Year-end Awards: Male Athlete, Female Athlete, Freshman of the Year

Justin Boggs, Andrew Smith, and Justin Kinner
April 30, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Men's Swimming / Diving, Sports, Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer

Women’s Athlete of the Year: Kim Demmings (Women’s Basketball) ... Read more »

ArtsGala scholarships provide career launching pad for budding artists

ArtsGala scholarships provide career launching pad for budding artists

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
April 16, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories, Wright Life

Next month, senior acting and musical theater major Jon Hacker will pack his bags and leave Dayton, Ohio for the bright lights of Broadway and New York City. Hacker said he has been invited to final callbacks for the Tony Award-winning musical “Newsies”, which will begin a national tour this fall... Read more »

Without registered dietitian on staff, WSU athletics limited to providing nutritional guidelines for student-athletes

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
April 16, 2014
Filed under Sports

When Wright State athletes seeks nutritional advice, strength and conditioning coach Jason Bradford can only offer them suggestions and not clear-cut advice. “The biggest issue is, we’re strength and conditioning coaches. Our background isn’t necessarily nutrition. The NCAA also doesn’t allow... Read more »

Beyond the Box Score: How WWE got real in 72 hours

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
April 9, 2014
Filed under Sports

Most professional wrestlers will tell you that what they do for a living is not fake. Call it "planned", "pre-determined" or "staged", but don't call it "fake". Beginning Sunday night at WrestleMania XXX inside the Mercedes Benz Superdome (not the Silverdome, Hulk Hogan) and ending late Tuesday... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: James turning to professional ranks

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
April 2, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Former Wright State guard Ivory James is in the process of joining a professional team and hiring an agent, according to Raiders head coach Mike Bradbury Tuesday afternoon. Bradbury said that James had not yet signed a contract, "but hopefully will soon." [caption id="attachment_7985" align="alignright"... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats’ size, depth proves too strong for Raiders

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats’ size, depth proves too strong for Raiders

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
March 22, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

Lexington, Ky. – In a year full of accolades, broken records and team firsts, the Wright State women’s basketball team had plenty to celebrate throughout its story-book season. The ending to that story was unkind to WSU, however, and saw the Raiders bow out to an ultimately more talented and more... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Creme’s Bracketology projects rematch for Raiders, Wolfpack

Women’s Basketball: Creme’s Bracketology projects rematch for Raiders, Wolfpack

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
March 17, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

The Wright State women's basketball will not officially know its opponent for the first round of the NCAA Tournament until 7 p.m. on Monday night, but ESPN's resident bracketologist Charlie Creme predicts the Raiders will face a team they have seen before. According to Creme's most recent Bracketology... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Horizon League Championship Coverage

Women’s Basketball: Horizon League Championship Coverage

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
March 16, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized, Women's Basketball

The Wright State women’s basketball team will have no choice but to undergo a wardrobe change. The Raiders will need to replace their Nike high tops for dancing shoes. Wright State erased a nine-point first half deficit and outscored the Phoenix 52-27 in the final 20 minutes to earn a trip to... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Raiders pound Penguins, advance to HL title game for NCAA bid

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
March 14, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

A broken record played at the Kress Events Center Friday night: Born to Run. Once again, a conference opponent had no answer for Wright State's speed in the open court. Kim Demmings and Tay’ler Mingo each finished with 26 points, all five starters for WSU scored in double figures and the Raiders... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Raiders grind out win over Panthers in HL quarterfinals

Women’s Basketball: Raiders grind out win over Panthers in HL quarterfinals

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
March 12, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

Flashy, high-tempo, breakneck are adjectives that have often described the Wright State women’s basketball team this season, especially in the friendly confines of the Nutter Center. Wednesday night’s matchup against Milwaukee, however, was a gritty – and at times sloppy – defensive struggled... Read more »

Men’s Basketball: Despite loss, Raider fans show up big when it mattered most

Men’s Basketball: Despite loss, Raider fans show up big when it mattered most

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
March 12, 2014
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

In his post-game press conference Raiders head coach Billy Donlon compared his team to the Buffalo Bills of early 90s – a team that made it to the precipice of a championship but never won one. “Sometimes that just basketball,” Donlon said. “Nobody wants to hear it.” Added Donlon: “I’m... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Demmings named HL POY, James, Mingo given First Team, All-Defensive team nods

Women’s Basketball: Demmings named HL POY, James, Mingo given First Team, All-Defensive team nods

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
March 11, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

Wright State junior guard Kim Demmings was named the Horizon League Player of the Year, Ivory James and Tay'ler Mingo also received honors, as the conference released its official list of award winners Monday. Demmings lead the Horizon League in scoring during conference (23.4 points per game) and... Read more »

