2012 YSU Football News Releases

  • #2: Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball Beat BCS Teams
    June 29, 2013
    Youngstown State caught national headlines three times in the first three months of the academic year as the football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams all earned early-season victories over teams from BCS conferences. Those big victories combine as the runner-up for the top storyline in Penguins athletics in 2012-13.
  • #3: Football and Basketball Teams Win 31 Home Games
    June 28, 2013
    In the 40th anniversary season of Beeghly Center and the 30th anniversary season of Stambaugh Stadium, the Youngstown State football and basketball teams combined to win more than 80 percent of its home games in 2012-13. That is the No. 3 story in Penguins athletics in the last academic year.
  • TB Jamaine Cook Added to Texas vs. The Nation Game
    January 29, 2013
    Former Youngstown State tailback Jamaine Cook (Cleveland, Ohio) has been added to the Nation Roster for the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game which will be held this Saturday at Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas.
  • Lamar Mady Invited to Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game
    January 18, 2013
    Former Youngstown State offensive lineman Lamar Mady (Topeka, Kan.) has been selected to play in the Texas vs. The Nation Game on Feb. 2, at Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas.
  • Will Shaw to Play in Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game
    January 09, 2013
    Tucson, Ariz. - Former Youngstown State tight end Will Shaw has been selected to play in the Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game, which is begin played on Friday night at Kino Stadium.
  • Penguins Finish High in NCAA, Valley Football Statistic Rankings
    January 07, 2013
    With the conclusion of the 2012 FCS season on Saturday, the Penguins once again ranked highly among FCS teams in many categories in the NCAA and Missouri Valley Football Conference final statistics.
  • Nick DeKraker Named to FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team
    January 04, 2013
    Frisco, Texas -- Youngstown State senior defensive tackle Nick DeKraker was named to the FCS Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star Team presented by KP Sports on Thursday.
  • Donald Jones, Brandian Ross Have Successful NFL Campaigns
    December 31, 2012
    Former Youngstown State football standouts WR Donald Jones (Buffalo Bills) and CB Brandian Ross (Oakland Raiders) combined to play in 26 games during the 2012 campaign in the NFL.
  • Penguins Add Four Defensive Players; Specialist on Wednesday
    December 19, 2012
    Youngstown State Head Football Coach Eric Wolford announced on Wednesday the addition of five student-athletes who have signed National Letters of Intent to join Penguins' program. All five will join the program in January.
  • Penguins Will Play Seven Home Regular-Season Tilts in 2013
    December 10, 2012
    The Youngstown State football team will play seven home regular-season games next season, including three against FCS playoff teams the Athletic Department announced on Monday. It is just the second seven-game home regular-season slate in school history.
  • 2013 Football Season Tickets Make Great Gifts; Available Now
    December 10, 2012
    Season-ticket packages are now available for the 2013 football season, which for just the second time in school history will feature seven home regular-season games.
  • Two Named First-Team All-MVFC Academic; Childs All-Newcomer Team Pick
    November 28, 2012
    St. Louis, Mo. -- Youngstown State senior defensive tackle Nick DeKraker and junior quarterback Kurt Hess were named first-team Academic All-Missouri Valley Football Conference while Julius Childs was selected to the All-Newcomer Team.
  • Chris Elkins Headlines YSU All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Selections
    November 26, 2012
    Youngstown State junior offensive guard Chris Elkins was named first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference, the league announced on Monday. YSU had six players receive all-conference honors.
  • Penguins Accomplish Much During 2012 Campaign
    November 24, 2012
    The Youngstown State football team opened the season with its best start since 2000, including a win over BCS-member Pittsburgh. The 2012 campaign featured some solid all-around numbers by the seven-win Penguins.
  • Jamaine Cook Finalist for Walter Payton Award
    November 20, 2012
    Youngstown State senior tailback Jamaine Cook is one of 20 finalists for the 2012 Walter Payton Award, which honors the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision. Cook had 1,279 yards on 279 carries and scored a career-high 15 touchdowns in 2012.
