Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

Kent State field hockey coach Kyle DeSandes-Moyer (wearing hat) stands with her players and assistant coaches. Kent State University field hockey coach Kyle DeSandes-Moyer has one mantra that not only fueled, but bonded, both her first successful season guiding the Golden Flashes and the team she inherited. “We have to honor the women who came before us,” she said. “The girls joke around because I say that line a...

Senior guard CJ Williamson of the Kent State University men’s basketball team drives to the basket past a University of Akron player. Fans of the Kent State University Golden Flashes looking to follow their favorite players on the court will have to look for their jersey numbers and not their names at a special men’s basketball game later this week. Players will be wearing student-designed uniforms with the space on the back that is usually designated for their names instead...

Senior guard CJ Williamson of the Kent State University men’s basketball team drives to the basket past a University of Akron player. Fans of the Kent State University Golden Flashes looking to follow their favorite players on the court will have to look for their jersey numbers and not their names at a special men’s basketball game later this week. Players will be wearing student-designed uniforms with the space on the back that is usually designated for their names instead...

Kent State completed its first ever bowl win with a victory of Utah State Kent State made history in Texas with a 51-41 win over Utah State in the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl. The win caps a 7-6 season for the Golden Flashes, who won their last three games of the regular season to become bowl eligible. Trailing 27-26 entering the fourth quarter, Quarterback Dustin Crum led the offense on four consecutive scoring...

Kent State men With flashing scoreboards and cheering crowds, a college basketball game would seem an unlikely event for someone with sensory issues to attend.  No longer. Kent State University is working with area autism-focused organizations as well as KultureCity®, a nonprofit dedicated to providing accessibility and inclusion for those with special needs,...

The Kent State Golden Flashes football team is bowling for the fourth time in school history, having accepted a bid to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl against Utah State. The game will take place Dec. 20. The Kent State Golden Flashes football team (6-6) is bowling for the fourth time in school history, having accepted a bid to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl against Utah State (7-5, Mountain West). The game will take place on Friday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, with coverage on ESPN2. It will be the first...

Kent State men’s basketball players congratulate freshman Kalin Bennett (left) for playing in his first college basketball game. Bennett is the first true freshman diagnosed with autism to sign a letter of intent in Division I men’s basketball. The Kent State University men’s basketball team started the 2019-20 season off on a high note with four players scoring in double figures for a 97-58 opening-night victory over the Division III Hiram Terriers at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center on Nov. 6. Freshman Kalin Bennett, the first...

Megan Conrad (fifth from left) is recognized at a Kent State basketball game. She is joined by her family along with representatives from Kent State’s administration, College of Business Administration, PNC and Flash, the mascot. Each semester, PNC recognizes two outstanding Kent State University students as PNC Achievers. These students exemplify excellence in the classroom, in the community, and in student leadership and development. Congratulations to the Spring 2019 PNC Achievers! Megan Conrad, Senior, Marketing Major Megan Conrad has a saying: You get out what you...

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is congratulated by fellow Kent State graduates at the One University Commencement held at Dix Stadium. He has won Super Bowls. He has received the Super Bowl MVP award. And on May 11, 2019, he achieved his latest victory: earning a college degree. A helmet and pads were replaced by a cap and gown for New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman as he finished a journey he started in 2005 at the College of San Mateo before transferring to Kent...

PNC Bank recognizes Kent State student Hunter Brancifort (fifth from left), who is joined by her family along with representatives from Kent State’s administration, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the College of Business Administration. Each semester, PNC recognizes two outstanding Kent State University students as PNC Achievers. These students exemplify excellence in the classroom, in the community, and in student leadership and development. Congratulations to the Fall 2018 PNC Achievers! Hunter Brancifort, Senior, Finance Major Pass Hunter Brancifort on campus and on most days...