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YSU Penguin Athletics / New Board Theme for Phones and Tablets
« Last post by IAA Fan on August 07, 2022, 11:38:07 AM »
We now have a new theme that can be used more easily on your mobile devices. It is called "vVide". I know that it is not Red & White as of yet,  but it will be much nicer to use on your phones and tablets. It will work well on your computer as well.

Here is how to load it:

1. Write down you Username and Pa$$word.
2. Click on "Profile" at the top of the forum.
3. Under 'Modify Profile' on the left side, Click on "Look and Layout".
4. Beside "Current Theme" click on 'Change'.
5. Scroll to the bottom and under "vVide", choose 'Use this Theme'.


Feel free to ask any questions in this thread, or give any opinions. This does not mean that you cannot continue to use the Current Red & White theme. Using the above steps, you can always change your theme, I just think that those that use their mobile devices will like this new "vVide" theme.

Since the theme is new, it may not have your ID and pa$$word stored, so write it down before you change. If you do not remember your pa$$word and need it' you can click on the link right below where you normally sign in, or feel free to send me a message or post in here. DO NOT POST YOUR Pa$$WORD IN THE FORUM. We will never hand out or post your pa$$word.
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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: YSU football starts Fall camp
« Last post by YSU45 on August 07, 2022, 09:42:28 AM »
Any word on how things are going?  Any freshman pushing for playing time?
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YSU Penguin Athletics / Tickets and Parking Pa$$es Arrived
« Last post by IAA Fan on August 07, 2022, 09:32:14 AM »
Tickets are here!!!
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Youngstown State bowlers Hope Bunk and Lyndsay Ennis have each qualified for match play at the 2022 Teen Masters Bowling Championships. This is the 25th annual running of the tournament, which is being held at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich., near Detroit.

Bunk, an incoming freshman from Billings, Mont., leads the field of 74 bowlers, and Ennis, a sophomore from Conway, S.C., is sixth in the standings through 24 games of qualifying.

Bunk averaged 201.33 in qualifying and totaled 4,832 pins over her 24 games. That total is 10 pins better than second-place Rachel Moore and 15 pins higher than third-place Abbie Leiendecker, and the fourth-place bowler is 105 pins behind Bunk. Ennis averaged 194.04 with a total of 4,657 pins over 24 games.

Match play begins Friday at noon, and all 12 qualifiers who made the cut will bowl 12 games over two sessions to determine the tournament champion. Bowlers who win each head-to-head game receive 30 bonus pins to add to their scratch total, and the athlete with the highest grand total of scratch pins plus bonus pins will claim the title.

Bowling in six-game blocks over the first three days of qualifying, Bunk started with a set of 1,135 on Monday before posting a 1,237 and 1,217 over the next two days. Ennis, meanwhile, had sets of 1,125 and 1,138 to start before firing a 1,252 on the third day to make the cut of the top 19 bowlers. In the final session of qualifying on Thursday, Bunk posted her best set of the week with a 1,243, and Ennis rolled a 1,142 to stay in the top 12 for match play.

Ennis has been a strong performer at Teen Masters in each of the last four summers. Last season she finished fourth, and she was 13th in 2020 and 10th in 2019. Last month at the Junior Gold Championships, Ennis qualified for match play in 15th place and finished in a tie for ninth.

Bowlers at the Teen Masters Bowling Championships are restricted to using only one ball, a PBA SKILL Ball, throughout the week. There is also a dual pattern set up on pairs of lanes with a long pattern on one lane and a short pattern on the other.

Updates during Friday's competition will be posted at https://www.teenmasterschampionships.com/standings
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YSU Penguin Athletics / Collin Floyd Joins YSU Baseball Coaching Staff
« Last post by IAA Fan on August 05, 2022, 11:16:18 AM »
Former Youngstown State baseball standout Collin Floyd has joined the program as an a$$istant coach, Head Coach Dan Bertolini announced on Thursday.

