Elton Alexander has a brief story on new KSU recruit Justin Manns. Manns is from Winston Salem, North Carolina and played at Owens Community College in Toledo. Manns only played one year of high school basketball after growing three to four inches prior to his senior season.
Steve Hare from the Kent Sports Report continues to report on more recruiting news. He won't be surprised if Kent State makes a late push on Chris Evans, a 6-6 200 pound wing from Virginia. Evans had drawn quite a bit of interest in high school then ran into some academic issues and transferred. He appears to be back on track. The Flashes are also interested in Deandre Nealy, a 6-6 power forward from Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. In October, Kent State offered junior forward Mark Henninger from Massillon Jackson High. "I'm not totally sure yet (when a decision will be made)," he said. "Kent State is the favorite right now. I like the coach, the location and it's a good basketball program with tradition."
Former Kent State Left Tackle Augustus Parrish was featured in an article on Football.com about his NFL potential.
Kent State (26-7, 9-2) will open a weekend series with Bowling Green (16-14, 7-4) today at home. Brad Stillings will take the mound for KSU for the first time since firing a no hitter last week in Toledo.
Karen Linder's group will play four games on the road this weekend. Today the Flashes (17-17, 8-1) will play at Eastern Michigan (15-23, 3-7) then play single games at Central Michigan (9-22, 1-8) on Saturday and Sunday.
Sophomore Christina Lenny completed her season last night at the NCAA Championships in Nebraska. Lenny finished 24th in the overall with a total of 38.400.