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Kent State hosted its firts 'sensory-friendly' game on Saturday for fans like April Stevens' son, who has autism, but loves basketball and Kent State's Kalin Bennett -- the first autistic player signed by a Division I program.

Kent State Men’s Basketball Hosts First “Sensory-Friendly” Game

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Kent State University’s Men’s Basketball team – the first Division I team to sign an autistic player – hosted its first “sensory-friendly” game over the weekend, bringing in people who may not always be able to enjoy college hoops in person. The murmur of the crowd, the squealing of tennis shoes and an announcer were there, but… Read More

Bill Would Increase Penalties For Roughing Up The Referee

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Referees at sporting events are used to being heckled by fans but, sometimes, they are victims of actual assault. A new bill has been introduced in the Ohio Legislature to address that problem. Democratic Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) is also a college basketball referee. He says he hasn’t been assaulted by over-zealous fans but he’s aware… Read More