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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Kent State senior, Keegan Gillilan, an exercise science major with a minor in entrepreneurship, shows off his knee brace after his multiple surgeries over the past month. Gillilan was diagnosed with a rare hip condition that caused the need for multiple surgeries, which took him off the rugby field and onto the sidelines.

Rugby player conquers rare hip condition

Kyle Samec January 19, 2016

In January of his sophomore year, exercise science major Keegan Gillilan sat at his computer in his room at McDowell Hall.His legs hurt. They almost always hurt.As he often did, he cruised the web looking...

Women’s rugby pushes forward after playoff win

Kyle Samec November 18, 2015

The Kent State women’s rugby club team was victorious in the playoffs for the first time — under coach Jeff Horton — and won the Mid-American Conference for a third consecutive year.With this accomplishment...

A Kent State women’s rugby player tries to break through a Central Michigan defenders tackle to score a try during their game at Dix Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Kent State went on to win big against Central Michigan with a final score of 81-10.

Women’s rugby to face Michigan in playoffs

Kyle Samec November 11, 2015

The Kent State women’s rugby club team will host the University of Michigan on Sunday night at Dix Stadium, where they will try to change their playoff history.In 2013, the Flashes were in the Division...

A Kent State men’s rugby player fights for possession of the thrown in ball during their game against Ohio University at Dix Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Kent State only scored a single try during the match, losing to Ohio University 30-5.

Men’s rugby looks to gain positive momentum

Kyle Samec October 28, 2015

The first year of being a Division I-AA rugby program for the men’s club team has not been the smoothest, but finishing with a win could elevate the team’s spirit heading into the spring.“A win will...

Rugby captain succeeds on field and in classroom

Kyle Samec October 21, 2015

Parents always tell their kids to study and work hard. Those beliefs are especially important to the Kent State women’s rugby club team, and particularly, for captain Sarah Giachetti.Giachetti, a senior...

The Kent State Womens Rugby Club run around the field outside of Taylor Hall to warm up in the rain on October 7, 2014.

Women’s rugby to extend winning streak to 3

Kyle Samec October 14, 2015

The Kent State women’s rugby club team has momentum going into Saturday’s match against Central Michigan University following a bye week.During this time the team had to learn some new phases of rugby...

Men’s rugby plans turnaround against Ball State

Kyle Samec October 7, 2015

After losing to Bowling Green last Saturday, the Flashes know that focusing and getting back to their style of rugby will lift them up from their poor start to the season.“On our off week our practice...

Men’s rugby falls to Bowling Green 78-0

Kyle Samec October 3, 2015

 Kent State men’s rugby team faced its toughest opponent of the year so far in Bowling Green. The outcome was a 78-0 loss to the Falcons on their home field.The Flashes were unable to execute their...

Women’s rugby to face conference rival

Kyle Samec September 30, 2015

The Kent State women’s rugby team heads to Bowling Green to take on its conference rival Oct. 4, in hopes of continuing strong fundamental play.“Right now we’re working hard to drill the fundamentals...

The Kent State Womens Rugby Club run around the field outside of Taylor Hall to warm up in the rain on October 7, 2014.

Women’s rugby gets first victory of season

Kyle Samec September 27, 2015

Going into the week, head coach Jeff Horton spoke about being more of an attacking team and focusing on fundamentals. That’s exactly what the Flashes did today in their 42-19 victory over the Panthers...

The Kent State Womens Rugby Club Team practice in the rain in front of Taylor hall on September 7, 2014.

Women’s rugby earns first victory of season

Kyle Samec September 27, 2015

Going into the week, head coach Jeff Horton spoke about being more of an attacking team and focusing on fundamentals.That’s exactly what the women's rugby team did on Saturday in their 42-19 victory...

Men’s rugby still looking for first win

Kyle Samec September 23, 2015

After moving up to Division 1-AA, and finally getting a new head coach, the men's rugby team is ready for the season and has plans to show not only Ohio, but the nation, that they are a legitimate rugby...

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