  • Chris Elkins Named MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week
    November 19, 2012
    St. Louis, Mo. - Youngstown State junior offensive guard Chris Elkins was selected as the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Offensive Lineman of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
  • Hess Garners League Accolade For Performance Against Indiana State
    November 18, 2012
    Youngstown State junior quarterback Kurt Hess was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Penguins 27-6 victory in the season finale over Indiana State yesterday at Stambaugh Stadium.
  • Late-Scoring Surge Gives Penguins 27-6 Victory Over No. 18 Indiana State
    November 17, 2012
    The Youngstown State football team used a late-scoring surge and a rode a stalwart defensive effort to a 27-6 Senior Day win over Missouri Valley Football Conference foe No. 18 Indiana State on Saturday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium.
  • Senior Day Set As Penguins Take on Indiana State
    November 16, 2012
    The Youngstown State football team will look to send 14 seniors out with a victory and remain in the playoff conversation against Indiana State on Saturday at Stambaugh Stadium. A win over the Sycamores gives the Penguins seven Division-I victories for the first time since 2006.
  • Crucial Matchup on Tap As Penguins Host Sycamores
    November 13, 2012
    The Youngstown State football team plays its final home game of the regular season when it entertains Indiana State on Saturday. Kickoff at Stambaugh Stadium is set for 2:05 p.m. The game will be carried on WKBN 570 AM/iHeartRadio as well as MyYTV.
  • Nick Liste Named MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week
    November 11, 2012
    St. Louis, Mo. -- Youngstown State junior punter Nick Liste was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced on Sunday.
  • Penguins Grind Out 31-7 Victory at Western Illinois
    November 10, 2012
    Macomb, Ill. -- Youngstown State senior tailback Jamaine Cook rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns while the defense continued to be staunch against the rush allowing just 52 yards in a 31-7 victory over Western Illinois at Hanson Field on a warm Saturday afternoon.
  • Torrian Pace Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Squad
    November 08, 2012
    Youngstown State junior tailback Torrian Pace has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Five football squad, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday.
  • Penguins Return to the Road; Face Western Illinois
    November 06, 2012
    The Youngstown State football team plays its final road game of the regular season when it visits Western Illinois on Saturday. Kickoff at Hanson Field is set for 2 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Central time. The game will be carried on WKBN 570 AM/iHeartRadio with WFMJ carrying the game live.
  • Lamar Mady Named MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week
    November 05, 2012
    St. Louis, Mo. -- Youngstown State senior guard Lamar Mady has been recognized as the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Offensive Lineman of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
  • Jamaine Cook Tabbed MVFC Offensive Player of the Week
    November 04, 2012
    St. Louis, Mo. - Youngstown State senior tailback Jamaine Cook was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against South Dakota, the league announced on Sunday.
  • Jamaine Cook, Stellar Defense Lead Penguins to 13-10 Win Over South Dakota
    November 03, 2012
    Senior Jamaine Cook rushed for a season-high 203 yards and a touchdown and a stellar performance by the defense lifted the Youngstown State football team to a 13-10 Homecoming victory over South Dakota on Saturday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium.
  • Many Activities Planned for 72nd Homecoming Contest vs. USD
    November 01, 2012
    The Youngstown State football team returns to Stambaugh Stadium to play host to South Dakota for the first time in school history on Homecoming tomorrow. Kickoff is slated for 2:05 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (330) 941-1978.
  • Penguins Play Host to South Dakota in Homecoming Tilt
    October 30, 2012
    The Youngstown State football team plays its annual Homecoming game on Saturday against South Dakota. Kickoff at Stambaugh Stadium is set for 2:05 p.m. The game will be carried on WKBN 570 AM with MyYTV carrying the game on tape delay.
  • Late Scoring Burst Not Enough in 41-28 Loss at South Dakota State
    October 27, 2012
    Brookings, S.D. - The Youngstown State football team scored the final three touchdowns and shrank a 34-point deficit to 13 in the fourth quarter, but just could not come all the way back losing 41-28 at South Dakota State on a chilly Saturday afternoon at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium.
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