The Kent State football team will not have a game this weekend, and perhaps that is a good thing. After a tough, emotional loss to Akron on Saturday, the Golden Flashes can get healthy and refocus on the final two games of the 2009 season. Kent State has a lot to play for. They can still win the MAC East with some help and get to a bowl game. Kent State football has not won at least seven games since 1987 when Glen Mason led the Flashes to a 7-4 record. Kent State has not won six games in the conference since 1976.
Stephanie Storm from the ABJ writes about how the team will try and use the bye week to recuperate from the loss on Saturday.
As we said, the Flashes can win the division but will need some help. Kent State fans can start rooting for that help this week. Tonight Ohio will travel to Buffalo for a 7:00 p.m. game on ESPN2. A Buffalo win would be a good thing since Ohio is 4-1 in the MAC and a half game ahead of KSU. Kent State fans will then be rooting for the Akron Zips to knock off Temple on Friday night at 8:30 p.m. on ESPNU.
Check out what else is going on in the MAC in Tom Gaffney's MAC Notebook.
KSU Notes - November 10
The Kent State men's basketball team has welcomed freshman walk-on Jordan Wilds to the team. Wilds is from Hickory High School in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. Wilds isn't listed on the official roster, but appears to be about 6-4 and is supposedly a skilled perimeter shooter. I've been told Wilds will not dress in any games this season. Wilds did see action in Saturday's exhibition game at Wooster.
The Kent State women's basketball team will open their season on Friday night at Robert Morris. The Golden Flashes will play their first four games on the road before hosting Rhode Island on November 29. The Daily Kent Stater is grading the 2009-2010 team. Check out this preview of the team and listen to head coach Bob Lindsay from the MAC Preview Teleconference from October 28.
Kent State wrestler Brendan Barlow has been named the Kent State Athlete of the Week.
Members of the Kent State football team recently visited two classes at the Family Child Learning Center's Integrated Preschool for Children with Autism in Tallmadge.