Todd Vatter, Kent State men's basketball SID checks in today with an update on how the trip to Italy has been going. The team will take on Fulgor Omegna tonight.
"The trip has been flying by and long all at the same time. We have already seen so much in our time here. We are heading towards Lake Como this morning for the final game tonight. The competition has been solid and challenged the team in many different aspects. No doubt the highlight play thus far was the tip dunk by Brandon Parks that helped seal the game the other night. The team's defense has continued to improve each time out and has really locked down in the second half of the past couple of games. The offensive has been well balanced with plenty of ball movement. We had the opportunity to tour the streets and sidewalks of Venice yesterday which was just an experience in itself. It is truly one of the most iconic cities in the world."
Elton Alexander from The Plain Dealer includes his MAC Football Preview today in the paper. He picks KSU last in the East Division with Akron winning the East and Western Michigan the West.
The first depth chart for the football team has been released. Notable things that stick out are Jacquise Terry being the co-first team flanker with Kendrick Pressley after just being moved to receiver last week. Freshman running back Dri Archer is not expected to redshirt and will factor into the mix this season. Freshman right tackle Brian Winters of Hudson is listed as co-first team with Pat Reedy. Other freshman who have made an impact and made it on to the depth chart include LB Luke Batton, FS Zack Gonosz and DT Dana Brown.
The field hockey team is picked to win the MAC regular season and tournament championships. The team will open the season at home this weekend hosting St. Louis on Friday and James Madison on Sunday.
The KSU volleyball team will participate in the IPFW Invitational this weekend while the soccer team hosts Cleveland State today.