Football

2013 Youngstown State Football News

January 15, 2014
Kurt Hess Accepts Invitation to College All-Star Bowl
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.

January 3, 2014
Kurt Hess Named to FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team
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.

December 27, 2013
Chris Elkins Second Penguin Invited to East-West Shrine Game
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.

December 19, 2013
Chris Elkins Tabbed Second-Team All-American By The Associated Press
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.

December 18, 2013
Chris Elkins Named Third-Team All-American By Sports Network
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.

December 16, 2013
Ruiz Finishes Tied For Third in Jerry Rice Award Voting
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.

December 4, 2013
Kyle Bryant Accepts Invitation to East-West Shrine Game
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.

December 4, 2013
Hess Highlights Three Academic All-MVFC Selections
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.

December 3, 2013
Florida Duo Named to MVFC All-Newcomer Team
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.

December 2, 2013
Three Penguins Earn First-Team All-MVFC Honors; Nine Earn Accolades
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.

November 26, 2013
Martin Ruiz Named MVFC Newcomer and Freshman of the Year
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.

November 26, 2013
Most Wins Since 2006 Highlight Strong All-Around Season
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.

November 23, 2013
Football Falls to South Dakota State, 42-13
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.

November 22, 2013
GAMEDAY SCHEDULE: Penguins Host Jackrabbits on Senior Day
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.

November 20, 2013
Head Coach Eric Wolford Among Eddie Robinson Award Nominees
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.

November 19, 2013
Playoff Hopes On Line As Penguins Take On Jackrabbits
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.

November 16, 2013
Top-Ranked Bison Too Much For Penguins, 35-17
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.

November 15, 2013
GAMEDAY SCHEDULE: Penguins Play Host to Top-Ranked Bison
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.

November 12, 2013
Penguins Prep For Visit From Top-Ranked North Dakota State
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.

November 11, 2013
A Message to YSU Fans From Head Coach Eric Wolford
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.

November 9, 2013
Penguins Fall to UNI On Final-Play Field Goal, 22-20
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.

November 8, 2013
Ticket Special For Military Personnel and Veterans Part of NDSU Game
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.

November 7, 2013
Pair of Penguins Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District Accolades
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.

November 5, 2013
Penguins Off to UNI to Wrap Up Road Slate #YSUFootball
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.

November 4, 2013
Martin Ruiz Named Co-National Freshmen of the Week
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.

November 3, 2013
Hess, Ruiz Earn Missouri Valley Football Weekly Honors
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.

November 2, 2013
Penguins Find Way to Win in 38-34 Rally at South Dakota
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.

October 29, 2013
Penguins Make First-Ever Journey to DakotaDome To Face USD
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.

October 21, 2013
Nick Liste Ties School-Record With Fourth Player-of-the-Week Nod
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.

October 19, 2013
Football Hangs On For 24-14 Win Over Western Illinois
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.

October 16, 2013
GAMEDAY SCHEDULE: Saturday Packed With Homecoming Activities
The No. 15 Youngstown State football team looks to start Missouri Valley Football Conference play 4-0 for just the third time in school history this Saturday against Western Illinois. Plenty of activities for Homecoming are happening around the stadium prior to the 4 p.m. kickoff.

October 15, 2013
Penguins Set to Host Western Illinois on Homecoming
The 15th-ranked Youngstown State football team entertains Western Illinois in the annual Homecoming game this Saturday. Kickoff for the contest at Stambaugh Stadium is set for 4 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (330) 941-1978.

October 14, 2013
Sports Network Tabs Hess as National Offensive Player of the Week
Philadelphia, Pa. - Youngstown State senior quarterback Kurt Hess has been the named The Sports Network's National Offensive Player of the Week, the service announced on Monday afternoon.

October 13, 2013
Hess Named MVFC Offensive Player of the Week For Second Time
St. Louis, Mo. - Youngstown State senior quarterback Kurt Hess was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference's offensive player of the week for the second time in three weeks following a career-best performance in a 59-21 win over Illinois State last night.

