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Final: Wright State 76, Milwaukee 65
 Wright State junior guard Grant Benzinger scored 21 points and grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds to help carry the Raiders to a 76-65 victory against Milwaukee on Thursday night at the Nutter Center. Benzinger eclipsed his previous high of 10 rebounds before the first half ended as WSU (16-9, 7-5 Horizon League) jumped out to an early 11-point...

Posted: 9 days ago

Wright State junior guard Grant Benzinger scored 21 points and grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds to help carry the Raiders to a 76-65 victory against Milwaukee on Thursday night at the Nutter Center. Benzinger eclipsed his previous high of 10 rebounds before the first half ended as WSU (16-9, 7-5 Horizon League) jumped out to an early 11-point...
Wright State women with 10th straight
 The Wright State women’s basketball team got off to a frosty start offensively Thursday afternoon against Valparaiso, but the Raiders kept the defensive heat dialed up for 40 minutes to stay perfect in 2017. WSU missed 22 of its first 24 shots before rolling to its 10th consecutive win, 63-48, at the Nutter Center. “We’ve...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Wright State women’s basketball team got off to a frosty start offensively Thursday afternoon against Valparaiso, but the Raiders kept the defensive heat dialed up for 40 minutes to stay perfect in 2017. WSU missed 22 of its first 24 shots before rolling to its 10th consecutive win, 63-48, at the Nutter Center. “We’ve...
College Basketball Preview: Milwaukee at Wright State
 Who: Wisconsin-Milwaukee (8-17, 4-8) at Wright State (15-9, 6-5) When: 7 p.m. Thursday TV: 22.2, ESPN3 Radio: 106.5-FM Series: Milwaukee leads 28-27, but Wright State has won the last three. Coaches: Scott Nagy is 15-9 at Wright State and 425-249 in 22 seasons overall. LaVall Jordan is 8-17 in his first season at Milwaukee. Probable Milwaukee...

Posted: 10 days ago

Who: Wisconsin-Milwaukee (8-17, 4-8) at Wright State (15-9, 6-5) When: 7 p.m. Thursday TV: 22.2, ESPN3 Radio: 106.5-FM Series: Milwaukee leads 28-27, but Wright State has won the last three. Coaches: Scott Nagy is 15-9 at Wright State and 425-249 in 22 seasons overall. LaVall Jordan is 8-17 in his first season at Milwaukee. Probable Milwaukee...
Raiders to test their toughness against Panthers
 Twice this season Wright State coach Scott Nagy has been vocal about his team’s lack of toughness, and in both instances the bounce-back opponent has been Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The first time was Jan. 14, when the Raiders rebounded from an uninspired, 17-point loss at Wisconsin-Green Bay for a 70-67 win at Milwaukee. The second...

Posted: 10 days ago

Twice this season Wright State coach Scott Nagy has been vocal about his team’s lack of toughness, and in both instances the bounce-back opponent has been Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The first time was Jan. 14, when the Raiders rebounded from an uninspired, 17-point loss at Wisconsin-Green Bay for a 70-67 win at Milwaukee. The second...
Bengals sign Cowboys WR off waivers
 The Cincinnati Bengals have claimed wide receiver Chris Brown off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys. Brown signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in May and did not appear in any games last season. In four seasons at Notre Dame, Brown had 104 catches for 1,410 yards with six touchdowns. He caught 48 passes for 597 yards and four...

Posted: 10 days ago

The Cincinnati Bengals have claimed wide receiver Chris Brown off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys. Brown signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in May and did not appear in any games last season. In four seasons at Notre Dame, Brown had 104 catches for 1,410 yards with six touchdowns. He caught 48 passes for 597 yards and four...
Super Bowl leaves Thuney family ‘a little sleep-deprived but happy as can be’
 After watching her son, Alter graduate and New England rookie guard Joe Thuney, help rally the Patriots from a 25-point deficit to win Super Bowl LI in a 34-28 overtime thrilleragainst Atlanta on Sunday night, Beth Thuney had one question when they met on the field beneath the raining confetti: “The first thing I asked Joe...

Posted: 12 days ago

After watching her son, Alter graduate and New England rookie guard Joe Thuney, help rally the Patriots from a 25-point deficit to win Super Bowl LI in a 34-28 overtime thrilleragainst Atlanta on Sunday night, Beth Thuney had one question when they met on the field beneath the raining confetti: “The first thing I asked Joe...
Six things you may have missed from Super Bowl LI
 Tom Brady and the New England Patriots pulled off the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history to defeat Atlanta 34-28 in overtime Sunday night in Super Bowl LI in Houston. After the Falcons went ahead 28-3 on league MVP Matt Ryan’s 6-yard touchdown pass to Tevin Coleman with 8:31 left in the third quarter, Brady led the Patriots on five...