Bradbury: Elkins ‘deserved’ career-high outing

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
March 8, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Wright State women's basketball head coach Mike Bradbury was adamant in his post-game press conference when asked about senior guard KC Elkins' record-setting game against Valparaiso, which included a school-record 10 3-pointers and a career-high 37 points. "That kid has earned every single thing... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Elkins’ record 10 3-pointers, career-high 37, help Raiders sweep Crusaders in season finale

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
March 8, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Saturday’s game against Valparaiso marked the last regular season game senior guard KC Elkins would ever play in the Nutter Center and when game clock read triple zeroes, the 531 fans in attendance knew she saved her best for almost last. Elkins scored a career-high 37 points, including school-record... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Raiders suffocate Penguins, clinch No.2 seed in HL Tournament

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
March 5, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Minutes before boarding the team bus, Raiders guard Kim Demmings took a moment to quote the legendary singer Frank Sinatra. “There’s always room for improvement, so there’s always room to get better. The best, probably, is yet to come,” Demmings said. Needing a win to lock up the No.2 seed... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Raiders snare second place with rout of Panthers

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
March 1, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Less than 48 hours after Wright State’s 79-72 overtime loss to conference leader Green Bay, the Raiders were afforded an opportunity to take out any frustrations they had left against the Milwaukee Panthers. WSU bounced back with a dominant defensive effort en route to a 94-70 blowout win Saturday... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Phoenix outlast Raiders in overtime

Women’s Basketball: Phoenix outlast Raiders in overtime

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
February 27, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

One night before country music star Brad Paisley puts on a show for a capacity crowd at the Nutter Center, the top two teams in the Horizon League took center stage and waged an instant classic. The Green Bay Phoenix needed five extra minutes to put away Wright State 79-72 Thursday night in Fairborn... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Promotion attempts to lure larger crowd for WSU, GB tilt

Women’s Basketball: Promotion attempts to lure larger crowd for WSU, GB tilt

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
February 26, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Wright State's women's basketball team has averaged 455 fans in 12 home games this season, but a promotion featuring free food, drinks and games for aims to garner one of the largest crowds the Raiders have seen this year. WSU will play Green Bay Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Nutter Center. Admission... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Putting Green Bay, Cleveland State losses into perspective

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
February 23, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

It now appears that the race for the No.1 overall seed in the Horizon League Tournament next month will come down to a photo finish. After a 102-82 win over Detroit Saturday, Wright State has entered into a three-way tie for first place in the conference. Green Bay (16-8, 9-3) was defeated at... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Raiders stay in hunt for first place with blowout win over Golden Grizzlies

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
February 19, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Wright State women's basketball team continued its quest for the No.1-overall seed in the Horizon League Tournament Tuesday night with a dominate 92-78 win over Oakland. Kim Demmings led the Raiders with a season-high 36 points - two points shy of tying her career-high mark of 38 set two years... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Raiders score most in 27 years in win over Flames

Women’s Basketball: Raiders score most in 27 years in win over Flames

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
February 15, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

About halfway through the second half of Saturday’s game between Illinois-Chicago and Wright State, Raiders head coach Mike Bradbury pulled a move out of Billy Donlon’s playbook and removed his suit jacket. It was another back-and-forth conference battle in the Horizon League and until the final... Read more »

Ex-Packers safety LeRoy Butler speaks on WSU aiding disabled students, gay athletes in pro sports, NFL quarterbacks he feared

Ex-Packers safety LeRoy Butler speaks on WSU aiding disabled students, gay athletes in pro sports, NFL quarterbacks he feared

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
February 12, 2014
Filed under News, Sports

Former All-Pro Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler spoke to a crowd of several hundred students, educators and WSU administrators Tuesday night at the Apollo Room inside the Student Union as part of the Presidential Lecture Series. Butler spoke for 30 minutes about his 11-year NFL career, growing... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Stanton, Denham injured at practice

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
February 10, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Forward Tayler Stanton and guard Symone Denham both sustained right leg injuries during practice Monday. Stanton fell to the floor during a collision underneath the basket when the team was running a modified full-court drill. The 6-foot junior stayed on her back for several minutes before athletic... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Demmings 28, strong bench play helps Raiders pull even with Penguins in HL standings

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
February 5, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Wright State head coach Mike Bradbury said in November that the least amount of stress he has ever felt as a coach was last season. That year, the Raiders finished 12-18 overall and 6-10 in the Horizon League. When his team was losing games, there was little to worry about. Wednesday afternoon,... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Raiders challenge Penguins for share of first place in HL

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
February 4, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

