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YSU Penguin Athletics / Meet and Greet the new YSU Football Coach
« on: February 25, 2020, 11:32:49 PM »
The Curbstone Coaches are announcing that the organization is hosting the new YSU football coach Doug Phillips in a traditional "Greet and Meet Event" on Monday March 16, 2020 at the Avion Banquet Center 2177 Western Reserve Road in Canfield Ohio. The event cost is $13 which includes a buffet dinner.

Coach Phillips will speak about the future of Youngstown State University football program and the upcoming 2020 season.

Reservations can be made by calling any one of these numbers:
330-506-6774, 330-550-1131, 330-506-9947
or direct to the banquet center at 330-758-4140

The event is open to the public and all are welcome.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Rick Love addressing the
« on: April 30, 2019, 05:56:56 AM »
By Greg Gulas
sports@vindy.com
BEAVER TOWNSHIP
For the past 22 years, a$$ociate athletic director Rick Love has been a mainstay in the Youngstown State athletics marketing department.
Love, who has won multiple awards for his his game-day football program, told the Curbstone Coaches during Monday’s weekly meeting at Avion Banquet Center that YSU will celebrate its storied sports history this year by honoring three teams that will mark milestone anniversaries.
“This year isn’t over and we’re already preparing for next year,” Love said. “We have three very special teams to honor during the 2019-20 school year. It’s the 40th anniversary of the 1979 YSU football team, the first team to advance to the national title game, and the 25th anniversary of our 1994 Division I-AA national championship team.
“It’s also the 20th anniversary of head coach Ed DiGregorio’s women’s basketball team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament, so it will be a very special year.”
Love’s primary responsibility is to oversee external relations of the athletic department, including sponsorships, marketing, promotions, tickets and sports information.
His concentration is building partnerships with local, regional and national companies as part of the department’s corporate partner program.
“We work with our partners on game program and scoreboard advertising, the Penguin radio network, game-day giveaways as well as promotions, tickets, tailgating, loges and Penguin Club events,” he said. “I’m a Hubbard native, still live there and consider myself fortunate to be able to live in my hometown and work at my alma mater. That doesn’t happen very often in college or professional athletics.”
Love has two very distinctive seasons, devoting six months each to game execution and preparation.
“From September through February I work with football, and men’s and women’s basketball game operations,” Love said. “From March to August we meet with all corporate partners and put everything back together for the coming year. In some cases, we work over a year in advance with major sponsors.”

The YSU campus is currently undergoing multiple physical changes with the soon-to-be-completed Don Constantini Multimedia Center at Stambaugh Stadium at the center of the plans.
“The East end of the stands will be the new home to our press box, radio-TV booths, videoboard, public address and instant replay,” Love said. “All game operations will now be housed there, also serving as a cla$$room for telecommunication students during the week. It will also house our sports information department.”
Construction to the East stands will allow the department to convert its original press box and radio booths into four additional loges.
In the works is a new M-82 parking lot.
“Our new M-82 parking lot will be built where the former tennis courts were located [behind the East stands] and a new 350-car lot will serve the campus community during the week,” Love said. “It will serve as a premium tailgate lot on game days, also enhancing our parking options for basketball and events at the WATTS [Watson and Tressel Training Site].
“We’ll continue to utilize the M-70 lot on Fifth Avenue for game-day tailgating, as well as the M-63 lot across from the Barnes & Noble bookstore for corporate hospitality tents.”
Construction began last week on the new Cafaro Field, of which both YSU and Ursuline High School will use and is courtesy of the Cafaro Family. The Penguins will use the field for its new lacrosse program, soccer, summer camps, intramurals and recreation while UHS will use the field for football, soccer and baseball-softball practices.
Tennis courts will now be housed on the West side of Fifth Avenue and become a part of the Covelli Sports Complex area.
“The new indoor tennis facility will break ground later this year and be the new home to men’s and women’s tennis,” Love said. “It affords both teams the opportunity to play and practice year around and like our other facilities, we plan on hosting high school matches and tournaments.”
YSU and Samford kick off the 150th Anniversary of college football when they meet in the Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff Cla$$ic on Aug. 24 in Montgomery, Ala. It’s part of the NCAA’s Week Zero contest and will air on ESPN.
The YSU men’s basketball team will host national power West Virginia at Covelli Centre on Dec. 21.
“Our football team will play in front of a national audience on ESPN and men’s basketball head coach Jerrod Calhoun’s team will play a Power Five school in downtown Youngstown,” Love said. “Eric Ryan and his staff at the Covelli Centre have been instrumental in making this game happen.”

 




 

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YSU Penguin Athletics / NCAA Play-Off Committee announces block buster.
« on: November 01, 2016, 04:49:59 PM »
1AA just heard this on the NDSU forum. Can you research this for clarity. I often miss  what I look at.
Morehead State Athletic Director Brian Hutchinson, the new chair of the FCS Playoffs Committee, dropped the bomb that the committee would be releasing a WEEKLY RANKING on its top ten before Selection Sunday.
The first reveal comes on THURSDAY.

Three points the chair stated in the interview with NDSU broadcasters were 1. Looking to possible start of another bracket.  2. In the tournament the committee will attempt to avoid conference matchups and regional matchups. 3. Games won (strength of schedule) especially the out of conference games (dismissed are games against Division II and NAIA teams) are very important since once the conference schedule begins the strength of conference schedule is all they have to work with. Playing teams such as Eastern Washington and Montana and winning are extremely important.