Posted: 13 days ago

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots pulled off the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history to defeat Atlanta 34-28 in overtime Sunday night in Super Bowl LI in Houston. After the Falcons went ahead 28-3 on league MVP Matt Ryan’s 6-yard touchdown pass to Tevin Coleman with 8:31 left in the third quarter, Brady led the Patriots on five...
Alter grad Thuney wins Super Bowl title with Patriots
 Alter High School graduate Joe Thuney is celebrating a Super Bowl championship after the New England Patriots rallied from 25 down to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime Sunday night in Super Bowl LI. A rookie guard, Thuney is one of only two New England offensive players to start all 19 games this season. His blocking helped...

Posted: 13 days ago

Alter High School graduate Joe Thuney is celebrating a Super Bowl championship after the New England Patriots rallied from 25 down to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime Sunday night in Super Bowl LI. A rookie guard, Thuney is one of only two New England offensive players to start all 19 games this season. His blocking helped...
Patriots rally from 25 down to stun Falcons in Super Bowl LI
 New England rallied from 25 points down in the second half to force the first overtime in Super Bowl history, where James White’s 2-yard touchdown run lift the Patriots to a 34-28 victory against Atlanta. New England quarterback Tom Brady led five consecutive scoring drives and finished 43 of 62 for 466 yards and two touchdowns to win...

Posted: 13 days ago

New England rallied from 25 points down in the second half to force the first overtime in Super Bowl history, where James White’s 2-yard touchdown run lift the Patriots to a 34-28 victory against Atlanta. New England quarterback Tom Brady led five consecutive scoring drives and finished 43 of 62 for 466 yards and two touchdowns to win...
NKU pushes Wright State around, wins 83-79
 Wright State knew it was going to need an extra dose of effort Saturday night to climb past a taller Northern Kentucky squad, but the Raiders were disturbingly deficient in the want-to department from tip to horn. The Norse out-muscled WSU for easy buckets and repeated trips to the free-throw line, where sophomore center Drew McDonald went...

Posted: 14 days ago

Wright State knew it was going to need an extra dose of effort Saturday night to climb past a taller Northern Kentucky squad, but the Raiders were disturbingly deficient in the want-to department from tip to horn. The Norse out-muscled WSU for easy buckets and repeated trips to the free-throw line, where sophomore center Drew McDonald went...
Final: NKU 83, Wright State 79
 Northern Kentucky dealt Wright State’s hopes for a regular-season Horizon League title a major blow with an 83-79 upset Saturday night at the Nutter Center. Drew McDonald scored 22 points, including four free throws in the final 15 seconds to rally the Norse from seven points down in the second half. WSU fell to 15-9, 6-5 HL despite...

Posted: 14 days ago

Northern Kentucky dealt Wright State’s hopes for a regular-season Horizon League title a major blow with an 83-79 upset Saturday night at the Nutter Center. Drew McDonald scored 22 points, including four free throws in the final 15 seconds to rally the Norse from seven points down in the second half. WSU fell to 15-9, 6-5 HL despite...
WSU women win 9th straight, move into first place
 The Wright State women extended the program’s longest winning streak since moving to to Division I 30 years ago with a 67-47 triumph of Northern Kentucky on Saturday afternoon at the Nutter Center. The Raiders also leapt Wisconsin-Green Bay for sole possession of first place, marking the first time in program history they have led the...

Posted: 14 days ago

The Wright State women extended the program’s longest winning streak since moving to to Division I 30 years ago with a 67-47 triumph of Northern Kentucky on Saturday afternoon at the Nutter Center. The Raiders also leapt Wisconsin-Green Bay for sole possession of first place, marking the first time in program history they have led the...
Super Bowl: Alter grad Joe Thuney takes parents on wild rookie ride
 A fantastic and unexpected 282-day journey for a Centerville family ends Sunday night in Houston when New England Patriots rookie Joe Thuney steps onto the biggest stage in the world to play in Super Bowl LI. “It’s been absolutely incredible,” said Joe’s father, Dr. Mike Thuney. “To see all this happen has been...

