The Daily Kent Stater's Tom Gallick is writing about KSU football coach Doug Martin and his inability to back up his guarantee for a winning season and a bowl game. Despite this, he should be the coach of the future.
Now that J.D. Brookhart has been fired at the University of Akron, Martin is the longest tenured coach in the Mid-American Conference. Brookhart did go 5-1 in his career against Kent State.
The Kent State wrestling team earned its best national ranking in school history when they came in ranked #14 in the National Wrestling Coaches Association/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Poll. MAC rival Central Michigan is ranked #10. The Golden Flashes return to action Sunday, December 13, hosting dual meets with Michigan and Newberry.
Women's basketball coach Bob Lindsay has received a three year contract extension, the KSU athletic department announced on Monday. Lindsay tied the all-time wins mark in MAC history on Sunday. Lindsay now has 376 career wins. "Coach Lindsay's success is truly a testament to 'Excellence in Action' over a long period of time," said Director of Athletics Laing Kennedy. "I am proud to have Coach Lindsay as our women's basketball coach. We win on the court as well as in the classroom; our student-athletes graduate and they are outstanding citizens of Kent State University."
Kent State women's basketball player Yoshica Spears has been named the Kent State Athlete of the Week. The forward led KSU to two wins last week over Florida Atlantic and Rhode Island.
The Canton Repository is profiling Kent State men's basketball recruit Mark Henniger as part of their high school basketball preview today. Henniger is teammates with Josh Egner at Massillon Jackson High School. Egner is an Akron recruit. Henniger was at the Green Bay game in the crowd behind the Flashes' bench on November 15.