A Page -- July 9, 2010

Getting To Know Kent State's Spencer Keith

The 2010 MAC Football season is quickly approaching and as part of its preview, the league would like to give an inside look into the lives of its Student/Athletes.


This is the seventh installment in a series of articles on Student/Athletes from the Cleveland-based Mid American Conference 


July 9, 2010

By Ken Mather
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Keith had a prolific freshman season in 2009, setting Kent State freshman records with 2,147 yards passing and 14 touchdowns, both of which stand fifth in school history.
2010 Football Summer Preview: Getting To Know...
The 2010 MAC Football season is quickly approaching and as part of its preview The MAC would like to give an inside look into the lives of its Student/Athletes. One can find the schedule of Student/Athletes we will preview by scrolling to the bottom of the page or by clicking the "Getting To Know" advertisement on the front of the MAC homepage or football page. Fans can also stay up-to-date with our player features via 
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Be sure to visit www.mac-sports.com on Friday, July 30 to watch live video interviews with the league's head coaches and Student/Athletes as it kicks off the season with the 2010 MAC Football Preview at Detroit's Ford Field.

Getting To Know...Kent State's Spencer Keith
Spencer Keith is a sophomore quarterback for the Kent State Golden Flashes. Keith had a prolific freshman season in 2009, setting Kent State freshman records with 2,147 yards passing and 14 touchdowns, both of which stand fifth in school history. He had a 57.1 completion percentage (168-294), which stands second in season records, while his 126.72 pass efficiency ranks fourth. Keith, a biology major with a focus in pre-med, threw for 200+ yards on seven occasions, including a pair of 300-yard efforts against Western Michigan and Akron last year. Below is a closer look at the Kent State QB...

1. What is your greatest accomplishment off the field?
I believe my greatest accomplishment off the field is being able to manage my time well and make good grades. Being successful in the classroom is very important to me because I understand that there is a life after football. It is essential to work hard in school because that will help out when looking for a profession.

2. What do you still hope to accomplish in the future?
Aside from winning a MAC championship, I would like to pursue my dream of being in the NFL someday. Also, I would like to get accepted into medical school somewhere and work towards becoming a doctor.

3. What are your goals for this season?

My goals for this season include winning the MAC championship and leading the team to a bowl victory. This hasn't happened at Kent State in a long time so we are trying to bring back that winning reputation.

4. How did you get started playing football?
Both of my brothers and my dad played football in high school, so there was some family history with it. Since my brothers are 7 and 10 years older than me, I grew up going to all of their football games. I started playing when I was in the third grade and have played ever since.

5. What is your favorite beverage/food/dessert?
My favorite beverage is chocolate milk, food is steak, and dessert is banana pudding.

6. What is your favorite TV show? Why?
My favorite TV show is Family Guy. I like Family Guy because it is one of the funniest shows on TV.

7. Besides football, what sport would you have pursued for a college scholarship?
I would have pursued basketball for a college scholarship because I have been playing it all my life. Up until my junior and senior years of high school, basketball was my main sport to play. I played AAU basketball from 5th grade until 10th grade during the summer, and we traveled to many tournaments around the country. I have always enjoyed playing basketball and I probably always will.

8. The person from history I'd most like to meet is...
I would like to meet Benjamin Franklin because of all of his scientific findings and inventions.

9. What is your favorite vacation spot and why?
My favorite vacation spot is one that is near the beach and a golf course. When we go on family vacations, we usually play a couple rounds of golf. Also, I have always enjoyed going to the beach and swimming in the ocean since that chance doesn't come around very often.

10. What is one movie that you could watch over and over again and not get sick of?
There are two movies that I could watch and not tire from: Any Given Sunday and The Hangover. Any Given Sunday is one of my favorites because it is an exciting football movie that motivates me. I could watch The Hangover a hundred times and still find it hilarious.

Red Sox, Devil Rays, Crushers still 

undefeated in OBALL play

July 9, 2010

By Norm Weber         

Student/Athlete-Cleveland.com Editor


CLEVELAND (OLD BROOKLYN) – The Crushers appear to be running away with the regular season title in the Old Brooklyn Area Little League Big F League,  heading into the final two weeks of play before the playoffs begin.

The Crushers are 7-0, at least five games ahead of all comers. They have assured the No. 1 seed for the tournament.



Going into the weekend, the Diamondbacks and Athletics each have two wins.

This week the Crushers beat the As, 20-3, and D Backs beat the Clippers, 16-9.

In Little F this week, The Daredevils beat the Browns, 12-7, and the Braves were granted a forfeit win over the Bucks.

The Blazers (8-1) have a half game lead over The Bombers (8-2) in Little F American in the first week after the all-star break. The Angels are in the thick of the mix at 6-2.

The Captains at 10-1 have a huge lead in the National Division. The Braves are 6-5.

The Devil Rays are still undefeated at 10-0 and atop the National Division in the Pee Wee league. The Irish are still in it at 6-3.

The Cavs are 8-2 and Dragons 6-3-1 in the American.

In Pee Wee action this week, the Blue Sox clubbed the Dodgers, 13-0, the Crusader spooked the Monsters, 11-9, and the Reds rolled the Dodgers, 12-0.

A couple one-run affairs in the T League kept all on the edge of their seats this week. The Cards shuffled the Web Gems, 28-27, and the Bees stung 17-16.

The Red Sox are 9-0 but have only a slight edge over the Indians in the American T. The Tribe is 6-1. The Bees are 6-1 a few games ahead of T Rex at 4-i4 n the T senor circuit.

Winning the Home Run Derby titles were Camrin Storey, Ian Laughery, Joe Shue and Chris Walker.

Crushers game suspended; second time this season game had to be carried over for Lake Erie crew

July 9, 2010

By Harry Plumer

EVANSVILLE -- The Lake Erie Crushers and the Evansville Otters were suspended on tonight in the opening game of a three game series. With the score tied 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth and one out with two on, one of the light towers at Bosse Field in right field went out.

Joel Collins

Former U. of South Alabama Student/Athlete Joel Collins

The game was delayed for over an hour but the contest could not resume. The game will resume tomorrow night at 6:05 pm and will be followed by a seven-inning affair. Joel Collins had connected on his first homer of the season in the game. It marks the second time this season that a Crushers contest was suspended.