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College Basketball: WSU coach benches struggling point guard Mitchell
 Wright State coach Scott Nagy believes star point guard Justin Mitchell can get back to playing how he did last year — not trying to do too much, but scoring without forcing shots and impacting a game in a multitude of ways. But that’s not going to happen when the Raiders host Murray State at 7 p.m. Saturday. Nagy is benching...

Posted: 21 hours ago

Wright State coach Scott Nagy believes star point guard Justin Mitchell can get back to playing how he did last year — not trying to do too much, but scoring without forcing shots and impacting a game in a multitude of ways. But that’s not going to happen when the Raiders host Murray State at 7 p.m. Saturday. Nagy is benching...
Wright State Raiders look to keep streak intact vs. Murray State
 Who: Murray State (1-1) at Wright State (0-2) When: 7 p.m. Saturday TV: ESPN3 Radio: 106.5-FM Series: Wright State leads 4-0 Coaches: Scott Nagy is 20-14 in his second season at Wright State and 430-254 in 23 years overall. Matt McMahon is 34-32 in his third year at Murray State. »RELATED: Resilient RedHawks top Wright State in OT Probable...

Posted: 23 hours ago

Who: Murray State (1-1) at Wright State (0-2) When: 7 p.m. Saturday TV: ESPN3 Radio: 106.5-FM Series: Wright State leads 4-0 Coaches: Scott Nagy is 20-14 in his second season at Wright State and 430-254 in 23 years overall. Matt McMahon is 34-32 in his third year at Murray State. »RELATED: Resilient RedHawks top Wright State in OT Probable...
Wright State Insider: Recruiting dam breaks for Raiders
 College basketball and football programs usually see a bump in recruiting from hiring a new coach, but that didn’t happen for Scott Nagy after coming to Wright State. Since taking over in April 2016, the only bump he experienced was the kind you get from running into a wall. “We haven’t felt like we’ve been able to...

Posted: 2 days ago

College basketball and football programs usually see a bump in recruiting from hiring a new coach, but that didn’t happen for Scott Nagy after coming to Wright State. Since taking over in April 2016, the only bump he experienced was the kind you get from running into a wall. “We haven’t felt like we’ve been able to...
Buoyed by Benzinger’s return, Wright State sets sights on Miami
 Wright State’s Grant Benzinger didn’t know how much he’d play in the season opener Friday at Loyola after missing almost the entire preseason after hernia surgery and not rejoining the team until the final practice before the game. He figured he’d be on a minutes restriction and ease back into action. But coach Scott...

Posted: 4 days ago

Wright State’s Grant Benzinger didn’t know how much he’d play in the season opener Friday at Loyola after missing almost the entire preseason after hernia surgery and not rejoining the team until the final practice before the game. He figured he’d be on a minutes restriction and ease back into action. But coach Scott...
College Basketball Preview: Wright State at Miami
 Who: Wright State at Miami When: 7 p.m. Tuesday TV: ESPN3 Radio: 980-AM, 1450-AM, 106.5-FM Series: Miami leads 19-13 Coaches: Scott Nagy is 20-13 in his second season at Wright State and 430-253 in 23 years overall. Jack Owens is in his first season at Miami after spending nine years as an assistant at Purdue and five at Southern Illinois...

Posted: 4 days ago

Who: Wright State at Miami When: 7 p.m. Tuesday TV: ESPN3 Radio: 980-AM, 1450-AM, 106.5-FM Series: Miami leads 19-13 Coaches: Scott Nagy is 20-13 in his second season at Wright State and 430-253 in 23 years overall. Jack Owens is in his first season at Miami after spending nine years as an assistant at Purdue and five at Southern Illinois...
College Basketball: Benzinger boost not enough for Raiders
 Wright State received an unexpected boost from Grant Benzinger and showed some moxie down the stretch, but Loyola (Ill.) withstood a furious rally to pull out an 84-80 victory Friday night. Benzinger scored a team-high 16 points before fouling out with 1:11 to go. He played 31 minutes despite missing almost the entire preseason because of...

Posted: 7 days ago

Wright State received an unexpected boost from Grant Benzinger and showed some moxie down the stretch, but Loyola (Ill.) withstood a furious rally to pull out an 84-80 victory Friday night. Benzinger scored a team-high 16 points before fouling out with 1:11 to go. He played 31 minutes despite missing almost the entire preseason because of...
Raiders short-handed to start season, but expectations still high
 Wright State will be playing short-handed until late December. That’s when leading returning scorer Grant Benzinger should be in peak shape again after offseason hernia surgery, and point guard Cole Gentry will be eligible after transferring. But second-year coach Scott Nagy believes the Raiders have sufficient firepower to succeed...

