About the Site

The site

RaiderRoundball.com is an independent and unofficial web site dedicated to the positive coverage of Wright State men’s basketball. Other Wright State sports and other non-WSU sports coverage may be provided occasionally.

It is a forum for fans to gather and discuss their Raiders.

RaiderRoundball.com is in no way affiliated with Wright State University but is dedicated to promoting WSU Athletics directly and WSU indirectly.

RaiderRoundball.com is a labor of love for those of us involved but that labor comes at a cost. Your support as an individual through voluntary contributions or as a business through advertising is vital.

Your feedback is also a vital part of a successful RaiderRoundball.com. Please let us know how we are doing and how we can do it better.

RaiderRoundball is build to be functional, not necessarily the flashiest or as a site to always use the latest most cutting edge technology. Why? I don’t think that is what you want. You want the information, not excessive download times.

The site was build for a screen resolution of 800×600 or higher.

The Publisher

Rowdy, AKA, Mike Reynolds. I am a life long resident of Dayton. I earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Engineering from WSU. I have been attending games for over 20 years. In addition to RaiderRoundball, I have updated the content on the official WSU Athletics website since 1996 as a volunteer. I served on the WSU Alumni Association Board of Directors for 7 years and was President for 3 years. I have 2 children that are extreme Raider fans as well.


Why Rowdy? It fit into the site concept and I really didn’t (and still don’t) want the attention to be on me in any way. It is about the players, coaches and program. The site has grown over the years and this is mainly due to the fans but is also due in part to the other volunteers who help put the stories together. We could really use your support.


Member, US Basketball Writers Association.

The Team

BasketballBob

Senior Writer, Men’s basketball

BasketballBob is the main writer of men’s post game stories. Bob graduated from Forest Park High School in Cincinnati in 1980, lettered 3 years on varsity baseball and lettered 2 years on varsity golf. He was the first baseball player in school history to start on the varsity baseball team as a sophomore.

He earned BS in Electrical Engineering from Wright State and worked on Masters in Computer Engineering. He served four years as an officer in the US Air Force and was stationed at Wright Patterson AFB. Has worked for several software companies developing server technologies and was presented the Top Gun Award for technical excellence while at Datalytics. Currently, develop enterprise business intelligence software for a company located in Silicon Valley.

Bob began following WSU basketball during the early 1990’s when Bill Edwards was a star. He founded WSU Hoops Online web site dedicated to covering Wright State men’s basketball and became a contributor to Raiderroundball.com last year. His hobbies include tennis, golf, college basketball (read bleeds hunter green and gold), and raising a family of four. Bob has been married to wife Keiko for 18 years and have two daughters (Jenny and Tiffany).

Member, US Basketball Writers Association.

KevinSW

Senior Writer, Women’s basketball

KevinSW covers WSU women’s basketball. Kevin is originally from Connecticut. He landed in Ohio, like many others, via the Air Force and Wright-Patt. He started work for WSU in 1997 and that’s when he started getting interested in Raider Sports.

Having lived overseas for many years, Kevin started watching Raider Soccer, both Men and Women teams. He still likes to watch those teams when he gets the chance. However, he met Jess Vandergeest of the Women’s Basketball Team while working and she encouraged him to come watch them play. He’s been an avid fan of the Lady Raider’s ever since.

Kevin currently works as an Academic Advisor with the university and sees many of the Raiders while in the student union. As a season ticket holder, Kevin started covering the women’s game for Raider Roundball to give the women some coverage on the web site.


Rod Hissong

Staff writer

Rod Hissong is a sophomore Mass Communications student at Wright State and hopes to graduate with an emphasis in Broadcasting. His aspirations include becoming a news broadcaster but wouldn’t mind it if he fell into sports. Rod comes from Hicksville, Ohio (actual name). Hicksville is about 3 hours north, near Defiance–and about 25 minutes from IPFW. His parents now reside in Columbia City, IN but he still calls Hicksville home. While in high school, Rod was very instrumental, a school leader and mentor. He was president of his class, peer mediator and assitant to the guidance counselor. He also played 3 years of golf and welcomes anyone to the joy of entertainment (certainly not competition). He was also the public address announcer for the Lady Aces basketball team as well as the band PA for football games and varsity baseball announcer. Here at WSU his voice is also well heard. He is currently the Sports Director at WWSU 106.9FM and has made it his goal for the sports focus to be on Wright State Athletics. He has committed his broadcast team to covering almost all the WSU basketball home games in addition to covering some popular road games. Last year, Rod was a broadcaster for the radio station and covered some of the area’s top high school teams and also the OHSAA Division 1 girls state championships. Rod was vice-president of the University College Council last year and his team was instrumental in First Weekend activities this year at WSU for incoming freshman. He was awared an outstanding leadership award for his representation of the freshman class. He looks forward to writing for RaiderRoundBall and will take ideas for anything people want to know about. “If people want to know something, I have no problem in trying to get that information out there.” Please feel free to email Rod (hissong.2@wright.edu) with any suggestions on coverage or just questions in general. Go Raiders!


Tim G. Zechar

Senior Photographer

Tim is a 2003 graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA). He also earned a BS in Systems Analysis from Miami University in 1981, and is currently employed as a Systems Analyst by a major defense contractor. In addition, Tim is a musician, an ordained Minister (ULC), and holds a 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwan Do.

A life-long resident of Kettering, Tim graduated from Fairmont West High School and Miami University. In his spare time, he coaches Youth Sports at the YMCA and enjoys camping and the great outdoors.

Tim also runs his own business if you are in need of photographic services, and he specializes in Portraits, Weddings, and Sports photography.