Kent State University’s athletics program includes baseball, basketball (women’s), basketball (men’s), cross country, field hockey, football, golf (women’s), golf (men’s), gymnastics, soccer, softball, track and field, volleyball, wrestling. [55], Flash, a golden eagle, is the mascot for the Golden Flashes. Coaches looking to vote should email rcasey@chsaa.org. In 2008, he coached Kent State to its highest finish ever at the national level, finishing 6th in the country at the NCAA championship[22] as well as a ninth-place NCAA finish in 2000. Although women's intramural athletics had been part of the university since it was first established, the first women's intercollegiate athletic team was not established until 1964 when the women's gymnastics team, the first women's collegiate gymnastics team in the U.S., began intercollegiate competition after being founded in 1959. The Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center is a result of the collaboration between Alumni, University Officials and the Kent State Foundation. Since 1946, the two football teams have competed for the Wagon Wheel trophy. [38], The softball team plays its home games at the Diamond at Dix, adjacent to Dix Stadium. In addition, the rear of the facility features heated stalls which allow team members to access the driving range even during the winter months to provide year-round training for both the men's and women's teams. Kent State made national headlines in the fall of 2019 when a field hockey game between Temple University and the University of Maine hosted by Kent State was cancelled early so that the Kent State football team’s homecoming game against Kennesaw State University could be opened with a firework display. In fact, the 1996–2001 MAC title games all featured Kent State vs. Toledo. He has led the Flashes to 21 of their 24 MAC titles, their three regional titles, and 26 of their 28 trips to NCAA competition. The most prominent rival for Kent State is the Akron Zips of the University of Akron, located approximately 10 miles (16 km) to the southwest of Kent in Akron, Ohio. Through the 2013 regular season, he has a record of 342-209 at Kent State. Early men's athletic events, in basketball and baseball, were played against local high school, church, and company teams. 25 Kent State Baseball Rumbles Over Rival Miami To Capture MAC Title", "Kent State part of select company with 20 wins in last 10 seasons", "Golden Flashes Travel to Ohio Saturday Afternoon Looking to Extend Winning Streak", "2009-2010 Kent State Women's Basketball Quick Facts", "Kent State Men's Golf – Post Season Success", "Curtis draws spotlight to men's golf program", "Kent State Finishes Sixth At NCAA Championship", "Kent State earns 18th straight MAC women's golf title", "50 years: KSU gymnastics was ahead of its time", "2008 Kent State Gymnastics Weekly Notes March 27, 2008", "Kent State claims Fourth Straight MAC Regular Season Title", "KSU gymnastics team repeats MAC Tournament championship", "Personal and Season Best Leads to All-Ohio Win", "Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center", "Iowa ranked No. The earliest athletic meeting between the two schools is a men's basketball game on February 19, 1916, in Kent, followed by a baseball game later that year, also in Kent. Through the 2015 meeting, Akron leads the overall series in football 32–24–2, but Kent State leads the series since the Wagon Wheel was contested, 23–21–1. After falling in their previous three bowl game appearances, the 2019 Frisco Bowl was the program's first bowl game victory, a 51–41 win over Utah State.[19]. Several Kent State athletic teams have enjoyed success in the Mid-American Conference and at the national level over the years and the university has produced individual national champions in both wrestling and track and field. The school's first sporting event was a men's basketball game in 1913 against Kent High School and the following spring (1914) the baseball team was organized, known as the "Normal Nine". MassHSHockey.com was launched by Rick Comfort in December 2008 and immediately became the official website for Massachusetts High School Hockey. Do you love to play recreational sports and stay fit? 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First-place votes are in parentheses. The adjacent Murphy-Mellis Field is a location for Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) field hockey tournament games and the Diamond at Dix is a regular venue for OHSAA regional softball tournament games. The team has enjoyed significant success both in the Mid-American Conference and on the national level and has sent several players to the major leagues over the years. Find out the latest on your favorite NCAAF teams on CBSSports.com. [45] The wrestling team is currently led by head coach and Kent State alum Jim Andrassy, who has been with the team as a wrestler, graduate assistant, and assistant coach since 1990 and as head coach since 2003. After McGilvrey's controversial firing in 1926, the new administration held a contest to choose a different team name and "Golden Flashes" was chosen, though no significance