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By the Numbers: Illinois vs. Youngstown State

Illinois was able to overcome a 9-7 deficit heading into the fourth quarter and defeated a very gritty Youngstown State team. Illinois, led by highly-touted Oklahoma State transfer Wes Lunt, outscored Youngstown State 21-8 in the very critical fourth quarter. It wasn’t a pretty victory, but, thankfully for there Illini, the only thing that matters in the final score. Here is a...
Via Sports Mockery
29 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
29 days ago  |  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 '...
Via FatManWriting
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Wes Lunt Sets Record in Debut

It’s been a long wait, but Illini fans finally got a taste of highly anticipated Oklahoma State transfer Wes Lunt in live action Saturday against the Youngstown State Penguins. The game didn’t start off exactly how most had envisioned, with Lunt struggling to find a groove and the Illini trailing an FCS opponent late in the third quarter. But, Lunt’s hype finally met his production...
Via Sports Mockery
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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Tressel New President of Youngstown State University

Jim Tressel has been officially introduced as the next president of Youngstown State University where he coached from 1986 to 2000. has the full story: Tressel signed a three-year contract that includes a salary of $300,000 a year for the first two years and the third year to be determined based on a performance evaluation, the university said. He will also receive...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Tressel named President at Youngstown State

Report: Youngstown State University Board of Trustees has named James P. Tressel as its new school President.  Tressel had also been a candidate at Akron (where he was serving as Vice President of Strategic Advancement).  Jim Tressel had spent 15 years as a Coach at Youngstown State and now will serve as its 9th President. “After fully examining each and every candidate and reviewing...
Via NCAA Football Zone
May 11, 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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 11, 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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Youngstown State-Pittsburgh, Florida Atlantic-Maryland to Air Saturday on NESNplus

The 2013-14 college basketball season is in full swing, and NESNplus has two great games involving ACC teams for fans to watch on Saturday, Dec. 14. At noon, Youngstown State will play Pittsburgh in a matchup of two high-scoring teams. Pittsburgh is off to a 9-0 start this year, and will look to extend their winning streak against a talented Youngstown State squad before they begin...
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Ruiz carries Youngstown St. past Indiana St. 35-24

Martin Ruiz ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns and Kurt Hess became Youngstown State's all-time leader in passing yards in a 35-24 Missouri Valley Conference win over Indiana State on Saturday. Ruiz did all his damage before the game was delayed by weather late in the third quarter. By then the Penguins (5-1, 2-0) had built a 28-10 lead. Mike Perish threw two late touchdown...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Youngstown edges S. Illinois in 28-27 comeback win

Kurt Hess passed for 258 yards and four touchdowns to lead Youngstown State to a grueling 28-27 comeback win over Southern Illinois in a Missouri Valley Conference opener Saturday night. Youngstown (4-1, 1-0) trailed much of the game against the Salukis (2-3, 0-1) but took control in the fourth quarter, tying the score with under 2 minutes remaining on a goal-line fourth-and-one...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Youngstown St. routs Morehead St. 67-13

Jody Webb rushed for three touchdowns and Youngstown State rolled up a school-record 718 yards in total offense to rout Morehead State 67-13 Saturday. Youngstown State (2-0), which erased the previous best of 657 against Valparaiso in 2011, had the first six scores of the game, including three first-quarter touchdown passes by Kurt Hess. Hess completed 16 of 19 passes for 282 yards...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Youngstown St. 31, Albany (NY) 24

Jamaine Cook scored three touchdowns Saturday to help Youngstown State hold off Albany (N.Y.) 31-24 and record its first 3-0 start since 2005. Albany (2-1) held a 7-0 lead before Cook capped off back-to-back drives with touchdowns from 2 yards and 7 yards out, respectively. The Great Danes tied the game at 14 but Cook scored again from 7 yards to put the Penguins ahead 21-14. ...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Youngstown St. 59, Valparaiso 0

A strong defense and a balanced scoring attack led Youngstown State to a dominant performance over Valparaiso 59-0 Saturday. Youngstown State's Kurt Hess threw for 138 yards and two touchdowns. He moved into sole possession of third place on the school's all-time career touchdown list with 42. Hess is just 131 yards shy of becoming the fifth player in school history to pass...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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