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KSU Notes - November 29

By admin Published: November 30, 2009

The Daily Kent Stater's Tom Gallick is writing about KSU football coach Doug Martin and his inability to back up his guarantee for a winning season and a bowl game.  Despite this, he should be the coach of the future.

Now that J.D. Brookhart has been fired at the University of Akron, Martin is the longest tenured coach in the Mid-American Conference.  Brookhart did go 5-1 in his career against Kent State.  

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Kent State beats Morehead State 63-57

By admin Published: November 29, 2009

For the second straight season Kent State and Morehead State played a competitive, spirited college basketball game.  For the second straight season the Golden Flashes defeated the Eagles.  This season, Kent State came from behind in the second half to beat the defending Ohio Valley Conference tournament champions 63-57 to improve to 5-2 on the season in Morehead, Kentucky.

Senior forward Anthony Simpson scored a career high 17 points and also added eight rebounds.

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Kent State falls to Buffalo in season finale, 9-6

By admin Published: November 27, 2009

KENT - It was not a pretty game by any stretch of the imagination on black Friday afternoon at Dix Stadium.  When it was all done, Buffalo had escaped with a 9-6 victory in a game dominated by punts, and as one can tell by the score, field goals.

Buffalo went 11 plays in 63 yards over the final five minutes of the game to set up a 22 yard field goal by UB place kicker A.J. Principe with five seconds left in the game to take a 9-6 victory.

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Kent State vs. Buffalo | Preview

By admin Published: November 26, 2009

KENT STATE (5-6, 4-3 MAC) vs. BUFFALO (4-7, 2-5 MAC)

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Holt could be out a month with injury

By admin Published: November 26, 2009

The hits just keep on coming for the Kent State men's basketball team.  A day after getting blown out at South Florida, and already playing without its best player, now this. 

Dave Carducci at the Record Courier is reporting on his blog that point guard Randal Holt could miss the next month with a knee injury.

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Kent State loses at USF, 76-54

By admin Published: November 26, 2009

After Justin Greene scored on a jumper with 18:12 left in the first half on Wednesday, that cut Kent State's deficit to one point at 5-4.  From there the South Florida Bulls went on a 19-0 run to take a 24-4 lead and never looked back, as they blew out Kent State on Wednesday night at the Sun Dome.

Greene led KSU with 13 points and six rebounds, shooting 6-12 from the floor.  Rod Sherman had 11 points and four assists.

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Flashes take on Heath's South Florida program

By admin Published: November 25, 2009

The Kent State men's basketball team will say hello to an old friend tonight when they take on the South Florida Bulls at the Sun Dome in Tampa.  USF is coached by former KSU coach Stan Heath.  Heath was only around for one year, but he led the Flashes to a 30-6 record, a MAC regular season championship (17-1), a MAC tournament championship and an appearance in the Elite 8.  Heath's program has recently been the subject of some possible NCAA violations.  The game will begin tonight at 7:00 p.m.  Fans can listen to the game on WNIR/100.1 FM and at KentStateSports.com.

KENT STATE @ SOUTH FLORIDA

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Flashes travel to Florida Atlantic

By admin Published: November 24, 2009

The Kent State women's basketball team will play at Florida Atlantic (Sun Belt) tonight in Boca Raton, Florida.  The Owls are 2-2 on the season, and are coming off a 66-58 win at Eastern Kentucky on Friday.  KSU (2-1) is coming off a 57-50 loss at Marshall on Saturday.  Jena Stutzman leads the team in scoring at 8.7 points per game, and is coming off a 19 point, five three pointers made performance against Marshall.  Fans can listen to the game at WHLO/AM640 and at KentStateSports.com.  Follow the women's basketball program on Twitter.

KSU Notes - November 24

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DeShawn Clay commits to Kent State basketball

By admin Published: November 23, 2009

According to Dave Carducci at the Record Courier, 6-3 wing DeShawn Clay has committed to play for the Kent State men's basketball program on Monday.

Clay is from Gary, Indiana and is currently playing at Christian Life Center Academy in Houston Texas.

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KSU suspends Holt

By admin Published: November 23, 2009

By Jonas Fortune, Beacon Journal sports writer

Kent State freshman point guard Randal Holt was cited for prohibitions early Saturday morning on the perimeter of Koonce Hall by Kent State University Police.

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Kent State defeats Rochester College, 63-44

By admin Published: November 22, 2009

Kent State ended the game on a 13-0 run to defeat Rochester College on Sunday evening at the M.A.C. Center 63-44.

