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YSU nearly steals win in return to court

YOUNGSTOWN — It’s been 304 days since Cleveland State sent Youngstown State packing in the first round of the Horizon League tournament to conclude an injury-plagued 2019-2020 season for YSU. That’s also the last time Penguins coach John Barnes and his team stepped foot on a court ...

Women’s team finally gets started

The Youngstown State women’s basketball team makes its long-awaited season debut today as the Penguins play today and Saturday in doubleheaders with the men’s team at the Beeghly Center. The women play host to Wright State with both games starting at 1 p.m. The men will face Green Bay ...

2nd-half woes lead to loss for Penguins

CLEVELAND — Youngstown State was outscored 51-34 in the second half as Cleveland State shot 67.7 percent after intermission and the Vikings beat the Penguins 81-74 on Sunday afternoon. Tre Gomillion had a career-high 23 points on 11-of-12 shooting for Cleveland State (4-3, 4-0 Horizon ...

Balanced Vikings pull away from YSU

CLEVELAND — Torrey Patton scored 17 points off the bench to carry Cleveland State to an 87-69 win over Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon at the Wolstein Center. D’Moi Hodge added 14 points and Chris Greene supplied 13, as the Vikings improved to 3-3 overall and 3-0 in the Horizon ...

Penguins visit CSU for two on weekend

The Youngstown State men’s basketball team will play its second straight two-game road series in the Horizon League when it faces Cleveland State today and Sunday — both at 1 p.m. (WKBN 570-AM) — at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland. The back-to-back series scheduling is an attempt by the ...

Strong second half lifts YSU to victory

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — The Youngstown State men’s basketball team shot 53.8 percent and outscored Northern Kentucky 45-33 in the second half en route to a 70-60 win over the Norse on Sunday afternoon at BB&T Arena. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak to Northern Kentucky and ...

Penguins drop Horizon opener

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — Youngstown State missed its first nine shots of the second half as Northern Kentucky extended a 34-31 halftime lead to 45-34 with 15:49 remaining, and the Norse went on to a 79-64 win over the Penguins on Saturday in the Horizon League opener for both teams. Michael ...

Penguins start Horizon schedule

Youngstown State University men’s basketball coach Jerrod Calhoun hopes to see his players — now healthy — remain focused on themselves going forward. Calhoun is emphasizing icing, stretching, stem treatments. Hydration is a key for the Penguins as well. Practice times have been ...

Youngstown State signs eight players on Wednesday

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State’s football program added eight players on National Signing Day Wednesday, inclduing local talent Karter Kellgren, a 6-foot-4, 300 pound offensive lineman from Poland. Kellgren committed to YSU in August, but officially signed his letter of intent Wednesday. ...

Former YSU trainer has opportunity in China

Todd Burkey had student-athletes enter his training room at Youngstown State University for the past two decades as the 1990 South Range High School graduate provided treatment so each one could maintain their prowess on the field of play. Burkey said he’s had “tremendous memories,” ...