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YSU Sports

Everything is on hold

Jerrod Calhoun would be in either a rental car, his own vehicle or flying across the country this time of the year. Recruiting is the lifeblood of any mid-major basketball program, especially for Calhoun, the Youngstown State University men’s basketball coach, and his assistants. On ...

Blast from the past

DJ Cole banked in a runner with 2.5 seconds remaining for a two-point win over Loyola (Chicago), formerly of the Horizon League and now a Missouri Valley Conference team. The sixth-seeded Youngstown State University men’s basketball team improved to 16-15. Former YSU coach Jerry Slocum ...

Penguins nipped by BG, 2-1 in home opener

NILES — A steady rain shower and chilly winds greeted the Youngstown State baseball team when it arrived at Eastwood Field early Tuesday afternoon. Eventually the tarp came off the field and after a half-hour delay, Bryce Warwick tossed the first pitch of YSU’s home opener to Jake Wilson ...

Hurt turns to focus for YSU

CHICAGO — Steve McClain looked over and saw Darius Quisenberry on the floor, crying. The UIC coach helped the Youngstown State University men’s basketball leading scorer to his feet. It looked like Garrett Covington, YSU’s junior guard and defensive specialist, had shed a few tears ...

Upstart Penguins bounced by Flames

CHICAGO — Missed 3-pointer. Rebound UIC. Missed 3. Rebound UIC. Blocked shot. Rebound UIC. Missed lay-up. Rebound UIC. It eventually resulted in a loose ball, finally heading to the Youngstown State University men’s basketball team as the Penguins trailed by seven points with less ...

YSU: Intensity, defense, must travel to Chicago

YOUNGSTOWN — John F. Kennedy High School graduate Justin Bofenkamp looked at his current coach, Jerrod Calhoun, near the end of Tuesday’s game with Milwaukee. No high-flying theatrics or a game in the 80s or 90s. That’s not how this Youngstown State University men’s basketball team ...

O’Shaughnessy, Pens top Pitt

PITTSBURGH — Padraig O’Shaughnessy hit a go-ahead, pinch-hit double in the ninth inning, and the Youngstown State baseball team squashed a comeback attempt by Pitt in a 7-5 victory at Charles L. Cost Field on Wednesday afternoon. O’Shaughnessy, a Poland native, laced one-out double in ...

Penguins rally for win

YOUNGSTOWN — Naz Bohannon went high in the air with 21.9 seconds left. He grabbed a rebound as he’s done so many times before, and was fouled. The Lorain native started clapping and yelling as the Youngstown State University men’s basketball junior forward started to make his way down ...

CSU ends YSU women’s season

CLEVELAND — The Youngstown State women’s basketball team had its season come to a close in the opening round of the 2020 Horizon League Women’s Basketball Championship on Tuesday with an 84-48 loss at Cleveland State. The Penguins, who were the seventh seed in the tournament, finish the ...

Hard work pays off for Quisenberry

YOUNGSTOWN — Darius Quisenberry hears the alarm reverberating in his room. The Youngstown State University 6-foot-1 sophomore guard would rather hit the snooze button, but he doesn’t. The Springfield, Ohio, native has more important things to do. It’s late in the evening. The bouncing ...

Versatile Olson is Horizon League first-teamer

YOUNGSTOWN — Coach John Barnes looked down his bench. Some days the active grouping was smaller than others. One face always looking back at him was Chelsea Olson. The 5-foot-10 junior guard from Westby, Wisconsin, has been the focal point for the Youngstown State University women’s ...

Tuesday another step for YSU men

Jerrod Calhoun sat in the second-floor film room inside the Beeghly Center surrounded by his assistant coaches. They discussed how to approach last week’s trip to Green Bay and Milwaukee. Eight, 12 and 17 wins. That’s the first three years for the Penguins under this coaching staff. ...

League domination

YOUNGSTOWN — Olivia Jones grew up more than 3,600 miles away from Youngstown and had never heard of the city that lays about midway between Cleveland and Pittsburgh when she was younger. Fast forward several years and the sophomore pentathlete from Gloucestershire, England, has begun ...

YSU indoor teams continue firm hold on Horizon League

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State track and field program could almost open a museum if they wanted to. There’s certainly enough hardware for the Penguins to show off. The glass cases inside the Watson and Tressel Training Site are full of trophies, rings, plaques, and Mickey Mouse ...

YSU teams back in Ohio Tuesday

The Youngstown State men and women’s teams are back in Ohio on Tuesday for first-round Horizon League Tournament games. The Penguin men locked up the fifth seed after losing Thursday at Green Bay and finished off the regular season Saturday with a 73-69 win at Milwaukee. which has lost ...

Penguin seniors close out their careers

YOUNGSTOWN — Donel Cathcart III, native of Buffalo, N.Y. spent the last two seasons as a member of an NCAA Division I team — the Youngstown State University men’s basketball team. Cathcart is happy he was part of the culture change of the YSU program, which is still ongoing, since ...

Penguins lose; to host Tuesday

GREEN BAY, Wis. — JayQuan McCloud scored 13 of his 23 points in the first 5 minutes to lead Green Bay over Youngstown State 102-92 on Thursday night. Kameron Hankerson had 17 points and seven assists for the Phoenix (15-15, 10-7 Horizon League) and Amari Davis added 15 points and eight ...

YSU WOMEN GO COLD IN FOURTH

MILWAUKEE — Youngstown State scored 10 points over the last 16 minutes as Milwaukee rallied to beat the Penguins on Thursday, 59-54. YSU (13-15, 6-11 Horizon League) held a 44-32 lead with 6 minutes left in the third quarter. Milwaukee (13-15, 10-7 Horizon League) closed the gap to 48-44 ...

Injury-riddled Penguins in final 2 games

YOUNGSTOWN — Seventh or eighth place, that’s where the Youngstown State women’s basketball team will end up in the Horizon League final standings. YSU (13-14, 6-10 Horizon) plays at Milwaukee tonight at 8. It’s been a rough road for the Penguins, who have seen Lexi Wagner, Amara ...

Penguins can earn first-round bye with strong finish

YOUNGSTOWN — Win two games, host two games. That is the guaranteed scenario for the Youngstown State University men’s basketball team. If the Penguins win their last two regular-season games this week — both in Wisconsin — they can host two games next week in the Horizon League ...