Big, burly and bearded, offensive lineman Brian Winters greeted a visitor to the Kent State Fieldhouse looking very much like a man who just stepped out of a commercial shoot for pickup trucks.
May 21, 2013
A walk-on in his first four seasons at Kent State, Chistopher became a regular on special teams and gradually worked his way into the defensive line rotation. After playing in every game in 2012, he was awarded an athletic scholarship this past...
May 7, 2013
Tickets to Kent State’s five home games and a number of benefits are available for $40 for general admission seating and $65 for chairbacks. Included with the tickets is a season parking pass ($25 value) and a chance to win a trip with the...
May 3, 2013
Hampshire Honor Society members must be a starter or a significant contributor in one's last year of eligibility, achieve a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout entire course of undergraduate study and meet all NCAA-mandated progress towards...
Apr 29, 2013
A second team All-Mid-American Conference selection this past season, Kline was given a private workout for the Patriots in March after a strong showing at Kent State’s Pro Day. In February, Kline competed in the Texas vs. the Nation all-star...
Apr 27, 2013
Two Trayion Durham (Cincinnati, Ohio) touchdown runs highlighted a 31-0 win by the Blue over the Gold in Saturday's Spring Game at Dix Stadium.
New York Jets Draft Brian Winters in Third Round
The Golden Flashes have completed the spring practice season. Next up, Saturday's Spring Game
Kent State concludes spring football season with annual Spring Game on Saturday
Defense Retains Blue Jerseys and Bragging Rights
Who will wear blue? Annual Spring Jersey Scrimmage set for Saturday morning
Coaches to Host Chalk Talk April 26
Kent State Football Blog: Paul Haynes on the team's work off of the field and a look ahead to Saturday's Jersey Scrimmage
Andrew Christopher Awarded Scholarship Following Kick Scrimmage
Spring practice goes live with scrimmage work on Friday and Kick Scrimmage on Saturday
Melchiori Working on Expanded Role in Spring Practice
Oklahoma Drill, or Board Drill, adds some electricity to spring practice
Spring Practice No. 3: Injured Golden Flashes following a creative path to their return
Spring Practice No. 2: Haynes likes options at quarterback and offensive line
Hands-On Day for Haynes in Spring Practice Opener
Spring Football Begins Tuesday
Student-Athletes Help Make HeartChase a Success
NFL Teams Take Notice of Flashes on Pro Day
Free Youth Clinic to be Held Prior to Spring Game
Coach Haynes Interview Pt. 2
MAC Releases 2013 Football Schedule
Clark Promoted to Run Game Coordinator
Travel With The Football Team To Penn State
Paul Haynes Interview Pt. 1
Watch Brian Winters at NFL Combine; Pro Day Coming March 6
Football Student Managers Needed
Flashes Accept 21 National Letters of Intent on Signing Day
2013 Football Signing Day Updates
Football Signing Day is Wednesday, Feb. 6
Pees Continues Long Line Of Kent State Ties to Super Bowl
Keith, Dooley & Meray Named to Academic All-MAC Team
Kline to Play in Texas vs. Nation All-Star Game
Winters to Play in Senior Bowl Saturday
Paul Haynes Names Football Staff
ONE TEAM ONE DESTINY - GoDaddy.com Bowl
MAC Announces 2013 Football Opponents
Kent State's Season Ends With 17-13 Loss To Arkansas State In The GoDaddy.com Bowl
Flashes Have Best In-Season Semester in Program History
Kent State's First Bowl Game Since '72 Sunday Against Arkansas State
Paul Haynes Returns to Kent State as Head Football Coach
GoDaddy.com Bowl Send-Off Set for Dec. 19 in Downtown Kent
Archer one of Four Finalists for Paul Hornung Award
Archer Named Walter Camp First Team All-American
ONE TEAM ONE DESTINY - Game Thirteen - MAC Championship
Hazell Announces Resignation After Accepting Position At Purdue
Keith Named MAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week
December 3 Football Press Conference
Flashes Heading to GoDaddy.com Bowl
Kent State's MAC Championship Hopes Fall Just Short In 44-37 Loss To Northern Illinois In Double Overtime
Hazell Named MAC Coach of the Year; Archer MAC Special Teams Player of the Year; Nine Flashes Earn All-MAC Honors
Football Weekly Press Conference
