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The Flashes poured orange Gatorade on coach Sean Lewis after winning the school’s first bowl game on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. 

Ripping off the rearview mirror: A Kent State football preview

Owen MacMillan Sports editor November 4, 2020

Months of uncertainty for Kent State’s football team have turned into mere hours before the Flashes’ season opener. The unusual timing and circumstances of the season are not the only changes since...

Kent State President Todd Diacon talks and walks with Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity members during a protest on campus Mon., Sept. 14, 2020.

Kent State president releases email detailing action steps against campus racism

Troy Pierson September 14, 2020

After attending a student-led protest on campus this afternoon, Kent State President Todd Diacon released an email detailing the actions the university will take to combat racial inequality on campus.Diacon...

A family moves into Clark Hall on Kent States campus Aug. 16, 2020.

Kent State welcomes back students living on-campus ahead of the new semester

Connor Steffen, reporter August 20, 2020

Kent State University kicked off its five-day, staggered move-in process Wednesday ahead of a fall semester that will adhere to the state’s social distancing and safety guidelines.Move-in began Wednesday...

Ohio governor to announce plan for high school sports

AP August 18, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio high school sports such as football and soccer could receive a green light this fall that comes with several restrictions, according to an announcement expected Tuesday by...

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...

KSU Head Football Sports Performance coach Jeff Sobol addressing the team after the fall scrimmage on Aug. 19 2019. 

Five takeaways from Monday’s football press conference

Ian Kreider September 2, 2019

1. Nobody’s guaranteed to keep their starting job. Coach Sean Lewis said junior quarterback Woody Barrett was “our guy” in a post game press conference after last week’s 30-7 loss at Arizona State....

TEMPE, AZ - AUGUST 29: Kent State Golden Flashes wide receiver Isaiah McKoy (23) catches a touchdown pass during the college football game between the Kent State Golden Flashes and the Arizona State Sun Devils on August 29, 2019 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

Barrett, offense struggle in season opener

Ian Kreider August 30, 2019

Junior quarterback Woody Barrett fumbled on the opening play from scrimmage.Four drives later, coach Sean Lewis benched the junior quarterback in favor of junior Dustin Crum for the rest of the first half.“I...

Several Kent State players warming up before the start of the fall scrimmage before that start of the season on Aug. 19 2019. 

High-octane offense, improved depth highlight Flashes’ scrimmage

Ian Kreider August 19, 2019

Coach Sean Lewis did not publicly declare a winner after Kent State’s open scrimmage Monday.“I have to check the tape before I truly know that,” Lewis said with a smile. “But the offense seemed...

Kent State’s John Henry Bronczek (14) and Keith Sherald Jr. (15) tackle an Ohio ball-carrier on during their matchup against the Bobcats on Oct. 6, 2018. Kent lost the game, 27-26.

Late miscues by Rankin, Barrett overshadow career days in Homecoming game

Ian Kreider October 6, 2018

Kent State (1-5, 0-2 Mid-American Conference) had a balanced offensive attack, but nine second-half penalties and Ohio (3-2, 1-0 MAC) quarterback Nathan Rourke were the difference in the final outcome...

Kent State’s Matt Bahr tackles Penn State’s Miles Sanders during the first half of their matchup on Sept. 15, 2018. Kent State lost 63-10.

No. 11 Penn State’s record breaking display downs Flashes

Ian Kreider September 15, 2018

One-way traffic is a phrase that normally describes the hustling, busting nature of the roads in a football town on a Saturday. This Saturday, it could also be used in describing the stagnant play of Kent...

Kent State coach Sean Lewis comforts quarterback Woody Barrett as he walks off the field after he was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct during a a touchdown celebration in Kent State’s game against Illinois at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. The Flashes lost, 31-24.

Extra Points: On driving the car, a comeback bigger than football and competency

Henry Palattella September 1, 2018

1.     Minutes after Kent State’s 31-24 loss to Illinois Saturday, Sean Lewis had some business to take care of before his post-game press conference. Lewis’ attention was fixated on a moth on...

Kent State coach Sean Lewis looks toward the scoreboard during Kent States game against Illinois at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. The Flashes lost 31-24.

Missed opportunities, uptempo offense highlight Flashes’ season opener

Ian Kreider September 1, 2018

Midway through the second quarter, sophomore quarterback Woody Barrett uncorked a long ball to junior running back Justin Rankin, but the ball, like the game, was just out of reach.During that drive, the...

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