October 12, 2013
Hess Has Career Day, Defense Forces Turnovers In 59-21 Win Over Illinois State
Senior quarterback Kurt Hess passed for a career-high 311 yards with four touchdown passes and rushed for another, and the defense forced three turnovers as the Youngstown State football team defeated Illinois State, 59-21, on Saturday evening at Stambaugh Stadium.

October 10, 2013
GAMEDAY SCHEDULE: #PackTheCastle on Saturday Night vs. Illinois State
The No. 16 Youngstown State football team plays their conference home opener on Saturday night against Illinois State at Stambaugh Stadium. Plenty of activities are around the stadium and tailgate lots will be busy prior to the 7 p.m. kickoff. Tickets are available by calling (330) 941-1978.

October 9, 2013
Ruiz Named to Jerry Rice Watch List as Nation's Top Freshman
Hatboro, Pa. - Youngstown State freshman tailback Martin Ruiz has gained national notice for his solid first half of the season being named to the Jerry Rice Award Watch List on Wednesday. The award goes to the FCS's top freshman.

October 9, 2013
Vote Coach Eric Wolford for Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year
Now through Dec. 3, Youngstown State football fans can visit CoachoftheYear.com to cast their vote for Head Coach Eric Wolford as the 2013 FCS Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year. Fans can also vote for the first time on Facebook at Facebook.com/LMCoachoftheYear.

October 8, 2013
Penguins Return Home For Contest Against Illinois State
The 16th-ranked Youngstown State football team returns home following two conference road wins to play host to Illinois State. Kickoff for the contest at Stambaugh Stadium is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are available by calling (330) 941-1978.

October 6, 2013
Smith, Ruiz Named Missouri Valley Players of the Week
St. Louis, Mo. - Youngstown State redshirt freshman free safety Jameel Smith was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week while Martin Ruiz was named the conference's top newcomer, the league announced on Sunday.

October 6, 2013
State Farm Kids Day Scheduled Prior to Illinois State Contest
The Youngstown State Athletic Department has rescheduled an earlier postponed State Farm Kids Tailgate Fun Day for this Saturday's home game against Illinois State. The event will begin at 4 p.m. Kickoff for the game against the Redbirds is set for 7 p.m.

October 5, 2013
Patience Pays Off as Penguins Outlast Indiana State, 35-24
Terre Haute, Ind. - Freshman Martin Ruiz scored three touchdowns and the Youngstown State football team had to withstand a 75-minute weather delay in the third quarter before disptaching of Indiana State, 35-24, on a long Saturday afternoon and early evening at Memorial Stadium.

October 4, 2013
Football Game At Indiana State Set For WBCB/ESPN3 and WKBN 570
Penguin Fans can follow the Youngstown State football game at Indiana State tomorrow in a variety of ways. The contest will be televised locally in Youngstown on WBCB, nationally on ESPN3 and WATCH ESPN and on NewsRadio 570 WKBN AM and iHeartRadio.

October 2, 2013
Kurt Hess Among 170 Semifinalists for NFF Campbell Trophy
Youngstown State senior quarterback Kurt Hess (Dayton, Ohio) is one of 170 semifinalists for the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes an individual as the top scholar-athlete in all of college football.

October 2, 2013
Penguins Back on Road With Contest Against Sycamores
The 22nd-ranked Youngstown State football team is on the road for the second consecutive Saturday visiting Indiana State. Kickoff for the contest at Memorial Stadium in Terre Haute, Ind., is set for 3 p.m.

September 29, 2013
Hess, D'Alesio Earn MVFC Player-of-the-Week Honors
Youngstown State senior quarterback Kurt Hess and junior strong safety Donald D'Alesio were named Missouri Valley Football Conference Players of the Week for their performances in the Penguins' 28-27 come-from-behind win at Southern Illinois last night.

September 28, 2013
Fourth-Quarter Comeback Lifts Penguins to 28-27 Victory Over Southern Illinois
Carbondale, Ill. - The Youngstown State football team scored two touchdowns in the final 10 minutes to rally for a 28-27 win over Southern Illinois on Saturday night at Saluki Stadium in Carbondale, Ill.

