One diehard YSU basketball fan, who's been going to games at Beeghly Center from the days of the old Youngstown Pride passed away..

"Super Fan" aka: John Bartholomew was perched in the north end zone of the arena for almost 30 years.

Whether he was drawing up plays, directing the pep band or pacing, "Supe" started going to Youngstown Pride games in the early 1990's and continued with the Penguin basketball teams.

According to an article in YSU's "The Jambar" from 2007, Super Fan attended 100 straight Pride games and did not miss a home YSU basketball game in 18 years.

Super Fan, aka John Bartholomew passed away at age 75.