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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 Heads To FCS Title Game Thanks To Circus Catch

The Youngstown State Penguins had one final play to advance to the 2016 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision National Championship game. And what a play it was. Trailing 38-34 in their semi-final game against Eastern Washington University, quarterback Hunter Wells let one last pass fly toward the end zone as time expired, and tight end Kevin Rader wouldn’t let the season end...
Via NESN.com
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Youngstown State shocks Eastern Washington with amazing last second TD

Check out this catch by Youngstown State as they came from behind to beat Eastern Washington and head to the finals of the FCS Playoffs where they will face James Madison (who earlier upset North Dakota State)…… Catch of the Year!! Youngstown State's Kevin Rader sends the Penguins to Frisco with an AMAZING snag! #FCSPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/JhH8A2QNsj — FCS Football (@NCAA_FCS...
Via The Student Section
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Youngstown State defeats Northern Kentucky 94-75 in finale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Cameron Morse scored 25 points to lead five players in double figures as Youngstown State ended the regular season with a 94-75 defeat of Northern Kentucky on Saturday night, avenging an earlier loss to the Norse. A Morse 3-pointer propelled the Penguins to a 16-14 lead, sparking an 11-0 run that built a 27-14 lead three minutes later. Youngstown State (11...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

UIC falls to Youngstown State in closing seconds of double overtime

Matt Donlan’s putback with two seconds left Tuesday sent Youngstown State to a 92-91 victory against UIC in a double overtime thriller at the Beeghly Center. UIC (5-20, 3-11 Horizon) held a 91-85 lead nearing the final minute of the second overtime when freshman forward fouled guard Jordan Andrews on a 3-point attempt. Andrews made all three free throws, and Youngstown State (10...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

UIC comeback falls short against Youngstown State

Freshman Michael Kolawole set new career-highs of 15 points and five assists. (Photo: UIC Athletics) UIC’s second-half comeback fell short Thursday as the Flames lost 82-78 to Youngstown State at UIC Pavilion. The Flames trailed by as many as 24 points late in the first half and trimmed the Penguins’ lead to 80-78 in the final minute. Youngstown State freshman Jordan Andrews...
Via The Catch and Shoot
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Youngstown State tops Illinois-Chicago 82-78

CHICAGO (AP) Cameron Morse had 22 points and Francisco Santiago made a key pair of late free throws to help Youngstown State beat Illinois-Chicago 82-78 on Thursday night. Matt Donlan and Jordan Andrew added 18 points each for the Penguins (9-13, 4-5 Horizon). Youngstown State had a 49-25 lead in the first half that the Flames (2-18, 0-9) nearly erased when Michael Kolawole's...
Via Associated Press
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Youngstown State beats Green Bay 103-93 behind Morse

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Cameron Morse scored a career-high 44 points on 72.2-percent shooting from the field as Youngstown State overwhelmed Green Bay 103-93. The 6-foot-2 sophomore guard entered the game averaging 21.8 points per game and shooting 49.2 percent in his last four games. His previous career best was 28 points on Nov. 21 against Florida Gulf Coast. His 44 points ties...
Via Associated Press
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Michigan G Derrick Walton Leads Team In “The Victors” After Recording Triple-Double

Michigan cruised to a 105-46 win over Youngstown State on Saturday, with junior guard Derrick Walton recording the fifth triple-double in program history.  After the game, Walton (10 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists) led the team in the singing of “The Victors.”  After his triple-double, @DerrickWalton10 led #Squad100 in singing The Victors in the locker room! #GoBlue pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 11 Purdue improves to 11-0 with 95-64 win over Youngstown State

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- In compiling an 11-0 start, No. 11 Purdue has featured many impressive attributes, none more eye-opening than this talented team's ability and willingness to share the basketball.In Saturday's 95-64 victory over Youngstown State, the Boilermakers assisted on 26 of their 33 field goals. In Wednesday's victory over Howard, Purdue had 28 assists on 34 field goals...
Via Associated Press
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 11 Purdue beats Youngstown State to go 11-0

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- In compiling an 11-0 start, No. 11 Purdue has featured many impressive attributes, none more eye-opening than this talented team's ability and willingness to share the basketball.In Saturday's 95-64 victory over Youngstown State, the Boilermakers assisted on 26 of their 33 field goals. In Wednesday's victory over Howard, Purdue had 28 assists on 34 field goals...
Via Associated Press
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Bo Pelini, Jim Tressel and Ron Jaworski Are Shooting A Promo For Youngstown State Football

