The Kent State Golden Flashes football team, founded in 1920, played its first game against nearby Ashland College. Since then, the team has developed into a Division I program that competes in the Mid America Conference. Along the way, the Kent State Golden Flashes has appeared in three bowl games and has won a MAC title in 1972. After playing at Kent State, multiple players have gone on to play in the National Football League such as the longtime Steelers linebacker, James Harrison. The Kent State Golden Flashes have a track record of putting lightning-fast receivers and return men in the NFL like Joshua Cribbs and Julian Edelman. One interesting fact about Kent State is the great coaches that played in the program. This includes the legendary Notre Dame coach, Lou Holtz, and longtime Alabama Crimson Tide Coach, Nick Saban. Both players spent their playing years in college at Kent State.
Where do the Kent State Golden Flashes play its games?
The Kent State Golden Flashes play its home games on campus at Dix Stadium. Built in 1969, the stadium has an official maximum capacity of more than 25,000 people. However, many more people are reported to be in attendance for high-profile games that includes standing room. The field's surface consists of FieldTurf.
What conference do the Kent State Golden Flashes play in?
Since 1951, Kent State Golden Flashes have played in the Mid American Conference. The league includes mid-sized colleges across Ohio, Ind., Mich. and Ill. Kent State Golden Flashes play in the East Conference Division and has won the conference title once in 1972 and a division title in 2012.
Who is the current head coach of the Kent State Golden Flashes?
The head coach at Kent State is Sean Lewis. He is entering his second season in 2019. He is the successor of Paul Haynes, after Haynes was fired in 2018. Before accepting the head coaching position at Kent State, Lewis was an assistant coach at the UUniversity of Arkansas.
Who are Kent State's biggest rivals?
Thanks to years of play in the MAC, the team has developed a few heated rivalries. Kent State's biggest in-conference rivalry is with the Akron Zips. Akron is located just a short drive from Kent. The team also has rivalries with in-state MAC foes Miami (OH) and Bowling Green. Dix stadium has recorded record attendance numbers against Miami (OH).
Who are some notable players that have played at Kent State?
Some great NFL players have played their college ball at Kent State. This includes James Harrison, the longtime Pittsburgh Steeler defensive star who had a 15-year career. Harrison won two Super Bowls and won the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year award in 2008. Joshua Cribbs, arguably the best return man in NFL history also played at Kent State as did Julian Edelman, slot receiver for the New England Patriots in multiple Super Bowl wins. Both Cribbs and Edelman played the quarterback position while at Kent State.
How much are Kent State Football tickets
The price of Kent State Golden Flashes football tickets depends on the location in the stadium. The best seats at Dix Stadium are located on the home team's sideline in sections 1-7. The stadium has one level and seating at each end of the stadium in the end zones. Tickets for high-profile games against rivals may also cost more than other games.
Where can I get Kent State tickets?
You can get your Kent State Golden Flashes football tickets at StubHub. For added convenience, there is a mobile app so you can purchase tickets no matter where you are.Back to Top
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