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Sports Today: NFL draft, Anthony Grant speaks, Reds struggles continue

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah posted a trio of interesting tweets last night, one of which figures to impact the Cincinnati Bengals.  Defense is a bigger need, but Christian McCaffrey could have a transformative effect on a Bengals offense that might need to be at least a poor man’s Greatest Show on Turf to get the team back to the playoffs.  The Bengals aren’t in the market...
WSU’s Wenzler falls in playoff at HL golf championship

WSU’s Wenzler falls in playoff at HL golf championship

After rallying from five strokes down with four holes to play, Wright State senior golfer Ryan Wenzler fell in a one-hole playoff Tuesday in the Horizon League championships at Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Wenzler, the Horizon League Golfer of the Year and defending champion, began the day with a four-stroke lead after shooting 2 under par through the first 36 holes. But Cleveland State’s Anton...
New Wright State scholarship offers include son of former Cincinnati Bengal

New Wright State scholarship offers include son of former Cincinnati Bengal

The Wright State Raiders are in pursuit of a 7-foot-1 high school center with a famous last name. Jake Walter, a junior 2018 prospect from Covington (Ky.) Catholic, tweeted Monday night he received a slew of scholarship offers, including one from WSU.  Walter is the son of Joe Walter, who played offensive line for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1985-97.  The younger Walter also reported receiving...
Wright State transfer visits Dayton Flyers

Wright State transfer visits Dayton Flyers

Could Wright State’s loss be the Dayton Flyers’ gain? Mark Alstork, the Raiders’ leading scorer last season, told this new organization he visited the University of Dayton on Monday night. National basketball analyst Pat Lawless was the first to report the news.  Alstork is a Thurgood Marshall graduate who spent a season at Ball State before transferring to WSU. He requested...
Sports Today: Thames burns Reds again, Bengals’ McCarron speaks and many basketball moves

Sports Today: Thames burns Reds again, Bengals’ McCarron speaks and many basketball moves

The Reds are back to .500 after losing the opening game of their series at Milwaukee 11-7.  Consider the optimism of their hot start officially tempered.  They've lost eight of 11, including four of five against the Brewers, who are 6-10 against everyone else.  The offense has returned over the last four games, but since the start of the season the Reds simply haven't gotten the...
Nagy nets Drake transfer Wampler the second time around

Nagy nets Drake transfer Wampler the second time around

Bill Wampler’s two-day visit to Wright State last week was one more than he needed. The 6-foot-6 junior transfer from Drake visited campus Friday and needed just a couple of hours to get reacquainted with Raiders coach Scott Nagy before committing to play for WSU. “Coach Nagy recruited me pretty heavily out of high school, so I knew him and coach (Brian) Cooley and knew I’d be a...
Recruiting: Trotwood-Madison’s Torrey Patton sets signing date

Recruiting: Trotwood-Madison’s Torrey Patton sets signing date

Wright State and Miami University are among the finalists for Trotwood-Madison star guard Torrey Patton. The 6-foot-4 senior listed his top five yesterday on Twitter and set a commitment date of April 25. That is the day the Ohio Division II Co-Player of the Year will choose between WSU, Miami, Duquesne, Akron and Robert Morris. Those schools all offered in the past couple of weeks after he starred...
College Basketball: Wright State picks up transfer from Drake

College Basketball: Wright State picks up transfer from Drake

Bill Wampler, a 6-foot-6 guard at Drake University, is transferring to Wright State, Raiders coach Scott Nagy announced today. Wampler will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the upcoming year due to NCAA transfer rules. Wampler averaged 9.6 points and 2.5 rebounds in 31 games (16 starts) for the Bulldogs last season. The Eau Claire, Wisconsin native averaged 22.2 minutes and...
Family gives update on Ryan Custer’s condition

Family gives update on Ryan Custer’s condition

George and Kim Custer, the parents of injured Wright State basketball player Ryan Custer, held a brief press conference Tuesday to afternoon at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center to give an update on their son’s condition and what lies ahead. George, who got emotional multiple times during his 3 1/2 minute statement, said Ryan is being considered for a stem cell study at Rush University...
WSU’s Sharp shakes off weird feelings to fire a no-hitter

WSU’s Sharp shakes off weird feelings to fire a no-hitter

Last Saturday in Cleveland, Wright State junior pitcher Ashley Wright was feeling a little off. “My warmup before the game was kind of shaky, and I was little concerned,” Sharp said. “It was just a weird warmup, and for the first three innings when we were batting I would go back down to the bullpen because I just felt off.” The Cleveland State Vikings probably don’t...
WSU recruit a smooth guard who can do it all

