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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: East Stands
« on: March 21, 2019, 08:04:43 PM »
Everything is on schedule and will be done by football season.

Music to my ears, long time season ticket holder and have been on the East side since it opened. Obviously had to use the west side last year and my group can't wait to move back.


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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: What a Surprise! Two more championships!
« on: February 24, 2019, 07:32:00 PM »
Congrats, that is awesome

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: The Steel Tire
« on: February 19, 2019, 06:20:14 PM »
What is the matter, cannot support your convictions so you attack the person? Without anything else behind it (like a return game or offer to join the conference); any 6-year old knows what a waste this game is. I want my money games to have power conference teams and power conference pay-checks. BTW, if you really do have a six-year-old, then chances are you do not even remember the last time we played Akron in football. If we had a P5 offer, you should wish to drop this game in a heartbeat

1AA, sad to say but that is the way things are in this country now days, if you do not agree with someone,  you must knock them down a few pegs. We see it every day in the news.

Whether we agree or dis-agree with the game, is meaningless Whose connections are better than the next persons connections is meaningless. Message boards like this are great for exchanging thoughts and opinions. It is better if we do not all agree. Trick is to not make it personal.

I agree with you that if we have a chance to pick up a real 1A payday I would drop the zits in a second.

As I eluded to in an earlier post, I see this game as a possible Gotcha game for many YSU fans. After years of complaining about the schedule and using that as a reason for the lack of interest, they now will have a chance to step up to the plate and show that they were correct.

I set the bar at 9000 fans from YSU and will keep it there. 9000 or more will tell me that I need to rethink things. Anything less than 9000 and they will need to rethink things.

Should be interesting.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: The Steel Tire
« on: February 14, 2019, 07:32:03 PM »
Sounds like a whole bunch of folks must be twitterpated with Mr Strollo, I love it.

I will stick to my principles when it comes to the zits and remain against the game.

The good news is that based on what I have been reading in this thread and scheduling threads in the past, I have no doubt that there will be better than 9000 YSU fans making the short trip to the game. Heck maybe more!

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: The Steel Tire
« on: February 13, 2019, 08:40:54 PM »
Do not like it at all, they put the screws to us and I have a long memory. No home game, no interest.

They are very low level 1A, if we win not a lot of upside unless we really blow them out. If we lose it looks bad to the playoff selection committee, hurts local recruiting and will tick me off.

Will have to see what the payday will be but will be surprised if it is worth getting excited about.

With our difficult league schedule a loss to Florida would be better than a possible loss to the zits.

I doubt that I will go to the game, no interest in contributing money to their athletic department after they put the screws to us. Like I said I have a long memory.


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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Which teams should leave FBS?
« on: February 01, 2019, 06:13:25 PM »
Very rare that a 1A team drops down to FCS.  Just not done very often.  Kent, Akron, and others never make the attendance numbers, but they still stay FBS.  I always thought we would be in a league with them, but not any more.  We can't afford FBS and they have too much ego to drop down to our level.

fbs.  The MAC plays many weekday games to get the TV money and stay solvent.  I wish it were different, but it is not.  Since the 70"s I thought we would get in a league with them, but I have given up.  Just not there.


Akron is in severe budget problem. Their president got fired and they just eliminated over 40 academic programs to save $. They lost $$ in their football program and yet, still decided to stay in FBS to loss more $$, go figure! They must enjoy the name recognition that comes with FBS.
For now, yes, ego rules at Akron, Kent, and Buffalo among a ton of others, but at some point the budge becomes overpowering and practically may win out.  I actually see more schools simply dropping football than dropping back a level, tells you how strong ego can be. Would be great to have a mid-continent 1AA conference centered around Akron Buffalo, Kent and YSU, but, at 69 I probably won't live long enough!  At least with JT we have a leader smart enough not to follow those other guys down the rabbit hole!

Not that I think it would happen but it may be easier for them if 2-4 schools would do it at the same time.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: MBB vs Oakland
« on: January 31, 2019, 09:00:30 PM »
A very low possibility of YSU men's team winning, they somehow find a way to miss shoots, miss foul shoots, foul out of games and etc. Most fans have written them off, but I would like to see some hope with a win.

Well there you go!

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Which teams should leave FBS?
« on: January 31, 2019, 08:04:27 PM »
Not so sure the mac would be interested in adding a team that would win the league most years.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: 2019 YSU FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
« on: January 13, 2019, 05:57:14 PM »
I wouldn't say Howard is a crappy team to play.  Duquense and Robert Morris on the other hand need to stop being scheduled.

Why?

