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Cooke to begin season on Pelicans roster

Former Dayton Flyers guard Charles Cooke will start the NBA season on the roster of the New Orleans Pelicans, who play at Memphis in their first game Wednesday. Cooke signed a two-way contract in the summer. That means he can spend up to 45 days with the Pelicans during the regular season. The days he spends with the Pelicans in the first week of the season will not count against that total. This...
Grant reconnects with coaching friends at A-10 media day

Grant reconnects with coaching friends at A-10 media day

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant made his first appearance at Atlantic 10 Media Day on Tuesday, though he was hardly a newcomer — not to many of the 13 other coaches who joined him at the Capital One Center. Grant coached with new Massachusetts coach Matt McCall at Florida. Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley said he has known Grant for 30 years, going all the way back to the early days of Grant&rsquo...
Dayton to hold secret scrimmage Oct. 28

Dayton to hold secret scrimmage Oct. 28

The Dayton Flyers will hold a secret scrimmage against Northern Kentucky University on Oct. 28, according to a source. The site of the game has not been determined. NCAA rules allow Division I teams to scrimmage once in the preseason, but they aren’t allowed to announce the scrimmage or publicize it. Dayton’s lone public exhibition game will be Nov. 4 against Ohio Dominican at UD Arena...
Sports Today: Buy or sell a fifth-place finish for the Dayton Flyers?

Sports Today: Buy or sell a fifth-place finish for the Dayton Flyers?

Today is media day in the Atlantic 10, and the Dayton Flyers have been picked to finish fifth in the league’s men’s basketball standings.  Rhode Island is the preseason favorite as the Rams return two of their top three scorers from last season, when they won 25 games.  As far as expectations go, fifth might be a pretty good place for Anthony Grant’s first team to...
Rhode Island favorite in A-10 preseason poll

Rhode Island favorite in A-10 preseason poll

Atlantic 10 coaches and select media members picked the Dayton Flyers to finish fifth in the preseason poll released Tuesday at Media Day at the Capital One Center, site of the A-10 tournament in March. Rhode Island is the preseason favorite. The Rams, who tied for third last season and won the A-10 tournament, have never won the regular-season championship. They were 25-10 overall last season and...
Dayton fans predict Atlantic 10 standings

Dayton fans predict Atlantic 10 standings

Fans of the Dayton Flyers still like their teams chances in the Atlantic 10. I asked fans on Sunday to predict the standings in advance of the preseason poll, which will be released on Tuesday at A-10 Media Day in Washington, D.C. Rhode Island is the expected favorite. I picked St. Bonaventure in my own preseason prediction. Eighty nine fans voted in my poll, and as you might expect, they picked the...
Predicting A-10 standings: One writer’s take

Predicting A-10 standings: One writer’s take

The 2016-17 Atlantic 10 season ended with a joyous moment (a Senior Night victory over Virginia Commonwealth) and then two surprising defeats (losses to George Washington and Davidson) for the Dayton Flyers. The 2017-18 season begins with uncertainty. What should everyone expect from a team that graduated four senior starters and lost one returning letterwinner to injury and another to suspension?...
Stadium network picking up 22 A-10 games

Stadium network picking up 22 A-10 games

One Dayton Flyers men’s basketball game will air on a new cable network this season. The Atlantic 10 Conference announced Monday 22 games featuring its teams will be televised by the Stadium network, including Dayton’s game at Richmond on Jan. 9. Stadium launched in July. The games will also air on WatchStadium.com and on the Stadium iOS and tvOS apps. Stadium will televise the opening...
Dayton Flyers Top 10: Best A-10 victories

Dayton Flyers Top 10: Best A-10 victories

Fourteen Atlantic 10 Conference men’s basketball coaches and the players from the preseason all-conference team will travel to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for A-10 Media Day. Two seasons in row, coaches and media members have voted the Dayton Flyers the preseason favorite. That won’t be the case this season — not with UD losing four senior starters. It will be interesting to...
College football: 5 takeaways from Week 7, including Ohio State’s blowout of Nebraska

College football: 5 takeaways from Week 7, including Ohio State’s blowout of Nebraska

We are past the midway point of the college football season.  Here’s what we know after week seven:  For the last two weeks, I have thought the competition was going to ratchet up at least somewhat. It hasn’t looked that way, but that might say more about the Buckeyes than Maryland or Nebraska.  I’m also not sure it matters.  The Buckeyes (coaches and...
College Football: Flyers fall to 2-5 with loss to Camels

College Football: Flyers fall to 2-5 with loss to Camels

The Dayton Flyers normally like their chances in a defensive duel, but they couldn’t make enough plays when it counted Saturday at Welcome Stadium, losing to Campbell 17-7. The first half was dominated by two guys neither team really wanted in the spotlight. Punters Sean Smith and Brad Dennis combined to kick it away on nine straight possessions. Dayton (2-5, 1-3) had the best chance to score...
Dayton basketball fans meet players at tailgating event

Dayton basketball fans meet players at tailgating event

If fans of the Dayton Flyers learned anything Saturday, they learned the women’s team can dance much better than the men’s team. Shauna Green’s players got things going at a fan fest tailgating event outside Welcome Stadium with some line dancing before players from both teams were introduced to the crowd. Green joked about needing to work her players harder since they had so much...
Former Dayton forward Pollard signs with Jazz

Former Dayton forward Pollard signs with Jazz

Former Dayton Flyers forward Kendall Pollard signed a free-agent contract with the Utah Jazz on Friday. The Jazz announced the signing Friday evening on Twitter. Pollard, a Chicago native who was one of four senior starters to graduate in the spring, participated in a NBA G League tryout in his hometown in August. At the time, Pollard said, “Hopefully, I’ll get a training camp invite...
3 simple keys to beating the NCAA if you want to break the rules

