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Youngstown State senior tailback Jaleel McLaughlin has been named a preseason first-team All-American by Phil Steele, the organization announced this week. A group of 10 Penguins earned preseason All-MVFC honors by the outlet.

McLaughlin has been receiving numerous preseason accolades which includes being named to the Walter Payton Award Watch List, as well as being a preseason second-team All-American by Stats Perform. He was recognized as a preseason first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection.

YSU players who were tabbed first, second, third or fourth team includes: McLaughlin (first team), offensive lineman Jaison Williams (second team), linebacker Greg Benton Jr. (second team), wide receiver Bryce Oliver (third team), defensive end Dylan Wudke (third team), placekicker Colt McFadden (third team), defensive end James Jackson (fourth team), linebacker Griffin Hoak (fourth team), long snapper Sam Merryman (fourth team) and cornerback Troy Jakubec (fourth team).

 Players Mentioned:

#48 Griffin Hoak
    6' 1"
    220 lbs

#8 James Jackson
    6' 2"
    230 lbs

#2 Troy Jakubec
    6' 1"
    175 lbs

#19 Colt McFadden
    6' 0"
    200 lbs

#8 Jaleel McLaughlin
    5' 9"
    195 lbs

#0 Sam Merryman
    6' 2"
    210 lbs

#0 Bryce Oliver
    6' 1"
    215 lbs

#54 Jaison Williams
    6' 2"
    310 lbs

#17 Dylan Wudke
    6' 4"
    245 lbs

#5 Greg Benton Jr.
    6' 1"
    230 lbs

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Tickets and Parking Pa$$es Arrived
« Last post by Penquin68 on August 09, 2022, 06:05:59 PM »
Yes, mine came last week. I was a renewal in the chair back seats, Penguin Club.
YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Tickets and Parking Pa$$es Arrived
« Last post by IAA Fan on August 09, 2022, 05:54:43 PM »
Did anyone else get theirs?
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.
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?
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!!!
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
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.
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.
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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