Ranked No. 17 in BCS, Kent State Battles Northern Illinois Friday For MAC Championship
Luke Batton: A Family Tradition Continues
Malauulu Named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week
MAC Championship Send-Off Event Planned For Thursday Morning
Join Us For a Special Edition of The Darrell Hazell Show Monday Night
ONE TEAM ONE DESTINY - Game Twelve - Ohio
Kent State Tops Ohio University 28-6 To Complete Perfect MAC Regular Season
Dri Archer Highlight Video
Flashes Look for 10th Straight Victory Friday Againt Ohio on Senior Day
Archer and Melchiori Named MAC Players of the Week
Hazell Named Semi-Finalist for National Coach of the Year
Kent State Clinches First-Ever MAC East Championship With 31-24 Win At Bowling Green
David Carducci Blog: Kent State Vs. Bowling Green Live Blog, with the East title on the line
Norman Wolfe Named Nominee for Burlsworth Trophy
No. 25 Kent State Looks to Clinch MAC East Title Saturday at Bowling Green
Football Press Conference- Nov. 12
Kent State is The No. 25 Ranked Team In The Nation In The New Associated Press Poll
Durham and Archer Lead Kent State To Its Eighth Win In A Row, 48-32 at Miami University
Spencer Keith Named to Academic All-District Team
Durham and Archer Named Doak Walker Award Candidates
Josh Pleasant Signs With Arena Football League's Spokane Shock
Chad Bushley Filling Role as Flashes' Long Snapper
Flashes Take Seven-Game Winning Streak to Miami
Nov. 5 Football Press Conference
Nix Named MAC Defensive Player of the Week
ONE TEAM ONE DESTINY - Game Nine - Akron
Kent State Keeps The Wagon Wheel Trophy With A 35-24 Rivalry Win Over Akron
Flashes Look to Retain Wagon Wheel for Third Straight Season
David Carducci Blog: Live Blog from Kent State vs. Akron at Dix Stadium and the Battle of the Wagon Wheel
Oct. 29 Football Press Conference
Luke Batton Named MAC Defensive Player of the Week
ONE TEAM ONE DESTINY - Game Eight - Rutgers
Kent State stuns No. 15 Rutgers, 35-23 For The Program's First Ever Win Over A Nationally-Ranked Opponent
One Team One Destiny - On the Road
Flashes Take 5-Game Winning Streak to No. 15 Rutgers
Oct. 22 Football Press Conference
Cortez and Durham Named MAC Players of the Week; Batton Earns National Honor
ONE TEAM ONE DESTINY - Game Seven - Western Michigan
Erjavec Willing to Do Anything and Everything
Big Fourth Quarter Lifts Kent State to 41-24 Victory Over Western Michigan on Homecoming
Flashes Host Western Michigan Saturday on Homecoming Weekend
David Carducci Blog: At 5-1, The Golden Flashes Hope To Return To A Sold-Out Dix Stadium on Homecoming
Archer Named A Mid-Season First Team All-American By SI.com & The Sporting News
Oct. 15 Football Press Conference
Fun Kicks Off in the Tailgate Zone
Archer Continues to Rake in MAC & National Honors
Kent State Improves to 5-1 with a 31-17 Win at Army
David Carducci Blog: Kent State at Army Live Blog
Army Stands in the Way of a 5-1 Start Saturday
Archer Earns National Honor for Second Straight Week; Vote for Dri Daily
Oct. 8 Football Press Conference
Durham Named MAC East Offensive Player of the Week
ONE TEAM ONE DESTINY - Game Five - Eastern Michigan
Kent State off to best start since 1977 after a 41-14 win at Eastern Michigan
Flashes Look to Go 3-0 in MAC at Eastern Michigan Saturday
Oct. 1 Football Press Conference
Dri Archer Earns MAC and National Honors
ONE TEAM ONE DESTINY - Game Four - Ball State
Kent State Wins 45-43 Thriller Over Ball State
Flashes Host Pivotal MAC Battle with Ball State Saturday
Saturday's Tailgate Zone to Feature Health & Wellness Fair
Sept. 24 Football Press Conference
David Carducci Blog: Kent State vs. Ball State
Polk Named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week
ONE TEAM ONE DESTINY - Game Three - Buffalo
Kent State Earns 23-7 Win at Buffalo Behind 100-yard Games From Archer and Durham
Join the MAC Social Media Road Tour and Cover Kent State vs. Ball State Football Sep. 29
Football Press Conference- September 17
Flashes Open Mid-American Conference Play Wednesday Night at Buffalo
Former Golden Flash James Harrison Makes $100K Gift To Kent State
Hazell Speaks at Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon
Kent State falls at Kentucky, 47-14
