The Youngstown State football team had a program record eight student-athletes receive the Missouri Valley Football Conference President's Council Academic Excellence Award, the conference announced on Thursday.
The Youngstown State football team will open the 2020 season on Sept. 5 against Akron at InfoCision Stadium, the schools announced on Wednesday. The program's, separated by less than 50 miles, haven't played since November 1995.
The Youngstown State football team will play seven home games during the 2019 football season. The Penguins have home contests against Howard, Duquesne, Robert Morris, South Dakota State, Western Illinois, North Dakota State and Illinois State.
Youngstown State seniors Steven Wethli and Tevin McCaster were named 2018 All-Americans by HERO Sports, the organization announced on Wednesday. Wethli was named first-team as a special teams player while McCaster was a second-team pick as a running back.
The Youngstown State football team finished with a 4-7 overall mark while posting a 3-5 record in Missouri Valley Football Conference play in 2018. The Penguins earned wins over UNI, Southern Illinois, South Dakota and Valparaiso during the year and played three FCS playoff teams and West Virginia, who finished third in the Big 12 Conference.
Youngstown State seniors Tevin McCaster, Gavin Wiggins and Steven Wethli were named first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference, the league announced on Monday. A total of nine Penguins received honors, with three more on the second team while three more were named honorable mention.
The Youngstown State football team plays its final contest of the season at Illinois State on Saturday. Kickoff at Hancock Stadium is set for 1 p.m. Eastern time/Noon Central time. The game is available on WBCB TV, ESPN+, WKBN 570 AM and iHeartRadio.