Record-Courier staff report
Kent State fans have been offered a unique opportunity to own a piece of men's basketball history.
The Golden Flashes will wear never-before-used jerseys on Saturday when KSU hosts Akron at 6 p.m. at the M.A.C. Center in Kent.
Those jerseys will be made available by the Golden Flashes Club for purchase. The jerseys for purchase will be the game-worn versions during the game and will be professionally framed.
The cost of the mounted jerseys will be a $1,000 gift to the Golden Flashes Club.
Instead of the traditional "Kent State" block lettering across the chest, the white jerseys that will feature navy and gold trim, will feature "FLASHES" written in all caps across the front in block letters. The letters and numbers will be navy with gold trim.
These jerseys were made specifically for Saturday's game and will be retired following the conclusion of the contest against the Zips.
"These jerseys are part of a special one-time-only uniform made just for this game against Akron," said Kent State coach Rob Senderoff. "They have never been worn before. They will never be worn again after Saturday. It's a great opportunity for Kent State fans to own a game-worn jersey. This will be the first and last time anyone will see these jerseys. It is also an opportunity for fans to support men's basketball at Kent State."
The $1,000 gift to the Golden Flashes Club will be used to assist in funding several Kent State Men's Basketball priorities.
Because of the size of NCAA men's basketball rosters, the number of available jerseys is limited.
The Golden Flashes Club has already made the jerseys available to a select few supporters of the men's basketball program, and based on the early demand, the remaining jerseys are expected to go fast.