2008-09 News

  • Wittenberg Winter Sports Student-Athletes And Coaches Claim 29 Conference Postseason Awards
    March 10, 2009
    An historic 2008-09 winter sports season wrapped up for the Wittenberg University Tigers over the last two weeks as the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) awarded 29 Wittenberg student-athletes and coaches with postseason honors.
  • Kevin Murray Earns All-NCAC Honors
    March 05, 2009
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Kenyon Bryan Yelvington has been named Player of the Year to highlight the 2009 All-North Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball squad, announced today after voting by the conference's head coaches.
  • Kenyon Rallies Past Tigers In NCAC Quarterfinals
    February 24, 2009
    Facing the Kenyon Lords for the second time in four days, the Wittenberg Tigers were unable to pull off a repeat as they were defeated 65-60 in North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Tournament quarterfinal action.
  • Tigers Secure Tournament Home Game With Senior Day Win Over Kenyon
    February 21, 2009
    A great deal was on the line Saturday at Pam Evans Smith Arena, and the Wittenberg Tigers rose to the challenge with a 68-44 victory over visiting Kenyon.
  • Hot Giant Start Sets Tone in Tiger Road Loss
    February 18, 2009
    Cold shooting, coupled with a three-point barrage from the host Wabash Little Giants, sent the Wittenberg Tigers to a road loss by a 68-43 score. Wabash jumped out to a 15-2 lead and never looked back as the hosts evened up the season series between the two squads.
  • Tigers Hold Off Hard-Charging IU-East
    February 16, 2009
    It took a frenetic final five minutes of basketball, but the Wittenberg Tigers fought their way to an 80-69 victory over the visiting Indiana University-East Red Wolves.
  • Big Shots Down Stretch Lead Wooster Past Tigers
    February 14, 2009
    The Wittenberg Tigers battled through a first-half shooting slump to nearly catch the College of Wooster, only to have the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) leaders hit multiple clutch shots down the stretch in a 67-53 Fighting Scots victory.
  • Poor Start Dooms Tigers In NCAC Loss At OWU
    February 11, 2009
    The Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops put together a mind-blowing 22-0 run to start the game, a deficit simply too significant for the Wittenberg Tigers to overcome in an 83-59 loss.
  • Wittenberg Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Hosts Take A Kid To The Game Day Feb. 14
    February 07, 2009
    The Wittenberg University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host its first-ever Take a Kid to the Game Day on Saturday, Feb. 14, part of a daylong celebration of basketball and community in Wittenberg's Pam Evans Smith Arena.
  • Tigers Tally Key Road Win Against Allegheny
    February 07, 2009
    With each game holding increased importance in a tight North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) race, the Wittenberg Tigers answered the bell with a 68-58 win at Allegheny. After a tight first half that included three ties and no lead larger than seven points for either team, Wittenberg powered past the Gators in the second half, leading by as many as 17 while pulling away.
  • Tigers Pull Away From Earlham For Key NCAC Win
    February 04, 2009
    Officially hitting the homestretch of the 2008-09 season, the Wittenberg Tigers jumped out to an early lead and held on for a very important 84-70 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) victory over host Earlham.
  • Tigers Fall To First-Place Hiram, 79-75
    January 31, 2009
    A three-point home win over perennial powerhouse Wittenberg in December served notice that the Hiram Terriers were a force to be reckoned with in the 2008-09 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) championship race.
  • Big First Half Moves Tigers Past Wabash
    January 29, 2009
    The Wittenberg Tigers opened the first half with a 13-5 run and closed it with a 14-4 burst to take what turned out to be an insurmountable 15-point halftime lead en route to a 75-64 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) victory over visiting Wabash.
  • Tigers Bounce Back With Big Win At Kenyon
    January 24, 2009
    The Wittenberg Tigers picked themselves up off the mat Saturday and picked up a crucial 73-61 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) victory over host Kenyon.
  • Cold Shooting Costs Tigers Against Bishops
    January 21, 2009
    The Wittenberg Tigers found tough travels against an Ohio Wesleyan program that has given them all sorts of trouble over the past several seasons. The home-standing Tigers dropped their second consecutive North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) outing, stymied at the offensive end in 63-48 loss.
  • Wittenberg Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Enters Into "Blood Battle" With Arch-Rival Wooster
    January 17, 2009
    The Wittenberg University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Student Senate are putting school bragging rights on the line as never before.
