Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

Larissa Lurken, 2017 Player of the Year,  drives past a Buffalo defender during the season finale and a Kent State 80-71 win in the MAC Center. The Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced its women’s basketball postseason awards on March 7, with Kent State University senior guard Larissa Lurken being named Player of the Year and head coach Todd Starkey being named Coach of the Year. Jordan Korinek also was honored as she was named to the All-MAC Second Team. Lurken is the first Kent...

Larissa Lurken, 2017 Player of the Year,  drives past a Buffalo defender during the season finale and a Kent State 80-71 win in the MAC Center. The Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced its women’s basketball postseason awards on March 7, with Kent State University senior guard Larissa Lurken being named Player of the Year and head coach Todd Starkey being named Coach of the Year. Jordan Korinek also was honored as she was named to the All-MAC Second Team. Lurken is the first Kent...

Kent State student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA celebrate their academic achievement with Kent State President Beverly Warren (front row, ninth from left) at a breakfast held in the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony.  Kent State University’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics held its third annual 4.0 GPA Student-Athlete Breakfast on Feb. 2 in the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony. “We are tremendously proud of and inspired by the success of our student-athletes who demonstrate time and time again that excellence can be achieved both in and out of...

Kent State students pose with Flash, the university’s mascot, in a #FlashesForever photo frame during Homecoming.   WHAT: Kent State University will celebrate Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 1, with classic traditions such as the Bowman Cup 5K Race, Kiss on the K, Homecoming Parade and football game against the Akron Zips that kicks off at 3:30 p.m. This year’s Homecoming will feature Kent State alumnus Josh Cribbs, ’10, as the Parade Grand Marshal.  ...

Kent State alumnus Josh Cribbs waves to Kent State students and local residents attending the 2016 Kent State Homecoming Parade. Cribbs returned to campus to serve as the Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal. Kent State University celebrated Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 1, 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 alumnus Josh Cribbs, ’10, as the Parade Grand Marshal. Heroic efforts by Nick Holley and Justin Rankin were not quite enough...

Kent State alumnus Josh Cribbs waves to Kent State students and local residents attending the 2016 Kent State Homecoming Parade. Cribbs returned to campus to serve as the Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal. The fall 2016 Bowman Breakfast will take place at Kent State University in the Kent Student Center Ballroom on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Doors open at 7 a.m., breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., and the program will follow at 8 a.m. The featured speaker is Kent State Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen. Nielsen will speak about “The Game Plan,” Kent...

The Kent State Golden Flashes prepare to take the field against the Penn State Nittany Lions in the first game of the 2016 season. After creating optimism in a hard fought battle at Penn State University, Kent State University hosts its 2016 home opener Saturday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. against North Carolina A&T State. With a Dix Stadium night crowd behind them, the Kent State Golden Flashes look to win their 14th consecutive game against a Football Championship Subdivision...

Kent State football players get kids excited during a trip to Willyard Elementary School in Ravenna. The Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced the presentation of the Cartwright Award to Kent State University for its program excellence in academics, athletics and citizenship during the 2015-16 school year. It is the program’s third Cartwright Award honor in the last seven years, the most of any program in the MAC. “This is a very special...

Students show their Kent State pride by wearing blue and gold. Members of the Kent State community are encouraged to wear something blue and gold each and every Friday. The Center for Student Involvement and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics are welcoming back the Kent State University community in a big way. To kick off the academic year, students, faculty and staff are invited to enjoy a week packed full of food, giveaways and some Kent State pride! From Aug. 29 through Sept. 2, Kent State students...

Kent State’s William Barnes will compete in the first round of the men’s 110m hurdles on Monday, Aug. 15. Kent State University track and field’s William Barnes and Danniel Thomas are going for the gold in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. Barnes will represent Puerto Rico in the men’s 110m hurdles, while Thomas will represent Jamaica in the shot put. Barnes and Thomas mark the eighth and ninth members in Kent State track and field history to compete...