YOUNGSTOWN STATE PENGUINS NEWS

Youngstown State gets early start on 2017 season

Via FOX Sports
April 05, 2017

Youngstown State coach Jerry Slocum retires after 12 seasons

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Youngstown State basketball coach Jerry Slocum has retired after 12 seasons at the school. In all, he coached for 42 years, with 723 victories. He won 142 games with Youngstown State, which upset top-seeded Oakland and reached the semifinals of this year's Horizon League Tournament. The Penguins lost to Northern Kentucky on Monday night. The 65-year-old...
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March 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Rivers, Langley lead FCS results at NFL Combine

(STATS) - Former Youngstown State defensive end Derek Rivers left a lasting impression at the NFL Combine. It figures to be remembered at the NFL Draft next month. Among players at his position, Rivers earned four "top performer" grades during the drills - he was third with a 6.94-second clocking in the 3-cone drill, fourth with a 4.61 run in the 40-yard dash, tied for fourth...
Via FOX Sports
March 06, 2017

Morse, Youngstown St beat Oakland in Horizon League quarters

DETROIT (AP) Cameron Morse hit Jorden Kaufman for the winning layup at the buzzer as No. 9 seed Youngstown State beat top-seeded Oakland 81-80 on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League tournament. Morse finished with 34 points, seven rebounds and five assists and Kaufman had a career-high 22 points and 10 rebounds - his third consecutive and sixth career double-double...
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March 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Cleveland State cruises in 2nd half, beats Youngstown State

CLEVELAND (AP) Rob Edwards scored 20 points and Cleveland State beat Youngstown State 69-55 in a Horizon League regular season finale on Saturday. The Vikings (9-21, 5-13) snapped a three-game skid and Youngstown State (11-20, 5-13) has lost seven of its last eight games. Both teams open the conference tournament in first round games on Friday. Edwards shot just 4 of 16 from...
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February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Detroit Mercy upends Youngstown State 90-80

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Freshman Corey Allen scored 27 points as Detroit Mercy upended Youngstown State 90-80 on Saturday night. Allen was 10 of 16 from the floor including six 3-pointers for the Titans (6-18, 4-8 Horizon). Jaleel Hogan added 22 points and 12 rebounds, notching his third double-double this season. Josh McFolley had 18 points. Detroit had a 38-35 lead at intermission...
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February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Youngstown State beats Cleveland State 67-64

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Cameron Morse scored 23 points, Brett Frantz added 17 with three 3-pointers, and Youngstown State held off Cleveland State to win 67-64 on Saturday night, handing the Vikings their third straight loss. The Penguins opened the second half with a 13-2 run capped by Devin Haygood's dunk for a 46-31 lead. The Vikings closed to 53-47 on an 8-0 run capped by Anthony...
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January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

James Madison wins FCS title, beats Youngstown State 28-14

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Khalid Abdullah ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns as James Madison won its second Football Championship Subdivision title, beating Youngstown State 28-14 on Saturday. It is the first time in six years a team other than North Dakota State raised the FCS championship trophy. James Madison (14-1) was the team that made it from Fargo to Frisco instead, winning...
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January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Green Bay controls Youngstown St in a 90-77 win

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Charles Cooper had 22 points and 10 rebounds to help spearhead Green Bay to a 90-77 win against Youngstown State on Saturday. Braun Hartfield gave Youngstown State its only lead of the game at 13-12 with 10:11 left before halftime. The lead lasted just 13 seconds after Trevor Anderson responded with a 3. David Jesperson hit a jumper, Anderson a layup, and...
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December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Morse scores 33; Youngstown St. beats Milwaukee 88-87, 2OT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Cameron Morse scored 33 points, and Brett Frantz made a key 3-pointer in double overtime to help Youngstown State beat Milwaukee 88-87 in a Horizon League opener on Thursday night. The game was tied at 83 before Frantz made a 3 with three minutes left. Brock Stull split a pair of free throws to pull the Panthers to 86-84, and Braun Hartfield answered with...
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December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Youngstown State Advances to the FCS Championship On This Absurd Last-Second, One-Handed Grab

One-handed catches have lost their luster since NFL and college wide receivers now provide them in abundance on a weekly basis, but what Youngstown State tight end Kevin Rader did on Saturday night was unlike anything we've ever seen. Catch of the Year!! Youngstown State's Kevin Rader sends the Penguins to Frisco with an AMAZING snag! #FCSPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/JhH8A2QNsj ...
Via Stack
December 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Amazing last-second touchdown catch sends Youngstown State to FCS title game

Youngstown State is off to the FCS title game to face James Madison, thanks to an unbelievable last-second touchdown catch on Saturday night on the red turf against Eastern Washington. The Penguins had second and goal in the final seconds, when wide receiver Kevin Rader somehow caught this pass from Hunter Wells: Catch of the Year!! Youngstown State's Kevin Rader sends the Penguins...
Via The Comeback
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Youngstown State plays E. Washington in FCS semifinals

Eastern Washington's Cooper Kupp, who has piled up more yards than any receiver in college football history, said the real reward of playing in the FCS playoffs is getting to spend more time with his teammates. Eastern Washington (12-1) hosts Youngstown State (11-3) on Saturday in the semifinals of the FCS playoffs in frigid Cheney, Washington. ''You get the chance to earn another...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Santiago scores 20, Youngstown State beats Oberlin 87-72

