2013 Youngstown State Football News

  • Kurt Hess Accepts Invitation to College All-Star Bowl
    January 15, 2014
    Former Youngstown State quarterback Kurt Hess has accepted an invitation to play in the College All-Star Bowl, which will be held on Feb. 14 at Furman University in Greenville, S.C.
  • Kurt Hess Named to FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team
    January 03, 2014
    Cleveland, Ohio - Youngstown State senior quarterback Kurt Hess was one of 43 student-athletes named to the Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star team, the organization announced on Friday.
  • Chris Elkins Second Penguin Invited to East-West Shrine Game
    December 27, 2013
    Former Youngstown State center Chris Elkins will join fellow Penguin offensive lineman Kyle Bryant as participants in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 18, the contest announced. It is the first time in school history that YSU will have two players in the same Shrine Game.
  • Chris Elkins Tabbed Second-Team All-American By The Associated Press
    December 19, 2013
    Youngstown State senior center Chris Elkins (Beaver Falls, Pa.) was named a second-team All-American by The Associated Press on Thursday. Yesterday, Elkins received third-team honors from The Sports Network.
  • Chris Elkins Named Third-Team All-American By Sports Network
    December 18, 2013
    Philadelphia, Pa. - Youngstown State senior center Chris Elkins (Beaver Falls, Pa.) was named third-team All-American by The Sports Network, the service announced on Wednesday.
  • Ruiz Finishes Tied For Third in Jerry Rice Award Voting
    December 16, 2013
    Philadelphia, Pa. - Youngstown State freshman tailback Martin Ruiz (Tampa, Fla.) finished tied for third in the Jerry Rice Award voting, which honors the top FCS freshman in the nation, The Sports Network announced on Monday.
  • Kyle Bryant Accepts Invitation to East-West Shrine Game
    December 04, 2013
    Youngstown State senior offensive tackle Kyle Bryant (Detroit, Mich.) has accepted an invitation to take part in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 18 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Hess Highlights Three Academic All-MVFC Selections
    December 04, 2013
    Youngstown State senior quarterback Kurt Hess was named first-team Academic All-Missouri Valley Football Conference, the league announced on Wednesday. Dom Rich and Steve Zaborsky received honorable-mention all-league honors.
  • Florida Duo Named to MVFC All-Newcomer Team
    December 03, 2013
    Youngstown State freshman tailback Martin Ruiz (Tampa, Fla.) and redshirt freshman free safety Jameel Smith (Miami, Fla.) were named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference's All-Newcomer Team, the league announced on Tuesday.
  • Three Penguins Earn First-Team All-MVFC Honors; Nine Earn Accolades
    December 02, 2013
    Youngstown State senior center Chris Elkins, senior punter Nick Liste and sophomore return specialist Andre Stubbs were named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference's first team, the league announced on Monday.
  • Martin Ruiz Named MVFC Newcomer and Freshman of the Year
    November 26, 2013
    St. Louis, Mo. - Youngstown State freshman tailback Martin Ruiz (Tampa, Fla.) was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Freshman and Newcomer of the Year, the league announced on Wednesday.
  • Most Wins Since 2006 Highlight Strong All-Around Season
    November 26, 2013
    The Youngstown State football team had its most wins in seven seasons and its longest winning streak and best start to a campaign in 13 years in 2013. YSU posted an 8-4 mark and finished tied for second in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
  • Football Falls to South Dakota State, 42-13
    November 23, 2013
    The Youngstown State football team closed out the regular season with a 42-13 loss to South Dakota State in blizzard-like conditions on Saturday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium.
  • GAMEDAY SCHEDULE: Penguins Host Jackrabbits on Senior Day
    November 22, 2013
    The No. 15 Youngstown State football team will celebrate Senior Day on Saturday at Stambaugh Stadium prior to the contest against 16th-ranked South Dakota State. Kickoff is set for 2:05 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (330) 941-1978.
  • Head Coach Eric Wolford Among Eddie Robinson Award Nominees
    November 20, 2013
    Youngstown State Head Football Coach Eric Wolford is among 21 finalists for the 2013 Eddie Robinson Award, which honors the top FCS Head Coach the Sports Network announced.
  • Playoff Hopes On Line As Penguins Take On Jackrabbits
    November 19, 2013
    The 15th-ranked Youngstown State football team plays its regular-season finale on Saturday against No. 16 South Dakota State. Kickoff at Stambaugh Stadium is set for 2 p.m. The game is available on WKBN 570 AM, iHeartRadio, ESPN3.com and MyYTV.
