The Youngstown State University Penguins football team is one of the most storied programs in the FCS division. The Penguins first started playing football in 1938 and have won over 420 games in their history. YSU has also won 5 conference titles and ranks 2nd most all time with 4 FCS National Championships on 6 appearances in the championship game. Notable YSU alumni include Ron Jawaorski, Jeff Wilkins, Paul McFadden, Donald Jones, Brandian Ross, and Lamar Mady. The Penguins have a long and rich tradition of great coaching staffs, which includes names like Jim Tressel, Mark Mangino, Jon Heacock and Mark Dantonio. Youngstown State currently competes in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, against many of the best programs in the FCS division. All of this success has created a great game day atmosphere at Stambaugh Stadium, with fans from all over flocking to the capital of Penguin Nation to cheer on the team. Game days start early with Youngstown hosting one of the best tailgaiting events in the MVFC and has a tradition of creative and enthusiastic pregame concerts performed by the Youngstown State Marching Pride. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Youngstown State Penguins football tickets.
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Youngstown State Penguins Football at Stambaugh Stadium Address: 577 5th Ave. Youngstown, Ohio, 44504
The Youngstown State University Penguins football team plays their home games at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, Ohio. Stambaugh Stadium has been home to the Penguins since 1982, and can seat over 20,000 fans. Known fittingly as the “Ice Castle,” Stambaugh Stadium has been unbelievably tough for opponents to win at, with the Penguins holding a 75% winning percentage in the stadium during its first 30 years. Stambaugh Stadium is the tallest building in the city and offers a great view in all directions from the top. The building of the stadium in 1982 garnered a new era of success for the Penguins and has seen them rise to the top of the FCS division. Stambaugh Stadium parking information is covered in our Penguins event guide.
Youngstown State vs. Akron
Beginning in 1940, this matchup is one of the historic rivalries in the State of Ohio. The winner of the game was awarded the Steel Tire Trophy, which drew its name from the large industries of the two cities, Rubber from Akron, and Steel from Youngstown. The series was played annually from 1959 until 1995 when the Zips moved to the FBS division and the Mid-American Conference. The Penguins currently hold the lead in this matchup, and fans from both sides hope that this great rivalry is renewed soon.
Youngstown State vs. Kent State
These two Northeast Ohio rivals have been battling it out for decades. The Penguins and Golden Flashes battle for the right to bring the Schwebel's Challenge Series Trophy back to their respective towns. Youngstown State has seen great success in the trophy series and has brought it back to Youngstown more often then not since 1988. The schools often compete for some of Ohio’s most talented players, and whenever this game is on the schedule there are usually a few high profile Ohio recruits in attendance.
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How can I buy cheap Youngstown State Penguins tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Youngstown State Penguins football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Youngstown State tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee MVFC opponents like North Dakota State, South Dakota State, and UNI can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer the best opportunity to purchase Youngstown State tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Youngstown State Penguins football schedule?
The Penguins 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by MVFC. Youngstown State plays in the MVFC, which means games against Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, North Dakota State, UNI, South Dakota, South Dakota State, Southern Illinois, and Western Illinois. Game times are announced by Youngstown State as soon as the TV schedule is set. Youngstown State’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also play Akron for the Steel Tire. If you are looking for Penguins news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Youngstown State Penguins team roster.
Can I buy Youngstown State Penguins football season tickets?
Youngstown State Penguins season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Youngstown State football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Stambaugh Stadium.
What is the best Youngstown State rivalry game during the season?
Traditionally the biggest rivalry for Youngstown State has been with Akron. The two Ohio schools battled for decades for the Steel Tire with both sides finding success. Although the series has been dormant on the football field since 1995, the rivalry between the universities still exists off the field, with both sides yearning to have the more successful season.
What is the best game day tradition at a Penguins home game?
Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes before kickoff, fans and students take a break from their tailgating to take part in the Youngstown State Team Walk. As the Penguins players, coaches, and staff make their way to the stadium they are met with a sea of high fives, noise, and encouragement. The tradition starts in the M-24 Lot, which is already bustling with Penguins tailgating, and continues as the team makes its way to Stambaugh Stadium. This is one of the few chances to give your favorite Penguins players a high five, and is a great way to start off any YSU game day.