The Youngstown State football team worked out for nearly two hours in snowy conditions at Stambaugh Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. The Ice Castle lived up to its name, but the Penguins took it in stride and enjoyed the chance to play in the conditions.
Head Coach Eric Wolford switched the practice routine with the team periods coming early in the workout and individual work coming later. It was the fifth practice of the spring for YSU.
The Penguins were in high spirits throughout the workout. Snow began falling around 2 p.m. and after letting up, picked up considerably about 20 minutes into Wednesday's practice.
"The players had fun and we did some good work there in early on," Wolford said. "We cut practice a little bit short there because I didn't want to get anybody hurt and the snow was getting pretty thick out there on the field.
"If we go where we want to go, we will probably have to play in a game like this with this type of element. It will be good for us to see on film who stepped up and did some good things today."
With Spring Ball one-third of way complete, Coach Wolford said he has seen many positives.
"I've been encouraged by the overall team chemistry," Wolford said. "I think that guys are holding each other a lot more accountable for how they are performing on the field. I see it in the locker room, I see it in the weight room
YSU will workout on Friday at 4 p.m. at Stambaugh Stadium. The first scrimmage of the spring is set for Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.
Upcoming Spring Schedule (All Practices at Stambaugh Stadium)
April 1 - Practice | 4 p.m.
April 2 - Scrimmage | 10 a.m.
April 4 - Practice | 4 p.m.
April 6 - Practice | 4 p.m.
April 8 - Practice | 4 p.m.
April 9 - Scrimmage | 10 a.m.
April 10 - FCA Banquet (Coach Wolford guest speaker) | 6 p.m.
April 11 - Practice | 4 p.m.
April 12 - Bob Dove Luncheon | Noon
April 13 - Practice | 4 p.m.
April 15 - Women's Coaching Clinic | 5:30 p.m.
April 15 - Practice | 6:30 p.m.
April 16 - Spring Game | 12:05 p.m.
April 17 - No Stone Unturned Pancake Breakfast at Mt. Carmel
May 6 - Football Alumni Reunion - Youngstown Country Club
For Season Ticket or Spring Game information contact the YSU Athletics Ticket Office at (330) 941-1978.