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YSU Penguin Athletics / INSTANT REPLAY
« on: September 11, 2017, 12:08:27 PM »
Anyone know why the potential TD catches of Patterson and Scott did not go to instant reply review?

« on: November 17, 2016, 12:30:14 PM »
From Craig Haley at STATS

(STATS) - Talk surrounding the FCS playoffs this weekend will center around who's in and who's out of the 24-team field.
When the seeded teams with first-round byes begin play in two weeks, the excitement figures to center around the biggest possible change to the field - fresher matchups rather than the same 'ol, same 'ol.
While the NCAA Division I FCS selection committee will make the pairings regional when possible, beginning this year, conferences with four or more competing teams will be split over both sides of the bracket.
In each of the first three playoffs since they were expanded to 24 in 2013, there has been at least two conferences with four or more qualifiers. This year, the Big Sky, CAA Football, Missouri Valley and Southern conferences are all strong candidates to reach that number.
"Hopefully what it means," Brian Hutchinson, chair of the selection committee, said Wednesday, "is that it's more exciting to our fans that they're not watching the same game they've already seen before, at least something similar to what they've seen before, that they're going to see really good quality opponents, and playing in different places than they've played. If that's what that means and it generates a little bit more excitement about the championship, then I think that's probably a very, very good thing."
The change in policy occurred following conference unrest over last year's field, which included all five qualifiers from the Missouri Valley Football Conference being placed in one half of the bracket through regionalization, which can minimize travel and expenses.
The playoffs consist of 10 conference champions which receive automatic bids and 14 at-large selections. There are eight first-round games on Nov. 26, with the winners advancing to meet the seeded teams in the second round. The championship game will be held Jan. 7 in Frisco, Texas.
Six of last year's eight second-round games had been played during the regular season - three were between teams from the same conference. That is less likely to happen this year.
"I do think it's very possible that we have an opportunity for a little bit less regionalization this year than we've had in previous years," Hutchinson said. "One, because of who the teams are that are vying for the championship and, two, because we have a little more flexibility in our bracketing principles to ensure that we avoid some common seasonal matchups. It's not something we've talked about specifically yet, but in sort of reading the tea leaves, I think that's where we are."
The other big change for the committee has been the release of Top 10 rankings each of the last three weeks, intended to create interest in the playoffs and basically a preview to what teams could earn seeds.
Hutchinson says the margin between the top six ranked teams has been "razor-thin" and is part of the reason that, as all six have continued to win games, Sam Houston State dropped from No. 2 to No. 5 in the second ranking, Jacksonville State dropped from No. 1 to No. 3 in the third and final ranking, and North Dakota State rose from No. 4 to No. 1 over the final two rankings.
"It's not that significant if you know how closely ranked they were in terms of just the way our point system works," Hutchinson said.
Hutchinson, who is the Morehead State athletic director, said the biggest factors when evaluating a team for the field are overall record, results against Division I opponents, record against other conferences that have automatic qualifiers, head-to-head results against other potential qualifiers, common opponents' records and the Simple Rating System, which quantifies the strength of a team's schedule.

« on: September 20, 2016, 12:20:55 PM »
Anyone know the status of these two?  I thought they might be hurt, but I did not see them on the sidelines in either of the home games.

« on: August 31, 2016, 10:27:56 AM »
I expect 7-4 and a trip to the playoffs.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Nwadiogbu and Squiric
« on: November 09, 2015, 12:31:25 PM »
Anyone know the status of these two?  They were both listed on the depth chart for Saturday's game, but haven't played in the last two games, and I did not see either one on the sidelines Saturday.

YSU Penguin Athletics / STUDENT SECTION
« on: November 09, 2015, 12:22:11 PM »
Hey YoShow,

Was that you in the student section wearing nothing but a pair of boxers and a sports coat?

YSU Penguin Athletics / Nwadiogbu and Kelly
« on: October 12, 2015, 12:41:20 PM »
Anyone know why these two didn't play?  Guins gave up 220 yards rushing, so these guys could've helped.

