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Kent Wired

A Kent State helmet sits on the sideline adorned with a sticker for Tyler Heintz, a freshman lineman who passed away this summer during the teams conditioning. 

Coroner’s report shows Heintz died of natural causes

Henry Palattella September 18, 2017

The cause of death for freshman Kent State football player, Tyler Heintz, has been ruled a natural death by the Portage County Coroner, Dean DePerro.Heintz collapsed during one of the team’s practices...

Tyler Heintz, right, died after a morning workout with the Kent State football team June 13. Heat was likely a factor in the death, according to the Portage County coroner.

Fired strength coach lacked proper certification; job application says otherwise

Henry Palattella September 6, 2017

Ross Bowsher, the former Kent State football strength and conditioning coach supervising the June 13 practice where football player Tyler Heintz died, said on his job application in 2015 he was nationally...

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Kent State dismisses football strength coach for lack of proper certification

Henry Palattella August 14, 2017

Kent State fired Ross Bowsher, the strength coach who oversaw the football practice on June 13 where incoming freshman lineman Tyler Heintz died. According to a press release sent by the university Monday,...

Tyler Heintz, right, died after a morning workout with the Kent State football team June 13. Heat was likely a factor in the death, according to the Portage County coroner.

Report finds strength coach lacks proper certification, led June practice when student died

Henry Palattella August 9, 2017

The Kent State football strength coach, who oversaw the practice in which freshman lineman Tyler Heintz died, lacks proper certification, according to a report by CBS Sports.Ross Bowsher, who is in his...

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Friends grieve after deaths of four Kent State students

Since May, four Kent State students died. Dean of Students Lamar Hylton held a press conference June 16 to explain the resources available at Kent State, such as grief counseling, and told community members...

Kent State freshman football player dies after practice

June 13, 2017

Update: The Portage County Coroner's office said an official cause of death may take months to determine. An autopsy was performed Wednesday Kent State released the following statement from Head Football...

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