Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season.
Kent State star running back Dri Archer was knocked out of the Golden Flashes' opening game against Liberty with a leg injury.
Kent State is retiring NFL linebacker James Harrison's jersey.
Dri Archer ran for 241 yards and two long touchdowns to lead Kent State (No. 25 AP) to its first Mid-American Conference title game with a 31-24 victory over Bowling Green on Saturday.
Kent St. 48, Miami (Ohio) 32
Kent St. 41, W. Michigan 24
Kent St. 45, Ball St. 43
Kent State is suing former men's basketball coach Geno Ford for more than $1.2 million in damages over his recent departure for Bradley in Peoria, Ill.
Kent State has hired Rob Senderoff as its basketball coach.
Kent St. 62, Robert Morris 59
Kent State will open the 2011 season at Alabama against alum and Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban.
Kent State coach Geno Ford has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with the school.
Kent St. 83, N.C.-Wilmington 64
Kent State quarterback Joshua Cribbs was reinstated to the football team after pleading guilty to marijuana possession.
Kent State football coach Dean Pees resigned Wednesday to become a linebackers coach for the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.
Kent State on Friday hired Jon Wauford, the assistant football coach who resigned at Miami of Ohio after being accused of striking a fan following a game.