September 25, 2013
Four Conference Road Games Set to Be Televised in Youngstown
The Youngstown State football program will have their four Missouri Valley Football Conference road games televised live the athletic department announced on Wednesday.

September 24, 2013
Penguins Open MVFC Play With Visit to Southern Illinois
The 25th-ranked Youngstown State football team returns to the road this Saturday opening up Missouri Valley Football Conference play at Southern Illinois. The Penguins will play in Primetime at Saluki Stadium with a 7 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Central start time.

September 21, 2013
Defense, Hess Lead Football to 59-17 Win Over Duquesne
Senior quarterback Kurt Hess threw for 292 yards with two touchdowns and freshman running back Martin Ruiz had three rushing touchdowns while the Youngstown State defense forced four turnovers in a 59-17 win over Duquesne on Saturday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium.

September 19, 2013
GAMEDAY SCHEDULE: YSU vs. Duquesne | Sept. 21
The Youngstown State football team returns home to play host to Duquesne on Saturday at Stambaugh Stadium. For the second straight game, the tailgate lots will be busy prior to the 4 p.m. kickoff. Tickets are available by calling (330) 941-1978.

September 17, 2013
Penguins Return Home to Face Duquesne in Final Non-League Tilt
The Youngstown State football team returns home to play host to Duquesne on Saturday. Kickoff at Stambaugh Stadium is set for 4 p.m. The game is available on WKBN 570 AM/iHeartRadio and will be aired on tape delay by MyYTV. Tickets are available by calling (330) 941-1978.

September 15, 2013
Nick Liste Named MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week
St. Louis, Mo. - Youngstown State senior punter Nick Liste was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced on Sunday.

September 14, 2013
Football Falls at Michigan State, 55-17
The Youngstown State football team got off to sluggish start and could never recover and dropped a 55-17 decision to Michigan State in front of a crowd of 71,626 on Saturday at Spartan Stadium.

September 10, 2013
Penguins Face Stiff Early Season Test at Michigan State
The No. 23 Youngstown State football team ventures on the road for the first time this season to take on Big Ten foe Michigan State. Kickoff at Spartan Stadium is set for 2 p.m. The game is available on WKBN 570 AM/iHeartRadio and will be carried on the Big Ten Network.

September 9, 2013
Chris Elkins Named Missouri Valley's Offensive Lineman of the Week
Youngstown State senior center and preseason All-American Chris Elkins has been named the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Offensive Lineman of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

September 8, 2013
Joey Cejudo Named MVFC Specialist of the Week
Youngstown State junior placekicker Joey Cejudo (Chino Hills, Calif.) was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Specialist of the Week, the league announced on Sunday.

September 7, 2013
Football Sets School-Record with 718 Total Yards in 67-13 Win Over Morehead State
Freshmen running backs Martin Ruiz and Jody Webb each ran for more than 100 yards and the Youngstown State football team set a school record for total yards with 718 and defeated Morehead State, 67-13, on Saturday at Stambaugh Stadium.

September 5, 2013
GAMEDAY SCHEDULE: YSU vs. Morehead State | Sept. 4
The Youngstown State football team looks to improve to 2-0 on the season playing host to Morehead State on Saturday at Stambaugh Stadium. The tailgate lots will be busy prior to the 4 p.m. kickoff. Tickets are available by calling (330) 941-1978.

September 3, 2013
Penguins Set to Take on Morehead State For First Time Since 1987
The No. 25 Youngstown State football team looks to start the season with two straight wins when the Penguins play host to Morehead State on Saturday at Stambaugh Stadium. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. The game is available on WKBN 570 AM/iHeartRadio and carried on MyYTV (tape-delay).

August 31, 2013
State Farm Kids Tailgate Days Set For Sept. 7, Sept. 21
The Youngstown State University Athletic Department will host two Kids Tailgate Fun Days, presented by State Farm, during the next two home games at Stambaugh Stadium in September. The events will take place from 1-4 p.m.