WSU recruit a smooth guard who can do it all

Jaylon Hall is a wanted man. And he’s thrilled about it. A 6-foot-5 guard from Doss High School in Louisville, Hall said the attention he received from the Wright State coaching staff played a key role in him signing a National Letter of Intent to play for the Raiders. “I wanted to go somewhere where the coaching staff really wanted me, somewhere where I was the first decision, not where...
Sports Today: Reds best start since 1990, Ohio State spring winding down, NBA playoffs, etc. 

Sports Today: Reds best start since 1990, Ohio State spring winding down, NBA playoffs, etc. 

Trying not to get carried away with the Cincinnati Reds’ hot start?  I say, “Why bother?”  DRINK IT UP! Enjoy the ride!  Print out the story with the headline, “Young Reds enjoying best start since 1990” and roll around in it if you want.  It could end at any moment.  For now take their sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates at face value. It was a thorough...
Prep guard from Louisville signs with Wright State

Prep guard from Louisville signs with Wright State

The Wright State basketball team received a National Letter of Intent from Jaylon Hall on Wednesday. A 6-foot-5 guard from Doss High School in Louisville, Ky., Hall averaged 19 points, 4.0 rebounds., 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals for the Dragons as a senior. He topped the 1,000-point mark this year and was named the Region Player of the Year. Doss also was a candidate for the Mr. Basketball award. &ldquo...
Wright State, Miami University both offer Trotwood’s Torrey Patton

Wright State, Miami University both offer Trotwood’s Torrey Patton

Less than three weeks ago, Trotwood-Madison guard Torrey Patton was without a Division I basketball offer. Now the senior has multiple options for continuing his hoops career, including two close to home. Patton tweeted Wednesday afternoon he has received an offer from Wright State. That comes on the heels of offers from Miami University and Youngstown State.  After scoring 34 points in the Rams&rsquo...
WSU player nominated for Golden Spikes Award

WSU player nominated for Golden Spikes Award

Wright State junior pitcher Danny Sexton is one of 40 players on the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list, which was released Wednesday. The Golden Spikes Award is presented annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country. The winner will be announced June 29 in Los Angeles. Sexton is 6-0 in seven starts with a 1.22 ERA for the Raiders, who are 22-8 overall and 11-1 atop the Horizon...
Wright State coach on injury to Ryan Custer: “It’s certainly hit everybody hard”

Wright State coach on injury to Ryan Custer: “It’s certainly hit everybody hard”

Wright State basketball coach Scott Nagy said his team is hurting yet hopeful after freshman Ryan Custer fractured a C5 vertebrae and underwent spinal cord surgery Saturday following an accident at an off-campus party at Miami University. “It’s certainly hit everybody hard,” Nagy said. “It’s not an easy thing for anybody to deal with. But there’s also a lot...
Sports Today: Reds top Cardinals, NHL playoffs coming, NFL draft speculation, etc.

Sports Today: Reds top Cardinals, NHL playoffs coming, NFL draft speculation, etc.

The Cincinnati Reds are 4-2 after taking two of three games from the Cardinals in St. Louis over the weekend.  How about that?  As Tucker Barnhart predicted, Scott Feldman was much better in his second start than his first. The veteran struck out six, walked on and allowed four hits in six shutout innings yesterday. Adam Duvall and Joey Votto homered as the Reds romped 8-0.  Friday...
WSU athlete critically injured during party in Oxford

WSU athlete critically injured during party in Oxford

A Wright State basketball player was in critical condition Sunday at a Cincinnati hospital after suffering a traumatic injury Saturday during a large party in Oxford, near Miami University’s campus. WSU’s Ryan Custer, a freshman from Cincinnati, was reportedly found in a makeshift pool that had been constructed using straw bales and a blue tarp. The pool had between six to 10 inches of...
Wright State baseball looks to extend record run

Wright State baseball looks to extend record run

The Wright State baseball team has won 10 of its last 11 games and heads to Youngstown State this weekend looking to extend its perfect start in Horizon League play. The Raiders have won their first nine conference games for the first time in school history, and they can close in on the overall record of 13 consecutive league wins this weekend against a Penguins team that is 7-18 overall and 3-6 in...
Sports Today: Basketball ratings, Friday night Big Ten football development, Ohio State updates and more

