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Haymaker Farmers’ Market starts its’ summer season for the 29th year

Brynne Mann Reporter May 15, 2021

The Haymaker Farmers’ Market is kicking off is 29th year in downtown Kent with its summer season on Franklin Avenue every Saturday. The summer season features a wide variety of vendors with fresh produce,...

Lacrosse ends season with a home win over Detroit Mercy

Jimmy Oswald Sports Reporter May 2, 2021

The Kent State lacrosse team headed into the final game of the 2021 season looking to end the year with a win. The Flashes found exactly that with a 20-11 victory over the University of Detroit Mercy...

Graphic from the Kent State athletic department. Nov. 7, 2020.

Kent State football opens at home on Nov. 4.

Owen MacMillan Sports editor October 8, 2020

MACtion will be back in full force on Nov. 4, as Kent State football is set to face Eastern Michigan at Dix Stadium.The Flashes will also play for the Wagon Wheel at home, with Akron set to visit on Tuesday,...

Senior Antonio Williams (4) runs down the court during the first half of the game on Friday Jan. 31, 2020. He scored 17 points and played defense against Loren Cristian Jackson in the second half, which helped Kent State secure a 68-67 win over Akron.

‘Gold Out’ shootout, Kent State tops Akron at home

Owen MacMillan Assigning editor January 31, 2020

The Kent State men’s basketball team was down 67-66 with just 25.6 seconds left to play in the fight for the Wagon Wheel.The tension in the air of the M.A.C. Center was heavy as coach Rob Senderoff called...

Jaylin Walker poses after making a three-pointer during Kent States 67-65 loss at Akrons James A. Rhodes Arena on March 2, 2018. 

Flashes enter postseason after Wagon Wheel loss at Akron

Cameron Hoover March 2, 2018

Kent State was held without a field goal for the final 6:02 and scoreless for the last 3:38 as the Flashes offense faltered down the stretch in a 67-65 slugfest loss to crosstown rival Akron Friday night.The...

Junior guard Jaylin Walker chases a loose ball during Kent States 78-68 win over Akron on Feb. 17, 2018. Walker scored a season-high 27 points in the win.

Flashes gear up for Wagon Wheel showdown with playoff positioning at stake

Cameron Hoover March 2, 2018

As if the game needed any extra drama, Kent State (15-15, 9-8 Mid-American Conference) will travel to James A. Rhodes arena at 7 p.m. Friday to take on crosstown rivals Akron (12-17, 5-12 MAC) with potential...

Kent State freshman quarterback Dustin Crum breaks a tackle among Akron’s defenders Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.

Kent State unable to win back Wagon Wheel in 24-14 loss to rival Akron

Scott Lendak November 22, 2017

The Kent State football team has had a disappointing year. There's no denying that.But when it comes to rivalries, you can't throw records out the door.And when it comes to rivalries, there may not be...

Sophomore forward Jordan Korinek shoots a layup in the game against Northern Illinois University on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2015. The Flashes won 95-85.

Women’s basketball falls short to rival Akron

Eric Pitcher February 17, 2016

Despite initially leading the game, the Kent State women's basketball team (5-18, 2-11 Mid-American Conference) lost the first game in the Wagon Wheel Showdown to the University of Akron Zips (13-11, 7-6...

Kent State guard, Kellon Thomas, goes for the basket in against University of Toledo on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Kent State lost 67-82.

Basketball hosts rival Akron Friday

Zac Sommer February 17, 2016

It started with a wagon wheel and ended with a rivalry series between two Northeast Ohio schools that dates back to 1923.For the first time this season, the Kent State men’s basketball team (17-9, 8-5...

Senior running back Connor Hundley scores the touchdown for the Akron Zips during the first quarter of the Battle for the Wagon Wheel on Nov. 27, 2015 at InfoCision Stadium. Kent State lost to Akron 20-0.

Flashes season ends after loss in Wagon Wheel Challenge

Stephen Means II November 27, 2015

In its final game of the season, Kent State (3-9, 2-6 Mid-American Conference) fell to rival Akron (7-5, 5-3 MAC). In defeat, the Flashes also lost possession of the Wagon Wheel.As it has been all year, the...

Brewer hits game-winning buzzer-beater to take down Akron

Stephen Means II March 7, 2015

Whenever Kent State (21-10, 12-6 Mid-American Conference) and Akron (18-13, 9-9 MAC) are mentioned in the same sentence, the words “rivalry game” usually follow when talking about sports.Friday night,...

Women’s basketball loses battle for the Wagon Wheel after good fight

Quentin Smith February 1, 2015

Kent State women’s basketball got off to a hot start early on in Saturday’s game against rival Akron, shooting about 45 percent from the field in the first half, and kept the streak going into the...

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