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YSU Sports

Dunn awaits NCAA decision

Mary Dunn has been busy at her western Pennsylvania home. There’s a concrete surface in her backyard with a basketball hoop nearby. She’s shooting baskets with her brother (Michael) and father (Joseph). She does sprints in front of her house. There’s a hill close to her home. It ...

Struthers star Ryan is right at home as Penguin

The last three years Carson Ryan has been a fixture on the Youngstown State University campus, even though he’s been attending Struthers High School. The 6-foot-6, 185-pound Wildcat guard spent time getting to know YSU men’s basketball coach Jerrod Calhoun, who will begin his fourth year ...

YSU receiver signs with Cardinals

YOUNGSTOWN — Former Youngstown State University football player Jermiah Braswell was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent on Saturday. Braswell, a 6-foot, 210-pound wide receiver, led the Penguins with 515 receiving yards and seven touchdowns as a senior in 2019. He ...

Running away: Harden, Elliott win YSU Athletes of the Year

Brian Gorby knew about two weeks ago that seniors Collin Harden and Jaliyah Elliott were going to win the Joseph F. Malmisur Youngstown State University Female and Male Athletes of the Year awards. The annual awards ceremony was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gorby, the YSU ...

YSU adapting to changes

Jerrod Calhoun sees his wife, Sarah, more often than not these days. His daughters, Kennedy, Kendall and Quinn, you can hear in the background from his Mahoning Valley home. They are sounds Calhoun doesn’t hear that often this time of the year. The Youngstown State University men’s ...

Penguins’ recruiting persistency paying off

A scholarship roster spot was available. Jerrod Calhoun and his Youngstown State University men’s basketball staff had Plans B, C, D and E in place. Jelani Simmons entered the transfer portal on March 18. By March 20, Wheeling Park (W. Va.) High School’s Alex Vargo verbally committed to ...

Former East star Martin lands with Penguins

YOUNGSTOWN — Life wasn’t working out exactly how Dawan Martin planned soon after he graduated from East High School in 2019. The former standout football player signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Bowling Green State University, but there was a problem with his transcript. A ...

Penguins’ roster set with 2 signees

YOUNGSTOWN — Shemar Rathan-Mayes is a 5-foot-11 point guard who spent the last four seasons with Orangeville Prep’s program in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Youngstown State’s coaching staff liked what it saw out of the backcourt player who averaged 14 points, seven assists, four rebounds ...

Summer camps canceled

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, all 2020 Youngstown State University boys basketball summer camps have been canceled, head coach Jerrod Calhoun announced. In addition, the YSU volleyball camps for this summer have been canceled. The Penguins coaches were scheduled to host two volleyball team ...

YSU coach earns top honor

YOUNGSTOWN — Doug Kuberski turned Youngstown State into a top-10 bowling program in the 2019-20 season. Now, the record-breaking campaign is concluding with him being named the National Tenpin Coaches Association Division I Coach of the Year. Kuberski, who was named the Southland Bowling ...