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Wright State baseball uses deer as mascot after team bus hit one

The Wright State baseball team has one of the most interesting mascots in the NCAA. After the team bus hit a deer earlier this season, the Raiders managed to put together an impressive winning streak. Naturally, they credited the deer for their turnaround and set out to ensure that positive aura was always in the air. Enter Gary Crosswell. Gary Crosswell is the name of the stuffed...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wright State’s baseball team brought a dead deer to their game for good luck

The Wright State Raiders baseball team has had an unofficial mascot hanging out in their dugout, ever since the team’s bus hit and killed a deer on April 24. The team had a meeting, and said that they needed something to rally themselves. The next day, their team bus inadvertently ran over the deer, and the players somehow then decided that the deer would be their rallying chip...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State rallies past Wright State in Louisville Regional

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Jalen Washington had a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning to push Ohio State past Wright State 7-6 on Friday in the opening game of the Louisville Regional. Ronnie Dawson singled in the tying run two batters earlier for the Buckeyes (44-18) before scoring the game-winner as Washington drove a bases-loaded, two-out pitch deep to center field...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State rallies Wright State 7-6 in Louisville Regional

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Jalen Washington had a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning to push Ohio State past Wright State 7-6 on Friday in the opening game of the Louisville Regional. Ronnie Dawson singled in the tying run two batters earlier for the Buckeyes (44-18) before scoring the game-winner as Washington drove a bases-loaded, two-out pitch deep to center field...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

UIC targets rim protector with final scholarship

There has been lots of movement on UIC’s roster since their season ended with a loss to Wright State on March 5. Five players either graduated or transferred, but UIC is bringing in arguably the top recruiting class in the Horizon League to replenish the vacancies. The cupboard is not bare by any means. And UIC may not be done with the 2016 recruiting class, as Blinn Community...
Via The Catch and Shoot
May 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Scott Nagy hired at Wright State

South Dakota State men’s basketball coach Scott Nagy has been hired to serve in the same position at Wright State, according to an AP report. Nagy, 49, had coached the Jackrabbits since 1995 and guided the team to an overall record of 404-239 in both Division II and Division I. The man turned South Dakota State into a Big Sky Conference and three conference titles to go with three...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Wright State hires South Dakota State basketball coach

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Wright State has hired South Dakota State's Scott Nagy as its basketball coach. The Ohio school said Monday he will succeed Billy Donlon, a former Horizon Conference coach of the year who was fired after six seasons. Nagy has led South Dakota State to the NCAA Tournament three of the last five seasons. This season he led the Jackrabbits to a 26-8 record and...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Wright State fires coach Billy Donlon after 6 seasons

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Wright State has fired coach Billy Donlon, who was the Horizon League's coach of the year during his six seasons but couldn't lead the Raiders into the NCAA Tournament. The Raiders reached the conference's tournament title game in three of the past four years but lost each time. They went 22-13 this season, the third time in four years that they won 20 games...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Wright State fires Billy Donlon following 22-win season

Wright State has terminated its contract with head coach Billy Donlon, according to multiple reports Wednesday. Donlon, 39, led Wright State to a 22-13 record, second-place finish and conference title game appearance during the 2015-16 season. Wright State had won 21 or more games in three of the last four seasons. In six seasons under Donlon, the Raiders reached the Horizon League...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Billy Donlon fired from Wright State after six seasons

The Wright State Raiders had a pretty successful 2015-16 seasons as they finished the season 22-13 and just missed making the NCAA Tournament. Because of that, they decided to part ways with six-year head coach Billy Donlon. The Raiders were tied for second in the Horizon League this year and advanced the final of the conference tournament, where they fell to the Green Bay Phoenix...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

UW-Green Bay clinches first NCAA Tourney trip in 20 years

DETROIT — Jordan Fouse scored 16 points, and Green Bay wrapped up a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1996 by beating Wright State 78-69 on Tuesday night in the Horizon League title game.Charles Cooper added 15 points for the Phoenix, who jumped out to a double-digit lead and never let the Raiders control the pace. Green Bay (23-12) and Wright State (22-13)...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

UW-Green Bay wins Horizon League, advances to NCAA tournament

DETROIT -- Jordan Fouse scored 16 points, and Green Bay wrapped up a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1996 by beating Wright State 78-69 on Tuesday night in the Horizon League title game.Charles Cooper added 15 points for the Phoenix, who jumped out to a double-digit lead and never let the Raiders control the pace. Green Bay (23-12) and Wright State (22-13) were...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Green Bay beats Wright State 78-69 in Horizon final

DETROIT (AP) Jordan Fouse scored 16 points, and Green Bay wrapped up a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1996 by beating Wright State 78-69 on Tuesday night in the Horizon League title game. Charles Cooper added 15 points for the Phoenix, who jumped out to a double-digit lead and never let the Raiders control the pace. Green Bay (23-12) and Wright State (22...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Green Bay defeats Wright State to win Horizon League Tournament