Junior guard Rod Sherman had another stat stuffing performance with 15 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals.  Mike McKee had 12 points and six rebounds and Anthony Simpson had another solid performance, with 12 points and 10 rebounds for his third career double-double.

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Kent State blown out in second half, loses to Temple 47-13

By admin Published: November 21, 2009

At the start of the second half at Temple, things looked pretty good for Kent State.  After statistically dominating the first half, Kent State held a 10-9 lead.  Things quickly got away from the Golden Flashes in the third quarter as Kent State got out scored 38-3 in the second half and lost 47-13 on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia.  QB Spencer Keith got injured with a seperated right shoulder injury and then Temple ripped off a 71 yard touchdown run by Matt Brown three plays later and the Owls never looked back.  Keith will not play in Friday's season finale against Buffalo.

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Singletary update

By admin Published: November 20, 2009

I just got an email update from Kent State SID Todd Vatter regarding Chris Singletary's surgery this afternoon and his timetable for a return.

"Chris' surgery went well. They did end up taking out the flap of meniscus
and it was toward the back of his knee, so that means that it should not
cause him as much problems.

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Kent State @ Temple | Preview

By admin Published: November 20, 2009

Stan Heath's South Florida program facing numerous NCAA violations

By admin Published: November 20, 2009

Stan Heath led Kent State to the 2001-2002 Elite 8 and a 30-6 overall record, going 17-1 in the Mid-American Conference before leaving after one season for Arkansas.  Heath is now the head coach at South Florida.  Kent State will travel to take on the Bulls next Wednesday, November 25.  According to this report, Heath's program at South Florida could be facing numerous NCAA violations.

Before Kent State plays at South Florida, they will host Rochester College on Sunday evening.  Sophomore forward Justin Greene has been very productive in the first four games of the season, averaging 13.3 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game. 

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Interview with Temple football blogger

By admin Published: November 19, 2009

Recently I had the chance to chat with David Gerson, who maintains the website www.Owlified.com.  Below are his answers to my questions about the Temple football program as they prepare to host Kent State on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.  The game will be shown live on the K-Zone, through the Kent State athletic website.  To see my answers to David's questions, check out his website.

NewsFlashes:  Describe the situation at quarterback.  I know Stewart has started the past two games, but before that Vaughn Charlton was the guy.  Why the switch?  What has coach Al Golden said all season regarding his quarterbacks?  Also, can you describe the attributes of each quarterback, especially Stewart.  In the games I have seen, it looks like they give him a lot of run/pass option stuff and ask him to manage the game and protect the football while the running game gets going.  Is that pretty accurate? 

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Flashes sweep Penguins

By admin Published: November 19, 2009

MEN'S BASKETBALL - KENT STATE 70, Youngstown State 61

Kent State used a 13-0 run in the second half to pull away from the Youngstown State Penguins on Wednesday night at the Beeghly Center to post a 70-61 win.  Tyree Evans began the run at the 10:25 mark of the second half with a three pointer and ended the run at the 7:40 mark with another three pointer to give the Flashes a 53-40 lead.

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Singletary to miss 2-6 weeks

By admin Published: November 18, 2009

KENT, Ohio – Kent State senior guard Chris Singletary (Chicago, Ill. / Florida Prep) will miss the next few games for the Golden Flashes after suffering an injury to his meniscus.  Singletary is scheduled for surgery on Friday and is expected to miss between two and six weeks, and possibly longer.

Named to the preseason All-MAC team, Singletary led Kent State (2-1) with 19 points and seven rebounds in the season opening 69-66 win over Samford last Friday.  He is averaging 11.0 points and 4.7 rebounds through three games this season for the Golden Flashes.

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Flashes invade Youngstown

By admin Published: November 18, 2009

The Kent State women's and men's basketball teams will play the Penguins from Youngstown State in a doubleheader tonight at the Beeghly Center on the campus of Youngstown State University.

Both games can be seen live at the Horizon League Network's website.

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Kent State lands five in November signing period

By admin Published: November 17, 2009

Courtesy: Kent State Athletic Communications

DeAndre Nealy    Jr.   F    6’6”    230    Detroit, Mich. / Mott J.C. [Mich.]

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Kent State offers defensive end

By admin Published: November 17, 2009

From the Ohio.com blog Varsity Letters...

Kent State offered a scholarship to Middletown senior defensive end Rashad Frazier (6-6, 225) on Monday night, according to Cincinnati.com.

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Video of Green Bay buzzer beater

By admin Published: November 16, 2009

Here is video of the last second shot in yesterday's wild game, when Green Bay defeated Kent State in overtime 87-86.

