Department of Athletics

Maria Cegledy had a short but distinguished senior year. Before her graduation in May 2020, Maria Cegledy had plans for an unforgettable final softball season alongside her teammates at Kent State University.Cegledy looked forward to participating in a senior day, enjoying all the special moments that accompany being a student athlete and playing her final game at Kent State.   Then came COVID-19,...

Julian Edelman, Kent State Julian Edelman is at it again. The former Golden Flash and Super Bowl LIII MVP again showed his Kent State pride on social media by sporting a university shirt during a recent Instagram post. Edelman said he’s been surfing social media, saw all the challenges going around and decided he wanted to take matters into his own hands by creating his...

Marching Golden Flashes Kent, OH — Kent State University’s College of the Arts and Hugh A. Glauser School of Music are pleased to announce the launch of the “Marching Golden Flash Award.” This new $1,000 scholarship opportunity will be available to all returning members of the Marching Golden Flashes as well as incoming Kent State students. It is open to students...

Kent State Golfer Ian Holt Tees Off Three Kent State University men's golfers, Ian Holt, Chase Johnson and Tyler McHugh, are competing in the 116th U.S. Amateur Championship at the Oakland Hills Country Club. The seven day USGA event runs from Aug. 15-21. Started in 1895, the tournament is the oldest USGA championship. Some of golf's most illustrious names have won the...

Kent State Golfer Ian Holt Tees Off Kent State University football player Jordan Italiano, a senior safety from Canfield, Ohio, has been selected as a 2015 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete and finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy presented by Fidelity Investments. Italiano is the first Kent State player to earn the honor. Twelve finalists, including nine...

Kent State Golfer Ian Holt Tees Off Kent State University is showing its support for Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual (LGBT) student-athletes via a new video that champions the national You Can Play Project. The video’s release will be promoted on the university’s social media channels beginning Oct. 1, which marks the start of National LGBT History Month.     Kent...

Kent State kicker April Goss rings the victory bell following the Golden Flashes’ 45-13 win over Delaware State. The Kent State University football team rolled to a 45-13 win over Delaware State University in its 2015 home opener on Saturday, Sept. 12, but one of the points scored by the Golden Flashes was a bit more special than the rest. With 4:18 to play before halftime, fifth-year senior April Goss kicked an extra point to extend the Golden Flashes lead...

Kent State kicker April Goss rings the victory bell following the Golden Flashes’ 45-13 win over Delaware State. WKYC TV reporter Will Ujek discovered the difference between watching football and kicking the winning field goal, as he transformed from a fan to a player for the day. As part of his quest to learn a new talent, Ujek reached out to April Goss, one of Kent State University’s Golden Flashes Kickers. Goss joined the team in 2012 and had plenty of...

Kent State safety Jordan Italiano sizes up an opponent’s wide receiver just before the start of a play during the 2014 season. Kent State University student-athlete Jordan Italiano of Canfield, Ohio, was tabbed “Smartest Player in College Football” in NFL.com’s 15 for ’15 series released on June 16. The pre-medicine/biochemistry major and safety on the Kent State football team carries a 3.978 heading into his senior year. A standout on the field and in the...