The Youngstown State Penguins represents the athletic programs and
intercollegiate teams of Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. An NCAA Division I member, the university competes in the Horizon League and the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The university also fields a men's ice hockey team, which is a member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association. Youngstown maintains a strong track and field program, with the women's squad winning multiple Horizon League championships over the years. Other men's and women's programs sponsored by the school include basketball, football, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, baseball and golf teams.
Ohio State University is a public research university based out of Columbus, Ohio that was founded in 1870. The Buckeyes are the sports teams that compete on behalf of the school in NCAA Division I athletic games. Though the athletic department hosts a wide variety of teams, it is probably best known for its well performing basketball, baseball and football teams.