25 Nov 2006. Another football away game. Youngstown, Ohio, is not the abject hellhole that biased observers or athletic opponents make it out to be. It could use help though being part of the rust belt in a struggling economy. The shotglass is tiered to make it fun to hold but has nothing to indicate it has one of the oddest mascots in all of college sports: the penguin. Youngstown is not THAT cold so there is sure to be a reasonable explanation why they wanted to be represented by a fat, slow, proud, delicious bird.