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2-1, 2nd in MVFC
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Richmond plays for YSU after court decision

Ma'lik Richardson had two tackles in Youngstown State's win Saturday, one day after an appeals court rejected the school's request to prevent him from playing.

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Court rejects YSU request to halt reinstatement

A federal appeals court declined to block a judge's decision to allow Ma'lik Richmond to play football for Youngstown State for at least the next 14 days. Richmond, 21, was convicted of rape as a teenager.

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Judge rules Richmond can play football, for now

A U.S. district judge has ruled that Ma'lik Richmond, who was convicted of rape as a teen, will be temporarily reinstated to the Youngstown State football team.

Pittsburgh holds on to beat Youngstown State (1:33)

Pitt blows lead before edging Youngstown State 28-21 in OT

Jester Weah hauled in an 11-yard touchdown pass on the opening possession of overtime to give Pittsburgh the lead and Bricen Garner picked off Youngstown State's Hunter Wells in the end zone to help the Panthers hold off Youngstown State 28-21 in the...

Great TD catch by Weah lifts Pitt to OT win (0:33)
Turner's 2nd TD of the 4th quarter ties the game (0:48)
Davis pushes through defenders for TD (0:34)
Ollison punches it in for Pitt's first touchdown (0:33)
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For Ma'lik Richmond, how far should second chances go?

Ma'lik Richmond, who was convicted of rape as a juvenile, has been allowed to walk on to the Youngstown State football team. As espnW's Kavitha Davidson writes, education is a right, but sports are a privilege, one that confers both status and advantages.

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Student convicted of '12 rape won't play for YSU

Youngstown State drew criticism for taking Ma'Lik Richmond, who was convicted of rape as a teen in 2012, on the team as a walk-on and has announced it will not allow Richmond to play in any games this season.

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Petition asks YSU football to remove Richmond

A Youngstown State University student has started a petition to have Ma'lik Richmond, one of the players at the center of the 2012 Steubenville rape case, removed from the football team.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants selected DE Avery Moss in the fifth round (167th overall). Moss has a checkered background and missed the 2014 season but is an athletic pass rusher.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Youngstown DE Derek Rivers, the Patriots' initial third-round pick (No. 83), just held a conference call with reporters and one of the biggest takeaways was how he said the Senior Bowl was a great experience for him because he comes from a smaller school. "For an FCS guy, it's very important," he said. "Everybody questions the competition ... when I got to practice and play with some of those guys that I see on TV, on ESPN, it was pretty cool."


Patriots use first pick on Derek Rivers

The Super Bowl champions had to wait 83 picks before drafting the Youngstown State DE, whom Mel Kiper Jr. calls an under-the-radar pass-rusher with impressive tape and workout numbers.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have selected Youngstown defensive end Derek Rivers with their initial draft choice, No. 83 overall (third round). Rivers set a school record with 41 sacks, totaled 35 repetitions on the bench press, and his 2.53-second 20-yard split was among the best at the position and an indication of his burst. He was a pre-draft visitor to the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.

Derek Rivers as tough as they come (0:34)
James Madison dominates Youngstown State for FCS title (1:00)
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Abdullah, Schor spark James Madison to FCS title

Khalid Abdullah ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns as James Madison won its second Football Championship Subdivision title by beating Youngstown State 28-14 on Saturday.


Late Youngstown State TD not enough

Hunter Wells found Jermiah Braswell for this score late in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough, as the Penguins fell to James Madison 28-14 in the FCS championship game.

2017 MVFC Standings

Illinois State1-03-0
South Dakota0-03-0
North Dakota State0-03-0
South Dakota State0-03-0
Western Illinois0-03-0
Southern Illinois0-02-1
Youngstown State0-02-1
Northern Iowa0-01-2
Indiana State0-00-3
Missouri State0-11-3

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