Kent State alumnus and ESPN college football analyst Lou Holtz '59 returns to Kent State tonight as part of the Centennial Starner Distinguished Speaker Series. Lou Holtz played linebacker for the Golden Flashes in 1957 and wore #52. The legendary former college football coach will speak in the Student Center Ballroom. Tickets for the speech sold out in less than a week after going on sale June 1. 250 tickets will remain for a simulcast of the speech and will be held in the Kiva in the Kent State Student Center. Tickets are free and will be on sale at the MAC Center from 8:30-4:30 and at the Kiva starting at 5:30. Holtz will share his life experiences as part of his speech entitled, "If You Didn't Show Up, Who Would Miss You And Why?".
Dave Carducci from the Record Courier checks in today with his KSU Notebook including Giorgio Morgan earning the respect of his teammates while playing through pain, the offensive line needing to improve especially in pass protection, LB Cobrani Mixon being honored and being a leader on the KSU defense and an injury update.
The Golden Flashes will look to start the season at 2-0 for the first time since 1988 when they defeated Youngstown State and Akron. It certainly won't be easy playing a Boston College team that head coach Doug Martin has said "reloaded." The Daily Kent Stater previews the game today.
Believe it or not, Boston College was picked to finish last in the Atlantic Division of the ACC by the conference media. As Mark Blaudschun at the Boston Globe points out, the Eagles have several ingredients in place to be a very good football team once again.
Steve Hare from the Kent Sports Report is reporting that DT Sam Frist will practice this week but it doesn't look like he will play. This will be a tough blow for KSU to overcome as they try to combat BC's huge offensive line and a team that is more committed to the run this season especially as they try to figure out their quarterback situation. Martin said that Frist is expected back for Iowa State on September 19.
Here is one Daily Kent Stater writer's thoughts and opinions of the Kent State football program.
Kent State comes in at #7 in the Week 1 Power Rankings from The MAC Daily.
The Kent State women's golf team lost to Duke on Tuesday in the 10th place match at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida.