Wright State University Athletics Director Bob Grant (left) introduces Scott Nagy, the new WSU head men’s basketball coach during an April press conference. Grant expects Nagy to have a positive effect on the bottom line of WSU athletics, which has run a deficit every year since 2007. LISA POWELL / STAFF
Photo: Lisa Powell
Photo: Lisa Powell

Wright State Athletic Director Bob Grant: ‘My heart is aching’

Horizon League announced indefinite suspension of athletic activities on Thursday

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“It’s been a crazy couple of days,” Grant said. “My heart is aching for all of our student athletes and our coaches, especially our seniors. I just want to put out a quick message, letting you know how much I appreciate all of you. The athletic department, the whole staff here is working to try to figure out the best way to move forward with this sort of unprecedented time we’re in.”

The Wright State baseball team was scheduled to play three games this weekend at Nischwitz Stadium. The entire schedule on the school website now lists “postponed” after every game.

Wright State released a statement about the situation Thursday: "As always, Wright State Athletics is committed to the welfare and safety of our student-athletes. Their health and well-being, along with that of our coaches and staff, is paramount. Wright State is closely monitoring this rapidly evolving situation and continuing to follow direction from federal, state and local authorities to make decisions based on the most up-to-date information available."

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