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Kent State Center Jason Bitsko Found Dead In Apartment After Missing Practice

In tragic news out of Kent State, Golden Flashes center Jason Bitsko was found dead in his off-campus apartment today after he missed this morning's practice. According to The Plain Dealer, the cause of death is being called an "undisclosed medical condition."

According to a Kent State release, Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment shortly before 9 a.m. Police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue.

Bitsko, 21, was set to begin his fourth year on the team and would have been the starting center this season. He started all 12 games in 2013 and was recently selected to the Phil Steele's Preseason All-MAC Third Team...

"Kent State University and the entire Kent community mourns his passing," said Joel Nielsen, Kent State's director of athletics, in the release. "We are heartbroken by the news of Jason's death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, teammates and everyone whose lives he touched."

Our thoughts go out to the Bitsko family and Kent State community.