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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Graduate student quarterback Dustin Crum runs during the Kent State football teams win against Akron on Saturday, Nov. 20 in Akron, Ohio.

Football wallops Akron, becomes bowl eligible

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 20, 2021

Maybe it was because the Kent State Football team was playing for the Wagon Wheel.Or because of the coaching change made on defense. Or because a win would make KSU bowl eligible. Or because a win would...

Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Dante Cephas, number 14, gets pushed out of bounds by a Bowling Green State University player during the football game on Oct. 2, 2021. The Golden Flashes won 27-20 in their homecoming weekend game.

Football ready to play for the Wagon Wheel Saturday

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 19, 2021

The Kent State football team is coming off a tough last 10 days.The Flashes were dominated by Central Michigan 54-30, it was the fourth Mid-American Conference game this season where they allowed 48+ points. KSU’s...

Danie Tyson (17) and Jacqlyn Caspers (8) celebrate during the Kent State volleyball teams celebrate win over Akron on Friday Oct. 15, 2021. 

Caspers’ huge weekend leads volleyball to sweep over Akron

Isabella Schreck Reporter October 17, 2021

Middle blocker Jacqlyn Caspers had by far the best weekend of her college career to lead Kent State to a sweep of two games against Akron.Caspers, a 6-4 redshirt junior from Swaledale, Iowa, had a career-high...

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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,...

Soccer goes scoreless in second match against Akron, loses 1-0

Owen MacMillan Sports Editor March 28, 2021

Just over 14 minutes into a Wagon Wheel matchup between Kent State women’s soccer and the University of Akron, the first shot of the game was taken by Akron’s Sydney Worthy.Worthy found the back of...

The Kent State women’s lacrosse team celebrates its win in the first-ever women’s lacrosse iteration of the Wagon Wheel Rivalry against the University of Akron. KSU won 9-8 at home. March 13, 2021.

Lacrosse tops Akron for first win in nearly two years

Jimmy Oswald Sports Reporter March 15, 2021

Up by a goal with 17 seconds on the clock, the Kent State lacrosse team was on the verge of its first win in 699 days. The University of Akron had the ball on Kent’s end and was looking to score to...

Kent State sophomore Anthony Roberts [15] drives to the basket for a layup against Akron at James A. Rhodes Arena on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. Kent State lost 79-76.

Roberts return not enough, Kent State falls to Akron in final regular season game

The ball bounced into Antonio “Booman” Williams’ hands and he turned up the court, racing against the clock.With only 3.7 seconds left in Kent State men’s basketball’s matchup with the University...

Kent State senior forward Jimmy Hall makes a move to the rim against Akron senior center Isaiah Johnson at the James A. Rhodes Arena on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Kent State beat Akron, 70-67.

Viral videos depict fallout between Flash, Zippy

Quaylyn Hairston March 3, 2017

The long-time rivalry between Kent State and The University of Akron mounted in a viral marketing campaign launched in February. A collaboration between both universities, these videos depicted the origins...

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...

Chris Ortiz lays on the court after failing to get the final shot off in time at the quarter-final MAC Tournament game against the University of Akron on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Quicken Loans Arena. The Flashes lost to the Zips 53-51.

Men’s basketball team looks ahead after Zips end KSU’s season

Stephen Means II March 15, 2015

The Kent State men’s basketball team’s season came to an abrupt end last Thursday night as Akron defeated the Flashes 53-51 in quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament.The Flashes finished...

Senior forward Darren Goodson attempts to defend the ball from an Akron player at the game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. The Flashes are set to face the Zips again this Friday, Mar. 7, 2014 at the University of Akron. It is the last game before the M.A.C. Championship.

Akron-Kent rivalry worth more than bragging rights for men’s basketball

Stephen Means II February 8, 2015

With the Mid-American Conference tournament being one month away, the Kent State-University of Akron rivalry game has an incentive more than pride and bragging rights.Kent State (16-7, 7-3 MAC) and Akron...

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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