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Local coaches remember Tennessee Vols legend Pat Summitt

Amber Gray learned how to coach from Pat Summitt. She became a coach, in part, because of Summitt. She learned what made Summitt great during her two seasons with the Tennessee Volunteers. But the Lakota West graduate Gray, who has been an administrative assistant for the Wright State women’s team ...

Wright State’s Mitchell Stover competes in the 200 IM during the Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championship at Oakland University on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 in Rochester, Mich. —Photo by Duane Burleson—

Current, former Raiders swimmers set for Olympic Trials

First one in and last one out – that’s how a young Mitchell Stover wanted it when he went to the pool. “I was definitely one of those kids, when it was time to go home I didn’t want to leave,” Stover said. “I just loved being in the water. ...

Wright State’s Lovelady picked for role with USA Baseball

Wright State baseball coach Greg Lovelady hopes one day to lead a youth team in the USA age-group program as it vies for a gold medal in international competition.For now, though, he’s content to just be part of the selection and training effort for the national all-star squads for the ...

Wright State University Athletics Director Bob Grant (left) introduces Scott Nagy, the new WSU head men’s basketball coach during a press conference. Nagy, formerly of South Dakota State, is the ninth head coach in the history of the Raiders men’s basketball program. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Wright State paying men's basketball coach $500,000 per year

It took $2.5 million for Wright State to lure basketball coach Scott Nagy away from South Dakota State, where he had coached the previous 21 seasons. Nagy’s contract, obtained by this news outlet through a public records request, is for five years with an annual base salary of $500,000, which ...

Cassandra Lloyd in 2008 when she was named News-Sun Track Athlete of the Year. Staff photo by Marshall Gorby

South grad Cassandra Lloyd qualifies for Olympic Trials

Springfield South High School graduate Cassandra Lloyd qualified for the Olympic Trials with a time of 12.96 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles Saturday at the Star Athletics Pro Meet at Montverde Academy in Montverde, Fla. Lloyd, 26, wrote on her Facebook page she “didn’t make it four years ago, so ...

Wright State pitcher Robby Sexton delivers a pitch Saturday at the University of Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium.

Five Wright State baseball players picked in MLB draft

Major League Baseball teams have found plenty to like on the Wright State baseball team's roster. Five Raiders have been selected in the MLB draft, which started Thursday. The number is a record for the program, which has grown from the dominant baseball team in the Horizon League to a ...

“Gary the deer” celebrates with the Wright State Raiders after they won the Horizon League title last month at Nischwitz Stadium. Gary became the Raiders’ unofficial mascot earlier this season after the team bus hit a deer returning from a road trip. Mike Hartsock/WHIO-TV

Second Thoughts: We’ll miss Wright State’s wacky baseball mascot

I finally broke down Saturday and turned on the air conditioning. Inspired by “The Settlers,” who still have cable (so do we) I wanted to go the whole summer without AC. That idea was as popular as Draymond Green in Cleveland.Wright State’s baseball mascot, Gary Croswell, made a dramatic announcement ...

Wright State’s Jesse Scholtens fires a pitching during last week’s perfect game against Dayton. Photo courtesy of Wright State

Wright State's Jesse Scholtens drafted by San Diego Padres

Wright State ace Jesse Scholtens was drafted in the ninth round of the 2016 MLB draft by the San Diego Padres on Friday. Scholtens was the second Wright State baseball player drafted so far in the draft. Catcher Sean Murphy was drafted in the third round by the Oakland Athletics. ...

Wright State’s Murphy picked in third round of MLB Draft

Sean Murphy chose not to watch the first two rounds of the baseball draft Thursday night. The Wright State catcher tried to keep himself distracted by dining with his family and taking in a movie, Neighbors 2.He didn’t miss much. Although he was pegged as the 63rd-best prospect by Baseball ...

Wright State’s coach Billy Donlon as the Raiders trailed the Oakland Golden Grizzlies at the Nutter Center on Feb. 18, 2015. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Billy Donlon gets $225,000 buyout from Wright State

Wright State University is paying former men’s basketball coach Billy Donlon $225,000 as part of the separation agreement both sides signed April 13 following Donlon’s firing in March. The amount, which is being distributed in 11 monthly payments of $20,454.55, is equal to one year of base salary, even though ...

Tom Archdeacon: ‘Love’ will find a way for Wright State Raiders

If you want a guy who is rallying young folks and selling them on the idea of the good things he’ll help bring their way, you don’t have to look out on the presidential campaign trail.Just go to the NCAA baseball tournament’s Louisville Regional where Wright State faces Ohio State ...

Louisville beats Wright State 3-1 for regional championship

Wright State battled the No. 2 team in the country for nine innings, but the Raiders couldn’t convert some early scoring opportunities and Louisville junior Nick Solak beat them with one powerful swing.Solak blasted a two-run home run in the fourth and added an RBI single in the fifth off ...

Wright State's 'Gary the Deer' a hit on ESPNU

Wright State’s baseball mascot, Gary Croswell, has been featured a few times this weekend on ESPNU during the Raiders’ NCAA Regional appearance. The deer head has become a staple in WSU’s dugout since a Croswell Bus Lines driver – named Gary – hit a deer while driving the Raiders to ...

Wright State avenges Ohio State loss to reach regional final

Wright State used a five-run first inning to avenge Friday’s loss to Ohio State with a 7-3 triumph Sunday in an NCAA Regionals elimination game at the University of Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium.The win moved the third-seeded Raiders into the final against No. 1 Louisville, which WSU needed to win ...

Wright State routs WMU to keep season alive

Following Friday’s crushing, ninth-inning loss to Ohio State in the NCAA Regionals, Wright State baseball coach Greg Lovelady said he had no doubt his team would come back strong in its elimination game. The Raiders wasted no time validating his confidence by jumping on Western Michigan ace Keegan Akin for ...

Four close calls go against Wright State in loss

Wright State baseball coach Greg Lovelady spent a lot of time on the field Friday at the University of Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium, and he wasn’t happy about it.Four bang-bang plays, including two at the plate, went against the Raiders in their 7-6 loss to Ohio State in Friday’s opener ...

Friday at the University of Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium.

NCAA baseball: Buckeyes rally stuns Wright State

Three outs from one of the biggest wins in program history, the Wright State baseball team instead walked away from the University of Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium stunned and stung by Ohio State. Jalen Washington’s bases-loaded single off Caleb Sampen in the bottom of the ninth scored Ronnie Dawson with ...

Wright State baseball: Roman relishes redemptive return to regionals

It’s not as though Wright State coach Greg Lovelady and shortstop Mitch Roman needed a reminder of how their most recent trip the NCAA tournament ended, with both of them watching from the parking lot after getting ejected in the sixth inning of an 8-4 loss at Illinois in last ...

NCAA Baseball: Wright State takes the field in Louisville

The Wright State baseball team is on the field at the University of Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium, where the Raiders will play Ohio State in the NCAA Regionals at 2 p.m. Friday.The second-seeded Buckeyes (43-18-1) just wrapped their practice on the field where they will face No. 3 Wright State ...

Wright State’s Richelle van der Keijl looks to score against the Oakland defense as the Raiders defeated the Golden Grizzlies 92-66. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Wright State’s van der Keijl transfers to New Mexico

Richelle van der Keijl, the 6-foot-5 center of the Wright State women’s basketball team has transferred to the University of New Mexico to join former Raiders head coach Mike Bradbury, who took over the Lobos program in the end of March.Van der Kiejil, a native of the Netherlands, graduated from ...

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