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YSU Sports

Always busy student-assistants have variety of tasks

CHICAGO — Bo Gray was standing, waiting on a rebound. He had a couple of basketballs come his way. The former Ursuline High School goalkeeper used his skills to corral two basketballs at one time, and still was able to distribute the balls back to the Youngstown State University men’s ...

Players see different things away from home

CHICAGO — Garrett Covington was seen walking inside the Hyatt Centric hotel downtown wearing some light-colored headphones. It’s not upbeat music that he’s listening to, it’s a voice talking, not singing, using soothing tones. The Youngstown State University junior guard said you ...

Northern Kentucky pulls away from YSU women

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — Northern Kentucky went on a 17-4 run in the first period, and the Youngstown State women’s basketball team never recovered in a 75-56 loss to the Norse on Thursday evening at BB&T Arena. The Penguins played from behind for the final 35 minutes, but they stayed ...

Parents willing to make the trip to see their sons

INDIANAPOLIS — John Covington patiently waited for his son, Garrett, to exit the visitors’ locker room at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum, just outside the downtown area of Indianapolis following Youngstown State’s win on Saturday against IUPUI. The smile never left the older Covington’s ...

Looking for something more

YOUNGSTOWN — Cautiously optimistic. That would be a good way to describe the Youngstown State University women’s basketball team. The Penguins are leading the Horizon League with a 9-4 overall and 2-0 league mark, but they are well aware of the team’s height deficiency with the injuries ...

Coaches stay in touch with families

YOUNGSTOWN — Danny Reese looked around the confines of the Beeghly Center. He didn’t see his wife, Michelle, or his two children, Danny and Eloise. Reese, a Cardinal Mooney High School graduate, made a quick call to Michelle, making sure his family members were on the way to the Youngstown ...

Peters, Petit earn Horizon League awards

In helping Youngstown State achieve two victories during the opening week of women’s basketball conference play, Penguins junior McKenah Peters has been named the Horizon League player of the week while Taylor Petit has been selected as the Horizon League freshman of the week. The conference ...

Road warriors

CHICAGO — There was a lot of wiping of the eyes Monday night inside the UIC Pavilion. There was plenty of loose play and there were not many fouls called, but there was plenty of vigorous play between both teams. Things were so fierce that one of the three officials was popped on the bridge ...

YSU women douse Flames

YOUNGSTOWN — Coming off of an emotional win against IUPUI on Saturday, Youngstown State had to quickly regroup for its second league contest against Illinois-Chicago on Monday night at the Beeghly Center. A big third quarter helped YSU douse the Flames by a final score of 77-65 for the ...

Penguins pursue another road win

CHICAGO — The UIC Flames have one of the most athletic presences in the Horizon League. Four seniors for this Chicago-based team, near the Little Italy portion of one of the United States’ biggest cities, have loomed large against most teams in the 10-team league. These four definitely ...