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Marcus Hooker
Ian O'Brien - Jun 15, 2022

Needed Change  Needed change is a big process.  Transitioning from a Buckeye to a Penguin is rare to see.  However, one of the star players that is already being looked at without any practice or start to the season is former Ohio State safety Marcus Hooker, the brother of first-round pick Malik Hooker. Marcus committed […]


YSU Spring Game
Ian O'Brien - Apr 25, 2022

For the first time in two seasons, the Youngstown State Penguins were able to return to action in the classic Red and White Scrimmage.  They had a two-year absence because of the pandemic and then playing in the Spring season.  This was also the first YSU Spring game under coach Doug Phillips in 2022 and […]

national transfer portal update
Travis Knobbe - Apr 18, 2022

National Transfer Portal Update As we start wrapping up Spring camp coverage for most teams over the coming two weeks, we wanted to provide a mid-Spring national transfer portal update. How do the numbers look for Power Five schools? How do their G5 counterparts fare? We answer that–and more–here. Numbers Continue to Climb As we […]

Ian O'Brien - Apr 10, 2022

When being a Director of Football Operations & Player Personnel, you are left with a task at hand.  Especially when it comes to college recruiting and player support.  You would think that is the job for someone in their 40s or 50s. But what if a recent graduate at 23 decided to become one?  Well, […]

YSU Spring Game
Ian O'Brien - Mar 14, 2022

While the Youngstown State Penguins have found new coaches in new positions, they will have to fill in another one for the tight ends and a partial coach for the Offensive Line.  That is because John Peterson, who was Youngstown State’s offensive line and tight ends coach from 2019 to 2022, is reuniting in Cincinnati […]

YSU CB Coach Ashton Youboty Heads To Purdue
Ian O'Brien - Feb 7, 2022

The off-season has brought many changes in the Youngstown State Football Program.  It first started with the firing of Terry Grossetti. Then there was the departure of defensive coach Kenny McClendon, and YSU graduate and former NFL linebacker Tim Johnson.  Now, even more news as YSU CB coach Ashton Youboty heads to Purdue in the […]

YSU Spring Game
Ian O'Brien - Jan 31, 2022

One of the biggest part about playing college and professional football is your form and strength.  Off-season weight room and conditioning sprints are important parts, especially keeping your body hydrated with the right amount of water and Gatorade/Powerade.  The athletic trainers are important, but the leader in that category is the strength and conditioning coach. […]

YSU CB Coach Ashton Youboty Heads To Purdue
Ian O'Brien - Jan 4, 2022

In the early 2000s and 2005s, the Youngstown State Penguins started to play teams from the Football Bowl Subdivision.  The first game when they met an FBS opponent was during the 2001 season against Marshall, the same team they knocked off to win their first FCS championship.  YSU nearly got the win, but fell 38-24. […]

2021 Celebration Bowl
Nick Manchester - Dec 18, 2021

The 2021 Celebration Bowl was a showcase of the South Carolina State Bulldogs defense in the 31-10 upset of the Jackson State Tigers. The experience of South Carolina. State head coach Oliver Pough won out over the star power of second-year Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders. The Tigers were the better team on paper, […]

The Jackson State Tigers
Ian O'Brien - Dec 7, 2021

The Jackson State Tigers are one of the most historic programs in Division I FCS.  From being a school that has had a diverse background, to three Black National Championships and 17 conference titles, the Tigers are now looking to add one more win to the resume.  That will be during this week’s Celebration Bowls […]

YSU CB Coach Ashton Youboty Heads To Purdue
Ian O'Brien - Nov 23, 2021

It was not the season Youngstown State had hoped for and there is a lot of work to be done.  However, nothing is quite refreshing as getting a road win in the regular season finale against the 15th ranked Salukis. As the Penguins end 2021 with a strong win over Southern Illinois, it was the […]

YSU Spring Game
Ian O'Brien - Nov 16, 2021

The 2021 FCS College Football season has not been a strong point for the Youngstown State Penguins.  Following an upset 41-33 victory back in week five against Missouri State, the Penguins have shown fight but were unable to finish games.  Part of which coming from last week after a 21-10 collapse against the Fighting Hawks […]

YSU CB Coach Ashton Youboty Heads To Purdue
Ian O'Brien - Nov 8, 2021

With last week’s disappointing loss to South Dakota State, the Penguins looked to bounce back in a big way against the three and five North Dakota Fighting Hawks, the first meeting between the two teams since 1962, the third meeting all time.  It didn’t end well for YSU as the Penguins fall to the Fighting […]

YSU CB Coach Ashton Youboty Heads To Purdue
Ian O'Brien - Nov 2, 2021

With the Penguins coming off of a disappointing 28-17 loss last Saturday to Indiana State and the injury to Demeatric Crenshaw, it was time to regroup for South Dakota State with experienced quarterback Joe Craycraft.  In order to make it to the FCS playoffs, this was the first step, afterwards it was winning out.  The […]

Penguins Fall to Sycamores
Ian O'Brien - Oct 24, 2021

After a big upset two weeks ago and keeping their playoff hopes alive,  it was time for the Penguins and coach Doug Phillips to rest up during their bye week and prepare for another big time road matchup.  This time, against Indiana State at Memorial Stadium, a team they lost to at the same place […]

Penguins Fall in UNI Dome
Ian O'Brien - Oct 3, 2021

Both teams met in the Spring with Northern Iowa shutting out Youngstown State 27-0 at Stambaugh Stadium.  This time, the Penguins were heading to the UNI Dome, a place where they haven’t won since 1999, but were looking to upset the 13th ranked Panthers.  At the end, the streak was extended as the Penguins fall […]



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Running Backs ACC
Sanjay Gorur - Oct 3, 2021

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Pittman
WesPruett - Oct 3, 2021

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Travis Knobbe - Oct 3, 2021

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The Big 10 has notable tight ends every year and 2022 won't be any different. These Big 10 Best Returning Tight Ends are some of the best in CFB.

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