August 29, 2013
Bellamy, Defense Lead Football to 28-10 Win Over Dayton
Senior Adaris Bellamy ran for career-high 203 yards on 17 carries and the Penguins’ defense made big plays at critical times to lead the Youngstown State football team to a 28-10 season-opening win over a gritty Dayton squad on Saturday evening at Stambaugh Stadium.

August 29, 2013
Tonight's YSU-Dayton Football Game Televised Live By MyYTV
Tonight's Youngstown State football season opener against Dayton will be televised live on MyYTV. Fans not in attendance can watch on Channel 13 and 108 on Armstrong Cable and Channel 247 on Time Warner Cable

August 27, 2013
GAMEDAY SCHEDULE: YSU vs. Dayton | August 29
The Youngstown State football team opens their 73rd season on Thursday night against Dayton at Stamabugh Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (330) 941-1978.

August 26, 2013
Penguins Set to Open Season Against Dayton on Thursday
The No. 24-ranked Youngstown State football team opens its 73rd season on Thursday, Aug. 29, playing host to Dayton at Stambaugh Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. The game is available on WKBN 570 AM/iHeartRadio and is live on MyYTV.

August 25, 2013
Ticket Office Information For Opening Week; Dayton, Season Tickets on Sale
Tickets for the Youngstown State football team's season opener on Thursday night against Dayton at Stambaugh Stadium will be on sale throughout the week at the YSU Athletic Ticket Office.

August 21, 2013
One-Day Student Ticket Sale for YSU-Michigan State Game Set For Monday
The Youngstown State Athletic Department will hold a one-day sale on Monday, August 26 for YSU students interested in purchasing tickets to the Penguins' football game at Michigan State on Sept. 14 at Spartan Stadium.

August 20, 2013
Penguins Name Five Captains for 2013 Campaign
Youngstown State Head Football Coach Eric Wolford announced on Tuesday evening that quarterback Kurt Hess, wide receiver Jelani Berassa, center Chris Elkins, strong safety Donald D'Alesio and linebacker Dom Rich will serve as captains for the upcoming 2013 campaign.

August 17, 2013
Final Scrimmage of Fall Provides Opportunities
With various players being held out of the lineup, the Youngstown State football team's final scrimmage of the fall on Saturday morning at Stambaugh Stadium gave some Penguins a chance to prove they could crack the opening-night lineup.

August 17, 2013
Penguin Playbook Radio Show Debuts on Thursday in Boardman
The Youngstown State athletic department is proud to announce that Penguin Playbook, the official coaches radio on NewsRadio 570 WKBN, will be at O'Charley's Restaurant off South Avenue in Boardman again this year starting on Thursday.

August 15, 2013
Two Free MSU Tickets Accompany First 10 New Penguin Club Gridiron Memberships
The first 10 people, businesses or groups that purchase a new Gridiron Club membership at the Emperor Level or higher will receive two complimentary tickets to the Youngstown State-Michigan State game on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. at Spartan Stadium.

August 14, 2013
Penguins Conclude Two-a-Days With Quality Work on Wednesday
The Youngstown State football team had a lengthy offense vs. defense session during the morning practice before working out in just helmets briefly during the afternoon session on Wednesday at Stambaugh Stadium.

August 14, 2013
Want FREE Tickets to YSU at Michigan State? Check Back Thursday at Noon
On Thursday at noon, the Penguin Club will announce how new members can get FREE tickets to the Youngstown State football game at Michigan State on Sept. 14. Stay tuned to ysusports.com and our social media sites for more information.

August 10, 2013
Each Unit Has Moments During Fall Camps First Major Scrimmage
The Youngstown State football spent nearly two hours scrimmaging on Saturday morning at Stambaugh Stadium. The offense scored a handful of touchdowns while the defense was able to pick up some key stops during the session.

August 5, 2013
Penguins Put on Full Pads For First Time; Effort Impresses Wolford
The Youngstown State football team put on full pads for the first time this fall at Stambaugh Stadium on Monday afternoon. YSU worked out for more than two hours on a fall-like day at the stadium.

August 1, 2013
Penguins Open Fall Drills; Intensity for Camp Set Early
The Youngstown State football team held a quick-moving two-hour practice on Thursday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium. The workout was the first for the Penguins of fall camp.