3 simple keys to beating the NCAA if you want to break the rules

The major driver of the social media outrage machine (sports category) Friday morning was the announcement North Carolina won’t face any serious consequences despite some Tar Heels taking part in fake classes over a matter of years.  Confusion often reins after any major NCAA decision, but we suspect now more than ever there will be people out there who conclude following the rules...
Dayton adds walk-on guard to roster 

Dayton adds walk-on guard to roster 

Among the many new faces on the Dayton Flyers bench this season will be a walk-on freshman from Brookville. UD added Dalton Stewart to the roster on Wednesday. He’s a 6-foot-2 guard who averaged 14.9 points as a senior at Brookville. Dayton held walk-on tryouts on Sept. 26 at the Cronin Center. Stewart joins a walk-on group that includes fifth-year senior guard Joey Gruden, a Sycamore...
Dayton announces times for home games

Dayton announces times for home games

The University of Dayton release times for all the home men’s basketball games in the 2017-18 season Thursday. Ten of the 17 home games will start at 7 p.m., including the season opener against Ball State. Here’s a glance at the updated schedule and the game times that are known. If the channel broadcasting the game has been announced, it is noted in parentheses. Nov. 4, exhibition vs...
Donoher to receive Dean Smith Award

Donoher to receive Dean Smith Award

Don Donoher, the all-time winningest men’s basketball coach in Dayton Flyers history, will receive the Dean Smith Award at a dinner in Dayton on Dec. 13. The award, presented by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, annually honors “an individual in college basketball who embodies the spirit and values of the late North Carolina coach.” Donoher coached against Smith in the NCAA...
What Anthony Grant’s NBA coaching experience means to Dayton players, recruits

What Anthony Grant’s NBA coaching experience means to Dayton players, recruits

Even though Russell Westbrook did not use up all his eligibility at UCLA, the NBA superstar did not accompany Anthony Grant from the Oklahoma City Thunder to Dayton this past year.  While Westbrook aims for another league MVP award, Grant is back in the Gem City in his first year as the basketball coach at his alma mater, and he is spreading the things he learned as an assistant in the NBA to...
NCAA plans ‘decisive action’ in response to FBI investigation

NCAA plans ‘decisive action’ in response to FBI investigation

The NCAA will form a Commission on College Basketball, chaired by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in response to the recent federal investigation into the game by the FBI. NCAA President Mark Emmert announced the commission on Wednesday. It will begin its work in November and announce its findings in April. The recent news of a federal investigation into fraud in college basketball made...
Sports Today: 2 football trench trends having huge effect on Bengals

Sports Today: 2 football trench trends having huge effect on Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals don’t play this week, but that hasn’t stopped the offensive line from being a point of discussion.  And with good cause.  This was the biggest area of concern entering the season, and through five weeks it remains so now that Andy Dalton has remembered how to play quarterback.  Football Outsiders ranks the Bengals 29th in adjusted line yards (a metric...
Longtime Dayton Flyers statistician dies

Longtime Dayton Flyers statistician dies

Roy Cassidy, a statistician for Dayton Flyers basketball and other UD sports for the last 42 years, died Monday at 70 at Kettering Medical Center. Cassidy was a Maysville, Ky., native and a 1965 graduate of Xenia High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Morehead State University and earned his master’s degree in elementary education from UD in 1980. He started keeping stats...
Sports Today: Curious inspirations keying Bengals turnaround

Sports Today: Curious inspirations keying Bengals turnaround

Late ‘90s rock and lessons from competitive juggling have played important roles in the Cincinnati Bengals’ two-game winning streak.  No, really.  A.J. Green got over his turnover blues Sunday by remembering lessons from his days as a member of the elementary school juggling team.  No, seriously.  The superstar receiver bounced back from his role in three turnovers...
Sports Today: AFC North race wide open for Bengals

Sports Today: AFC North race wide open for Bengals

Here’s an understatement to start the week: The AFC North race is looking a lot better for the Cincinnati Bengals than it did three weeks ago.  The Orange and Black were already two games out two games into the season despite playing both games at home against beatable teams.  (They looked awful in both games, by the way.)  The Steelers slogged by the Browns in Week 1 then beat...
Scoochie Smith playing well in Australia

Scoochie Smith playing well in Australia

Former Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith is off to a strong start in Australia in the first two games of his professional basketball career. Smith scored 18 points and had six rebounds and two assists Sunday for the Cairns Taipans in an 81-72 victory over the New Zealand Breakers. He scored six points in the season opener Friday as Cairns beat the Illawarra Hawks 88-87. Smith graduated from...
Report: Dayton visits with 5-star recruit, a former Louisville recruit

Report: Dayton visits with 5-star recruit, a former Louisville recruit

The Dayton Flyers had an in-home visit with a five-star prospect in the class of 2018, according to a report Sunday by ESPN’s Jeff Borzello. Former Louisville commit Anfernee Simons, a 6-foot-3 guard at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., has visited with coaches from Dayton, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida State, Florida and Southern Methodist, according to Borzello. Numerous other...

