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Kent State Football Game Times Announced

Posted June 24, 2013
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Kent State’s Dri Archer breaks free for a big gain during
the second quarter of the GoDaddy.com Bowl game in Mobile,
Ala. Kent State has announced its football schedule for this
fall, which begins with the Aug. 29 season opener against
Liberty.

Kickoff times for eight of Kent State University’s football games this fall have been announced by the Mid-American Conference (MAC), including four of the Golden Flashes’ home games. Two additional broadcasts were also added to the Golden Flashes’ growing number of television and live video appearances.

Kent State’s final two games of the regular season against East Division rivals Miami (Nov. 13) and Ohio (Nov. 19) will both kick off at 8 p.m. The Wednesday home tilt with the RedHawks and the Tuesday night finale against the Bobcats will both be broadcast live on either ESPN2 or ESPNU.

In addition, the Aug. 29 season opener against Liberty will kick off at 6 p.m. on ESPN3. The Golden Flashes’ Sept. 7 home game with Bowling Green will begin at noon as part of the ESPN Regional/ESPN Plus/ESPN Game Plan/ESPN3Watch ESPN package with the MAC. More television announcements for the 2013 season are expected and will be announced as that information becomes available.

Western Michigan will host Kent State’s first conference road game on Sept. 28 under the lights at 7 p.m.

The following Saturday will be the Golden Flashes’ homecoming, hosting Northern Illinois at 3:30 p.m. in a rematch of the 2012 MAC Championship Game.

Homecoming for Ball State will be Oct. 12 at 3 p.m., in a rematch of last year’s 45-43 shootout victory for Kent State. The Golden Flashes look to retain the Wagon Wheel for a fourth consecutive season at Akron on Nov. 2 at 3:30 p.m.

Kickoff times for Kent State’s Oct. 26 game against Buffalo and its three nonconference road games are yet to be determined. All football games can be heard live on 640 WHLO and Golden Flashes Radio on iHeartRadio.

Season ticket packages start as low as $40. Call the Kent State ticket office at 330-672-2244. Season ticket holders receive benefits such as parking passes, merchandise discounts, priority seating at MAC Championship and bowl games and the opportunity to purchase tickets at LSU and Penn State games.

Travel packages to New Orleans and the Sept. 14 game at LSU are available at www.kentstatesportstravel.com.

Game times for the MAC’s three direct bowl tie-ins were also announced, all of which can be seen on ESPN. The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will be Dec. 21 at 5:30. The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl will be Dec. 26 at 6 p.m. and the GoDaddy.com Bowl will be Jan. 5 at 9 p.m.

  • College Football Performance Awards released its national Watch Lists for the 2013 season. Roosevelt Nix was one of 32 defensive linemen. Luke Wollet was one of 37 defensive backs and Dri Archer was one of 34 running backs.
  • Archer and Nix were both named to Athlon’s preseason All-MAC First Team. Wollet and Pat McShane were named to Athlon’s All-MAC Second Team.
  • Wollet was one of three college athletes honored by the United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley at the eighth annual Champions Among Us Dinner.
  • Phil Steele rated Kent State No. 8 among the nation’s top running back units in the nation for the upcoming season.
  • Former cornerback Josh Pleasant has started six straight games for the AFL’s Chicago Rush, recording two interceptions, including one for a touchdown.