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Julian Edelman, wide receiver for the New England Patriots, with the integrative studies degree he received at Kent State’s One University Commencement held May 11, 2019 at Dix Stadium.

Super Bowl MVP, Kent State quarterback Julian Edelman retires

Owen MacMillan Sports Editor April 12, 2021

One of the most decorated and famous athletes to ever take the field as a Golden Flash appears to be hanging up his cleats.Former New England Patriot, three-time Super Bowl champion and Super Bowl LIII...

Coach Sean Lewis posted this statement urging the MAC to reconsider the postponement of the fall football season to the spring, Sept. 17.

Kent State football players push for fall season

Nicholas Pedone Sports reporter September 19, 2020

When Kent State’s football team became one of the first Division I programs to cancel their spring practices out of precaution for the COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainty loomed around Dix Stadium.“The...

KSU Head Football Sports Performance coach Jeff Sobol addressing the team after the fall scrimmage on Aug. 19 2019. 

Five takeaways from Monday’s football press conference

Ian Kreider September 2, 2019

1. Nobody’s guaranteed to keep their starting job. Coach Sean Lewis said junior quarterback Woody Barrett was “our guy” in a post game press conference after last week’s 30-7 loss at Arizona State....

Kent State University President Beverly Warren and Kent State alumnus and current New England Patriots player Julian Edelman get ready to start the Kent State Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Edelman returned to his alma mater to take part in the Homecoming parade as Grand Marshal. 

Former Kent State quarterback Julian Edelman tears ACL, out for year

Henry Palattella August 27, 2017

Julian Edelman, New England Patriots wide receiver and former Kent State quarterback, suffered a non-contact leg injury during New England's preseason game against the Detroit Lions Friday, which resulted...

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Former Kent State standout released by New England Patriots

Ty Sugick September 7, 2016

Former Kent State standout offensive lineman Josh Kline was released by the New England Patriots after a deal to trade Kline to Philadelphia fell through earlier this week.Kline signed with the Patriots...

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Former Flash to return for scholarship auction

Stephen Means February 10, 2016

New England Patriots offensive lineman Josh Kline will be the Guest of Honor at Kent State’s “5th Annual Athletic Scholarship Auction.”Kline is a four-year letter winner with the Flashes and was...

Lucas Misera is a sophomore economics major and columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: Why the NFL is broken

Lucas Misera September 9, 2015

As it grows closer to fall, cooler temperatures and a plethora of schoolwork, the season will bring along one of America’s favorite pastimes: football. The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots...

Screenshot of announcement video posted to Kent State University Alumni Associations YouTube account

NFL player Julian Edelman announced as Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal

Emily Mills August 3, 2015

New England Patriots player Julian Edelman, a former Kent State Golden Flashes quarterback, will return as Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal in Kent State’s Homecoming ceremonies Oct. 3.“It’s exciting...

Richie Mulhall is a junior multimedia news major. Contact him at

Opinion: Give the New England Patriots their due

Richie Mulhall February 5, 2015

On Sunday night, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady cemented their legacy in the NFL (as if they already hadn’t anyway).The NFL’s most dynamic duo captured won their...

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