In 1920 the first Kent State University athletics team played. The sport was football. The "field band" was there and played in the stands. From then until now, the Kent State community brings that Golden Flashes pride to every game and every team that plays for Kent State.
Kent State University's athletics program includes:
- Basketball (Women's and Men's)
- Cross Country
- Field Hockey
- Golf (Women's and Men's)
- Track and Field
Kent State University has developed state-of-the-art facilities to support our student athletes. Cheer on the Golden Flashes at the many athletics events throughout the year. Visit the Kent State Sports website for schedules and tickets.