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YSU Sports

Shooter from Shaw

Tammie Kelley looked on from the sidelines, leaning from her coaching spot in front of the team bench toward the action on the floor. She saw her son, Greyson, on the AAU court in front of her playing for the FAB5 team. Shots started to go in for the younger Kelley. His focus in his ...

One still standing

YOUNGSTOWN — Playing football at Youngstown State University seemed to be a few years away when Dan Becker left Indian Hill High School near Cincinnati. Becker was a star middle linebacker in high school, but at 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, that position didn’t seem to be the right fit for ...

Following father’s path

YOUNGSTOWN — Look up the name Adrian Brown in the Youngstown State University Media Guide, and there will be 88 references to the former football great. Even though the running back retired years ago and has since been selected to the YSU Athletics Hall of Fame, his name could pop up even ...

Virtually together

YOUNGSTOWN — There has been an evolution of sorts during the quarantine version of Youngstown State’s spring football. The Penguins, like all college football teams, have not been permitted to do in-person workouts or practices, so they’ve used different virtual programs for meetings. ...

Double the fun

The younger version of Naz Bohannon had a bird’s-eye view of life, taller than his classmates. Basketballs would fill his hands as the Lorain native learned the basics of playing the interior. Middle school games followed. He was told that it was unlikely he would become 7-feet tall, so ...

YSU has no plans to eliminate sports

The University of Akron cut men’s cross country and golf, along with women’s tennis. Bowling Green State University eliminated its baseball team. Those moves occurred last week. Earlier this month, Western Michigan slashed more than $6 million of its more than $31 millon athletics ...

Earning respect at YSU

Earning respect hasn’t always been a given for Colt McFadden. The Poland High School graduate has been a place kicker throughout his football career, and said kickers don’t always garner the same esteem as the rest of the team. Fortunately for McFadden, he isn’t the average ...

Go hard or go home

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State linebacker Ray Anderson remembers his first meeting with new football coach Doug Phillips quite well. Anderson was already a bit skeptical of Phillips. The junior was more than just recruited by former YSU coach Bo Pelini. He was friends with him. Anderson, a ...

Opportunity knocks

Coach Jerrod Calhoun wants his team to have the best opportunities heading into year four with the Youngstown State University men’s basketball program. The Penguins, coming off an 18-15 season, have solidified two tests in the 11-game non-conference slate — at Virginia Commonwealth ...

A virtual presence

Mady Aulbach considers herself luckier than most in quarantine, going through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Youngstown State University women’s basketball freshman guard has her brother Jack, a senior at Blackhawk (Pa.) High School. He’s a distance runner and has signed to run for the ...