2007-08 News

  • Wittenberg Men's Basketball Legends To Be Inducted Into Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame & Museum
    May 13, 2008
    Two years after the 1961 Wittenberg men's basketball team led by Head Coach Ray Mears and star forward Al Thrasher, class of 1964, was collectively inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame & Museum, the Tiger legends will be honored individually at the organization's third annual induction ceremony.
  • Winter Sports Student-Athletes, Coaches Claim 17 NCAC Postseason Awards
    March 05, 2008
    A solid 2007-08 winter sports season wrapped up for the Wittenberg University Tigers over the last two weeks as the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) awarded 17 Wittenberg student-athletes and coaches with postseason honors.
  • Gregg Hill Earns First-Team To Highlight Tiger All-NCAC Selections
    March 05, 2008
    Wittenberg junior wing Gregg Hill (Farmington Hills, Mich./Redford Union) has been named first-team to highlight Wittenberg's selections to the 2008 All-North Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball squad, announced today after voting by the conference's head coaches.
  • Wittenberg Loses First-Ever NCAC Tournament Quarterfinal To Allegheny
    February 26, 2008
    The Wittenberg Tigers rallied from a 10-point deficit in the late-going, only to see Allegheny's Charlie Jaicks hit a game-winning shot with four seconds left to secure a 65-63 upset. The loss snapped an amazing Wittenberg streak of 22 straight conference tournament quarterfinal victories, dating back to 1986.
  • Wittenberg Falls To Kenyon In Late Season Surprise
    February 23, 2008
    Few expected Wittenberg to lose on Saturday, but no one expected Kenyon to play like it was the end of the century, either. The Tigers dropped a 64-51 decision to the Kenyon Lords in the last regular season game of the year for both teams, breaking a 21-game win streak for Wittenberg in the series between the two teams, dating back to 1994.
  • Wittenberg Rallies Past Wabash After Slow First Half
    February 20, 2008
    After starting slowly and trailing most of the first half, the Wittenberg Tigers pulled it together in the second period to quiet the Wabash Little Giants in a 69-63 victory in Pam Evans Smith Arena on Wednesday night. After going into the intermission tied at 34, both teams held the lead at some point in the second half before Wittenberg pulled in front with two minutes to go and cruised into victory lane.
  • Tigers Lose Tournament Home Court After Splitting Season Series With Wooster
    February 16, 2008
    The Wittenberg-Wooster rivalry never fails to disappoint. Not permanently, at least. When the buzzer sounded Saturday night in Timken Gymnasium, the Scots had secured a 66-61 victory over the Tigers, and for about 30 seconds an air of disappointment fell over the Tiger crowd. But it was quickly replaced with the glow of pride and the satisfaction of being a part of one of the best Division III rivalries.
  • Bishops Edge Out Wittenberg On Bullseye Three-Point Shooting
    February 13, 2008
    Despite failing to disarm the Bishops' sturdy zone defense in the first half, the Wittenberg Tigers pushed to a lead in the second period, but could not seal the deal as Ohio Wesleyan's venomous three-point shooting turned every chance at momentum into a short-lived burst, as Wittenberg fell 69-72 to the Bishops.
  • Ticket Information For Much-Anticipated Men's Basketball Game At Wooster Feb. 16 Released
    February 12, 2008
    The Wittenberg University Tigers and the College of Wooster Fighting Scots, North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) men's basketball co-leaders at the start of the week, will renew their spirited rivalry at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, and tickets for the game at Timken Gymnasium in Wooster's Armington Physical Education Center are in high demand.
  • Big Second Half Propels Tigers Past Allegheny
    February 09, 2008
    After a slow start, the Wittenberg Tigers put things together in the second half to pull away from Allegheny and record a 78-66 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) win over the Gators.
  • Wittenberg Fends Off Pesky Earlham Squad
    February 06, 2008
    The Earlham men's basketball team pushed and prodded, but the men of Wittenberg would not be budged. After allowing Earlham to lead with six minutes left in the first half, the Tigers put ground between themselves and the Quakers with a 12-0 run to end the period, and sealed the victory with an 11-5 run to end the contest.
  • Men's Basketball Head Coach Bill Brown Wins 400th Career Game
    February 03, 2008
    Wittenberg University Men's Basketball Head Coach Bill Brown reached another milestone with Saturday's 91-85 victory over host Hiram College. Now in his 21st season as a head coach and his 15th directing his alma mater's men's basketball program, Brown earned his 400th career victory.
  • Hiram Surges, Tigers Hold On For Win
    February 02, 2008
    The Hiram Terriers fought hard, perhaps harder than the Tigers have seen in recent history. But Wittenberg barely clutched to the lead for a 91-85 win.
  • Wittenberg Holds On For Key NCAC Win At Wabash
    January 30, 2008
    The Wittenberg Tigers saw a 15-point second half lead evaporate but still managed to gut out a clutch 54-52 victory at North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) rival Wabash.