College Football: Jeske returns to lead Flayers past Drake

The Dayton Flyers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 20-10 win at Drake on Saturday as quarterback Alex Jeske celebrated his return to the field by running for a touchdown and throwing for another. Jeske missed the Flyers’ first five games after breaking his foot in the summer. He started, and was able to get the offense moving. “It felt great to be out there, ” said Jeske...
Tom Archdeacon: Local adventurist spearheads UD Arena project

Tom Archdeacon: Local adventurist spearheads UD Arena project

That big, toothy barracuda who charged Larry Connor as he was coming up from a 65-foot free dive in the ocean waters off the Bahamas last summer soon learned what everybody else has when they have doubted, dismissed or attempted to deny the real estate and technology entrepreneur and an around-the-world adventurist from Sugarcreek Township. Spearfishing in deep waters, Connor had shot a sizable hog...
Former Flyer makes debut for NBA’s Pelicans

Former Flyer makes debut for NBA’s Pelicans

Former Dayton Flyers guard Charles Cooke scored three points for the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday in the team’s first exhibition game of the 2017-18 season. Cooke, who signed a two-way contract with the Pelicans in July, played the last six minutes of the fourth quarter. He made 1 of 4 shots from the field and missed both of his 3-point attempts. The Pelicans lost 113-109 to the Bulls...
2018 recruit puts Dayton in final three

2018 recruit puts Dayton in final three

Anthony Nelson, a 2018 recruit who took an official visit to the University of Dayton in September, cut his list of schools from five to three on Wednesday, according to a report by Julius Kim, of ElevateHoops.com. Nelson will pick either Dayton, Seton Hall and Minnesota. He has visited Dayton and Seton Hall and will visit Minnesota on Oct. 13, Kim reported. Nelson, a 6-foot-4 guard from Harlem, N...
From the archives: Dayton Flyers enter season with high expectations

From the archives: Dayton Flyers enter season with high expectations

Football pain and basketball optimism are part of five fantastic facts from 50 years ago in the Dayton Daily News archives:  Coming off a season in which they lost the national championship game to UCLA, the Flyers were ranked the No. 6 team in the country by the Basketball Yearbook.  Don May was part of the preseason All-America team, joining Lew Alcindor, Elvin Hayes, Wes Unseld and Cal...
2018 guard receives offer from Dayton

2018 guard receives offer from Dayton

Chance Moore, a 6-foot-5 combo guard from Louisville, Ky., received a scholarship offer Tuesday from the Dayton Flyers. He announced the offer on Twitter. Moore, a senior at Beckley Preparatory School in Beckley, W.V., is the latest 2018 recruit to receive an offer from Dayton. UD assistant coach Ricardo Greer visited Beckley Prep on Monday, according to the school’s Twitter account. Moore...
Sports Today: At least Reds have some better problems to face this winter

Sports Today: At least Reds have some better problems to face this winter

Major League Baseball’s postseason starts Tuesday night.  The Cincinnati Reds will not be part of it, as you’re probably aware.  After three consecutive 90-plus-loss seasons, what do the Reds have to do to earn some October baseball in the future?  The Hall of Farmer Hal McCoy laid out the offseason tasks for the Reds pretty well, and we’ve got all winter to debate...
2020 recruit takes unofficial visit to Dayton

2020 recruit takes unofficial visit to Dayton

The Dayton Flyers have received one commitment from the class of 2018. Recruiting continues for 2019. Work on the 2020 class is also underway. Zeb Jackson, a 5-foot-9 sophomore point guard from Maumee Valley Country Day School in Toledo, took an unofficial visit to Dayton on Sunday, according to C2K Elite, an Under Armour-sponsored AAU program in Ohio. According to VerbalCommits.com, Dayton has...
Tom Archdeacon: UD family helps Yingers cope with tragedy

Tom Archdeacon: UD family helps Yingers cope with tragedy

When her seemingly indestructible 54-year-old husband Dan — “a real tough guy,” one son said — died in a freak fall March 26, Shari Yinger said her five kids, three of them Dayton Flyers football players, looked to her for answers. “They all were like, ‘Well, what do we do?’ ” Shari said quietly. “And I was like, ‘I don’t … I...
Father of Dayton’s Antetokounmpo dies

Father of Dayton’s Antetokounmpo dies

Charles Antetokounmpo, the father of Dayton Flyers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo, died Friday in Milwaukee at 54. According to multiple reports, Charles suffered a heart attack at home. Dayton coach Anthony Grant released a statement Saturday. “We are deeply saddened at the news of the passing of Charles Antetokounmpo,” Grant said. “On behalf of the University of Dayton and our...
Archie Miller reacts to college basketball scandal

Archie Miller reacts to college basketball scandal

Former Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller, now the head coach at Indiana, talked to reporters in Indiana on Thursday and was asked about the college basketball recruiting scandal that has made major news this week. Miller’s brother Sean, the head coach at Arizona, has been touched by the scandal as one of his assistants was arrested by the FBI. Archie coached the Flyers the last six seasons....
Sports Today: Bengals need to unlock what made Hue Jackson-Andy Dalton duo a success

Sports Today: Bengals need to unlock what made Hue Jackson-Andy Dalton duo a success

The Cincinnati Bengals play the Cleveland Browns this week.  That not only (almost) guarantees at least one of Ohio’s NFL teams will have a win to begin October, it also opens the door to all sorts of interesting subplots thanks to the man who coaches the Browns.  Hue Jackson was honest yesterday on a conference call with Cincinnati reporters when he was asked if he thought both of...
Cohill: Dayton doing ‘everything by the books’

Cohill: Dayton doing ‘everything by the books’

Future Dayton Flyers guard Dwayne Cohill is the latest to comment on the college basketball recruiting scandal. Cohill, a senior at Holy Name High School in Parma Heights, Ohio, who gave his verbal commitment to UD earlier this month, wrote Wednesday on Twitter, “That feeling when you know your future school doin everything by the books and ain’t getting investigated.” Earlier...
University of Dayton President: ‘We do it right’

University of Dayton President: ‘We do it right’

