Kent State University is inviting football fan to come together in downtown Kent Wednesday to celebrate the historic football season and send off the team to Mobile, Ala., for the GoDaddy.com Bowl.
Fans can pick up a free commemorative postseason poster and collect autographs from Kent State head football coach Darrell Hazell and members of the team.
KSU's athletic department will host the autograph session from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at Laziza Restaurant, located in Acorn Alley II, 195 E. Erie St. in downtown Kent. Following the autograph session, fans will be directed to the corner of Erie and Water streets for a flag-changing ceremony to take place at Ametek.
Immediately following the flag ceremony, fans are invited to Water Street Tavern for the "Portage Community Bank - Bowl Preview Show." From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Ty Linder, Rob Polinsky and David Carducci will break down the season, preview the bowl game and entertain guests, including Hazell, members of the athletic department and Kent business community.
The Golden Flashes face off against the Arkansas State Red Wolves in the GoDaddy.com Bowl Jan. 6. The Flashes have not played in a postseason bowl game since a trip to the Tangerine Bowl in 1972.