Tuesday, November 13, 2012
As a Kent State alumn, I'm proud of my Golden Flashes football team. But I'm very nervous.
This may be the first time I've shared my thoughts and opinions in a post. But let's be real; this is a monumental occasion. For the first time in school history (OK, since 1973, but it really feels like it) the Kent State Golden Flashes football team was ranked in the Top 25 AP Poll. I graduated from Kent State in 2010, so I have a valid opinion. Even before my years at KSU I followed the Flashes. In all those years, they were dreadful. During my time as a journalism major at Kent, I covered the team as a play-by-play announcer. I can honestly say the most exciting part of doing that was the fact I got to see Ohio State play. (Yeah, the Bucks crushed Kent State). The first-ever game I went to was my freshman year when Minnesota, a Big Ten…
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Tigers and Rough Riders girls soccer teams played through two extra periods without scoring, bringing the game down to penalty kicks.
It was a hard-fought match between Kent Roosevelt and Twinsburg that was ultimately decided by penalty kicks. Kent won the match with a final goal on the penalty kick, winning the battle 4-3. There were several close calls throughout regulation time and both extra periods, however, both defenses remained steadfast in allowing a score. Up next for Kent is a matchup against Solon, who defeated Cuyahoga Falls 4-0 Thursday. Solon and Kent will play on Oct. 23 in the district semi-final match. The Comets are the top seed in the district.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Both presidential candidates plan to visit Northeast Ohio next week
Local officials are remaining tight-lipped about President Barack Obama's planned visit to Kent next week. Kent Safety Director William Lillich said city officials were contacted by the president's administration Wednesday about the Democratic incumbent making a stop in the Tree City. Lillich said he was told the visit is expected to be next Wednesday, but at this point details are unclear about exactly when and where the president will make his campaign stop. "We’ve been informed when it’s likely to be and that it’s probably going to involve the (Kent State University) campus," Lillich said. "Beyond that, we don’t know." Lillich said the Secret Service would coordinate the visit with Kent police and fire administrators. Officials at Kent …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The board of trustees held an informal meeting to discuss the future at the new Twinsburg Regional Academic Center.
Kent State University President Lester Lefton thinks the university has the product in place, now he wants to focus on how to attract even more students to it. “We have to distinguish ourselves in unique ways,” Lefton said Tuesday, addressing the university's Board of Trustees at the new Twinsburg Regional Academic Center. “You can create product all day long but that’s not gonna’ convince people,” Lefton said. “They’ve got to believe in you.” The board of trustees held an informal meeting to discuss visions for the university's future and ways to establish these ideas. Lefton said creating a successful sports program mixed with new developments in education and facilities will propel the university into the next decade. Provost Todd …