David Carducci Blog: Kent State at Kentucky
The Darrell Hazell Show Returns To The Water Street Tavern Today At Noon
Flashes Look for 2-0 Start Saturday Night at Kentucky
Dri Archer Earns MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week Honors
ONE TEAM ONE DESTINY - Game One - Towson
Kent State Football Lights Up The Night In Opening-Game Rout Of Towson
ONE TEAM ONE DESTINY - Episode 3
ONE TEAM ONE DESTINY - Episode 2
Enthroned On The Hilltop; Kent State Welcomes Back Don James & 1972 MAC Champs
ONE TEAM ONE DESTINY - Episode 1
Game Week is Here: Flashes Host Towson in Season Opener Thursday Night
Aug. 27 Football Press Conference
Football Names Three Team Captains and Starting Quarterback
The Darrell Hazell Show Debuts Thursday Afternoon At The Water Street Tavern
Defense Hangs On To Earn Bragging Rights In Kent State Football’s Jersey Scrimmage
Kent State Football Puts In Final Prep Work For Jersey Scrimmage
Follow The Golden Flashes On Road Trips To Kentucky and Army This Season
Freshmen Highlight Annual Fan Fest Scrimmage
Road Trip: Flashes Make Surprise Visit to Oberlin on Day 12
Flashes Making Final Preparations Before Fan Fest
Kent State Video: Kick Scrimmage Highlights Day Nine of Preseason Camp
Two-A-Days Continue For Kent State Football
Coach George Talks Defensive Line on Day 7
Rise As One: Kent State Football Preseason Blog
Listen to Darrell Hazell Thursday on the New "Big Time Sports Show" on 1350 AM
First Two-a-Day Session is in the Books Following Day 6
Football Preseason Camp Day Five
10 Questions with Kent State Football's Freddy Cortez: Preseason Camp Day Four
Football Completes First Weekend of Camp
Kent State Football Kicks Off Preseason Training Camp
Football Fan Fest Coming August 16
Flashes Picked to Finish Fourth in MAC East
Promotional Schedule For 2012 Football Season Released
Hazell to Appear on WKYC Sunday and ESPN3 on Tuesday
Winters & Nix Earn Spots on Lombardi Award Watch List
Tommy Cook Named Director of Football Operations
Football Yard Sale Saturday
Nix Named to Nagurski and Outland Watch Lists
Video and Photos from the Women's Football Clinic
Kent State Football Coaches Volunteer at High School Camp
MAC Announces TV Schedule and Kick Times
Football Camps June 12-15
Eleven Players Named to Phil Steele's Preseason All-MAC Team
Kyle Reese Earns Postgraduate Scholarship
Raise Money for Your Group by Selling Tickets with Fundraising Opportunities
Spring Semester is Among the Best in Flashes' History
Women's Football Clinic to be Held June 20
Jacquise Terry Signs with Detroit Lions
Anzevino, Kitchen and Kirkland Sign NFL Contracts
Bowl Dates and Mid-American Conference Tie-ins Announced
Gold Puts Up 21 Points in the Third Quarter to Seal Spring Game Win
Win A Road Trip With The Football Team This Fall
Day 14: Final Preparations Before Saturday's Spring Game
Day 13: Ringing the Victory Bell After a Hard Practice
2012 Football Spring Practice Draft
Blue and Gold Sides Pick Teams
Day 12: Seniors Set for Wednesday's Draft
Day 11: The Two-Minute Drill
2012 Football Spring Practice Jersey Scrimmage
Day 10: Jersey Scrimmage
Day 8: Continued Progress on Both Sides of the Ball
Day 7: A Look at the Defensive Line
Day 6: Wollet's Return Lifts Blue to Victory in Kick Scrimmage
Day 5: Spring Football Rolls On
Kentstatesports.com Flashback 23
Day 4: Football Goes Full Pads in a Strong Showing
2012 Spring Practice Quarterbacks
Kent State’s 2012 Football Schedule Released
2012 Football Spring Practice Day One
Football Team Hosting A Free Youth Clinic Prior To Spring Game on April 21
Football Begins Spring Practice On Tuesday
Hazell Reads at Ravenna Preschool
1972 Tangerine Bowl 40th Reunion Planned For August 30
Moving With The Flashes at West Main Elementary
Dave McMichael Promoted to Special Teams Coordinator
Koaches' Korner: Darrell Hazell
Edelman Becomes Third Member of 2006 Team to Play in Super Bowl
Flashes Welcome 25 Members for the 2012 Season
National Football Signing Day Updates
Catch Former Golden Flashes Gates & Harrison In The NFL Pro Bowl Sunday
Terry Chosen to Play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
Terry, Keith, Rinehart Named to Academic All-MAC Football Team
