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Jay Morrison

Jay Morrison covers the Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals and various other teams and events in Southwest Ohio. He graduated from Fairfield High School and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

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5 things to know about Wright State’s win against Cleveland State
 For the fifth time this season Wright State rallied from at least eight points down to win, beating Cleveland State 72-63 Monday night to remain tied with Northern Kentucky for first place in the Horizon League. The win sets up a three-team weekend showdown between the Raiders, NKU and UIC to determine the regular-season champion...

Posted: 11 hours ago

For the fifth time this season Wright State rallied from at least eight points down to win, beating Cleveland State 72-63 Monday night to remain tied with Northern Kentucky for first place in the Horizon League. The win sets up a three-team weekend showdown between the Raiders, NKU and UIC to determine the regular-season champion...
Looking at Wright State’s possible paths to a championship
 Wright State set up a final-weekend showdown in the Horizon League by rallying from an eight-point deficit in the second half Monday night to beat Cleveland State 72-63. The Raiders remain tied for first place with Northern Kentucky, which beat Youngstown State,  with two games remaining, while UIC, which beat Detroit Mercy, is just a game...

Posted: 14 hours ago

Wright State set up a final-weekend showdown in the Horizon League by rallying from an eight-point deficit in the second half Monday night to beat Cleveland State 72-63. The Raiders remain tied for first place with Northern Kentucky, which beat Youngstown State, with two games remaining, while UIC, which beat Detroit Mercy, is just a game...
Raiders hold off CSU behind Benzinger’s big Senior Night
 Wright State said goodbye to seniors Grant Benzinger and Trey Stacey on Monday night. The Raiders can only hope the game marked a final farewell in 2018 to Cleveland State, a struggling group that looked for most of the night as though it was going to pull off a second consecutive upset against the Horizon League’s top team. Despite...

Posted: a day ago

Wright State said goodbye to seniors Grant Benzinger and Trey Stacey on Monday night. The Raiders can only hope the game marked a final farewell in 2018 to Cleveland State, a struggling group that looked for most of the night as though it was going to pull off a second consecutive upset against the Horizon League’s top team. Despite...
Merriweather disappointed in effort as Vikings whip lethargic Raiders
 Wright State women’s basketball coach Katrina Merriweather said she was stunned by what she saw Monday night, and she wasn’t looking at the scoreboard, although she wasn’t pleased by what she saw there either. Cleveland State came to the Nutter Center on Monday and jumped the lethargic Raiders from the outset, leading by...

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Wright State women’s basketball coach Katrina Merriweather said she was stunned by what she saw Monday night, and she wasn’t looking at the scoreboard, although she wasn’t pleased by what she saw there either. Cleveland State came to the Nutter Center on Monday and jumped the lethargic Raiders from the outset, leading by...
Wright State’s Love wins another HL Freshman of the Week honor
 The Loudon Love award train keeps on rolling with Monday’s announcement the Wright State center is the Horizon League Freshman of the Week for the seventh time this season. Love led the Raiders to a 69-67 victory against Northern Kentucky on Friday to move WSU back into a first-place tie with the Norse. ›› Benzinger to...

Posted: a day ago

The Loudon Love award train keeps on rolling with Monday’s announcement the Wright State center is the Horizon League Freshman of the Week for the seventh time this season. Love led the Raiders to a 69-67 victory against Northern Kentucky on Friday to move WSU back into a first-place tie with the Norse. ›› Benzinger to...
Wright State’s Benzinger to hit Nutter Center floor one last time
 The courtside seating at the Nutter Center is about to get a lot safer, but first Grant Benzinger has one more game to play there when the Raiders take on Cleveland State for Senior Night on Monday. Known for his hustle and blatant disregard for his body as much as his sharp shooting, Benzinger has dropped more than just sweat on the home...