was included in the name. [16] They have seven MAC East titles, six MAC overall titles, and four MAC tournament titles. Lillard and Curry -- Two greats that Bazemore will forever tell his son stories about originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest. Some of the NFL players who played football at Kent State include Dri Archer, Joshua Cribbs, Julian Edelman, and James Harrison. In addition to the 15 MAC titles and 13 NCAA appearances, Morrow also coached the team to 27 titles at various regular-season tournaments. The rankings, voted upon by coaches, are the official polls of the Association. In the second game of that series, MSU defeated NMU, 3-1. [23], In mid–2007, Kent State opened the Ferrara and Page Golf Training and Learning Facility located at the southern edge of the Kent State Golf Course. Full Bio. Club sports are formed by students with a common interest and desire to participate in a specific sport or activity, from competitive sports like ultimate frisbee, to recreational clubs like badminton and fencing. Joel Nielsen is athletic director, a position he has held since May 1, 2010.[3]. "[21] The team is coached by Herb Page, a Kent State alum who has been head coach since 1978. Behind Dix Stadium are practice fields, as well as the Kent State Field House, which contains a full indoor football field. The sport was football. [20] They practice at Windmill Lakes Golf Club in nearby Ravenna, where they occasionally host matches, and the Kent State Golf Course, located just east of campus in Franklin Township. The school's first permanent football stadium and a new basketball gym opened in 1950. [00:00] DeRidder, Drew at goalie for MSU. The Golden Flashes are the athletic teams that represent Kent State University.The university fields 19 varsity athletic teams in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level with football competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision.Kent State is a full member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and has been part of the MAC East division … Show off your Golden Flashes pride with Kent State gear available through the University Bookstore. [00:00] DeRidder, Drew at goalie for MSU. Follow Intercollegiate Athletics and the Student Recreation and Wellness Center on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates, and keep track of Kent State events using the Athletics Event Calendar. Kent State University was established in 1910 as an institution for training public school teachers. [25] while 2008 saw the Flashes win two regular-season tournaments, gain a national ranking of thirteenth, and win their tenth consecutive MAC title by 51 strokes. The last time Michigan State allowed nine goals or more was at Northern Michigan in a 10-4 loss on Oct. 18, 2002. Your International student experience will be completely unique and will equip you for every aspect of your life and career. The official athletics website for the Kent State University Golden Flashes. The official 2020 Football Roster for the Frostburg State University Bobcats. The team has won six regular season MAC titles and 10 MAC East Division titles, the most recent in 2016, and three MAC Tournament championships, with the most recent in 2017. You may also purchase tickets online or over the phone. Start of 1st period [00:00]. The site is dedicated to promoting the players and teams, past and present, in Massachusetts High School Hockey. The head coach since August 2015 is Eric Oakley, who came to the program in 2014 as an assistant. Jayson Oweh (28) DE - 2020 • REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON Awards: Named to the Pro Football Focus National Team of the Week following the Indiana (10/24) game. Additional women's sports, including swimming, field hockey, basketball, and volleyball, were added as varsity sports in the mid-1970s following the passage and implementation of Title IX. [7] For 42 seasons, the team was led by legendary coach Joseph Begala, who compiled a career record of 307-69-5 and the national reputation as the "winningest wrestling coach" coaching Kent State from 1929–1942 and again from 1945 until his retirement in 1971. [00:00] Strauss Mann at goalie for MICH. [00:00] Strauss Mann at goalie for MICH. Faceoff Nodler, Josh vs Johnny Beecher won by MICH. Faceoff Nodler, Josh vs Johnny Beecher won by MICH. The wrestling team is one of Kent State's oldest sports, going back to its establishment in 1927. [41] It has historically been one of the school's most successful teams, winning multiple conference titles and making a series of appearances in the NCAA tournament, finishing as high as 5th nationally in both 1941 and 1942. [6] Kent State was a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference from 1932 to 1951 and joined the Mid-American Conference in 1951. Skip To Main Content. The official Football page for the Kent State University Golden Flashes. The official 2020-21 Women's Basketball Roster for the Kent State University Golden Flashes. Gold-rated teaching and outstanding support. While both schools have primary rivals in their immediate geographic regions, the two football teams play annually for the Anniversary Award and during the 2009–10 season both schools competed for the Centennial Cup to celebrate the respective centennial anniversaries of each school. The horse was an Arabian named Raffstar. [14] Kent State also holds the MAC record for consecutive seasons with double-digit conference wins, also for ten consecutive seasons (the previous record was eight straight),[15] and in 2002 finished 17–1 in conference play, setting a MAC record for conference wins in a season. The Flashes compete with the Zips in softball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, women's soccer, and women's volleyball. 