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Jakubec, secondary welcomed surprises

YOUNGSTOWN — It wasn’t a good look for Troy Jakubec. The Youngstown State corner appeared to be beat on a long pass down the sideline in a Feb. 27 game against Northern Iowa. Jakubec, a Warren G. Harding graduate, wasn’t beat. In fact, the deep area of the field wasn’t even his ...

Penguins out to maintain momentum

YOUNGSTOWN — Finding a way to win wasn’t easy for the Youngstown State football team for the first half of the FCS spring season. Now that the Penguins have figured it out, they don’t want to lose it. Their next opponent won’t make that easy. YSU squares off against sixth-ranked ...

Timely sweep

YOUNGSTOWN — Clutch hitting when it counted, that was the name of the game Tuesday afternoon for Youngstown State softball against Northern Kentucky. A pair of feel-good wins were also welcome following a bizarre weekend. Originally, the Penguins were slated to make a trip up north to ...

Finally finishing

YOUNGSTOWN — It’s been a feeling that coach Doug Phillips and the Youngstown State Penguins have been searching for. When the clocks hit triple zeros Saturday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium on a gorgeous sunny day, for the first time in Phillips’ tenure as the YSU coach, the Penguins ...

Women’s lacrosse gets started

YOUNGSTOWN — It’s been a long time coming since Theresa Walton was brought in back in July of 2019 to helm Youngstown State’s newly formed women’s lacrosse program. The inaugural season — scheduled for spring of 2020 — of course was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But now shot ...

YSU drops to 0-4 after late Jackrabbit kick

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Despite overcoming a nine-point, fourth-quarter deficit and getting a 126-yard rushing effort from tailback Jaleel McLaughlin, the Youngstown State football team fell 19-17 at South Dakota State. Cole Frahm kicked a 29-yard field goal with 31 seconds remaining to lift the ...

Penguins earn 2nd softball split vs. UIC

Four games, four similar results — it’s what’s expected when the top two preseason softball favorites duel during the first weekend of Horizon League play. Tied 1-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader, and with freshman Hailey ...

It’s been quite awhile

YOUNGSTOWN — It had been 674 days since Youngstown State’s softball program had last faced another Horizon League opponent before Friday afternoon. Like all other sports last spring, the softball tean saw its season canceled before league play started and before they even had an ...

Scouting Report: Week 4

It wasn’t a victory, but Youngstown State’s 30-22 loss to Southern Illinois felt better than most defeats. The Penguins went toe-to-toe with the No. 11-ranked team in the country and held a lead for most of the game. That was a major step in the right direction, especially for an offense ...

YSU’s Quisenberry in transfer portal

Youngstown State University junior Darius Quisenberry is leaving the men’s basketball program and will enter the NCAA transfer portal. The Penguins point guard made the announcement Thursday on social media. Quisenberry was the first player in school history to earn all-league honors in ...