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Kent Wired

Ray Strickland is an opinion writer for The Kent Stater. Contact him at rstrick4@kent.edu.

Opinion: Basketball will miss Kobe Bryant

Ray Strickland December 3, 2015

Future Hall-of-Famer Kobe Bryant announced a few days ago that he would retire at the conclusion of the 2015-2016 NBA season and many people around the league could not believe that his career is coming...

Ray Strickland is an opinion writer for The Kent Stater. Contact him at rstrick4@kent.edu.

Opinion: Farmer must go, not Pettine

Ray Strickland November 19, 2015

The Browns—once again—sit at the bottom of the AFC North division with a 2-8 record and head coach Mike Pettine seems to be on his way out the door.After an embarrassing loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers...

Opinion: Steph Curry making a case for best player in the NBA

Ray Strickland November 15, 2015

The Golden State Warriors are off to a hot 10-0 start, obliterating every opponent standing in their way. The Warriors mirror a team that is primed to make a deep run in the NBA playoffs and repeat as...

Opinion: The college journey is far from easy

Ray Strickland November 5, 2015

As of right now, I am on track to graduate from Kent State at the end of this semester. If you would have told me this four or five years ago, my response would've been "no chance." I've had the privilege...

Opinion: Is LeBron James going downhill?

Ray Strickland October 29, 2015

The Cleveland Cavaliers NBA season kicked off on Tuesday night with a loss against the Chicago Bulls. LeBron James scored a quiet 25 points and 10 rebounds, but neither his performance nor the Cavaliers...

Opinion: Johnny Manziel is done in Cleveland and likely the NFL

Ray Strickland October 22, 2015

Johnny being Johnny.How many times have we heard that?  Johnny Manziel made headlines for the wrong reasons over the weekend, after an alleged domestic violence incident with his girlfriend Colleen Crowley...

Opinion: My experience driving while black

Ray Strickland October 15, 2015

It was a summer day in Akron when my perception of the world and the way it works changed. My brother, a friend of mine and I were driving down Delia Avenue in Akron and noticed an Akron police car behind...

Freshman forward Raasean Davis tries to grab the rebound from University of Illinois at Chicagos Jake Wiegand during a game Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The Flashes won, 78-60.

Men’s basketball heads to Georgia, looks to end two game skid

Ray Strickland December 4, 2014

Kent State men’s basketball team will look to snap its two-game losing streak Saturday, matching up against Kennesaw State in Kennesaw, Georgia.The Flashes won their first four games of the season to...

Senior guard Kris Brewer protects the ball from Loyola University in the M.A.C. Center on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. The Flashes lost, 69-61.

Second-half comeback not enough as Flashes fall to Loyola

Ray Strickland November 30, 2014

Box ScoreThe Kent State men’s basketball team suffered its second straight home loss Saturday inside the M.A.C. Center, falling 69-61 to Loyola University Chicago after trailing by 18 points in the first...

Yale’s second half surge upends Flashes

Ray Strickland November 23, 2014

Box ScoreThe final game of the Men’s Against Breast Cancer Classic came down to a second-half showdown, as Yale snapped Kent State’s four game winning streak with a 66-59 win.The Flashes got off to...

Men’s basketball rolls over UIC in 78-60 win

Ray Strickland November 23, 2014

The Kent State men’s basketball team turned in yet another dominant performance inside the M.A.C. Center on Saturday, as the Flashes won big to improve to 4-0 on the season.The Flashes defeated the University...

Forward Jimmy Hall reaches to grab the ball in a game against Malone University in the M.A.C. Center on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. The Flashes beat the Pioneers, 62-52.

Hall plays huge as Flashes edge Malone

Ray Strickland November 18, 2014

The Kent State men’s basketball team barely escaped the Malone Pioneers by a final score of 62-52 for its second win of the season inside the M.A.C. Center.Redshirt sophomore forward Jimmy Hall played...

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