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Before tipoff, the student section lights up the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center with their cellphones and pass the giant banner welcoming the basketball team before the Akron game on Jan. 19, 2024.

Preview: Women’s basketball MAC Tournament

Demetri Manousos, Reporter March 12, 2024

As is true for the men, winning the Mid-American Conference tournament is the only way for a MAC women’s team to punch its ticket to March Madness. The Toledo Basketball program completed the regular...

Chris Payton Jr. lands a dunk late in the game against Western Michigan on Feb. 6, 2024.

Men’s basketball takes back home-court advantage

Matt Franos, Reporter February 7, 2024

Kent State men’s basketball team had lost four home games in a row before beating Western Michigan 63-61 in the M.A.C. Center. “It's great to get a win here; we've played really well on the road...

Kent State Womens Soccer vs. Northern Illinois University on Sunday, October 15, 2023.

Soccer defeats top-seed to advance to MAC Championship

Matt Franos, Reporter November 2, 2023

Kent State’s soccer team continued its revenge tour in the Mid-American Conference tournament with a win against top-seeded host Western Michigan, 2-1. “We’ve talked about playing 90 minutes all...

Redshirt junior quarterback Michael Alaimo throws a pass while freshman offensive lineman Andrew Page keeps Buffalo defensive lineman Daishon Folsom off his quarterback during the Kent State vs. Buffalo football game on Oct. 21, 2023.

State of the MAC: Football sits last in the East

Demetri Manousos, Reporter October 28, 2023

Mid-American Conference football play has been intriguing this season, as teams are 4-17 against Power 5 opponents, and more than half are .500 or better in conference games. With conference play beginning,...

Kent State senior Callie Cunningham attempts a shot on goal as four Western Michigan defenders close in on Oct. 19, 2023.

Soccer falls to MAC leader in home finale

Matt Franos, Reporter October 19, 2023

Kent State's soccer team was looking to defend home turf in its home finale, but the team fell to Mid-American Conference-leading Western Michigan, 2-0. The Flashes now fall to 8-6-2 (5-4), while...

Kent State Womens Soccer vs. Northern Illinois University on Sunday, October 15, 2023.

‘It was not good enough’: Northern Illinois snaps soccer’s four-game home winning streak

Matt Franos, Reporter October 15, 2023

The Kent State soccer team fell to Northern Illinois (6-6-3) in Dix Stadium, 2-1.  The Flashes conceded an own goal in the 23rd minute and could not get back in the game. “When you don't compete...

Women’s golf dominates en route to 24th consecutive MAC title

John Hilber, Reporter April 24, 2023

The Kent State women’s golf team won the Mid-American Conference Championship on Sunday for the 24th consecutive time with all five KSU participants placing in the Top-10 individually. The Flashes...

Strong first half pushes men’s basketball past Western Michigan

Jacob Shondel, Reporter February 15, 2023

Kent State men’s basketball team is ranked first in points allowed (63.9) in the Mid-American Conference. Tuesday, when the Flashes traveled to Michigan, allowed a season-low 58 points against conference...

The Kent State gymnastics team rings the bell after pulling ahead of West Michigan University during the Beauty and the Beast meet on Jan. 29.

Gymnastics wins home opener against Western Michigan

Michael Neenan, Reporter January 30, 2023

The Kent State gymnastics team’s 195.925 was third highest score total in a home opener in program history in a win over Western Michigan.  Kent State won its first home meet of the year at the Beauty...

The Kent State Womens Basketball team huddles up before the tip-off against Western Michigan University on Jan. 28, 2023.

Women’s basketball dominates in 26-point win

Lucas Baker, Reporter January 29, 2023

The Kent State women’s basketball team dominated in a 26-point blowout against Western Michigan. Kent State picked up its eighth home win of the season, winning 64-38. “You hold the conference...

Men’s basketball season preview: ‘It’s going to be an exciting season’ after first-place league selection

Jacob Shondel, Reporter November 7, 2022

After losing three of its top six scores from last season, the Kent State men’s basketball team will rely on every player to step up. “They can’t look at it like this player is gone, so now I...

Freshman outside hitter Mackenzie McGuire (left) and fifth-year middle blocker Lana Strejcek block an attack from Western Michigan Oct. 29.

‘It’s been a lot of fight’: Volleyball ends losing streak and splits M.A.C.C weekend

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor October 30, 2022

In Friday’s game against Northern Illinois, the Kent State volleyball team made 22 errors – its lowest total of the season. Against Buffalo Oct. 20, the team made 33 errors, and 22 came from attack...

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