Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

Photo collage of Kent State women Kent State University has won the Mid-American Conference’s Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) for women’s sports award for the first time in school history. The award is given annually and designed to recognize the conference institution with the highest overall combination of both grade point average (GPA) and Academic Progress Rate rank...

Kent State women’s basketball players and graduating seniors Ali Poole, Sydney Brinlee and Megan Carter smile with their caps and gowns. (Photo credit: Scott Galvin) Kent State University student-athletes conquered the unprecedented challenge of completing the final months of the spring term via remote classes by posting the highest term grade point average (3.563) in athletics department history. All 17 programs posted a term GPA of 3.1 or better with 14 setting a new term record. A record 75 student-athletes...

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...

Kalin Bennett (left) is congratulated by his teammates for playing in his first college basketball game. 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...