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Dayton Flyers guard Kyle Davis day to day with ankle sprain

Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller provided an update on senior guard Kyle Davis, who sprained his ankle Saturday in the second half of a 76-57 victory over Duquesne in Pittsburgh, on Monday in the weekly Atlantic 10 coaches teleconference. “Kyle is day to day,” Miller said. “Right now, he’s off his feet. He probably won’t (practice) today. We’re going to take...
Xeyrius Williams stars for Dayton Flyers in victory at Duquesne

Xeyrius Williams stars for Dayton Flyers in victory at Duquesne

Senior Scoochie Smith and sophomore Xeyrius Williams share a room when the Dayton Flyers travel. On Saturday, before Dayton played Duquesne at PPG Paints Arena, Smith predicted the future for his roommate. “You’re going to get some buckets today,” Smith told him. The Wayne High School graduate Williams lived up Smith’s prediction, scoring a career-high 18 points on 7-of-12...
Archie Miller on UD injuries: ‘I really am tired of it’

Archie Miller on UD injuries: ‘I really am tired of it’

Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller spotted a reporter in the hallway at PPG Paints Arena after a 76-57 victory Saturday over Duquesne and answered the question he knew was coming before it was asked. “It’s an ankle sprain,” Miller said. “I don’t know how long.” Miller knows the drill at this point. He faced the postgame questions after Josh Cunningham tore a ligament...
Injury mars win by Dayton Flyers at Duquesne

Injury mars win by Dayton Flyers at Duquesne

The Dayton Flyers bounced back from a 67-55 loss Wednesday at Massachusetts, beating Duquesne 76-57 on Saturday at PPG Paints Arena. However, once again, their victory was marred by an injury. Kyle Davis tumbled off the court with 7:27 left in the second half and was carried to the locker room. Archie Miller said after the game Davis sprained his ankle when he stumbled over cheerleaders on the baseline...
Highlights: Cooke, Williams lead Dayton Flyers past Duquesne

Highlights: Cooke, Williams lead Dayton Flyers past Duquesne

The Flyers bounced back from a loss at UMass with a 76-57 win on Jan. 14, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.
Archie Miller likes effort in Dayton's bounce-back victory over Duquesne

Archie Miller likes effort in Dayton's bounce-back victory over Duquesne

The Flyers rebound from loss at UMass with 76-57 win over Dukes in Pittsburgh on Jan. 14, 2017.
Dayton Flyers senior drafted No. 5 overall in MLS Draft

Dayton Flyers senior drafted No. 5 overall in MLS Draft

The Columbus Crew drafted Dayton Flyers senior defender Lalas Abubakar with the No. 5 pick in the first round of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Friday. Abubakar is the highest-drafted Dayton athlete in any sport since the Minneapolis Lakers selected Jim Paxson with the No. 3 pick in 1956. He is a native of Ghana who was named Atlantic 10 Defender of the Year last season. He played in 61 games...
WATCH: Dayton Flyers commit season-high 19 turnovers vs. UMass

WATCH: Dayton Flyers commit season-high 19 turnovers vs. UMass

Dayton's failure to take care of the ball costs it in 67-55 loss on Jan. 11, 2017.
Charles Cooke will return to action for Dayton Flyers

Charles Cooke will return to action for Dayton Flyers

Dayton Flyers senior guard Charles Cooke will play Wednesday night against Massachusetts at the Mullins Center. He has missed the last two games and three of the last four with wrist and ankle injuries. Cooke leads the Flyers with 18.7 points per game. He averages 5.7 rebounds. He shoots 48 percent from the field, 35.3 percent from 3-point range and 70.6 percent from the foul line. The Flyers won...
Football prospects could be able to sign early per new rule proposal

Football prospects could be able to sign early per new rule proposal

An early signing period for college football took a step toward reality Wednesday at the American Football Coaches Association convention. Per USA Today, AFCA members voted to recommend senior prospects be allowed to sign national letters of intent on the third Wednesday in December, when junior-college prospects are allowed to sign now. The new early signing date would be in addition to the current...
Two Dayton Flyers recruits nominated for All-America game