Sports Today: Basketball ratings, Friday night Big Ten football development, Ohio State updates and more

Revisiting a couple of past themes this morning: Big Ten Friday night football and Connecticut’s impact on the popularity of women’s basketball.  The ratings are in for South Carolina’s national championship win over Mississippi State.  ESPN sent out a glowing press release muddling TV viewers with streaming numbers, but Sports Media Watch has better perspective: ...
Alstork granted his release from Wright State

Alstork granted his release from Wright State

Mark Alstork’s basketball career at Wright State appears to be over after the junior guard requested a release from his scholarship. A Wright State spokesman said the university will grant the request. “It wasn’t me walking in and telling (coach Scott Nagy) I wanted my release papers,” Alstork said. “It was more me listening to him and seeing what he had to say before...

Painter reflects on 700 career tennis wins

A milestone 700th win was not on Charlie Painter’s radar when he first took over the Carroll High School tennis program. “I didn’t think I’d ever get to 100 wins,” he said. “I wouldn’t be doing it that long.” More than three decades later, Painter shows no signs of slowing down. Now Alter’s boys coach, he recorded his 700th career coaching win...
Alstork leaving options open, but focus set on NBA

Alstork leaving options open, but focus set on NBA

After leading Wright State in scoring last year and earning first-team All-Horizon League recognition, junior guard Mark Alstork has declared for the NBA Draft. “I feel like I can prove myself against any college player in the nation,” Alstork said. “I feel like I’m just as good as anybody. I just want to get my opportuunity to show it. And when that opportunity comes, I&rsquo...
Sports Today: Grant’s challenge at Dayton, Ohio State’s rebuilds and reboots and the Reds are coming to town

Sports Today: Grant’s challenge at Dayton, Ohio State’s rebuilds and reboots and the Reds are coming to town

As I wrote yesterday, I believe the Dayton Flyers’ hiring of Anthony Grant as head coach is a good move.  I’m a sucker for the homecoming angle, admittedly, but it’s not hard to see him as having a good mix of experiences that should make him a good fit.  He’s been around the block, but he’s still young enough to be here for a long time.  There&rsquo...
WSU’s Alstork declares for NBA Draft

WSU’s Alstork declares for NBA Draft

Wright State junior guard Mark Alstork has declared for the NBA Draft, but the Thurgood Marshall graduate is not hiring an agent in order to retain his NCAA eligibility for the 2017-18 season. “We are very supportive of Mark and his desire to play at the next level,” WSU head coach Scott Nagy said. “Part of that process is helping Mark learn what he needs to improve. I know he&rsquo...
Davis exits dunk contest with groin injury

Davis exits dunk contest with groin injury

Wright State’s Steven Davis received a perfect score of 40 from the judges in the first round of the NCAA Slam Dunk Contest on Thursday night, but he injured his groin on his second attempt of the second round and was unable to finish. Davis’ first dunk came with some help from WSU assistant coach Sharif Chambliss. Standing a few feet behind the baseline, Davis ran toward the rim from...
Former Wright State standout Thomasson signs NBA D-League contract

Former Wright State standout Thomasson signs NBA D-League contract

Former Wright State basketball standout Joe Thomasson has signed a contract with the Erie Bayhawks of the NBA D-League. The 6-foot-4, 165-pound Thomasson most recently played for CS Dinamo Bucuresti of the Liga Nationala in Romania, averaging 11.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 33.2 minutes per game. In Thomasson’s two years at WSU, the Thurgood Marshall High School graduate averaged...
WSU golf program ‘floored’ by interim president’s comments about cuts

WSU golf program ‘floored’ by interim president’s comments about cuts

Wright State golfers and their coaches were “completely floored and taken back” by interim president Curtis McCray saying the school is looking at eliminating the program, according to Chris Schoonmaker, whose son Austin is a freshman on the team. “This guy has clearly been brought in to be the henchman so the new president can start out with a clean record, which makes sense, I...
Competitors announced to face WSU’s Davis in dunk contest

Competitors announced to face WSU’s Davis in dunk contest

Wright State senior Steven Davis found out Tuesday whom he will be competing against the NCAA Slam Dunk contest Wednesday night in Phoenix. Davis accepted an invitation to compete last week and at the time said he was trying to figure out who the other contestants were. The NCAA released the list Tuesday, and includes Vitto Brown, Wisconsin Antonius Cleveland, Southeast Missouri State Tyler Flack...
Wright State’s Pfeffer tabbed HL Player of Week