University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina posted a photo to Instagram on Wednesday that seems a direct response to the recruiting scandal that has rocked college basketball. Spina posed for a photo with the entire men’s basketball coaching staff, including head coach Anthony Grant, as well as Dayton Athletic Director Neil Sullivan, in the lobby of the coaches’ offices at UD’s...
Wright State’s Nagy hopes scandal leads to change in college hoops

Wright State’s Nagy hopes scandal leads to change in college hoops

A recruiting scandal rocked college basketball Tuesday. Four assistant coaches from major programs — Oklahoma State, Arizona, Auburn and Southern California — were arrested by the FBI. Six other people were arrested. All face charges involving bribery, conspiracy and fraud. The aftershocks continued Wednesday with Louisville putting head coach Rick Pitino...
From the archives: Bengals are born, UD rocks UC, Big O’s holdout and more

From the archives: Bengals are born, UD rocks UC, Big O’s holdout and more

Here are five fun facts from 50 years ago this week in the Dayton Daily News sports section: Coached by John McVay (grandfather of current Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay), the Flyers used a powerful double-wing attack to crush the Bearcats at Nippert Stadium in what was to be the last meeting on the gridiron between the two schools.  They took great pride in the victory, too, not worrying...
Two more game times announced for Dayton’s 2017-18 season

Two more game times announced for Dayton’s 2017-18 season

The Dayton Flyers men’s basketball team learned two more game times for its 2017-18 schedule in recent days. Dayton’s game at Saint Mary’s in Moraga, Calif., east of Oakland, on Dec. 19 will start at 7 p.m. Pacific time, or 10 p.m. in Dayton. It has not been announced if that game will be televised. Dayton’s game at Mississippi State on Dec. 3 in Starkville, Miss., will start...
Pickerington Central forward commits to Shauna Green’s Flyers

Pickerington Central forward commits to Shauna Green’s Flyers

The Dayton Flyers women’s basketball program received a verbal commitment Tuesday night from Kyla Whitehead, a senior at Pickerington Central. Whitehead, a 6-foot-2 forward, narrowed her choices to Dayton, DePaul, Memphis and Western Kentucky on Sept. 4. Whitehead attended high school in Huntsville, Ala., before moving to Pickerington before her junior year. This is Dayton’s third 2018...
UD players wish late teammate McElvene a happy birthday

UD players wish late teammate McElvene a happy birthday

Steve McElvene would have turned 22 on Tuesday. His former Dayton Flyers teammates didn’t forget. “Happy birthday lil bro,” former UD guard Kyle Davis wrote on Instagram. “It still don't sit right with me that you’re not here. Love you bro. We gonna see each other again one day but today Imma turn up for you.” “Happy birthday brother,” UD senior guard...
College basketball scandal: Is the end coming for big-time college sports?

College basketball scandal: Is the end coming for big-time college sports?

Is it over for big-time college athletics?  That’s my first question from this latest scandal involving NCAA teams, one in which the FBI accuses multiple assistant coaches and others of taking part in a scheme to funnel players to programs and shoe companies.  Unless the FBI is making things up, one has to assume Arizona, Oklahoma State, USC and especially Louisville are in big trouble...
Former Dayton stars begin training camp with Rockets, Pelicans

Former Dayton stars begin training camp with Rockets, Pelicans

Former Dayton Flyers star Chris Johnson signed with the Houston Rockets on Monday and will begin training camp with them at the Toyota Center in Houston on Tuesday. Johnson, a 6-foot-6 guard/forward who scored 1,467 points in his UD career (2008-12), played with the Indiana Pacers in the NBA Summer League. Last season, Johnson played for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the NBA D-League, averaging...
2018 guard visits Dayton; Seton Hall up next

2018 guard visits Dayton; Seton Hall up next

The Dayton Flyers, who landed a top-100 recruit in the class of 2018 earlier this month, had another high school senior on campus last weekend. Anthony Nelson, a 6-foot-4 guard from Harlem, N.Y., who attends the South Kent Preparatory School (Conn.), took his first official visit to UD, according to Adam Zagoria, of ZagsBlog.com, and will visit Seton Hall and Clemson in the coming weeks. “Their...

Dayton Flyers squander two-touchdown lead, fall at Morehead

Christian Robinson hauled in a 55-yard touchdown pass from Lawson Page with 50 seconds to play to give Morehead State a stunning 34-28 come-from-behind win over the Dayton Flyers on Saturday. It was Robinson’s third TD catch of the game and one of four big plays surrendered by the Dayton defense. “That was the name of the game,” UD coach Rick Chamberlin said. “They made big...
Dayton announces seven game times for 2017-18 season

Dayton announces seven game times for 2017-18 season

The University of Dayton announced times for seven Dayton Flyers games in the 2017-18 season on Thursday. The games, all televised by the CBS Sports Network, are: Wednesday, Nov. 29: Auburn at Dayton, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3: St. Bonaventure at Dayton, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17: Dayton at Saint Joseph’s, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20: Rhode Island at Dayton, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23: Davidson...
UD releases new details about basketball Fan Fest event

UD releases new details about basketball Fan Fest event

The University of Dayton released new details Thursday about the Flyer Fan Fest that is standing in for the Red and Blue Game this year. The annual scrimmage will not take place because of renovations at UD Arena. The Fan Fest tailgating event featuring men’s and women’s basketball players will start at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14 in Parking Lot C between UD Arena and Welcome Stadium. MORE COVERAGE...
National magazine down on Dayton Flyers’ chances in the Atlantic 10

National magazine down on Dayton Flyers’ chances in the Atlantic 10

Street and Smith’s is not expecting a strong start to the Anthony Grant era of Dayton Flyers basketball.  The magazine’s editors predict Dayton will finish eighth in the Atlantic 10 this season, the first with former Flyer Grant as the head coach.  Dayton won the conference regular season title last season and shared it the year before, but much has changed since the end of last...
Sports Today: Marvin Lewis puts Bengals on notice for a change