Two Dayton Flyers recruits nominated for All-America game

Two members of the Dayton Flyers’ 2017 recruiting class were among the players nominated for the McDonald’s All-America Game on Tuesday. Jordan Davis, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Irmo, S.C., is one of six players from South Carolina on the list. McKinley Wright, a 6-0 point guard from Champlin Park, Minn., is one of six players from Minnesota being considered. The 40th McDonald&rsquo...
Archie Miller: Dayton Flyers showing maturity in practice

Archie Miller: Dayton Flyers showing maturity in practice

The Dayton Flyers have performed well under the lights in the last five games in part because of how they’ve done outside the spotlight. That was one of the themes touched upon by Dayton’s coach on the Archie Miller Show on WHIO Radio with Larry Hansgen on Monday. “They’re preparing to play well in practice,” Miller said. “We’ve matured into a group of...
Preview: Dayton Flyers at UMass Minutemen

Preview: Dayton Flyers at UMass Minutemen

Who: Dayton (12-3, 3-0) at Massachusetts (10-6, 0-3) When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Mullins Center, Amherst, Mass. TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network; 95.7 FM, AM 1290 WHIO Probable Dayton starters Scoochie Smith, 6-2, Sr., G, 13.9 Kyle Davis, 6-0, Sr., G, 8.9 Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, So., F, 7.5 Kendall Pollard, 6-6, Sr., F, 13.9 Charles Cooke, 6-5, Sr., G, 18.7 Probable UMass starters Rashaan Holloway, 6-11...
Former Dayton Flyers guard Khari Price back in action at Southern Miss

Former Dayton Flyers guard Khari Price back in action at Southern Miss

Kendall Pollard, Kyle Davis and Scoochie Smith aren’t the only members of Dayton’s Elite Eight team still playing college basketball. Khari Price, who started all 37 games at point guard for the Dayton Flyers in 2013-14, made his season debut Jan. 5 for Southern Mississippi after missing the first 13 games with a knee injury. Price, a fifth-year senior guard, transferred to Southern Miss...
Scoochie Smith named A-10 player of week

Scoochie Smith named A-10 player of week

For the first time this season, a Dayton Flyers player won the Atlantic 10 Player of the week award. Senior guard Scoochie Smith earned the honor Monday. He averaged 19 points in victories over St. Bonaventure and Rhode Island last week. “The one thing Scoochie has done for us is play like the best player on the floor, the most experienced guy on the floor,” said Dayton coach Archie Miller...
Archie Miller: ‘Heck of a statement’ for Dayton Flyers

Archie Miller: ‘Heck of a statement’ for Dayton Flyers

Kyle Davis walked the length of Tom Blackburn Court, slapping hands with fans who stretched from the front row over press row to congratulate the senior guard. Three hours before he turned 22, Davis celebrated another unforgettable victory for the Dayton Flyers. There have been countless of them since he, Scoochie Smith and Kendall Pollard — who was the true birthday boy, turning 22 one day...
Highlights: Dayton Flyers vs. Rhode Island Rams

Highlights: Dayton Flyers vs. Rhode Island Rams

The Dayton Flyers beat Rhode Island 67-64 on Jan. 6, 2017, at UD Arena.
See where Dayton, OSU, Xavier are in newest NCAA championship odds

See where Dayton, OSU, Xavier are in newest NCAA championship odds

A bet on Dayton to win the national championship will pay off more now than it would have at the beginning of the season. Odds released Friday by Bovada gave the Flyers a 300/1 shot to be the last team dancing in March, down from 200/1 on Nov. 10. Joining Dayton at 300/1 are BYU, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas State, Marquette, Maryland, Oklahoma, Pitt, San Diego State, SMU and fellow member VCU. Ohio...
Flyers prepare for Rhode Island

Flyers prepare for Rhode Island

Archie Miller talks about his team ahead of Friday's Atlantic 10 showdown
Flyers win Atlantic 10 opener, but lose Cooke to injury late in game

Flyers win Atlantic 10 opener, but lose Cooke to injury late in game

Defense saved the Dayton Flyers when the offense wasn’t at its best. Dayton overcame lackluster performances from behind the arc and at the free-throw line to beat La Salle 66-55 in their Atlantic 10 Conference opener Friday in front of a crowd of 12,963 fans at UD Arena. A week after tying a school record with 15 made 3-pointers, the Flyers (10-3, 1-0 A-10) went 3-for-22 on treys and converted...
Buckeyes, Flyers, Raiders, Votto and more: 2016 things that didn’t suck

