Penguin Insiders Podcast

The Youngstown State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is excited to announce the Penguin Insiders Podcast, a brand new podcast that will be focused solely on Youngstown State athletics. The show is available on, SoundCloud and iTunes with new episodes released weekly.

Youngstown State student broadcasters Drae Smith and Mike Yourstowsky provide inside access to Penguin athletics by conducting interviews with student-athletes, coaches, staff members and supporters. The show recaps recent results and previews upcoming events while providing analysis and insight into various YSU sports teams. The Penguin Insiders Podcast will also help to provide fans with updates and reminders regarding ticket information, game times, schedule updates/changes and any other special announcements.

Smith, a Youngstown State graduate, is currently working as a graduate assistant with the YSU Athletics Communications Department while he pursues his master's degree. He is also the sideline reporter for radio broadcasts of YSU Football and a radio play-by-play announcer for YSU Women's Basketball.

Yourstowsky, a sports broadcasting major at YSU, is a student-intern with Athletics Communications who handles video and talent duties for women's basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball on ESPN3 and YouTube. He is also an executive producer and host on "The Penguin Rundown" which is posted weekly on the YSUsports YouTube page, and he hosts the first hour of the Penguin Playbook radio show on Monday at 6 p.m.