SPORTS digest || Report: YSU to play Michigan State in 2021


Youngstown State is reportedly renewing its on-again, off-again series with Big Ten Conference power Michigan State.

The programs have agreed to a Sept. 11, 2021 game in East Lansing, according to

It would be Michigan State’s first game a Football Championship Subdivision foe since the Big Ten loosened restrictions regarding strength of schedule.

According to the report, YSU will receive a $725,000 guarantee for the game. The Penguins and Spartans have played twice. MSU won both games, 28-6 in 2011 and 55-17 in 2013. Both games came during Eric Wolford’s tenure as YSU’s head coach.

Sports department seeking prep schedules

The Vindicator is asking area athletic directors to submit spring sports schedules.

Schedules can be emailed to

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