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WVU cruises past Penguins

MORGANTOWN — Sunday afternoon was a homecoming of sorts for several members of the Youngstown State women’s basketball program who have ties to the Mountain State, as the Penguins traveled to take on West Virginia. The host Mountaineers scored in bunches however, fending off the Penguins ...

YSU pulls away from Lake Erie

YOUNGSTOWN — John Lovelace Jr. hit four of his first five shots against Lake Erie. As the shots kept falling, the sophomore’s Youngstown State teammates told him to just keep shooting. “It felt good — the guys kept telling me to keep going,” Lovelace said. “They kept bringing ...

YSU ends regular season with 34-17 victory over Murray State

Youngstown State took care of business on Saturday at Murray State. The Penguins rode their balanced offense to a 34-17 victory over the Racers to finish off the regular season. Now, YSU plays the waiting game as it awaits its FCS playoff fate. The FCS playoff bracket will be unveiled ...

YSU to play in FCS playoffs for first time since 2016

YOUNGSTOWN — For the first time since 2016, Youngstown State will play in the FCS playoffs. After finishing the regular season 7-4 overall and 5-3 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Penguins earned an at-large bid from the FCS selection committee on Sunday. YSU will host ...

Bates sparks YSU by Utah Tech 75-68

YOUNGSTOWN — Sometimes a spark off the bench is what a team needs in a battle. Squaring off against a Utah Tech that has a track record of scoring in bunches, Youngstown State fought off the Trailblazers by a final of 75-68. DJ Burns recorded his third double-double out of four contests ...

Youngstown State suffers 1st defeat

YOUNGSTOWN — With 3.5 seconds to go, Youngstown State turned to what has been the team’s bread and butter through the first three games this season. Down by two, the Penguins went down low to center Emily Saunders. However, Western Michigan was ready. The Broncos crowded the paint and ...