YSU Sports

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 ...

A year later, YSU football faces change

It’s been one year and one day since one of the biggest moments in the last 20 years for Youngstown State University football. If you’re a sports a fan, you’ve seen the highlight — probably a couple of different times. YSU tight end Kevin Rader caught a ball on the back of a defender ...

YSU’s losing streak ends

YOUNGSTOWN — Sarah Cash hit a go-ahead layup with 4.3 seconds to go Saturday at the Beeghly Center. Northern Arizona didn’t get off a shot and the game was over. Looking to break a five-game losing streak, the Youngstown State University women’s basketball team faced off against the ...

Penguin distance runners ready for indoor season

YOUNGSTOWN — Ryan Sullivan celebrated at the end of the 2016 fall season, knowing he and his teammates had captured the Horizon League men’s cross country championship. It was the first time in two decades Youngstown State had achieved this feat. The 2016-17 school year continued with the ...

YSU scholarship honors father of Peterson brothers

YOUNGSTOWN — The Peterson brothers from Warren, all of whom played football for Youngstown State University in the 1980s, have established at YSU a scholarship in the name of their father, Lambert Peterson Jr., who worked construction and was a role model for his three sons and many others in ...

Injury slows Hoosier-like hope of YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Things never go as planned, kind of like this column. I thought watching the movie Hoosiers would give me the revelation I needed to pontificate about how rookie Youngstown State men’s basketball coach Jerrod Calhoun would morph himself into Norman Dale, a fiction high school ...

Sun shines on YSU throwers

YOUNGSTOWN — The sun blasted in from the east, shining through the upper level windows of the WATTS. The natural light covered half of the black, wooden throwing circle embossed with a red Y with a white outline on opposing corners. Jaynee Corbett’s phone leaned on the end and you could ...

Point guard Santiago struggles with injury

YOUNGSTOWN — Francisco Santiago hobbled toward the end of the bench during Wednesday’s game last week, after a Robert Morris player stepped on his left leg. The right knee, which was in a protective brace, was shifted and suffered torn cartilage. The line was Santiago had a ...