FCS playoffs live blog: YSU falls to No. 8 seed Villanova 45-28

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VILLANOVA, Pa. — Youngstown State looks to keep its season alive, as the Penguins travel outside Philadelphia to face No. 8 seed Villanova. Follow along here all game for live updates. Pregame: YSU wins the toss and defers to the second half. Villanova will get the ball to start things off ...

Bristol tops McDonald

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McDONALD — Riding a wave of momentum kickstarted by a dominant second quarter, the Bristol Panthers opened their season off on a high note with a 62-40 victory over McDonald. A 16-12 Blue Devils advantage after the first quarter quickly evaporated as the Panthers settled down over the ...

Harding alum Adams reflects on UMass career

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For the holidays, many college athletes stay at their respective campus. Former Warren G. Harding standout Kay’Ron Adams stayed with his girlfriend as she cooked her first Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, stuffing and sweet potatoes was not all Adams feasted on in the fall of 2023. In his third ...

Flacco to start for Browns

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Flacco will start Sunday for the Cleveland Browns, who are turning to the veteran quarterback to keep them in the playoff chase. The 38-year-old Flacco is the fourth QB to start this season for the Browns (7-4). He was signed two weeks ago after Deshaun Watson ...

Watt staying focused on the task at hand

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PITTSBURGH — The momentary bliss-fueled blackouts that used to consume T.J. Watt after every big play still come. Just not as frequently as they used to. It’s not for lack of opportunity. If anything, it’s the opposite. Games come. Games go. And in seemingly every single one of them ...

Youngstown State drops 5th straight

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YOUNGSTOWN — From the opening tip, Youngstown State looked discombobulated, disconnected and disjointed. Still, the Penguins were able to keep things close through most of the first half, but Detroit Mercy eventually started pulling away, going on to win 59-50 on Thursday night in both ...