  • Top-Ranked Bison Too Much For Penguins, 35-17
    November 16, 2013
    The Youngstown State football team lost 35-17 to top-ranked North Dakota State on Saturday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium. YSU played three quarterbacks in the contest with the Bison, who with the win clinched the MVFC outright title and an FCS playoff berth.
  • GAMEDAY SCHEDULE: Penguins Play Host to Top-Ranked Bison
    November 15, 2013
    The No. 15 Youngstown State football team looks to remain in the hunt for the Missouri Valley Football Conference crown against top-ranked and unbeaten North Dakota State on Saturday at 2:05 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (330) 941-1978.
  • Penguins Prep For Visit From Top-Ranked North Dakota State
    November 12, 2013
    The 15th-ranked Youngstown State football team returns home on Saturday to take on top-ranked and unbeaten North Dakota State. Kickoff at Stambaugh Stadium is set for 2 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (330) 941-1978.
  • A Message to YSU Fans From Head Coach Eric Wolford
    November 11, 2013
    YSU Head Football Coach Eric Wolford wants to thank all Penguins fans for their support and wants them to maintain that passion and enthusiasm for the stretch drive of the season.
  • Penguins Fall to UNI On Final-Play Field Goal, 22-20
    November 09, 2013
    Cedar Falls, Iowa - The No. 8 Youngstown State football team led 14-3 at halftime, but UNI clawed back and defeated the Penguins 22-20 on a last-play 34-yard field goal by Tyler Sievertsen as time expired on Saturday at the UNI-Dome.
  • Ticket Special For Military Personnel and Veterans Part of NDSU Game
    November 08, 2013
    The Youngstown State Athletic Department announced on Friday that active military personnel and veterans from all branches of the Armed Services are eligible for four free tickets to the Nov. 16 football game against top-ranked North Dakota State at Stambaugh Stadium.
  • Pair of Penguins Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District Accolades
    November 07, 2013
    Youngstown State senior tailback Torrian Pace and sophomore defensive tackle Steve Zaborsky were named to the Capital One Academic All-District Five football squad, the organization announced on Thursday.
  • Penguins Off to UNI to Wrap Up Road Slate #YSUFootball
    November 05, 2013
    The eighth-ranked Youngstown State football team plays its final regular-season road game at UNI on Saturday. Kickoff at the UNI-Dome is set for 5:05 p.m. Eastern time/4:05 p.m. Central.
  • Martin Ruiz Named Co-National Freshmen of the Week
    November 04, 2013
    Philadelphia, Pa. - Youngstown State freshman tailback Martin Ruiz (Tampa, Fla.) was named co-National Freshmen of the Week by the Sports Network, the service announced on Monday.
  • Hess, Ruiz Earn Missouri Valley Football Weekly Honors
    November 03, 2013
    St. Louis, Mo. - Youngstown State senior quarterback Kurt Hess was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Offensive Player of the Week while freshman tailback Martin Ruiz was named the Newcomer of the Week, the league announced on Sunday.
  • Penguins Find Way to Win in 38-34 Rally at South Dakota
    November 02, 2013
    Vermillion, S.D. - Youngstown State freshman tailback Martin Ruiz scored a three-yard touchdown run with 14 seconds left as the Penguins rallied for a 38-34 victory over South Dakota on Saturday afternoon at the DakotaDome.
  • Penguins Make First-Ever Journey to DakotaDome To Face USD
    October 29, 2013
    The 10th-ranked Youngstown State football team makes its first-ever trip to the DakotaDome to face South Dakota on Saturday. Kickoff at the DakotaDome is set for 2 p.m. Eastern time/1 p.m. Central. The game is available on WKBN 570 AM, iHeartRadio, ESPN3.com and WBCB.
  • Nick Liste Ties School-Record With Fourth Player-of-the-Week Nod
    October 21, 2013
    St. Louis, Mo. - Youngstown State senior punter Nick Liste earned his second Missouri Valley Football Conference special teams Player of the Week award and fourth of his career, the league announced.
  • Football Hangs On For 24-14 Win Over Western Illinois
    October 19, 2013
    Freshman running back Martin Ruiz ran for a career-high 199 yards on 21 carries with a touchdown as the 15th-ranked Youngstown State football team defeated Western Illinois, 24-14, on Saturday evening at Stambaugh Stadium.
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