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YSU men try to snap skid in home return

After playing eight of its first 10 Horizon League games on the road, the Youngstown State men’s basketball team returns to Beeghly Center to host Illinois-Chicago today and Saturday. Both games start at 5 p.m. and are broadcast on WKBN 570-AM and ESPN3. The men’s team is 7-7 overall ...

YSU women’s schedule shifts

The YSU women’s team will play host to UIC instead of Detroit Mercy for two games this weekend at Beeghly Center, the Horizon League announced Thursday. The Penguins and Flames will play for the second consecutive weekend after YSU won both contests in Chicago last Friday and Saturday. ...

FOOTBALL: YSU schedule changes

FOOTBALL: YSU schedule changes YOUNGSTOWN — The Missouri Valley Football Conference announced an updated schedule for the soon-to-begin spring season on Thursday. The Penguins face a daunting opening four weeks, facing teams that should be ranked in the preseason top 20. YSU is still set ...

Women out to extend 3-game streak

The Youngstown State women’s basketball team carries a three-game winning streak into this weekend’s Horizon League series at Beeghly Center against Detroit Mercy. The Penguins (3-3, 3-3 Horizon) face the Titans (1-13, 1-9) Friday and Saturday, at 2 p.m. on both days. Friday’s game will ...

Obiazor selected Horizon League Freshman of the Week once again

For a second-consecutive week, Youngstown State forward Nneka Obiazor was named the Nike Horizon League Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday. Obiazor has claimed the award in two of the three weeks she’s been eligible this season. She was one rebound away from ...

Dolak happy to be back in action

Youngstown State’s Lauren Dolak has seen it all. The middle distance runner and former multisport athlete for the Penguins has a unique perspective as an athlete. On Friday, she competed in YSU’s season-opening indoor meet at the Watson and Tressel Training Site and took home first place ...

Late Oakland run results in loss for men

In a game that featured 10 lead changes and seven ties, Oakland used an 8-0 run late in the second half to turn a 61-60 deficit into a 68-61 lead with 4:17 left, and Youngstown State could get no closer than three the rest of the way in an 81-74 Horizon League loss on the Golden Grizzlies home ...

Obiazor stars in women’s victory

Fresh off being named Horizon League Freshman of the Week, Youngstown State’s Nneka Obiazor nailed a tie-breaking 3-pointer in the final minute as the Penguins won 66-59 on Saturday at Illinois-Chicago. Obiazor’s 3-pointer, which came with 50 seconds remaining, put YSU ahead 62-59. ...

East grad Bowers stars for YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — It’s hard to believe, but after 320 days Youngstown State’s track and field programs are back competing. The interior of the Watson and Tressel Training Site looked a little different on Friday compared to when YSU held the Horizon League track and field championships last ...

Olson scores 1,000th point as women win

CHICAGO — Senior guard Chelsea Olson scored her 1,000th career point, and the Youngstown State women’s basketball team had three players score at least 19 points in a 77-66 victory over the University of Illinois-Chicago on Friday afternoon. Olson’s free throw with 52.6 seconds ...