01.16.21 / 6:26 pm … Kent State also has had high national finishes from the men's indoor and outdoor track and field teams, women's gymnastics, and wrestling. During the winter sports season, Kent State has men's and women's basketball, women's gymnastics, wrestling, and men's and women's indoor track and field. Kent State University has developed state-of-the-art facilities to support our student athletes. Since Akron's first MAC East title in 1998, the two teams have combined for eight MAC Tournament championships, eight MAC regular-season championships, and 13 MAC East division titles. Through 2018, they have advanced to NCAA play for 18 consecutive seasons, reaching the championship round in five of them. Start of 1st period [00:00]. In 1977, another golden retriever became the mascot, this time named Mac the Flash. In 2011, the two schools created the Wagon Wheel Challenge, which counts all athletic contests in the 15 sports where they compete head-to-head. In 1981 through 1983, the mascot went by many different names, including Freddie Flash, Golden Flash, Flashman, and Captain Flash. All of them were costumed people featuring lightning bolts.[57]. The mascot was short-lived, however, as it was retired in 1974. One of the stars on this team, power forward Antonio Gates, went on to become a superstar tight end with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers. Since 2012, the head coach is Paul Haynes. The first intercollegiate athletic event, a men's basketball game, was held in January 1915 and the baseball team held their first intercollegiate game later that year. The official 2020 Football Roster for the Kent State University Golden Flashes. The spring sports season features men's and women's golf, baseball, women's lacrosse, softball, and men's and women's outdoor track & field. They were conference rivals as members of the Ohio Athletic Conference from 1932–1936 and again from 1944–1951. The coach is Jeff Duncan, who was hired as coach after the 2013 season. From then until now, the Kent State community brings that Golden Flashes pride to every game and every team that plays for Kent State. 19–21, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Kent State Golden Flashes men's basketball, Kent State Golden Flashes women's basketball, NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship, Ferrara and Page Golf Training and Learning Facility, Mid-American Conference Women's Golf Championships, NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships, "Lacrosse to Join ASUN Conference in 2018-19", "Countdown to Centennial: Celebration Spotlights Kent State 'Firsts, "KSU trustees approve smoke-free campus, addition of women's lacrosse", "Kent State beats Oregon, 3-2, to reach College World Series", "Kent State baseball clinches MAC title share despite loss to Ohio University", "Oh, How Sweet…A Three-Peat! 2020 season schedule, scores, stats, and highlights. A new retriever named Golden Flasher II was suggested but never became official. The academic year is divided into three seasons, with the fall sports season typically lasting from August into December, the winter sports season going from late November into March, and the spring sports season beginning in early March and ending in June. The Golden Flashes are the athletic teams that represent Kent State University. [00:00], [00:00] DeRidder, Drew at goalie for MSU. The most recent changes occurred in the late 1990s when women's golf and women's soccer were added as varsity sports, followed by the addition of women's lacrosse, which began play in 2019.[4]. [00:00], [00:00] Strauss Mann at goalie for UM. [43] More recently, the Flashes have again received national attention appearing in the national top-25 rankings in each of the past three seasons[44] and began the 2008–2009 season ranked 23rd. Get the latest news and information for the Kent State Golden Flashes. Home games are played at Dix Stadium on the far eastern edge of the Kent State campus. International atmosphere With a student body representing over 157 nationalities you can have fun on a global scale. In 2011, Kent State had its first national champion with Dustin Kilgore at the 197-pound class. In the tournament they defeated seventh-seeded Oklahoma State, second-seeded Alabama, and third-seeded Pitt. found a place as Kent State's mascot. [27], Along with the men's team, they practice at Windmill Lakes Golf Course in Ravenna, and the Kent State Golf Course and adjacent Ferrara and