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


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


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


Youngstown State Gets First Win of the Season

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Youngstown State Gets First Win of the Season, First, win for Doug Phillips. There was wondering when the first win would come for head coach Doug Phillips.  Over the last two weeks, the Penguins had the lead in the later quarters, only to end up losing it.  This time, they would host the South Dakota […] READ MORE


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 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 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