Published February 22, 2011
Sportswriter Joe Scalzo was recently honored with a Top 10 selection for Explanatory Writing in the Associated Press Sports Editors' 2010 sports writing contest.
The story was:
YSU's Horizon League fatigue
By Joe Scalzo
On a frigid Thursday night in mid-December, as the Youngstown State women’s basketball team — losers of 64 of their last 69 games — warmed up on the Beeghly Center court for that night’s game against Akron, Penguins Athletic Director Ron Strollo took a seat in a red chairback Penguin Club seat, about 50 feet from the floor.
His topic of conversation that night was YSU’s standing in the Horizon League, the compromise league the Penguins joined almost 10 years ago in response to a rejection from the Mid-American Conference in the mid-1990s.
You can read the complete story here.
Congrats to Joe. He works hard at the craft of reporting and writing.