Last second shot

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Sherman named MAC East Player of the Week

By admin Published: November 16, 2009

Kent State junior guard Rod Sherman was named the MAC East Player of the Week for his performance over the weekend during the Hispanic College Fund Classic.  Sherman was named MVP of the tournament and helped lead the Flashes to a 2-1 record.  He averaged 14.7 points per game, 5.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists while shooting 50 percent from the floor.  That's not a bad return for Sherman, who missed of all last season while recovering from knee surgery, then dislocated his elbow a few weeks ago, and is also trying to get his conditioning and his legs underneath him after sitting out the full season.

Aiken senior forward Kenny Knight (6-7, 225 pounds) has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Kent State.  Aiken is in the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference.  The school planned a signing ceremony this morning.

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KSU loses wild one at the buzzer, 86-87

By admin Published: November 16, 2009

KENT - Kent State lost a wild game at the buzzer on Sunday evening at the M.A.C. Center, falling to Green Bay in overtime 86-87.  Green Bay guard Bryquis Perine hit a three pointer as time expired to give the Phoenix the walf-off win.  The shot capped off a wild final 2.3 seconds.  Green Bay in bounded the ball on the baseline and threw a pass to the half court line where Tyree Evans went up and intercepted the pass.  Contact from behind followed, and the ball trickled out to a wide open Perine, who buried the three point shot.  Many people said the ball was out of bounds prior to Perine's heroics.

Justin Greene led Kent State with a career high 20 points. 

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Sherman, McKee, lead Kent State over UAB

By admin Published: November 15, 2009

KENT - Rod Sherman and Mike McKee picked up the slack for Kent State, with Chris Singletary in foul trouble for much of the game during Kent State's 72-65 win over UAB on Saturday night at day two of the Hispanic College Fund Classic.  Sherman had 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists while McKee scored 19 points.  McKee hit four three point field goals and seven free throws in the final 45 seconds to clinch the victory.

Read Stephanie Storm's article in the ABJ about the win.   

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Kent State survives opener, beats Samford 69-66

By admin Published: November 14, 2009

The Kent State men's basketball team used a 20-1 run to start the second half and had to hang on to beat Samford on Friday night 69-66 on the first night of the Hispanic College Fund Classic.  Chris Singletary, one of six seniors on the team, played like one.  Singletary played with a sense of urgency that you might expect from a senior, scoring 19 points to go along with 7 rebounds and 4 assists. 

Read Stephanie Storm's article on the game.

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Hispanic College Fund Classic - Preview

By admin Published: November 13, 2009

Teams: Kent State, Samford, UAB, Green Bay,

Schedule

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Men's Basketball predictions recap

By admin Published: November 12, 2009

The Kent State men's basketball team will begin the 2009-2010 season tomorrow night at the M.A.C. Center when they take part in the Hispanic College Fund Classic and host Samford on Friday, UAB on Saturday and Green Bay on Sunday.  Let's quickly recap where all the preseason publications have the Golden Flashes finishing.

Athlon: Kent State - 2nd in East, NIT, Chris Singletary - 1st team All-MAC

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KSU Notes - November 11

By admin Published: November 11, 2009

Unfortunately for Kent State football, the Ohio Bobcats pulled out a 27-24 win at Buffalo last night on ESPN2.  We were watching every play, rooting for a Buffalo victory, but it didn't happen as Ohio escaped with a wild victory.  The updated MAC East Standings are...

                                                    CONFERENCE          OVERALL

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Flashes interested in another Cincinnati player

By admin Published: November 10, 2009

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Kent State men's basketball is interested in Cincinnati Aiken's 6-2 sophomore guard William Moore.  Moore is also receiving interest from Akron, Xavier and West Virginia.  Ohio has offered Moore.  Cincinnati prep star Kenny Knight, a 6-7 senior forward,  made an oral commitment to the Flashes earlier this year.

Speaking of hoops recruiting, Wednesday begins the early signing period.  Elton Alexander includes this KSU note in his latest MAC Insider.

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Bye week coming at good time for Flashes

By admin Published: November 10, 2009

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.

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KSU Notes - November 9

By admin Published: November 9, 2009

FOOTBALL

The Golden Flashes have their bye week and will not play until Saturday, November 21 at Temple.  Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. and can be seen on K-Zone at KentStateSports.com.

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Kent State falls to Akron, 20-28

By admin Published: November 7, 2009

Akron will keep the Wagon Wheel.  That's because the Akron Zips defended their home turf and their coveted trophy, and beat Kent State 28-20 on Saturday at InfoCision Stadium.