MAC Announces Football Division Realignment
Kitchen Selected to Play in All-Star Game
Flashes Sign Standout Junior College Quarterback David Fisher
Nix Repeats as All-MAC First Team Choice; Five Other Flashes Earn All-Conference
Beyond The Trophies: Jacquise Terry
Second Half Outburst Does In Flashes In 34-16 Loss At Temple
Flashes Playing for Bowl Eligibilty Friday at Temple
Flashes Win See-Saw Battle For Fourth Straight Victory
Flashes Host Eastern Michigan in Pivotal Home Finale
Nix Claims Second MAC Player of the Week Honor
Kent State Defends Wagon Wheel With 35-3 Win Over Akron
Kent State Football's Keith Named MAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Week
Flashes Look to Retain Wagon Wheel Saturday at Akron on SportsTime Ohio
Free Student Bus Available For Akron Game On Saturday
Rob Hollomon Named MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week
Kent State Football Survives Thriller To Take Down Central Michigan
Flashes Host Central Michigan Friday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2
Batton and Cortez Named MAC East Players of the Week
Kent State Football Fends Off Bowling Green To Earn First MAC Victory Of 2011
Flashes Host Bowling Green Saturday in MAC East Battle
Nov. 4 Kent State-Central Michigan Game Moved To ESPN2
Nix Become's Kent State's Third MAC East Defensive Player of the Week
Kent State Can’t Get into Offensive Groove in 9-3 Setback to Miami
Flashes Host Miami Saturday on Homecoming Weekend
Kent State Suffers 40-10 Defeat At Northern Illinois
Flashes Travel To DeKalb Looking To Even MAC Record
Malauulu Named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week
Ohio Hands Flashes 17-10 Loss in MAC Opener
Flashes Open MAC Play Saturday At Ohio
Luke Wollet Earns MAC East Defensive Honor
Flashes Bend But Don't Break in Second Half, Giving Kent State First Win in Hazell Era
Football Hosts South Alabama Saturday For Family & Band Day
Flashes Host South Alabama Saturday At 3:30 p.m. For Parents' & Family Day And Band Day
Kansas State Hands Flashes Their Second Road Loss
Kent State Travels To Manhattan Saturday For First Meeting With Kansas State
Flashes Comeback Bid Falls Short to Louisiana
No Secret Agent, Just A Straight Shooter
Dix Stadium Gameday Primer For The 2011 Home Opener
Flashes Host Louisiana Saturday For Heroes' & Champions Night
Home Opener Set For Saturday
No. 2 Alabama Spoils Beginning of Darrell Hazell Era
Flashes Open 2011 Season At No. 2 Alabama
Flashes Name 2011 Captains
Kent State and Akron Announce PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge Among 15 Sports
Inside Kent State Sports Makes Season Debut at Water Street Tavern
Offense Overcomes Slow Start To Edge Defense In Jersey Scrimmage
Hollomon Highlights Running Back Depth During Fan Experience Night
Kick Scrimmage Highlights Special Teams Efforts
Football Fan Experience Night Set for Wednesday
Day 5: Flashes Going at Full Speed
Kent State Football Season Ticket Base Continues To Grow
Flashes Continue to Work Through the Heat
Rain Bookends Opening Practice
Quartet Of Flashes Sign Free Agent Contracts
Flashes Picked Fourth In MAC East
It’s The Little Things That Count
Watch MAC Football Media Day Live Tuesday
An Eye-Opening Experience
The Kent State Athletics Community Caravan Makes Its Final Stop In Lakewood Saturday (July 30)!
Delayed But Not Deterred
Tackling Tornado’s Aftermath in Alabama
Golden Flashes Take To The Town
Harrison, Gates, Cribbs Picked Among Top 100 NFL Players
Nix Named to Bednarik & Nagurski Watch Lists
Hazell Reads for Local Youth as Part of Read.Share.Give. Campaign
Nix Named to CDS Preseason All-American Team
Football Team Room Named In Honor Of Jim DeVincentis
Kent State Announces Football Kick Times
Football Coaches to Host Women's Clinic June 29
Kent State to Host Youth Football Camp
Eleven Flashes Named to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-MAC Team
Anzevino Named To Rimington Watch List For Second Straight Year
Flashes Announce Non-Conference Football Opponents For 2012-13
New Kent State football coach Darrell Hazell working to add long-lost shine to the Golden Flashes
Blue Tops Gold in Spring Game 6-0
Pregame Activities Canceled; Spring Game Still Set to Begin at 6 p.m.
