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Perfect Penguins: YSU 3-0 in league

YOUNGSTOWN — Tyree Robinson admits he’s an emotional player, and fans can see the joy and disappointment on his face pending on the situation. Robinson missed two free throws in the second half and came down the court. No sulking. He hustled down and elevated for one of his four blocked ...

Women regress in loss to IUPUI

YOUNGSTOWN — Coach John Barnes stood by the water cooler, a favorite spot of the Youngstown State women’s basketball coach. He was frustrated at something he saw on the floor and the rolled up papers in his hand went flying in the first half of Saturday’s game. Barnes grabbed the ...

Yes, YSU is off to 2-0 start in Horizon

It was as if Milwaukee was in a trance, wondering what just befell them in the first couple of minutes as its opponent surged way ahead. This sight was different, this team facing them, but not like before. Frankly, no one gave this team much credit, even after Monday’s win at Cleveland ...

YSU seeks sixth year for Santiago

YOUNGSTOWN — One thing Youngstown State point guard Francisco Santiago thought as he prepared for the 2017-18 season was that this was his final year of eligibility. That may not be the case. This week, YSU men’s basketball coach Jerrod Calhoun said the university is pursuing another year ...

Penguins perfect in HL

YOUNGSTOWN — Cameron Morse had trouble containing his smile following Monday’s game at Cleveland State. The soft-spoken senior rarely had reason to raise the corners of his mouth earlier this season. After hitting the game-winning 3-pointer against CSU, he had that renewed sense of being. ...

YSU heats up to edge Flames

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State women’s basketball team found a way to rebound from a dreadful start. The Penguins bottomed out at 17 percent from the floor and missed their first seven 3-pointers by the first four minutes of the second quarter. UIC held a three-point lead, but then ...

Penguins in first home conference game

CLEVELAND — Jerrod Calhoun heard the alarms blaring at 2 a.m. on Monday. The remnants of the New Year’s Eve revelers came into the downtown Cleveland hotel where the Youngstown State University men’s basketball team was staying. Someone pulled a fire alarm. Lesson learned. Stay ...

Positives found in difficult road trip

Pocatello, Idaho. Located in the southeast corner of the state, it was a place where Jerrod Calhoun had not previously visited. The same could be said for the rest of the Youngstown State University men’s basketball team. The Penguins arrived in town the week before Christmas, jet ...

YSU wins league opener

CLEVELAND — Naz Bohannon inbounded the ball to Cameron Morse with nine seconds left on the clock. Morse dribbled up near midcourt and made eye contact with Youngstown State men’s basketball coach Jerrod Calhoun. Calhoun admitted he was going to call timeout as Morse approached the YSU ...

Building program takes patience

There he sits, this time alone, a rarity for this individual. He sees a young reporter across the media room, wearing a midnight blue ball cap with the letters KSU in gold dominating, and the word alumni, much smaller, just below. The man sitting there at a table was Jim Tressel, who in ...

Oakland beats YSU women, 58-48

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State University women’s basketball team was riding a three-game win streak into its game against Oakland University Saturday afternoon at the Beeghly Center. YSU couldn’t make it four in a row, as it lost 58-48 in Horizon League play. Trailing 25-24 at ...

Indiana rips past Penguins

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana’s Zach McRoberts earned his minutes Friday. He could be on the verge of getting a lot more playing time. The junior forward scored seven points, grabbed eight rebounds and helped the Hoosiers seize control early in the second half as Indiana blew out ...

YSU starts Horizon League play off right

YOUNGSTOWN — In the first game of Horizon League play, Youngstown State University women’s basketball stepped its game up. The Penguins got the win over Detroit Mercy, 76-59. Early on, YSU (5-7, 1-0 HL) used the long ball to get going. YSU used the 3-pointer to its advantage in the ...

Tough non-conference slate ends at Indiana

Jerrod Calhoun looked at the Utah State film again. He and his coaching staff saw it live, but had it reinforced — seeing their players understand their roles on this Youngstown State University team. He’s seeing players like Garrett Covington and Braun Hartfield step up as essential ...

Penguins start league play

YOUNGSTOWN — Melinda Trimmer said her team’s goal was to hold Penn State-Beaver to less than 40 points on Wednesday. She asked how many Beaver scored. Someone at the postgame news conference said 40 and the Beloit native had reason to smile. Trimmer, a junior guard for the Youngstown ...

Penguins win in front of loud crowd

YOUNGSTOWN — McKenah Peters looked around and couldn’t believe the sights and sounds raining down upon her. The LaGrange native remembers the times Keystone High School played Firelands and Elyria Catholic, how the Wildcats gymnasium would be raucous with students filling it with ...

YSU falters down stretch in loss

LOGAN, Utah — DeAngelo Isby scored a career-high 26 points and Quinn Taylor scored 13 and grabbed 10 rebounds and Utah State pulled away from Youngstown State 91-74 on Wednesday night. Isby set his previous career high with 24 points on Dec. 9 in a 77-67 loss at Utah. Against Youngstown ...

Carl Pelini to leave YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University defensive coordinator Carl Pelini is leaving YSU to take the same position at Bowling Green. Pelini just completed his third year on the Penguins staff with his brother and head coach Bo Pelini. Carl coached a pair of NFL draft picks — defensive ...

Cash part of YSU women’s defense improving

YOUNGSTOWN — Sarah Cash looks at her dog Kyrie and knows he’ll never wear a Boston Celtics jersey. She named it after former Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving. Despite being a fan of the player, she won’t subject her dog to wearing a green and white jersey. “No, I never looked ...

Penguins beaten at Idaho State

POCATELLO, Idaho — Balint Mocsan scored 17 points, including three 3-pointers, and grabbed seven rebounds to help Idaho State beat Youngstown State 86-62 on Monday night. Geno Luzcando had 12 points, Jared Stutzman added 11 and Brandon Boyd scored 10 for Idaho State (4-5). The Bengals, who ...