Wright State’s Pfeffer tabbed HL Player of Week

After upping her average to .450 with five doubles in five games last week, Wright State senior second baseman Libby Pfeffer has been named the Horizon League Player of the week. The Northmont grad went 9 for 17 last week with five doubles, seven RBIs and four runs scored. Two of the doubles and RBIs came in a 4-3 victory against Dayton in which Pfeffer also made a game-saving play for the final out...
Wright State’s Sexton wins Horizon League award

Wright State’s Sexton wins Horizon League award

Wright State junior left-hander Danny Sexton has been named the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week following his performance Friday against Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Sexton threw eight shutout innings to help the Raiders win the opener of a three-game series against the Panthers 5-3. Sexton allowed three hits while striking out four and walking one. Wright State (15-7 overall, 6-0 HL) went on to sweep...
Wright State’s Bower honored by GLATA

Wright State’s Bower honored by GLATA

Becky Bower, the director of the Wright State athletic training program, brought home more than just some good memories and fun stories from the Great Lakes Athletic Training Association’s annual conference near Chicago earlier this month. Bower also returned with the 2017 GLATA Outstanding Educator Award and a decorative desk clock commemorating the presentation. “I was very honored,&rdquo...
UCLA assistant Ed Schilling coached at Wright State, played at Miami

UCLA assistant Ed Schilling coached at Wright State, played at Miami

Looking for a local connection to Friday night’s mega March Madness matchup between UCLA and Kentucky? Check out the Bruins’ bench. Ed Schilling is in his fourth season as an assistant to Steve Alford at UCLA. Wright State fans will remember Schilling as the head coach of the Raiders from 1998-2003. RELATED: Xavier still dancing Prior to that, Schilling was four-year starting point guard...
Wright State’s Davis dunking his way to national stage

Wright State’s Davis dunking his way to national stage

Steven Davis will get to wear his Wright State jersey one more time. The WSU senior has been chosen to compete in this year’s Slam Dunk contest at the Final Four in Phoenix on Thursday, March 30. “I thought I had a chance to get into it, so I’m looking forward to it,” Davis said. “I’ve been practicing, trying some new stuff. I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve...
Wright State’s Davis chosen for dunk contest

Wright State’s Davis chosen for dunk contest

Steven Davis will get to wear his Wright State jersey one more time. The WSU senior has been chosen to compete in this year’s Slam Dunk contest at the Final Four in Phoenix on Thursday, March 30. The complete list of participants has to be announced. Davis made SportsCenter in December with a huge dunk against Urbana. The Slam Dunk contest, along with the men’s and women’s 3-point...
WSU’s Collins earns another pitching honor

WSU’s Collins earns another pitching honor

The season is barely a month old and already Wright State senior left-hander Zane Collins has won two Horizon League Pitcher of the Week awards, the second of which was announced Monday. Collins capped a three-game sweep of Valparaiso on Sunday, holding the Crusaders scoreless through six innings on the way to a 7-0 win for the Raiders in the first HL series of the year. ›› RELATED:...
Tom Archdeacon: Ex-Wright State coach a lucky man — just ask him

Tom Archdeacon: Ex-Wright State coach a lucky man — just ask him

It was St. Patrick’s Day. Billy Donlon is Irish and as he stood in the dressing room at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse after Michigan had edged Oklahoma State, 92-91, in the NCAA Tournament, he talked about his luck: Not that the Wolverines had come from seven down to outlast the most prolific offensive team in the nation. Not that he had caught on with a premier team — he’s Michigan...
Wright State women ready to stand tall against Michigan

Wright State women ready to stand tall against Michigan

Wright State’s women’s basketball team doesn’t have a starter taller than 5-foot-10. The lack of height hasn’t hampered the Raiders that much, though, as they enter a second-round Women’s National Invitational Tournament game on Saturday at Michigan with a 25-8 record. Wright State will have a big challenge in the paint against the Wolverines. Hallie Thome, a 6-5 sophomore...
Wright State women edge CMU to advance in WNIT

Wright State women edge CMU to advance in WNIT

A quick change by Mackenzie Taylor paid off big for Wright State in a Women’s National Invitational Tournament game on Thursday at the Nutter Center. Central Michigan led by one point with under a minute left when the Raiders called a play designed for Taylor to shoot a 3-pointer. Instead, Taylor dribbled inside and laid a shot off the glass with 49 seconds left. The basket gave the Raiders...
Donlon reflects on fun 12 months since firing at WSU