When the Wright State women’s basketball team takes the court Wednesday to challenge conference-leader Youngstown State, it will be the first time the Raiders have seen the Nutter Center floor in 24 days for an official game. The Raiders (16-6, 5-2) capped off a four-game road trip Saturday with... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Raiders look to keep pace in HL against Panthers

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
January 22, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Life on the road continues for the Wright State women’s basketball team with two games in three days against Wisconsin-based opponents, beginning with a game versus the Milwaukee Panthers Thursday night at 8 p.m. at the Klotsche Center. The first portion of WSU’s four-game road stand proved successful.... Read more »

Six burning questions heading into WWE Raw at Nutter Center

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
January 15, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Sports

With only 11 days remaining until the Royal Rumble in Pittsburgh on Jan. 26, WWE’s flagship program “Raw” will broadcast live from Wright State’s Nutter Center on Monday. Heading into that show, there are several questions on the minds of WWE fans. With rivalries that are starting to take... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Sharp-shooting Raiders hold off Golden Grizzlies

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
January 8, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Against most teams, when the Wright State women's basketball team jumps out to a 21-point lead, the opposition rarely gets close enough to make a game of it. Instead of coasting to a comfortable win, the Raiders had to match the fiesty Golden Grizzlies blow for blow and shot for shot in the second... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Flyers withstand Raiders’ charge, pull away late

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
January 2, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Wright State head coach Mike Bradbury said on Tuesday that the series between WSU and Dayton should not be referred to as a "rivalry" because the results of the games, especially recently, have been one-sided in favor of the Flyers. On Thursday night, it was the same story. All five UD starters... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Raiders start new year with continued cross-town matchup against Flyers

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
December 31, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

While Wright State men’s basketball coach Billy Donlon continues to make his case for a Dayton/WSU matchup to take place before he leaves Fairborn, the Raiders’ women’s team will play the Flyers Thursday night at 7 p.m. for the 15th-consecutive year. Except, WSU women’s head coach Mike Bradbury... Read more »

Men’s basketball: Free throw shooting, defense help WSU even record against UMKC

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
December 21, 2013
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Wright State Raiders used timely defensive and pin-point accuracy from the free throw line to old off the Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroos 61-49 Saturday night at the Nutter Center. Forward Cole Darling led all scorers with 15 points. Jerran Young, who gained national attention for his alley-oop... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Demmings’ 30 points leads Raiders to win in WSU Invite title game

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
December 21, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

In an early season full of accolades, Kim Demmings added one more honor to her collection: Wright State Invitational Most Valuable Player. Demmings scored a team-high 30 points and lead an aggressive defensive effort that culminated in a 87-71 win for the Raiders over the Bradley Braves Saturday afternoon... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Mingo’s big day helps Raiders knock off Musketeers in bounce back win

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
December 16, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Tay'ler Mingo led all scorers with 24 points and the Raiders soundly defeated the Musketeers 79-54 Sunday afternoon at the Nutter Center, just eight days removed from suffering its worst loss in program history. For Mingo, it was the second straight game where she led the team in points on a day... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Raiders back to work following defeat to Louisville

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
December 12, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Finals week around Wright State’s campus is often a hectic time for both regular students and student-athletes, but the Raiders’ women’s basketball team has been making the most of their time at practice while juggling the added responsibilities of final exams. “It’s always stressful going... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Cardinals hand Raiders worst loss in program history

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
December 7, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Riding a wave of emotions coming into their matchup with No. 7 Louisville Saturday, the Raiders looked at ease during the pregame shoot around, seemingly unfazed by the bright lights and big stage often associated with playing a national powerhouse opponent. But very quickly-within about the first... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Stifling defense gives Raiders third-straight win, dominate Knights by 53

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
November 24, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The onset of frigid temperatures outside of the Nutter Center did very little to cool off the Raiders’ sizzling defense and hot hands on offense. WSU forced a season-high 37 turnovers and 18 steals in a easy 90-37 win over NAIA opponent Marian Sunday in Fairborn. Four Raiders finished in double-figures,... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Raiders smash Racers behind James’ career-high 35

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
November 21, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

For the third time in four games, senior guard Ivory James set a career high scoring mark with 35 points and Wright State dismantled Murray State 95-69 Thursday night at the CFSB Center in Murray, KY. It was a mismatch from the opening tip. James and the Raiders sprinted to a 23-6 in the first half... Read more »

Club Football: Redhawks dash Raiders’ conference title hopes with 42-18 romp

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
November 17, 2013
Filed under Club Football, Sports