Spring Practice 13: The Quarterbacks
KSU Spring Football Practice Day 11: Defensive Backs
Spring Practice Day 10: Wide Receivers
Meet the Football and Men's Basketball Staffs Wednesday at Water Street
Spring Practice Day 9: Jersey Scrimmage
Spring Practice Day 8: Linebackers
Spring Practice Day 7: Running Backs and Tight Ends
Spring Practice Day 6: The Specialists
Spring Practice Day 5: Defensive Line
Spring Practice Day 4: Offensive Line
Day Three Sees Football Hit Dix Stadium Turf For The First Time
Flashes Complete Day 2 of Spring Practice
Spring Has Sprung
Fourteen Football Players Display Skills at Kent State Pro Day
Rick Gosselin Tabs Brian Lainhart As The Top Combine "Snub"
Darrell Hazell Rounds Out Staff With Final Three Hires
Kent State Unveils 2011 Football Schedule
ESPN.com Ranks Nix 25th Best Non-AQ Player of 2010
Josh Cribbs Named Cleveland Professional Athlete of the Year
2011 Kent State Football Season Tickets On Sale Now
Darrell Hazell Announces 2011 Kent State Recruiting Class
Weather Forces Numerous Changes To Kent State Athletic Events
Signing Day, Super Bowl Highlight Week For Football
Darrell Hazell Names Four To Staff
FWAA Tabs Roosevelt Nix As A Freshman All-American
Darrell Hazell Adds Four To Football Staff
Five Flashes Earn MAC Academic Honors
Brian Lainhart Selected To Play In East-West Shrine Game
Darrell Hazell Named Kent State Head Football Coach
Nix Named To Quartet Of Freshman All-America First Teams
Phil Steele’s Recognizes 11 Golden Flashes
Roosevelt Nix Named MAC Defensive Player of the Year
Mixon Named Defensive Player of the Week
90KS-Thank-U! Flashes Top 90,000 In Season Attendance
Flashes' Defense Decimates Ohio in 28-6 Home Victory
Kent State Announces Football Staff Changes
Terry Named to Academic All-America First Team
Flashes Host Ohio Friday At 11 A.M. On ESPNU In Doug Martin's Final Game
Doug Martin To Step Down Following Friday’s Game With Ohio
Flashes' Final Road Effort Falls Short at Western Michigan
Flashes and Bobcats to Play on ESPNU at 11 a.m.
Football Travels To Western Michigan Saturday
Flashes Drop 45-28 Decision To Army
Flashes Wrap Up Three-Game Homestand Against Army On Heroes Day
Rinehart Rakes in Third Award of the Season
Flashes' Offense Stiffled in Loss to Temple
Terry Named Academic All-District
Rinehart Earns Second Award in Four Weeks
Flashes Host Temple Saturday In Key MAC East Match-Up
Flashes Move to 3-2 in the MAC with 33-14 Win over Ball State
Authentic Joshua Cribbs Jerseys Available in Auction
Halloween Family Fun Planned for Saturday's Pre-Game Fan Experience
Kent State Opens Homestand As Ball State Visits Saturday For Joshua Cribbs Day
Cortez, Goode and Nix Earn Weekly Awards
Flashes Flatten Falcons 30-6 to Even MAC Record at 2-2
Nix Named Mid-Season All-American; Nine Flashes Named to Phil Steele's Midseason All-MAC Team
Kent State Football To Square Off Against Alabama In 2011
Kent State Hits The Road Again To Face Bowling Green
Rockets Remain Unbeaten in MAC Following Tale of Two Halves
Student Bus Trip Bound For Toledo Saturday
Flashes Hit The Road For Toledo Saturday Night
Kent State To Retire Joshua Cribbs Number 9
Nix and Rinehart Earn MAC Weekly Honors
Flashes Take Back the Wagon Wheel with Homecoming Victory over Rival Zips
Limited Number of Tickets Remain for Saturday's Football Game
Top Five Wagon Wheel Victories: #1 2003
Kent State Set To Battle Akron Saturday In Annual Wagon Wheel Contest
Kent State Invites Fans To Tailgate In The Dix Stadium Lots
Flashes Fourth Quarter Comeback Bid Halted in Miami End Zone
Top Five Wagon Wheel Victories: #2 1987
Football Opens MAC Play Saturday At Miami
Top Five Wagon Wheel Victories: #3 1974
Top Five Wagon Wheel Victories: #4 1954
Top Five Wagon Wheel Victories: #5 1942
Flashes Dig Early Hole in 24-0 Setback at Penn State
Golden Flashes Set To Face Nationally-Ranked Penn State Saturday On ESPN2
Watch The Flashes At Water Street Tavern
MAC Tabs Cortez Special Teams Player of the Week
Boston College Takes Advantage of Five Kent State Turnovers
Flashes Travel To Boston College Seeking First 2-0 Start Since 1988
Keith and Bowman Earn Weekly Honor
Flashes Fly by Racers in Season Opener
March the Golden Flashes into Dix Stadium Thursday Night!