  • Wittenberg Gets Big Win Over Kenyon With Second Half Spurt
    January 26, 2008
    The Wittenberg men's basketball team recovered from a midweek loss to Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday by beating the visiting Kenyon Lords by a final score of 74-61. Numerous Tigers had hot hands as four different players shot 66% or better.
  • Tigers' Nine-Game Win Streak Ends At Ohio Wesleyan
    January 23, 2008
    For the second straight game, the Wittenberg Tigers went toe-to-toe with one of the leading contenders for the 2008 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) championship. Unlike Saturday's dramatic overtime win over nationally ranked Wooster, the Tigers watched their opponent make the key plays down the stretch in a 70-67 loss at Ohio Wesleyan.
  • Wittenberg To Dedicate Pam Evans Smith Arena Feb. 2
    January 22, 2008
    Nearly eight months after Wittenberg University lost one of its most respected coaches, administrators and faculty members, the arena in the campus's Health, Physical Education and Recreation Center (HPERC) will officially be dedicated to the memory of Pam Evans Smith, class of 1982, in a ceremony at noon Saturday, Feb. 2.
  • Wittenberg Pulls Out Improbable Win Over Nationally Ranked Wooster
    January 19, 2008
    It would be fair to say that the Wittenberg Tigers bounced back from the brink more than once Saturday in the raucous mayhem that was the HPER Center. It only took three clutch free throws with one second left in regulation and a coast-to-coast burst with four seconds left in overtime to secure an 87-86 overtime win over nationally ranked Wooster.
  • Tigers Stay Perfect In NCAC With Win At Earlham
    January 16, 2008
    It wasn't pretty - or easy - but few things have qualified as either in this challenging 2007-08 season for the Wittenberg Tigers. The bottom line is that the Tigers escaped Earlham with a 59-49 victory to set up a first place North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) showdown Saturday at the Wittenberg's HPER Center.
  • Wittenberg Holds Off Allegheny For Seventh Straight Win
    January 12, 2008
    The Wittenberg Tigers continued their strong midseason push with a seventh straight victory, topping Allegheny on the road by a score of 72-55.
  • Wittenberg Uses Big Second Half To Get Past Oberlin
    January 05, 2008
    The Wittenberg Tigers awoke in the second half to pull away from visiting Oberlin and capture a hard-fought 82-66 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) victory.
  • Wittenberg Opens New Year With 14-Point Win At Denison
    January 02, 2008
    The Wittenberg Tigers ran their modest mid-season winning streak to five straight games on Wednesday, opening the new year just as they left off 2007 with a 73-59 win over Denison.
  • Wittenberg Hangs On For Four-Point Win Over Wisconsin-La Crosse In Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic Men's Championship Game
    December 29, 2007
    For the 22nd time in the 25-year history of Wittenberg's holiday basketball tournament, currently known as the Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic, the Wittenberg Tigers were crowned champions after gutting out a 54-50 win over Wisconsin-La Crosse.
  • Wittenberg Defeats Olivet To Move Into Tournament Championship
    December 28, 2007
    Wittenberg rode a wave of quality shooting to a 71-58 win over Olivet in the second game of the men's Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic on Friday night. Junior Gregg Hill (Farmington Hills, Mich./Redford Union) lit up the Comets on 53 percent shooting, including 4-of-8 shooting from beyond the three-point arc and a 5-of-6 performance from the free throw line, giving him the game high in points at 23.
  • Wittenberg University Basketball Teams Host Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic Dec. 28-29
    December 27, 2007
    The Wittenberg University men's and women's basketball teams welcome an outstanding field of eight teams for the 2007 Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic. The competition is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 28, and Saturday, Dec. 29, at Wittenberg's HPER Center Arena with games on both days scheduled for 12:30, 2:45, 5:30 and 7:45 p.m.
  • Wittenberg Eases Past Otterbein, 87-73
    December 19, 2007
    The Wittenberg Tigers pulled ahead early and kept visiting Otterbein at arm's length the rest of the way in an 87-73 victory over the Cardinals.
  • Wittenberg Runs Past Hiram In NCAC Opener
    December 08, 2007
    The Wittenberg Tigers' search for a winning formula came to a successful conclusion Saturday with a convincing 77-57 win over visiting Hiram in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) opener for both teams.
  • Wittenberg Stung By Neighbor Cedarville In Close Defeat
    December 04, 2007
    The Wittenberg men's basketball team had a short ride to nearby Cedarville, but the game was not as forgiving. The Yellow Jackets made it a long night for the Tigers, hitting 17 three-pointers to keep the Red & White at bay.
  • Wittenberg Drops Third Straight In Road Trip To Transylvania
    December 01, 2007
    The Wittenberg Tigers will have to wait until Tuesday to see if they can pull themselves out of an early season skid that increased to three straight games Saturday night against Transylvania in a 50-45 game that saw the Tigers almost claw back from an 11-point deficit in the late minutes. With the loss, the Tigers dropped to 1-4 on the season.
  • Late Rally Fells Tigers In Two-Point Loss To Ohio Northern
    November 28, 2007
    The Wittenberg Tigers saw a 12-point lead evaporate over the final 12 minutes of the second half in a stunning 59-57 home loss to Ohio Northern.
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