Intercollegiate Athletics

Kent State Football Prepares for 2023 Season

Kent State University is coordinating closely with the University of Central Florida (UCF) ahead of Thursday's season-opening football game between the two schools in Orlando, Florida. As of Tuesday morning, Idalia was a Category 1 hurricane expected to make landfall early Wednesday morning and travel west-to-east across the northern pa...

Kent State of Mind: Jake Ferri - Wrestling My Inner Mindset

Jake Ferri of Billerica, Massachusettes struggled with personal pressure, including turning his wrestling matches into life-or-death situations. That was until he decided to free himself, and the change has been dramatic.  

Guard Sincere Carry Drives During Home Basketball Game

Mike Lopresti knows college basketball. A member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Hall of Fame, Lopresti has covered college basketball for 43 years, including 39 Final Fours. He jokes that he is so old that he 'covered Bob Knight when he had dark hair and basketball shorts were actually short.' His most recent column on ...

Coaches and Players Stand for the National Anthem

As student-athletes at Kent State University, Eva Nikolai and Raphael Rodriguez are keenly aware of the daily protocols that the athletic department practices to keep them and their teammates safe from COVID-19. Rodriguez, junior aerospace engineering major, said he and his teammates on the wrestling team are tested for COVID-19 three t...

Kent State students rip their yellow shirts open to reveal blue #UNLEASH shirts.

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 a...

Kent State men’s basketball players stand in unity with fans of a different race selected from the crowd during the national anthem.

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 Sta...

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!      ...

A group of Kent State students pile onto the Center for Student Involvement’s oversized inflatable couch.

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, F...