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Zallow 3rd at Millrose Games

NEW YORK CITY — Chad Zallow had the lead for the first half of Saturday’s Fred Schmertz 60m hurdles at the 112th Millrose Games. Then, 2016 Rio Olympian edged out former Syracuse athlete Freddie Crittenden by .003 seconds to take the title on Saturday. Zallow stayed ahead of the rest of ...

More than meets the eye with YSU hoops

YOUNGSTOWN — Todd Burkey stood in a corner, watching and observing during Thursday’s game. His focus was vastly different than those in the Beeghly Center stands watching and complaining about a missed call, errant shot or successful play. They all saw the last-second bounce pass from ...

Zallow again in Millrose Games

Chad Zallow has earned plenty of frequent flier miles to New York City. The John F. Kennedy High School graduate has visited the city many times, usually after his business is done there. The Youngstown State University senior hurdler and sprinter reserves his energy in his hotel room, ...

In the nick of time

YOUNGSTOWN — Darius Quisenberry took the inbounds pass in front of the Milwaukee bench. The fate of this Youngstown State University men’s basketball team would be in its freshman point guard’s hands. The Penguins would have it no other way as the ball entered play with 5.5 seconds ...

Behind the scenes

YOUNGSTOWN — Amara Chikwe’s felt her knee give way a couple months before her senior year of high school as she played in her last AAU Tournament. The Westland, Michigan native (located halfway between Detroit and Ann Arbor) tried to save a ball from going out of bounds. She didn’t ...

YSU adding to area players

YOUNGSTOWN — Like millions of other football fans, Warren G. Harding senior Troy Jakubec watched the Super Bowl, but unlike most of those fans, he noticed something interesting about the New England Patriots. They had two players from Youngstown State on their roster. Sure, Jakubec made his ...

Pelini: Contract extension with YSU is in the works

YOUNGSTOWN — Bo Pelini joked that he was going to bring a couple different hats to set on the podium for National Signing Day on Wednesday — a tradition he despises. Not surprisingly, he decided otherwise. Part of his decision may be because the Youngstown native is staying put. Pelini ...

Sally contributes to YSU victories

YOUNGSTOWN — John Sally Jr., looked up and saw his coach, Jerrod Calhoun, motion to him. The last thing Sally expected with 6:19 left in the first half Thursday night against Oakland was for his No. 50 to be called during the Youngstown State University men’s basketball team’s game. He ...

YSU makes the plays to clinch road win

DETROIT — The last four minutes of games have been a problem for the Youngstown State men’s basketball team the first half of this season. Not so on Saturday, as the Penguins won their second straight game with a 72-70 win over Detroit, sweeping Oakland and Detroit in a two-game road ...

Penguin women clobber Detroit

YOUNGSTOWN — In their new pink jerseys, the Youngstown State women’s basketball team put together a dominant performance, defeating Detroit Mercy, 91-45, on Saturday and sweeping a five-game homestand. The Penguins had seven of their nine player roster reach double figures in scoring. The ...

Have some patience and it’ll all be fine

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — I have a key card for my room and a pass for Friday morning’s buffet breakfast. That’s all I had on me, along with my phone. One round of the berries, melon, yogurt and oats and another trip for a bit of eggs, potatoes and bacon. If you’ve ever been to a hotel ...

Road victory

ROCHESTER, Mich. — Michael Akuchie is there in the gym, about 30 minutes after a Youngstown State University home game. He’s bouncing the ball, shooting short, mid-range and 3-point shots, working on all facets of his game. John Sally is there as well. He hones his craft constantly, ...

YSU women in ‘strange’ win over Oakland, 76-61

YOUNGSTOWN — In a game described by Youngstown State women’s basketball coach John Barnes as “strange,” the Penguins won their fourth in a row, defeating the Oakland Golden Grizzlies, 76-61, Thursday night at the Beeghly Center. “Melinda’s (Trimmer) free throw shooting was ...

Shooting around

ROCHESTER, Mich. — Paul Molinari looked over as the tour bus made its way to the O’rena on the campus of Oakland University Wednesday afternoon. The Youngstown State University men’s basketball assistant coach commented on how the sun was out a bit longer, giving hope the below-zero ...

YSU women close out successful homestand

YOUNGSTOWN — After two straight losses, there were two choices for the Youngstown State women’s basketball team. They could wallow in the misery of setbacks at Milwaukee and Green Bay, accepting that losing against the Panthers can happen, and the Phoenix — the defending Horizon League ...

Cash is doggone good in Penguins’ win

YOUNGSTOWN — Troy and Janet Cash showed a picture of their daughters, Sarah and Lauren, posing with Santa Claus and their five dogs. It was after Youngstown State’s game Monday over Northern Kentucky, but Sarah was nowhere to be found. She’s not one for crowds, so that wasn’t too ...

Cleveland State’s first Horizon win comes over YSU

CLEVELAND — Devin Morgan had all of his team-high 17 points in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as the Youngstown State men’s basketball team dropped its third straight game, 72-62. Naz Bohannon had a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds for YSU (6-16, 2-7 Horizon ...

Morgan not hesitant to fire away for YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — Devin Morgan dribbled up the court with the clock nearing zero as he launched the ball from half-court. Morgan didn’t see his grandmother, Portia Harris, in the stands at the AAU tournament. She was going though the last stages of cancer. The basketball left the hand of ...

YSU: Penguins to host NDSU

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State football team will play seven home games in the 2019 season, including a Nov. 2 meeting with defending FCS national champion — and Missouri Valley Football Conference champion — North Dakota State. The Penguins are playing 12 regular season games, ...

Late rally helps YSU women escape

YOUNGSTOWN — Frustration mounted for the better part of three quarters. This Youngstown State women’s basketball team couldn’t muster much against a three-win Northern Kentucky team. Calls weren’t going YSU’s way, and even the level-headed Penguins coach John Barnes seemed on the ...