Kent Homecoming Weekend

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A yellow button with blue block text and a blue illustrated person in superhero garb.

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Kent State University is a public university in Kent, Ohio, that was established in 1910. Homecoming is an event celebrated in fall. During the early 1980s, the school mascot, which is a depiction of a superhero with lightning bolts, went under various names including, Freddie Flash, Golden Flash, Flashman, and Captain Flash. Sporting the school’s navy and gold colors, this mascot of the Kent State Golden Flashes showed exaggerated muscles and an emphasis on physical condition. Over the years, the mascot has changed from a golden retriever dog to caveman to horse and rider, back to dog again, then this superhero, and on to the current iteration, an eagle. In 1985, Flash, a golden eagle, was adopted as the new mascot.


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