This page is a combination of some of my best sports features, sports action and sports portraits.
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Kent State University’s junior defender Yasmine Hall falls while battling for the ball with St. Bonaventure’s freshman midfielder Emily Foltz. Kent State won the game 2-1 to finish off a three-game home stand to start the season.
University of Iowa’s head wrestling coach Tom Brands celebrates after freshman Spencer Lee defeated Ohio State’s Nathan Tomasello in the semifinal round of the NCAA Wrestling Tournament in Cleveland, Ohio on March 16, 2018. Lee went on to defeat Rutgers’ Nick Suriano to claim the national championship title.
A young University of Toledo fan laughs with Rocksy Rockette, one of Toledo’s mascots, before the game against Kent State University on Jan. 12, 2019. Rocksy and Rocky are the two astronaut mascots for the University of Toledo Rockets.
Kent State University’s senior forward Akiean Frederick stands in the light during team introductions before a game against Bowling Green State University on Jan. 5, 2019. Bowling Green won the game 86-64.
Kent State University’s junior forward Danny Pippen tries to recover a rebound against the University of Akron on March 2, 2018. Kent and Akron are rivals and participate in the annual Battle of the Wagon Wheel across all sports.
Kent State’s sophomore back Emma Bressler takes a shot on goal during a match against Appalachia State University on Oct. 26, 2018. The Flashes won the match 3-1 to finish off conference play with a 5-1 record.
Emory University’s volleyball team celebrates after defeating Calvin College in straight sets to win the Division 3 national championship in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Nov. 17, 2018.
Ohio State’s Joey McKenna, in black, and Lehigh’s Luke Karam spar during a qualifying round of the NCAA Wrestling Championships. McKenna won and went on to defeat Bucknell’s Tyler Smith in the quarterfinals and lost to Wyoming’s Bryce Meredith in the semifinal round to place third in the nation.
Kent State University’s head women’s basketball coach Todd Starkey reacts to a play during the team’s 72-77 upset loss to Duquesne University on Nov. 28, 2018. Kent State was heavily favored and shocked by the loss.
Kent State University’s sophomore forward Monique Smith poses for a portrait in the M.A.C Center at Kent State University. The portrait is part of a story for Prizm Magazine in Columbus, Ohio about LGBTQ athletes. Mo is bisexual and the centerpiece to the story.
Niagara University’s head coach Chris Casey talks to his team during a time out in the second half of the game at the University of Pittsburgh on Dec. 3, 2018. Niagara upset Pittsburgh 70-71 to snap a three game losing streak.
University of Iowa’s Max Murin works to pin Cal State Bakersfield’s Carlos Herrera during a dual at Kent State University on Nov. 9, 2018. Murin won the bout in an 18-4 major decision which helped the Hawkeyes to a decisive 36-3 victory over Cal State Bakersfield and a 45-0 victory over Kent State.
Penn State’s assistant coach Casey Cunningham helps Jason Nolf loosen up before his championship bout against North Carolina State’s Hayden Hidlay in the NCAA Wrestling Tournament in Cleveland, Ohio. Nolf defeated Hidlay and took first in the nation for the 157 weight class. Penn State took the team championship as well as 4 of 10 individual championships.
The Youngstown Phantoms take the ice to start the second period of the game against the Madison Capitals on Nov. 25, 2018. The Phantoms are part of the USHL.
Bloomsburg University’s junior Dave Lauscar hits the sand after a long jump at Youngstown State University on Feb. 2, 2018. Youngstown State hosts a regional open every season and it usually falls in late January or early February.
Niagara University’s redshirt senior forward Greg King celebrates after the team upset the University of Pittsburgh 71-70 in Pittsburgh. This victory was Pittsburgh’s second loss on the season and it snapped a three-game losing streak by the Purple Eagles.
University of North Carolina’s junior guard Shalya Bennett grimaces in pain after a nasty fall during the game at Ohio State University on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. The Tarheels led at half but the Buckeyes came back to win by 7.
University of South Florida’s senior wing Kitija Laksa drives to the basket against Ohio State’s freshman forward Aaliyah Patty during the game at Ohio State on Nov. 6, 2018. The Bulls won 71-47 in a decisive start to the season.
Kent State’s sophomore guard Mitch Peterson celebrates with teammates after scoring the go-ahead basket with .3 seconds left on the clock against Western Michigan on Jan. 16, 2018.