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Niles grad to fulfill dream

Dribble. Slash. Shoot. Score. Repeat often. Cameron Kane-Johnson’s movements always have purpose. Nov. 21, 2017, it had more meaning. He knew he had to make an impact. Thirty points, a career high. His Westminster College team, a Division III team. The Titans shouldn’t be competing with ...

YSU men add four players

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State men’s basketball coach Jerrod Calhoun always emphasized recruiting is one of the lifebloods of program, especially ones who are trying to establish a winning culture like YSU. Wednesday, the Penguins took another step in that direction by signing three junior ...

Penguin women add 6-4 transfer from Western Michigan

The Youngstown State women’s basketball team just added some more height. Western Michigan University transfer Emma VanZanten is heading to YSU as a grant-in-aid transfer. Youngstown State women’s basketball coach John Barnes is excited to announce that Emma VanZanten has signed a ...

Penguin women begin working for new season

YOUNGSTOWN — It’s been a couple of weeks since Youngstown State women’s basketball coach John Barnes heard rubber soles meet the hardwood basketball surface. The sound of bouncing balls has fallen silent since the end of the season. This past week, those sounds echoed briefly, supplied ...

Two more depart YSU men’s team

Tyree Robinson and Devin Haygood, both juniors, are the latest to leave the Youngstown State men’s basketball program. YSU, a team that went 8-23 this past year, is in the midst of a renovation. Coach Jerrod Calhoun, as all of the institution coaches, are instructed by Director of ...

Looking at wins, losses for YSU men

Check Twitter. Type in Youngstown State. Hit the button that says latest. Scroll down. Repeat action a couple more times in the day. The Penguins men’s basketball team kept the transaction wire active Thursday with three players asking for their release and having that request granted, which ...

YSU ousted from WBI

YOUNGSTOWN — The postseason didn’t last long for the Youngstown State University women’s basketball team. YSU hosted Binghamton University in the first round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational, and the Bearcats’ press was a little too much for the Penguins in a 70-59 ...

Penguin women excited for WBI

YOUNGSTOWN — John Barnes arrived at the office at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday. He’s been furiously gathering information and, along with his assistant coaches, scouting his team’s next opponent. This coaching staff seems prepared. All eyes are on Binghamton. “I don’t drink coffee,” said ...

YSU women to play in WBI

John Barnes was trying to sleep Monday night, but had to take one more call. Some local reporter attempted to pry information from Youngstown State University women’s basketball coach. Nothing scandalous, just some quick-hitting information on the 19-11 Binghamton Bearcats, members of ...

YSU coach talks Wright St., Butler in NCAA Tournament

Jerrod Calhoun has seen most things during his coaching travels. In 2010, he was about five hours to the west in Indianapolis as part of the West Virginia University men’s basketball team. His team fell to Duke in the national semifinals in Indianapolis, but the then Director of ...

Hurdler Zallow relaxes before NCAA national indoor meet

He has a padded headset with a microphone extended as he’s talking to friends. The player’s view is a variety of characters with weapons, building objects or shelters and even disguising himself as bush — even in plain sight. Chad Zallow is playing Fortnite in his hotel room, trying ...

YSU solid in season’s 2nd half

DETROIT — Green Bay coach Kevin Borseth shook hands with one of his former assistant coaches after Monday’s Horizon League women’s basketball tournament semifinal at Little Caesars Arena. John Barnes spent a season with Borseth and the Phoenix, ranked No. 21 in the nation, before taking ...

Penguins cash in

DETROIT — Through three quarters, this was Youngstown State’s floor. This Penguins women’s basketball team slowly built confidence, making this NBA floor at Little Caesars Arena — home of the Horizon League Tournament — theirs and theirs alone. The Penguins looked like the team ...

Soph Myers is YSU X-factor

DETROIT — Sarah Cash played a physical game. The Lordstown native is used to sacrificing her lanky frame for the good of the Youngstown State women’s basketball team. Her 24 points in Sunday’s 62-58 victory over fourth-seeded Milwaukee vaulted the fifth-seeded Penguins (15-14) into ...

Cleveland State ends YSU season

DETROIT — Kenny Carpenter scored 22 points and No. 8 seed Cleveland State defeated ninth-seeded Youngstown State 72-71 Friday night in a first-round matchup of the Horizon League Tournament. The Vikings (10-22) advance to play top-seeded Northern Kentucky — which has a bye — in a ...

Order’s up for YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Jerrod Calhoun waited for his order. Large coffee with cream. As the Youngstown State University men’s basketball coach waited, he answered questions, still reeling from a quick recruiting trip to Florida. That coffee couldn’t come soon enough, neither could tonight’s ...

Male practice players helping Penguins

YOUNGSTOWN — John Nicolais walked over to the Youngstown State recreation center and saw some guys playing basketball. Normally, the YSU assistant women’s basketball coach goes to high school and junior college games in search of new players. This was different. Women’s basketball ...

Morse, Benjamin 2nd-team all-Horizon picks

YOUNGSTOWN — Cameron Morse has had one wild ride this season, and so has his Youngstown State men’s basketball team. The senior guard from Flint, Mich., didn’t have the season he initially envisioned, neither did most people. It started with point guard Francisco Santiago out for the ...

Penguins continue to dominate league

YOUNGSTOWN — Jaynee Corbett looked around the WATTS. No wooden platform below her,or even her wide variety of music blaring through the indoor track and field facility. There were more people invading her space, more than just her sprinter teammates around the track. But, there’s no ...

FT misses doom YSU men

YOUNGSTOWN — Twelve of 27. Not a typo. Twelve of 27 from the free-throw line. Result. A 99-94 Cleveland State victory over Youngstown State in double overtime. “You have to ask them,” YSU coach Jerrod Calhoun said of the misses. “I’m not at the line. What are you going to talk ...