FCS Football Arrives this Spring

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While most college football fans are grieving after Monday night’s College Football Playoff Championship game, there is an alternative remedy out there this year only in the spring. With the onset of the COVID-19 Virus affecting the 2020 college football season — the FCS postponed the start of the season till February. The NCAA Division […] 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


College Football 2020?

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College Football 2020? There are many questions to be answered before we seriously entertain any thoughts of college football in 2020.  If college football is played, what will it look like?  When will the 2020 season begin?  Will non-conference games be played? Will 2020 be the year of the asterisk in the college football record […] 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


YSU Hires Doug Phillips as Head Coach, Reed Enters Transfer Portal

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It doesn’t look like anyone saw this hire coming. Bo Pelini announced that he was resigning as the Head Coach of Youngstown State to become the defensive coordinator at LSU.  After that, rumors started circulating that either Carl Pelini, Mark Brungard, Akron Hoban coach Tim Tyrell or possibly, but not likely, Bob Stoops were going […] READ MORE


YSU vs Akron Historic Battle

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Youngstown State will be heading to InfoCision Stadium Summa Field to take on their old rivals, the Akron Zips during week one of the 2020 college football season. The YSU and Akron rivalry has a long history that deserves a deeper examination. YSU and Akron Rivalry Background There is history between these two teams going […] READ MORE


FCS Championship Preview: North Dakota State vs James Madison

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One team made it to the FCS championship game in 2018, beating Eastern Washington 38-24, while the other one was shocked by Colgate.  Fans wondered what would happen with North Dakota State now that Chris Klieman was helping a Kansas State program turn around, and if Matt Entz can continue the winning streak. The same […] READ MORE