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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

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New Kent State football coach Kenni Burns (center) poses with university athletic director Randale Richmond (left) and university president Todd Diacon (right) at Burns’ first press conference Dec. 16, 2022. Courtesy of Kent State Athletics

Kent GRIT era rolls on for extra year after coach signs extension

John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor February 27, 2024

Kent State football will be under the direction of Kenni Burns until the 2028 season after the first-time coach’s contract was extended an extra year Friday. Burns signed his initial five-year contract...

New Kent State football coach Kenni Burns (center) poses with university athletic director Randale Richmond (left) and university president Todd Diacon (right) at Burns’ first press conference Dec. 16, 2022. Courtesy of Kent State Athletics

‘We are going to win MAC championships’: New football coach comes in with big plans

John Hilber, Reporter August 14, 2023

New coach Kenni Burns inherits a football program that finished 5-7  overall last season and is predicted to finish last in the Mid-American Conference in the 2023 MAC Football Head Coaches Preseason...

Kent State Athletics partners with entertainment agency Van Wagner

Jacob Shondel, Reporter May 3, 2023

On April 13, Kent State Athletics announced Van Wagner as its exclusive multimedia rights partner and sales agent. Van Wagner will be responsible for corporate sponsorships and media sales for Kent...

Toledo University fifth year Anna Dixon scrambles to reach a safe base as Kent State sophomore Savannah Wing and redshirt senior Alexandria Whitmore cut her off between second and third during the double header on April 15, 2023.

Softball plays on Devine Diamond for first time

Kyle Kuchta, Reporter April 19, 2023

On March 24, 2022, Director of Athletics Randale Richmond announced the plans to renovate Kent State’s softball team’s field. Last Friday, the Flashes finally played on the new Devine Diamond, named...

Kent State’s first development program for assistant coaches

John Hilber, Reporter March 14, 2023

Assistant coaches from nine different Kent State varsity sports participated in the first Coaches Leadership Academy development program. “This is an opportunity to have something in-house, and it...

Judy Devine reflects on her first year as womens athletic director in an article from the June 3, 1976 Kent Stater.

A ‘low-key’ revolution: 50 years of Title IX at Kent State

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 26, 2022

To read part one, click here. Title IX passed on June 23, 1972, but it did not bring immediate change.   Judy Devine, who had earned her masters in health and physical education, was the university’s...

Joel Nielsen, who served as the Kent State athletic director from 2010 to 2021, watches the Kent State womens basketball team play Purdue Fort Wayne on Nov. 16, 2019.

A ‘low-key’ revolution: 50 years of Title IX at Kent State

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 26, 2022

To read day two, click here. Despite its successes on the field and in the arena for women’s athletics, Kent State’s road to equality has not always been smooth. During Joel Nielsen’s tenure as...

Athletic department’s ‘fundraising arm’ raises most funds in five years

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 22, 2022

The Golden Flashes Club, the athletic department’s annual donors, raised its highest amount of money since 2017 in its first full year after the COVID-19 pandemic. The group’s 2,300 donors, who...

Members of Kent State community reflect on Buffalo shooting

Kennedy Gotham, Reporter May 16, 2022

Nearly 100 students, faculty and staff attended a virtual town hall meeting Monday to reflect, discuss and digest the May 14 shooting in Buffalo, New York. The suspected gunman killed 10 and injured...

Softball and gymnastics to receive facility renovations to improve play and safety

Softball and gymnastics to receive facility renovations to improve play and safety

Isabella Schreck, Reporter April 20, 2022

The softball complex and gymnastics practice gym will be renovated starting this summer, addressing key facility issues and safety concerns. “This has been a long time coming,” head softball coach...

Participants of the Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event pass the M.A.C. Center Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Athletic facilities named to honor important supporters of Kent State sports 

Isabella Schreck, Reporter April 14, 2022

Six athletic facilities have been named to honor impactful supporters of Kent State’s sports programs. The Golden Flashes Club, annual donors to Kent State athletics, announced the news in a press...

Kent State announces four-time All-American as new volleyball coach

Kent State announces four-time All-American as new volleyball coach

Isabella Schreck, Reporter March 12, 2022

New Kent State volleyball coach Haley Eckerman said she wants to push her new team of athletes to be the best competitors and people they can be.  “Sometimes you get coaches who are just about wins,”...

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