Kent State University's ability to produce high quality football players in the NFL has been well documented locally in the last several years.
Kent State had eight NFL players on opening weekend rosters in 2009, which led the Mid-American Conference. The MAC had 50 players on that list.
Despite the success of several Golden Flashes in the pros, the Kent campus continues to be somewhat ignored by many of the league's personnel directors.
Beacon Journal sports writer Marla Ridenour has the excellent story on KSU's pipeline to the pros.
FOOTBALL NOTES - Dave Carducci of the Record Courier took in Saturday's spring practice session and offers these notes.
It's hard not to be excited about the depth and experience of the Kent State offense in 2010. With so many proven playmakers, combined with those who have more to prove, the KSU faithful should be able to look forward to an offense that can put a lot of points on the board.
The Kent State sports information department has released the 2010 Spring Football Prospectus. It's got everything a fan needs to know.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT - Kent State baseball coach Scott Stricklin got his 200th win in a 16-1 romp over Eastern Michigan on Friday. KSU fell on Saturday to the Eagles 8-6 but will go for the series win on Sunday afternoon...Softball hurler Kylie Reynolds became KSU's all-time wins leader as the Flashes beat Buffalo on Saturday afternoon...KSU gymnastics finished 5th as a team at the Morgantown Regional at WVU on Saturday. With the performance, Kent State has a chance to finish the season ranked in the Top 25 with the final season polls being released on Sunday...Men's basketball recruit Mark Henniger was named Canton Repository Stark Player of the Year.