July 31, 2013
Are You Ready for some #YSUFootball? Guins Report Today, Practice Starts Tomorrow
The Youngstown State football team will hold orientation meetings, undergo physicals and move into the dorms today as the Penguins get ready to embark on the 2013 campaign. Media Day and the first practice are set for Thursday.

July 31, 2013
Football Single-Game Tickets Go on Sale Aug. 1
Single-game tickets for the 2013 Youngstown State football season go on sale, Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Stambaugh Stadium Ticket Office.

July 29, 2013
Chris Elkins Tabbed Preseason All-MVFC; Penguins Tabbed Fifth
St. Louis, Mo. - Senior offensive lineman Chris Elkins was named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference's preseason all-league team the conference announced on Monday. In the MVFC standings, YSU was picked fifth.

July 26, 2013
Guins Part of Two Valley Football Produced Telecasts
The Youngstown State football team will appear on telecasts twice during the 2013 football season as part of the Missouri Valley Football Conference's television package. YSU's games at Southern Illinois and South Dakota will produced by the conference.

July 23, 2013
Full Slate of Promotions Set for Upcoming Football Campaign
Three non-conference games, three 2012 postseason foes during the home conference and a plethora of promotions and pregame concerts and events highlight the seven-game home schedule for the YSU football program.

July 21, 2013
Elkins Tabbed Preseason All-American; FCS Top Center By Phil Steele
Youngstown State senior offensive lineman Chris Elkins (Beaver Falls, Pa.) was named to the Phil Steele's College Football Preview preseason All-America team, the publication announced last week.

July 2, 2013
Rich, DeKraker Headline YSU's MVFC Academic Excellence Recipients
Youngstown State senior linebacker Dom Rich and former Penguin defensive tackle Nick DeKraker were named recipients of the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Presidents Academic Award, the conference announced on Tuesday.

July 1, 2013
Chris Elkins Named to The Sports Network Preseason All-America Team
Youngstown State senior offensive lineman Chris Elkins (Beaver Falls, Pa.) has been named to The Sports Network's preseason first-team All-America squad, the service released on Monday.

June 24, 2013
Traveline Offering Same-Day Motorcoach Trip for YSU at Michigan State Game
Traveline Tours is offering Youngstown State football fans a same-day motorcoach trip to watch the Penguins take on Michigan State on Sept. 14 in East Lansing, Mich.

June 18, 2013
Hess Receives Local Champion Award at United Way Event
Youngstown State senior quarterback Kurt Hess was one of three student-athletes who were honored with a Local Champion Award at the United Way's Champions Among Us event on Monday night at the Covelli Centre in downtown Youngstown.

June 17, 2013
Penguins-Spartans Contest Set for 2 p.m. Kickoff on September 14
All times for the 2013 Youngstown State football season are now official with the recent announcement by Michigan State and the Big Ten Conference that the Penguins and Spartans will kickoff at 2 p.m. on Sept. 14 at Spartan Stadium.

June 8, 2013
Enthusiastic Kids Make Youth Football Camp a Special Event
The Youngstown State football coaching staff and Penguins football players entertained nearly 100 children at their annual Youth Football Camp held at Stambaugh Stadium on Saturday.

May 30, 2013
Coaching Staff to Hold Youth Football Camp on June 8
The Youngstown State football coaching staff will host a Youth Football Camp for children ages 8-13 on Saturday, June 8 at Stambaugh Stadium.

May 20, 2013
Will Shaw Signs Free-Agent Contract with Philadelphia Eagles
Former Youngstown State tight end Will Shaw has signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, the organization announced on Monday.

May 20, 2013
Aronde Stanton Signs Contract With CFL's Calgary Stampeders
Former Youngstown State defensive tackle Aronde Stanton has signed a free-agent contract with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.

May 10, 2013
Season Tickets for Seven-Game Home Campaign Available
Season-ticket packages are available for the 2013 football season, which for just the second time in school history will feature seven home regular-season games.

