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Recent Kent State Sports News

By admin Published: May 29, 2010

We have undergone some change here at NewsFlashes. Blog writer Mike Hrusch has taken his material elsewhere, and I hope to continue the objective yet entertaining reporting of Kent State athletics. My bio can been seen under the "About This Blog" tab on the right side of the screen.

About a month has gone by while this transition has taken place, and that month was not without news. Let's catch you up.

In football:

Head Couch Doug Martin added Scotty Wheeler, a 6'3, 290 pound offensive lineman to his incoming recruiting class. For more, click here.

Celebrated Kent State alumni Joshua Cribbs, now the all-time NFL leader with eight touchdowns via kick-off return, graduated as a Communications Major. For more, click here.

Blue took on Gold in Kent State's Spring Game. Eugene Jarvis saw the field for the first time since lacerating his kidney against Boston College last season, the defense emerged as a solid unit and (more importantly) no injuries were sustained. For more, click here.

Kent State handed out their offseason awards and named senior running back Eugene Jarvis, sophomore quarterback Spencer Keith, senior linebacker Cobrani Mixon and senior free safety Brian Lainhart captains. For more, click here.

Beacon Journal sports writer Marla Ridenour wrote a great piece on Jameson Konz and his day at the NFL Scouting Combine, before being selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. For the whole article, click here.

In basketball:

The 2001-02 team that reached the Elite 8 in the NCAA Tournament was named as the Mid American Conference Team of the Decade. For more, click here.

Head Coach Geno Ford added three players to his incoming recruiting class: Patrick Jackson, a 6'6 transfer from Rutgers, Michael Porrini who was raised in Massillon, Ohio and 6'9, 205 pound forward Darius Leonard.

Geno Ford signed a two year extension to remain as Kent State's head coach through the 2014-15 season. For more, click here.

Record-Courier staff writer David Carducci wrote a great piece on Brandon Parks, who is attempting to make the transition from Kent State's center to an NFL offensive tackle. For the whole article, click here.

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