The Green Bay Phoenix defeated the Wright State Raiders 78-69 at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena to win this year’s Horizon League Tournament and thus earn a trip to the 2016 NCAA Tournament next week. Charles Cooper and Jordan Fouse each had 16 points for the Phoenix, who took home their third ever Horizon League title tonight and first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 1996. Thus...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Green Bay defeats Wright State in Horizon League finals

Four Green Bay players scored in double figures Tuesday to lead their team to a 78-69 win against Wright State in the Horizon League championship game. The Phoenix will advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 20 years. Fourth-seeded Green Bay opened up a 15-point lead in the first half and combated a 12-2 run by Wright State to lead 42-30 at halftime. The Phoenix...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Green Bay’s Cooper throws down tomahawk dunk in Horizon League finals

Green Bay guard Charles Cooper had the top highlight of the first half of the Horizon League championship game Tuesday, destroying the rim and Wright State guard Mark Alstork with this tomahawk dunk. The Phoenix lead 42-30 at halftime, putting them 20 minutes away from their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 20 years.
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Wright State beats Oakland 59-55 in Horizon League semis

DETROIT (AP) Mark Alstork scored 18, and JT Yoho added 15 points - including the go-ahead jumper with 24 seconds to play - to lead third-seeded Wright State past No. 2 seed Oakland 59-55 Monday night in the semifinals of the Horizon League tournament. Daniel Mortensen hit three 3s and finished with 11 for the Raiders (22-12), who will face fourth-seeded Green Bay (21-12) in the...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Donlon criticizes Horizon League, media following tournament win

Wright State coach Billy Donlon and his staff were furious to find out no players from their third-place team made the All-Horizon League teams. On top of that, Donlon was upset with the Horizon League Tournament format, which gives the top-two teams a double-bye to the semifinals and makes the No. 3 through No. 10 seeds to play in the first and second rounds to reach the semis...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Wright State rolls past Illinois-Chicago 74-43 in Horizon

DETROIT (AP) JT Yoho had 15 points and Daniel Mortensen 14 and third-seeded Wright State cruised to a 74-43 win over Illinois-Chicago in the first round of the Horizon League tournament on Saturday. The Raiders (20-12), who have won five straight, plays the Youngstown State-Detroit winner in the second round on Sunday. Wright State hit six 3-pointers in the first half, three...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Karena scores 18, Wright State beats Cleveland State 55-51

CLEVELAND (AP) Michael Karena had 18 points, Biggie Minnis added 11 and Wright State led throughout the second half to beat Cleveland State 55-51 on Saturday. The Raiders (19-12, 13-5 Horizon) had their largest lead at 49-34 with 6:06 left and held on from there. They tied Oakland (13-5) at second place, 2 1/2 games behind Valparaiso (15-2) in the league standings. The Vikings...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Wright State gets by Youngstown State 87-81

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Michael Karena, who came in averaging 9.0 points, scored 26 points with eight rebounds and Wright State beat Youngstown State 87-81 on Thursday night. Karena was 11 of 15 from the field, helping Wright State (18-12, 12-5 Horizon) to shoot over 61 percent, despite the Raiders making just 3 of 12 beyond the arc. Mark Alstork scored 21 points and Joe Thomasson...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Wright State holds off Northern Kentucky 67-64

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Michael Karena scored 17 points with seven rebounds and Wright State held off Northern Kentucky 67-64 on Saturday. Wright State held a small lead most of the game. Northern Kentucky drew to within three, 62-59, with 4:11 left after a 3-point play by Jake Giesler. With 44 seconds to go, NKU's Tyler White made a pair of free throws to make it a one-point game....
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Oakland beats Wright State 89-73 for 2nd place in Horizon

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Martez Walker made four 3-pointers and scored 22 points, Jalen Hayes and Kay Felder each had double-doubles and Oakland beat Wright State 89-73 Monday night for sole possession of second place in the Horizon League. Oakland led by just six points at the break but opened the second half on a 15-5 run - highlighted by two 3-pointers from Max Hooper - for a 60-44...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Minnis tip-in gives Wright St. 61-59 win over Valparaiso

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Joe Thomasson scored 14 points, Biggie Minnis tipped in an offensive rebound with one second left, and Wright State earned the season sweep over Valparaiso with a 61-59 win on Saturday. Wright State (16-11, 10-4 Horizon) held a 33-24 lead at the half, but Valparaiso clawed back, outscoring the Raiders 35-20 over the first 17-and-a-half minutes to take a 59...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois-Chicago fends off Wright State 64-59

CHICAGO (AP) Freshman Dikembe Dixson scored 26 points with 12 rebounds and Najeal Young made three free throws in the final 37 seconds as Illinois-Chicago fended off Wright State 64-59 on Thursday night. Tai Odiase, a 6-foot-9 sophomore, scored 18 points and blocked seven shots as Illinois-Chicago (4-19, 2-10 Horizon) maintained a slim lead throughout. His seventh block was on...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss
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