Completely isolated from the rest of his teammates on the Wright State sideline, free safety Michael Skipper sat perched on top of his helmet, eyes fixated on the field. All Skipper could do was watch as the final minutes ticked off the clock at Yager Stadium. Despite a furious third quarter that... Read more »

Volleyball: Flames down Raiders in WSU’s season finale

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
November 16, 2013
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

It was a fitting end to the Wright State volleyball team's 2013 season: the Raiders battled their opponent early in the match, then ultimately crumbled down the stretch, losing to yet another conference rival. Illinois-Chicago defeated WSU 3-1 (15-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-23) in a battle of the bottom... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Raiders’ new defensive philosophy paying early dividends

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
November 13, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Wright State head coach Mike Bradbury made practices a physically demanding event in the offseason. If players missed defensive assignments, took ill-advised shots or simply did not follow directions, they ran endline-to-endline wind sprints. The grueling conditioning the Raiders experienced translated... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: James, Raiders use defense to smother RedHawks in blowout win

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
November 12, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

During the offseason, Wright State head coach Mike Bradbury installed a new defense- the goal of which was to attack the ball and challenge passing lanes. Tuesday night, against Miami (Ohio), that plan came to fruition with noticeable results. The Raiders’ aggressive defense forced the RedHawks... Read more »

Sports Shorts: Raider’s men’s swim team rebounds, women’s fall to IUPUI

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
November 10, 2013
Filed under Sports, Sports Shorts

The Wright State men’s swimming and diving prevailed over IUPUI Saturday with a 156.5-143.5 win, while the women’s team fell 161-137. John Vigar (1000 free), Kile Aukerman (100 and 200 back), Clement Quilliec (100 and 200 breast and 200 IM), Alfred Pappe (50 free) and Merritt Sparks (100 fly)... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Short on size, Raiders ready to out-work opponents for rebounds

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
November 6, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Following Wright State’s 81-55 win over Indiana-Wesleyan during an exhibition game on Oct. 30, head coach Mike Bradbury was not completely convinced his team was as dominant on the glass as the box score suggested. To get a better idea how his team matched-up physically, WSU took part in a closed-door... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Raiders slam Wildcats 81-55

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
October 30, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Horizon League Preseason Player of the Year Kim Demmings led all scorers with 19 points, Ivory James had nine points and six rebounds and KC Elkins added 12 points off the bench as the Raiders easily dispatched of Indiana Wesleyan 81-55 during an exhibition game Wednesday night at the Nutter Center. The... Read more »

Club Football: Buckeyes run roughshod over Raiders in blowout win

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
October 30, 2013
Filed under Club Football, Sports

At the conclusion of every Wright State club football game this season, head coach Anthony Van Horn gathers with his players on the field for a few minutes for a post game message. ... Read more »

Sports Shorts:Thompson gives Raiders a shot at HL title

Andrew Smith and Justin Boggs
October 30, 2013
Filed under Sports, Sports Shorts

Kalee Thompson’s 12th-minute goal lifted the Wright State women’s soccer to a 1-0 victory over Green Bay Saturday afternoon. The Raiders outshot the Phoenix 10-9. WSU goalkeeper Brooke McCurdy made three saves on Saturday’s contest. WSU returns home Friday evening to face Cleveland State... Read more »

Men’s swimming and diving continues strong start

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
October 23, 2013
Filed under Men's Swimming / Diving, Sports

A perfect 5-0 start, including a national ranking among other Division I swimming powerhouses, has highlighted the Wright State men’s swimming and diving teams season in 2013. After a dominating 224-73 win over Ashland on Oct. 12, the Raiders men’s team claimed its fifth team win of the year,... Read more »

Making a Splash: Wright State outlasts Michigan-Flint for third-straight win

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
October 23, 2013
Filed under Club Football, Sports

In the never-ending football rivalry of Ohio versus Michigan, chalk another one up for the Buckeye State. Two-way players Nick Blower and Brian Sledge each scored rushing touchdowns, wide receiver/tight end Zach Barlage added another through the air and No. 5 Wright State knocked off conference rival... Read more »

Sports Shorts: Club Hockey leaves Louisville winless

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
October 21, 2013
Filed under Sports, Sports Shorts

The Raiders' club hockey team managed a tie after dropping a 4-1 decision to Louisville during a two-game series against the Cardinals on Friday and Saturday. WSU (1-8-1) will next take the ice against Cincinnati on Friday and Saturday nights. The Saturday game, which will be the Raiders' first home... Read more »

Sports shorts: Swimming and diving dominates Ashland

Andrew Smith and Justin Boggs
October 17, 2013
Filed under Sports, Sports Shorts

The No. 22-ranked Wright State men’s swimming squad had a dominating 224-73 win over Ashland Saturday afternoon. The women’s squad also marked a 163-126 win over the Eagles. Raider John Vigar had a controlling win in the 1000-yard freestyle event with a time of 9:56:42 which was 23 seconds... Read more »

