Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Golden Eagles

Head Coach: Paul Haynes

Team Mascot: Flash the Golden Eagle

Year Opened: 1969

Capacity: 25319

City / State: Kent / Ohio

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Wagon Wheel Trophy

Rival Team: Akron Zips

Akron and Kent State are only 10 miles apart creating a strong rivalry between these two schools from northeast Ohio. The rivalry began in 1923 when the Zips shutout Kent State 32-0, but the Wagon Wheel trophy wasn’t added to the rivalry until 1946. Things intensified in 1992 when Akron joined the Mid-American Conference, and the two teams have faced off every year since then. The proximity and long history between these two rivals mean you’ll be in for quite the treat when these two bitter rivals get together on the gridiron.

Anniversary Award

Rival Team: BGSU Falcons

Anniversary Award - Kent State competes with Bowling Green for the Anniversary Award. The rivalry began in 1985 with the Falcons securing victory over the Golden Flashes 26-14. Since then the Falcons have held the upper hand in the series winning 23 of the 30 meetings. However, the Golden Flashes have won three of the last six meetings. You’ll find lots of fans from both teams make the trip across the state when these two bitter rivals get together creating a fun and competitive game day atmosphere.

SuperTailgate Awards

Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Golden Eagles

Head Coach: Paul Haynes

Team Mascot: Flash the Golden Eagle

Year Opened: 1969

Capacity: 25319

City / State: Kent / Ohio