Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

Kent State students enjoy the second annual DiversiFest, a festival that celebrates Kent State Kent State University celebrated Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 14, with classic traditions such as the Bowman Cup 5K Race, Kiss on the K, Homecoming Parade and football game. This year’s Homecoming featured Kent State alumni Ben and Candace Curtis as the Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals. The Homecoming parade was followed by the Kent State...

Members of the Kent State University Marching Band make their way toward Main Street during the start of the 2016 Homecoming Parade. Kent State University will celebrate Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 14, with classic traditions such as the Bowman Cup 5K Race, Kiss on the K, Homecoming Parade and football game. This year’s Homecoming will feature Kent State alumni Ben and Candace Curtis as the Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals. The Homecoming parade is scheduled to begin at 10...

The Kent State Golden Flashes football team takes the field for the home opener of the 2017 football season against Howard University. Two touchdown runs by freshman Kesean Gamble in the fourth quarter helped the Kent State University Golden Flashes secure a 38-31 win over Howard University on Sept. 9 in the first game at Dix Stadium for 2017. Gamble lifted the Kent State Golden Flashes into the lead for good with a 1-yard plunge with 12:35 on the clock, then added some security...

Kent State cornerback Demetrius Monday jumps in excitement before the football season opener against the Clemson Tigers. Dix Stadium begins its 49th season as the home of Kent State University football Saturday, Sept. 9, when the Golden Flashes host Howard University at 3:30 p.m. during Parents and Families Weekend. The Golden Flashes are in their 95th season of football, which started on Sept. 2 at defending national champion Clemson University. Along with the Kent...

Herb Page, Kent State’s director of golf and head men’s golf coach, has been selected to serve as one of the head coaches of the International team at the 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup. Herb Page, Kent State University’s director of golf and head men’s golf coach, has been selected to serve as one of the head coaches of the International team at the 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup on July 6-8 at Evian Resort Golf Club in France. Page will team with Stanford University head women’s coach Anne Walker as the top college golfers from...

Kent State’s Danniel Thomas-Dodd, who captured the 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Shot Put National Championship, has been nominated for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year award.  Kent State University track and field’s Danniel Thomas-Dodd has been named one of the Mid-American Conference’s two nominees for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year award, the NCAA announced on Aug. 1. Established in 1991 and now in its 27th year, the NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their...

Kent State’s Danniel Thomas-Dodd, who captured the 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Shot Put National Championship, has been nominated for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year award.  Today, the Kent State University family mourns the tragic loss of one of our student-athletes, freshman football player Tyler Heintz. Tyler was transported to a local hospital by paramedics this morning following football conditioning drills at Dix Stadium. The cause of death is not yet known. Tyler was from Kenton, Ohio, and planned to study...

The Kent State Golden Flashes pose with members of the community on the multipurpose court they constructed in Aguacate, Belize. Instead of heading home to relax following the conclusion of finals week, a group of Kent State University student-athletes traveled to Aguacate, Belize, to partner with Courts for Kids on a service project from May 16-24. A total of 19 student-athletes volunteered to make the trip and were accompanied by five staff members as they aided community...

The Kent State women’s golf team finished tied for fifth at the 2017 NCAA National Championship. The Kent State University women’s golf team finished tied for fifth at the 2017 NCAA National Championship, falling Tuesday, May 23, in the quarterfinals match play round to top seeded Northwestern, 3-2. The Kent State Golden Flashes completed its best run at the NCAA National Championship, beating its previous best finish of 15th place. Kent...

The Kent State baseball team celebrates a walk-off win over Toledo earlier this season at Schoonover Stadium. For the second straight year, the Kent State team has been crowned the outright Mid-American Conference regular season champions. For the second straight year, the Kent State University baseball team has been crowned the outright Mid-American Conference (MAC) regular season champions, a feat now accomplished 14 times in program history. The Kent State Golden Flashes clinched the title and the No. 1 seed at the MAC Tournament, but the 5-2 win at Ohio University on May 20...