Donlon reflects on fun 12 months since firing at WSU

Last March Billy Donlon, distraught over being fired as Wright State basketball coach, drove to Indianapolis and cheered against Michigan in a Big 10 tournament game versus a Northwestern team guided by his childhood friend Chris Collins and high school coach Brian James. Almost a year to the day later, Donlon was back inside Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, this time wearing a maize block &lsquo...
Donlon says he has nothing but love for Wright State

Donlon says he has nothing but love for Wright State

On the one-year anniversary of the news breaking that he had been fired, former Wright State basketball coach Billy Donlon said the university still holds a special place in his heart. “I spent 10 years there, and I love that place,” Donlon said from a cramped coaches office at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, where he and the rest of the Michigan staff are preparing the Wolverines for...
Wright State earns berth in WNIT, will host first round

Wright State earns berth in WNIT, will host first round

The Wright State women have accepted a bid to continue their season in the WNIT and will host a first-round game Thursday against Central Michigan. The tip time has yet to be announced. It’s the fourth consecutive postseason berth for WSU (22-9) and third straight in the WNIT. The Raiders lost to Michigan in the first round last year and dropped an opening-round contest against Toledo in 2015...
March Madness: 6 simple rules for picking the NCAA tournament this year

March Madness: 6 simple rules for picking the NCAA tournament this year

OK, the NCAA tournament bracket is out and you’re ready to dive in.  Here are some general tips to follow for putting together a winning bracket.  Many people make the mistake of automatically writing in the team that's already written on the bracket (instead of the blank awaiting the First Four winner), but that can come back to haunt you.  Follow Lionel Cartwright’s advice...
Hartsock: Countdown to Selection Sunday

Hartsock: Countdown to Selection Sunday

The Dayton Flyers lost their last two games of the season - the regular-season ender against George  Washington and their stunning loss to Davidson in the A-10 tournament,  despite Dayton being the tournament’s top seed. As Flyer fans anxiously await their team’s tourney face, Mike Hartsock counts down to Sunday’s selections. 
Weather forces Wright State baseball to alter weekend schedule

Weather forces Wright State baseball to alter weekend schedule

With snow and cold forecast for Saturday, the Wright State baseball team has altered its weekend schedule. The Raiders will play their home opener at noon Thursday against Ohio University, followed by a 4 p.m. game against Dayton. WSU will play its second game against OU at 3 p.m. Friday. The Raiders, who are off to a 7-4 start, will play their next seven games at Nischwitz Stadium, including a three-game...
Record-breaking Raiders: Five things to know about this season

Record-breaking Raiders: Five things to know about this season

The 82-77 loss to Northern Kentucky in the Horizon League tournament quarterfinals wasn’t the result Wright State coach Scott Nagy desired, but the reaction of his players – manifested in the red, tear-swollen eyes of junior guard Justin Mitchell during the postgame press conference – was exactly what he wanted to see. “This is what living feels like,” Nagy said...
Detroit women bury Wright State in fourth quarter

Detroit women bury Wright State in fourth quarter

The Wright State women missed 10 of their first 11 shots Monday night and still were ahead in their Horizon League semifinal game against Detroit. The shooting woes continued for the rest of the game, but the Raiders time in front did not as the Titans blew past them in the fourth quarter for a 71-52 upset at Joe Louis Arena. Third-seeded Detroit (18-13) advances to play top seed Green Bay in Tuesday&rsquo...
Sports Today: College basketball, NFL battle for headlines while Reds inexplicably win 4 in a row

Sports Today: College basketball, NFL battle for headlines while Reds inexplicably win 4 in a row

While the NFL Scouting Combine provided all kinds of nuggets, we have to defer to basketball season around here.  It was a great weekend for Dayton, so-so for Wright State and pretty bad for Ohio State.  Archie Miller’s Flyer men lost their regular season finale at George Washington. The game had no impact on UD’s status as Atlantic 10 champs, but it could hurt their...
Sports Today: Bracket busted yet? NFL bonuses paid, coaching moves and more

Sports Today: Bracket busted yet? NFL bonuses paid, coaching moves and more

How’s your bracket?  I had a solid first day that would have been great if Providence hadn’t thrown its game against Northwestern and the kid from Princeton had made his potential game-winner.  All of my Sweet 16 teams are still alive, and that’s the most important thing at this point.  This must have been a fairly predictable day as I am still only in the 31st percentile...
Sports Today: 2 Reds positives, Browns QB talk, another Buckeye could be a Bengals fit and more 

