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Archive for August, 2006

Gameweek: Penguins vs. Slippery Rock

Posted by yngair on August 27, 2006

Today is Sunday the 27th, the week your YSU Penguins take on Slippery Rock to begin the 2006 campaign. This game isn’t the best barometer on what the team will actually look like this season, considering the Rock is D2. Thankfully, with us opening at Ohio St. the next 2 seasons, that may stop us from playing Slippery Rock in the near future; which for our playoff chances, that be a good thing.

YSU will win this game pretty handily like they do every year. I hope to see them get up to a huge lead by halftime, so then we can let our young guys play some time. I want to see what Rowan and this Duke QB transfer can do. I’d also like to see our young backs like Jabari Scott and Jordan Edwards get a considerable amount of playing time, so in case Mason or Gibson get injured, they can step right in and fill the role at hand nicely.

The player who I expect will be the difference maker is TE Louis Irizarry. He is big guy, 6’5″ 255; and runs great. Coming out of Ursuline, he was one of the highest rated TE’s in the country. This guy is going to cause havoc on all our opponents including Penn State; why? He got decent playing time at Ohio State when he played there, and he knows the game well.

YSU wins this game 52-10 in front of 13,000. That attendance number will rise as the season goes on. The Canfield Fair, Scrappers, and 3 high school games are on this Thursday night. I also got word from a radio host who does an internet radio show that YSU may be getting additional media coverage. I can’t comment any further on this at this point. I hope to make the un-official announcement sometime this week!


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Predict the Record

Posted by yngair on August 22, 2006

Go Vote On the Poll Booth with your prediction of this year’s record for the Penguins. The blog will go in-depth with this later this week into next week with our predictions.

What we can tell you right now is it will include a title in it. So go vote: 7-4, 8-3, 9-2, 10-1, 11-0 are your choices.

If you want to help the blog this season. Email us: We’d love your help by either writing or taking photos at the games.

We’d love to have you along! GO PENGUINS 

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