Football

Kent State Quarterback Dustin Crum runs for a first half touchdown in the Golden Flashes win over Akron at Dix Stadium. America was watching as Kent State dominated Akron 69-35 to retain the coveted Wagon Wheel in the annual clash of football rivals at Dix Stadium. ESPN carried the Nov. 17 game to a national prime time audience, which saw the Golden Flashes win their seventh straight game going back to last year while pushing their season record to 3-0. This was the...

Kent State Wide Receiver Ja Kent State picked up right where it left off at the end of last season -- with a win. The Golden Flashes defeated Eastern Michigan 27-23 Wednesday evening at Dix Stadium. The game marked the season opener for both teams as the Mid-American Conference season was delayed due to the pandemic.  The win marks the first time Kent State has played a...

Head Football Coach Sean Lewis on the field. Today’s Flashes of Inspiration comes from Kent State University Football’s Head Coach Sean Lewis, who delivers a pep talk about how to make it through uncertain, challenging times. Lewis, who led the Golden Flashes to their first ever bowl game win in the December 2019 Frisco Bowl, was just beginning spring practice with the team when the...

Marching Golden Flashes Kent, OH — Kent State University’s College of the Arts and Hugh A. Glauser School of Music are pleased to announce the launch of the “Marching Golden Flash Award.” This new $1,000 scholarship opportunity will be available to all returning members of the Marching Golden Flashes as well as incoming Kent State students. It is open to students...

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...

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...