WRIGHT STATE RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
June 05, 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 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 Associated Press
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

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 continues...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 08, 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 Associated Press
March 05, 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 Associated Press
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: UIC 64, Wright State 59

CHICAGO — Dominant performances by Tai Odiase and Dikembe Dixson led UIC to a 64-59 victory Thursday against Wright State. The Flames led for the final 17:42 and have now beaten the Raiders three consecutive times at UIC Pavilion.   Tai Odiase attempts a shot over Wright State forward JT Yoho. (Photo: Jesse Kramer / thecatchandshoot.com) Tons of energy from Tai Odiase. The UIC...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Benzinger's 3 caps Wright St rally in 77-76 win over Detroit

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Grant Benzinger hit a 3-pointer with 18 seconds left to cap Wright State's rally from a 14-point, second-half deficit and help the Raiders beat Detroit 77-76 Monday night. Benzinger finished with 12 points, including three 3-pointers. Mark Alstork scored 16 of his 21 after halftime, Michael Karena had 15 points and Joe Thomasson added 10 for Wright State (11...
Via Associated Press
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Wright State Accepts CIT Bid, Will Play East Carolina

Photo: Raiderroundball.com After falling Tuesday in the Horizon League championship game, Wright State accepted a postseason bid to the Collegeinsider.com Tournament. The Raiders, who finished 3rd in the Horizon League, will play at East Carolina this coming Tuesday, Mar. 18. This marks Wright State’s second straight season with a postseason appearance. Last year, the Raiders earned...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Wright State 68, UIC 61

Photo: Mike DiNovo | USA Today Sports UIC’s regular season ended Saturday with a 68-61 loss at home to Wright State. The Flames now enter the Horizon League Tournament on Tuesday with a 1-15 conference record. They will be the bottom seed, facing No. 4 seed Valparaiso in the opening round. UIC (6-24, 1-15 Horizon League) held a 40-35 lead in the first half before Wright State (18...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Wright State fan thrusts for his buddy (GIF)

Wright State fans were asked to go with a “green out” for Friday night’s game against Detroit.  This Raiders fan got a bit too SO OVERLY EXCITED for the occasion, he couldn’t help himself.  And his buddy was all about it.   To which his buddy replied, “sweet thrusts, bro.”
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Wright State Continues Disappointing Start With Loss to North Carolina A&T

Photo: Tim Zechar Wright State was picked to win the Horizon League by The Catch and Shoot and to finish No. 2 in the conference’s official preseason poll, only a single point behind favorited Green Bay. But Wright State, which won 23 games last year and returned its top eight players, is only 3-5 against Division I opponents (5-5 overall) after falling to Morehead State and North...
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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