Ohio State coach Jim Tressel holds up the 2002 college football national championship trophy after the Buckeyes beat Miami 31-24 in two overtimes in the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz., in this Jan. 3, 2003, Associated Press file photo. Tressel was selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame Friday.
Former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, a Cardinal Mooney High grad, agreed to become the seventh coach in Youngstown State's history, a move that invigorates a program that has made the playoffs just once since then-coach Jim Tressel, now YSU president, left for Ohio State after the 2000 season.
Dom Petrony showed off his smooth delivery, completing 8 of 9 passes for 175 yards and three TDs.
The third-seeded Penguins (14-15) get another chance at the Horizon League title when they play host to sixth-seeded Oakland (13-16) in the tournament quarterfinals Wednesday.
After her diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease, Boardman teacher and coach Christine Terlesky, seated, has received an outpouring of support from many, including her immediate family, from left, daughter Emma, 5; sons Tyler, 9, and Brian Jr., 14; and husband Brian Sr.
Youngstown police investigate the South Avenue home where boy died in frigid temperatures. Officials believe the boy froze to death after falling asleep, wearing only underwear, in an unheated, enclosed porch.
The Falcon senior is headed to LSU to continue her track career.
Youngstown State Athletic Director Ron Strollo says he plans to give Penguins football coach Eric Wolford a contract extension some time in the next month. The university is pleased with the direction of the program and its players.
Cardinal Mooney coach P.J. Fecko walks off the field at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon after losing the state championship 27-21 in the final minutes of Friday's game.
If Saturday’s game against South Dakota State taught us anything, it’s this: Most people in Youngstown just don’t care.
On the second-to-last play of the second quarter — just seconds after quarterback Jon Saadey had taken a costly sack to put Cardinal Mooney out of field goal range — the Cardinals faced a fourth-and-22 at the Cleveland Benedictine 42.
Hubbard’s phenom running back, junior L.J. Scott, gave the Eagles that sweet victory on a 2-yard touchdown run to end the first overtime session.
Alessi’s five TDs helps South Range topple Crestview
Senior running back Ross Gould ran 23 times for 207 yards and three touchdowns for Poland.
YSU students, from left, Ansel Morsillo, Tyller Schonce and Jason Heyman show their team spirit during Thursday’s opener against Dayton. They and other students spelled “Youngstown” on their chests, and the Penguins proceeded to win 28-10.
The big, mean, fire-breathing dragon of a coach — the one who was forced to leave Kansas for, among other things, having the audacity to poke one of his players in the chest — got physical with an injured Youngstown State player on Friday.
On July 28, Steve Vallos was playing with his two kids in his Seattle home when he got the phone call he’d been waiting on for six months.
At the end of the eulogy at St. Dominic Church, the crowd gave the longtime restaurateur a standing ovation.
YSU eyes postseason tournaments
The Superdome had been dark for just a few minutes when it started.
A coaching decision short-circuited the 49ers’ comeback.
For the past two years, the San Francisco 49ers have made Youngstown their second home.
Valley native Joe Reedy has a voice in voting for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Joe Staley has fun on and off the field.
NEW ORLEANS Just before noon Friday, during my first few minutes in Alabama (state motto: Great
Not that you need an excuse to play a pair of basketball games in Florida in December but when Youngstown State coach Jerry Slocum decided to schedule South Florida and Bethune-Cookman, it wasn’t for his tan.
Liberty basketball team wins in OT
On most days, Jim Tressel’s shadow stretches 50 miles, from the University of Akron (where he now works as something called the Vice President of Strategic Engagement) to Youngstown State University (where his name adorns the front of the indoor training facility and his legacy adorns everything else).
For the first time since 2006, the Youngstown State football team finished a season with seven Division I wins.
No. 22 Youngstown State turned over the ball and control of its season Saturday, falling 41-28 to South Dakota State in Missouri Valley Football Conference action before a crowd of 14,966 at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium.
Youngstown State is guaranteed to play four more games this season.
Austintown Fitch’s sourdough roll of a coach — crusty on the outside, soft and warm on the inside — was standing just outside the celebratory end zone scrum Friday night, using up a month’s worth of grins after his team administered the biggest beatdown anyone has given Cardinal Mooney in a decade.
Earlier in the season, Canfield High’s Emma Lunne’s body wasn’t cooperating.
It’s not hard for opposing teams to look like bums on Hobo Day.
By JOE SCALZO firstname.lastname@example.org boardman John Phillips is coaching the most talented cross
Let’s start with a moment from National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation:”
Valley boxing trainer Jack Loew shares a laugh with Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini inside the DeYor Performing Arts Center before the premiere of the documentary of Mancini's life, “The Good Son” on Friday night.
A crazed crowd cheered the Penguins to victory in Saturday night's match-up with UNI, snapping an 11-game losing streak to the Panthers. YSU had not defeated UNI since 2000, the last year of Jim Tressel’s tenure with the program. That was also the last year the Penguins began a season 4-0.
By JOE SCALZO email@example.com YOUNGSTOWN With more than 15 years as Youngstown State
Varsity football will return to the Judge William Rayen Stadium on Youngstown's North Side Saturday for the first time since 1983. The newly restored stadium will host East High and the Ursuline Fighting Irish in a 2 p.m. match after a 10 a.m. tailgate party and 11 a.m. ribbon-cutting.
When Eric Wolford was an assistant coach at Illinois, he recruited a standout Ursuline cornerback named Dale Peterman.
The most visible player on the Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ roster carries an invisible target on his back that reads, “$1.75 million.”
Lowellville graduate will walk on for Youngstown State women’s basketball
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‘The Ghost’ meets Scott Sigmon Friday By JOE SCALZO email@example.com For the second time in
The state track meet is my favorite event of the year, and not just because I was able to visit my
By JOE SCALZO firstname.lastname@example.org COLUMBUS Anthony Shivers’ first discus throw at Saturday’s
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By JOE SCALZO firstname.lastname@example.org COLUMBUS Badger sophomore Jennilyn Krumpe hails from a town so
By JOE SCALZO email@example.com COLUMBUS East senior Valentino Sewell embraces the “Hard work