Page Golf Training and Learning Facility in Franklin Township. Kent State has made 12 MAC tournament title game appearances (most in conference history) and has won six (second most), along with six regular-season MAC titles and nine MAC East titles. Currently, they are coached by Bob Lindsay, who has been with Kent State for 21 seasons as of 2009–2010. Fall sports are football, women's field hockey, women's soccer, women's volleyball, men's and women's golf, and men's and women's cross country. [26] Their 18th consecutive MAC championship in 2016 set the conference record for most consecutive championships in a sport. Each sport is worth one point, awarded to the winning team. No. The official 2020-21 Wrestling schedule for the Penn State University Nittany Lions In 1990, the team went 43–9 en route to their first MAC title, an NCAA regional championship, and a berth in the Women's College World Series. Football also debuted as a sport in 1920, followed by wrestling, men's tennis, men's gymnastics, and men's swimming. The men's basketball team, which began play in 1913 and intercollegiate competition in 1914,[5] plays in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center and is Kent State's oldest sport and second-oldest intercollegiate team. The Flashes amassed thirty victories in the 2001–02 season which culminated in a berth in the NCAA Elite Eight. [56] He was first created in 1985, and the current costume was designed in 1994. Once you have the gear, you will need some sporting events to wear them too. Games in the respective conference tournaments can also factor in to which school receives the point if the teams split their regular-season meetings, with the conference tournament meeting acting as a deciding game. † – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor. [5] Around this same time, the teams became known as the "Silver Foxes" because then-president John Edward McGilvrey raised silver foxes on his farm east of campus. Every year of the program's existence it has won the Mid-American Conference title and is so far the only school to win the Mid-American Conference Women's Golf Championships, which began in April 1999. The original school colors, as chosen by the school's first president John Edward McGilvrey, were orange and blue, believed to have been inspired by the school colors for the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, where McGilvrey had been a professor. Budget constraints and other factors led to the university dropping swimming, tennis, ice hockey, and men's soccer during the 1980s and 1990s, with ice hockey becoming a club-level sport in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division I as part of the Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League (GLCHL). The Golden Flashes football team plays in the NCAA's Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. It is conveniently located in downtown Kent, adjacent to the Kent Campus, providing access to nearby restaurants, boutique shops, galleries and campus events. From 1932 to 1951, Kent State competed as a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference before joining the Mid-American Conference in 1951. The football team followed in 1920 and held their first game on October 30, a 6–0 loss to Ashland College. From 1975 to 1981 the Cleveland Browns held their training camp in Kent at Kent State University. Kent State and Youngstown State play regularly in men's and women's basketball, baseball, and softball, and have played periodically in football, where YSU competes in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Kent State joined the Mid-American Conference in 1951 and Akron joined the MAC in 1992 after transitioning to Division I-A in football. Prior to the start of the 2009–2010 season, Kent State had an overall record of 535-387 and a MAC record of 280-179.[16]. [54], Outside the Mid-American Conference, Kent State has established rivalries with the two other NCAA Division I programs in Northeast Ohio, the Cleveland State Vikings from Cleveland State University, and the Youngstown State Penguins from Youngstown State University, both members of the Horizon League. Through the 2018 season, the team has 12 MAC East titles, 15 MAC regular-season titles, 11 MAC tournament titles, and 13 NCAA tournament appearances. Athletic events were held during the very first semester at Kent State in late 1913, with several intramural teams for female students and a limited number of opportunities for male students. 1 in Preseason Div. Since the late 1990s, both teams have been consistent contenders for the MAC East, MAC, and MAC Tournament titles, so games between the two often have implications in the conference standings or in the tournament. In 1971 through 1974, under head coach Don James, a western-themed horse and rider were present at all Dix Stadium games. Ohio guard Cece Hooks (No. The SRWC has aquatics programs, outdoor basketball courts, outdoor tennis, outdoor sand volleyball, indoor climbing walls, an indoor track and a packed schedule of fitness, dance and other classes. 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