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Francisco Santiago scored 20 points and had 10 assists and Youngstown State pulled away in the second half from Division III Oberlin College 87-72 on Saturday night for its fourth win in five games. Leading 43-41 at halftime, Santiago hit a layup and sparked a 12-4 run and the Penguins began to pull away. Rahim Williams's 3-pointer made it 62-47 Penguins...
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December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Youngstown State knocks Jacksonville State out of playoffs

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) Jody Webb rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns, including a 50-yarder in the third quarter, and Youngstown State knocked off third-seeded Jacksonville State 40-24 on Saturday in a second-round FCS playoff game. Webb's second touchdown came in the first minute of the second half and gave the Penguins (10-3), the third-place team out of the Missouri Valley...
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December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Donlan puts Youngstown St. up over Robert Morris 75-74

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) Matt Donlan scored 21 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 18 seconds to play, for Youngstown State in a 75-74 win over Robert Morris on Wednesday night. The Penguins (4-4) led through most of the second period but fell behind 74-70 with 47 seconds to go. Francisco Santiago made two free throws and Donlan sank the 3 to get Penguins the win...
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November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Frantz leads Yountstown St past D-III Westminster, 97-67

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Brett Frantz knocked down six 3-pointers to finish with 18 points and Youngstown State ran past Division III Westminster College of Pennsylvania Tuesday night. Frantz led six Penguins in double figures. Youngstown State got 36 points in the paint, another 20 off its fast break, and its bench outscored the Titans 46-34. Braun Hartfield converted 9 of 11 from...
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November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Youngstown State beats Florida International 78-73

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) Cameron Morse scored 29 points off the bench on 11-of-17 shooting and Youngstown State made 9 of 10 free throws in the final minute to beat Florida International 78-73 in a final game of the Red Diamond Roundball Classic on Sunday. Francisco Santiago scored 13 points and Matt Donlan added 11 and made all six of his free throw attempts, including four in the final...
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November 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Youngstown State runs all over Missouri State, 65-20

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Martin Ruiz ran for 183 yards and three touchdowns and spearheaded a running attack that amassed 572 yards and scored seven touchdowns as Youngstown State ran all over Missouri State 65-20 in the Penguins regular season finale Saturday. Youngstown State (8-3, 6-2) entered Saturday a game behind both North Dakota and South Dakota in the Missouri Valley Football...
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November 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Wells, Webb carry Youngstown St over S Illinois 21-14

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Hunter Wells threw two touchdown passes and the defense made two stands in the closing minutes to give Youngstown State a 21-14 win over Southern Illinois on Saturday. Jody Webb rushed for a career-high 167 yards on 21 carries, including two long runs that set up scores for the Penguins (7-3, 5-2 Missouri Valley), who finished perfect at home for the fifth...
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November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Youngstown St. slogs Northern Iowa in 14-10 comeback win

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Martin Ruiz rushed for a 1-yard touchdown with 28 seconds left, capping a 10-point fourth-quarter comeback and lifting Youngstown State to a 14-10 win over Northern Iowa on Saturday night. Trailing 10-7 in the fourth quarter, Youngstown State (5-1, 3-0 Missouri Valley) forced a three-and-out late and took possession at its 47-yard line with 3:37 left to play...
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October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Youngstown St. with early lead, beats South Dakota 30-20

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Martin Ruiz ran for two touchdowns and Zak Kennedy kicked three field goals as Youngstown State took an early lead and held it to beat South Dakota 30-20 on Saturday. Ruiz ran for two scores in the first half to help the Penguins (3-1, 1-0 Missouri Valley Conference) to a 17-3 lead with 14:11 to go before the break. Kennedy stretched it to 20-3 with a 28...
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October 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Ruiz runs for 2 TDs, Youngstown State top Robert Morris 38-6

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Martin Ruiz rushed for 165 yards - including an 80-yard touchdown jaunt - and Youngstown State rolled over Robert Morris 38-6 on Saturday. The Penguins (2-1) took the opening drive 75 yards in seven plays, culminated by Trent Hosick's 21-yard touchdown pass to Ruiz. Later in the quarter, Ruiz scored on a 14-yard carry and the rout was on. Zac Kennedy's 37...
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September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Youngstown St wins opener against Duquesne, 45-10

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Ricky Davis completed 12 of 16 passing for 187 yards and three touchdowns and Youngstown State beat Duquesne 45-10 in the season opener for both teams on Thursday night. Tevin McCaster finished with 107 yards rushing on just seven carries with a touchdown, and Martin Ruiz added 89 yards on the ground with a score for the Penguins. Davis hit Darien Townsend...
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September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Youngstown State wraps up 'good spring'

(STATS) - Youngstown State played its annual spring game on a beautiful April night on Friday - with the Red team beating the White, 10-7. The Penguins hope to get the job done seven months from now in the cold of November. Youngstown State won three of its first four games in coach Bo Pelini's first season last year, but slumped to a 5-6 finish. A fast start and slow finish is...
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April 15, 2016  |  Discuss
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