"Collin Floyd has been a staple of the Youngstown State baseball program, and we couldn't be more excited to add him to our coaching staff," Bertolini said. "As a player, he embodied what the Penguin Way is all about and I know he will do a great job on our staff."

Floyd, a native of Akron, Ohio, was a standout member of the YSU baseball team from 2016-21. He became YSU's all-time strikeout leader on April 2, 2021, with the 266th strikeout of his career, breaking Aaron Swenson's previous record of 265, which had stood since 2010. Floyd finished his career with 323 strikeouts, which ranks second in Horizon League history. He became YSU's all-time leader in games started with the 50th start of his career on April 9, 2021, surpa$$ing Blake Aquadro's previous mark of 49 starts, which had stood since 2013. Floyd finished his career with 57 games started, and he ranks third in YSU history with 318.2 innings pitched. He became just the third player in program history and the first since Swenson (2007-10) to reach 300 career innings pitched.

As a sixth-year senior in 2021, Floyd enjoyed one of the greatest seasons by a pitcher in YSU history. He was named Horizon League Pitcher of the Year and First-Team All-Horizon League after posting a 9-4 record, a 2.58 ERA and 108 strikeouts in 101.1 innings pitched over 15 starts. He became just the fourth player in school history, and the first since Aaron Swenson in 2008, to earn conference Pitcher of the Year honors. Floyd tied the single-season school record of nine wins that was set by Joe Herubin in 1989 while his 2.58 ERA ranks as the seventh-lowest mark in school history and the lowest since Dave Dravecky had a 2.21 ERA over 61 innings in 1977. Floyd's 108 strikeouts rank as the second most in a season in school history, and they were the most by a YSU pitcher since Brad Hennessey set the single-season school record with 126 in 2001. He became just the third player in program history to record 100 strikeouts in a season. Floyd set a new single-season school record with 101.1 innings pitched, surpa$$ing the previous mark of 99.2 innings that was set by Swenson in 2010. He was also named to the ABCA/Rawlings East All-Region First Team following the 2021 campaign. In addition, Floyd was named the Joseph F. Malmisur YSU Male Student-Athlete of the Year for 2020-21.

After missing the 2019 season due to an injury, Floyd finished with a 2-1 record, a 2.74 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 23 innings pitched during the shortened 2020 campaign. He was named Second-Team All-Horizon League as a junior in 2018 after posting a 3-8 record, a 4.41 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 69.1 innings pitched over 12 starts. As a sophomore in 2017, Floyd finished with a 1-7 record, a 6.72 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 65.2 innings over 18 appearances and 13 starts. As a freshman in 2016, he posted a 2-7 record, a 6.52 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 59.1 innings over 14 appearances and 13 starts. Floyd had the most strikeouts by a YSU freshman since Justin Thomas struck out 80 batters in 2003.

Floyd was a two-time member of the Horizon League All-Academic Team during his career. He graduated from Youngstown State in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in marketing management, and he earned his Master of Business Administration in digital marketing from YSU in 2021.
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YSU Penguin Athletics / Mantoris Robinson Named Basketball a$$istant Coach
« Last post by IAA Fan on August 05, 2022, 11:13:52 AM »
Youngstown State men's basketball Head Coach Jerrod Calhoun announced Thursday that 10-year college coaching veteran Mantoris Robinson has joined the program as an a$$istant coach.

"We are thrilled to welcome Mantoris and his family to Youngstown," Calhoun said. "He is a tremendous addition to our coaching staff, and his familiarity with our culture and system will enable him to hit the ground running.

"Manny was a major part of building our championship program at Fairmont State, and we know he can help us continue to build our championship program here. He has championship DNA, starting as a player at Winthrop and continuing through his coaching career. He'll be a terrific mentor for our players."

Robinson, a two-time Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Year while playing at Winthrop, spent last season at East Tennessee State and has 10 years of experience at the collegiate level. Prior to ETSU, Robinson coached three years at The College of Charleston for Head Coach Earl Grant, spent four seasons at Appalachian State and two years at Fairmont State with Calhoun.