Sports Today: Marvin Lewis puts Bengals on notice for a change

Something interesting happened Wednesday at Paul Brown Stadium: Marvin Lewis told us he let his players know it was their fault Ken Zampese was fired.  Lewis, who didn’t want to talk about Zampese anymore than he had to but tolerated more questions than I thought he would, also warned the players they could be next if things don’t turn around.  This is noteworthy because Lewis...
Grant on recruiting trail in Alabama

Grant on recruiting trail in Alabama

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant traveled to Alabama on Wednesday to visit a top-100 recruit. Kira Lewis, a 6-foot-3 junior guard from Hazel Green High School in Hazel Green, Ala., ranks 82nd in the class of 2019, according to 247Sports.com. He’s the 15th-ranked point guard in the nation and the third-ranked player overall in Alabama. Hazel Green is in northern Alabama, 16 miles north of Huntsville...
Dayton Flyers: An updated look at 2017-18 roster

Dayton Flyers: An updated look at 2017-18 roster

At two different points this year, the Dayton Flyers had a full roster of 13 available scholarship players for the 2017-18 season. Before Archie Miller left Dayton for Indiana, he had a five-man freshman class. Two of those recruits went elsewhere after Anthony Grant took over the program. Grant found two new recruits to replace them. Since then, the Flyers have lost three scholarship players &mdash...
College Basketball: Dayton Flyers freshman declared ineligible by NCAA

College Basketball: Dayton Flyers freshman declared ineligible by NCAA

The Dayton Flyers basketball team lost another one of its taller players for the coming season when the NCAA Clearinghouse sidelined 6-foot-9 freshman Obadiah “Obi” Toppin for not meeting initial academic eligibility standards. It’s the same scenario that played out for Flyer big man Steve McElvene three years ago and Kostas Anteokounmpo last year when they were grounded by the Clearinghouse...
College Basketball: Where does Dayton rank on list of top 144 teams?

College Basketball: Where does Dayton rank on list of top 144 teams?

The Dayton Flyers rank 53rd on a list of the top 144 teams in college basketball entering the 2017-18 season, according to CollegeSportsMadness.com. “There are a lot of big names to replace and it may take some time for it to happen,” the website writes of UD, “but there is also a lot of talent on this team. Dayton can reload in a hurry and by the time conference play rolls...
2018 guard puts Dayton in final five

2018 guard puts Dayton in final five

Recruiting for the 2018 class continues for the Dayton Flyers, who landed a four-star prospect earlier this week and are in the running to get a commitment from another one of their top targets.  Anthony Nelson listed Dayton among his final five schools on Thursday, along with Clemson, Seton Hall, West Virginia and Minnesota. Nelson is a 6-foot-4 point guard from Harlem, N.Y., who is playing...
Oberst, member of Dayton’s first NIT team, dies at 87

Oberst, member of Dayton’s first NIT team, dies at 87

Clete Oberst, a member of the first Dayton Flyers team to play in the NIT, died at 87 Sunday in Centerville. A native of Owensboro, Ky., Oberst attended St. Joseph’s High School and upon graduation, according to his obituary, “he took his ‘A’ game, with his visionary jump shot, and hitchhiked to Dayton. He enrolled at the University of Dayton to fulfill his desire for...
Newest UD commit was program’s top recruiting priority

Newest UD commit was program’s top recruiting priority

Dwayne Cohill called Anthony Grant at 7 p.m. Sunday night to tell him the news. He was ready to give his verbal commitment the Dayton Flyer s . A day later, on Monday evening, Cohill revealed his decision to the rest of the college basketball world on Twitter. To say it was a big moment for the senior from Holy Name High School in Parma Heights, Ohio, and the first-year UD head...
Sports Today: Anthony Grant hits it big with newest Dayton Flyers verbal commit

Sports Today: Anthony Grant hits it big with newest Dayton Flyers verbal commit

Dayton Flyers basketball fans got a shot of great news yesterday evening with the verbal commitment of Dwayne Cohill.  The senior point guard from Cleveland Holy Name is a top 100 prospect in the country according to Rivals and 247Sports.  Needless to say, this is a huge get for Anthony Grant, who hasn’t coached a Flyers game yet but already has matched predecessor Archie Miller&rsquo...
Top-100 2018 recruit picks Dayton

Top-100 2018 recruit picks Dayton

The Dayton Flyers earned a verbal commitment from a top-100 recruit in the class of 2018 on Monday. Dwayne Cohill, a 6-foot-2 guard and four-star recruit from Holy Name High School in Parma Heights, Ohio, announced his commitment on Twitter. He's the highest-ranked recruit and first recruit from Ohio to commit to new Dayton coach Anthony Grant and his staff. Cohill first visited UD for a team camp...
Top-100 recruit to visit UD on Thursday

Top-100 recruit to visit UD on Thursday

A four-star recruit in the class of 2018 will take an official visit to the University of Dayton starting Thursday. Dwayne Cohill, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Holy Name High School in Parma Heights, Ohio, announced Wednesday via Twitter he will be on campus Thursday. He ranks 92nd in the 2018 class, according to Rivals.com The Dayton Flyers have one scholarship open for 2018. They will have two...
Dayton to open A-10 schedule at Duquesne

Dayton to open A-10 schedule at Duquesne

The Dayton Flyers will open Atlantic 10 Conference play at Duquesne on Dec. 30, the conference announced Wednesday. It’s the second time in three seasons UD has played its A-10 opener on the road in Pittsburgh. UD will then host St. Bonaventure on Jan. 3 in its home opener. Among the other highlights of the A-10 schedule: • UD’s Senior Night will be a Senior Day. It will play George...
Ranking Dayton’s 18 A-10 games in order of difficulty