Remember their are 24 teams selected now but the top ten teams in the early poll certainly meet the criteria now for selection by the NCAA committee. This will be the  first time revelation of where teams stand is publicized well ahead of selection Sunday.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Coach Bo Pelini at Curbstone Monday
« on: July 25, 2015, 01:33:03 PM »
On Monday evening July 27th. at 6:00 PM the Curbstone Coaches will host Youngstown State Head Football Coach in a special "Night with Bo Pelini" at Lucianno's Banquet Center 1739 S. Raccoon Road in Austintown.
Introducing Coach Pelini will be the Voice of Penguin Football Bob Hannon. Doors open at 5:30 PM for seating. 

The event is open to the public and tickets will be available at the door.  The evening buffet is $11 with a $1 50/50 raffle ticket included.

All are invited to attend as Coach Bo Pelini previews the 2015 season.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Sports Network early prediction
« on: October 02, 2012, 05:10:32 PM »
Projections by: Craig Haley for the Sports Network. Seeds are (1) NDSU, (2) Montana State. (3) James Madison, (4) Old Dominion, (5) Ga. Southern.  He has YSU is the lower bracket.  Tenn. State playing N. Arizona in the opening game of that bracket. The winner of that game plays @ James Madison on December 2.

YSU plays at home also on December 2 against E. Kentucky.

YSU beating E. Kentucky would then of course play the winner of Tenn. State versus N.Arizona /James Madison on December 7th.

Montana State seeded (2) is also in the bracket and all they have to do is defeat Sam Houston State and if we keep on winning would play YSU on December 14th.

All of this would set up a possible rematch with NDSU.

Just fun to see the possibilities so look at the link and I am sure it will change from week to week.

http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=cfoot2/indexpic.htm

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YSU Penguin Athletics / The future of YSU basketball
« on: February 04, 2012, 10:58:39 PM »
The season is winding down.  The team has a very good opportunity of finishing high in the standings and awarded a home tournament game.  However, the team could have been better if we could have overcome our weak bench.  So the foundation is there for an equal if not better basketball season next year.  Planning for the future we should consider not renewing a scholarship(s) next year and search for players that can come off the bench, relieve the starters, and contribute.

Who's scholarship would you not renew for the 2012-2013 season.  Amiker freshman, Cole freshman, Choinacki sophmore, Zuicker freshman, Larson freshman.  I feel some of the above have already proven that they can not help YSU. It would be better to have their scholarship to recruit better players. Rank them.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Why not?
« on: December 02, 2011, 11:20:11 PM »
In the mid-major world I am suggesting a challenge between Mid-Major conferences instead of the silly bracket buster game late in the season.  How about a challenge between the Horizon League and the MAC, or the Missouri Valley, or the Atlantic 10 or any other conference.  Could present to the nation some interesting TV match-ups. How about the interest and excitement plus a chance to find out where you stand in the Mid-Major world early.  Might be a money maker and from a rating point of view be very instrumental in getting an at large bid to the dance.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Early info on Valpo Football
« on: September 04, 2011, 09:01:27 PM »
From the Valpo Football page:

Valpo has lost 22 games in a row. Franklin, a 24th ranked Division III team,
defeated them last Saturday 49-35.

Game Notes: Franklin leads the all-time series 12-3 and has now won five
straight meetings … the 35 points scored by the Crusaders were the most
Valpo has tallied since at 47-14 victory at Campbell on Nov. 15, 2008 … Porter’s
interception was the first of his career and his first touchdown … Bryce LaMore
(Manteno, Ill./Bishop McNamara H.S.) also recorded his first collegiate pick … Valpo
was 2-for-2 on fourth down conversions and 3-of-3 scoring in the red zone

Valpo had a 14 point lead early but could not hold the lead.
Returning 6 starters on offense and 6 on defense.  A very young
team that appears to be able to score.  That being said, I don't see
why we should not hold them to a shutout.

The Crusaders totaled 463 yards of offense, including 394 through the air off
of the arm of redshirt freshman Eric Hoffman (Manitowoc, Wis./Lincoln H.S.),
who completed 27-of-42 pa$$es including a touchdown in his collegiate debut.

2011-12 Valpo Football schedule

September 2011       Opponent                     Location                Time/Result
Sat, Sep 3             Franklin                            Brown Field            L 49-35
Sat, Sep 10             at Youngstown State    Youngstown, Ohio    3:00 p.m.
Sat, Sep 17             at Duquesne                     Pittsburgh, Pa.    11:00 a.m.

Sat, Oct 1             Morehead State *             Brown Field             1:00 p.m.
Sat, Oct 8             San Diego *                     Brown Field             1:00 p.m.
Sat, Oct 15             at Butler *                     Indianapolis, Ind.    12:00 p.m.
Sat, Oct 22             at Drake *                     Des Moines, Iowa      1:00 p.m.
Sat, Oct 29             Dayton *                     Brown Field              1:00 p.m.

Sat, Nov 5             at Marist *                     Poughkeepsie, N.Y.  11:00 a.m.
Sat, Nov 12             Campbell *                     Brown Field               1:00 p.m.
Sat, Nov 19             at Davidson *                     Davidson, N.C.      12:00 p.m.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Watts Center
« on: April 14, 2011, 11:11:13 PM »
South Beach and I were inspecting the work in progress at the Watts Center today.  Our comments when we entered the building was a HOLY COW and a WOW! It is Spectacular!  Reminded us of the University of Kentucky's "Blue Barn". The Watts is huge. What an a$$et it will be for us. We were dwarfed by the size and space. All of the netting is no hung and I believe paid for by a special contributor. The weather has improved to the point that the asphalt is being laid down and the steamrollers were hard at work paving.  It reminded me of the work you see on the resurfacing of a highway. The actual field space has been grated and a layer or two of fine granulated mix has  been raked in and also paved, and all is in place for the foundation of the artificial turf.  A lot of hustle and bustle was going on especially with electricians and other specialists at work.  Let's hope that the weather will continue to cooperate and the completion will remain on schedule.

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