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Scouting Report: Week 7

The pressure is on the Youngstown State football team, and it’s only the third week of conference play. Two straight Missouri Valley Conference losses has the Penguins desperately needing a win as they travel to Southern Illinois. YSU (4-2, 0-2) needs a bounce-back win against a solid ...

Penguins upbeat despite two straight losses

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State football team didn’t sound like a group down in the dumps a few days after dropping its second straight conference game. The 18th-ranked Penguins are mad, confident and feel they’re a few plays away from being 6-0. Instead, YSU is 4-2 and 0-2 in the ...

Defense the focus for upstart YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Garrett Covington’s focus was the loose basketball. It usually is. He remembers a Feb. 14 victory against IUPUI, trying to win possession. A Jaguars player’s shoulder stood between him and the ball. The shoulder won, but Covington didn’t want to leave the game. A ...

Calhoun likes where Penguins are headed

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — The expectations have been sky-high since Jerrod Calhoun was named YSU head basketball coach on March 27, 2017. No one’s expectations for winning and turning around a once-proud basketball program are higher than Calhoun’s. The 13th head coach in program history ...

Second-half stunner

YOUNGSTOWN — Usually angry and volatile following games, Youngstown State coach Bo Pelini walked into the postgame press conference calm and collected. Pelini was undoubtedly upset, but he kept his composure under pressure. If only his team had done the same thing. The No. 17-ranked ...

Fall ball progress

The brisk October air is starting to set in as the Youngstown State baseball team concluded its fall schedule Thursday with a pair of six-inning scrimmages against Mercyhurst at Eastwood Field. Coach Dan Bertolini thinks the Penguins showed progress. “I think we’ve taken some steps ...

Scouting Report: Week 6

The biggest test of the season didn’t go as planned for the Youngstown State football team. An even bigger one awaits YSU in the second week of conference play. The 17th-ranked Penguins need to rebound quickly from their first loss of the season. YSU (4-1, 0-1 Missouri Valley Football ...

Penguins focus on getting details right

YOUNGSTOWN — The little things will go a long way for the Youngstown State football team. That was the message from the players as well as coach Bo Pelini following a conference-opening loss to Northern Iowa over the weekend. After cruising through the non-league portion of the schedule, ...

Duo offers presence in paint

YOUNGSTOWN — An elbow here and a shove there, all out of the sight of an official. Constant, aggressive motion near the basket. There are no easy layups in NCAA women’s basketball. There’s a constant battle every game. Senior Mary Dunn and junior Emma VanZanten stand tall among their ...

Some good, some bad after Penguins loss at Northern Iowa

AS great as the Youngstown State football team looked through four games, there were reasons to hesitate before lauding them a playoff team. A somewhat soft non-conference schedule allowed for a mostly dominant start — with YSU winning its first four games by 20 points or more. Then came ...