For the seventh consecutive season, the Kent State-Central Michigan dual will decide the Mid-American Conference regular season champion when they meet at the M.A.C. Center at 2 p.m. today.


The Golden Flashes and Chippewas, who hold records of 94-30-1 and 99-26-2 in dual meets since the 2005-06 season, respectively, have been the class of the MAC and continue to hold national rankings annually. Kent Stateís record of 9-4 and 2-0 in conference play is good enough for a No. 16 ranking, just ahead of Central Michigan (12-3, 4-0) at No. 21.


CMU has won the last two meetings and owns the all-time series record over KSU 24-19.


Track and field


University of Akron sophomore Brad Hough broke the school record in the 3,000-meters with a time of 8:09.92 to win Saturday in the Mark Colligan Memorial in Lincoln, Neb.


The previous mark was 8:21.39, set in 2007 by David Howard.


Senior Eric Hubbard placed second in the weight-throw at 65-09.75. The throw was the second-best throw in Akron history.


Gabriel Genovesi (1:51.62) and Willie Brown placed 1-2 in the 800-meters.


The menís team finished third behind Illinios and Nebraska, while the womenís team placed fifth.


ó Staff report