Gray becomes the third incoming freshman on Kent State's roster to keep on eye on in 2010. Tommy Pizzuro, 6'3, 315 pound offensive guard from Chatham, Virginia and Dylan Farrington, 6'0, 195 pound corner back from Chapel Hill, North Carolina both took part in spring ball and have vied for significant playing time this season.
Gray has some competition in front of him on the depth chart, but this strong showing and his ability to play defensive end or outside linebacker (this versatility makes him a great candidate for the "Buck" position) may lend itself to more exposure.
In an effort to meet NCAA football attendance requirements and boost general interest in the football program, recently hired Kent State Athletic Director Joel Nielsen has unveiled his "90Ksu: Everyone Counts" plan.
The new marketing campaign, aimed at tackling two goals at the same time, is built around increasing both interest in the program and ticket sales.To read more or comment...
Three Kent State football players qualified for membership of the 2010 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society.
The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame honors college football players of all divisions of play who achieved a 3.2 cumulative GPA or better, acted as either a starter or significant substitute in one's last year of eligibility and met all NCAA-mandated progress towards degree requirements.To read more or comment...
Lost in the competition, culture and championships of collegiate athletics is why most student-athletes are even there in the first place--to achieve academically.
TV markets, conference-based networks, ESPN, various scouting websites and more focus on revenue increases have out-shadowed the importance put on what each individual does in the classroom.To read more or comment...
Kent State's game at Boston College on Sept. 11 will air on ESPNU, and the Atlantic Coast Conference set the kick-off time for 3:30 p.m.
Boston College beat the Golden Flashes 34-7 last season in what may have been the turning point for Kent after All-MAC running back Eugene Jarvis lacerated his kidney.To read more or comment...
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