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Sluggish YSU finds a way to get a win

Quick anecdote. Ten minutes after Thursday’s 64-58 win over visiting Valparaiso, Youngstown State women’s basketball coach Bob Boldon got this question:

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YSU’s Wolford excited by third class

YSU’s Wolford excited by third class

YSU struggles, falls to CSU in front of 6,313

YSU struggles, falls to CSU in front of 6,313

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown State and Cleveland State both pressed on

YSU women fall in OT

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN With 10 minutes left in Saturday’s game, against a

Popo Salinas slated for USA Boxing event

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Jack Loew likes to describe his 17-year-old fighter,

Boardman standout Campbell chooses Buffalo

At 3 p.m. on Saturday, inside a Buffalo-area hotel room, Boardman senior running back Devin Campbell turned off the TV, laid down on his bed and thought about his college future.

YSU men flummox Phoenix

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN On a lazy Sunday afternoon, in front of a small

Pavlik trainer: He won’t be treated special

When Kelly Pavlik arrived in Oxnard, Calif., early last week, the first thing his new trainer wanted to know was: Are you here by choice, or by force?

Players: Impact goes past football

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Since Isaac Smolko graduated from Penn State in

YSU women's rally flames out

Penguins fall short to UIC in overtime By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The

Never a doubt: Howland’s Stanko remains committed to Penn State

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Anthony Stanko knows what you’re wondering and the

Poland’s Reardon happy with switch to Kent St.

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com When Poland quarterback Colin Reardon verbally committed to Miami

YSU men start hot, douse Flames

YSU men start hot, douse Flames

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Ashen Ward had just been fouled on a 3-point attempt

Bison’s title gives YSU and Wolford extra motivation

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN With less than three minutes left in Saturday’s FCS

Former YSU recruit Kaitlin Rohrs battles rare disease head on

Former YSU basketball recruit Kaitlin Rohrs battles rare disease head on By JOE SCALZO

Narduzzi embraces Valley’s toughness

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN After playing football at Ursuline High and one

YSU women get big test against BGSU

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Three weeks ago, YSU freshman Heidi Schlegel blurted

Brooks fulfilling promise

Senior DuShawn Brooks named Horizon League player of the week

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN On Nov. 18, after a one-point overtime win over UC-

Penguins will be tested early, often in 2012

Penguins will be tested early, often in 2012

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Next fall, the Youngstown State football team won’t

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Balanced Penguins rout MAC-member W. Michigan

With about a minute left in the most lopsided win for the Youngstown State women’s basketball team in five years, the Penguin pep band started to feel a little frisky.

YSU’s Brown hits 1,000, and moves on

YSU’s Brown hits 1,000, and moves on

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Brandi Brown only needed to travel 2,400 miles to

YSU football 2011: The good, the bad and the ugly

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN In the days after Youngstown State’s football team

Wolford: ‘Future looks bright’ for YSU football

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The biggest offseason of Eric Wolford’s head

YSU Football: UN-BEARABLE

Youngstown State saw its playoff hopes disappear with a stunning last-second loss to Missouri State

Penguins get it done with defense

By Joe Scalzo scalzo@vindy.com Youngstown When your leading scorer is practicing his free

YSU’s success attracts recruits

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown State quarterback Kurt Hess was sitting

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Penguins win, but there’s room to improve

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It took 11 seconds for Youngstown State to get its first dunk, 22 seconds to force its first turnover and 26 minutes to tie the school record for 3-pointers in a game.

YSU: No talk of playoffs just yet

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN His press conference had just finished and as YSU

Schlegel earns 1st start tonight

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN After Heidi Schlegel’s freshman year was lost to a

Mooney claims a classic

Durina FG gives Cards win over Big Red

More than 6,000 fans were holding their breath, the Steubenville cheerleaders were covering their eyes and 21 of the 22 players on the field — and 100 more on the sidelines — were watching their playoff lives come down to a 5-foot-7, 140-pound kicker that had missed three extra points the week before.

Penguins seek upset at North Dakota St.

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN When YSU coach Eric Wolford compares his program to

Ashen Ward looks to be team leader

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN On Dec. 30, 2010, Ashen Ward exploded for a career-

North Dakota St. presents size and skill on both sides

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN On Sept. 24, North Dakota State played at Minnesota

Bench players key for YSU

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN At this time last year, the question keeping YSU

YSU women open with test

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Last season started with a buzz-kill. This year just

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YSU defense starts to come around

Much of the summer talk around YSU’s football program centered around the Penguins’ 29 new defensive players and how much better they’d be on that side of the ball.

UNI is great test for young YSU

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN The last time Youngstown State beat Northern Iowa in

Playing the numbers game

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Last season, Youngstown State coach Eric Wolford got

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For Penguins, all eyes on QB Rennie’s ankle

Early in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 27-19 loss to North Dakota State, Northern Iowa senior quarterback Tirrell Rennie — aka the Missouri Valley Football Conference offensive player in 2010 — suffered an ankle injury and did not return.

YSU’s Ross awaits chance on Packers’ practice squad

With the Green Bay Packers off last weekend, former Penguin cornerback Brandian Ross came back to Youngstown State for the first time since the spring, watching practice and taking in Saturday’s 56-14 win over Western Illinois.

Rios out at Harding; Niles’ Yeager resigns

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com Three days after finishing up the best season of his four-year

New NCAA spending rule will affect YSU

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Imagine you’re a Division I-caliber football player

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Boardman gets playoff berth, beats Fitch 14-0

By Joe Scalzo scalzo@vindy.com boardman A few minutes after polishing off a 14-0 victory over

YSU begins exciting — and pivotal — stretch

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN On the way out of Tuesday’s press conference,

Debunking the MVFC parity myth

By Joe Scalzo scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN You should drink eight glasses of water per day.

YSU hopes to avenge ’10 loss to W. Illinois

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN Picking the worst loss of YSU’s 2010 season is like

YSU boots Deonta Tate off team

On Monday afternoon, the Youngstown State coaches brought senior linebacker Deonta Tate into the football offices and told him he was no longer part of the team.

Spartans lose at McKinley 41-20, share Fed title

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com canton Coming off a big win over a GlenOak team that was

YSU set to take the field by Storm

St. Francis comes in as underdog, undermanned

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN In 1996 and 2001, the Youngstown State football team

Wolford keeps chopping, logs big W

By JOE SCALZO scalzo@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN On Oct. 13, just a few days after arguably the most

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