Ranking Dayton’s 18 A-10 games in order of difficulty

A new era of Dayton Flyers basketball begins with a number of interesting storylines, among them Dayton’s pursuit of a third straight Atlantic 10 championship and a fifth straight NCAA tournament berth. One of the highlights of Atlantic 10 play will be first-year Dayton head coach Anthony Grant’s return to Virginia Commonwealth. Grant, who Dayton hired in March to replace Archie Miller...
Former Flyer Stammen nominated for Act of Valor award

Former Flyer Stammen nominated for Act of Valor award

The San Diego Padres honored former Dayton Flyers pitcher Craig Stammen on Sunday, paying tribute to him on the field after he was named a finalist for the 2017 Act of Valor Award. The award honors pitching great Bob Feller. It recognizes those who support service men and women. The goal of the award is to education “our youth about the valor, commitment and duty to country.” Stammen,...
2018 recruit takes official visit to Dayton

2018 recruit takes official visit to Dayton

The Dayton Flyers are hosting a 2018 recruit on an official visit this weekend. Serrel Smith, a 6-foot-3 guard from St. Petersburg High School (Fla.), is visiting campus, according to the Twitter account of the Showtime Ballers, an AAU program in Orlando. Dayton offered him a scholarship on Aug. 7. Smith is a three-star recruit, according to Rivals.com. ESPN gives him four stars. 247Sports.com ranks...
Women’s basketball: Dayton adds transfer from South Carolina 

Women’s basketball: Dayton adds transfer from South Carolina 

The Dayton Flyers women’s basketball program added a transfer from defending national champion South Carolina on Friday. Araion Bradshaw, a 5-foot-6 sophomore point guard from Boston and a graduate of Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass., will redshirt the 2017-18 season and make her debut debut a season from now. She has three seasons of eligibility remaining. "Araion brings so much to our program...
Dayton coach Grant provides injury update on Antetokounmpo

Dayton coach Grant provides injury update on Antetokounmpo

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant provided an update Wednesday on the status of 6-foot-10 redshirt freshman Kostas Antetokounmpo, who suffered a knee injury July 10 in Greece. Antetokounmpo underwent diagnostic testing last week. “It was diagnosed as a bone bruise on his knee,” Grant said. “He’s doing treatment and rehab daily with our trainer. It probably will be mid to late...
Report: Dayton to play in Bahamas in 2018

Report: Dayton to play in Bahamas in 2018

The Dayton Flyers will play in the Bahamas in 2018, according to a report Wednesday by Jon Rothstein, of FanRagSports.com, and the eight-team field will be as strong as any Dayton has seen in an early-season tournament. Dayton will play in the Battle 4 Atlantis, along with Florida, Oklahoma, Virginia, Butler, Stanford, Wisconsin and Middle Tennessee State. Five of the eight teams played in the...
Area teams helping Houston flood victims

Area teams helping Houston flood victims

University of Houston men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson reached out to the entire college basketball coaching community Monday on Twitter, seeking aid for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Sampson asked coaches from all levels to mail 20 T-shirts and 10 pairs of shoes to him in Houston. As of Tuesday, his post had been shared almost 5,000 times. Local teams were among those to respond...
No Red and Blue Game for Dayton this season

No Red and Blue Game for Dayton this season

The University of Dayton sent an email to season-ticket holders Friday to inform them there will not be Red and Blue Game this season because of the construction at UD Arena. The men’s and women’s basketball teams typically play intrasquad scrimmages in late October — last year it was Oct. 22 — in front of fans. It’s a free event and offers fans a chance to see the incoming...
College Football: Flyers name starting quarterback for season opener

College Football: Flyers name starting quarterback for season opener

The Dayton Flyers have figured out who will at start at quarterback when they open the season Saturday at Robert Morris, but Kyle Kaparos knows it’s not his job to keep. The redshirt-sophomore from Upper Arlington won the job in a summer camp competition with Will Bobek. “The last couple of scrimmages Kyle really came through with his passing and his decision-making,” Dayton coach...
Versailles’ Ahrens lists final three college choices

Versailles’ Ahrens lists final three college choices

Versailles High School senior Justin Ahrens narrowed his list of college choices to three on Saturday: Michigan, Ohio State and Xavier. He will visit all three schools in September, he announced on Twitter. Ahrens cut the Dayton Flyers, as well as Purdue and Vanderbilt, from the list of his final six schools he announced on Twitter on Aug. 7. Ahrens, a 6-foot-5 forward, ranks 137th in the class of...
Pennsylvania guard includes Dayton among five finalists

Pennsylvania guard includes Dayton among five finalists

The Dayton Flyers are on the final list of another 2018 prospect.  Jack Clark, a Scout.com 3-star point guard from Cheltenham High in Pennsylvania, is still considering Anthony Grant’s Flyers along with Penn State, La Salle, Massachusetts and South Florida.  Grant and his staff entered the summer with one open scholarship for 2018, but Sam Miller’s status is uncertain after his...
College Basketball: Dayton Flyers announce exhibition opponent

College Basketball: Dayton Flyers announce exhibition opponent

Dayton will host Ohio Dominican at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 in its one and only exhibition game prior to the 2017-18 season. The Panthers are a Division II school who play in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. They were 14-12 last season. The Flyers announced their non-conference schedule last month. They open the regular season at home Nov. 10 vs. Ball State. The Atlantic 10 schedule will be...
College basketball: What are Dayton Flyers odds of winning national championship?

College basketball: What are Dayton Flyers odds of winning national championship?

