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Transfer portal brings new look to NCAA

College basketball players leave programs. They’ve done that for years. A lack of playing time, homesickness and a host of other factors. There are many reasons why basketball players transfer. The old procedure was go to their coach, let their intentions be known and work through the ...

YSU: Jarvis breaks strikeout record

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Freshman Addy Jarvis struck out 13 and broke the Youngstown State single-season strikeout record as the Penguins defeated Green Bay, 4-0, on Friday afternoon. With the win, the Penguins improve to 23-27 overall and 11-9 in the Horizon League while the Phoenix fall to 11-26 ...

JFK grad enjoys company at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Antonella LaMonica spent most of her high school career as an individual female runner, setting standards at John F. Kennedy High School. Now, the Youngstown State University sophomore sees something new at the YSU campus — teammates. She runs the 100- and 200-meter dashes ...

Addy way to go

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State softball team has been on a roll since returning March 20 from their southern trip. The Penguins (20-20 overall) are 16-4 since their return, including an 11-game winning streak and a doubleheader sweep of Cleveland State on Saturday. YSU is 8-2 in the ...

Former rivals are training partners

YOUNGSTOWN — Alan Burns and Ryan Sullivan. It seems the two have been at Youngstown State for some time, teammates and friends even longer. Burns is a Boardman High School graduate, while Sullivan was a standout for Howland High School. The pair came to Youngstown State as two of the ...

Can area players change culture at YSU?

One of the more nauseating quotes fans and media hear from coaches is the old “we need to change the culture” line. Yeah, and I need to change the inordinate amount of time I spend scouring meaningless social media posts on my phone, but that’s not happening either. However, the ...

YSU women looking to 2019-20

Youngstown State has had 21 or more victories in three of the past five seasons. This past campaign, the Penguins women’s basketball team had the most since winning 23 in the 2012-13 season, getting 22 victories and advancing to the Horizon League semifinals for the fifth time in the past ...

Harden wants to give back to community

YOUNGSTOWN — Collin Harden has been doing some deep thinking as of late, not much of it has to do with his on-track performance. He wants to give back to his community. Harden, a Girard High School graduate, saw an area version of the Special Olympics take place each May at Arrowhead ...

Harden wants to give back to community

YOUNGSTOWN — Collin Harden has been doing some deep thinking as of late, not much of it has to do with his on-track performance. He wants to give back to his community. Harden, a Girard High School graduate, saw an area version of the Special Olympics take place each May at Arrowhead ...

Domitrovich getting noticed at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Iva Domitrovich walked in the turf infield — the soccer surface — at Farmers National Bank Field on the Youngstown State University campus on Friday. She had recently finished running her heat of the 400-meter run in a shade over a minute. Hold on, what’s that on her ...

Hope springs eternal for Penguins

YOUNGSTOWN — As the Youngstown State University football team finished spring practices on Saturday, coach Bo Pelini made sure hope sprung eternal before he stepped away from his team for a few months. Coming of a dismal 4-7 campaign in which YSU looked uninspired at times throughout the ...

DE gets 2 more years of eligibility

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State University football team got its first win of the season on Saturday, and it had nothing to do with what happened on the field. The Penguins found out defensive end Justus Reed was granted two more years of eligibility by the NCAA. Reed, who transferred ...

YSU men pursue more home games

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University men’s basketball had a grand total of seven home non-Horizon League games in the first two years of Jerrod Calhoun’s tenure as Penguins coach. That’s not acceptable for a program, especially one trying to expand its fan base. The four home ...

Sweet season ends

CINCINNATI — They say all good things must come to an end. A great season from the Youngstown State University women’s basketball team came to an end Thursday, falling to the University of Cincinnati, 76-62. “I think Cincinnati is a really good team,” Penguins coach John Barnes ...

Penguins improve in 2nd year for coach

YOUNGSTOWN — Oakland University men’s basketball coach Greg Kampe sent a text to Youngstown State University coach Jerrod Calhoun following the Penguins’ loss on March 7 in the Horizon League tournament at Detroit. Calhoun read it on the four-plus hour trip on the bus back to the ...

YSU women visit Cincy in WNIT

YOUNGSTOWN — Wright State University is an hour north of the University of Cincinnati campus. When the Youngstown State University women’s basketball team prepares for tonight’s first-round Women’s NIT game in Cincinnati, starting at 7 p.m., the two are much closer in the mind of ...

Calhoun gives tourney forecast

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State had some challenges this season. The Penguins men’s basketball team faced two NCAA Tournament qualifiers. YSU held fast with Ohio State for one half before Kaleb Wesson, son of former Niles McKinley High School standout Keith Wesson, dominated the Penguins in ...

YSU revels at chance to play in WNIT

YOUNGSTOWN — McKenah Peters had trouble holding back her emotions last week. Tears flowed as she got choked up answering a question during a March 11 post-game news conference inside Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. She and her teammates exited the floor where the Detroit Pistons play under ...

YSU back in WNIT

Sarah Cash has toiled through numerous knee issues dating back to her career at Lordstown High School. She came to Youngstown State University as a preferred walk-on player. Then, Cash had an opportunity in the first couple of games into her career. From there, she became the heart and soul ...

Missed opportunity

DETROIT — Senior guard Melinda Trimmer missed a nine-foot floater with five seconds in the game. It would’ve put the Youngstown State women’s basketball team ahead by one, seemingly capping a double-figure comeback against Green Bay, a nemesis of every team in the Horizon League. The ...