Issue: Athletics

Proud to Wear the Green and Gold

My grandfather was born “on campus” on June 29, 1895, in the original Rockafield House, which his parents rented from Mr. Rockafield. My grandfather owned land on both sides of Airway Road (now Colonel Glenn Highway), mostly on the south … Continue reading

Rowdy Raider and Wright State Athletics

Rowdy Raider hasn’t always been the gray and white wolf we know today. The Wright State mascot has gone through several iterations since the university started playing varsity basketball in 1970. A 1971 student contest determined that Wright State’s colors … Continue reading

Game Changers: Scott Nagy and Katrina Merriweather

Scott Nagy Consider how much a college basketball coach must love a university to stay there 21 years. Then consider how compelling the reasons would need to be for him to leave that university behind. “I can’t imagine what it was … Continue reading

Growing into Stardom

It had been a rough day for the smallest kid at Greg Lovelady’s baseball camp. Wright State’s baseball coach was a little worried about the 14-year-old catcher. He demonstrated an impressive grasp of catching fundamentals, but stood just 5-foot-7 and 145 … Continue reading

Scoring star Lynch has Raiders talking title

Eric Lynch learned early that he might be particularly gifted at soccer—very early. “The first time I played competitive soccer was in a rec league when I was 4 years old,” Lynch recalled. “I can’t say I was in love … Continue reading

Nutter Center Turns 25

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The Wright State University Nutter Center opened December 1, 1990, with a men’s basketball game, followed by a Boston Pops concert two weeks later. The Nutter Center’s upcoming year-long celebration of 25 years of fantastic sports, entertainment, cultural, and promotional … Continue reading

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Raiders’ Scott born to golf

To say Nick Scott was born with a golf club in his hand would not be entirely accurate. To say he had a club in his hand soon afterward would not be far off. “We had a mat and net … Continue reading

Basketball Previews

Women’s Basketball The taste of success the Raiders enjoyed last year has left them hungry for more. Wright State (26-9) played its way into the NCAA Tournament, finishing second in the Horizon League’s regular season standings before beating UW-Green Bay … Continue reading