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Big 2nd half lifts YSU over Detroit Mercy

YOUNGSTOWN — There were concerns of a letdown, Jerrod Calhoun admits. After all, his Youngstown State team was coming off a nationally televised game late Friday night that, while exciting, surely was draining both emotionally and physically. And for the first half Sunday against Detroit ...

YSU coaches laud weekend crowds

YOUNGSTOWN — Ahead of Youngstown State’s games against Oakland and Detroit Mercy, the Beeghly Center was shown a highlight video that began with Jerrod Calhoun’s introductory press conference. Among the statements Calhoun made that day that were shown in the video, perhaps none sticks ...

Shy’s free throws lift Youngstown State over Northern Kentucky, 52-51

YOUNGSTOWN — On a day she otherwise struggled, Paige Shy came through for Youngstown State when it mattered most. Inbounding the ball with 2.3 seconds left and facing a one-point deficit against Northern Kentucky, Shy made a hard cut to the basket and was fouled. With YSU in the bonus, she ...

Penguins shine in primetime, top Oakland 77-73 on ESPN2

YOUNGSTOWN — With a national audience tuned in and a massive Horizon League contest against Oakland at hand, Dwayne Cohill wanted to leave his mark. Did he ever. With YSU leading by just one point at halftime, Cohill took the game over in the second stanza, pouring in 23 of his ...

YSU downs Wright State, wins third straight

YOUNGSTOWN — In its first meeting with Wright State, Youngstown State blitzed the Raiders for a 23-point lead after the first quarter and never looked back. In Thursday night’s rematch at the Beeghly Center, the Penguins instead found themselves in a battle. The Raiders managed to keep ...

Ready for primetime: YSU set for ESPN2 matchup vs. Oakland

YOUNGSTOWN — Jerrod Calhoun says he’s all about opportunity. His Youngstown State squad has positioned itself for a big one as the Penguins prepare for the second half of Horizon League play. YSU (15-6, 7-3 Horizon League) will begin the home stretch of the regular season by hosting ...