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Football Recruiting
« on: January 13, 2019, 05:53:14 PM »
]... and is the nephew of Bernie Kosar..only he is much faster!!

I certainly hope so  ;D

Hard not to be!

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Bison's are champs
« on: January 09, 2019, 08:43:33 PM »
No doubt their fans are loving it but I think that NDSU's dominance is bad for 1AA. Boring for everyone else when the same team wins so much. No Clemson out there to make it interesting.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: 2019 YSU FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
« on: January 08, 2019, 08:07:33 PM »
Why do we have this same old discussion every year? Over the past 5 years or so, we have had the best schedules (by far) in our DI history. Hey how would all of you Tressel fans like to go back to Clarion, Lock Haven, or Slippery Rock. Heck California PA almost beat us twice and you want to complain about losing to Butler? If we added N. Dakota as a member of the Big Sky to our schedule, people would like it; we have them starting this year, but they are no longer a member of the Big Sky. We have and away game at Samford (with no guaranteed return), which most people are questioning if we could defeat them, when we should "stomp" on them. So you have 3 of the top-5 teams in the nation + 2 more than should be top-10, but will definitely be top-20. How many other programs have 5 top-20 teams on their schedule? None unless we happen slide in the top-20 or someone our schedule is playing an FBS top-20 team.

 I am a fan. I want HOME games I do not care who they are against. I tailgate from the second the lots open until they tell me to leave. I think that I have missed 3 home games in the past 35-years ...one (years ago) for my grandson's birth day, one for his first-birthday the following year ...and one last year, when I had surgery. I actually did make it to the tailgate lots after my surgery, I just could not walk up to the game. For the 1st-birthday, I missed the game, but was able to tailgate in the morning.

I mean we just lost to Butler and we are talking about a tougher OOC opponent. Besides, the Ivy is a much stronger conference than the NEC or Pioneer. Give it a rest.  Tell you what, when we have our 3rd championship in 3-years, then I "may" wish to talk heavier schedule.

Yes these same old yearly discussions are really getting old. You have explained it many times, not sure if people do not get it or just like complaining.

I also am excited about 7 home games. I go to the games to see YSU play no matter who the opponent is.

Yea we lost to Butler and they deserved to win, but it is over and it does no good to keep harping on it. Sorry we do not have a money game this year as the money is needed. Good point that as hard as our league is, why make the OOC harder then it needs to be.

Did not see that ND is joining, if so how long until we get the OVC treatment.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: 2019 YSU FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
« on: January 08, 2019, 07:57:32 PM »
I agree with all the criticism about the schedule.  But once again the NCAA provides a reality check.  The selection committee consists of athletic directors from the conferences that receive automatic bids.  These characters hate the fact that the MVFC is so strong.  They were delighted that our teams chewed themselves up so badly this past fall.  Anything to restrict the number of teams from our league while advancing their own squads.  Six or seven MVFC teams would have stomped half of the 24 team field in this year's playoffs.  If you don't believe that statement, just look up some of the junk that the committee chose.

Here is the bottom line.  As long as the MVFC remains so formidable, it is suicide to play a strong ooc schedule.  Sometime reality just stinks.

Some good points.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: fcs play-offs
« on: December 17, 2018, 07:24:02 PM »
You guys are in the LaLa land of make believe that an FCS championship run is better than moving up.  Ask Boise St how it worked for them. Other than your teams fans nobody cares about FCS football. The Bison could pull it off like Boise did.  I donít see many of the BCS teams wanting to drop down for a championship run!  Itís about exposure not minor football championships.  As for the costs of the football program I think the students are footing most of the bill to pay for football at YSU.   If that was taken away we would be another Butler.

Boise is the very rare exception to the rule and has twice the population of Fargo to boot. Ask Marshall, Georgia Southern, Appy or Western Kentucky when was the last time they were top ten FBS. I doubt that 1 person out of 10 could tell you the conference these schools are in. So much for exposure.

Is an obscure minor bowl any better then a minor football championship? Most schools already in a power 5 conference, get very little exposure.

The separation between the Power 5 and the FBS pretenders will continue to grow and at some point there will be a break. That is when YSU must be ready to take advantage. YSU, Akron, Kent or NDSU will never make the FBS play-offs. NDSU would be crazy to move up, they have a great thing going.

I have very little interest in our current league, great conference just no interest in most of the schools. At some point YSU will be playing in a league with some of the current MAC schools, just a matter of when and at what level.


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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Trib: Decision to stay, or go, is on Pelini
« on: November 22, 2018, 09:04:30 PM »
Seems like an unbiased article, points out some good, points out some bad.

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