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MVFC moves season to spring

The Missouri Valley Football Conference is moving league games to the spring of 2021, the conference’s presidents council announced Friday night, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be fall football at Stambaugh Stadium. The MVFC Presidents Council, which is headed by YSU president Jim ...

Unknown territory

Doug Phillips’ first year as head coach of the Youngstown State football team is already different than any other. Penguin fans are hoping the rest of his career resembles that of one of his mentors. The Mahoning Valley native and former assistant under legendary YSU coach — and now ...

The comeback king

YOUNGSTOWN — Comebacks are nothing new to Joel Hake, and the right-handed pitcher is confident he and the Youngstown State baseball team have another one left in them. The former Ursuline High School standout had his senior season cut short — twice. The first time was in 2019, when he ...

Penguins’ outfield star

Youngstown State University baseball coach Dan Bertolini always knows where Lucas Nasonti is and exactly what he’s doing during batting practice every day. Some players may be going through the motions, talking about school, the weekend or the next game. Not Nasonti. The junior is ...

Horizon League athletics take hiatus

The Horizon League called a time out Thursday. Sports, as far as competition goes, is on hold until Oct. 1. That includes exhibitions, league and non-league contests. That impacts every Youngstown State University sport except for football (Missouri Valley Football Conference), women’s ...

MVFC still on course

The Patriot League and Ivy League have canceled fall sports. On Thursday, Fox Sports reporter Bruce Feldman said the Colonial Athletic Association will announce today the league will not be playing football this fall with other CAA teams because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nicole Auerbach of ...

New challenges

The volleyball season could be starting in less than a month for the Youngstown State Penguins and coach Aline Scott. Scott will have nine incoming freshmen joining the team, and if camp starts on Aug. 7, like it’s supposed to, she’ll be meeting over half of them for the first time — ...

Passing grade

YOUNGSTOWN — Feedback. That’s what Darius Quisenberry craved when he declared for the NBA Draft on April 2. The NBA Combine and individual team tryouts weren’t possible because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thursday evening, Quisenberry stated he’s coming back to YSU for his junior ...

YSU star will return

Darius Quisenberry grabbed the inbounds pass, got a running start near the foul line with a quick cut toward the Oakland University bench to shake a defender. Less than 7 seconds remaining with the Youngstown State University men’s basketball team trailing, 60-59. Quisenberry went ...

Jacobs retires from celebrated career at YSU

When Elaine Jacobs’ career in athletics began, female sports were more of an afterthought in the Mahoning Valley. Now that she’s finishing up, the role of women in athletics is as strong as ever, and Jacobs is part of the reason why. The longtime assistant athletic director at ...