Dix To Serve As Bras Across The Crooked River Donation Point
Flashes Bookend Television Viewing Wednesday
Kent State Opens 88th Season Thursday Night In Dix Stadium
Make The All-New Game Day Page Your First Stop Before Heading To Dix Stadium
Football Preview Show and Game vs. Akron to be Televised on STO
Jarvis Named Doak Walker Award Candidate
Ticket Office Open This Weekend
Centennial Memory #25
Kent State Fans Get First Glimpse of Flashes
Reminder: Fan Experience Night Is Thursday!
Flashes Scrimmage In The Rain
Centennial Memory #28
Football Practice Gets Underway
Centennial Memory #30
Brian Lainhart Named To Thorpe Award Preseason Watch List
Flashes Picked to Finish Third in East at MAC Football Media Preview Day
The Howard Bowens Blog Begins with Team Visit to Area Homeless Shelter
Football Recruit Richard Gray Named Big 33 MVP
Kent State Unveils Details Of 90Ksu Plan; Announces Football Game Times
Rittichier Honored By U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit
Kent State-Boston College Game To Air On ESPNU
Penn State Game To Be Nationally Televised
Chris Anzevino Named To Rimington 2010 Spring Watch List
Brian Lainhart Named A Preseason All-American By Phil Steeles
Wheeler Joins Incoming Football Class
Nix-Jones to Play in Big 33 Football Classic
Joshua Cribbs Highlights Kent State?s Graduation Ceremonies
Football Hands Out Spring Awards; Names Captains
Blue Blanks Gold, 14-0, In Spring Game
Rekstis Honored By National Football Foundation
Konz Selected in Seventh Round by the Seahawks
Flashes Play Final Tune-Up Scrimmage Before Friday's Spring Game
Mid-American Conference Announces Bowl Agreements
Trio Of Flashes Help North Win Inaugural OCF.com Senior Bowl
Running Backs Shine In Scrimmage
Humanitarian Bowl Announces Agreement With MAC
Football Ready To Kick Off Spring Practice Monday
Jim Fleming Joins Football Coaching Staff
Eugene Baker Added To Football Staff
Brian Winters' impact on the Kent State football program is still being felt in a major way, even though he's run out of eligibility.
Thinking he had a legitimate chance at walking on to the Kent State football team in the winter of 2009, Norman Wolfe simply walked into the football offices and introduced himself.
One Division I school offered Dri Archer a football scholarship as a senior coming out of Florida’s Venice High School.
The instincts that make him such a playmaker on defense may be part of his DNA.
Kent State quarterback Spencer Keith is clearly "The Survivor." Time will tell if he leads the Golden Flashes to the island of champions.
Bushley is far from anonymous to his coaches and teammates. They know exactly how important his emergence has been to their 8-1 start to the 2012 season.
Archer's days of being a secret weapon are long over, but the 5'8 junior is most definitely a weapon. He's turned his fresh legs into two of the most dangerous legs in college football.
Second-year head coach Darrell Hazell called it “an experiment,” one that he and offensive line coach Chris Bache concocted midway through last season while desperately seeking to change the fortunes of a struggling football team.
Kent State kicker Freddy Cortez sings Jamey Johnson's song "In Color" out loud through the Dix Stadium tunnel before games.
Live blog from Ypsilanti, Mich. where a Kent State win would give the Golden Flashes their best start since 1977.
Darius Polk has started five games at cornerback in his collegiate career, all in place of his best friend — former Buchtel standout Norman Wolfe.
After a rough 18 months, Pat McShane was back playing football again, now for Kent State, and happy to be doing so.
