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Kent State Golden Flashes Heading to Bowl

Posted Dec. 3, 2012

On Sunday, Dec. 2, Kent State University accepted an invitation to play in the Bowl, marking the program’s first bowl appearance in 40 years. The Kent State Golden Flashes will take on Arkansas State University on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.

Image for BowlAfter winning a program record 11 games, Kent State will be making its third bowl appearance, while looking for its first bowl victory. The Golden Flashes went to the Refrigerator Bowl in 1954 and the Tangerine Bowl in 1972. 

Mid-American Conference (MAC) teams (Northern Illinois University, Miami University and Central Michigan University) have won the Bowl in each of the past three seasons. This year’s game kicks off at 9 p.m. and will air on ESPN.

For complete travel packages (tickets, flight, hotel and more), visit Single-game tickets go on sale Tuesday, Dec. 4, at noon. Call 330-672-2244. Stay tuned to the Ametek Bowl Game Central page for more information.

The 2012 Sun Belt champion Arkansas State Red Wolves are 9-3, coming off a 45-0 blowout of Middle Tennessee State University (8-4) this past Saturday.

A record seven MAC teams will be playing in bowl games, including Northern Illinois in the Discover Orange Bowl. Last year, the MAC went 4-1 in bowl games, winning the ESPN Bowl Challenge Cup.

For ticket and travel information, visit

For more information about Kent State Athletics, visit

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