Freshman quarterback Spencer Keith's career-high 377 yards passing was not quite enough as Kent State (5-5, 4-2 MAC) fell to Akron 28-20 Saturday in front of over 20,000 fans at InfoCision Stadium.  Trailing 28-13 in the fourth quarter, Keith led the Golden Flashes on a valiant comeback attempt, but the Zips (2-7, 1-4) made the big plays on both sides of the ball every time they needed to.

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Kent State @ Akron | Preview

By admin Published: November 6, 2009

Quaintance selected in NBDL draft

By admin Published: November 6, 2009

Former Kent State men's basketball player Haminn Quaintance was drafted in the second round of the National Basketball Developmental League draft on Thursday night.  Quaintance was selected 26th overall by the Reno Bighorns, a minor league affiliate of the Orlando Magic and Sacramento Kings.

Quaintance played last season for Bnei HaSharon in Israel.  'Q' was MAC Defensive Player of the Year and MAC Tournament MVP in his senior season, leading the Flashes to regular season and tournament championships in the 2007-2008 season.

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Kent State - Akron notebook

By admin Published: November 4, 2009

FRESHMAN QB’s – One of the interesting subplots to the Kent State vs. Akron game this season are the two true freshman quarterbacks both sides will be starting.  Kent State has Spencer Keith at the helm while Akron was forced to turn to Patrick Nicely three weeks ago against Ohio.

Kent State’s Keith has stepped into the starting role for the Flashes and been solid.  Keith has completed 58.8 percent of his passes for 1, 538 yards with 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions.  Kent State coach Doug Martin continues to remark on Keith’s impressive mental capacity for the game and his calm demeanor. 

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Kent State not focused on rivalry, just winning

By admin Published: November 4, 2009

KENT STATE-AKRON NOTES

The Kent State football team is taking a very business like approach into their game at Akron on Saturday afternoon.  All season, coach Doug Martin has gotten his team to focus on every game being a "one game MAC Championship game."  This game will be no different.  “I talked to (the team) Sunday night, and I told them I don’t want to hear anything about wagon wheels and rivalries,” said Martin. “All of that will take care of itself.  What we need to focus on is just what we’ve done the last three or four weeks. We’ve been very focused and very single minded about each one of these games being their own championship.  This one is no different.  We have to go play this one the same way.  We can’t let any of those outside distractions cloud our view of things.  We’ve played very well the last couple weeks because we have been very, very focused.”

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KSU Notes - November 3

By admin Published: November 3, 2009

MEN'S BASKETBALL

Kent State defeated Ohio Northern last night in an exhibition game at the M.A.C. Center 75-66.  Tyree Evans led the way with 24 points, including 19 in the first half.  Justin Greene had 16 points and 7 rebounds while freshman Randal Holt had 12 points, seven assists and just one turnover.

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Flashes backing up Martin's words thus far

By admin Published: November 2, 2009

KENT – On September 14 when Kent State head coach Doug Martin met the media, he was emotional.  The sixth year head coach was emotional because his star running back Eugene Jarvis would be out for the season with a kidney injury.  His starting quarterback at the time, Giorgio Morgan, was suffering from a nagging ankle injury and was questionable for the upcoming game with Iowa State.  Kent State had a lot of negative issues to deal with, and after a loss to Boston College two days earlier; Martin laid it on the line. 

"Well let me tell you what they’re really saying,” Martin started.  “They’re really saying Brian Lainhart’s not good enough to play without Eugene Jarvis.  Andre Flowers isn’t good enough to go and play running back.  Dri Archer’s not good enough to go and play running back.  The rest of you Kent State football players, you ain’t good enough, and coaches too.  You coaches aren’t good enough to get it done without Eugene Jarvis, he’s all you had.  That’s what’s really being said there if you want to talk about that."

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Kent State rolls on, beats WMU 26-14

By admin Published: November 1, 2009

The Kent State football TEAM issued another strong performance in all three phases of the football game and solidly beat Western Michigan 26-14 on Saturday afternoon.  Kent State fans, you can get used to hearing that can't you? 

Spencer Keith had a career high in completions with 24, and yards with 373 as the Flashes out gained the Broncos 477-293.  Tyshon Goode was better than good on Saturday.  The 6-1, 178 pound true freshman from Syracuse, New York hauled in a career high 11 receptions for 198 yards and two TDs.  Jacquise Terry had 90 yards rushing and 52 yards receiving with a rushing TD while Jameson Konz had a career high in receptions (5) and matched a career high in yards with 74.

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