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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Lack of Early Football Excitement
« on: July 17, 2018, 04:39:45 PM »
Yes I agree I am the exception with the drive for home games, but I am also closer to Miami and OU than the average Penguin fan. As far as these games being a big event... It could not possibly be any bigger than a good fall Saturday game at YSU. The missing component there there is to continue winning games. Factor in that most YSU fans would rather watch the game than freeze.

The better option is to try and schedule MAC games again (staying I-AA). The next thing is to see if Strollo is willing to go to 2 IA games, the second one being a MAC school which will not pay more than any I-AA team. Then petition the MAC to allow certain MAC schools to travel to YSU. I would be willing to bet that the MAC would would give consideration to in-state I-AA opposition. However, most MAC schools have no issue finding an extra power conference game, so there may be no interest from the schools.
A MAC school has NOTHING to gain from playing YSU.  If they win, "they should have won, they are 1A vs 1AA" and if they lose, "how could you lose to a 1AA school?"  No, we'll have to wait a few more years for 1A football expenses to crush a couple schools and then have a rational discussion.  Best thing for the MAC was a new level for the "power 5" conferences.  That would allow lower expenses: if the presidents had any sense (which they don't seem to have now)
BTW, I saw somewhere where some of the MAC schools payed pretty good for 1AA opponents.  Not true?

Are you saying to split the current FBS into 2 (making a 3rd level of DI) or are you saying to bring them into I-AA/FCS? If we split into 3 levels, YSU will have just as much trouble getting into the second level as they currently do getting into the first. Price will go up. Yes the MAC will pay for a one-and-done. However, if Ron Strollo wants to see hard core fans leave in droves, agree to a MAC school (accept maybe UT or NIU) with no return. I will not renew and I have not missed a home game (with the exception of my wedding and the birth of my grandson) since 1979. We were just talking last night. We have had the same seats since the stadium opened. The faculty were offered lifetime seats for $750 each or 2 for $1k (you still need to pay for the season) in order to help fund stadium construction. My father bought them and we have renewed every year.

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Youngstown State Athletics is introducing the #PenguinNationChallenge, an incentive-based referral program that allows current football season-ticket holders a chance to receive prizes to help bolster our season-ticket roster for the upcoming 2018 season. Only new season-ticket holders are eligible (may not have held season tickets in 2017, but could have held season tickets prior to 2017 season) to be referred by current season-ticket holders for them to earn awards.

This incentive-based referral program helps the Penguins family, friends and co-workers grow our new season-ticket holders. The home opener is on Sept. 1 against Butler and that will be the final day you can refer anyone for season tickets.

Any referral that was made before June 30 will not be accepted for the program.

Fans are encouraged to use the #PenguinNationChallenge hashtag on your social media accounts to bring awareness to the upcoming football season.

For more information contact Andrew Wingard in the YSU Athletics Ticket Office at (330) 941-7466 or via email at rtwingard@ysu.edu.

For each referral, current season-ticket holders will receive:

    1 season ticket = YSU game day hat
    2 season tickets = YSU Athletics Under Armour Polo
    4 season tickets = Under Armour Gameday polo and autographed football
    6 season tickets = 2018 M-63 Tailgate spot
    8 season tickets = Four complimentary WVU tickets and YSU cage jacket
    10 season tickets = Meal with the YSU Football Team

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Lack of Early Football Excitement
« on: July 13, 2018, 09:38:04 AM »
Yes I agree I am the exception with the drive for home games, but I am also closer to Miami and OU than the average Penguin fan. As far as these games being a big event... It could not possibly be any bigger than a good fall Saturday game at YSU. The missing component there there is to continue winning games. Factor in that most YSU fans would rather watch the game than freeze.

The better option is to try and schedule MAC games again (staying I-AA). The next thing is to see if Strollo is willing to go to 2 IA games, the second one being a MAC school which will not pay more than any I-AA team. Then petition the MAC to allow certain MAC schools to travel to YSU. I would be willing to bet that the MAC would would give consideration to in-state I-AA opposition. However, most MAC schools have no issue finding an extra power conference game, so there may be no interest from the schools.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Lack of Early Football Excitement
« on: July 13, 2018, 08:23:46 AM »
I have also said this before, but at least for me, weekday games (in the MAC) are terrible. I do not care that we are filling a spot on ESPN, I drive 3-hours to get to the games and could never make any weekday games. Also, people that work the next day are not really going to tailgate, nor will there be any real room because the school cannot afford to miss the parking space on a weekday with classes. Even if I lived close and worked 8-5, I am not going to tailgate for an hour or less...and if the game was on-the-road, I would be lucky to just make the game.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: This site is dead
« on: July 11, 2018, 03:58:43 PM »
Besides the extra 20plus scholarships and paying coaches more salary, what other costs are associated with moving up to Division 1A (FBS)?

