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YSU’s defense needs to carry Penguins

February 17, 2014 YOUNGSTOWN Offense has powered this Youngstown State University men’s basketball team prior to its Horizon League slate. Defense must carry them the rest of the way. more »»

LaBrae proudly emulates its version of Syracuse's 2-3 zone

February 10, 2014 Chad Kiser doesn’t want to surrender his 2-3 zone defense. In fact, his LaBrae High School boys basketball team wants to embrace i. more »»

Signing Day is just as much for the parents as the athletes

February 9, 2014 This week was big for high school athletes all over the country, as National Signing Day took place on Wednesday — and for some in the Mahoning Valley, on Thursday and Friday. more »»

Tough road ahead for Shanahan

February 8, 2014 It’s normal to turn to dear, old dad for some sage advice on career move. more »»

Signing day is more than a signature

February 5, 2014 Thousands of young people throughout the country will experience one of the greatest moments of their lives today. more »»

Temperatures getting best of Browns writer

January 29, 2014 It’s a busy time at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland, despite winter weather that’s quickly making me very ma. more »»

YSU’s Perry doesn’t settle for mediocre

January 27, 2014 YOUNGSTOWN -- Kendrick Perry settles for nothing less than perfection. more »»

Gazing in to the local hoops future

January 26, 2014 Unless you catch a coach at an inopportune time, or they just lost the final game of the season, you will never get a coach in any sport to talk about next year. more »»

Johnny Football could be coming to Cleveland

January 22, 2014 So you think things are crazy these days with the ship wreck that has become the Cleveland Browns? As hard as it is to believe, it could get crazier in the coming months if a certain you know who is... more »»

Trumbull track and field stars make college decisions

January 21, 2014 Butler and Youngstown State University are the beneficiaries of some the best track and field and cross country athletes, not only in Trumbull County, but the nation. more »»

Leach brings pride to Vienna

January 20, 2014 His face said it all. The honor he felt and memories rushing back into his 76-year-old mind. more »»

Importance of dual meets is overlooked

January 18, 2014 It’s the ultimate team event in a sport that’s portrayed as individualistic. The worst kid on the team can be a hero, and he or she might not even win. more »»

A game to remember in Mecca

January 16, 2014 Most sportswriters go into the business for the love of the game or at least some kind of fondness toward sports in general. more »»

The most talked about non-candidate

January 15, 2014 For someone who apparently isn’t on the radar of the Cleveland Browns in their coaching search, Jim Tressel’s name sure surfaces a lo. more »»

YSU benefits from new NCAA officiating rules

January 13, 2014 YOUNGSTOWN -- There's been a significant change in the way NCAA basketball officials call games and Youngstown State has benefited from the change of pace. more »»

Plenty of storylines as basketball season reaches midway point

January 12, 2014 The turn of the calendar year brings the halfway point of the high school basketball season upon us. more »»

Wolford deserves to stay — for now

January 11, 2014 It wasn’t hard to figure out that Youngstown State University intended on keeping its head football coach after the 2013 season. The question was whether it should. more »»

Phantoms stay upbeat despite skid

January 9, 2014 It’s difficult to stay upbeat during a losing streak. more »»

Weather or not, the cold can go away

January 8, 2014 I recently studied a weather glossary so I could impress friends by going all Al Roker on them in describing the frigid weather we’ve been experiencing. more »»

Improvement needed for YSU’s defense

January 6, 2014 Youngstown State’s first two Horizon League games have been as harsh as the plummeting temperatures northeast Ohio will endure this week. more »»



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