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Davidson, Oliver set career highs as YSU gets past Missouri State 44-28

YOUNGSTOWN — Saturday’s performances by Youngstown State quarterback Mitch Davidson and wide receiver Bryce Oliver have been a long time coming. The pair first burst onto the scene during the tail end of YSU’s 3-7 season in 2021. In blowout losses to South Dakota State and North Dakota ...

Youngstown State set to host Missouri State

YOUNGSTOWN — Being on the winning side of a last-second victory feels much better than being on the losing side of one, as Youngstown State discovered last week. But still, the Penguins are keeping their focus looking forward heading into this Saturday’s MVFC showdown with Missouri State ...

Pacanowski discusses Penguins’ upcoming season

BEAVER TOWNSHIP – On Oct. 2, YSU women’s basketball coach John Barnes announced that he would be taking an indefinite leave of absence to tend to personal family matters. No one was more surprised than his staff when he broke the news to them. Barnes told his staff about a half hour ...

YSU downs Illinois State 41-38 on Lastovka field goal as time expires

YOUNGSTOWN — What a difference a week makes. Last week in a tie game, Youngstown State (4-2, 2-2 MVFC) had the ball with just over two minutes to go. The Penguins moved the ball and picked up two first downs, but weren’t able to finish the drive and win the game. Instead, South Dakota ...

YSU forward trio looks to fill void left by departure of Lilly Ritz

YOUNGSTOWN — Despite returning eight senior and fifth-year players this year, the Youngstown State women’s basketball team has one significant piece that it must replace this upcoming season. Lilly Ritz, the 2022-2023 Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year, a two-time First-Team ...

YSU’s ‘margin for error’ shrinking, as Penguins welcome Illinois State

YOUNGSTOWN — Before the start of the season, Youngstown State set a goal to get back to the FCS playoffs after narrowly missing out last year. The Penguins had significant numbers returning on both sides of the ball and hoped that they could make the leap forward this season to get back to ...