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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: YSU football - game discussions
« on: July 27, 2022, 05:24:40 PM »
The Duquesne game makes me very anxious.

When Duquesne beat Ohio last season, it was the Bobcats version of our "Butler fiasco."  Later in the year, Duquense lost to Sacred Heart and Saint Francis. They don't have enough talent to beat us; we can most a$$uredly beat ourselves.

Our coaches are recruiting much better than the lazy Pelini.  We are coming off this staff's first legitimate full off-season in the weight room. If the strength training has improved it should remedy our deficiencies on both lines.  I think that we have the skilled athletes to be pretty good.

I hope that you are correct!

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: YSU football - game discussions
« on: July 27, 2022, 06:59:48 AM »
The Duquesne game makes me very anxious.

Who woulda thunk it?


YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: 2022-23 Men’s Basketball Schedule
« on: July 13, 2022, 07:07:12 AM »
Didn't keep us in the bracketology for long!


He has done a good job and I hate to see him go. With that said, I suspect that he will have to come up with a new hobby to keep busy. Folks like him thrive on that 24 - 7 schedule and constantly addressing issues.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Jim Tressel stepping down as YSU President
« on: June 22, 2022, 09:24:34 PM »

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.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: 2023 football commit
« on: June 21, 2022, 06:50:32 AM »
As I recall they were twins and I believe from Fitch.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: YSU Baseball
« on: June 10, 2022, 10:05:36 AM »
Unfortunately, the university was unable to acquire all the property between Fifth and Belmont and between Lincoln and the service road. We could have constructed an awesome sports complex that served baseball, track, soccer, softball, lacrosse, and tennis. The opportunity for an on-campus baseball facility is now gone. The facilities that have been squeezed into the available space are fantastic.

There is one other possibility, not on campus but on the edge of downtown. There is one more large tract of former steel mill property just east of the South Avenue bridge, opposite side of the Covelli Center. That land could house an all-turf baseball field that could accommodate YSU, high schools, and amateur baseball during the summer. I wonder if anybody ever gave that some consideration.

I thought that I saw where the Women's Sports Complex was still planned in that area. As you said, space is tight again.

What area do you mean?

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: YSU Baseball
« on: May 30, 2022, 08:26:11 AM »
The best spot for baseball would be the M70 lot, but no way to justify the loss of parking for FB and BB M+W games just to play 20 some baseball games.

Harrison would be second best but away from all the other sport venues on campus.

Eastwood is a nice venue and better that nothing but on campus would be so much better.

Maybe Baseball is just not in the cards.

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.

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.


Ohio State dishes out $1.9 million to host Kent State in 2026
Youngstown State is receiving $800,000 for its game in 2023.

There's a difference on the field between FBS & FCS football programs and apparently there's a one million dollar difference in payouts.

Youngstown State is receiving $800,000 for its game at Ohio Stadium in 2023.

Ten other non-conference opponents between 2022 & 2028, all FBS schools are receiving at lease one million dollars more.

Arkansas State and Toledo, both who play in Columbus this coming season are each receiving $1.8 million dollars.

The highest payout goes to Connecticut in 2025. They'll receive $1.95 million.

Western Kentucky, who plays the Buckeyes next year are receiving $1.8 million.

Kent State, who agreed to play at Ohio Stadium in 2026 is getting $1.9 million dollars.  Ball State, is also getting $1.9 million for a game in 2026.

For the record my dislike for the game is simply because I hate the arrogance of everything a$$ociated with that school and would rather have nothing to do with them.

I have no problem playing 1 or 2 money games a year with the exception of the "zits and can't" until they come to our house.

Not happy about the game, but interested to see how much we will get.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Lady Birds Basketball Sign Two
« on: April 19, 2022, 11:04:38 AM »
Both seem to be nice pickups!

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