Intercollegiate Athletics

Kent State University students, employees, alumni, donors and community members gathered on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) to cheer on the Golden Flashes as Kent State Athletics launched its new branding and a whole new gameday experience. 

The Kent State's men's basketball student-athletes select fans of all races to stand with them in solidarity during the national anthem.

Kent State University Board of Trustees approved establishing a unified student government across all campuses – Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Kent, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas – during its March 9, 2016, board meeting.

Each campus’ Undergraduate Student Government is recognized as the representative voice of the students’ interests, concerns and needs. Elected presidents from each campus will serve as the liaison between the student body, Undergraduate Student Government and university administration.

As Golden Flashes, we strive to be accessible safe-space allies for LGBTQ students. It doesn't matter who you are, where you're from or what sport you belong to here at Kent State. If you can play, you can play!




The Kent Student Center, Center for Student Involvement and Intercollegiate Athletics cordially invite students, faculty and staff to enjoy a week of Kent State spirit to start the academic year.

The events are meant to be fun, interactive and casual. Each day will feature some free food and giveaways. In addition, our beloved mascot, Flash, and some players, coaches and cheerleaders will be there.     

Students are encouraged to stop by between classes to meet new people and take part in the excitement of the first week of classes.   

Photo of Stephanie HaughStephanie Haugh of Kent State University’s women’s soccer team has been named the female recipient of the 2015 Bob James Memorial Award by the Mid-American Conference Faculty Athletics Representatives. The announcement was made by the league office today.

Photo of Julian Edelman (Photo credit: New England Patriots)Former Golden Flashes continue Kent State’s strong ties to Patriots and Super Bowl

Kent State University President Beverly Warren shares her unique résumé, merging academics with athletics. Warren sat down with a Record-Courier reporter to discuss her humble start as a basketball and volleyball coach at the University of Montevallo and how the experience helped her develop an inclusive and collaborate leadership style at Kent State.