He replaces Chinedu Nwachukwu, who accepted a position with the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies.

"This is an exciting opportunity for Coach Chin," Calhoun said. "He did a terrific job for our university, and I cannot thank him enough for sharing his talents with our program.

"While we will miss him here in Youngstown, we're thrilled for him to move up to the NBA. He will be a great a$$et to the Grizzlies, and we wish him nothing but the best."

Last season at ETSU, Robinson helped the Buccaneers to 15 wins and four players earned All-Southern Conference postseason accolades.

During his time at The College of Charleston, the Cougars were one of the top teams nationally in fewest turnovers, ranking in the top 20 all three years. In his first year in Charleston, Robinson helped guide the Cougars to a 24-9 record and a 12-6 mark in CAA play. The Cougars advanced to the semifinals of the 2018 CAA Tournament, while also knocking off Memphis in the AdvoCare Invitational and defeated VCU on the road during regular season play. Overall, five Cougars earned all-CAA honors under Robinson's watch, while two players received Student-Athlete of the Year accolades.

Robinson spent four seasons as an a$$istant coach at Appalachian State under head coach Jim Fox from 2014-18. The Mountaineers transitioned from the Southern Conference to the Sun Belt Conference in Robinson's first season, and he helped guide App State to its first Sun Belt Tournament win. Appalachian State had four All-Sun Belt selections during Robinson's time in Boone, N.C.

Prior to his time with the Mountaineers, Robinson spent two seasons at Fairmont State, where he helped Calhoun and the Falcons to back-to-back 20-win seasons and an NCAA Division II Tournament appearance in 2012-13. During his time at Fairmont State, Robinson coached five all-conference selections, and helped guide the Falcons to a two-year record of 43-19.

Robinson played at Winthrop with YSU Director of Operations Paul Molinari from 2006-10  where he helped guide the Eagles to three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a first-round win over Notre Dame in 2007. Robinson played in 126 career games, totaling 755 points, 593 rebounds, 138 steals and 137 a$$ists. The 6-foot-5 forward, was named MVP of the 2010 Big South Tournament.

As a prep star at Butler, he was an all-state and all-conference performer and helped lead his team to a 28-3 mark as a senior. He also played for one season at Fork Union Military Academy before beginning his collegiate career at Winthrop.

A native of Charlotte, Robinson graduated from Winthrop in 2010 with a degree in business and earned a master's degree in business administration at Fairmont State in 2014. He is married to Ja'Lisa (née Bradshaw) Robinson and the couple has three children, two daughters and a son.
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YSU Penguin Athletics / Meet The Team Event Presented by WFMJ Set for Saturday
« Last post by IAA Fan on August 05, 2022, 11:10:33 AM »
Youngstown State football fans can get a great chance to get to know the members of the 2022 YSU Football team at the "Meet the Penguins" presented by WFMJ on Saturday, August 6 at Stambaugh Stadium.

The free event is set for 1-2:30 p.m. where fans can get autographs, photos and interact with the members of the 2022 Penguins.

Fans can try on a YSU uniform, clock their 40-yard dash time, kick field goals, enjoy inflatables and toss footballs around with members of the team and the coaching staff. Pete the Penguin and members of the YSU spirit squad will also be in attendance.

The YSU Athletic Ticket Office will be open from 12:30-2:30 p.m. for those interested in buying season tickets for the upcoming campaign. Tickets for season opener on Sept. 3 vs. Duquesne will also be available.

Parking will be available in the M-70 Lot across Fifth Avenue from Stambaugh Stadium. Fans can look for members of the YSU Spirit Squad who will be directing fans into Stambaugh Stadium.