  • Rally Falls Short As Tigers Fall At Arch-Rival Wooster In Battle For First Place
    January 17, 2009
    A whopping six of the nine players who saw action for the Wittenberg Tigers at arch-rival Wooster on Saturday, Jan. 17, were making their first on-court appearance in one of the best rivalries in all of small college athletics. The Tigers' kiddie corps grew up quickly, but only after spotting the Scots a 15-point second half lead in what ended up a 68-59 Wooster victory.
  • Tigers Roll Past Earlham, 91-58
    January 14, 2009
    The best shooting performance of the 2008-09 season helped the Wittenberg Tigers overcome a slow start in a 91-58 victory over visiting North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) rival Earlham.
  • Wittenberg Holds Off Allegheny For Key NCAC Win
    January 10, 2009
    The Wittenberg Tigers started fast and finished strong to claim a key early-season North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) victory over visiting Allegheny by a 72-64 score.
  • Tigers Open New Year With Big Win At Oberlin
    January 03, 2009
    The Wittenberg Tigers opened the 2009 calendar year with a solid road win, picking up a 68-49 victory over North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) rival Oberlin.
  • 50-Point Second Half Lifts Tigers to Consolation Game Win
    December 30, 2008
    Wittenberg rode the hot shooting of sophomore wing Chris Sullivan to pick up the consolation game win over the College of Mount St. Joseph in the Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic by a 82-75 score.
  • Taylor Holds Off Tiger Charge to Advance to Zimmerman Title Game
    December 29, 2008
    A David Nowicki (Carmel, Ind./Westfield)runner in the lane fell off the front of the rim in the dying seconds as the Tigers fell to NAIA foe Taylor University 58-56 in the opening round of the Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic. Down by 10 at the break, the Tigers rallied to claim a brief lead late in the game, but they could not close out the feisty Trojans.
  • Wittenberg University Basketball Teams Host Annual Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic Dec. 29-30
    December 23, 2008
    The Wittenberg University men's and women's basketball teams welcome an outstanding field of eight teams for the 2008 Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic. The competition is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 29, and Tuesday, Dec. 30, 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 Bounces Back With Big Win At Otterbein
    December 22, 2008
    After struggling through a 2-5 start to the 2008-09 season, the Wittenberg Tigers were in desperate need of a spark. They got one Monday from freshman wingMichael Cooper (Springfield, Ohio/South), who was simply sensational in an 87-66 nonconference win over homestanding Otterbein.
  • Tigers Drop Road Contest To Hiram For First Conference Loss
    December 13, 2008
    After forty years of dominating the series against the Hiram Terriers, the Tigers finally snapped their consecutive win streak, falling to Hiram 80-77 on the road.
  • Youth Movement Propels Tigers in Conference Opener
    December 10, 2008
    A pair of freshmen broke into double figures as the Tigers picked up a much-needed win against North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) foe Denison by a 74-45 score.
  • Cedarville Uses Hot Start to Down Tigers
    December 06, 2008
    Against the fourth-ranked team in NAIA Division II, the Wittenberg Tigers could ill-afford a tough night from the floor if they wished to stay with the high-flying Cedarville University Yellow Jackets. However, 36 percent shooting from the floor, coupled with a Cedarville three-point barrage sent the Tigers to their third conseutive defeat by a 80-53 final.
  • Prolific Shooting Sends Ohio Northern Past Young Tigers
    December 03, 2008
    It's deja vu all over again for the Tiger men's basketball team, as they fell in the home opener against OAC foe Ohio Northern by a 78-62 score. Following a year when Wittenberg started the campaign 1-5 with a difficult non-conference slate, Wittenberg found this year's schedule equally daunting.
  • West Coast Power Pacific Lutheran Downs Wittenberg
    November 29, 2008
    Following up on an emotional come-from-behind victory the night before, the Wittenberg Tigers could not provide an encore as they fell to host Pacific Lutheran in the Pacific Northwest Invitational by a 80-60 final.
  • Wittenberg Rallies For Win Over Concordia In First Round Of Pacific Northwest Invitational
    November 28, 2008
    Senior wing Kevin Murray (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) scored 21 points to help the Wittenberg Tigers rally from a halftime deficit and then hold off a late challenge from Concordia-Portland (Ore.) in the final minutes for a 70-67 victory.
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