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YSU Sports

Can YSU remain among the best?

Is Youngstown State one of better teams in the Horizon League? My friend Mike laughs at the thought. ‘Who have they beaten?’ he asks. He starts rattling off Thiel, Westminster, USC-Upstate, North Carolina Central, SEMO (Southeast Missouri State), Robert Morris, Binghamton, along with wins ...

Making history

YOUNGSTOWN — The last time Youngstown State won its first eight games at home, “Rock With You” by Michael Jackson was the top single on the Billboard Top 40, the average price of a car was $7,574, Idora Park was still welcoming guests and Mahoning Valley residents were still shopping at ...

Gritty wins define these Penguins

Quiet. Michael Akuchie could hear the sounds of silence inside the confines of the Beeghly Center after basketball games. His squeaking shoes echoed. The sound of the bounces of the inflated, leather basketball, or as it grazed nylon baskets or clanked off the metallic rim reverberated in the ...

Shorthanded Penguins lose at CSU

CLEVELAND — Youngstown State had a tough task ahead of them going into Friday night’s contest against Cleveland State. The Penguins had to go into the Wolstein Center and square off against one of the better teams in the Horizon League, as Cleveland State came into the game with an overall ...

Game winner

YOUNGSTOWN — Darius Quisenberry took the inbounds pass as he’s done in so many practices, executing the same weave around the defense and drive to the hoop. He went up and past Oakland’s Xavier Hill-Mais, who was trying to decide if Quisenberry was going to drive or kick out to Michael ...

Women working around injuries

YOUNGSTOWN — Gabby Lupardus has taken to the floor the last couple of games for the Youngstown State women’s basketball team. Her knee brace is still visible, a sign of the two ACL tears she’s had as one of the best players in West Virginia high school history. The YSU redshirt freshman ...

Faulkner, Penguins have fun with defense

YOUNGSTOWN — Ethan Faulkner looks intently on the sidelines, on the edge of his cushioned seat. The Youngstown State University men’s basketball assistant coach isn’t too far removed from his high school and collegiate playing days. He remembered when he shuffled his feet in rhythm ...

Dollar thrills at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Coach Jerrod Calhoun came to the portable table with a red cloth covering the surface, sat down in the team’s film room and started talking about the Youngstown State University men’s basketball upcoming matchup with Oakland (Mich.) University. The last four meetings have ...

Vikings play harder to beat Penguins, 82-74

CLEVELAND — Youngstown State had made its living off of offensive rebounding and being a nuisance defensively to other teams, holding teams to less than 68 points per game on the way to a 9-6 start, including a 2-0 mark in the Horizon League. But on Saturday, the Cleveland State Vikings got ...

Wright State proves to be too much for shorthanded YSU women

DAYTON — The Youngstown State women’s basketball team suffered its second Horizon League loss of the season in a 91-41 loss to Wright State on Saturday. Maddie Schires came off the bench, scoring a team-high 15 points for the Penguins. She made four of the team’s five 3-pointers as ...