Coach’s Corner: Susan Clements

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
October 16, 2013
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Guardian Sports Editor Andrew Smith sat down with Wright State volleyball coach Susan Clements for a 1-on-1 discussion about herself, her team, her musical interests, whether student-athletes should be paid, and more. Guardian Sports (GS): How would you define yourself? Who is Susan Clements? Susan... Read more »

Sports shorts: Men’s soccer dominated by Milwaukee

Andrew Smith and Justin Boggs
October 10, 2013
Filed under Sports, Sports Shorts

Wright State’s first road Horizon League contest of the year was rough from the get go as the Raiders fell to Wisconsin-Milwaukee 3-0 Saturday evening to drop to 1-1 in conference play. UWM is just one of nine NCAA Division 1 teams still unbeaten this season and its strength showed against WSU.... Read more »

Volleyball: Raiders drop seventh straight, swept by Penguins

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
October 9, 2013
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

A losing streak that began on Sept. 20 at the Flyer Classic in Dayton continued Saturday afternoon in the C.J. McLin Gym as Wright State lost its seventh straight match, this time in straight sets to Youngstown State, 25-14, 25-23 and 25-14. The Penguins jumped out to commanding leads in the first... Read more »

Sports Shorts: Varsity, JV women’s bowling teams shine at AIHBC

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
October 2, 2013
Filed under Sports, Sports Shorts

The Raiders’ women’s bowling teams continued their success from last season with a second strong showing in as many competitions Saturday at the American Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference #1. Head coach Jeff Fleck said the varsity women’s team finished second in its division, and... Read more »

Men’s Basketball: Sledge arrested, charged with four misdemeanors

Men’s Basketball: Sledge arrested, charged with four misdemeanors

Andrew Smith and Justin Boggs
September 30, 2013
Filed under Crime, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Wright State men's basketball player Tavares Sledge was arrested Saturday by WSU police and was charged with four misdemeanors, including domestic violence. ... Read more »

Swimming and Diving Preview: Flooded with youth, Oaks leads fresh-faced roster into ’13 season

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
September 26, 2013
Filed under Men's Swimming / Diving, Sports, Women's Swimming / Diving

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Fantasy Football: Five free agent considerations for the immediate future

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
September 25, 2013
Filed under Sports

Fantasy football provides little room error. If you’re reading this and your team is 1-2 or 0-3, you might be panicking, and frankly, I wouldn't blame you. Fortunately, in life, the McDonald’s breakfast menu and fantasy football, there are options which can lead to longer term solutions. Here... Read more »

Sports Shorts: Shafer, Janson lead Raiders at Friendship Invite

Andrew Smith and Justin Boggs
September 25, 2013
Filed under Sports, Sports Shorts

Senior Dan Shafer placed ninth in the 8k race and senior Rachel Janson placed 20th in the 6k race at the Cedarville Friendship Invitational Saturday. As a team, Wright State placed fourth in both the men’s and women’s divisions. Both teams will next compete on Oct. 4 at the All-Ohio... Read more »

Volleyball: Lady Toppers overpower Raiders in straight sets

Volleyball: Lady Toppers overpower Raiders in straight sets

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
September 21, 2013
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Western Kentucky built insurmountable leads and proved again why it is among the nation’s best teams, sweeping Wright State Saturday in straight sets at Dayton’s Frerick Center. For the Lady Toppers, it was an exhibition in execution. WKU outhit the WSU .525 to .184, collected 17 more digs, committed... Read more »

Fitness Focus: Side plank with modifications

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
September 20, 2013
Filed under Sports, Well Fit

In collaboration with the Well Fit sport club, The Guardian presents a one month series of fitness tips intended for both the experienced gym rat and the recreational rookie alike. For the month of September, senior and AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) certified personal trainer Alex... Read more »

Sports Shorts: Men’s basketball to play Georgetown, DePaul in ’13

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
September 4, 2013
Filed under Sports, Sports Shorts, Uncategorized

Wright State Director of Athletics Bob Grant said at Friday’s Athletics Council meeting that the complete men’s basketball schedule is not finalized, but that WSU has signed off on a pair of marquee road games. The Raiders are set to take on Big East powerhouse Georgetown in the Verizon Center... Read more »

Four overvalued fantasy football players to avoid on draft day

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
August 28, 2013
Filed under Opinions, Sports

The moment fantasy football fans have been waiting for months has arrived: draft day. Whether you have been tirelessly completing mock drafts on online, or just bought a magazine off the newsstand yesterday, you want to be as well-prepared for your league’s draft as possible. With the wealth of... Read more »

