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Kent State wide receiver Dante Cephas runs toward the end zone for a touchdown after catching a Dustin Crum pass in the first quarter of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl game in Boise, Idaho on Dec. 21, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Bob Christy/Kent State University)

Football season preview: Watch out for the 2022 Golden Flashes

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 1, 2022

Last season’s victories created high expectations for this year, including a Mid-American Conference East title to defend. Yet, despite any pressure, Kent State football team’s head...

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) holds the Lamar Hunt trophy after an AFC championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. The Bengals won 27-24 in overtime. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Joe Burrow: NFL’s ‘Joe Brrr’ is proving quite a diamond for the Cincinnati Bengals

Ben MorseCNN January 31, 2022

(CNN) -- "Cartier glasses, I won't even peek at you."Super Bowl-bound Joe Burrow—and his swag—is sweeping all before him.The 25-year-old quarterback used the lyric from Lil Baby in the 2018 song "Yes...

Medina junior QB drawing attention throughout the midwest

Sean Blevins Sports reporter October 4, 2020

Despite only playing at quarterback since his freshman year of high school, Drew Allar picked up the position quickly and has drawn the attention of many Division I programs in the Midwest. The son of...

Graduate linebacker Matt Bahr tackles a Kennesaw State University player in Kent States first home game on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The Flashes beat Kennesaw State 26-23 in overtime.

Kent State Football grabs first win behind Crum’s final drive, Trickett’s kicking

Ian Kreider September 7, 2019

For most of Saturday’s game, the Kennesaw State triple-option gauged Kent State’s defense for big plays, eventually forcing overtime.That changed on a fumbled pitch to running back Shaquil Terry which...

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....

TEMPE, AZ - AUGUST 29: Kent State Golden Flashes wide receiver Isaiah McKoy (23) catches a touchdown pass during the college football game between the Kent State Golden Flashes and the Arizona State Sun Devils on August 29, 2019 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

Barrett, offense struggle in season opener

Ian Kreider August 30, 2019

Junior quarterback Woody Barrett fumbled on the opening play from scrimmage.Four drives later, coach Sean Lewis benched the junior quarterback in favor of junior Dustin Crum for the rest of the first half.“I...

Several Kent State players warming up before the start of the fall scrimmage before that start of the season on Aug. 19 2019. 

High-octane offense, improved depth highlight Flashes’ scrimmage

Ian Kreider August 19, 2019

Coach Sean Lewis did not publicly declare a winner after Kent State’s open scrimmage Monday.“I have to check the tape before I truly know that,” Lewis said with a smile. “But the offense seemed...

Kent State linebacker James Alexander (left) and safety Erik Simpson attempt to push Bowling Green wide receiver Calvin Clater out of bounds Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.

BGSU’s offense overwhelms Kent State in road victory

Scott Lendak November 1, 2017

Coming off a discouraging 48-3 blowout loss to Ohio, Kent State hoped to get back on track against a one-win Bowling Green team. The Flashes' efforts were unsuccessful though, as they lost to the Falcons,...

Kent State cornerback Jamal Parker watches a play in the second half of the Kent State vs. Clemson game.

Flashes play host to Howard in home opener

Scott Lendak September 7, 2017

Before the season, Howard may have been an afterthought to a lot of Kent State football fans.As the Flashes head into week two, however, they realize the challenge ahead of them. “One thing that jumps...

Clemson running back Travis Etienne speeds past defenders and into the referee during the second half.

Full recap: Flashes outmatched by Tigers in opener

Scott Lendak September 2, 2017

The Kent State Flashes waited on the field with linked arms in preparation for the Clemson Tigers to run down The Hill.An overwhelming energy from the Clemson crowd took over the game before it even began.The...

Ty Sugick

Opinion: Browns trading back is the way to go

Ty Sugick April 19, 2016

With the Los Angeles Rams trading up to the No. 1 spot in the upcoming NFL draft, it’s no mystery they gave away multiple picks for either quarterbacks Jared Goff or Carson Wentz.The issue for the Cleveland...

Matt Poe

Opinion: What Peyton Manning left behind

Matt Poe March 8, 2016

The inevitable has finally arrived, served hot on a silver platter by Father Time. Peyton Manning has finally decided to call it a career, 18 long seasons in the NFL for number 18. Aside from hoisting...

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