Be sure to tune in tonight to the 'Inside Kent State Sports Show' from the Water Street Tavern in Kent. Tom Linder and the gang will have a football wrap up show from 6-7 p.m. Fans can listen in person at the Water Street Tavern, at Fox Sports Radio 1350 AM or at sportsradio1350.com.
Junior free safety Brian Lainhart, junior linebacker Cobrani Mixon and sophomore punter Matt Rinehart were named to the All-MAC 1st Team on Wednesday. Junior defensive end Monte Simmons was named to the second team. It is the most selections on the first team since 1997 when the Flashes had four players on the first team. Official MAC release.
Fifth year senior Tony Jordanek and juniors Allison Krupko and Alex Lizarribar were named to the academic all-conference teams on Thursday. Jordanek has a 3.43 GPA while majoring in marketing and finance. Krupko has a 3.98 GPA while majoring in speech pathology/audiology and psychology. Lizarribar has a 3.73 GPA as a biological sciences/pre-med major.
The Kent State gymnastics team, ranked 26th in the preseason poll, will open the 2009-10 season on Friday when they take part in the annual Blue and Gold intrasquad scrimmage. Read a preview of the season and the team here.
Read more about Kent State men's basketball recruit and Massillon Jackson forward Mark Henniger and his relationship with teammate and Akron Zip recruit Josh Egner in today's Akron Beacon Journal.