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Zipped again

AKRON — If recent history shows anything, it’s that the James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron is not a place where the Youngstown State women’s basketball team has much success. The Penguins haven’t won a contest at Akron since November 2011, and Wednesday night was no different as the Zips ...

Scouting Report: Week 12

For the third time in the five-year tenure of coach Bo Pelini, the Youngstown State football team will end the season without a winning record. Some fans hope they’ll end the year without Pelini, too. YSU fell to 5-6 overall and 1-6 in Missouri Valley Football Conference play with last ...

Finishing strong

YOUNGSTOWN — Jeliani Simmons used his innate jumping ability to contain a couple of late North Carolina Central attempts. The Youngstown State sophomore guard was active around the basket in the 2 minutes as the Penguins basketball team looked to break a late tie with the Eagles on Tuesday ...

Changes on the horizon for Penguins?

YOUNGSTOWN — Under fire by fans and mystified by his team’s mistakes, Youngstown State’s Bo Pelini didn’t sound like a coach ready to step away. He sounded like one ready to step into a new way of doing things. Coming off a third-straight loss that dropped the Penguins to 1-6 in the ...

Busy week for Penguins

YOUNGSTOWN — Focus. The Youngs-town State University men’s basketball team has it this season, looking to improve on its 12-win campaign of the 2018-19 season. The Penguins had a six-game win streak midway through the Horizon League season and is a team that wants to be prevalent during the ...

Veteran Peters, youngsters part of YSU change

By JOHN VARGO Staff writer YOUNGSTOWN — There have been plenty of changes this season for the Youngstown State University women’s basketball team. McKenah Peters has been willing to move from her guard position to head inside where she deals with the physical bashing every practice ...

YSU rallies for last-second win

YOUNGSTOWN — Corrione Cardwell drove past the Youngstown State defense, just as Eastern Michigan did numerous times during the first two quarters of the women’s basketball game Saturday morning at Beeghly Center. It was much different in the final two quarters, but the Eagles tied the ...

Penguin men lose on road

LAFAYETTE, La. — Kobe Julien had 23 points as Louisiana-Lafayette topped Youngstown State 73-61 on Friday night. Jalen Johnson had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Louisiana-Lafayette (3-1). Cedric Russell added 14 points. After trailing 29-26 at halftime, the Ragin’ Cajuns first took the ...

NCAA regional appearance preps Penguins for future

The temperatures are getting colder, the days are getting shorter, but the Youngstown State cross country program was at work the past few weeks in Mill Creek Park preparing for its trip to Madison, Wisconsin, for the NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet. YSU assistant cross country coach Eric Rupe ...

Golf adds Western Pa. standout

Western Pennsylvania standout Madie Smitcho has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Youngstown State women’s golf program in the fall of 2020, coach Nate Miklos announced on Thursday. Smithco, who is from Cranberry Township, Pa., has played four years of varsity golf at North ...