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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Kent States Marquez Cooper pushes off against a Wisconsin defender during first half action at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho. Kent State lost the game 52-38. Photo by Bob Christy/Courtesy of Kent State University

Kent State loses Famous Idaho Potato Bowl game

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor December 21, 2021

The Kent State football team has lived and died by its run defense this season.And for the second straight game, the Flashes died by it in the most crucial part of their season. Kent State was defeated...

Quarterback Dustin Crum (7) runs the ball into the end zone during the football game against Miami University on Nov. 27, 2021. Kent State beat Miami University 48-47 in overtime.

One Last Chance: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Preview

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor December 20, 2021

When graduate student quarterback Dustin Crum and the other 26 percent of the Kent State football roster set to graduate after this season first came to the team in 2017, it was quite the different program.The...

Graduate student quarterback Dustin Crum (7) looks for a pass during the MAC Championship against Northern Illinois University in Detroit, Michigan on Dec. 04, 2021. Kent State lost to NIU 41-23.

Kent State to play in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor December 5, 2021

The Kent State football team will play in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl against Wyoming on Tuesday, Dec. 21 in Boise, Idaho per Brett McMurphy of Action Network HQ.It will be the Flashes’ fifth bowl game...

Graduate student running back Xavier Williams (2) runs the ball during the MAC Championship against Northern Illinois University in Detroit, Michigan on Dec. 04, 2021. Kent State lost to NIU 41-23.

Football loses rematch to Northern Illinois in MAC Championship Game

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor December 4, 2021

Kent State football coach Sean Lewis repeated the same mantra all-season long.“We need to run the ball well, and we need to stop the run. We do that, we win.” Lewis credits that style of play to what...

Head coach Sean Lewis rings the Starner Victory Bell to celebrate the Kent State Football team beating Miami University and advancing to the MAC championship.

49 years in the making: A Kent State football MAC Championship preview

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor December 2, 2021

It has been 49 years since the Kent State football team won its first and only MAC Championship. The Flashes came close in 2012, winning their first East Division title and advancing to the MAC Championship...

Marquez Cooper rushes in for a fourth quarter touchdown during Kent States 52-47 win over Northern Illinois on Wednesday night. 

Football to play for division title at Dix Stadium

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 26, 2021

It all comes down to this. After 11 weeks of ups and downs, victories and defeats, the Kent State football team heads into its regular season finale against Miami tied for first place with the very team...

Graduate student quarterback Dustin Crum runs during the Kent State football teams win against Akron on Saturday, Nov. 20 in Akron, Ohio.

Football wallops Akron, becomes bowl eligible

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 20, 2021

Maybe it was because the Kent State Football team was playing for the Wagon Wheel.Or because of the coaching change made on defense. Or because a win would make KSU bowl eligible. Or because a win would...

Tom Kaufman was hired as the teams defensive coordinator in January of 2018. 

Football fires defensive coordinator Tom Kaufman

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 12, 2021

The Kent State football team has parted ways with defensive coordinator Tom Kaufman.Kaufman was also the associate head coach and inside linebackers coach. Cornerbacks coach C.J. Cox will serve as the...

Marquez Cooper runs it down field during Kent States 52-47 win over Northern Illinois on Wednesday night. 

Football heads into last set of games with a division title in sight

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 9, 2021

The Kent State football team is coming off its biggest win of the season, knocking off undefeated Northern Illinois in one of the largest matchups in Dix Stadium history. But the Flashes face another...

Quarterback Dustin Crum dives forward to end a first down run during Kent States 52-47 win over Northern Illinois on Wednesday night. 

Football takes down undefeated Northern Illinois, takes sole possession of first place in East

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 4, 2021

The Kent State football team’s matchup against Northern Illinois University had a lot of hype going into the game. Not only was it a potential Mid-American Conference Championship Game preview, but...

Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Dante Cephas, number 14, runs with the football during the homecoming football game against Bowling Green State University on Oct. 2, 2021. The Golden Flashes beat Bowling Green 27-20.

Football team prepares for one of the biggest matchups in Dix Stadium history

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 2, 2021

Wednesday’s matchup between the Kent State football team and Northern Illinois University could very well be a preview of the Mid-American Conference Championship Game. It’s the first time since 1973...

Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Dante Cephas, number 14, runs with the football during the homecoming football game against Bowling Green State University on Oct. 2, 2021. The Golden Flashes beat Bowling Green 27-20.

Football looks to bounce back from first conference loss

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor October 22, 2021

Saturday’s matchup between the Kent State football team and Ohio University will feature two teams coming off of a different, but equally painful, type of loss. The Flashes were undefeated in conference...

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