While pro basketball dominates headlines this morning with the Kyrie Irving trade from Cleveland to Boston, we have updated odds on who will win the college basketball national championship next season.  If you want to put down some money on Anthony Grant leading the Dayton Flyers all the way to the top in his first season as head coach at his alma mater, it could net you a big chunk of...
Dayton’s Sam Miller guilty of disorderly conduct, avoids jail, expresses remorse

Dayton’s Sam Miller guilty of disorderly conduct, avoids jail, expresses remorse

UPDATE @ 7:30 p.m.: Sam Miller expressed his remorse to the court in pleading guilty and is “working hard to make sure nothing like this ever happens again,” his attorney, Dennis Lieberman, said. Beyond that, Miller had no additional comments, Lieberman said. Suspended Dayton basketball player Sam Miller pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct Tuesday after an incident...
Dayton ruled pro football last time there was a total solar eclipse

Dayton ruled pro football last time there was a total solar eclipse

For the first time in 99 years, North America is all abuzz about a total solar eclipse.  Needless to say, the sports world has changed a lot since 1918.  Here are four interesting facts from that year:  The Dayton Triangles won their only “Ohio League” championship by going 8-0 that season.  A team comprised primarily of local workers, the Triangles went on to be a...
Elite Ohio prospect schedules visits to Dayton, Ohio State

Elite Ohio prospect schedules visits to Dayton, Ohio State

The Dayton Flyers will host Dwayne Cohill for an official visit Sept. 15 according to a report.  The Cleveland Hoy Name four-star guard told scout.com he will be in the Gem City next month for a close-up view of what coach Anthony Grant and his staff have to offer.  Cohill is the No. 5 prospect in the state according to 247Sports.  He has also scheduled visits to Ohio State and...
Dayton down to 11 players after Miller’s suspension

Dayton down to 11 players after Miller’s suspension

Two years ago, the Dayton Flyers played more than half the season with seven scholarship players. One of those, Bobby Wehrli, didn’t have a scholarship when the season began. When the season ended in the second round of the NCAA tournament, then coach Archie Miller said fans would never see another team like it. Despite their roster limitations, the Flyers finished 27-9. New coach Anthony Grant...
Dayton Flyers’ Sam Miller suspended for semester, won’t play this fall

Dayton Flyers’ Sam Miller suspended for semester, won’t play this fall

Dayton Flyers men’s basketball player Sam Miller says he has been suspended from the University of Dayton following an incident two weeks ago in the Greene County Jail. In a statement his attorney sent to the Dayton Daily News and WHIO, Miller, 20, said he is “incredibly sorry for the incidents” and “accepts full responsibility for the negative way my actions reflect on the...
A-10 announces scheduling pairings for women’s basketball

A-10 announces scheduling pairings for women’s basketball

The top three teams in the Atlantic 10 women’s basketball standings last season will play each other home and away in the 2017-18 season. The conference announced the scheduling pairings Thursday. Dayton and George Washington, who tied for the regular-season championship at 13-3, and Saint Louis, which finished a game back at 12-4, all play each other twice. Dayton also plays Fordham twice on...
Sports Today: Cincinnati Reds call in legends to work with Hunter Greene 

Sports Today: Cincinnati Reds call in legends to work with Hunter Greene 

If you’re really into the whole, “Hunter Greene is the next face of baseball,” thing, well, last night was a good night for you.  The Reds’ first-round draft pick made his professional debut last night in Billings, Mont., and he stroked a two-run triple for his first hit as a Mustang.  Greene is a prospect as a pitcher and a shortstop, but he got his feet wet...
UD star Chris Wright adds ‘doughnut entrepreneur’ to his resumé

UD star Chris Wright adds ‘doughnut entrepreneur’ to his resumé

Chris Wright knows that most folks think of him only as a basketball player. And that’s understandable. The 6-foot-8 Trotwood native is one of the University of Dayton’s all-time greats, has played multiple seasons in the NBA, and at 28, is gearing up to play professionally again this year for his 7th season, either in the U.S. or overseas. But there’s more to Chris Wright than...
Dayton Flyer Sam Miller’s attorney: Jail video ‘not the whole story’

Dayton Flyer Sam Miller’s attorney: Jail video ‘not the whole story’

The attorney for Dayton Flyers forward Sam Miller says the basketball player accused of assault is “a good kid,” and asked the public to respect the criminal process. Miller pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge. His case will move forward at a newly scheduled Xenia Municipal Court pre-trial hearing set for Aug. 22. MORE: Dayton Flyers forward Sam Miller faces assault charge...
Former Flyer Pollard looking for best opportunity in pro ball

Former Flyer Pollard looking for best opportunity in pro ball

Former Dayton Flyers forward Kendall Pollard has been in the gym almost every day since graduating from the University of Dayton. He lifts weights. He shoots. He works on cardio. He tries to stay in game rhythm. Pollard plans to play professional basketball somewhere next season. He’ll travel halfway across the world, like his former teammate Scoochie Smith, whom Pollard said leaves Thursday...
Versailles' Ahrens puts Dayton in his top six

Versailles' Ahrens puts Dayton in his top six

Versailles High School senior Justin Ahrens listed the Dayton Flyers in his top six college choices in a Twitter post Monday. Ohio State, Michigan, Xavier, Vanderbilt and Purdue are also among Ahrens’ finalists. Ahrens, a 6-foot-5 forward, ranks 137th in the class of 2018, according to Rivals.com. Ahrens was originally committed to Ohio State but reopened his recruiting in June when Thad Matta...
Sports Today: Cincinnati Bengals defense showing signs of feistiness

