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Ups and downs of YSU game Saturday

Jason Slay looked around as the Youngstown State University men’s basketball team began to warm up with some stretching exercises. The YSU associate coach glanced around and started clapping. He observed his players — some stretching, others dunking. The group gathered around the basket. ...

Rally falls short

YOUNGSTOWN — YSU coach Jerrod Calhoun described it as a tale of two halves. The Penguins were coming fresh off the heels of a victory on Thursday over first-place Wright State and they looked to pick up ground in the Horizon League standings on Saturday afternoon against second-place ...

New coach must be right pick for YSU

The initial response was curiosity. Most people wondered: Who’s Doug Phillips? Youngstown State’s choice for the next football head coach was somewhat surprising. A relatively unknown football coach from the Mahoning Valley, Phillips wasn’t thought to be the first choice. The names of ...

Penguins in position to make history

YOUNGSTOWN — The shine off the Beeghly Center floor glows with the LED lights from high above illuminating down on the 94-by-50 foot floor. It brought a glow to the empty surface and building. The white and red cushioned folding chairs signifying each bench lay empty, as well as the red ...

4th-quarter rally lifts women

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State University women’s basketball team has been overcoming adversity all season. It was more of the same on Friday night at the Beeghly Center. Abbie McDowell made a bucket with about 5 minutes remaining to put Detroit Mercy ahead by four points. YSU then ...

Penguins pass 1st quiz

YOUNGSTOWN — Jerrod Calhoun explained himself in the post-game news conference. The third-year Youngstown State University men’s basketball coach started pumping his fist on the embossed Y on the Beeghly Center floor at center court. Youngstown State 88, Wright State 70. That was ...

Women seek home tournament game

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State University women’s basketball team stands in seventh place in the 10-team Horizon League after 14 league games. Before last Saturday’s victory over a 17-win Cleveland State team, the Penguins (12-13, 5-9 Horizon League) were hurting with a six-game ...

It comes down to final four for Penguins

YOUNGSTOWN — They play tonight against Wright State with a tipoff at 7 p.m. On Saturday, YSU hosts Northern Kentucky at 2 p.m. Next week, the Penguins have games Feb. 27 at Green Bay and Feb. 29 at Milwaukee, both starting at 8 p.m. And that is it for the 2019-20 season for the Youngstown ...

Recalling a packed Beeghly Center

YOUNGSTOWN — Feb. 10, 2001. The date was significant as Youngstown State University and Valparaiso were vying for first place in the former Mid-Continent Conference. YSU revealed a month later its exit strategy to the Horizon League, a newly formed conglomeration with teams like current ...

Tressel optimistic about YSU athletics

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — If he isn’t the busiest college president in the state of Ohio, then YSU President Jim Tressel is arguably one of the top two or three as he continues to boast the accomplishments of his school on both the national and international fronts. Speaking to the Curbstone ...