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 new gameday activities and additions were unveiled...

The national anthem at sporting events has been a hot button topic in 2016. While some have chosen to sit or stand, the Kent State University men's basketball team decided to take a different route. Prior to "The Star-Spangled Banner" being played for Kent State's home opener against Mississippi Valley State on Nov. 16, each of Kent State's men's...

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’...

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...

University celebrates its annual Homecoming on Oct. 3 Julian Edelman, former Kent State University Golden Flashes quarterback and current member of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, will return to his alma mater to serve as Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal when Kent State holds its annual Homecoming on Oct. 3. “Get ready, Kent...

Stephanie 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. In its 27th year, the Bob James Memorial Award recognizes one female and one male...

Former Golden Flashes continue Kent State’s strong ties to Patriots and Super Bowl On Feb. 3, 2008, Julian Edelman and Josh Kline both watched the New England Patriots play in Super Bowl XLII. Three days later, Kline signed a national letter of intent to become Edelman’s teammate at Kent State. Little did they know, they’d be preparing to...

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...