Good question. The best answer that I can think of are additional requirements from the conference. The MAC sponsors Field Hockey, W Gymnastics, Men's Swimming and Men's Soccer ...which are sports that we do no have. AT first you can say "so whoct" and move anyway; but to properly compete for all conference trophy, you need to participate in all of these sports. They do not sanction bowling, so we may be forced to drop it ...mainly for scholarship reasons. There is also the loss of scholarship equivalents, which would hurt any FCS team moving up. There are also much more strict media requirements that we would only have been able to meet as of last year (TV lighting). There are much more in the way of marketing requirements, which can add up to quite a bit of our financial resources.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: season tickets
« on: July 08, 2018, 03:11:15 PM »
I would not read too much into things. This is a season following a non-post-season year, but that is very common. THe 2p start time on the opener does bother me, as it is a noon start in Columbus. However, we need to realize two things that never seem to come up ion our conversations:

1. Some pregame activities (especially any type of fly-over) cannot occur at night.
2. The start times are probably more for the opposition. This means they only need to stay over one night (which saves YSU money) and the opposing players will not have to make a long bus trip the same day prior to the game. Additionally, their drive home will still be in the daylight, which is also important.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: season tickets
« on: July 04, 2018, 10:25:01 AM »
We always get 4 tickets (a couple come with the Penguin Club membership), tailgate spot and the Penguin Club comes due at this same time

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Jack Arvin Football Classic All-Star Game
« on: June 14, 2018, 10:19:14 AM »
I know that Dra is at Qb, but does anyone have a roster so we can see if there are any other Guins playing tonight?

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Youngstown State tailback Tevin McCaster, linebacker Armand Dellovade and center Vitas Hrynkiewicz earned mention on the HERO Sports Preseason All-America Football team which was announced on Tuesday.

McCaster earned first-team accolades while Dellovade and Hrynkiewicz were second-team honorees.

Last year, McCaster was a first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection while Dellovade and Hrykiewicz were second-team honorees.

McCaster rushed for 1,066 yards on 221 carries and scored 13 touchdowns in starting all 11 games in 2017. In MVFC contests, he had 803 yards on 171 attempts and 10 scored touchdowns. He had a season-high 183 yards rushing against South Dakota State and added 181 vs. Missouri State, 158 at Southern Illinois and 101 vs. Central Connecticut.

Dellovade, a three-year starter, finished second on the team with 76 total tackles, including 40 solo stops in 2017, He had 5.5 TFLs and three sacks. In MVFC play had 60 tackles, including 32 solo stops. Hrynkiewicz, a two-year starter, has started the last 27 games on the offensive line. In 2017, YSU averaged 222.5 yards rushing per game for the season and 200.5 in MVFC games. The Penguins finished with 28 rushing touchdowns for the campaign.

The Guins were also tabbed 20th in the HERO Sports Preseason Top 25. YSU was one of five Missouri Valley Football Conference schools in the top 25.

Season tickets for the 2018 YSU Football season are now available by contacting the YSU Athletics Ticket Office at (330) 941-1978. For the most up-to-date information on Youngstown State football, follow the Penguins on Twitter @YoungstownStFB

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: BB Recruiting
« on: June 13, 2018, 12:18:13 PM »
I do not think a D1 basketball school (men or women) can split scholarships, so I think he had a full scholarship.
 
Football at FCS and most if not all other sports can split scholarships to a certain degree.  I think in football the 63 scholarships can be split among 85 players to reach the FBS level.  In FBS I don't think they can split football scholarships, all are full scholarships.

You are correct in that they do not have equivalents in non-FCS sports, but they do not have any dollar associations either. So he may only receive Academics assistance (say a player chooses to live locally), but it would count as a full scholarship. In FCS football that would only count as a partial scholarahip and we can award someone else the Room & Board assistance. Many of the MAC schools still do not offer 85 full ride scholarships. If the money is not there, then it is not there.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: BB Recruiting
« on: June 01, 2018, 02:43:30 PM »
Was Haygood on full-scholarship?

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Tampa, Fla. - Youngstown State junior Chad Zallow won his 110m hurdles heat in a time of 13.75 seconds during the quarterfinals of the NCAA East Preliminary Round at the USF Track and Field Stadium on Saturday. Zallow punched his ticket to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the second straight year with his impressive performance.

