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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Sam Wheeler

KSU wrestler dismissed from team after violations of conduct

Richie Mulhall September 24, 2014

Kent State junior Sam Wheeler has been dismissed from the wrestling team after facing multiple incidents in which he violated team and Student-Athlete Handbook rules.Wheeler, who was suspended from the...

Top 10 news stories this school year

DKS Editors May 1, 2014

This school year, Kent State saw a new president, a polar vortex, an extended Esplanade, a gunshot incident, a wrestler’s controversial tweets and a secretive presidential search. Editors at the Daily...

Our view: Silencing a teaching moment

DKS Editors March 9, 2014

On Feb. 8, Sam Wheeler played a key role in perhaps the most exciting win of the Kent State wrestling team’s season. Against Northern Illinois, the Flashes’ six individual victories, including one...

PRIDE! Kent wrote a letter requesting to have Kent State wrestler Sam Wheelers suspension lifted. Wheeler was suspended from the wrestling team after tweeting sexually insensitive statements earlier in the season.

PRIDE! Kent requests Wheeler’s suspension be lifted

Kara Taylor March 6, 2014

Junior wrestler Sam Wheeler’s suspension will not be lifted for this weekend’s MAC wrestling championships despite support from PRIDE! Kent to lift his suspension and support him in his diversity training.PRIDE!...

Our View: Westboro’s weird ways

DKS Editors February 20, 2014

We were happy to see the nonviolent response from Kent State’s student body Wednesday when the Westboro Baptist Church tweeted it would protest the university’s decision last week to suspend wrestler...

Kent State students participate in a rally in favor of LGBTQ rights in Risman Plaza Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Students gathered in response to the Westboro Baptist Churchs threats to picket Kent State that had been circulating on Twitter earlier in the day.

Campus bands together against LGBT hate

Kara Taylor February 20, 2014

Though the Westboro Baptist Church didn’t come to Kent State to protest, the campus community bonded together against LGBT hate.“We’ve flipped the narrative, and we now spread a message of self-empowerment...

Video: Kent State wrestler Sam Wheeler brings national attention to the university

Jason Kostura February 18, 2014

TV2 reporter Jason Kostura took a closer look at Sam Wheeler's indefinite suspension. Kostura also looked at rules and regulations of the university regarding athlete's posts on social media websites such...

Kent State wrestling team to take part in National Duals

Michael Mann February 13, 2014

The Kent State wrestling team (10-9) will take a trip to Columbus this Sunday for the first round of the National Wrestling Coaches Association, or NWCA, National Duals.The Flashes will look past the recent...

Our View: First Amendment is not a trump card

DKS Editors February 11, 2014

In light of the recent events involving Sam Wheeler’s anti-gay comments on Twitter, some have argued that his First Amendment rights should have protected him from the indefinite suspension that followed;...

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KSU wrestler suspended indefinitely after tweeting anti-gay slurs

Michael Mann February 10, 2014

Kent State redshirt sophomore wrestler Sam Wheeler has been suspended indefinitely Monday after he tweeted anti-gay remarks regarding Michael Sam, a former Missouri football player and potential NFL draftee,...

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