Golden Flashes football kicked off October 30th, 1920, but when Trevor Rees took the reins as head coach in 1946, the team really began making headlines. Rees coached for 18 seasons, and during his time, Kent joined the Mid-American Conference (1951), made its first bowl appearance in the Refrigerator Bowl (1954) and posted thirteen winning seasons.
In 1972, three years after the team’s current home, Dix Stadium, was finished, the Golden Flashes had their most successful season, winning the MAC Conference title and advancing to the Tangerine Bowl. Much of the success came on the backs of Nick Saban—yes, that Crimson Tide Nick Saban—and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jack Lambert. Don the Blue and Gold with this instant-classic and gear up for another action-packed season at Dix Stadium. Fight on, Flashes!
With a century of hooping it up on the hardwood, your Golden Flashes joined the MAC in 1951 and have established a dominant tradition in the last three decades. Beginning in 1998, your team has been dominating the boards with 20-win seasons from 1998 through 2008, and during the tenure, they’ve won the MAC five times and made it to the title game five additional times. Whether you’re watching your Blue and Gold trounce the Zips front-and-center at Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center or cheering from afar, flash your eternal allegiance in this super-soft classic.