Dawg Pack Dirt: Wright State
Volume 6, Issue 2, November 13, 2009
Special to Seattle Sportsnet
The season officially gets underway this Friday against the Raiders of Wright State University.
The Dawgs can’t take this weekend’s games against these mid-majors lightly, especially since the three that are visiting Hec Ed this weekend all had decent seasons last year.
If we want the Dawgs to go anywhere this season then we definitely need to keep our game up and keep making Hec Ed the hardest place to play regardless of who is playing here. There isn’t too much dirt on the Raiders so we’ll have to improvise, which isn’t a problem for us.
With that being said, here’s the dirt…
-Wright State Raiders at Washington Huskies
-This game is part of the Athletes in Action Classic
-Friday, November 13, 2009 at 7 p.m. PST
-Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion
-Belmont and Portland State play at 4:30 p.m. and your ticket will get you into that game as well if you want to do some scouting or advanced heckling.
-Wright State is a member of the Horizon League which is home to schools such as Cleveland State, Butler, and the hated Valparaiso.
-Wright State went 20-13 last season and finished 3rd in the Horizon League. They were missing their star player Vaughn Duggins at the beginning of the season, who also happens to be out again which we’ll get to in a bit.
-The Raiders played an exhibition against some team called Central State last week and handled them pretty easily.
-Wright State also goes by WSU which is reason enough to give them crap.
-The Wright State Raiders’ mascot is a wolf or something which I don’t understand. Wikipedia says something about a Viking retiring and turning into a wolf or something like that.
-WSU returns 4 starters from last year so experience isn’t something they lack.
-Jr. #3 G Troy Tabler likes to play beer pong and pose erotically behind teammate Vaughn Duggins.
-Fr. #34 F Tyler Koch has a neat last name.
-Sr. #40 F Ronnie Thomas is quoted as saying, “That’s how you survive in this world, bein’ a dick, easy as that.”
-Sr. #32 G Todd Brown does a lot of bragging that his dunks are better than the rest of his teammates…we should probably encourage him to prove it during Friday’s game…
-Jr. #44 G Vaughn Duggins: It is a shame that Vaughn isn’t playing because he’s the one with the most dirt.
He was recently suspended for the team for operating a vehicle under the influence. He’ll be on the bench when the Raiders face the Huskies, but we can taunt him nonetheless and taunt his team through him since he is supposed to be their best player.
Vaughn also likes to dawn a Speedo from time to time, as you can see in this picture. He’s the one on the left in the aqua blue.