Season Preview: Depth, renewed identity gives WSU volleyball confidence heading into season

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
August 28, 2013
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Two wins, 30 losses. 0-14 in conference play. To say the 2012 season, for then rookie head coach Susan Clements and the Wright State volleyball team, was a struggle would be stating the obvious. Clements, who guided Niagara to three-consecutive seasons of 23 or more wins before arriving in Fairborn,... Read more »

Cooper to Penn State confirmed

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
August 14, 2013
Filed under Sports

The Wright State University Athletics website confirmed on Aug. 9 that former Raiders baseball coach Rob Cooper will go to University Park, PA to lead the Nittany Lions. Cooper had nearly 300 wins and 9 years of coaching experience. The announcement was confirmed on the Penn State Athletics website... Read more »

WSU baseball coach Cooper to Penn State

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
August 8, 2013
Filed under Sports

Wright State head baseball coach Rob Cooper will be named head coach at Penn State University “possibly as soon as later today,” according to Dayton Daily News. WSU Athletic Director Bob Grant could not be reached to confirm Cooper's departure. The PSU Athletic Communications Department was also... Read more »

Former WSU women’s basketball coach takes over at Fairborn High School

Andrew Smith, Sports Editor
June 24, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Former Wright State women’s basketball coach Bridgett Williams will take over the head coach position for the Fairborn High School girls’ varsity team. The announcement was made Thursday, according to Dayton Daily News staff writer Marc Pendleton. Williams, who coached WSU’s women’s basketball... Read more »

Ohio ranks one of the worst places for allergy season

Andrew Smith, Staff Writer
April 18, 2013
Filed under News

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Budget for Board of Trustees reveals tuition increase among other changes

Andrew Smith, Staff Writer
April 18, 2013
Filed under News

A $188 increase in tuition and a review of House Bill 7 highlighted the topics covered during the 2013-14 fiscal year “Current Funds Budget” presentation on April 11 in the Apollo Room. The hike in tuition, a 2.2 percent increase from the last fiscal year, would bring tuition prices up to $8,542... Read more »

Pitcher Krystian DeWitt leads softball to series win over Green Bay

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
April 16, 2013
Filed under Sports

Wright State’s softball team used timely hitting and lights-out pitching to take two of three games from conference rival Green Bay during a weekend home series. The Raiders entered the seventh and final inning of the first game trailing 5-3. But they found a renewed offensive rhythm after a Kortney... Read more »

Chartwells chosen as new food provider

Andrew Smith, Staff Writer
April 11, 2013
Filed under News

After nearly a one year search, Wright State University has a new food and hospitality provider, and the choice is Chartwells. The announcement was... Read more »

“Bacon” sculpture is here to stay

Andrew Smith, Staff Writer
April 11, 2013
Filed under News

It is official: ‘the bacon’ is back. For four days beginning on April 1, Wright State University art students teamed with “Divisions” artist Linda Cunningham to mend the cracked and weathered monument, which stood drenched with precipitation and covered in yellow ‘caution’ tape for months. “The... Read more »

Men’s tennis falls to #5 Ohio State

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
April 10, 2013
Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

In facing perhaps their stiffest competition of the season, the Wright State men’s tennis team fell to the fifth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes 4-0 in Columbus Sunday. OSU cruised through doubles competition, losing only two games in three matches and won three of the six completed singles matches. “They... Read more »

Track and field stalls at Miami Invitational

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
April 10, 2013
Filed under Sports

The Wright State track and field team finished seventh after two days of competition on Friday and Saturday at the Miami Invitational in Oxford. Sophomore Kacia Grant highlighted the Raider’s results Saturday, finishing third in the 100 meter dash and eighth in the 200 meter dash events one week... Read more »

Softball moves deeper into Horizon League play against Detroit and Valpo

Softball moves deeper into Horizon League play against Detroit and Valpo

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
April 2, 2013
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The Wright State softball team picked up two wins in conference play after sweeping Cleveland State 6-3 and 6-5 in a doubleheader Saturday before falling on the road to Valparaiso 5-0 Monday. Valpo (16-12, 3-1) made quick work of WSU (5-20, 2-2) as the Crusaders’ freshman pitcher Taylor Weissenhofer... Read more »

Men’s and women’s tennis teams headed in opposite directions after Detroit meet

Men’s and women’s tennis teams headed in opposite directions after Detroit meet

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
April 2, 2013
Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Tennis