May 9, 2013
Enrollment Now Open For 2013 Summer Football Camps
The Youngstown State football coaching staff is accepting individual applications for their summer camps which start in June. For more information or for brochures, contact the YSU football office at (330) 941-3478.

May 3, 2013
Pratt Earns Chance to Tryout for Arizona Cardinals
Former Youngstown State center Mark Pratt has earned an undrafted free agent tryout with the Arizona Cardinals.

May 2, 2013
Three Penguins Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society
Former Youngstown State football players David Brown, Nick DeKraker and D.J. Main were selected to the National Football Foundation's 2013 Hampshire Honor Society.

April 27, 2013
Cook Agrees to Undrafted Free Agent Contract With Cleveland Browns
Former Youngstown State tailback Jamaine Cook has agreed to sign an undrafted free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns.

April 27, 2013
Mady Agrees to Undrafted Free Agent Deal With Oakland Raiders
Former Youngstown State offensive guard Lamar Mady has agreed to terms to sign an undrafted free-agent contract with the Oakland Raiders.

April 27, 2013
Shaw Agrees to Undrafted Free Agent Tryout With Pittsburgh Steelers
Former Youngstown State tight end Will Shaw has agreed to an undrafted free agent tryout with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

April 19, 2013
Red Defeats White, 17-10, As Defensive Units Shine in Red-White Game
The defensive units for each team made big plays throughout the game, but the Red offense was able to convert a few more on the offensive side of the ball in a 17-10 victory over the White in the 41st Annual Red-White Game on Friday night at Stambaugh Stadium.

April 18, 2013
41st Annual Red-White Spring Game Information
The 41st Annual Youngstown State football program's Red-White Spring Game is set for Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Stambaugh Stadium. Admission is $5 and free for YSU students. The contest will be carried live on 570 WKBN.

April 16, 2013
YSU Holds Final Full-Pads Practice of the Spring
The Youngstown State football team was back outside on Tuesday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium working out in full pads for the final time this spring.

April 13, 2013
Penguins Have Productive Second Scrimmage on Saturday
The Youngstown State football team held a productive scrimmage on a cool Saturday morning at Stambaugh Stadium. Senior quarterback Kurt Hess engineered two long scoring drives early in the scrimmage, which lasted a little more than an hour.

April 12, 2013
Fourth Annual Football Women's Coaching Clinic a Fun Evening
The Youngstown State football coaches held a fun-filled Football Women's Coaching Clinic on Friday evening at Stambaugh Stadium. The evening featured good food, a facility tour and a look inside the coaching dynamics of the Penguins.

April 11, 2013
Penguins Focus on Fundamentals Gear Up For Second Scrimmage
The Youngstown State football team used its two practices this week to focus on fundamentals and get refreshed as spring workouts near conclusion of their third week. YSU worked out for 75 minutes in helmets on Thursday inside the WATTS during their latest practice.

April 6, 2013
Starters Shine as Penguins Hold Efficient Scrimmage
The Youngstown State football team held an efficient scrimmage on Saturday morning at Stambaugh Stadium. Head Coach Eric Wolford was pleased with the starting units, but YSU is still looking to solidify some back-up spots as spring ball continues.

April 4, 2013
Tickets and Tailgate Passes Now Available For April 19 Spring Game
Tickets and Tailgate Passes are now on sale for the 41st Annual Red-White Spring Football Game set for Friday, April 19 at Stambaugh Stadium. The cost for a tailgate parking pass is $15 along with the purchase of two game tickets which are $5 each.

March 30, 2013
Good All-Around Effort Highlights Sunny Saturday Practice
The Youngstown State football team had a solid all-around effort during spring drills on Saturday morning at Stambaugh Stadium. The Penguins took advantage of warmer temperatures to have a long team period during the final portion of the workout.

March 28, 2013
Penguins Get Physical as Practice Heads Outdoors
Despite a cool afternoon the Youngstown State football team took their practice outside to Stambaugh Stadium on Thursday afternoon. The physical workout saw the defense force turnovers in all situations.