For more information contact the YSU Athletic Ticket Office at (330) 941-1YSU.
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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: YSU football starts Fall camp
« Last post by dwj on August 04, 2022, 08:34:07 AM »
It’s good to see the program getting local media attention.
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YSU Penguin Athletics / YSU football starts Fall camp
« Last post by Double ET on August 04, 2022, 05:36:59 AM »
From today’s Tribune and Vindy:

Penguins begin fall camp with excitement

LOCAL SPORTS
AUG 4, 2022

JOEL WHETZEL
Staff writer
jwhetzel@tribtoday.com
 
 

Correspondent photo / Robert Hayes YSU head coach Doug Phillips speaks to his team following their first practice of fall camp yesterday afternoon.

YOUNGSTOWN — The excitement was palpable Wednesday morning at Stambaugh Stadium, as Youngstown State began its fall camp ahead of of its Sept. 3 season opener against Duduesne and the rest of the 2022 season.

“It’s like Christmas morning; it’s like opening presents,” said YSU coach Doug Phillips. “But that’ll wear off, and then it’s like Groundhog Day because we’re going to do this for the next 24 days. To be able to overcome that adversity, the mental toughness side of it, that’s what I’m anxious to see. But we’ve had a hard offseason, so hopefully that prepared our kids for a hard preseason camp.”


The Penguins are seeking to improve from their 3-7 mark a season ago. Of those seven losses, three were to opponents which YSU led entering the fourth quarter.

Taking the next step begins with the offense, says quarterback Demeatric Crenshaw.

“It’s really on me and the offense,” he said. “If we click, I feel like we’re going to do really well.”

Crenshaw enters his sophomore campaign after earning Missouri Valley Football Conference Freshman of the Year honors last season. He accumulated 791 yards and six touchdowns pa$$ing and added 585 yards and seven touchdowns rushing.


He took first-team reps Wednesday, along with tailback Jaleel McLaughlin, who was named to the watch list for the Walter Payton Award, given to the top offensive player in the FCS. Up front, the Penguins return nearly all of last season’s starting unit, and each of the returners started in at least five games last season.

At receiver, Bryce Oliver hauled in a deep catch at one point during team drills. C.J. Charleston and Latrell Fordham, a transfer from Eastern Michigan, also worked into the mix.

Also of note on the offensive side, Alliance product Brandon Alexander has moved from quarterback to wide receiver. Springfield alum Beau Brungard is working out with quarterbacks behind Crenshaw and Mitch Davidson, who took second-team reps.

“They’re all looking good,” Crenshaw a$$essed. “The (offensive) line, I can’t wait to see what they’re going to do. They’re bigger, stronger, faster. So that’s what I would say jumps out to me.”

Defensively, the line also returns plenty of experience, including Dylan Wudke and James Jackson on the ends and Chris Fitzgerald, Hunter Allen and Andres Lehrmann, among others, are also back. The linebackers lost Grant Dixon, but brought in Western Illinois transfer Greg Benton, who joins a corps that includes Griffin Hoak, who had the second-most tackles on the team last year.

The secondary welcomed Ohio State transfer Marcus Hooker to its ranks Wednesday. He joins a unit that includes Warren G. Harding graduate Troy Jackubec as well as Quincy Lenton, Tyjon Jones and others with significant playing experience.

So far, Phillips likes how the Penguins have started.

“We’re lightyears ahead of where we were if you look at Day 1 a year ago to now,” he said. “That spring and what that allowed us to do with the kids, if you ask all of our players, their football IQs are up. They know the offense; they know the defense.”

Of the defense, he added, “We have to be sound. We have to be fundamentally sound. To come out here and work those fundamentals, that’s got to be the focus.”

And it’s that day-by-day process Phillips wants his team to focus on the most.

“If you go in the locker room, there’s not one opponent up on the schedule,” he noted. “We’re focusing on the Penguins. Where do we need to get better? Where do we need to build depth? That competition at every position and finding ways to come out every day and find a way to get better as a team (are the focus).”
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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: 2022 Football Roster
« Last post by Kandrase on August 03, 2022, 10:39:14 AM »
Just an FYI 125 is the roster limit for CFB in D1

Actually it might be 100, I’m seeing conflicted sources nvm
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