• Defensive Tackle Mychal Savage Tabbed First-Team All-American
    December 23, 2009
    Philadelphia, Pa. -- Youngstown State senior defensive tackle Mychal Savage (New Rochelle, N.Y.) was named a first-team All-American by The Sports Network, the service announced on Wednesday. It is the second consecutive season and third time in four years that the Penguins have had a first-team All-America selection
  • Mellott, Blose Represent Penguins on 2009 FCS ADA All-Star Team
    December 18, 2009
    Cleveland, Ohio -- Youngstown State senior offensive lineman Brian Mellott and junior placekicker Stephen Blose were named to the 2009 FCS Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star Team, the organization announced on Friday in conjunction with tonight's NCAA FCS Championship Game.
  • Savage Earns Third-Team Associated Press All-America Honors
    December 16, 2009
    Youngstown -- Youngstown State senior defensive end Mychal Savage (New Rochelle, N.Y.) was named a third-team Associated Press All-American, the wire service announced on Wednesday.
  • Eric Wolford Named Sixth Head Football Coach in Youngstown State History
    December 15, 2009
    The energetic Eric Wolford, a Youngstown native who has been labeled a top recruiter at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivison level, was named the sixth head coach in Youngstown State history on Tuesday, YSU President Dr. David C. Sweet announced. Wolford, a graduate of Ursuline High School, takes over his hometown program after building an impressive resume the past 16 years as a collegiate assistant. Of those, 12 have been spent on the FBS level.
  • Donald Jones Named Delersone MVP; Smith, Savage Top Players
    December 05, 2009
    Youngstown -- The Youngstown State football team wrapped up the 2009 season on Saturday afternoon with an emotional Awards Banquet at the Kilcawley Center. Senior wide receiver Donald Jones was named the John Delserone Most Valuable Player while senior tailback Kevin Smith was named the Outstanding Offensive Performer and senior defensive end Mychal Savage was tabbed the Outstanding Defensive Performer.
  • Blose Highlights Five Penguins on Academic All-MVFC Team
    December 01, 2009
    St. Louis, Mo. -- The Youngstown State football team had five players named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference's All-Academic Team, the league announced on Tuesday. Highlighting the five selections was junior placekicker Stephen Blose who was named to the first team.
  • Four Penguins Named to Valley Football All-Newcomer Squad
    November 30, 2009
    St. Louis, Mo. -- The Youngstown State football team had four players named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference's All-Newcomer squad, the league announced on Monday. Redshirt freshmen offensive linemen Andy Kowicki and Andrew Radakovich along with freshman linebacker Taylor Hill and sophomore safety Sir Demarco Bledsoe represented the Penguins on the all-newcomer squad.
  • Jones, Savage Earn First-Team Honors; Seven Guins Receive Accolades
    November 25, 2009
    St. Louis, Mo. -- Youngstown State senior wide receiver Donald Jones and senior defensive tackle Mychal Savage earned first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors, the league announced on Wednesday. Junior guard Eric Rodemoyer and senior cornerback Lenny Wicks earned second-team accolades while senior quarterback Brandon Summers, junior free safety Andre Elliott and junior wide receiver Dominique Barnes were honorable-mention selections.
  • Summers Earns Second Straight MVFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week Honor
    November 22, 2009
    St. Louis, Mo. -- Youngstown State senior quarterback Brandon Summers was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive Sunday, the conference announced. Summers was joined by two Illinois State Redbirds - defensive back E.J. Jones (defense) and placekicker Zach Kutch (special teams) as performers of the week.
  • Coach Jon Heacock Steps Down as Youngstown State Football Coach
    November 22, 2009
    Youngstown -- Nine-year Youngstown State University Head Football Coach Jon Heacock announced on Sunday that he is stepping down. Heacock guided the program to a 60-44 record during his tenure, which was highlighted by a trip to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoff semifinals in 2006. A national search to replace Heacock will begin immediately.
  • Never-Say-Die Penguins Rally From 11 Down in Fourth for 39-35 Win
    November 21, 2009
    Fargo, N.D. -- The Youngstown State football team overcame an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit by scoring two touchdowns in the final 5:13 to end the season on a memorable note with a 39-35 victory over North Dakota State at the Fargodome on Saturday afternoon.
  • Penguins Conclude 2009 Season With Trip to North Dakota State
    November 19, 2009
    The Penguins (5-5 overall and 3-4 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference) play their final game of the season at North Dakota State...kickoff for the contest is set for 2 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Central time...a win on Saturday gives YSU a winning mark for the year at 6-5.
  • Brandon Summers Earns MVFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week Honors
    November 15, 2009
    St. Louis, Mo. -- Youngstown State senior quarterback Brandon Summers was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Offensive Player of the Week on Sunday, the league office announced. South Dakota State kick returner Tyrel Kool was named the Special Teams Performer of the Week while UNI's Quentin Scott was selected as the Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Seniors Go Out on High Note, As Guins Top Illinois State 30-18
    November 14, 2009
    The Youngstown State football team pulled out all the stops against Illinois State on Saturday afternoon to help send 12 seniors out in style with a 30-18 victory over the Redbirds at Stambaugh Stadium. YSU tried two onside kicks, kicked three field goals and faked a punt to offset a blocked punt and blocked field goal during an entertaining and emotional Senior Day victory.