March 27, 2013
Nick DeKraker One of Two FCS ADA Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Former Youngstown State defensive tackle Nick DeKraker is one of two Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association Scholar-Athletes of the Year, the organization announced on Wednesday.

March 26, 2013
Bob Dove Day of Football Coaching Clinic at YSU Set For April 6
The Youngstown State football coaching staff will be holding its annual Bob Dove Day of Football coaching clinic on Saturday, April 6 at Stambaugh Stadium. Registration is $10 by April 3 or $15 the day of the event.

March 25, 2013
Fourth Annual Football Staff Women's Clinic Set for April 12
The Youngstown State football program will hold its fourth annual Women's Football Coaching Clinic on Friday, April 12, at Stambaugh Stadium and in the WATTS. Proceeds will be donated to The Purple Cat of Youngstown.

March 23, 2013
YSU Heads Outside Puts on Full Pads For First Time
Saturday was a day of firsts for the Youngstown State football team this spring. The Penguins held their first outside workout at Stambaugh Stadium and were in full pads for the first time as well.

March 19, 2013
Penguins Head Indoors to Start Spring Drills
For the first time since the building opened, the Youngstown State football team held its initial practice of a spring in the WATTS. The Penguins held their two-plus hour workout in the facility on Tuesday afternoon.

March 14, 2013
Penguins Set to Open Spring Drills on March 19
The Youngstown State football team will start its spring practice session on Tuesday, March 19. YSU returns 41 letterwinners from last year's 7-4 squad. A group of 14 starters are back for the Penguins as well.

March 5, 2013
Twelve NFL Teams Turn Out for YSU Pro Day
A group of 12 NFL scouts turned out to watch former Penguins Lamar Mady, Will Shaw, Jamaine Cook, Mark Pratt and Aronde Stanton go through various drills on Tuesday afternoon in the WATTS at the program's annual Pro Day.

March 4, 2013
Football Program Holds 2012 Awards Celebration; Honors Winners
The Youngstown State football program held a special Awards Celebration on Monday evening in DeBartolo Hall to honor the standouts from the 2012 season.

March 1, 2013
Former Consensus FBS “Coach of the Year” Mark Mangino Joins Football Staff
Mark Mangino, the consensus 2007 FBS National Coach of the Year while at Kansas, has joined the Youngstown State coaching staff as assistant head coach and tight ends coach, Penguins Head Coach Eric Wolford announced on Friday.

February 28, 2013
Kurt Beathard Set to Coach Wide Receivers at YSU
Kurt Beathard, who has 12 years of experience as an FCS offensive coordinator and spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Illinois, has been named wide receivers coach at Youngstown State, Head Coach Eric Wolford announced on Thursday.

February 27, 2013
Eric Gallon Named YSU Running Backs Coach
Eric Gallon, a former teammate of Head Coach Eric Wolford at Kansas State, has been named the Youngstown State football team’s running backs coach. Coach Wolford made the announcement on Wednesday.

February 16, 2013
Jamie Bryant Joins Football Staff; Will Coach Special Teams/Linebackers
Youngstown State Head Football Coach Eric Wolford announced on Thursday that Jamie Bryant, a former defensive coordinator in the Southeastern Conference, has joined the Penguins' coaching staff.

February 13, 2013
Penguins Set to Visit Michigan State in 2013
The Youngstown State football team will make its second trip in school history to East Lansing, Mich., to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Sept. 14 this fall at Spartan Stadium.

February 9, 2013
Former Offensive Lineman Lamar Mady Invited to NFL Combine
Former Youngstown State offensive lineman Lamar Mady has been invited to take part in the NFL Combine held from Feb. 20-26 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

February 6, 2013
Complete Listing of 2013 YSU National Letter of Intent Signees
Here is the complete listing on the Youngstown State football team's National Letter-of-Intent signees. Check back this afternoon for updates.

February 5, 2013
Follow @YSUSports for Earliest Information on 2013 Football Signees
Head Football Coach Eric Wolford will officially announce the 2013 Youngstown State signing class on Wednesday afternoon. Fans can first learn who becomes the newest members of the Football Family by following the official Twitter of YSU Athletics, @YSUsports.