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Second-half skid sinks Penguins at Oakland

ROCHESTER, Mich. — A 15-0 run over a four-minute span midway through the second half was the demise for Youngstown State as the Penguins got no closer than 11 after that in an 82-65 loss to Oakland on Friday night. The loss dropped the Penguins to 7-6 overall and 3-6 in Horizon League ...

Much-needed win

YOUNGSTOWN — Feb. 21, 2020. That was the last time the Penguins found themselves on the right side of a contest, with a home win over Detroit Mercy. Fast forward all the way to Saturday evening, and the Youngstown State women’s basketball once again walked off the court with a ...

YSU men drubbed

DAYTON — Youngstown State senior Naz Bohannon became the 39th player in school history to reach 1,000 career points, but the Penguins dropped a 93-55 decision to Wright State on Saturday afternoon at the Nutter Center, one day after beating the Raiders 74-72 on a buzzer-beater on national ...

Turnover troubles

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State’s women’s basketball team is three games into its season and an issue already has become evident — turnovers. Last weekend the Penguins opened their season following two COVID-19-related shutdowns with A 57-53 loss against Wright State when the Penguins ...

Men win on road buzzer-beater

DAYTON — Senior Garrett Covington made a layup as time expired to lift the Youngstown State men’s basketball team to a 74-72 win over Wright State on Friday night at the Nutter Center. Fellow senior Naz Bohannon led the Penguins with 28 points and eight rebounds. Covington and Michael ...

Men’s game tonight at Wright State on ESPN2

The Youngstown State men’s basketball team will try to stay in the mix in a balanced Horizon League on a grand stage — and it won’t be easy. The Penguins (6-4, 2-4) go on the road to face preseason HL favorite Wright State (7-2, 5-1) at 7 p.m. tonight at the E.J. Nutter Center. The game ...

Young YSU group blast Carlow

YOUNGSTOWN — With Youngstown State’s preseason being decimated due to a COVID-related shutdown, Penguins coach Jerrod Calhoun and his staff are looking for ways to work in their eight freshmen. One such method is adding a few non-conference contests inbetween weekend series during Horizon ...

Tables are turned

YOUNGSTOWN — There were back-to-back career days at the Beeghly Center on the campus of Youngstown State University. Friday evening, YSU senior Naz Bohannon willed the Penguins to a win with a personal high of 32 points over the winless Green Bay Phoenix. Saturday evening in a fanless ...

Women’s team happy to play

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State women’s basketball team is excited to be back on the court after COVID-related shutdowns paused the Penguins’ season twice in the 2020 portion of the season. They’re also relieved just to have their first weekend series under their belts. ...

Naz to the rescue

YOUNGSTOWN — After spending the last two weekends at Northern Kentucky and Cleveland State, the Youngstown State men’s basketball program was more than happy to do some home cooking to ring in the New Year. Even if home looks and feels different this time around. Unlike its ...