Posted: 2 days ago

The courtside seating at the Nutter Center is about to get a lot safer, but first Grant Benzinger has one more game to play there when the Raiders take on Cleveland State for Senior Night on Monday. Known for his hustle and blatant disregard for his body as much as his sharp shooting, Benzinger has dropped more than just sweat on the home...
Wright State vs. Cleveland State: What you need to know about Monday’s game
 Who: Cleveland State (8-21, 5-11) vs Wright State (20-8, 12-3) When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Nutter Center TV/Radio: ESPN3/106.5 Grant Benzinger, 6-3, Sr. G, 14.3 Parker Ernsthausen, 6-11, Jr., F, 5.0 Mark Hughes, 6-4, Jr, G, 9.9 Loudon Love, 6-9, Fr., C, 12.5 Cole Gentry, 5-10, So., G, 9.6 Kenny Carpenter, 6-5, Sr., G, 12.6 Tyree...

Posted: 2 days ago

Who: Cleveland State (8-21, 5-11) vs Wright State (20-8, 12-3) When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Nutter Center TV/Radio: ESPN3/106.5 Grant Benzinger, 6-3, Sr. G, 14.3 Parker Ernsthausen, 6-11, Jr., F, 5.0 Mark Hughes, 6-4, Jr, G, 9.9 Loudon Love, 6-9, Fr., C, 12.5 Cole Gentry, 5-10, So., G, 9.6 Kenny Carpenter, 6-5, Sr., G, 12.6 Tyree...
5 things to know about Wright State’s win vs. NKU
 As the leading rebounder in the Horizon League, Wright State freshman Loudon Love knows a little something about grabbing control. Such as, if you loosen your grip for a second, that control can disappear. That will be the message for the Raiders after they regained control of the top spot in the HL with a 69-67 triumph of Northern Kentuckyon...

Posted: 3 days ago

As the leading rebounder in the Horizon League, Wright State freshman Loudon Love knows a little something about grabbing control. Such as, if you loosen your grip for a second, that control can disappear. That will be the message for the Raiders after they regained control of the top spot in the HL with a 69-67 triumph of Northern Kentuckyon...
Ernsthausen shows (and covers) heart in win vs. NKU
 Wright State coach Scott Nagy spent the week preaching a one-word theme ahead of his team’s showdown against Northern Kentucky: Courage. And junior forward Parker Ernsthausen literally took the message to heart. Playing with a protective chest pad after suffering a sternum contusion in last Saturday’s loss to Wisconsin-Milwaukee...

Posted: 4 days ago

Wright State coach Scott Nagy spent the week preaching a one-word theme ahead of his team’s showdown against Northern Kentucky: Courage. And junior forward Parker Ernsthausen literally took the message to heart. Playing with a protective chest pad after suffering a sternum contusion in last Saturday’s loss to Wisconsin-Milwaukee...
Report: AJ McCarron wins grievance against Cincinnati Bengals
 An independent arbiter has ruled in favor of AJ McCarron in his grievance against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to a Tweet from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, meaning the quarterback will be an unrestricted free agent this season. That means he is free to sign with any team, including the Bengals, which isn’t likely given Andy Dalton&rsquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

An independent arbiter has ruled in favor of AJ McCarron in his grievance against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to a Tweet from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, meaning the quarterback will be an unrestricted free agent this season. That means he is free to sign with any team, including the Bengals, which isn’t likely given Andy Dalton&rsquo...
Wright State vs. NKU: What you need to know about Friday’s game
 Who: Northern Kentucky (19-7, 12-2) vs Wright State (19-8, 11-3) When: 9 p.m. Friday Where: Nutter Center TV/Radio: ESPNU/106.5 Probable Wright State starters Grant Benzinger, 6-3, Sr. G, 14.5 Parker Ernsthausen, 6-11, Jr., F, 4.8 Mark Hughes, 6-4, Jr, G, 10.0 Loudon Love, 6-9, Fr., C, 12.4 Cole Gentry, 5-10, So., G, 9.7 ››...

Posted: 5 days ago

Who: Northern Kentucky (19-7, 12-2) vs Wright State (19-8, 11-3) When: 9 p.m. Friday Where: Nutter Center TV/Radio: ESPNU/106.5 Probable Wright State starters Grant Benzinger, 6-3, Sr. G, 14.5 Parker Ernsthausen, 6-11, Jr., F, 4.8 Mark Hughes, 6-4, Jr, G, 10.0 Loudon Love, 6-9, Fr., C, 12.4 Cole Gentry, 5-10, So., G, 9.7 ››...