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Scouting Report: Week 4

The team that appeared to be the easiest one on Youngstown State’s schedule last year wound up shocking the Penguins at home. Fans will see if YSU learned from that loss on Saturday. Looking for their first 4-0 start since 2012, the 20th-ranked Penguins host Robert Morris (1-3) at 6 ...

Pelini seeks perfection from Penguins

YOUNGSTOWN — Bo Pelini admits it’s hard to bring a smile to his face when he’s discussing his Youngstown State football team. It’s nothing against the Penguins. He’s thrilled 20th-ranked YSU is 3-0 and looking more like a playoff contender each week. Just don’t expect him to show ...

Defensive-minded Faulkner with YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Ethan Faulkner remembers it. Frankly, it’ll always be embedded in his memory. The Kentucky High School state basketball championship. One division. Take on all comers. Sound familiar? It should. The ‘Hoosiers’ movie from the mid-1980s did its fictitious take of the ...

Pair of doubleheaders on YSU schedule

YOUNGSTOWN — Canisius and Thiel on Nov. 5. Lake Erie College and Binghamton on Dec. 18. Two Youngstown State University women’s and men’s basketball doubleheaders. It’s something YSU men’s basketball coach Jerrod Calhoun has circled on his calendar. “I’ve been a big ...

YSU ‘grit’ campaign has its positives

YOUNGSTOWN — A little lumberjack, a little grit and maybe even a little swag. That’s the best way to describe the new sideline props of the Youngstown State football team, and if that doesn’t also accurately depict the Mahoning Valley, I don’t know what does. Maybe you caught a ...

Setting the tone

YOUNGSTOWN — There were a lot of firsts taking place at Stambaugh Stadium on Saturday. Former Youngstown State and NFL quarterback Ron Jaworski watched the Penguins live for the first time since he played back in the 1970s. A potential future YSU star scored his first touchdown, and most ...

Jaworski offers broadcasting advice

YOUNGSTOWN — Ron Jaworski is a Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Famer and former ESPN broadcaster. But there’s one other thing he wears like a badge of honor; being a graduate of Youngstown State University. Jaworski returned to his alma mater Friday to give a lecture on “preparing for a ...

Pelini won’t comment on penalties; former Penguin honored

YOUNGSTOWN — A lot of people at Stambaugh Stadium were probably talking about penalties as they ushered down the exit ramps following Saturday’s game. Youngstown State coach Bo Pelini wasn’t one of them. The Penguins were flagged 10 times for 120 yards in Saturday’s 34-14 victory ...

Scouting Report: Duquesne at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — The first two tests of the season were quite different for the Youngstown State Penguins. The third brings another new challenge. YSU hosts Duquesne, a returning playoff team, in an interesting matchup that may not favor the Penguins as much as it has in the past (YSU beat ...

Penguins deal with adversity in 2 victories

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State football team is 2-0 and leads the FCS in rushing yardage and rushing touchdowns as a team with FCS Championship aspirations gains steam for conference play. The start has been especially important after an ugly 4-7 season in 2018. While expectations are ...