Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

Kent State associate head coach Jon Mills (left) and sophomore Gisli Sveinbergsson (right) both give a thumbs-up after a strong hole. The Kent State men’s golf team finished second at the NCAA Washington Regional and advances to the NCAA Championship. The No. 12 Kent State University men’s golf team has booked its ticket to the 2017 NCAA National Championship with a second-place finish at the Washington Regional at 3-over par 855 (287-282-286). The Kent State Golden Flashes were among the leaders throughout the weekend and led the par-71 regional tournament for a portion of the third round....

The Kent State softball team celebrates on the field following its 3-0 victory over Ohio to win the 2017 MAC Softball Tournament Championship. Kent State University senior Ronnie Ladines tossed a three-hitter and hit a two-run homer in the first inning to lead No. 4 Kent State past No. 2 Ohio, 3-0, in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Tournament Championship game. The performance by Ladines capped a sensational week in which she earned MAC Tournament Most Valuable Player honors. Kent...

The Kent State women’s golf team finished tied for fifth at the 2017 NCAA National Championship. The No. 15 Kent State University women’s golf team has qualified for the 2017 NCAA National Championship after finishing the NCAA Lubbock Regional in sixth place at 11-over par 875 (305-287-283). Kent State entered the day tied with No. 2 UCLA in sixth place but held its ground and fought off a tough battle from Oregon State. The Beavers shot...

The Kent State University men’s golf team poses for a group picture after winning its 24th Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship. The team placed second at Regionals and now advances to the NCAA Championship. The No. 12 Kent State University men’s golf team won its 24th Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship on April 30 at the Virtues Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio. The Kent State Golden Flashes finished the four-round tournament with a score of 3-under par 1,149 (287-288-285-289), breaking its own four-round tournament record for team score. Kent...

The Kent State women’s golf team smiles after winning its 19th straight MAC Women’s Golf Championship. The team has advanced to the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2010. The No. 15 Kent State University women’s golf team won its 19th straight Mid-American Conference (MAC) Women’s Golf Championship on April 23 at the Silver Lake Country Club in Silver Lake, Ohio. The Golden Flashes, who have won every championship tournament put on by the MAC, won the tournament by 34 strokes. The tournament hosts posted a...

Kent State student-athlete Richard Dahome from the track and field team is preparing to share his secrets to his success by launching a series of athletic camps for students third grade through high school, taught by some of the best athletes in the world It all comes down to a fraction of a second. Who can push off the block first? Who can jump the highest? Who will cross the finish line ahead of everyone else? In the end, speed is the ultimate winner – it can separate the good from the great. Richard Dahome is one of the greats. This year alone, as a member of the Kent State University men’s...

Kent State gymnast Rachel Stypinski focuses as she performs her floor routine at the 2017 Mid-American Conference Gymnastics Championships. (Photo credit: David Dermer) Kent State University junior Rachel Stypinski won the all-around title with a 39.500 to lead the Golden Flashes at the 2017 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Gymnastics Championships held March 18 at the Stroh Center in Bowling Green, Ohio. Kent State posted a 194.850 team score to finish sixth. Stypinski’s all-around score ties the program record...

Kent State guard and Mid-American Conference Tournament MVP Jaylin Walker shoots over two UCLA defenders. The 14th-seeded Kent State University men’s basketball team played third-seeded UCLA close in the second half, but ultimately fell to the Bruins, 97-80, March 17 in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament Midwest Region at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. Through the first 32 minutes of action, the Golden Flashes (22-14) looked...

Members of the Kent State men Messages of congratulations and displays of Kent State University pride flooded social media as the Kent State men’s basketball team captured the 2017 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Men's Basketball Tournament Championship title and was selected as a No. 14 seed to play the UCLA Bruins in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Kent State...

The Kent State Golden Flashes accept the trophy for winning the 2017 MAC Men The Kent State University men’s basketball team (22-13) won the 2017 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship, defeating the top-seeded Akron Zips (26-8) by a score of 70-65 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. “Tonight the story is about our guys and what they’ve been able to accomplish here tonight, what they’ve been able to accomplish...