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YSU legend passes

Jill Cupples remembers practicing shooting a basketball with Ed DiGregorio in the background. The former Youngstown State University women’s basketball coach equated it to putting your hand through a fishing net, one of the many one-liners DiGregorio used in his repertoire. Hard work, ...

‘Quis’ enters the unknown

The date stamp on Darius Quisenberry’s Twitter post read: 6:22 p.m., Thursday. The Youngstown State University men’s basketball player thanked God, family, teammates and coaches and declared he has put his name into the 2020 NBA Draft. He remains a student-athlete. He couldn’t talk on ...

YSU’s Olson tabbed team MVP

YOUNGSTOWN — Junior Chelsea Olson was named the Coach Ed DiGregorio Most Valuable Player for the 2019-20 Youngstown State women’s basketball season, YSU head coach John Barnes announced Friday. In addition to Olson being named MVP, four other Penguins earned team awards for their ...

YSU signs focused East track standout Hayes

Tobias Hayes wants to take his 6-foot-2, 200-pound body and glide over hurdle after hurdle. School is no longer in session, at least through the end of April because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The East High School senior would be training, readying himself for the start of the ...

Sudden end to senior season

Collin Harden had been nursing an injured hamstring. The Youngstown State University senior track and field athlete knew he’d be fine for the first couple of meets. He’s better now, but there’s no season for the Girard High School graduate. All spring college sports have been out of ...

Penguins looking forward

The notification goes off on Darius Quisenberry’s phone. It’s his teammate, Naz Bohannon. The two connect with one another, reliving good times from this past season, catching up with one another. They cannot get together, shoot around in the Beeghly Center in Youngstown. Their ...

YSU recruit starred in W.Va.

WHEELING, W. Va. — When it comes to hard work, Wheeling Park’s Alex Vargo personifies it. When he’s not practicing during a scheduled team practice or playing a game, he’s in the gym continuing to try to improve his skills. His play during his tenure as a Patriot was impressive enough ...

YSU seeks healthy 2020-21 season

YOUNGSTOWN — The record was 13-17 and 6-12 in Horizon League play after the 2019-20 season, not an ideal mark for the Youngstown State University women’s basketball team. This year’s Penguins team lost in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament March 3 at Cleveland State ...

Quisenberry earns honor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Youngstown State sophomore Darius Quisenberry has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 12 Second-Team, the association announced on Monday. Quisenberry, a 2019-20 All-Horizon League First-Team selection, is the first YSU ...

Hopeful for changes

YOUNGSTOWN — The Beeghly Center has been around since the early 1970s. The facility has held near capacity crowds of 6,000 fans or more in the past, watching the Youngstown State University men’s basketball team. Fans have taken to the red, hard-plastic chairback seats, have sat on the ...