Football

Members of Kent State football, dance, cheer and the marching band visited kids at Children Hours before they will do battle on the gridiron in the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl, Kent State’s football players and other students paused to spend time with kids facing tough battles of their own.   Football players joined cheerleaders and dance team members to visit Children's Medical Center Plano...

Kent State Football Players Prepare Meals for Needy in Frisco, Texas At the same time that Kent State University is competing in a bowl game, as many as 1,000 kids in Texas will be eating a meal that the Golden Flashes helped provide.   Team members joined fellow football players from Utah State University to help pack meals as part of Frisco Fastpacs to ensure that no child in Frisco, Texas, has to endure hunger...

Cowboy Up! Golden Flashes work out at the practice facility of the Dallas Cowboys to prepare for Frisco Bowl. All Kent State University athletes are accustomed to being surrounded by blue. Blue and gold usually, and lots of it.   On Tuesday, the Kent State Golden Flashes were embracing a different shade of blue. One with a deep, winning football tradition – the blue-draped practice home to the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.   Kent State worked out Tuesday...

New Football Head Coach Sean Lewis Kent State University will officially introduce its new head football coach Thursday, Dec. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Integrated Sciences Building. Kent State President Beverly Warren and Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen will lead the event, which will include the new head coach taking part in a question and answer session.  Watch the news conference...

Former Kent State University quarterback Julian Edelman releases a new memoir. New England Patriots wide receiver and former Kent State University quarterback Julian Edelman released a new memoir, Relentless, on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The memoir is described as “the inspiring story of an underdog kid who was always doubted to becoming one of the most reliable and inspiring players in the NFL.” Co-authored with Tom Curran, the...

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...

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 kicker April Goss rings the victory bell following the Golden Flashes’ 45-13 win over Delaware State. The Kent State University football team rolled to a 45-13 win over Delaware State University in its 2015 home opener on Saturday, Sept. 12, but one of the points scored by the Golden Flashes was a bit more special than the rest. With 4:18 to play before halftime, fifth-year senior April Goss kicked an extra point to extend the Golden Flashes lead...

Kent State kicker April Goss rings the victory bell following the Golden Flashes’ 45-13 win over Delaware State. WKYC TV reporter Will Ujek discovered the difference between watching football and kicking the winning field goal, as he transformed from a fan to a player for the day. As part of his quest to learn a new talent, Ujek reached out to April Goss, one of Kent State University’s Golden Flashes Kickers. Goss joined the team in 2012 and had plenty of...