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YSU tandem to play tonight

The Youngstown State men’s and women’s basketball teams have a better idea of how their postseason schedule might look as they continue the pandemic-affected 2020-21 season with games today and Saturday. The men continue their homestand against Detroit Mercy with both games starting at 5 ...

Season switch

Youngstown State’s volleyball team, like fall sports teams at many other schools, lost their fall season in 2020. Late last summer, the Horizon League made the decision to postpone fall sports until the spring, leaving sports like soccer, volleyball, and cross country without their ...

Milestones & a win

YOUNGSTOWN — With 17:58 left in the second half on Saturday night at the Beeghly Center, Teyvion Kirk of Illinois-Chicago missed a layup and Youngstown State senior Naz Bohannon snagged the rebound under the basket. Bohannon tossed the ball down the court to fellow senior Garrett ...

YSU women claim 4th in row over UIC

YOUNGSTOWN — A four-game sweep? While it took place over two separate series and in the space of nine days, winning four games in a row against the same team sounds something more akin to baseball than college basketball. But in a season like none other, Youngstown State and ...

Heartbreak ending

YOUNGSTOWN — There are 6.7 seconds remaining on the clock, with Youngstown State up by one. Teyvion Kirk is taking the ball upcourt for the UIC Flames, and after making contact with YSU redshirt freshman Daniel Ogoro, he shoots. Air ball — until Michael Diggins taps the miss in with ...

Penguin women beat an unlikely opponent

YOUNGSTOWN — As if this basketball season hasn’t been unusual enough for Youngstown State, this weekend presented another first for the Penguins. Earlier in the week, Detroit Mercy’s women’s basketball program elected to suspend its season, leaving YSU without its originally ...

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 ...