The Wright State tennis teams split a pair of match ups against Detroit Saturday in Southfield, MI. The men won in dominate fashion (6-1), while the women’s team took only one singles match from the Titans in a 6-1 loss. The men’s team (12-6, 3-0) made quick work of the Titans (4-11, 0-3), dropping... Read more »

Guardian computer confiscated for investigation: Memes made about WSU professor

Andrew Smith, Staff Writer
March 28, 2013
Filed under News

A computer used by a Wright State student and Guardian employee to send anonymous emails to a WSU professor was removed from The Guardian’s newsroom on March 8 at about 11 a.m. by a member of CaTS. The contents of the emails were not made public. In addition to the emails, an internet meme, using... Read more »

Signing day helps football team prepare for 2013 campaign

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
March 25, 2013
Filed under Club Football, Sports

The Wright State football team bolstered its roster Friday when nine incoming freshmen signed letters of intent to play. Additional WSU sport clubs were scheduled to participate in the event, but those clubs “couldn’t coordinate with their players,” Assistant Director of Competitive Sports... Read more »

Campus delays and closures: behind the scenes

Andrew Smith, Staff Writer
March 20, 2013
Filed under News, Top Stories

The decision to delay the opening of Wright State’s main campus on Feb. 22 until 10 a.m. because of winter weather was one made by then Provost Steven Angle, but not until after he was supplied with a wealth of information. That information comes from the Physical Plant, Public Safety offices, Vice... Read more »

Softball working through slow start to season

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
March 19, 2013
Filed under Sports

The Wright State softball team improved to 3-14 on the year after splitting a pair of one run decisions against Michigan State and Central Michigan Saturday at the Hoosier Classic in Bloomington, IN. WSU overcame a 1-0 deficit in the first game against the Spartans thanks to an MSU error that allowed... Read more »

Dissapointing season ends for women’s hoops with loss to Detroit

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
March 19, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The... Read more »

Budget planning helps keep costs down for students

Andrew Smith, Staff Writer
March 16, 2013
Filed under News

A review of the “2012 Current Funds Budget” shows that enrollment numbers are projected to hold even for the 2013 fiscal year, while Ohio, and WSU in particular, both continue to receive less government financial assistance as the university tries to keep tuition affordable. For the 2013 fiscal... Read more »

Alpha Xi Delta and Phi Kappa Tau raise double the profit at their annual Roller Disco

Andrew Smith, Staff Writer
March 15, 2013
Filed under News

Alpha Xi Delta and Phi Kappa Tau raised almost $2,000 and attracted an all-time high attendance during its 2013 Roller Disco event on March 8. The private event, held at Skyborn Skate Rink in Fairborn, benefited the Autism Speaks and Hole in the Wall Camps charities. Public Relations Vice President... Read more »

Beer specials from bars in the area

Beer specials from bars in the area

Andrew Smith, Staff Writer
March 14, 2013
Filed under Top Stories, Wright Life

WSU students looking to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day festivities will find an ample selection of drinking specials this weekend with the added discount of no cover charges. Fox and Hound Beavercreek $4 Bloody Marys and $3.50 Bud Lights will be flowing. The Monster Girls will... Read more »

Head-on collision may have been caused by alcohol consumption

Head-on collision may have been caused by alcohol consumption

Andrew Smith, Staff Writer
March 13, 2013
Filed under News, Top Stories

A current WSU student was involved in a car accident just before midnight Sunday near University Blvd. and Lot #11, according to a Wright State Police Department supplement case report released Monday. According to the supplement narrative by Reporting Officer Zachary Norman, the vehicles of Courtney... Read more »

Big win gives women’s hoops momentum for tonight’s Horizon League quarterfinal

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
March 10, 2013
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

Kim Demmings dazzled the Nutter Center crowd with her play. On the bench, head coach Mike Bradbury clapped in approval, guard Abby Jump high-fived teammates and forward Brianna Innocent danced during a media timeout. Wright State overwhelmed Cleveland State 61-53 in the final game of the regular season... Read more »

Graduate student recounts his perspective on getting kicked out of WSU

Andrew Smith, Staff Writer
March 7, 2013
Filed under News, Top Stories

“I feel like no one respects the system…like everyone has a power and can do what he wants,” Jaber said. Over four months have passed since former WSU graduate student Mohammed Jaber was escorted off campus because of claims by an unnamed student to campus police that Jaber allegedly used computers... Read more »

Swimming and diving teams make a splash at conference tournament

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
March 5, 2013
Filed under Men's Swimming / Diving, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Swimming / Diving

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Historic night from YSU’s Brandi Brown keeps women’s hoops reeling

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
March 3, 2013
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

From... Read more »