It’s probably safe to say that no college football program in the country will have a more entertaining video promotion than Youngstown State this season.  Friday afternoon, Penguins’ coach Bo Pelini, university president Jim Tressel and ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski, who played for YSU in the early 1970s, are shooting a clip for The Penguin Club & Ticket Sales commercial...
Via College Spun
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Youngstown St. addresses Bo Pelini's profanity-laced rant

Youngstown State’s administration has released a statement concerning the profanity-laced audio tape that surfaced Wednesday which contained Bo Pelini’s rant about Nebraska’s higher-ups.  Pelini, a Youngstown native, was hired to be the Penguins’ new football coach on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Omaha World-Herald released a tape with audio from Pelini’s final meeting...
Via College Spun
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bo Pelini takes shot at Nebraska during introductory presser

Former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini had his introductory press conference at Youngstown State Wednesday. During his presser, Pelini took a shot at current Nebraska president James Linder and his predecessor, James Milliken. Pelini said that YSU president Jim Tressel — who used to coach at Ohio State — supports and understands football. According to the former Huskers coach, he doesn’t...
Via College Spun
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bo Pelini Is At Youngstown State And Twitter Is Pumped

Bo Pelini is now at Youngstown State, and Twitter is excited to keep its favorite cat-loving coach.
Via Gamedayr
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Pelini returning to roots, to take over at Youngstown State

It appears Bo Pelini's road to redemption may begin where he first planted his football roots. According to multiple reports, the man fired last week after seven seasons at Nebraska is considering an offer to become the head coach at FCS power Youngstown State. Pelini, 46, was born in the Cleveland suburb and went to Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown. Footballscoop.com, the...
Via FOX Sports
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Youngstown State brings us, the 'Butt Punt'

One of everyone's favorite blunders over the past few years is Mark Sanchez and the Jets' famous 'Butt Fumble' Well, yesterday Youngstown State did their best to one up the famous blunder by providing the college football world with the 'Butt Punt' (via @TomFornelli) It's still not as funny as Sanchez's 'Butt Fumble', but this will still go down as one of the classic bloopers of...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football's Play of the Day: Youngstown State Punter Joey Cejudo Must Be a Mark Sanchez

When Joey Cejudo woke up today he probably did not think that he would have something in common with Mark Sanchez when the day was done. Yes, yes I know--he's a punter and Sanchez is a quarterback so what could they have in common.The butt.via TwitterI'd still say Sanchez and the Butt Fumble is worse, but being associated with a play that is already being called the 'Butt Punt' is...
Via FatManWriting
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Youngstown State screws up, gives us 'buttpunt'

The first really embarrassing moment of the 2014 college football season happened in Saturday’s game between Youngstown State and Illinois. Youngstown State punter Joey Cejudo took the snap and ran toward the right sideline before deciding to punt the ball down field. Except the ball traveled in the opposite direction because Cejudo kicked the ball into one of his offensive linemen...
Via NESN.com
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Crashing the party: 16-36 YSU reaches NCAA tourney

This weekend, the Youngstown State Penguins are the Youngstown State Party Crashers. Quite a party it's been. The NCAA baseball tournament will start Friday in four-team regionals played at 16 home sites, and there might be no more unlikely participant than the 16-36 Penguins, who play top-seeded Indiana on Friday night. Youngstown State got there by winning the Horizon League tournament...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tressel applies for another presidency

TJim Tressel has applied for the vacant president's job at Youngstown State University, the second such position for which he's applied. The University of Akron last months released a list of 19 applicants for its soon to be open president's job, and Tressel was among them. Tressel, 61, was promoted to executive vice president at the University of Akron in December, his third promotion...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Gets Creative to Stay Alive in Close Game With Youngstown State

You are down by two, there is less than a second on the clock, and you have to get a shot off to have a chance to win. Throwing one up off the inbound is doable, but the likelihood of making the shot is slim to none. So what do you do?You do this and get yourself a pair of free throws!                 via The Lost LettermanI understand that when you are focused...
Via FatManWriting
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland's must-see inbound play does in Youngstown State

Down two with six tenths of a second remaining and the length of the court to travel, the odds were stacked against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies. But a crafty concoction by head coach Greg Kampe allowed Oakland to force overtime and knock off Youngstown State in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament Tuesday night. You'll see Kampe's strategy play out at the 1:57 mark of...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Campaign mounts for Tressel as college president

President Tressel? A group of leaders in Youngstown are making a push for the former Youngstown State and Ohio State head coach to be YSU's next leader. Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is out in front of the charge, writing a letter to Youngstown State University trustees with the signatures of 31 business and community leaders in support of a Jim Tressel presidency. YSU's gig recently...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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