YSU, iHeartMedia agree to extension

YSU, iHeartMedia agree to extension


Youngstown State University Athletics and iHeart Media have reached an agreement to extend the existing contract for YSU football, men’s and women’s basketball games radio broadcasts through the 2020-21 seasons. iHeart Media has broadcast YSU football and basketball games since 2002 with football and men’s basketball games airing on 570 WKBN and the iHeartRadio app with women’s basketball games carried on both 570 WKBN and 1390 WNIO.

“Penguin Playbook”, the YSU football and basketball coaches radio shows, airs Monday nights from 6-8 p.m. on the Sports Animal 1390 WNIO live from Cassese’s MVR near the YSU campus. The “YSU Football Tailgate Show” airs prior to each football home game live at Stambaugh Stadium, and the “Fifth Quarter Call-In Show,” a wrap-up of the game’s action, follows every Penguins football game.

Local athletes to sign Letters of Intent


A number of local athletes will sign their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday.

Austintown Fitch athletes will be signing at 10:30 a.m. in the Austintown Fitch Media Center.

Emanuel Dawkins (football) will attend Otterbein, Jordan Evans (soccer) will attend Youngstown State, Eva Rivera (track) will join Mount Union and wrestlers Willie Beverly will go to Thiel and Breylon Douglas will choose Lockhaven.

Howland will hold its signings at 11:15 a.m. at the high school gym.

Samari Dean (football) will sign with Wayne State University, Jackson Deemer (football) will sign with Ohio Northern University, Jessica Guesman (bowling) will attend Saint Vincent’s College, Gabby Hartzell will commit to Baldwin Wallace University, Hayden Parker (baseball) will attend Notre Dame College and Manny Perez (soccer) will go to Walsh University.

Scrappers single game tickets on sale Friday


Mahoning Valley Scrappers single game tickets will go on sale Friday at 8:30am. Tickets will be available at the Chevy All Stars Box Office at Eastwood Field, online at www.mvscrappers.com or by calling 330-505-0000. Single game ticket prices range from $8 to $13.

The first 20 fans to purchase $200 or more of single game tickets, a ticket package or a group deposit in person at the Chevy All Stars Box Office will receive a signed baseball by Andrew Miller, Corey Kluber, Francisco Lindor, Jason Kipnis or Edwin Encarnacion. Also, all fans that purchase any tickets on Friday will be entered for a chance to win one autographed baseball signed by one of the aforementioned Cleveland Indians players. Autographed baseball selection will be done on a first come, first served basis. One autographed baseball per person.

Opening Day at Eastwood Field is June 15 at 7:05 p.m. against the West Virginia Black Bears. The home opener will feature a postgame fireworks show. An Opening Day Ticket Package is available which includes four upper box seat tickets, a $20 gift card to Quaker Steak & Lube and a free large one-topping pizza from Papa Johns, all for $44 (value of $70).

Colts QB Luck expects to return for camp


Andrew Luck says his surgically repaired right shoulder feels good and he hopes to be on the field when the Indianapolis Colts open training camp this summer.

And he partially blames his desire to come back too soon for the prolonged rehab process.

He missed all of last season after having surgery on a partially torn labrum.

Luck says he understands why fans would question whether he will be the same player when he returns, but he is asking for patience because he believes he will be a better quarterback this fall.

Staff/wire report

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