Category: Sports

Raider Insider with Athletic Director Bob Grant

Raider Insider with Athletic Director Bob Grant

As the fall sports season takes shape, a familiar name within the Horizon League is absent: the Butler Bulldogs. In May, the school announced it would join the Atlantic 10 conference for the fall of 2013. But later that month, Athletic Director Barry Collier announced the school’s immediate departure from the Horizon League. While the...

Great moments in Raider history

On December 30th, 1999, the world was on the edge about Y2K and the possibility of our world ending. When the 3-8 Wright State men’s basketball team upset the eighth-ranked Michigan State Spartans at the Nutter Center that night, people probably thought the end was near. WSU entered the game as 21 point underdogs to...

A new era for volleyball

Change would be the best word to describe the 2012 Wright State volleyball team. Under new Head Coach Susan Clements, the Raiders have a different attitude and outlook with refined team goals. Setter Ashleigh Lucco (Sr.) played her first three years for previous Head Coach Trina Smith and has already noticed a change. “With the...

Women's soccer dreams of Horizon League crown

90 minutes. That’s how far away the Wright State Women’s Soccer team was from their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2000. The Raiders fell to Milwaukee 5-1 in the Horizon League Championship game on November 6, but didn’t let the loss linger. Instead, they went back to the drawing board to figure out how to...

FieldTurf coming to Nischwitz Stadium

If you attend a baseball game at Nischwitz Stadium next semester, you’re going to notice a drastic change. The Wright State Athletic Department is installing FieldTurf and replacing the natural grass at WSU’s oldest athletic facility. “About $600,000 has been donated for the project. And that number is still growing as donations continue to come...

Men's soccer looks to improve on 2011 success

The men’s soccer team defied the odds to make last year’s Horizon League championship game. But Head Coach Bryan Davis isn’t satisfied with second place. Wright State (11-7-2) dropped the final to Loyola 1-0 in overtime on Nov. 13. It was the Raiders’ first appearance in a conference championship since 1998 and the program’s first...