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Penguins trying to pull up bootstraps

YOUNGSTOWN — Bo Pelini isn’t sure if his Youngstown State football team is still in the playoff conversation. He isn’t completely sure why there have been so many mental mistakes made by a team that expected to compete for a conference title. One thing he is sure of is that his team ...

Diving into a new program

YOUNGSTOWN — Mason Rassega didn’t plan on swimming at the collegiate level. He didn’t even realize Youngstown State had a men’s swim and dive program when he enrolled at YSU, but the Boardman High School graduate has been given an opportunity to swim at the Division I level. “The ...

Penguin men look for breakout season

YOUNGSTOWN — Darius Quisenberry came in to see Youngstown State University men’s basketball coach Jerrod Calhoun the other day, as do most of the Penguins. Open lines of communication are there between coaches and players. Quisenberry, a 6-foot-1, 188-pound sophomore point guard from ...

More depth for YSU women

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State women’s basketball team returns after last year’s 22-win season and WNIT berth. However, the Penguins have to overcome the losses of Lordstown native Sarah Cash, Alison Smolinski, the team’s leading 3-point scorer, and Melinda Trimmer — all key ...

Penguins pounded by ND State, 56-17

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State football team decided to wear throwback helmets from the 1980s for its showdown with top-ranked North Dakota State University. The undefeated Bison followed suit by blasting the Penguins back to the past. The reigning FCS champions dominated YSU in a ...

YSU brings back men’s swimming program

YOUNGSTOWN — After 34 years, YSU men’s swiming and diving is back. The Penguins hosted their only home meet of the season Saturday afternoon at the Beeghly Center, as senior day festivities were also held for the women’s swim and dive team in their second and last home meet of the ...

Consistent play is necessary for YSU

Time is running out for the Youngstown State football team — and maybe for coach Bo Pelini. No, YSU won’t be firing him anytime soon — nor should they — and no, the Penguins won’t be eliminated from playoff contention if they lose Saturday’s showdown with top-ranked North Dakota ...

Scouting Report: Week 9

The on-again, off-again Youngstown State football team was at its best in a lopsided victory last week. The Penguins better find a way to repeat that performance this week. YSU welcomes No. 1-ranked North Dakota State to Stambaugh Stadium on Saturday with a chance to, again, secure a ...

NDSU reminds Pelini of former Mooney teams

YOUNGSTOWN — There’s a dynasty coming to Youngstown State University on Saturday, one the Penguins need to conquer in order to find their way back into playoff contention. YSU welcomes No. 1-ranked North Dakota State to Stambaugh Stadium at 6 p.m., Saturday. The Penguins will be fighting ...

Potential YSU players familiar with one another

Myles Hunter saw that smiling face nearby. It’s one of his closest friends, Cheick (pronounced Shake) Traore. The two have been playing for the Charlotte Aces, an AAU team in North Carolina, for the last couple of seasons. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound Traore is not only a talent shot blocker ...