| Feb 3, 2015
| 5:54 PM
VALPARAISO — If Vashil Fernandez has his way, he'll put Valparaiso's single-season record for blocked shots out of reach.
"That's the plan," the senior center said with a smile.
With four blocks in the Crusaders' win at UIC on Saturday,...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 10:33 PM
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Bobby Hain had 14 of his 21 points in the second half and Youngstown State beat Illinois-Chicago 77-64 on Saturday night.
Marcus Keene also scored 14 of his 19 points, and DJ Cole 13 of his 15, after the break. The Penguins (10-...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:48 PM
Big-time college football never seemed farther away from Connecticut than on Monday night.
The inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship was held in the same Texas Taj Mahal where UConn won its fourth NCAA basketball championship last...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Less than three weeks after losing his head coaching position at Nebraska, Bo Pelini has been hired by Youngstown State.
"It is with great passion and enthusiasm that I become the head football coach at Youngstown State University," said Pelini, who...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 4:20 PM
CHICAGO — Jay Harris scored 25 and Illinois-Chicago rallied with 14 straight points past Youngstown State 77-71 in the Horizon League opener for both teams on Friday.
UIC (5-11) trailed 63-57 with 5:18 left and surged to a 71-63 lead with 58...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 4:29 PM
TV/radio: 11 a.m. Saturday; BTN, WIND-AM 560.
Records: Illinois 4-8 last season, Youngstown State 8-4.
Last meeting: First.
On the offensive: Wes Lunt will debut at quarterback and he will be working with a cast of new receivers....
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:19 PM
CHAMPAIGN — New seasons bring clean slates.
And Illinois is hoping to write a success story on its slate.
What would define success for the Illini is up for debate, but more than one Big Ten win would be the low end of the bar. They'll start the...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Illinois was satisfied with its 28-17 season-opening victory Saturday against Youngstown State. But there is plenty left to worry about. The Illini need to make fixes before Western Kentucky comes to Champaign.
Offense: C+. Wes Lunt got off to a shaky...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:12 PM
Nathan Pittman thought about waiting until later in the football season before making a commitment to the college of his choice.
But the senior linebacker at Hagerty High in Oviedo grew so comfortable with Youngstown State, he figured why wait? He...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:33 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas senior basketball player Sidney Umude has verbally committed to Youngstown State and will sign with the Horizon League school next week, St. Thomas coach Steve Strand said. Umude, a 6-foot-7, 210-pound forward who averaged 11 points and...
| Nov 18, 2013
Lehigh's 31-14 win over Colgate again elevated the Mountain Hawks in the national polls. Lehigh moved up to No. 15 in the coaches poll from No. 17 and climbed from No. 20 to No. 17 in The Sports Network poll. Also, the 149th edition of college football'...