  • Twelve Seniors Play Final Home Contest Against Illinois State
    November 11, 2009
    The Penguins (4-5 overall and 2-4 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference) play their final home game of the season against Illinois State...kickoff for the contest is set for 1 p.m. at Stambaugh Stadium...for the Guins, 12 seniors will be playing in their final home contest.
  • Penguins Fight to Finish But Fall to 11th-Ranked UNI 28-7
    November 07, 2009
    Cedar Falls, Iowa -- The Youngstown State football team had been strong against the run for most of the season, but 11th-ranked UNI found daylight on Saturday afternoon at the UNI Dome rushing for 230 yards to hand the Penguins a 28-7 setback.
  • Six Penguins Named to Valley Football Silver Anniversary Team
    November 03, 2009
    St. Louis, Mo. -- The Youngstown State football team had six players selected to the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Silver Anniversary Team, which was announced on Tuesday. A total of 67 standouts were named the squad, which was selected through fan voting and by a committee. Nearly 2,500 votes were cast on-line from July to mid-October. This year the conference is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2009.
  • YSU Concludes Stretch Against Ranked Teams at UNI
    November 03, 2009
    The Penguins (4-4 and 2-3) head to Northern Iowa hoping to play postseason spoiler against the 12th-ranked Panthers...kickoff for the contest at the UNI Dome is set for 5:05 p.m. Eastern Time/4:05 p.m. Central...both teams enter the game following losses to South Dakota State.
  • Turnover Proves Costly as Penguins Fall to South Dakota State
    October 31, 2009
    Youngstown -- In a game that saw a defensive struggle in the first half, a key turnover on the first play of the second half turned the tide as the Youngstown State football team suffered a 17-3 setback to ninth-ranked South Dakota State on Saturday at Stambaugh Stadium.
  • Penguins Prepare for Homecoming Tilt with No. 9 South Dakota State
    October 28, 2009
    The Penguins (4-3 and 2-2) look to keep their postseason hopes alive when they play host to No. 9 South Dakota State...kickoff for the Halloween contest is set for 4:07 p.m. at Stambaugh Stadium...the game is the Missouri Valley Football Conference’s Television Game of the Week...it is the first Halloween home game since 1992.
  • Penguins Falter Against First Ranked Foe Losing to SIU, 27-8
    October 24, 2009
    Carbondale, Ill. -- Playing their first ranked FCS opponent of the season, the Youngstown State football team couldn't muster enough firepower in a 27-8 loss at Southern Illinois on Saturday afternoon at McAndrew Stadium.
  • Penguins Play Three Straight Against Ranked Foes Starting With Salukis
    October 21, 2009
    The Penguins (4-2 and 2-1) play their first ranked team of the season when they visit No. 3 Southern Illinois this Saturday...kickoff at McAndrew Stadium is set for 4 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Central...this is the final trip to the 73-year-old stadium with a new facility set to open in 2010.
  • First-Half Outburst, Four Turnovers Lead YSU to 31-21 Win Over WIU
    October 10, 2009
    The Youngstown State football team jumped out to a 31-0 halftime lead and overcame a second-half rally by Western Illinois to win 31-21 on Saturday evening at Stambaugh Stadium.
  • Former Teams to Be Honored At Halftime of YSU-Western Illinois Game
    October 06, 2009
    Members of the 1999 NCAA FCS Championship finalist squad, the 1979 NCAA Division II Championship finalist team and players from the 1946-49 post-World War II era programs will be honored in a special ceremony at halftime of the Youngstown State-Western Illinois game this Saturday.
  • Turnovers Prove Costly in 17-7 Loss to Missouri State
    October 03, 2009
    The Youngstown State football team had numerous chances on Saturday evening, but four turnovers, a block field goal and other missed opportunities red zone resulted in a 17-7 loss to Missouri State at Stambaugh Stadium.
  • Senior YSU Punter Ben Nowicki Semifinalist for Campbell Trophy
    October 01, 2009
    Youngstown State senior punter Ben Nowicki (Gilbert, Ariz.) is one of 154 semifinalists for the 2009 William V. Campbell Trophy (formerly known as the Draddy Trophy), endowed by HealthSouth, and the candidates for the 2009 NFF National Scholar- Athlete Awards, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today.
  • YSU Plays Three of Next Four at Stambaugh Starting with MSU Tilt
    September 29, 2009
    The Penguins look to start Missouri Valley Football Conference play 2-0 for the first time since 2006 when they host Missouri State on Saturday...kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Stambaugh Stadium...it is just the Penguins’ second home game of the year.
  • Penguins Defense Shuts Down Indiana State; Offense Scores Plenty Late
    September 26, 2009
    Terre Haute, Ind. -- The Youngstown State football team earned a hard-fought 28-0 victory over Indiana State at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The defense shut down the Sycamores for most of the afternoon while the offense found its stride in the fourth quarter to grind out a victory in the Guins' conference opener.
  • YSU Opens Missouri Valley Football Conference Play at Indiana State
    September 23, 2009
    The Penguins open Missouri Valley Football Conference action at Indiana State on Saturday...kickoff is set for 12:05 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Terre Haute...YSU is looking for its first three-game winning streak since winning four straight in 2007.
  • Summers' Two Fourth-Quarter Touchdowns Lead Guins Past Huskies
    September 19, 2009
    Brookline, Mass. -- YSU quarterback Brandon Summers had three touchdown runs, including two in the fourth quarter, and safety Andre Elliott returned an interception for a score as the Youngstown State football team earned a hard-fought 38-21 victory over Northeastern on sunny Saturday afternoon at Parsons Field.
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