Posted: 14 days ago

A fantastic and unexpected 282-day journey for a Centerville family ends Sunday night in Houston when New England Patriots rookie Joe Thuney steps onto the biggest stage in the world to play in Super Bowl LI. “It’s been absolutely incredible,” said Joe’s father, Dr. Mike Thuney. “To see all this happen has been...
Wright State Insider: Heckman hangs another school record
 Inspired by her older brother Steve’s pole vaulting career 17 years earlier, Maria Heckman set out to follow his path at Minster High School. “He had the school record at my high school, and hearing all the stories about him made me want to try it,” Heckman said. “I started in seventh grade, and my mom was a little...

Posted: 15 days ago

Inspired by her older brother Steve’s pole vaulting career 17 years earlier, Maria Heckman set out to follow his path at Minster High School. “He had the school record at my high school, and hearing all the stories about him made me want to try it,” Heckman said. “I started in seventh grade, and my mom was a little...
Wright State Raiders gearing up for the grind of February
 Wright State coach Scott Nagy knows you can’t enjoy the madness of March until you get through the drudgery of February. “This is a tough time of year to practice,” Nagy said. “My wife reminds every year that this is when I start complaining about our team and how poorly we’re practicing. You still can&rsquo...

Posted: 15 days ago

Wright State coach Scott Nagy knows you can’t enjoy the madness of March until you get through the drudgery of February. “This is a tough time of year to practice,” Nagy said. “My wife reminds every year that this is when I start complaining about our team and how poorly we’re practicing. You still can&rsquo...
Preview: Northern Kentucky at Wright State
 Who: Northern Kentucky (14-9, 5-5) at Wright State (15-8, 6-4) When: 7 p.m. Saturday TV: Time Warner Sports Channel, ESPN3 Radio: 106.5-FM Series: Wright State leads 21-7 and has won 14 of the last 16 meetings. Coaches: Scott Nagy is 15-8 at Wright State and 425-248 in 22 seasons overall. John Brannen is 23-30 in his second season at NKU...

Posted: 15 days ago

Who: Northern Kentucky (14-9, 5-5) at Wright State (15-8, 6-4) When: 7 p.m. Saturday TV: Time Warner Sports Channel, ESPN3 Radio: 106.5-FM Series: Wright State leads 21-7 and has won 14 of the last 16 meetings. Coaches: Scott Nagy is 15-8 at Wright State and 425-248 in 22 seasons overall. John Brannen is 23-30 in his second season at NKU...
Wright State men’s, women’s basketball teams stacking wins, friendships
 When the new Wright State men’s coaching staff arrived on campus in April shortly after Scott Nagy was hired, it was women’s assistant Katrina Merriweather who took the lead in showing the group around. “It started as a conversation, and then I just said, ‘Hey, let me take you,’” Merriweather recalled....

Posted: 16 days ago

When the new Wright State men’s coaching staff arrived on campus in April shortly after Scott Nagy was hired, it was women’s assistant Katrina Merriweather who took the lead in showing the group around. “It started as a conversation, and then I just said, ‘Hey, let me take you,’” Merriweather recalled....
Bengals quarterback Dalton appears in space travel video
 After kicking off Super Bowl week by leading the AFC to a 20-13 win in the Pro Bowl, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton took a trip into space. Sort of. Not really. Dalton teamed with Ben Schwartz to film the actor’s latest installment of “Courtyard Camera,” a comedic webisode series featuring top NFL players...

Posted: 17 days ago

After kicking off Super Bowl week by leading the AFC to a 20-13 win in the Pro Bowl, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton took a trip into space. Sort of. Not really. Dalton teamed with Ben Schwartz to film the actor’s latest installment of “Courtyard Camera,” a comedic webisode series featuring top NFL players...
Dalton leads AFC to Pro Bowl victory
 Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Kansas City Chiefs tight end and University of Cincinnati product Travis Kelce on Sunday night to help the AFC defeat the NFC 20-13 in the Pro Bowl. Dalton finished 10 of 12 for 100 yards with a touchdown and an interception, while Bengals teammate Geno Atkins had...

Posted: 20 days ago

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Kansas City Chiefs tight end and University of Cincinnati product Travis Kelce on Sunday night to help the AFC defeat the NFC 20-13 in the Pro Bowl. Dalton finished 10 of 12 for 100 yards with a touchdown and an interception, while Bengals teammate Geno Atkins had...
Win vs. UIC caps special weekend for Nagy family

Posted: 20 days ago

The timing couldn’t have been better for Dick Nagy to return to the University of Illinois-Chicago. Nagy would have been on campus this weekend even if his son and Wright State coach Scott Nagy wouldn’t have been leading the Raiders against the Flames. Dick spent five years as a UIC assistant coach from 1996-2001, and the 1997-98...
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