« on: October 24, 2013, 12:28:40 PM »
With the Guins getting healthy this weekend, here are some FCS games I'll be scoreboard watching.

Northern Iowa @ SDSU - SDSU loses and they are out of the playoff picture
Duquesne @ Bryant
Dayton @ Morehead St - the Dukes and Flyers are both in the running for conference championships
Samford @ Wolford - both undefeated in the SoCon
EWU @ Montana - EWU undefeated in the Big Sky, Montana only one loss on the season
SC State @ Bethune-Cookman - both undefeated in the MEAC
Eastern Il @ TN State - both undefeated in the OVC

YSU Penguin Athletics / Running Backs
« on: September 30, 2013, 02:27:13 PM »
Anyone know the status of Bellamy or Hymes?  I like what I've seen from Ruiz, but he hasn't impressed me to the point where I feel he should get all the carries.  If Hymes and Bellamy are healthly, I'd like to see what they can do.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Ed Muransky
« on: March 19, 2013, 01:08:50 PM »
Bobby Hannon said at yesterday's Curbstone Coaches' meeting that Ed will not be joining him in the radio booth this fall.  Any former assistant coaches or players in the area that would make a good replacement?

« on: February 08, 2013, 01:17:27 PM »
With a new class coming in, here are the all-MVFC 1st and 2nd team members that Wolford has brought in.

Mark Pratt - 2011 - 2nd
Andrew Johnson - 2011 - 2nd
Chris Elkins - 2012 - 1st
Will Shaw - 2012 - 2nd

YSU Penguin Athletics / Darrell Hazell and YSU
« on: December 06, 2012, 08:39:24 AM »
I remember Darrell's name being mentioned on here for the YSU job, but does anyone know if he actually applied or was interviewed for it?

YSU Penguin Athletics / Horizon League Power Poll 11.25.12
« on: November 29, 2012, 09:49:21 PM »

I pulled this off of PantherU.  Jimmy over there has been posting this on a weekly basis.  What do you think of asking Jimmy or Mitchell to post it here each week?

Your fourth Horizon League Power Poll for the 2012-13 season, ladies and gentlemen:
1. Valparaiso (9)
 2. Detroit
 3. Cleveland State
 4. UIC
 5. Green Bay
 6. Youngstown State
 7. Wright State
 8. Milwaukee
 9. Loyola
Voting panel: Tom Mieskoski (CSU), Reggie Hall (Detroit), Brian Dickmann (Green Bay), Chris Burrows (Loyola), Josh Griesbach (Milwaukee), Lee Kolodziej (UIC), Hank Curry (Valpo), Charles Grove (WSU), Mitchell Friedman (YSU)
Fun facts:
- Valparaiso has not left the top spot, but for the first time they were the unanimous #1.
- YSU's drop from 2nd to 6th and Milwaukee's drop from 4th to 8th were the biggest drops this week; UIC's jump from 8 to 4 was the biggest jump.
- Loyola, the ninth-place team, was only voted ninth three times.
- Milwaukee had votes as high as 3rd and low as 9th.

- The difference between 3rd and 6th was only four points.
- Detroit was a solid 23 points ahead of Cleveland State.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Youngstown connections at FAU
« on: September 28, 2012, 02:58:42 PM »
Someone told me that YSU was trying to schedule FAU in 2013 or 2014, so I was checking out their web site.  I did not find anything to confirm this, but I was surprised at how many Youngstown, YSU, or MVFC connections their coaching stafff has.  I knew local guy Carl Pelini had been hired as their head coach, but thought it sort of odd that so many of these guys have connections to Youngstown.

Pete Rekstis - DC - played and coached at YSU
Brian Wright - OC - coached at YSU
Ross Watson - graduated from Austintown Fitch
Jovan Dewitt - coached at Northern Iowa the previous 3 seasons
Luke Meadows - coached at South Dakota State the pevious 10 seasons

YSU Penguin Athletics / DUBEM NWADIOGBU
« on: September 10, 2012, 01:20:33 PM »
Anyone know why "Bam" did not play Saturday?

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