During the national anthem Friday night at the Wolstein Center, Cleveland State guard Charlie Lee stretched his ankles. He put his right foot behind him and then his left, rotating each to warm up his lower joints as he surveyed his teammates. With two Vikings dealing with ankle issues—Andre Yates missed the game with a high
ESPN’s resident bracketologist Joe Lunardi has taken note of Cleveland State’s recent success. Lunardi has the Vikings as a 13-seed in his latest edition of Bracketology. Per these projections, Cleveland State would face Louisville in a rematch of the teams’ November 26 matchup, which the Cardinals won 45-33. If these projections hold (a long shot,
Don’t look now, but the Cleveland State Vikings have won five of their last six and are in first place in the Horizon League. The Vikes (11-9, 5-1 Horizon League) have come alive in conference play after an up-and-down first half of the season, and claimed their second straight road win by defeating the Youngstown
Don’t despair, Cleveland basketball fans. There’s one team with a winning record in the Forest City. The Cleveland State Vikings (10-9, 4-1 in Horizon League) did not play outstanding basketball Wednesday night in Dayton, where they squared off with the Wright State Raiders (10-8, 2-2). They shot a cover-your-eyes bad 3-of-19 from the three-point line.
The Cleveland State Vikings (9-8) defeated the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (5-11) in a back-and-forth matchup Thursday night at the Wolstein Center. CSU hopped on the Grizz early in the first half and led by 17 after the first eight minutes. They found themselves up by just two points with two minutes left in the game, but
Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. “Mankind.” That word should have new meaning for all of us today— Whoops, sorry about that. Thought I was talking to someone else.1 Happy Wednesday, faithful
While we were spending our weekends on the couch under a blanket of warm nacho cheese and cool beverage cans, the Cleveland State Vikings went to work. After a so-so start to the season, the Vikes opened Horizon League play with two wins, their first back-to-back victories since November. They blew out Wisconsin-Milwaukee at home Friday
Trey Lewis has been on fire for Cleveland State. He scored 27 points on 9-16 shooting against Milwaukee Friday night, and he scored 9 in the first half against Illinois-Chicago Sunday. He punctuated the half with an absurd, falling-out-of-bounds three-pointer to beat the buzzer. Cleveland State led at the half, 37-28. They shot 75 percent
The Cleveland State University Vikings (6-8) begin Horizon League play Friday night when they take on the Milwaukee Panthers (5-9) at the Wolstein Center. The game tips off at 7 p.m. The non-conference schedule has not been very kind to the Vikings. Five of their eight losses coming on the road, including two against ranked teams,
Will Gibson has been writing at WFNY since September. That’s what he said anyway, and I didn’t feel like looking. It’s about time we got to know the man who has been writing so many interesting posts. We discussed a great number of things over the approximate 40 minutes we chatted. Here are some… Browns vs.
Cleveland State won Monday, and they won big. To pay homage to the artists of the world (including the CSU pep band, which always brings the goods, pictured above), WFNY elected to summarize the action through limerick poetry. Please do enjoy, and be a patron of the arts this holiday season: The Cougars from Mount Vernon
The following has happened to me; maybe it’s happened to you, too: You have plans. Maybe you’re going out to dinner, having a power lunch, meeting friends for a drink, or running a big day of errands. Whatever it is, you have things you intend to get done. You get dressed, you gather your things,
After spending last week on the road, the Cleveland State Vikings (3-3) are hosting the Toledo Rockets (2-4) tonight at the Wolstein Center. The Rockets are off to a slow start, but they were the preseason favorite to win the MAC. They brought back four starters from last year team, which set a school record with 27
If you’ve been going through Cleveland State basketball withdrawal, have no fear, for Cleveland’s favorite basketball team is back home. The Vikings wrapped up a three-game road trip—one that saw them visit Savannah State, Louisville, and Marshall—with a victory over the Thundering Herd last Friday. That win was the only one that the Vikes came
The Cleveland State Vikings improved to 2-1 Wednesday evening, defeating the Jacksonville State Gamecocks 60-46. Junior guard Kaza Keane led the Vikings with 13 points, while Anton Grady scored 12 and Marlin Mason added 10. Cleveland State won the rebounding battle, 39-24, including 15 offensive boards. The Vikings forced 12 Gamecock turnovers, although it felt
The Cleveland State Vikings (1-1) notched their first victory of the young season Monday, beating the Division II Tiffin Dragons (1-2) 85-56. I realized midway through the first half that Vikings versus Dragons is the entire plot of How to Train Your Dragon.1 In many ways, the events of the game mirrored those of the movie.
Last Friday, we explored the basketball-related reasons to get behind this Cleveland State squad, including head coach Gary Waters, guard Trey Lewis, and a trap-happy, defensive-minded team that will look to run its opponents into the ground. Today, we look at elements of the live game experience that make attending CSU games worth your while.
Odds are, you aren’t that interested. Chances are, you can’t name more than one player. Maybe you know the coach’s name. For many Northeast Ohioans, Cleveland State basketball sits just below “step outside barefoot” on the wintertime priority list. WFNY is here to change that.
1. It is Ohio State/Michigan week and for the first time since the days of Rich Rod, there is almost zero anticipation for this game outside of the local fan bases. Remember, this was supposed to be the one “tough” game post-Wisconsin on the Buckeyes charmin-soft schedule. Instead, they might as well be playing Illinois,
While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 20 years ago yesterday. Nice story from our friends at DTTWBL: “Whenever a loved one is lost, the memory of that moment seems endless.