Department of Athletics

Kent State University women’s basketball head coach Danielle O’Banion is taking on her toughest opponent yet: stage II lymphoma.

O’Banion shared her story with P.J. Ziegler from FOX 8. O’Banion talks about the power of positivity and how she’s taking the advice she gives her players about managing adversity and staying strong.

The Kent State University football team opens its 2014 season Saturday, Aug. 30, hosting Mid-American Conference East Division rival Ohio University at 6 p.m. inside Dix Stadium. The Kent State Golden Flashes won their final two games of the 2013 season, while the Bobcats earned a spot in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl.

Throughout the season, the Kent State football players will have the number 54 on one side of their helmets to honor Jason Bitsko, following their teammate’s unexpected death last week.