Schoonover Stadium on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Kent State won 9-1.

Pitching Coach Mike Birkbeck helps players at baseball and life

John Conley September 8, 2019

Legendary Kent State pitching coach Mike Birkbeck, former player Eli Kraus said, has a style “you won’t understand until you’re on a team that Birkbeck coaches.”“When you come to Kent, you’re...

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OPINION: Crowding the mound

Dante Centofanti February 13, 2019

Every sport in America has its own distinct and creative traits that make it unique. When it comes to baseball, it’s clear that its biggest defining trait is patience. While baseball has its own flaws...

Cleveland Indians Roberto Perez, left, and Cody Allen celebrate a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Cleveland. The Indians set the American League record with 21 consecutive wins.

Kent State students have mixed reactions about Chief Wahoo removal

Austin Mariasy January 30, 2018

The Cleveland Indians announced Monday, Jan. 29 they will remove the controversial Chief Wahoo from its uniform starting in the 2019 season.The announcement has received mixed reactions. Many Cleveland...

Opinion: Give the NFL a rest and enjoy MLB postseason

Matt Poe October 6, 2015

The NFL has turned into one of the largest and most profitable corporations in the world. A survey conducted by the Harris Poll proclaimed the NFL the most popular league for its 30 consecutive year. Although...

Our View: Sports Illustrated curse not enough to deter Cleveland optimism

KS Editors April 8, 2015

When Sports Illustrated announced its Major League Baseball World Series picks on March 27, Cleveland fans were abuzz as the major media outlet put its confidence in the Cleveland Indians to win the league’s...

Paul DePodesta, The New York Mets VP of Player Development, scouting entrepreneur, and primary subject of the book and movie Moneyball, answers questions from the press and Kent States student media during a press conference held in the Smith Board Room in the University Center at Kent State Stark prior to his speaking engagement Tuesday Oct. 7, 2014.

‘Moneyball’ speaker visits KSU Stark

Kianna Bugglin October 8, 2014

NORTH CANTON — The baseball-themed, Oscar-nominated 2011 film Moneyball is based on a true story of real-life people with one exception: Peter Brand.Paul DePodesta, whom the character of Brand was based...

Pirates beat Reds 8-7 in suspended game

Joe Kay, Associated Press April 15, 2014

CINCINNATI — After all those home runs and an overnight delay, it was settled by a single.Andrew McCutchen doubled and came around on Russell Martin’s single in the seventh inning on Tuesday, giving...

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