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YSU Penguin Athletics / Still bugs me
« on: September 11, 2022, 07:47:18 AM »
Old subject that has been beaten to death but still bugs me.

So many of our old peers, have moved up and done so well. We all know the long list.

Yesterday Appy beats Texas A&M, Marshall beats the Irish and we beat Dayton!


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YSU Penguin Athletics / Jim Tressel stepping down as YSU President
« on: June 22, 2022, 09:24:34 PM »
https://www.wkbn.com/news/local-news/jim-tressel-stepping-down-as-ysu-president/

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel announced Wednesday he will be stepping down next year.

Tressel announced his decision at Wednesday afternoon’s YSU Board of Trustees committee meeting.

He plans to step down on February 1, 2023.


Board Chair John Jakubek said details regarding a plan to identify Tressel’s successor will be released as they become available.

“It has been truly a blessing and labor of love to serve Youngstown State University…I cannot thank my family enough for allowing my schedule, and the needs of our university, to take priority and center stage,” he added. “It is now only fair to have Ellen, our wonderful children and grandchildren, extended family, friends and former students, set the schedule,” said Tressel in a press release.

A native of Northeast Ohio, Tressel first came to YSU in 1986 as head football coach. In 15 years, including six as executive director of Intercollegiate Athletics, YSU won four national championships. In 2001, Tressel left YSU to become head football coach at Ohio State University. In 10 seasons, he guided the Buckeyes to the 2002 National Championship and seven Big Ten Championships.

After leaving Ohio State and after a short stint as executive vice president for Student Success at the University of Akron, Tressel returned to Youngstown to become YSU’s ninth president.

Ellen Tressel is a YSU graduate and an accomplished businesswoman and philanthropist engaged in charitable causes and community organizations. She began her own financial career in her family’s business in Youngstown and served 17 years at Butler, Wick and Co.

The Tressels are the parents of four accomplished adults – Zak, Carlee, Eric and Whitney – and have two grandchildren, Jonathan James and Rose Marie Alson.

In a letter to the staff and students at YSU, Tressel said, “It has been truly a blessing and labor of love to serve Youngstown State University in a number of capacities, and we will continue to do so, in whatever fashion that the YSU Board of Trustees sees fit.”

We reached out to Tressel for comment but he was unavailable. There will be another Board of Trustees meeting Thursday night.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / incoming fb xfer
« on: May 06, 2022, 07:22:00 PM »
YSU football team lands transfer recruit from own conference
by: Ryan Allison

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown State football team has landed a new recruit from within their own conference. Former Western Illinois linebacker Greg Benton Jr. is transferring to YSU through the NCAA transfer portal.

Benton made the announcement on social media Friday afternoon.

In 10 games last season, Benton recorded 54 total tackles, including six tackles-for-loss and 3.5 sacks.

Benton is listed at 6 foot 1, 230 pounds and has started 16 games over the two years at Western Illinois.

The Penguins play the Leathernecks this season on October 22nd in Macomb, Illinois.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Tennis
« on: May 04, 2022, 09:43:02 AM »

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – For the first time in Youngstown State history, both the men’s and women’s teams are heading to the NCAA Tournament.

Youngstown State women’s tennis grabs first conference title since 2018
For the men, it is the first time in program history that they are advancing to the tournament.

As for the women, they are heading back to the tournament for the sixth time in program history.

The YSU men will travel to 4-seed Ohio State to take on the Buckeyes on Friday.

As for the women, they will travel to Virginia for their first round game to face the 5th-seeded Cavaliers.

Both teams are advancing to the NCAA Tournament after winning the Horizon League championships on Sunday.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Season Tickets
« on: April 18, 2022, 01:55:59 PM »
Football season tickets have been mailed back, now just waiting for kick-off.

Dukes and Dayton then a night game with ND. I hate night games

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Baseball
« on: March 23, 2022, 08:38:13 AM »
The guys have picked up wins over Pitt and Penn State

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Women WNIT
« on: March 08, 2022, 08:25:07 PM »
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown State women’s basketball team has accepted an invitation to play in the WNIT later this month.

Finishing as Co-Horizon League champions, YSU earned an automatic bid to the WNIT.

First-round play of the tournament will begin March 16 through 18.

The Penguins will learn their opponent, game date, time and location on Sunday night.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Oakland
« on: March 03, 2022, 08:50:31 PM »
This is just like the mens game.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / RMU
« on: March 01, 2022, 07:50:43 PM »
This is hard to watch so far.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Ladies canceled
« on: January 05, 2022, 10:05:13 PM »
This weeks women's games at Wright State and Northern Kentucky are cancelled. Covid-19 at both schools.



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YSU Penguin Athletics / The wolf man
« on: January 01, 2022, 02:32:20 PM »
In the first half the tv did a little talk about Eric W. being the O line coach for Kentucky. Seems he is doing well and he looked happy!

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YSU Penguin Athletics / playoffs
« on: November 21, 2021, 01:14:04 PM »
Looks to me that every team we beat this year made the play-offs.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Women's BB
« on: November 19, 2021, 08:09:44 AM »

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YSU Penguin Athletics / ND game day
« on: November 06, 2021, 01:40:06 PM »
Not sure why we thought about going for two on the first td, but it worked out

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YSU Penguin Athletics / All about the money
« on: October 12, 2021, 09:31:32 PM »
Per Dana Balash

YSU athletics will pocket more than $3 million in football "money games" through 2027
The biggest payday was this season at Michigan State & YSU received $750,000.

Since 2005 the Youngstown State football team has been playing the so called "money games" against Power Five schools and received millions of dollars for the athletic department and the majority of time a loss.

Since their first "money game" at Pittsburgh, September 24, 2005  the Penguins have played 15 payday games and have only one win, 31-17 against the Panthers on September 1, 2012.

"Our community stuck by us and this win was for our community," said then head coach Eric Wolford following that game.

Now, these games are an every year occurrence for the Penguins. (So far no "money game" is scheduled for 2023)

From this years game at Michigan State, in which the Penguins were paid $750,000, through scheduled "money games" through 2027, Youngstown State will bring home $3.6 million dollars.

The breakdown includes:

2021   Michigan State        $750,000

2022  Kentucky                  $550,000

2023  ??????????

2024 Pittsburgh                $450,000

2025 Michigan State        $725,000

2026 Kentucky                 $575,000

2027 Maryland                 $600,000

(The contracts for each game was obtained through the Freedom of Information Act)

Youngstown was scheduled to play at Akron in 2020 and were guaranteed $300,000. That game was cancelled due to covid-19.

In comparison, Akron, an FBS school earned $3.6 million in two games this season. The Zips brought home $1.8 million each for games at Auburn & Ohio State.

YSU officials say the money earned in these games goes to the athletic department to help all sports.

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