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YSU needs to revamp its attitude

December 19, 2014 YOUNGSTOWN A previous boss of mine used to get frustrated at my former co-worker, telling him, “You’re not going to make me look stupid.” That retort was more comical than anything else. more »»

 
 
 
Pettine should avoid blame

December 17, 2014 A SUGGESTION was made recently that caught me by surprise and seemed totally off base. It was in the immediate aftermath of the Browns’ 26-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills. more »»

Worst-case scenario for Manziel

December 15, 2014 THE best move Johnny Manziel made all day came before the opening kickoff. more »»

Be careful what you wish for

December 14, 2014 WITHIN the last week the fans of Johnny Manziel and Ohio State football — some of those are one and the same — had their wishes come true. more »»

He’s making a list ...

December 14, 2014 YOUNGSTOWN State has already hired a new football coach — twice, actually. That’s according to Twitter, which spreads more rumors than a fifth-grade lunch table. more »»

Defense keys YSU women’s success

December 13, 2014 SOMETIMES offenses fade for one reason or another, but having a solid defense is always a key to success — no matter what sport you’re playing. more »»

Manziel must take opportunity seriously

December 10, 2014 No more Tuesday night appearances at Quicken Loans Arena to take in a Cavs’ basketball game for Johnny Manzie. more »»

Money games paying off for Penguins

December 9, 2014 YOUNGSTOWN JERRY Slocum won’t take anything but top dollar for his Youngstown State University men’s basketball program. more »»

Pettine’s dilemma typical for Browns

December 7, 2014 Longtime Cleveland Browns fans like myself have been through a lot of quarterback changes over the years. more »»

All signs point to Manziel, media circus

December 3, 2014 It’s become incumbent upon Browns coach Mike Pettine that he name Johnny Manziel the starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. more »»

Pettine has no choice but to go to Manziel

December 1, 2014 If Mike Pettine needs the appropriate words to sum up the big decision he faces this week, he might want to research former Browns owner Art Modell. more »»

YSU firing went as well as it could

November 30, 2014 IF Youngstown State University conducts the search and hiring process for a new football head coach as well as it did the dismissal of Eric Wolford, the Penguins should end up with an outstanding ne... more »»

Indians, Steelers fan favorites in Trumbull

November 27, 2014 BACK in the 1960s when I was growing up in my grandpa’s house in Brier Hill on the north side of Youngstown, I used to spend endless summer days pulling in KDKA-AM radio on his old phonograph tune. more »»

Situation at YSU has many variables

November 26, 2014 Breaking down the situation with the Youngstown State football program is a lot like trying to explain to my 4-year-old nephew why we can’t live in the sewer with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. more »»

Pettine deals with coaching ups, downs

November 26, 2014 Someone needs to inform Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine about what happened in the Auburn-Alabama game last season. more »»

Eagles still leave behind great legacy

November 24, 2014 The Ohio High School Athletic Association shouldn’t be expecting a Christmas card from Hubbard football coach Brian Hoffman. more »»

Buckeyes must have two styles to win title

November 23, 2014 COACH Urban Meyer brought an up-tempo, spread-the-field offensive attack based on speed to Ohio State when he arrived for the 2012 season. more »»

Browns gave Tate what he asked for

November 19, 2014 THE surprising thing was that it didn’t happen earlier. That’s the first thought that came to mind when learning that the Cleveland Browns had waived running back Ben Tate. more »»

YSU men trying to find their way

November 18, 2014 Youngstown State men’s basketball coach Jerry Slocum is having his patience tested early this season. The seasoned coach, heading into his 10th season at YSU, has six newcomers on the roster. more »»

Wolford’s job may be on the line this week

November 16, 2014 THE question was asked — multiple times, actually — after Youngstown State’s 27-24 overtime loss to Indiana State on Saturday. more »»

Leopards commit to excellence

November 11, 2014 LIBERTY football coach Kevin Cylar knows his team is focused on one thing this week — beating Ursuline in a Division V, Region 15 semifinal gam. more »»

 
 
 

 

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Dealing with the critics

December 17, 2014 CLEVELAND – Losing streaks bring on expected media and fan criticism, but Browns coach Mike Pettine had to deal with critical remarks from another source this week. more »

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