Youngstown State Falls To UNI In Home Opener

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After a tough loss last week in Coach Phillips debut at the FargoDome, the Youngstown State Penguins welcomed the limited 3,500 fans as they hosted the fifth ranked Northern Iowa Panthers, who were coming off of a 24-20 loss last Friday to South Dakota State. Someone was going to get their first win of the […] READ MORE


Youngstown State Falls To NDSU, 25-7

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In what seemed like an eternity since the last game Youngstown State falls to NDSU. It was 457 days since the last game. Now, Youngstown State and FCS football finally returned to the spotlight. The new-look YSU Penguins with a brand new coaching staff led by first-year head coach Doug Phillips took the field at […] READ MORE


Youngstown State Signees for Fall 2021

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This recruiting class was going to be a different one from the others that we have seen from past seasons at Youngstown State.  Part of this was from the 2019 season as the Penguins finished with a 6-6 record. But, it was also when Bo Pelini announced he would be leaving the program to head […] READ MORE


The GRIT is Back: Youngstown State 2021 Signees

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The GRIT is back with Doug Phillips as the head coach of Youngstown State.  The goal was simple this signing day, don’t only go local in Ohio, but expand a bit in the state. And bring the future of winning back to Youngstown or as it’s called, GRITU. It was a different experience this year […] READ MORE


YSU Look Back To 2006

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So the last throwback games that we covered for Youngstown State were the 1994 and 2012 games against Boise State and Pitt.  This time, the game that we take a look at is the first round of the 2006 FCS playoffs when the Penguins took on the Dukes. YSU Look Back To 2006 1st Quarter […] READ MORE


YSU Games Canceled But Hope Alive For Some

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Some programs in Division II and III were the first to cancel their fall seasons,  Now, some FBS and FCS conferences have followed in the footsteps of the smaller programs. While there are YSU games canceled, there is hope for rescheduling some.  It was announced that the Missouri Valley Football Conference was going to attempt […] READ MORE


Three Teams the Penguins Should Look Out for in 2020

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With all the COVID-19 drama going on, the start of football all together is bleak at the moment. However, if there is a season for Youngstown State, this may well be a reboot again.  A new coach, new turf, and a new class coming in.  With that being said, let’s look at three teams the […] READ MORE


A look back: Youngstown State vs Boise State 1994 1-AA Championship

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The last time out we discussed a throwback game where Youngstown State beat the Pitt Panthers in one of the memorable games of the school’s history. Therefore, to keep the trend going, let’s flashback to another game. This time Youngstown State was looking for their third championship in 1994, taking on the Boise State Broncos.   […] READ MORE


YSU’s 2012 Win Over Pitt; A Look Back

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The Eric Wolford era at Youngstown State from 2010 to 2014 was very up and down.  They did have Kurt Hess, who was one of the best quarterbacks at YSU. The defense often struggled. Yet, there was a special moment to come. We take a walk down memory lane with YSU’s 2012 Win Over Pitt. […] READ MORE


A Look Back at Youngstown State’s 1991 Championship Run

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Youngstown State’s 1991 Championship Run College football is about five months away, but the start of the off-season with recruiting and spring ball has been on hold due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.  With barely any sports going on at the moment, it’s a good time to go back to the past and recap […] READ MORE