Posted: 8 days ago

Wright State will be playing short-handed until late December. That’s when leading returning scorer Grant Benzinger should be in peak shape again after offseason hernia surgery, and point guard Cole Gentry will be eligible after transferring. But second-year coach Scott Nagy believes the Raiders have sufficient firepower to succeed...
PREVIEW: Wright State opens season on road at Loyola
 Who: Wright State at Loyola When: 8 p.m. Friday TV: ESPN3 Radio: 106.5-FM Series: Wright State leads 24-16 Coaches: Scott Nagy is 20-12 at Wright State and 430-252 going into his 23rd season overall. Porter Moser is 89-105 in six seasons at Loyola and 194-206 in 13 years overall, including stops at Arkansas-Little Rock and Illinois State...

Posted: 8 days ago

Who: Wright State at Loyola When: 8 p.m. Friday TV: ESPN3 Radio: 106.5-FM Series: Wright State leads 24-16 Coaches: Scott Nagy is 20-12 at Wright State and 430-252 going into his 23rd season overall. Porter Moser is 89-105 in six seasons at Loyola and 194-206 in 13 years overall, including stops at Arkansas-Little Rock and Illinois State...
Wright State Insider: Women’s basketball full of potential
 Wright State women’s basketball coach Katrina Merriweather has all five starters back after going 25-9 last season and more quality players on the bench than the program has had in years. That’s why there’s plenty of buzz about the potential of her team. But until she sees it materialize on the floor, Merriweather wants...

Posted: 9 days ago

Wright State women’s basketball coach Katrina Merriweather has all five starters back after going 25-9 last season and more quality players on the bench than the program has had in years. That’s why there’s plenty of buzz about the potential of her team. But until she sees it materialize on the floor, Merriweather wants...
College Basketball: Mitchell helps Raiders avoid preseason upset
 Wright State’s Justin Mitchell has said his dream goal this season is to average a triple-double. And through the first half of an exhibition at the Nutter Center, he was on his way to Russell Westbrook-like numbers. He had 14 points, five rebounds and five assists, and the Raiders needed the star point guard to be in take-over-the-game...

Posted: 13 days ago

Wright State’s Justin Mitchell has said his dream goal this season is to average a triple-double. And through the first half of an exhibition at the Nutter Center, he was on his way to Russell Westbrook-like numbers. He had 14 points, five rebounds and five assists, and the Raiders needed the star point guard to be in take-over-the-game...
College Basketball: Wright State hopes ‘Mark and Park Show’ takes off
 After being reluctant shooters throughout their Wright State careers, junior wing Mark Hughes and junior center Parker Ernsthausen have been brimming with confidence on offense during preseason practice. The two have been working so well together that they’ve even come up with a name for those times when they’re feeding each other...

Posted: 16 days ago

After being reluctant shooters throughout their Wright State careers, junior wing Mark Hughes and junior center Parker Ernsthausen have been brimming with confidence on offense during preseason practice. The two have been working so well together that they’ve even come up with a name for those times when they’re feeding each other...
Wright State Insider: ‘All hands on deck’ approach working for Raiders
 Wright State women’s soccer coach Pat Ferguson has fielded some teams that could play a fluid style and score goals in bunches. His current squad doesn’t fit that description. “It’s not pretty, what we’re doing. I think we’re just gritty, and it’s kind of an all-hands-on-deck kind of thing. We&rsquo...

Posted: 16 days ago

Wright State women’s soccer coach Pat Ferguson has fielded some teams that could play a fluid style and score goals in bunches. His current squad doesn’t fit that description. “It’s not pretty, what we’re doing. I think we’re just gritty, and it’s kind of an all-hands-on-deck kind of thing. We&rsquo...
College Basketball: Toned Love ready to add muscle for Raiders
 Parker Ernsthausen, the lanky Wright State center, has been matched up against some bruisers in practice during his time in the program and has never shied away from a physical challenge. The 6-foot-10, 255-pound Mike Karena was a load inside, as was the 6-9, 225-pound Tavares Sledge. But those former Raiders never tested the fourth-year...

