A Change For Marcus Hooker; Transitioning From Buckeye To Penguin

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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 […] READ MORE


Defense Beats Offense In Return of YSU Spring Game

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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 […] READ MORE



John Peterson Leaves YSU For Cincinnati

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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 […] READ MORE


YSU CB Coach Ashton Youboty Heads To Purdue

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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 […] READ MORE


YSU’s New Strength and Conditioning Coach

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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. […] READ MORE


YSU Falls To Michigan State 42-14, Falls 3-0 in All-Time Series

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For the first time since 2013, the Youngstown State Penguins under head coach Doug Phillips would head to East Lansing and Spartan Stadium to take on the Michigan State Spartans and head coach Mel Tucker.   The first meeting between the two was back in 2011 with familiar faces in Kirk Cousins and Le’Veon Bell beating […] READ MORE


Jackrabbits Hop Over Youngstown State

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With the shortened season, playoffs are more important than ever.  For South Dakota State, the eighth-ranked team in the nation has been consistent despite an early week two loss to North Dakota.  For Youngstown State, it’s been a rebuild, getting used to the new coaching staff and having to put new guys in the starting […] READ MORE


Youngstown State Drops Game To Southern Illinois

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The last couple of weeks have been tough for Youngstown State.  First, at Fargo against North Dakota State, the Penguins defense held really well.  However, they couldn’t move the ball down the field as they would lose against the Bison 25-7.  The next week, the same thing but this time they were shutout against Northern […] 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