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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

Kent States 1975 field hockey team poses with Coach Judy Devine, center back, in front of a homemade goal cage. Each athlete is wearing her own practice gear and holding hockey sticks that were borrowed from the physical education inventory.

A ‘low-key’ revolution: 50 years of Title IX at Kent State

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 26, 2022

When Judy Devine came to Kent State in 1969, women’s athletics barely existed. There were no scholarships or varsity letters for women athletes. There were no paid coaching positions. There was no...

Judy Devine reflects on her first year as womens athletic director in an article from the June 3, 1976 Kent Stater.

A ‘low-key’ revolution: 50 years of Title IX at Kent State

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 26, 2022

To read part one, click here. Title IX passed on June 23, 1972, but it did not bring immediate change.   Judy Devine, who had earned her masters in health and physical education, was the university’s...

Joel Nielsen, who served as the Kent State athletic director from 2010 to 2021, watches the Kent State womens basketball team play Purdue Fort Wayne on Nov. 16, 2019.

A ‘low-key’ revolution: 50 years of Title IX at Kent State

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 26, 2022

To read day two, click here. Despite its successes on the field and in the arena for women’s athletics, Kent State’s road to equality has not always been smooth. During Joel Nielsen’s tenure as...

Amelia Perdue with both her parents at a volleyball tournament she participated in when she was in high school.

Like mother, like daughter: How 4 KSU athletes followed their mothers into Division I sports

Pilar Lewis Sports Reporter May 18, 2021

For decades, sons have followed their fathers into athletics. Before they played in the National Football League, Peyton Manning starred at University of Tennessee and Eli Manning played at University...

Gymnastics wins GW Invitational, three gymnasts finish in top three for All-Around scoring

Amanda Levine Sports editor January 19, 2020

Three Kent State gymnasts finished in the top five for All-Around scoring in the Lindsey Ferris Invitational at George Washington University. The Flashes had either won or tied for first place in each...

Senior forward Jordan Korinek drives to the hoop for two of her career-high 36 points against Bowling Green on Jan. 31, 2018. Kent State won the game, 81-57. [FILE]

Empty seats plague KSU women’s athletics

Faith Riggs February 28, 2018

Everytime the Kent State women’s basketball team steps onto the court, they do so ready to play their hearts out.But once the horn sounds and tip-off happens, the student section isn’t full, and the...

‘She Will’ events to boost presence of female athletes

Hannah Sheridan September 8, 2017

“She Will,” a series of athletic events promoted by the Women’s Center and the athletics department, encourages attendees to learn about the strides women make in sports.   The series will give...

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