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YSU adds 2 Valley athletes

Camryn Kohout had a decision to make heading into this spring. She didn’t get to see what might have been in the senior season of her track and field career at Canfield High School. The Cardinals’ middle-distance runner had a chance to have a strong season, but the COVID-19 pandemic wiped ...

Chaney’s Logan to YSU after Urbana closed

Raymond Logan didn’t know what his future would hold after Urbana University closed this spring. All sports were disbanded as the school transitioned to online-only learning. Where would the 6-foot-3, 180-pound wide receiver go to play football? Chaney High School football coach Chris ...

Turf turnover

YOUNGSTOWN — It was a thrill for Youngstown State University to host the San Francisco 49ers football team last year when the NFL team practiced at the campus prior to a matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals. The 49ers practiced indoors at the WATTS Center, and it wasn’t because the weather ...

It’s official; Dunn gets 2nd shot at senior year

Mary Dunn’s phone rang on Tuesday. It was her coach, John Barnes. Not a surprise the Youngstown State University women’s basketball coach called. It was Dunn’s 22 birthday. Dunn played the first four games of last season — her senior season — before succumbing to problems with ...

The year to catch on

YOUNGSTOWN — Jake Coates has always played his role as a football player. That’s his motivation every time he steps on the field, and his role has varied greatly over the years. He was Mr. Everything at John F. Kennedy High School, playing nearly every snap as a three-way starter as he ...

YSU’s men’s basketball players remain home

Youngstown State University men’s basketball coach Jerrod Calhoun is well aware that the NCAA is allowing a portion of student-athletes to come back to campus starting Monday. He knows all the guidelines and restrictions that are in place; and he knows what he and his coaches can and ...

Back on the field

YOUNGSTOWN — The first phase of bringing student-athletes back to college campuses begins Monday, and Youngstown State University will be part of the initiative. The NCAA announced last week that student-athletes in football and men’s and women’s basketball will be allowed to ...

YSU cuts $2 million from athletic budget

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State athletics department will endure a budget cut of roughly $2 million and see the elimination of 22 positions in response to financial challenges from the coronavirus pandemic. The university announced the budget reductions in a press release Wednesday. ...

Living his dream

Kendrick Perry feels the leather trickle off his fingers each time the tightly wound basketball echoed following each bounce off the court. Sometimes it leaves his hands for a well-timed 3-point shot. Other times he’d see the snap of his wrists as the leather sphere perfectly places itself ...

Recipe for winning

YOUNGSTOWN — Not long after Doug Phillips took over as the Youngstown State University football coach in February, he noticed someone during the first few weeks of drills. His name was Antoine Cook. The junior defensive tackle was showing the kind of relentless approach to training that ...