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YSU men try to snap skid in home return

After playing eight of its first 10 Horizon League games on the road, the Youngstown State men’s basketball team returns to Beeghly Center to host Illinois-Chicago today and Saturday. Both games start at 5 p.m. and are broadcast on WKBN 570-AM and ESPN3. The men’s team is 7-7 overall ...

YSU women’s schedule shifts

The YSU women’s team will play host to UIC instead of Detroit Mercy for two games this weekend at Beeghly Center, the Horizon League announced Thursday. The Penguins and Flames will play for the second consecutive weekend after YSU won both contests in Chicago last Friday and Saturday. ...

FOOTBALL: YSU schedule changes

YOUNGSTOWN — The Missouri Valley Football Conference announced an updated schedule for the soon-to-begin spring season on Thursday. The Penguins face a daunting opening four weeks, facing teams that should be ranked in the preseason top 20. YSU is still set to open on Sunday, Feb. 21, at ...

Women out to extend 3-game streak

The Youngstown State women’s basketball team carries a three-game winning streak into this weekend’s Horizon League series at Beeghly Center against Detroit Mercy. The Penguins (3-3, 3-3 Horizon) face the Titans (1-13, 1-9) Friday and Saturday, at 2 p.m. on both days. Friday’s game will ...

Dolak happy to be back in action

Youngstown State’s Lauren Dolak has seen it all. The middle distance runner and former multisport athlete for the Penguins has a unique perspective as an athlete. On Friday, she competed in YSU’s season-opening indoor meet at the Watson and Tressel Training Site and took home first place ...

Late Oakland run results in loss for men

In a game that featured 10 lead changes and seven ties, Oakland used an 8-0 run late in the second half to turn a 61-60 deficit into a 68-61 lead with 4:17 left, and Youngstown State could get no closer than three the rest of the way in an 81-74 Horizon League loss on the Golden Grizzlies home ...

Obiazor stars in women’s victory

Fresh off being named Horizon League Freshman of the Week, Youngstown State’s Nneka Obiazor nailed a tie-breaking 3-pointer in the final minute as the Penguins won 66-59 on Saturday at Illinois-Chicago. Obiazor’s 3-pointer, which came with 50 seconds remaining, put YSU ahead 62-59. ...

East grad Bowers stars for YSU

It’s hard to believe, but after 320 days Youngstown State’s track and field programs are back competing. The interior of the Watson and Tressel Training Site looked a little different on Friday compared to when YSU held the Horizon League track and field championships last March. Gone is ...

Olson scores 1,000th point as women win

CHICAGO — Senior guard Chelsea Olson scored her 1,000th career point, and the Youngstown State women’s basketball team had three players score at least 19 points in a 77-66 victory over the University of Illinois-Chicago on Friday afternoon. Olson’s free throw with 52.6 seconds ...

Second-half skid sinks Penguins at Oakland

ROCHESTER, Mich. — A 15-0 run over a four-minute span midway through the second half was the demise for Youngstown State as the Penguins got no closer than 11 after that in an 82-65 loss to Oakland on Friday night. The loss dropped the Penguins to 7-6 overall and 3-6 in Horizon League ...

Much-needed win

YOUNGSTOWN — Feb. 21, 2020. That was the last time the Penguins found themselves on the right side of a contest, with a home win over Detroit Mercy. Fast forward all the way to Saturday evening, and the Youngstown State women’s basketball once again walked off the court with a victory. ...

Raiders blitz YSU men

DAYTON — Youngstown State senior Naz Bohannon became the 39th player in school history to reach 1,000 career points, but the Penguins dropped a 93-55 decision to Wright State on Saturday afternoon at the Nutter Center, one day after beating the Raiders 74-72 on a buzzer-beater on national ...

Turnover troubles

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State’s women’s basketball team is three games into its season and an issue already has become evident — turnovers. Last weekend the Penguins opened their season following two COVID-19-related shutdowns with a 57-53 loss against Wright State when the Penguins ...

Men win on road buzzer-beater

DAYTON — Senior Garrett Covington made a layup as time expired to lift the Youngstown State men’s basketball team to a 74-72 win over Wright State on Friday night at the Nutter Center. Fellow senior Naz Bohannon led the Penguins with 28 points and eight rebounds. Covington and Michael ...

Men’s game tonight set for ESPN2

The Youngstown State men’s basketball team will try to stay in the mix in a balanced Horizon League on a grand stage — and it won’t be easy. The Penguins (6-4, 2-4) go on the road to face preseason HL favorite Wright State (7-2, 5-1) at 7 p.m. tonight at the E.J. Nutter Center. The game ...

Young YSU group tops Carlow

YOUNGSTOWN — With Youngstown State’s preseason being decimated due to a COVID-related shutdown, Penguins coach Jerrod Calhoun and his staff are looking for ways to work in their eight freshmen. One such method is adding a few non-conference contests inbetween weekend series during Horizon ...

Tables are turned

YOUNGSTOWN — There were back-to-back career days at the Beeghly Center on the campus of Youngstown State University. Friday evening, YSU senior Naz Bohannon willed the Penguins to a win with a personal high of 32 points over the winless Green Bay Phoenix. Saturday evening in a fanless ...

Women’s team happy to play

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State women’s basketball team is excited to be back on the court after COVID-related shutdowns paused the Penguins’ season twice in the 2020 portion of the season. They’re also relieved just to have their first weekend series under their belts. ...

Penguins nearly steal victory in return

YOUNGSTOWN — It’s been 304 days since Cleveland State sent Youngstown State packing in the first round of the Horizon League tournament to conclude an injury-plagued 2019-2020 season for YSU. That’s also the last time Penguins coach John Barnes and his team stepped foot on a court ...

YSU senior leads rally

YOUNGSTOWN — After spending the last two weekends at Northern Kentucky and Cleveland State, the Youngstown State men’s basketball program was more than happy to do some home cooking to ring in the New Year. Even if home looks and feels different this time around. Unlike its ...