Team preview: Kent State

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2003-04 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: November 5, 2003, 3:52 PM ET
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The standard-bearer in the MAC since the mid-1990s, Kent State has weathered the effects of three head coaches in four years to compile five straight 20-win seasons and four consecutive East Division titles.

Now the Golden Flashes confront an obstacle truly unique to the program-replacing a star-turned-tight end for the San Diego Chargers. Yes, the Chargers of the National Football League.