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Setting the tone

YOUNGSTOWN — There were a lot of firsts taking place at Stambaugh Stadium on Saturday. Former Youngstown State and NFL quarterback Ron Jaworski watched the Penguins live for the first time since he played back in the 1970s. A potential future YSU star scored his first touchdown, and most ...

Jaworski offers broadcasting advice

YOUNGSTOWN — Ron Jaworski is a Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Famer and former ESPN broadcaster. But there’s one other thing he wears like a badge of honor; being a graduate of Youngstown State University. Jaworski returned to his alma mater Friday to give a lecture on “preparing for a ...

Pelini won’t comment on penalties; former Penguin honored

YOUNGSTOWN — A lot of people at Stambaugh Stadium were probably talking about penalties as they ushered down the exit ramps following Saturday’s game. Youngstown State coach Bo Pelini wasn’t one of them. The Penguins were flagged 10 times for 120 yards in Saturday’s 34-14 victory ...

Scouting Report: Duquesne at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — The first two tests of the season were quite different for the Youngstown State Penguins. The third brings another new challenge. YSU hosts Duquesne, a returning playoff team, in an interesting matchup that may not favor the Penguins as much as it has in the past (YSU beat ...

Penguins deal with adversity in 2 victories

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State football team is 2-0 and leads the FCS in rushing yardage and rushing touchdowns as a team with FCS Championship aspirations gains steam for conference play. The start has been especially important after an ugly 4-7 season in 2018. While expectations are ...

Trip to Virgin Islands was a benefit to Penguins

YOUNGSTOWN — Coach Jerrod Calhoun had some extra looks at his team. It comes once every four years for NCAA basketball teams. Youngstown State’s men’s basketball team had 10 extra practices this summer. The Penguins started to implement things offensively and defensively — something ...

Starting strong

YOUNGSTOWN — Bo Pelini was rather angry following a game in which his Youngstown State football team clobbered Howard University, 54-28. The man who smiles as much as a guard at Buckingham Palace felt the Penguins didn’t play to “our standard.” He and the Penguins were still a lot ...

Pacanowski returns to YSU, this time with women’s team

YOUNGSTOWN — Jason Pacanowski stepped onto the Youngstown State University campus more than a decade ago. His passion for being a Penguin never left him, despite leaving the physical buildings. He was the YSU men’s basketball director of basketball operations from 2008-13 for former coach ...

Howard at YSU

It was just one game, but Youngstown State’s 2019 season is off to a much better start than last year. The Penguins marched through Alabama and soundly beat Samford, 45-22, in the nationally televised FCS Kickoff Classic on Aug. 24. They return home in hopes of erasing another bad ...

Boardman’s Vivo, Jonda back together at YSU

BOARDMAN — Golf season is back in swing on the collegiate level and the Youngstown State Women’s Golf walked away as winners in the Roseann Schwartz Invitational at the Mill Creek Golf Course Tuesday afternoon. “To be able to come out here on our home course, get off to that strong of a ...