Kent State players say they're just sick of seeing that banner from 1972 hanging alone.
Ryan Lewis, Beacon Journal
Roosevelt Nix isn’t shy about admitting he was unhappy to see someone else win the Mid-American Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year award in 2011.
As a senior at Canal Winchester, Zack Hitchens was brash, loud and the center of attention just about every place he went.
The closest Denzell Burton had ever come to grocery shopping was running into the convenience store closest to his Cleveland home to grab soda for his mother.
The Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, and the Miami Dolphins were all on hand to evaluate Kent State's talent.
Reese, a 23-year-old from Olmsted Falls, wants to push his body and mind past its limits as he tries to re-create the 120 hours of continuous physical labor the SEALs call Hell Week.
Recently I got some tape of Kent State from this past season. The player I was asked to look at was a huge defensive tackle by the name of Ishmaa’ily Kitchen, who is flying under the radar. I watched six tapes, and came away feeling that this is an interesting player.
New York Times: Julian Edelman said he never saw it coming...
Check out various articles on Kent State's incoming football players in their respective hometown news outlets
It was still dark when coach Darrell Hazell and his staff began arriving at the Kent State football office at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday on national signing day.
Former Kent State QB Julian Edelman has become a jack-of-all-trades who helped the Patriots win the AFC Championship Game by playing offense, defense and special teams.
It was 12 days until National Signing Day and Darrell Hazell had an hour to go over a packed agenda during his weekly coaches meeting.
Julian Edelman has become a do-it-all player for the Patriots. Receiver. Defensive back. Returner.
David Fisher’s fate came in the form of a Facebook message from a former teammate.
It started nearly seven months ago with about 220 strips of yellow paper with the names, stats and photos of potential recruits from across the United States.
One question in college football is not subject to debate: If you had an Aeronautics question in Final Jeopardy and could select any one in Division I to answer it, who would it be?
On Feb. 11, 2010, Freeman arrived in Indianapolis for his routine physical. After undergoing a series of tests, the training staff told the linebacker they could not pass him.
It would be no surprise if the 6-0, 245-pound disruptive force earns the MAC's top defensive honor again.
In 1972, the Golden Flashes won five of their last six, including a season-ending triumph over Toledo that clinched the title and earned a Tangerine Bowl berth.
Kent State junior linebacker C.J. Malauulu has burst onto the scene for the Golden Flashes in 2011, using his passion and love for his family -- both blood and teammates -- as the ultimate motivation
“I saw no Stark County guys,” Hazell told the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club on Monday. “I was appalled. Absolutely shocked."
After growing up roughly 35 miles outside Pittsburgh, a city known for its work ethic, it seems only fitting that those same characteristics have come to embody the play of senior Lee Stalker.
Brian Winters came to the U.S. Under-19 National Team with the hope it would help launch his college football career. Little did he know how smoothly that would go.
When Luke Wollet was asked about the challenge of playing college football, he mentioned the increased speed, the complex schemes and the daily competition.
As Matt Rinehart entered seventh grade, his football team was looking for a punter and he figured he’d try it once. To his surprise, punting came naturally, and the Dover, Ohio, native has been flipping the field on the opposition ever since.
This season, under first-year coach Darrell Hazell and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Brian Rock, Keith’s role in the Golden Flashes’ playcalling has increased dramatically.
Brian Lainhart’s long wait for the chance to play professional football ended with a dream opportunity on Tuesday when he signed a rookie free-agent contract with his hometown Cincinnati Bengals.
Kent State’s football team is reaching out to help the people who will probably cheer against the Golden Flashes in their 2011 season opener.
“Right now what I’m working on is our daily practice schedules, our meetings and our walk-throughs. All the little things that go into a typical day that’s probably a 16-hour day for the coaches and the players.
According to the NCAA, there are 17 schools with major athletic departments (whose football teams compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision) that have never been found guilty of any major violation in any sport since 1953, when the NCAA began tracking rule violations.
Aside from a go-cart he patched together as a kid, Darrell Hazell hadn't built anything in his life. But the summer before last, his son wanted a tree house, so Hazell dug in and got to work.
When Marcus Freeman preaches to his Kent State linebackers about becoming solid young men as well as solid football players this season, he's not just tossing out newly learned coach-speak.
Former Browns defensive back Raymond Jackson thought he'd found a clone of old teammate Courtney Brown on Wednesday at Kent State University's pro day.
