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Quarterback Mays gets one final snap

YOUNGSTOWN — Illinois State’s football team had started to make its way onto the field as the final seconds began to tick off Saturday in its matchup with Youngstown State. Then, the whistle blew. Timeout, YSU. It was an odd stoppage considering the Penguins were leading, 21-3. The ...

Is this the 2016-17 YSU season once again?

COACH John Barnes has seen this before. This is a repeat performance this Youngstown State University women’s basketball team didn’t want to make, especially after trying to find their footing following last Saturday’s come-from-behind win against Eastern Michigan. YSU saw starters ...

YSU snares coveted recruits

YOUNGSTOWN — William Dunn, Myles Hunter and Cheick (pronounced Shake) Traore recently signed their National Letters of Intent to join the Youngstown State University men’s basketball team. Dunn is a 6-foot-8, 195-pound forward from Quincy, Mich. Hunter is 6-6, 190-pound guard from ...

Akron cools off Penguins

AKRON — The University of Akron basketball team started off hot and didn’t lay off the gas. Thanks to a 48.8 percent performance from the field, the Zips were able to cruise to an 82-60 victory over Youngstown State at the James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron. YSU hasn’t won a contest ...

Zipped again

AKRON — If recent history shows anything, it’s that the James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron is not a place where the Youngstown State women’s basketball team has much success. The Penguins haven’t won a contest at Akron since November 2011, and Wednesday night was no different as the Zips ...

Scouting Report: Week 12

For the third time in the five-year tenure of coach Bo Pelini, the Youngstown State football team will end the season without a winning record. Some fans hope they’ll end the year without Pelini, too. YSU fell to 5-6 overall and 1-6 in Missouri Valley Football Conference play with last ...

Finishing strong

YOUNGSTOWN — Jeliani Simmons used his innate jumping ability to contain a couple of late North Carolina Central attempts. The Youngstown State sophomore guard was active around the basket in the 2 minutes as the Penguins basketball team looked to break a late tie with the Eagles on Tuesday ...

Changes on the horizon for Penguins?

YOUNGSTOWN — Under fire by fans and mystified by his team’s mistakes, Youngstown State’s Bo Pelini didn’t sound like a coach ready to step away. He sounded like one ready to step into a new way of doing things. Coming off a third-straight loss that dropped the Penguins to 1-6 in the ...

Busy week for Penguins

YOUNGSTOWN — Focus. The Youngs-town State University men’s basketball team has it this season, looking to improve on its 12-win campaign of the 2018-19 season. The Penguins had a six-game win streak midway through the Horizon League season and is a team that wants to be prevalent during the ...

Veteran Peters, youngsters part of YSU change

By JOHN VARGO Staff writer YOUNGSTOWN — There have been plenty of changes this season for the Youngstown State University women’s basketball team. McKenah Peters has been willing to move from her guard position to head inside where she deals with the physical bashing every practice ...