WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CLINCHES NO.3 SEED - The Kent State women's basketball team defeated Buffalo last night 67-55. With the win, the Flashes have secured the No.3 seed in the upcoming MAC tournament. KSU will play the winner of #6 Central Michigan/#11 Ohio on Wednesday, March 10 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland at about 2:30 p.m.
HENRY-ALA BALANCES BASKETBALL AND THE BOOKS - Frank Henry-Ala has become a very valuable contributor for the Golden Flashes this season. While his box score numbers may not jump out at you, the intangibles he brings are a big reason why Kent State will be playing for a championship on Friday night at the JAR in Akron. Henry-Ala has been Kent State's most consistent defender all season long and is versatile enough and athletic enough to guard multiple positions. He is also an outstanding student. Stephanie Storm has the story of how he balances basketball and his academics.
FIVE REASONS KENT STATE WILL WIN - Mike Rasor of "Rasor on the Zips" is breaking down five reasons why Kent State will be victorious on Friday night over the Zips.
MARCH MADNESS AT KSU - While the basketball teams get ready for conference tournament action, this writer is saying don't forget about the other championship caliber teams at Kent State looking to experience their own madness this March.
FLEMING JOINS THE STAFF - Kent State football coach Doug Martin has officially announced the hiring of Jim Fleming to coach the linebackers. Fleming and Martin were together in the mid 90's at East Carolina. Fleming was most recently the defensive coordinator at Akron for the past six seasons. The hiring of Fleming is a solid one. He knows the MAC and brings 24 years of coaching experience to Kent.
AKRON NEEDS MORE ROWDIES - The "AK-Rowdies" are the student fan following of the Akron Zips and they are as passionate as any in the Mid-American Conference. On Friday night the atmosphere will be electric, no doubt about that. Tom Gaffney just wishes the student section seating was different at the JAR, allowing more loyal students to be closer to the action.