Free safety Lainhart (6 feet, 211 pounds) and inside linebacker Mixon (6-1, 240) both are considered late-round or free-agent NFL possibilities. The players have been working out at D1 Sports Training facility in Nashville, and they recently described what it is like to train for the football job of their dreams.
If there was any doubt that Darrell Hazell was the right man for the job as Kent State's 20th football coach, consider this endorsement from Ted Ginn Jr.
Tim Erjavec remembers a talk he had with his grandfather last year. Gene Erjavec told his grandson to be more assertive. If there's something in life you want, go get it, he said.
By Mike Perry- About a year ago Kent freshman defensive lineman Roosevelt Nix was playing out the string on his two-win Reynoldsburg High School season. Though his team was foundering, Nix was getting plenty of attention as one of the top defensive linemen in Ohio, scoring invites to the two main high school senior showcase all-star games…the North-South game and the Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 game in Hershey, Pa.
Marla Ridenour- Beacon Journal Sports: It was supposed to be Joshua Cribbs Day, but as usual, he reversed field.
New Orleans Saints Defensive Back Usama Young is focused on football. With one Super Bowl ring under his belt, Young is convinced the Saints are marching toward another championship season. Now in his fourth year in the NFL, the Kent State graduate is also focused on perfecting his game and helping others achieve their dreams.
As if he didn't have enough to do in getting ready for Kent State's opening football game, Dylan Farrington found even more to keep him busy this summer when visiting back home in Chapel Hill.
Steve Megargee, Rivals.com The nation's leading active FBS career rusher stands only 5 feet 5 and has lived his entire life with just one kidney.
The U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit held a memorial service June 9 for Lt. Jack C. Rittichier, who died June 9, 1968 during the Vietnam War while attempting to rescue a downed Marine pilot.
USA Today feature on Kent State football players and their experiences on May 4, 1970.
From the Akron Beacon Journal, 4/11/10
Article on Eugene Jarvis from SI.com.
Graham Watson's article from ESPN.com
Baltimore Sun spotlights former Flashes defensive end
Former Kent State standout's 100-yard touchdown return stands as the longest play ever in the Super Bowl.
Former Kent State star featured on NFL.com.
FOXBORO - Julian Edelman made quite an impression when he arrived at Patriots [team stats] practice last spring. It was nothing compared to his resounding introduction at Kent State.
Cribbs steps in to support late coach's son
Eugene Jarvis got up from the hit awkwardly, felt pain after a few quick breaths and knew something was wrong. That didn't stop him from playing. #$%^Nothing would until halftime, when Kent State coach Doug Martin saw blood flushing down the urinal that Jarvis just used.
The 1954 Kent State Football Team Made History As The School's First To Reach A Bowl Game
It was the kind of weather that only a Guardian could love, a recent Ohio evening replete with drenching rain layered atop that first autumnal chill. The kind of night all too familiar to those who put their lives on the line for others.
Boston Globe- With Wes Welker Out, Julian Edelman Fills Void
Running back Eugene Jarvis is Kent State's most visible offensive threat because he seems invisible when he has the ball.
Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter Tony Grossi chronicles former Flash Abram Elam's long journey to the Cleveland Browns.
Steve Alic of USA Football recently sat down with Kent State recruit and Team USA member Brian Winters to discuss the team's preparations for the upcoming first Junior World Championship from June 27-July 5 in Canton, Ohio.
Augustus 'Gus' Parrish is a long-armed left tackle from Kent State of the Mid-American Conference. Parrish stands out on film as a good weak-side blocker with a few technique issues. He blocks well in space and will occasionally drive his man into the ground, but has the tendency to play too high [pad level]. He has an excellent frame for the position and all the tools, but even Parrish acknowledges a need for additional coaching to improve.
If you've seen the urban slacker film Friday, then you're familiar with the character Deebo, the neighborhood bully whose Vesuvian outbursts provide the movie some comedic thrust. And if you met James Harrison, you'd think the character was based on him.
by Bob Glauber, Newsday
Recently, Kent State has gained notoriety with the selection of Joshua Cribbs, James Harrison and Antonio Gates as starters for the 2008 Pro Bowl. However, a new crop of former Golden Flashes are working on making a name for themselves in the professional ranks.
Redwood City, Calif., lies a mere 20 miles away from the stadium formerly known as Candlestick Park in San Francisco, the home of the five-time Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers and the grounds where Julian Edelman's favorite football player performed his magic Sunday after Sunday.
Desire To Play With Big Brother Leads Senior Lineman Augustus Parrish To Kent State