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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


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Linder asks court to dismiss lawsuit

Former Kent State softball coach Karen Linder petitioned the U.S. District Court to dismiss all claims against her in a lawsuit filed in February by former softball player Lauren Kesterson.Linder argues...

Kent State fifth year senior wrestler Ian Miller fights for position against an Old Dominion University wrestler during a meet at the M.A.C. Center on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. The Flashes won the Meet 25-13.

Miller’s moment

Richie Muhall March 16, 2016

Kent State fifth-year senior, two-time All-American and three-time MAC champion Ian Miller is a man on a mission. And that mission is to win.It all happened so fast. Almost as fast as an Ian Miller takedown.It...

Junior communication studies major, Zach Harley, on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2016.

Sports betting: a growing trend among college students

Richie Mulhall February 3, 2016

Like hundreds of other Kent State students and millions of Americans across the country, Kent State junior Zach Harley will be watching the Super Bowl this Sunday.Harley is more invested in the game than...

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

Will firing Blatt fix the Cavs?

Richie Mulhall January 24, 2016

It’s getting difficult to keep track of all the coaches being fired in Cleveland these days. I’m starting to think all my columns will revolve around coach firing.Three days ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers...

Kent State to pay former football coach $112,000 for contract breach

Richie Mulhall April 29, 2015

Sometimes in the courtroom, what goes around comes around.Nearly four months after a divided state court of appeals upheld a $1.2 million judgment for Kent State against Ford over a breach of contract,...

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

Guest Columnist: Take pride in your roots

Richie Mulhall April 8, 2015

Around this time of year, college juniors and seniors scramble to find internships and hunt for jobs. And around this time of year, it never ceases to amaze me how much people bash the Buckeye state —...

Maurice Clarett holds a press conference prior to his speech in the Kent State Ballroom on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The former Ohio State football player spoke about his troubled past, run-in with the law, and how students should avoid making his mistakes.

Youngstown Boy’s second chances ‘build better student athletes’

Richie Mulhall February 25, 2015

Former Ohio State football standout Maurice Clarett visits Kent State to share his story and steer students down the right path.You see it in the news all the time.Incredibly talented college football...

Redshirt senior Derek Jackson takes a second to recover as the Miami RedHawks get ready for another play Saturday, Feb. 7. The Flashes went on to win against Miami in the final 30 seconds of the game, 61-60.

A different drive to win

Richie Mulhall February 18, 2015

Around this time last year, the Kent State men’s basketball team was struggling to keep its head above water.After roaring out of the gates to a sizzling 9-2 start, the Flashes went cold through the...

Courtesy of Kent State University Athletics - Photo by David Dermer

Kent State signs 20 new ‘athletes’ to football team

Richie Mulhall February 4, 2015

Kent State football coach Paul Haynes finally feels like he’s in charge.Now with three recruiting classes to his credit, Haynes said this upcoming 2015 season has already emitted a much more positive...

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

Opinion: Give the New England Patriots their due

Richie Mulhall February 4, 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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Bitsko’s death continues to raise questions of athletes competing with heart conditions

Richie Mulhall January 28, 2015

On August 19, late Kent State football player Jason Bitsko got ready for bed to rest his body before 9 a.m. football practice. He sent a few goodnight texts and went to sleep around 11 p.m. The next morning,...

Casey Pierce leaps over Akrons Martel Durant at the Wagon Wheel game on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 at Dix Stadium.

KSU tight end to participate in annual Senior Bowl today

Richie Mulhall January 24, 2015

The Kent State football team’s disappointing 2014 campaign might be a season to forget for many, but not for tight end Casey Pierce.A trying 2-9 season — accompanied by its share of losses — might...

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