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KSU Hoops suffers first loss(es)

By admin Published: November 28, 2008

The Kent State men’s basketball team (3-1) gave Illinois (5-0) all it could handle Friday in the South Padre Invitational in South Padre, Island, Texas.

The only thing missing was the end results. The Golden Flashes suffered their first loss of the season Friday falling 69-63 in overtime at the South Padre Island Convention Center.

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Football ends season on a winning note

By admin Published: November 28, 2008

Season may not have gone the way the Kent State football team expected it to, but at least it had a happy ending.

The Flashes scored 14 fourth quarter points to hold off the Mid-American Conference East Champion Buffalo Bulls 24-21 Friday at UB Stadium in Buffalo.

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How They Fared No.2: Manny Burriss

By admin Published: November 26, 2008

Note: Being the baseball zealot that I am, I decided it would be interesting to do a series of post highlighting former Kent State baseball players who are now affiliated with major league clubs. Each post will highlight a former Kent State baseball player and "How They Fared" — catchy name huh? — throughout their major or minor league seasons. today is former Flash Manny Burriss. Let me know what you think or ways we could make it better at jfortune@thebeaconjournal.com

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Senderoff hit with three-year show cause penalty by NCAA

By admin Published: November 26, 2008

Kent State Associate head coach Rob Senderoff may have put his tumultuous year at Indiana behind him, but the NCAA Committee on Infractions has not.

For his role in aiding former Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson to make improper telephone calls to recruits last year, Senderoff was issued a three-year show cause penalty.

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Basketball quick thoughts from Sunday

By admin Published: November 25, 2008

I know this is a little late, but hey, its Thanksgiving week and I have been busting my butt at work and at school trying to finish my last semester of school… until I enroll in grad school or law school next year.

First off….

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Women's basketball team starts season 3-0

By admin Published: November 23, 2008

Last season the Kent State women’s basketball team couldn’t obtain its second win of the season until Dec. 18. This year they are already at three wins.

The Golden Flashes held off a feisty New Mexico State team 84-82 Sunday at the M.A.C. Center to improve its record to 3-0 for the first time since the 1991-1992 season.

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Van Benschoten cuts ties with Pirates

By admin Published: November 23, 2008

After eight years with the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates organization, former Kent State baseball player John Van Benschoten has decided to call it quits, with the Pirates at least.

Van Benschoten, a former first round pick, has filed for minor league free agency and told the Pirates he will to sign elsewhere.

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Fisher on fire in overtime win

By admin Published: November 20, 2008

Kent State senior guard Al Fisher had a game for the ages last night in the Flashes 76-74 overtime win over St. Louis at Chaifetz Arena.

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Thoughts from Snowy Dix Stadium

By admin Published: November 18, 2008

In the final home game of the season the Kent State football team had to battle Northern Illinois and Mother Nature. The Flashes were no match falling 42-14 on snow-covered
Dix Stadium.

Some players lost their footing, while some just lost grip of the ball. This weather is conducive to snow angels, not touchdown passes…28-point beat downs aren’t exactly expected either, though.

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How They Fared No.1: Joe Tucker

By admin Published: November 13, 2008

Note: Being the baseball zealot that I am, I decided it would be interesting to do a series of post highlighting former Kent State baseball players who are now affiliated with major league clubs. Each post will highlight a former Kent State baseball player and "How They Fared" — catchy name huh? — throughout their major or minor league seasons. today marks the debut of the series with former Flash Joe Tucker. Let me know what you think or ways we could make it better at jfortune@thebeaconjournal.com

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basketball exhibition thoughts

By admin Published: November 11, 2008

Monday night’s exhibition game against Division III Muskingum wasn’t much of a first glimpse of the Kent State men’s basketball team; unless you consider hoodies and t-shirts a first glimpse. Tyree Evans, Frank Henry-Ala, Chris Singletary, Anthony Simpson and Rodriquez Sherman were all out for the game. Here is the press release on the first four:

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Martin's job is safe, secure

By admin Published: November 7, 2008

In a meeting with the media this morning Kent State Director of Athletics Laing Kennedy had this to say about current football coach Doug Martin's coaching status, according to Steve Hare at the Kent SportsReport.com

"I just want to confirm that we will continue to support coach Doug Martin as our football coach at Kent State. Doug is under contract and it's certainly our desire that we're going to fulfill that commitment," said KSU athletics director Laing Kennedy.

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Big-time recruit joining football team

By admin Published: November 7, 2008

Anyone who is familiar with Youngstown Cardinal Mooney's dominant football team last year will know the name of Taylor Hill. Anyone who doesn't know of him, will soon enough.

Recent reports have Hill, who originally committed to Oklahoma then went to Michigan instead, joining the Kent State Golden Flashes next season. The 6'2'' 205 pound linebacker never played a down for the Wolverines and no one is sure how his eligibility will work out for next season.

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Football as a revenue generator and other thoughts

By admin Published: November 6, 2008

If anyone believes the football program should be dropped in order to supplement the basketball team, he or she should take a closer look at some financial numbers before making any type of rash opinion.

The University of Akron received $1,550,000 in total revenue from its football team last season, according to their 2008-2009 budget summary. The basketball team brought in $415,000.

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Men's hoops scrimmages Michigan

By admin Published: November 2, 2008

Reports are beginning to trickle in about this morning's basketball scrimmage with the Michigan Wolverines and they are pretty much as expected.

Kentsportsreport.com is reporting that the Wolverines got the better of the Flashes for most of the quarters. Kent State's lack of interior defense was an issue, which shouldn't be surprising. The only returning big men are Julian Sullinger and Brandon Parks. Freshman Justin Greene and junior college transfer Anthony Simpson need to learn quickly.

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