In Game

The minute you step foot into Stambaugh Stadium you’ll feel the excitement surrounding a Penguins game. The local fans love this team, and they come out in strong numbers to show their support for the team. The turnout has been especially great in recent seasons as the Penguins are coming off an appearance in the national championship game.

In addition to the incredible fan support, you’ll also get to enjoy the performance of the YSU Marching Pride and the Youngstown State spirit groups. The band controls the tempo throughout the game with their tunes and does a superb job of lifting the crowd when needed. The YSU Cheerleaders also keep spirits high with their cheers and bring the crowd to its feet.

Additionally, you’ll want to take some time before the game to walk the concourse and see the Hall of Gridiron Glory. The Hall of Gridiron Glory celebrates the biggest and best moments in Penguins football history and is a can’t miss for any football fan in attendance.

A Youngstown State football game features everything you could want in a college football game making a trip to see the Penguins an enticing proposition for any college football fan. The university pulls out all the stops to create a great game day, so come on out and watch the Penguins play this season.

Things to check out

Hall of Gridiron Glory

Make sure to check out the Hall of Gridiron Glory when taking in a game at Stambaugh Stadium. The Hall of Gridiron Glory celebrates all of the best moments in Penguins football history including the program’s four national championships making it a must-see for any Penguins or college football fan.

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Jim Tressel Shrine

Tressel is the greatest coach in Penguins history having led Youngstown State to four national championships. Stop by the shrine located at the end of the Hall of Gridiron Glory to pay tribute to the legendary coach.

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YSU Marching Pride

The YSU Marching Pride put on a fantastic show and are a must-see part of any Youngstown State football game. The marching band creates a fun atmosphere throughout the game, and you won’t want to miss their pregame and halftime performances.

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Pete and Penny

Keep an eye out for Youngstown State’s two lovable mascots, Pete and Penny, when taking in a game at Stambaugh Stadium. Pete and Penny get into all kinds of shenanigans and are an enjoyable part of any Penguins game.

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Youngstown State Cheerleaders

Join in the chants and cheers lead by the YSU Cheerleaders. The Cheerleaders keep spirits high no matter what the score is making them an essential part of any Penguins game.

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Fight Songs

  1. “Red and White”

    The Red and White are waving
    Over the field
    Our teams are fighting
    With a spirit that will not yield
    Hail to thee O’Youngstown
    We’ll fight for you
    Once again the Penguins
    Will win for YSU

  2. YSU Alma Mater

    All hail to thee O Youngstown,
    Our Alma Mater fair;
    In sunlight and starshine
    We see thee in all thy glory.
    The Red and White, thy glorious colors,
    Ever we praise and hold them
    High to the breeze as the symbol of our Most loyal allegiance.
    This anthem, O Youngstown,
    Our pledge of trust shall be
    That thy sons and daughters
    Shall keep faith with thee forever

  3. Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord
    He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored,
    He has loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword
    His truth is marching on.

    Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
    Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
    Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
    His truth is marching on.

    I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps
    They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps
    I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps
    His day is marching on.


    I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnish`d rows of steel,
    “As ye deal with my contemnors, so with you my grace shall deal;”
    Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel
    Since God is marching on.


    He has sounded from the trumpet that shall never call retreat
    He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat
    Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! Be jubilant, my feet!
    Our God is marching on.


    In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
    With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
    As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
    While God is marching on.


  4. We are… Youngstown!

    We are… Youngstown!

    We are… Youngstown!

    We are… Youngstown!

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