Posted: 21 days ago

Parker Ernsthausen, the lanky Wright State center, has been matched up against some bruisers in practice during his time in the program and has never shied away from a physical challenge. The 6-foot-10, 255-pound Mike Karena was a load inside, as was the 6-9, 225-pound Tavares Sledge. But those former Raiders never tested the fourth-year...
College Basketball: Wright State women boast improved depth

Posted: 21 days ago

Everyone connected with the Wright State women’s basketball team is pleased to see all five starters back from last year. But if Katrina Merriweather has her way, folks will be seeing a little less of them this season. The second-year coach thought the fivesome of Chelsea Welch, Lexi Smith, Emily Vogelpohl, Symone Simmons and Mackenzie...
Wright State Insider: Horizon cross-country foes a bit mysterious
 Wright State will compete in the Horizon League cross-country championships Saturday at Oakland, and both the men’s and women’s teams will be going into it somewhat blind. Not only will they be seeing the course for the first time, but they also don’t have much of a feel for how they stack up with the rest of the field....

Posted: 23 days ago

Wright State will compete in the Horizon League cross-country championships Saturday at Oakland, and both the men’s and women’s teams will be going into it somewhat blind. Not only will they be seeing the course for the first time, but they also don’t have much of a feel for how they stack up with the rest of the field....
Wright State to face coach’s son in basketball exhibition
 Wright State basketball coach Scott Nagy knows he can count on his wife’s support at games this season, of course, but he’s not expecting her to be in his corner when his team hosts Wayne State in an exhibition in two weeks. That’s because son Tyler is a senior guard for the Division II school from Nebraska. And if Jamie...

Posted: 30 days ago

Wright State basketball coach Scott Nagy knows he can count on his wife’s support at games this season, of course, but he’s not expecting her to be in his corner when his team hosts Wayne State in an exhibition in two weeks. That’s because son Tyler is a senior guard for the Division II school from Nebraska. And if Jamie...
Wright State Insider: Chelsea Welch set to spark women again
 Wright State women’s basketball coach Katrina Merriweather wishes she had five Chelsea Welches. She wouldn’t have to worry about who would play the point or post because the 5-foot-9 Welch can guard all five positions and score from any spot on the floor. That’s why the senior from Fairmont High School was named the preseason...

3:28 PM Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Wright State women’s basketball coach Katrina Merriweather wishes she had five Chelsea Welches. She wouldn’t have to worry about who would play the point or post because the 5-foot-9 Welch can guard all five positions and score from any spot on the floor. That’s why the senior from Fairmont High School was named the preseason...
Wright State’s Welch named Horizon League preseason player of year
 Wright State guard Chelsea Welch was named the Horizon League preseason player of the year today in a vote of coaches, media and sports information directors. The senior from Fairmont High School averaged 18.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists last season. The last Raider to earn the league’s top preseason honor was Kim Demmings...

3:00 PM Friday, Oct. 06, 2017

Wright State guard Chelsea Welch was named the Horizon League preseason player of the year today in a vote of coaches, media and sports information directors. The senior from Fairmont High School averaged 18.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists last season. The last Raider to earn the league’s top preseason honor was Kim Demmings...
Ex-Wittenberg softball coach takes over at Wright State
 Laura Matthews has been an ultra-successful softball coach at Division-III Wittenberg, finishing first or second in the North Coast Athletic Conference each of her five years, but she’s ready to challenge herself against the top college teams in the sport. She officially became Wright State’s coach Sept. 26, and though program...

7:16 PM Wednesday, Oct. 04, 2017

Laura Matthews has been an ultra-successful softball coach at Division-III Wittenberg, finishing first or second in the North Coast Athletic Conference each of her five years, but she’s ready to challenge herself against the top college teams in the sport. She officially became Wright State’s coach Sept. 26, and though program...
College basketball: Proven scorers, newcomers give Wright State hope
 Mark Alstork has transferred to Illinois, and Steven Davis has graduated and is playing overseas. But even though that pair combined to average 34 points per game for Wright State last season, second-year coach Scott Nagy isn’t concerned about replacing their production. He knows he has proven scorers in seniors Justin Mitchell and...

2:16 PM Saturday, Sep. 30, 2017

Mark Alstork has transferred to Illinois, and Steven Davis has graduated and is playing overseas. But even though that pair combined to average 34 points per game for Wright State last season, second-year coach Scott Nagy isn’t concerned about replacing their production. He knows he has proven scorers in seniors Justin Mitchell and...
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