Sports Today: Cincinnati Bengals defense showing signs of feistiness

Friday night, the Cincinnati Bengals defense got rave reviews.  The pass rushers and the defensive backs were among the standouts, which of course is a double-edged sword when your own guys are working against each other.  We have reason to believe protection could be a problem for the Bengals’ offense this season, but the team’s pass rush was also in need of an upgrade. ...
Top 2019 recruit picks Tar Heels over UD, others

Top 2019 recruit picks Tar Heels over UD, others

Jeremiah Francis, a four-star basketball recruit from Pickerington Central High School, gave his verbal commitment to the University of North Carolina on Friday. Francis placed the Dayton Flyers in his top 10 in a list he published Saturday night on Twitter. Dayton was the only program outside the power conferences to make his top 10. Francis, a 6-foot-3 guard in the class of 2019, also listed Ohio...
Dayton’s Pollard to try out for G League

Dayton’s Pollard to try out for G League

Former Dayton Flyers forward Kendall Pollard will participate in the NBA G League Player Invitational on Aug. 13 in Chicago, the NBA announced Friday. The G League is the new name for NBA D (Developmental) League. The G stands for Gatorade, the league’s sponsor. According to the NBA, the event “will challenge NBA G League hopefuls, via full-court games, to showcase their skills for...
Former Dayton forward Malott to play in Latvia

Former Dayton forward Malott to play in Latvia

Former Dayton Flyers forward Ally Malott will play professional basketball in Latvia next season. Malott, the seventh-leading scorer in Dayton history with 1,504 points, signed with TTT Riga on Thursday. Riga is the capital of Latvia, a country on the Baltic Sea in eastern Europe. "I chose TTT because the club has a great reputation,” Malott told Riga’s website. “The team has...
University of Dayton releases new statement on Sam Miller

University of Dayton releases new statement on Sam Miller

The University of Dayton released a statement Friday in regards to the status of Dayton Flyers junior forward Sam Miller, who faces allegations of underage drinking followed by a misdemeanor assault charge for his alleged role in a disturbance in jail. “We cannot go into specifics due to federal laws protecting the privacy of students,” the UD statement read. “The University...
What the national media is saying about Dayton basketball player Sam Miller

What the national media is saying about Dayton basketball player Sam Miller

The Sam Miller story has drawn the national spotlight to the University of Dayton and Dayton Flyers men’s basketball — for all the wrong reasons. Miller, 20, faces a misdemeanor assault charge and allegations of underage drinking. News of Miller’s arrest in Greene County broke Tuesday. On Wednesday, the national media picked up on the story. All the major sports news websites...
Pelicans announce signing of Dayton’s Cooke

Pelicans announce signing of Dayton’s Cooke

The New Orleans Pelicans announced the signing of former Dayton Flyers guard Charles Cooke to a two-way contract Wednesday, two days after it was first reported Cooke had agreed to a contract with the Pelicans. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to the Pelicans, two-way players “will spend the majority of the year in the NBA G League, but can be called up to their NBA team...
Hey Dayton, Ohio State, Xavier and Cincinnati: Let’s have a tourney

Hey Dayton, Ohio State, Xavier and Cincinnati: Let’s have a tourney

Ohio State basketball coach Chris Holtmann’s openness to getting the Buckeyes and some of the best basketball programs in the state together in the future rekindled thoughts of an idea I’ve had for more than a decade. Let’s do a yearly tournament featuring colleges from around the state. To get an idea of what that might look like, I drew up a 12-team bracket this morning...
Who is Sam Miller: Seven facts about Dayton basketball player in jail fight

Who is Sam Miller: Seven facts about Dayton basketball player in jail fight

Sam Miller’s up-and-down basketball career at the University of Dayton hit a low point Tuesday when news broke of his arrest in Greene County. Miller, 20, faces allegations of underage drinking followed by an assault charge for his alleged role in a disturbance in jail. Who is Sam Miller? Here are seven facts about the 6-foot-9 junior forward: 1. Virginia resident: Miller is from Arlington...
Sports Today: Bengals/Flyers Fight Club Edition

Sports Today: Bengals/Flyers Fight Club Edition

For the middle of the first week of August, we’ve got all kinds of stuff going on — including knuckleheads for the Bengals and Flyers.  But first a reminder: Never do anything wrong in 2017 because there will be video. This applies to you, me and people who play for the Bengals and the University of Dayton basketball team.  The moving pictures from the Greene County Jail are...
New Ohio State coach open to idea of playing other top Ohio schools

New Ohio State coach open to idea of playing other top Ohio schools

Ohio State Buckeyes men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann would not be opposed to playing the likes of the Dayton Flyers, Xavier Musketeers and Cincinnati Bearcats on his non-conference schedule. Holtmann fielded a question from a fan about scheduling those three programs on Tuesday night during an event with season-ticket holders at the Schottenstein Center. “We’ve engaged in some...
Former UD coach Kuwik resigns at Wayne to accept Davidson position

Former UD coach Kuwik resigns at Wayne to accept Davidson position

Kevin Kuwik, the former University of men’s assistant basketball coach who succeeded Travis Trice as the boys basketball coach at Wayne High School five weeks ago, has resigned as the Warriors coach to accept a position on the Davidson College men’s basketball team. Wayne athletic director Jay Minton confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that Kuwik had taken a Davidson position, reportedly as...
Dayton Flyers forward Sam Miller faces assault charge after jail fight

Dayton Flyers forward Sam Miller faces assault charge after jail fight

Dayton Flyers men’s basketball player Sam Miller, a 20-year-old junior forward from Arlington, Va., faces allegations of underage drinking followed by an assault charge for his alleged role in a disturbance in jail. Miller was arrested Sunday and charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication and underage consumption. On Monday, Miller was charged with misdemeanor assault after an incident...
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