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


Two Penguins On USFL Rosters

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The “reboot” USFL’s inaugural season has shown mixed receptions and concern.  With that being said, it’s been a good resource for players getting opportunities.  Two of these players on rosters are former Penguins who look to help their teams this season and get a shot back in the NFL. Two Penguins On USFL Rosters: Charles […] READ MORE


Former Penguin Andrew Ogletree Drafted By The Colts

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Former Penguins Andrew Ogletree Drafted sixth round by the Colts For the first time since 2017, the Youngstown State Penguins had one of their players taken in the NFL Draft.  That player is now former Penguins Andrew Ogletree, drafted in the sixth round (pick 192) by the Indianapolis Colts. The others who were selected beforehand […] 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


Throwback to YSU vs Ohio State 2007

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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. […] READ MORE


Penguins Fall To JackRabbits.

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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 […] 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


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