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Senior Colin McCracken attempts to pin a Cleveland State University wrestler during the meet on Jan. 27, 2022 in Kent, OH. Kent State beat Cleveland State 27-9.

Senior wrestlers ready for last shot at MAC Championship

Noah Keeney Reporter March 2, 2022

The Kent State wrestling team will be traveling to Athens, Ohio on Friday for the Mid-American Conference championships.The Flashes will be led by fifth-year Jake Ferri and senior Colin McCracken.McCracken...

The Kent State mens basketball team reacts to Carrys record breaking performance in its win over Central Michigan in Kent, Ohio, Tuesday, Feb. 22. 

Carry’s record night leads men’s basketball to ninth straight win

Jacob Hansen Reporter February 23, 2022

Multiple school records were broken for the Kent State men's basketball team as it increased its winning streak to nine. The Flashes have won nine games in a row for the first time since the 2003-04 season.Redshirt...

Redshirt freshman VonCameron Davis dribbles the ball during the Kent State mens basketball loss to West Virginia in Morgantown, West Virginia on Sunday, Dec. 12.

Men’s basketball wins seventh-straight game after win over Toledo

Jacob Hansen Reporter February 15, 2022

The Kent State men's basketball increased its win streak to seven Tuesday, sweeping the season series against Toledo.KSU won 72-59 against the former first-place Rockets. The loss knocked Toledo out of...

Giovanni Santiago prepares to make a shot during the Kent State mens basketball teams win over Eastern Michigan in Kent, Ohio on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2022.

Men’s basketball score 55 second half points to win its fourth straight game

Jacob Hansen Reporter February 5, 2022

After struggling in the first half, the Kent State basketball team couldn’t seem to miss for the team’s fourth straight win. Kent State defeated Eastern Michigan University 90-71, improving to 13-9...

Sophomore guard Hannah Young (32) drives the ball during the women’s basketball game on Feb. 12, 2020 against the the University of Akron. Kent State won the game 60-55.

Kent State victorious over Akron on the road

Kathryn Rajnicek Sports reporter February 12, 2020

With 1:39 to go in the game, sophomore guard Hannah Young grabbed her sixth offensive rebound and dished it out to sophomore forward Lindsey Thall who drained the clutch triple to put Kent State up 54-53...

Kent State Women’s Lacrosse team drops season opener at Ohio State, 22-11

Mason Lawlor Sports reporter February 12, 2020

The Kent State women’s lacrosse squad finally began their season Wednesday night following the cancellation of their Feb. 7 game against Cincinnati, falling short to the Ohio State Buckeyes, 22-11, in...

Senior Philip Whittington (25) goes up for a shot against Akron at the M.A.C.C. on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Whittington finished with 11 points and grabbed five offensive rebounds. He scored the game-winning layup with 20 seconds left to give Kent State the 68-67 win.

Whittington’s go-ahead layup gives Kent State its third straight win, five takeaways from Kent State’s win over Akron

Ian Kreider sports reporter January 31, 2020

Senior forward Philip Whittington checked into the game for the first time in nearly six minutes.He stood near the hoop ready for senior guard Antonio Williams to drive. Williams drove hard to the rim,...

Antonio Williams (4) goes up for a layup against Toledos Luke Maranka (12) on Jan. 28 at the M.A.C.C.

“Mamba mentality: We stand together and we stay mentally strong”: Five takeaways from Kent State’s 21-point comeback win at Toledo

Ian Kreider Sports reporter January 28, 2020

Kent State reverted to bad habits over the first 12 minutes of the game. The Flashes settled for pull-up jump shots instead of penetrating for easier looks.They allowed Toledo to score inside with little...

Kent State field hockey loses first game of road trip

Kathryn Rajnicek September 14, 2019

Kent State women’s field hockey (3-3) road woes continue with a 1-2 loss to Fairfield University (4-1) on Friday. The Flashes had a rough day offensively, only taking seven total shots. The Flashes...

Former Kent State pitcher Eli Kraus delivers a pitch against Buffalo at Schoonover Stadium on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Kent State won 9-1.

Pitching Coach Mike Birkbeck helps players at baseball and life

John Conley September 8, 2019

Legendary Kent State pitching coach Mike Birkbeck, former player Eli Kraus said, has a style “you won’t understand until you’re on a team that Birkbeck coaches.”“When you come to Kent, you’re...

Graduate linebacker Matt Bahr tackles a Kennesaw State University player in Kent States first home game on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The Flashes beat Kennesaw State 26-23 in overtime.

Kent State Football grabs first win behind Crum’s final drive, Trickett’s kicking

Ian Kreider September 7, 2019

For most of Saturday’s game, the Kennesaw State triple-option gauged Kent State’s defense for big plays, eventually forcing overtime.That changed on a fumbled pitch to running back Shaquil Terry which...

Junior Vital Kats disagrees with call during the second half of Flashes vs. Xavier game on Friday, September 6th 2019.

Kent State soccer loses third game in a row

Dante Cetofanti September 7, 2019

Another night of failed execution on the offensive side of the ball lead to the third loss in a row for the Kent State women's soccer team as it falls to Xavier University 1-0 Friday night at Dix stadium....

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