On Saturday, in wet and rainy conditions, Zallow beat Indiana's William Session by .001 seconds (13.746 to 13.747 seconds) in the first of three heats to advance to the NCAA round of 24. Zallow needed to only finish in the top three of the heat to move onto the NCAA Championships which start on June 6 in Euguene, Oregon.

But Zallow left no doubt on Saturday that he is a contender running the fifth fastest time at the regional. In the rain, the first heat was called back on a false start by Auburn's Xavier Coakley. Zallow wasn't fazed and was able to win the heat to advance.

Alabama's Ruebin Williams had the best time at 13.55 seconds, Florida's Grant Holloway had the second best time at 13.58 seconds, Florida State's Trey Cunningham was third-fastest at 13.66 and LSU's Damion Thomas was just ahead of Zallow at 13.73 seconds.

The semifinals will be held on June 6 at Oregon's Historic Hayward Field. Last year at the same facility, which is known as Tracktown, Zallow placed ninth to earn second-team All-America status. He is one of 24 runners who will compete in the event.

YSU had two other athletes in action on the final day at the NCAA East Prelims. In the high jump, Arnaldo Morales was 38th clearing the bar at 2.01m. In the javelin, Tyler Donati had a best throw of 51.69m.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Baseball Tourney
« on: May 25, 2018, 12:31:31 PM »
68, you are correct. They must still have some of last year's stats up in spots or something. But the game logs and season logs show exactly what you said.
http://www.ysusports.com/sports/bsb/2017-18/bios/dunham_greg_r24p?view=gamelog&pos=p

Good info on the bats Penquin68, I would like to read up on these changes. I was reading that the number of home-runs in college ball has increased quite a bit since they moved to the MLB-style ball back in 2015. I know that many pitchers do not like the flattened seams, as they do not get as much play and argue that this is the primary reason for the increase in home-runs. the manufacturers and league says it is the decrease in drag. I bet there is truth to both of these.

I am not sure I agree with you Chief. Our facility is impressive and the conference used to showcase it. In fact I would not mind a more close association with the Tribe, as long as it is legal. In favor of an on-campus stadium ...With both the regional and supers on-campus of participants, there is no reason to have that large of a stadium. It is never full. I do like the way an on-campus stadium will impact the landscape of the university.

We talk about the MAC a great deal, but we would have to bring our level of play up quite a bit to compete in baseball.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Baseball Tourney
« on: May 25, 2018, 10:40:33 AM »
I would like to go into more detail on the bats, as I know may people do not agree with metal having more power. Yes, if you used a machine to hit the ball, a wooden bat may actually carry the ball a bit further after a big contact. However, humans do not hit with that kind of maximum consistency and most players are not big hitters; so the speed with which the ball comes off the metal makes seemingly minor contact, quite major. Contact that might not normally carry out of the infield ...does so far more often (to the delight of friends and families of youth players everywhere). Hits that would be simple outfield catches with wooden bats, now go over the fence much more often.

Then there is the money. College coaches in the Southwest and South all can easily make 10's of thousands of dollars from Louisville Slugger and Easton (the two primary bat manufacturers). As can many coaches in the rest of the nation with CWS history. In short, Kids hit metal because parents like to see the action and Louisville Slugger wants parents to grab their bats off store shelves.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Baseball Tourney
« on: May 25, 2018, 10:04:12 AM »
Yes, I meant the loser. It was Milwaukee and they defeated us 3-1 to eliminate us from the tourney. Floyd and Dunham have both been playing, Dunham came in both games yesterday, as did Floyd. Floyd averaged almost 12 strikeouts per game this year according to the logs.  http://www.ysusports.com/sports/bsb/2017-18/teams/youngstownst?view=profile&r=0&pos=
 
MLB programs have between 40 and 60 pitchers Some will try up to 100 in a season at the various levels. So the best pitching prospects are recruited very young (pre-college). With the influx of foreign pitchers, this has changed the game quite a bit and many colleges are now able to recruit good pitchers out of HS, but their are not enough to go around. The divisions do not mean as much at the college level, as it may in other sports. It may not be as cut-and-dry as an individual sport such as golf ... but a good pitcher in D-III has a good chance of being a good pitcher at any level.

The college game is so different than any other level. These guys have MLB power, with metal bats; Any contact with the bat and the ball goes for what seems to be miles. It really is a hitter's game. In 56 games this year, we had only 44 home runs and a batting average of only .246. While that may win games in the pros, it will not win games in college ball. That being said, we need to give this staff a couple more years to be fair. I would not mind seeing coach Antush involved with the program again.

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