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WSU women’s soccer returns plenty of experience

A year after fielding a squad in which 12 of the 24 players were freshmen, Wright State women’s soccer coach Pat Ferguson has a more experienced bunch this fall.And that increased maturity was on display in the second game of the season Saturday at Morehead State.“We got a really poor ...

WSU signs 6-8 Denmark recruit

Wright State University men’s basketball coach Billy Donlon has reached out to Denmark for help next season.The Raiders program on Wednesday announced that it has a signed national letter of intent from Daniel Mortensen, a 6-foot-8, 225-pounder from Islev, Denmark. The 20-year-old will have four seasons of eligibility, beginning in ...

UK, Xavier highlight Wright State’s non-conference slate

The Wright State University men’s basketball team won’t be facing Ohio State this year, but the 2015-16 competition is no less daunting – especially for a program coming off a down season. Wright State announced its non-conference schedule Thursday, highlighted by a Nov. 20 tilt at national runner-up Kentucky. The ...

WSU has early-season date with Kentucky

The Wright State men’s basketball team will face Kentucky on Nov. 20 in Lexington. The Wildcats reached the Final Four in 2014 and were the NCAA champs in 2012.Wright State is releasing its non-conference schedule today, every 30 minutes via its Twitter account @WSURaidersThe Raiders open the season in the ...

Rhode Island guard Biggie Minnis, right, shown here playing against Dayton in March at UD Arena, will join Wright State as a fifth-year player. David Jablonski/Staff

Ex-Rhode Island guard to join Wright State

Wright State University men’s basketball coach Billy Donlon is about to add another Division I-tested piece to his plans for a bounce-back 2015-16 season.Former University of Rhode Island guard DeShon “Biggie” Minnis says he will finish out his college career — which now extends to a third school in five ...

Local D-I schools set to begin providing stipends

A new era for NCAA Division I athletics starts Aug. 1.Beginning then, universities across the country can offer stipends covering the cost of attendance for student-athletes. This means they will receive their normal scholarship money to cover tuition, room and board and books, plus extra money to cover the cost ...

Wright State Men’s Basketball head coach Billy Donlon shows his frustration early in the first half as the Raiders hosted the Detroit Titans at the Nutter Center on Friday. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Q&A with WSU basketball coach Billy Donlon

After making back-to-back appearances in the Horizon League tournament championship game, the Wright State men’s basketball team endured an injury-riddled 2014-15 season that saw the Raiders finish last in the league stanndings and lose 20 games for the first time in 18 years. The final gut shot came in the ...

WSU freshman Alan Vest follows in his brother Matt’s footsteps as he works out with the team Thursday. JIM WITMER/STAFF

Raiders’ intensity in mid-season form

Wright State held its first basketball practice of the final summer session Thursday, and coach Billy Donlon wasn’t exactly easing his players into it. The practice had all of the intensity and volume one would expect in the middle of the season the day after a bad loss. “It’s really ...

Wright State head baseball coach Greg Lovelady argues with umpires in the sixth inning during the NCAA baseball regional tournament against Illinois at Illinois Field in Champaign, Ill., Monday June 1, 2015. Illinois won 8-4. (Rick Danzl/The News-Gazette via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Lovelady, Roman ejected as WSU ends season in regional final

A memorable season full of milestones and magic ended in anger and disappointment for the Wright State baseball team Monday afternoon. Playing in the program’s first NCAA tournament regional final since moving to Division I in 1988, the Raiders dropped an 8-4 decision to host Illinois in a game that ...

Wright State baseball ousted by Illinois

The Wright State baseball team’s season came to an end Monday afternoon, and head coach Greg Lovelady and shortstop Mitch Roman weren’t around to see it.Lovelady was ejected in the middle of the sixth inning of the Raiders’ 8-4 loss to Illinois, and Roman got tossed while running on to ...

Pitching powers WSU to first NCAA tourney wins in 21 years

Wright State got two impressive – and rare – pitching performances Sunday to beat Ohio University and Notre Dame and move into the finals of the NCAA regional at the University of Illinois.Junior right-hander Jack Van Horn threw eight shutout innings in his longest outing of the season, and just ...

Scholtens’ rare return gives WSU first NCAA win since 1994

Jesse Scholtens has given Wright State numerous solid outings this season, but none were more effective – or impressive – than the one he turned in Sunday afternoon in the NCAA regional.After throwing 40 pitches in two innings Saturday before the skies opened and suspended the elimination game against Ohio ...

Wright State pitcher Jesse Scholtens (39) is greeted in the dugout after catching a line drive to end the eighth inning against Ohio during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game, Sunday, May 31, 2015, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)

Wright State beats OU to stay alive in regional

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Wright State stayed alive in the NCAA regional this afternoon with an 8-3 victory against Ohio University in the resumption of a game suspended by rain Saturday at Illinois Field. The win moves the Raiders (42-16) into tonight’s losers bracket final against the loser of the Illinois-Notre ...

Wright State's John Brodner slides into third base after hitting a two-run triple against Notre Dame during the second inning of the Champaign Regional of the NCAA college baseball tournament in Champaign, Ill., Friday, May 29, 2015.  (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)

Irish ride the wind to 13-7 win against WSU

The Wright State baseball team may have gotten blown away in its NCAA regional opener against Notre Dame, but don’t call it a blowout. The Raiders led twice and trailed by a run heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, but that’s when the Fighting Irish took full advantage ...

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