March 21, 2002 |
The big game in the NCAA South Regional semifinals tonight at Rupp Arena is the matchup between defending national champion Duke and a battle-tested Indiana squad. But the most intriguing participant is the surprising team from Kent State. The Golden Flashes, who, with 20 straight victories, own the nation's longest winning streak, will meet third-seeded Pittsburgh in the second game of the doubleheader. The matchup pits teams with identical 29-5 records, both of which have already exceeded all expectations.
September 16, 2010 |
One can sense the awe in Michael Fay's voice as he talks about Penn State and Beaver Stadium and the hope as he recounts the story of waiting a few years ago for someone on the Nittany Lions' coaching staff to make a recruiting call to him. The call never came, and the 6-foot-4, 294-pound junior from Allentown will line up at left guard for Kent State when it plays the Lions on Saturday. Still, Fay holds no grudge and eagerly awaits the opportunity to step on the green grass before more than 100,000 spectators.
September 5, 2016 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - All the attention was on Penn State's new hurry-up offense in the opening game of the 2016 season, but the Nittany Lions defense played a key roll in their 33-13 victory over Kent State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium. Playing its opening game at home for the first time since 2012, Penn State (1-0) picked up three turnovers, one a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown by sophomore cornerback Amani Oruwariye early in the third quarter. A fumble recovery and return by free safety Marcus Allen set up Saquon Barkley's 7-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
August 31, 2016 |
It hasn't been easy for Kent State coach Paul Haynes to get ready for his team's season opener this Saturday at Penn State. The only game film that exists of Trace McSorley, the Nittany Lions' new starting quarterback, comes from last season's TaxSlayer Bowl, and the team has scrapped that offense in favor of a new no-huddle attack. Haynes tried taping the telecast of the Blue-White Game in April to catch some of the new offense, but "you can barely see a lot of the things that happened," he said.
March 24, 2002 |
The underdog Kent State basketball team just kept believing and just kept playing all the way to the bitter end last night in the NCAA South Regional final at Rupp Arena. The only problem for the Golden Flashes was that Indiana did likewise, and so the Hoosiers will move on to the Final Four next weekend in Atlanta. Indiana, the fifth seed, stunned 10th-seeded Kent State with a barrage of three-pointers - hitting its first eight and 15 of 19 overall - on its way to an 81-69 victory.
November 13, 2008 |
Ordinarily, the Temple football team would have little to play for in mid-November. But there is something different about this year. They are learning about a game of inches. Last night was another game of inches as the Owls fell to Kent State, 41-38, at Dix Stadium. It was the Owls' fifth loss this season by six points or fewer. "It's tough," senior quarterback Adam DiMichele said. "We have had so many close games this year, but we just don't seem to have that killer instinct just yet. " Temple (3-7, 2-4 Mid-American Conference)
November 13, 2013 |
The Temple Owls saw their string of five straight home-opening wins come to an end Monday night as they dropped an 81-77 decision to Kent State at the Liacouras Center. Kent State closed the game by outscoring the Owls (1-1) by 22-10 down the stretch. Kent State (2-0) was led by Derek Jackson and Devareaux Manley with 17 points each. The Owls placed five players in double figures, led by Will Cummings' 17 points. Anthony Lee and Quenton DeCosey both finished with 16 for Temple, which also received 15 points from Dalton Pepper and 11 from Mark Williams.
March 23, 2010 |
Dorenzo Hudson scored 17 of his game-high 27 points in the second half to lift Virginia Tech past Connecticut (18-16), 65-63, in a second-round NIT game last night in Blacksburg, Va. The Hokies (25-8), who tied a school record for victories, advanced to the quarterfinals of the tourney, where they will play Rhode Island at home on a date to be determined. In other NIT games: Rhode Island 85, Nevada 83 - Delroy James scored a career-high 34 points, and the Rams (25-9) held off the Wolf Pack (21-13)
November 21, 2009 |
With two regular-season football games remaining, Temple would move a step closer to the Mid-American Conference's Eastern Division title - and perhaps win it - by defeating Kent State today at Lincoln Financial Field. On the strength of the team's first eight-game winning streak since 1973, Temple enters the contest 8-2 overall and 6-0 in the division, where the Owls have sole possession of first place. Kent State (5-5, 4-2) is still in the race, and Ohio (7-3, 5-1) and Bowling Green (5-5, 4-2)
November 25, 2011 |
This is an important football game that Temple's involved in Friday. So what else is new? The Owls need to win the Mid-American Conference East Division contest to increase their chances for a bowl appearance. Kent State has the same goal, with the added incentive of gaining its first bowl bid since 1972. "With this game coming up being senior day, we are going to approach it like it is a playoff game," said Temple cornerback Kee-ayre Griffin, one of 19 seniors playing in their final regular-season game at Lincoln Financial Field.