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YSU Penguin Athletics / Women's BB news
« on: April 08, 2022, 08:04:10 PM »
We picked up a guard in the transfer portal. Played with Paige Shy in high school.  Hopefully can help fill the large gap left by graduation of Olson.

Also, IUPUI coach moved on to Butler. I expect that he will take the few remaining good players at IUPUI with him. On paper for next year, barring more disturbances in the transfer portal, Green Bay and YSU are the frontrunners.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Fresno State
« on: March 21, 2022, 06:35:23 PM »
Game is listed for telecast on ESPN+

YSU Penguin Athletics / Horizon League Awards
« on: February 28, 2022, 03:03:33 PM »
The Horizon League announced their selections this afternoon.  Looks about right to me.

For the men, Akuchie is second team, Cohill is third.

For the women, Ritz is first team, Olson is second

Ritz and Aulbach are on the all-defensive team

John Barnes is Coach of the Year

YSU Penguin Athletics / Women score critical win at CSU
« on: February 12, 2022, 12:12:46 AM »
Very important win in overtime. Good defense after giving up 26 points in the first quarter (gulp!)  We hit 15 threes for the game, including a trio in a row in overtime, as the dumb CSU coach tried to play us with a zone for most of the evening.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Barnes Reaches 300 win plateau
« on: January 22, 2022, 11:01:27 PM »
It should be noted that John Barnes won his 300th game this afternoon, 144 of them at YSU.  We now stand at 17-2, 11-1 in the league. (don't get me started on the disaster of last week's IUPUI final minute.)

The second half of the league schedule will be tough. Six of the final eight on the road, including contests in inhospitable venues like Milwaukee, Green Bay, CSU, and IUPUI.  But when you play tough defense on virtually every possession, you always have a chance.

24 new players. Most are freshmen with a few jucos. 4 o-line and 4 d-line. 2 qbs, 6'5" from Pittsburgh and Brungard's kid (didn't somebody say he was being recruited as a db?) Only one wr, the 6'6" kid from Elyria Catholic. Several Ohio kids played on teams that won state titles or made deep playoff runs.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Women win again
« on: December 02, 2021, 11:47:40 PM »
Playing without their leading scorer and rebounder (word circulating around Beeghly was Covid) the women clawed, scratched, and hustled their way to a 58-50 win over Milwaukee. The ugly win under the circumstances was perfectly acceptable.

YSU Penguin Athletics / The Schedule gets easier next season
« on: November 18, 2021, 05:21:46 PM »
Obviously, Northern Iowa, South Dakota State, and North Dakota State destroyed us up front. Based on the schedules posted by the fans from Northern Iowa and South Dakota State, we do not play those two schools in 2022 and 2023.

Next year's home schedule was published in the basketball program:

Sept. 3    Duquesne
Sept. 10  Dayton
Oct. 8      North Dakota
Oct. 15    Indiana State
Oct. 29    South Dakota
Nov. 19   Southern Illinois

That means road games with North Dakota State, Missouri State, Illinois State, and Western Illinois, plus one money game (Kentucky?)

Good crowd of over 1300 for the women's game last evening. I was amazed that the new student section in the north bleachers had attracted several hundred.  Most stayed until the conclusion and the noise helped our team prevail despite a bad shooting night. Previous attempts to build a student section had always failed.

I am curious to see if this was a one time phenomenon.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Women win opener on the road
« on: November 09, 2021, 02:21:24 PM »
Just beat Eastern Michigan 70-67.  Five players in double figures. 11-22 from behind the arc.  Good start for this revamped team.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Bowling team advances to the NCAA Final Four
« on: April 08, 2021, 08:38:48 PM »
I realize that 95% of you do not care. And like golf, bowling is more a game than a sport. But these women deserve recognition for their outstanding accomplishment. Seeded #13 (out of 16) going in to the tournament, they defeated #4, #5, and #12 to advance to the final four. And this team has been in existence for only five years. Congratulations. Give it your best shot tomorrow.

YSU Penguin Athletics / North Dakota game
« on: March 25, 2021, 01:56:35 PM »
The silence about football during this bizarre season is deafening. I could understand that if the team remained as inept as the first two weeks.  But there has been substantial progress over the last three games. 

North Dakota is dangerous because they are accomplished on the ground (206yds.) and in the air (207yds.)  On paper we do not match up at all on offense, but on defense we have the statistical advantage (310 to 374.) They are particularly vulnerable through the air, last in the conference in pa$$ defense (too bad that does not matter for us.)

There are two things that could work in our favor.  North Dakota began with three consecutive home games. This will be their third consecutive road game, and that is tough on anybody.  More importantly, they played NDSU last week. Teams in our conference rarely play particularly well the week after that game.

Only a fool would try to project off of comparative scores.  But North Dakota managed only 21 points at home off of that bad South Dakota team.  They also yielded 153 yards rushing to that nonexistent South Dakota ground game (129 after you reduce the lost yardage from four sacks.)

This Saturday will be an excellent measuring stick as we look ahead to next fall.

Illinois State just canceled the rest of their season with four games remaining.  This has nothing to do with Covid. Their coach just stated that he has too many injuries and must prevent more to be competitive in the fall. This travesty is much worse than what Indiana State did. This demands disciplinary action from the MVFC offices. You can not brag about being the elite FCS conference and let stuff like this happen.

YSU Penguin Athletics / League Basketball Schedules
« on: November 04, 2020, 06:00:59 PM »
The league schedules for both the men and women are now posted on the YSU athletics site.  Once again the Horizon League did us no favors.  Both the men and women play the first two weekends on the road.  The league also determined that there will be no fans for league games played in December.  Attendance at non-conference games is up to the individual school.

YSU Penguin Athletics / Today would have been Opening Day
« on: September 05, 2020, 12:58:25 PM »
Just in case you need to feel even more depressed, you get to celebrate the non-start of the season today. At least we know that sooner or later, football will return.  How would you like to be affiliated with one of the Horizon League schools that refuses to play football?  You would suffer this terrible, empty feeling every September.

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