Women’s hoops beats Valpo, snaps six game skid

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
March 1, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Only until the clock read triple zeroes could Wright State breathe a sigh of relief. Wright State needed all 40 minutes—plus five more—to dispose of Valparaiso 83-78 in overtime, giving the Raiders their first win in February hours before the calendar flipped another page. The six-game losing... Read more »

Loss to Milwaukee drops women’s hoops to last place in conference

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
February 24, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

For the Wright State women’s basketball team Saturday afternoon, it was a different day and a different opponent, but still the same result: another loss. WSU (10-16, 4-9) fell again at the Nutter Center 74-61 to Milwaukee (8-16, 4-8). This time, the Raiders were done in by defensive breakdowns... Read more »

Medical students volunteer their time to rebuild New Orleans

Andrew Smith, Staff Writer
February 22, 2013
Filed under News

An estimated 26 million people will descend on New Orleans in 2013; according to a report by the Tourism Industry Association and the Louisiana Department of Culture Recreation and Tourism, and 52 students from WSU’s Boonshoft School of Medicine will be among the Big Easy’s visitors. From March... Read more »

Women’s hoops loses overtime thriller to UIC

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
February 22, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The game between the Raiders and the Flames Thursday night in Chicago resembled a stubborn car engine—after a sputtering start, it roared to a finish. What began as a poorly-executed first half of basketball turned into an overtime thriller as Illinois-Chicago topped Wright State 81-78. A fifth... Read more »

Swimming and diving teams look ahead to conference tournament

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
February 20, 2013
Filed under Men's Swimming / Diving, Sports, Women's Swimming / Diving

Arms and shoulders... Read more »

Women’s hoops short on consistency ahead of conference tournament

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
February 19, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The troubling... Read more »

Former WSU student claims to be labeled a “terrorist”

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
February 14, 2013
Filed under News

A former WSU graduate student from Jordan, who claims he was labeled as a “terrorist”, and says he has been accused of using university computers to browse for assault weapons, has brought legal action against WSU, according to the Dayton Daily News. In an article published on midnight, Feb. 2,... Read more »

Valentine’s Day wasn’t always about love and caring

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
February 14, 2013
Filed under News, Top Stories

Roses, chocolates, dinner reservations, greeting cards and jewelry have become synonymous with Valentine’s Day in modern culture. However, many believe the history of this “Hallmark holiday” includes a bloody past and may date as far back as ancient Rome. According to History.com, “The Catholic... Read more »

For love of the game: why WSU athletes love sports

Charles Grove and Andrew Smith
February 14, 2013
Filed under Sports

“I love my sport because it is who I am, and who I was born to be. I love my sport because it defines my personality.” ~ Alex Bastock, women’s tennis "I loved them ever since I was a kid. It just gives you a break away from everything else—school and all the stresses of life. It's just something... Read more »

Shorthanded women’s hoops no match for Detroit

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
February 14, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Like an injured MMA fighter, Wright State fought at less than full strength Wednesday night at Calihan Hall, surviving several jabs by Detroit until the knockout blow was delivered with less than a minute remaining. The Raiders (10-13, 4-6) succumbed to the Titans (14-8, 7-3) 73-66 in Detroit despite... Read more »

Women’s hoops looks to rebound from Cleveland State loss

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
February 13, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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Women’s hoops fighting to stay above .500

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
February 7, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

WSU guard Kim Demmings played hero then bystander during the Raider’s last two conference matchups against Valparaiso and Youngstown St. Against Valpo, Demmings led all scorers with 23 points. Her two most important points came when she streaked past Crusaders (8-12, 3-4) guard Laura Richards, who... Read more »

Spring break places for a budget

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
January 30, 2013
Filed under News

If you are looking to escape the bitter temperatures of Ohio, or embrace the cold and romp around in the snow, here are five affordable, drivable destinations to consider for Spring Break: (Distance from Wright State, according to Google Maps) Chicago, IL (310 miles) It is likely you will only scratch... Read more »

Home invasion of Wright State students turns into an altercation: one invader wounded, one dead

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
January 29, 2013
Filed under News

The home of two Wright State students was invaded Monday evening in Fairborn, ending with one of the alleged intruders dying from a gunshot wound. According to a Dayton Daily News article published Monday and updated Tuesday afternoon, “Police said Tuesday that it is still a bit unclear what prompted... Read more »

Swimming and diving teams ready for Horizon League championship

Andrew Smith, Contributing Writer
January 23, 2013
Filed under Men's Swimming / Diving, Sports, Women's Swimming / Diving

With the Horizon League Championships one month away, the Wright State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams look to maintain their hopes of winning conference title as the season draws to a close. Both teams have experiences varying degrees of success during the season. The WSU women’s... Read more »