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WSU softball coach Curylo leaves for UIC

In what has been a continuing theme this spring and summer, Wright State athletic director Bob Grant is hiring once again after softball’s Lynn Curylo became the latest head coach to leave the school.Curylo, who was 147-195 in six seasons while guiding the Raiders to back-to-back Horizon League championship games ...

Wright State senior forward Steven Davis puts up a shot during Monday’s practice at the Stelzer Pavilion/Mills-Morgan Center.

Healthy Davis eager to get back on floor for Wright State

It’s been 572 days since Steven Davis suffered a foot injury that forced the Wright State senior forward to miss 16 of the final 17 games his sophomore season and all 35 contests last year.But Davis has declared himself 100 percent healthy and said he’s eager for his senior season.“It ...

Wright State junior guard Mark Alstork drives against junior guard Justin Mitchell during Monday’s practice at the Stelzer Pavilion/Mills-Morgan Center.

WSU basketball learning to play fast, not furious

It’s been a speedy and, at times, sloppy summer for the Wright State men’s basketball team as the Raiders try to get used to first-year coach Scott Nagy’s up-tempo system. “Right now there’s a lot of mistakes and some frustration, but we just love how they respond when we coach ...

AD calls hiring Mercer to lead WSU baseball a ‘no-brainer’

Wright State athletic director Bob Grant made it clear with just two words how much consideration he gave to looking outside of what has become one of the top mid-major baseball programs in the country to find a replacement for Greg Lovelady:“None whatsoever,” Grant said Wednesday afternoon, shortly after announcing ...

Wright State promoted Jeff Mercer to head coach to replace Greg Lovelady, who left Monday to become the head coach at Central Florida.

Wright State promotes hitting coach Mercer to lead baseball program

Wright State didn’t waste any time naming a new baseball head coach as the school promoted assistant Jeff Mercer today, less than 48 hours after Greg Lovelady left to become head coach at Central Florida. A 2009 Wright State graduate and the Horizon League Player of the Year as a ...

Wright State baseball coach Greg Lovelady hits infield during practice Thursday at the University of Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium, where the Raiders will face Ohio State in the NCAA Regionals today at 2 p.m. Staff photo

Lovelady makes ‘extremely difficult’ decision to leave WSU

The greatest opportunity of Greg Lovelady’s baseball coaching career led to one of his most difficult days Monday when he agreed to leave Wright State after 12 years to become head coach at Central Florida. “Everyone who knows me at all knows these players mean the world to me,” Lovelady ...

Greg Lovelady watches his team post a 5-1 win over UW-Milwaukee. Staff photo/Mike Hartsock

Central Florida hires Wright State baseball coach Greg Lovelady

The University of Central Florida announced the hiring of Wright State’s Greg Lovelady as its new head baseball coach Monday night.Lovelady, 37, coached the Raiders for three seasons and was 124-56 overall and 69-18 in the Horizon League. They finished 35-22 in his first season and then 43-17 and 46-17. ...

COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 18: A general view of Ohio Stadium as more than 99,000 fans packed in to watch the annual Ohio State Spring Game on April 18, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Got Pokemon? Ohio State, Reds want to help you catch ‘em all

Hey sports fans, heard of Pokemon Go? If you have been on social media in the past few days, it’s hard to imagine you can say no.But if you’ve held out this long hoping to hide in the world of sports, we’ve got bad news.If it’s not coming to a ...

WSU promotes Williamson to head track, cross-country programs

After spending the last five seasons as an assistant at Wright State, Rick Williamson has been named head coach for the track and field and cross-country programs.“I’m really looking forward to continuing to develop the program,” said Williamson, who had served as interim head coach since October when former coach ...

Cassandra Lloyd. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Olympic Trials: Springfield’s Lloyd earns semifinal spot in 100 hurdles

Springfield native Cassandra Lloyd, a Wright State graduate, advanced to the semifinals in the 100-meter hurdles by finishing fifth in her heat and 18th overall with a time of 13.08 at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. The semifinals are today at 6:58 p.m., followed by the finals.• Dayton ...

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - MARCH 15: head coach Scott Nagy of the South Dakota State Jackrabbits gestures from the sidelines during the first half against the Baylor Bears during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at The Pit on March 15, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Changes coming to HL men’s, women’s tournament format

Former Wright State men’s basketball coach Billy Donlon and women’s coach Mike Bradbury were outspoken critics of a Horizon League tournament format that will undergo changes in 2017 just in time for their successors’ first appearances. The HL Executive Council on Wednesday approved a revised tournament bracket, with one of ...

Tom Archdeacon: Springfield’s Lloyd leaves the doubters in her dust

If only that old naysayer could take a look now into the commandeered china cabinet in the dining room of her Springfield home.Or, maybe, if he could have foreseen those four glorious years at Wright State or been there for her performances at those track meets just last month in ...

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. ...

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