Kent State University alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community celebrated Homecoming with the theme “Kent State Pride is Worldwide.”
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.
Kent State University President Beverly Warren, Athletic Director Joel Nielsen, and Head Football Coach Paul Haynes spent a cold Tuesday afternoon at Dix Stadium after taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, a national campaign aimed at increasing awareness and contributions for ALS – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Warren accepted the challenge that was tweeted Aug. 13 by Rebecca Windover, an assistant residence hall director whose father-in-law has been battling ALS for more than a year.
ADVISORY: Kent State University President, Athletic Director, and Football Coach to take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Aug. 19
Dr. Beverly Warren, Athletic Director Joel Nielsen, and Head Football Coach Paul Haynes will take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 4:15 p.m. in the south end zone of Dix Stadium at 2213 Summit Road in Kent.
The event comes in response to a challenge tweeted Aug. 13 by Rebecca Windover, an assistant residence hall director, who has a family member fighting ALS.
A late 42-yard touchdown pass from Colin Reardon to Chris Humphrey helped Kent State escape a scare with a 17-10 victory over Liberty in Thursday night's season opener at Dix Stadium.
The Mid-American Conference (MAC) presented Kent State University with the Reese Trophy for the fifth straight year for men's all-sports excellence during the MAC Honors Dinner at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. The Kent State Golden Flashes have now won eight Reese Trophies dating back to 2000.
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Kent State University Game Watch Parties Scheduled for GoDaddy.com Bowl Game
After winning a program record 11 games, the Kent State Golden Flashes football team will take on Arkansas State on Sunday, Jan. 6, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., in the GoDaddy.com Bowl Game. This is the third bowl appearance for the Golden Flashes. They attended the Refrigerator Bowl in 1954 and the Tangerine Bowl in 1972.
Kent State University Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen introduced Paul Haynes as the Golden Flashes’ 21st head football coach at an afternoon news conference held Dec. 18.
Haynes returns to his alma mater 25 years after he walked on to play football at Kent State as a college freshman. He replaces Darrell Hazell, who resigned Dec. 5 after two seasons to become the head coach at Purdue University.
Kent State University fans are invited to come together in downtown Kent on Wednesday, Dec. 19, to celebrate the historic football season and send off the team to Mobile, Ala., for the GoDaddy.com Bowl. Fans can pick up a free commemorative postseason poster and collect autographs from Kent State head football coach Darrell Hazell and members of the team.