WRIGHT STATE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Murphy makes impression on A's with arm

A's catcher Sean Murphy, the walk-on Wright State University catcher who blossomed into a third-round A's Draft pick, has a standout arm that's drawing attention in big league camp.
Via Athletics.com
6 hours ago

McDonald, Murray lead N Kentucky past Wright St, 83-76

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) Cole Murray hit five 3-pointers and finished with 23 points, Drew McDonald scored 18, including the go-ahead 3-point play with 40 seconds to go, and Northern Kentucky rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to beat Wright State 83-76 on Tuesday night. Lavone Holland II had 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting, five rebounds and six assists for Northern...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Benzinger, Davis help Wright St top Cleveland St 74-68, 2OT

CLEVELAND (AP) Grant Benzinger scored six points in the second overtime and had his fourth double-double of the season, Steven Davis had 17 points, five rebounds and four assists and Wright State slipped past Cleveland State 74-68 on Saturday. Benzinger hit four 3-pointers, finished with 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Justin Mitchell had nine points, 10 rebounds and four assists...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alstork's 33 helps Wright St. fend off Youngstown St. 84-81

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Mark Alstork scored 33 points, including two pivotal free throws in the final 30 seconds, and Wright State held off Youngstown State 84-81 on Thursday night. The win for Wright State gives the Raiders three victories in a row, and avenges a loss earlier in the season to the Penguins. Wright State (18-9, 9-5 Horizon League) held a 43-34 lead at halftime,...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mitchell has triple-double as Wright State beats Green Bay

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Justin Mitchell had 14 points, 11 rebounds and a career-best 10 assists, and Wright State cruised in the second half for an 88-79 victory over Green Bay on Saturday night. It was the third triple-double in program history for Wright State (16-9, 7-5 Horizon League). The game was tied at 38 at halftime. The Raiders opened the second half on a 25-14 surge and...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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
June 04, 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 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

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...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

NAU soccer beats Wright State

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Underneath the lights in their first Friday night home game of the season, the Northern Arizona women's soccer team were able to perform in front of 595 fans against Wright State. Haley Wingender scored on a penalty kick in the first half and that is all the Lumberjacks needed as Northern Arizona defeated Wright State 1-0 for the Lumberjack's second straight...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 13, 2014  |  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 falls 69-63 in Horizon title game

FAIRBORN -- Wright State's hopes of becoming the first school from Ohio to qualify for this year's NCAA tournament fell short on Tuesday night as Milwaukee led throughout to post a 69-63 victory in the Horizon League final at the Nutter Center. The 21-13 Panthers, who were the fifth seed in the tournament, are NCAA bound for the fifth time in school history. They led by as many as...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Sophomores pace ASU in win over Wright State

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Starting left-hander Brett Lilek went a career-long six innings and third baseman Dalton DiNatale matched his career high with three RBI to power the 18th-ranked Arizona State University baseball team to a 7-2 win over Wright State on Sunday at Blair Field in Long Beach, Calif. Lilek (1-0) struck out five and allowed a pair of runs on just two hits to earn...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 23, 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

WATCH: Wright State player posterizes 7-foot opponent

Wright State's Jerran Young put Green Bay 7-footer Alec Brown on a poster last night after exploding with a big dunk.
Via Gamedayr
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 7 Louisville women beat Wright State 99-40

Even though she was unable to play, Antonita Slaughter did all she could to help No. 7 Louisville. Shoni Schimmel scored 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and the Cardinals cruised to a 99-40 win over Wright State on Saturday night in their first game since Slaughter was diagnosed with a season-ending blood clot in her lung. The senior guard, released from the hospital Friday...
Via Associated Press
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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