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Scouting Report: Week 11

A strange year comes to a close today, ending like so many others over the past 18 years — without a playoff berth. The on-again, off-again Youngstown State football team concludes a puzzling season on the road against Missouri Valley Football Conference foe Illinois State (5-5, 2-5). The ...

Plenty of smiles

YOUNGSTOWN — Madison Mallory smiled as she took a glance to her right. On the table in front of her during a postgame news conference were the final statistics of Friday’s 90-31 win over Carlow. She saw the 15 points beside her name, high scorer for the Youngstown State University ...

Penguins get 3-point attack going in win over Columbia

BRONX, N.Y. — Three-point shooting has been erratic to say the least for Youngstown State through the first three games. Friday, junior Kendale Hampton changed that perception during the Penguins’ 94-83 win over Columbia at Rose Hill Gym on the Fordham University campus in the first of ...

YSU women not taking 3-0 start for granted

YOUNGSTOWN — McKenah Peters takes the rebound from associate head coach John Nicolais. The Youngstown State women’s basketball assistant coach watches the sophomore guard make 10 consecutive free throws before she has lunch with her team in the concourse of the Beeghly Center. Senior ...

YSU teams complete 2019-20 rosters

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State men and women’s basketball teams have completed their 2019-20 rosters with early signings on Wednesday. Jamir Thomas, a 6-foot-8 forward from Passaic, N.J., signed his National Letter of Intent. Thomas averaged 13.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per ...

Uneven Penguin season at end

YOUNGSTOWN — There was a decent amount of hype when Montgomery VanGorder decided to transfer from the University of Notre Dame to Youngstown State last January. The graduate student’s lone season with the Penguins didn’t bring the same excitement. VanGorder played well at times, ...

Opening up in style

YOUNGSTOWN — Sophomore Garrett Covington had time to reflect following Monday’s 106-83 win over Heidelberg. He and the Youngstown State basketball team had shot less than 30 percent from 3-point range through three games. Youngstown State was 4 of 17 against the NCAA Division III Student ...

‘Good’ Penguins drill UNI

YOUNGSTOWN — Armand Dellovade couldn’t help but wonder. The senior and four-year starter saw the same thing everyone else did during Youngstown State’s thorough, 31-10, victory over 22nd-ranked Northern Iowa on Senior Day at Stambaugh Stadium. He also contemplated the same thoughts as ...

Scouting Report: Week 10

It's not often — nor good — that a football team shows improvement in a losing effort, but such is the case with the Youngstown State Penguins. YSU couldn’t pull off a monstrous upset against unbeaten and top-ranked North Dakota State, losing 17-7, but the Penguins looked like a ...

Shooting blanks

PITTSBURGH — Darius Quisenberry let the basketball roll off his fingers as he had done so many times his senior season at Huber Heights Wayne High School. The Youngstown State University freshman made a 3-pointer just before the half to cut into Pittsburgh’s lead by three. He replicated ...

Pelini, Penguins play out season

YOUNGSTOWN — Bo Pelini didn’t want to talk about his contract, and he wasn’t really into discussing moral victories either during his weekly press conference. But, both are suddenly important topics for the Youngstown State football team. Pelini, whose contract expires after the ...

Penguin women win in overtime over RMU

YOUNGSTOWN — Melinda Trimmer made a bucket with 1.2 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, and the Youngstown State women’s basketball team went on to beat Robert Morris, 69-59, in the season opener Tuesday night at the Beeghly Center. The Penguins scored the first seven points in ...

Time to Cash in at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Nov. 18, 2014. Sarah Cash won’t forget that day, nor should she. The Lordstown High School graduate sat on the Youngstown State University bench. Her women’s basketball team was inside the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center on The Kent State University campus. Last ...

Duo set to rid Penguins of losing stigma

YOUNGSTOWN — Naz Bohannon felt uncomfortable at the mere mention, seemingly squirming in his seat placed in the film room inside the Beeghly Center. The passion that lies deep inside the Lorain native is infectious, spreading throughout those who call the Dom Rosselli Court home. This ...

Youngstown State battles Bison in 17-7 defeat

FARGO, N.D. — Easton Stick threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score and top-ranked North Dakota State clinched the Missouri Valley Football Conference’s automatic berth to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs with a 17-7 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday. The Bison ...

Scouting Report: Week 9

A season that was already on a respirator had its plug pulled last Saturday at Stambaugh Stadium. Youngstown State fell flat in an embarrassing 43-17 loss to Indiana State that removed all doubt in regard to the possibility of the Penguins making the playoffs. YSU (3-5, 2-3 Missouri ...

YSU’s Pelini still fired up about Saturday’s effort

YOUNGSTOWN — Bo Pelini’s tone changed a bit from Saturday, when he went off about his team’s lack of energy and overall performance, but the fiery coach’s frustration didn’t waver. Pelini is still trying to understand why YSU showed hardly any emotion or will to win in a deflating ...

Lack of enthusiasm

YOUNGSTOWN — Considering the intensity Youngstown State coach Bo Pelini brings to a football game, it is hard to imagine his team lacking energy. They lacked that and a lot more Saturday as they were bludgeoned, 43-17, by Indiana State at Stambaugh Stadium. “We’re a bad football ...

Problems seemingly run deep with Penguin football team

Bo Pelini was thoroughly disgusted with his football team Saturday, saying so several times after a lackluster blowout loss, and it’s becoming apparent the feeling may be mutual. The total lack of emotion and the uninspired way in which the Penguins played during a 43-17 loss to Indiana ...

Indiana State at YSU

THE Youngstown State football team showed signs of life last week, and the Penguins’ slim playoff hopes haven’t been vanquished just yet. YSU (3-4, 2-2 Missouri Valley Football Conference) played its most complete game of the year in a 29-17 victory over South Dakota. They’ll get a ...