Sports Today: 2 Reds positives, Browns QB talk, another Buckeye could be a Bengals fit and more 

Reds win! Reds win! Reds win!  OK, normally this is not headline news in March, but in this case one has indeed belonged to the Reds for the first time.  (We may be heading into a season in which positives are few and far between, so just roll with it…)  The Cincinnati 9 beat the Chicago Cubs 6-2 yesterday to improve to 1-6 on the spring.  Far more significant: Amir Garrett...
Sports Today: Local ties to coaching carousel, Reds lose again, Wayne DE picks Kentucky & other local gems 

Sports Today: Local ties to coaching carousel, Reds lose again, Wayne DE picks Kentucky & other local gems 

Slow morning in the sports world, but that’s fine because it gives us a chance to round up some things we missed from a busy weekend.  Sports Illustrated had an interesting look around the college basketball world, identifying several local connections to what Pete Thamel expects to be a chaotic coaching carousel.  No surprise: Archie Miller’s name appears multiple times. ...
Sports Today: Reds start spring training (poorly); Marvin Lewis states obvious; weekend of champions; Bama comin’ for our players

Sports Today: Reds start spring training (poorly); Marvin Lewis states obvious; weekend of champions; Bama comin’ for our players

Welcome back from a weekend jam-packed with news from sports world local and beyond.  We start off with the Cincinnati Reds, who have lost their first three games of spring training.  Of course wins and losses don’t matter at this point, but how certain players perform does.  To that end, Amir Garrett, Robert Stephenson and Tim Adleman all allowed runs in their spring debuts...
Sports Today: CBK buzzer beaters, NBA trade deadline, Flyers become champs and more on Ohio State’s struggles

Sports Today: CBK buzzer beaters, NBA trade deadline, Flyers become champs and more on Ohio State’s struggles

If you’re like me and itching for the arrival of March Madness, last night was a pretty good appetizer in college basketball.  Franklin grad Luke Kennard scored 23 points, but Duke lost at Syracuse on a buzzer-beating three-pointer.   No. 6 Oregon fell behind bit at California but rallied to win – also on a buzzer beater – and No. 22 Butler went to No. 2 Villanova and beat...
Sports Today: Bob Huggins, Tebow Bills, surging Buckeyes and wacky grand slams

Sports Today: Bob Huggins, Tebow Bills, surging Buckeyes and wacky grand slams

Glad that Bob Huggins is apparently doing OK after suffering a heart-related health episode last night during West Virginia’s win over Texas.  He's got to be one of the more interesting characters in the sports world around here in the past 20 years.  From high-scoring schoolboy legend to accomplished MAC coach to Cincinnati superstar/super villain depending on your allegiances, he's...
Sports today: NBA trades, Reds bullpen, OSU offers Dunbar star and the biggest game in college basketball

Sports today: NBA trades, Reds bullpen, OSU offers Dunbar star and the biggest game in college basketball

The NBA All-Star Game was last night, but it was overshadowed by the reported trade of DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans, where he can team with fellow Kentucky alum Anthony Davis as the Pelicans miss the playoffs or earn the right to get knocked out by the Warriors in the first round.  In all seriousness, this could be a fascinating pairing as Cousins is that rarest of birds in the NBA these days...
Wright State baseball upsets No. 10 Clemson in season opener

Wright State baseball upsets No. 10 Clemson in season opener

New coach, five players selected in the 2016 MLB draft and gone, the high of a NCAA postseason appearance gone and back to earth - don’t tell the  Wright State Raiders. The Raiders scored three in the seventh inning and added another in the ninth to upset the No. 10 Clemson Tigers 6-4 to open the 2017 college baseball season. The Raiders used five pitchers with starter Trevor Swaney pitching...
Friday Finds: Harbaugh vs. Paul Feinbaum, Saban’s recruiting pitch, Reds rebuild

Friday Finds: Harbaugh vs. Paul Feinbaum, Saban’s recruiting pitch, Reds rebuild

College football offseason is officially underway now that we have a Jim Harbaugh tweet to talk about.  As a change of pace, the Michigan coach actually seems to be on the right track with this one – other than calling his most recent victim by the wrong name, of course.  If you’re confused, here’s the background (hat tip: College Football Talk): ESPN’s Paul Finebaum...
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