The Kent State football team is moving on without Eugene Jarvis, and most likely QB Giorgio Morgan for this week anyway. Head coach Doug Martin said that if Morgan has any sign of a limp, he will not play in Saturday's game vs. Iowa State. Expect to see Spencer Keith start on Saturday night as the Big 12's Cyclones come to Kent. Anthony Magazu could come in to spell Keith during the game to give Keith a chance to settle down and watch the game for a series. While Kent State fans are still trying to get over the news of Jarvis, the Kent State running back position has the most depth on the team. That's a point I didn't want to be making after two weeks of play because someone got hurt.
Kent State Athletic Director Laing Kennedy weighed in Martin's controversial comments about "burning the NCAA down" if Jarvis doesn't get his medical redshirt sixth year.
Kent State officials will petition the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility for the diminutive back from Pittsburgh. Tom Gallick from the Daily Kent Stater writes that the fans will always have their memories of Jarvis, and what he did for KSU football.
There is some speculation that Jarvis will be on the sideline for the game at Dix Stadium on Saturday.
“The only thing he did get upset about that he doesn’t know if he can walk out (for the coin toss) with the captains on Saturday but he said he is going to,” Lainhart said.
As the Record Courier reported, the first team to call and ask where they could send flowers for Jarvis was the Akron Zips. Remember, Jarvis initially committed to the Zips as a senior coming out of Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh.
Kent State WR and kick returner Anthony Bowman is trying to make the most of his opportunity at Kent State. Bowman initially started his career at Iowa. After pleading guilty to credit card theft in December 2007, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz kicked Bowman off the team in August of that year.
"He's doing just great," Kent State coach Doug Martin said. "He's stepped in and become an impact player as a kick returner. That's primarily why we recruited him, but he's stepped in some at wide receiver, too.
"We talked to Anthony about Iowa and we talked to Iowa coaches during the recruiting process. I'm convinced it's a one-time mistake."
The Golden Flashes have turned their attention to Iowa State. The Cyclones have a new coach in Paul Rhoads as well as a new spread offense. Not much of anything went right last Saturday in a 35-3 loss vs. the Iowa Hawkeyes. QB Austen Arnaud threw four interceptions and was 10-22 for just 79 yards. The Cyclones also bring a 17 game road losing streak to Dix Stadium this weekend.
Rhoads met the media on Monday during the Big 12 teleconference. Listen.
For additional Iowa State coverage, check out the Des Moines Register blog
Former Kent State QB Julian Edelman was a scratch on Monday night in the Patriots opening win vs. Buffalo with an ankle injury. Patriots' legend Troy Brown is a fan of Edelman.
Tom Gaffney from the ABJ reports that Jeff Kurtz, Kent State public address announcer, got major national publicity in ESPN The Magazine. Kurtz, who gives clinics on announcing, was given some space on page 32 of the Sept. 21 issue. Under the headline ''Loud and Clear,'' Kurtz is pictured and answers four questions about how how public-address announcing can improve.
The Kent State field hockey (4-3) team will host #20 Ohio State tonight. It is the third straight ranked opponent the Golden Flashes will play. Junior Rachel Miller was named the MAC Offensive Player of the Week and redshirt freshman Kirstin Willders was named Defensive Player of the Week. Debbie Bell was MAC Freshman of the Year in 2008 and the New Zealand native leads the team in shots and goals in 2009.
Kent State women's soccer player Vanessa Salerno has been named MAC Player of the Week after leading the team to two victories at the UNM Nike Invitational in New Mexico last weekend. KSU (4-2-0) hosts unbeaten Michigan State on Friday at 4P.M.
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