Buckeyes, Flyers, Raiders, Votto and more: 2016 things that didn’t suck

The year 2016 provided plenty of reasons to feel bad. Forget those for now, though. We’re here to accentuate the positive. Here are nine things from 2016 that definitely didn’t suck: The Flyers outlasted VCU for a 68-67 overtime victory at UD Arena to claim a share of the conference title and the top seed in the league tournament. The Knights made it back-to-back Division II state...
College Basketball Preview: La Salle at Dayton

College Basketball Preview: La Salle at Dayton

Who: La Salle (6-4) at Dayton (9-3) When: 6 p.m. Friday Where: UD Arena TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network, FM 95.7, AM 1290 WHIO Probable Dayton starters Scoochie Smith, 6-2, Sr., G, 13.3 Kyle Davis, 6-0, Sr., G, 7.9 Charles Cooke, 6-5, Sr., G, 19.2 Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, So., F, 7.0 Kendall Pollard, 6-6, Sr., F, 11.0 Probable La Salle starters B.J. Johnson, 6-7, Jr., F, 20.2 Jordan...

Women’s Basketball: Flyers rout Liberty, even mark at 6-6

Twelve University of Dayton players scored Wednesday as the Flyers steamrolled Liberty, 82-53, in the Cavalier Classic women’s college basketball tournament at Charlottesville, Va. Dayton’s third consecutive victory evened the Flyers’ season record at 6-6. Dayton will face host Virginia (9-2) Thursday at 7 p.m. at the John Paul Jones Arena. JaVonna Layfield scored a game-high 18...
Flyers expect to have Charles Cooke back for A-10 opener

Flyers expect to have Charles Cooke back for A-10 opener

Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller says he needs “all hands on deck” for Friday’s Atlantic 10 conference opener against La Salle. Fortunately, it seems Flyers leading scorer Charles Cooke should be back after missing last week’s win against Virginia Military Institute with a wrist injury. Dayton (9-3) faces a challenge in hosting the high-scoring Explorers (6-4), who rank second...
Archie Miller: Quest now for Dayton Flyers is to win A-10 title

Archie Miller: Quest now for Dayton Flyers is to win A-10 title

Archie Miller turned the page after his Dayton Flyers played their third game in seven days and closed the non-conference season with a 92-56 victory over Virginia Military Institute on Friday at UD Arena. “Time to take deep breath and play a little Punch Out!” he wrote on Twitter. Playing an old Nintendo video game is as good a way as any to unwind in one of the rare breaks Miller and...
Scoochie Smith hits milestone in Dayton Flyers’ victory

Scoochie Smith hits milestone in Dayton Flyers’ victory

Scoochie Smith lamented the missed opportunity. He didn’t play in the final minutes and kiddingly blamed the coaching staff. “They didn’t want to see me get a Westbrook,” Smith said. “What’s a Westbrook?” a reporter asked. “A triple-double!” Smith said. No player in Dayton Flyers history has recorded double-digit points, rebounds and assists in...
Dayton Flyers guard Charles Cooke won’t play Friday

Dayton Flyers guard Charles Cooke won’t play Friday

Senior guard Charles Cooke won’t play for the Dayton Flyers on Friday night against Virginia Military Institute at UD Arena. Cooke will sit out the game with a wrist injury. Sitting him out is believed to a precautionary move because Dayton (8-3) should be able to beat the Keydets (3-7) without him, and they get a week off after this game before playing La Salle at 7 p.m. Dec. 30 at UD Arena...
Archie Miller: Non-conference schedule prepared Flyers for A-10 play

Archie Miller: Non-conference schedule prepared Flyers for A-10 play

Dayton coach talks after 92-56 victory over VMI on Dec. 23, 2016.
Dayton Flyers rally in second half to beat Vanderbilt

Dayton Flyers rally in second half to beat Vanderbilt

Archie Miller goes through every emotion on game night. More often thannot, he appears to be in major pain. Often he looks shocked. Sometimes he’s grimacing. Other times he lets loose a subtle smile — often directed at officials — as a way of laughing at a bad call. Every fan at UD Arena — and there were 12,828 there Wednesday — knows what the Dayton Flyers coach is thinking...
Ryan Mikesell shows all-around game in Dayton win over Vanderbilt

Ryan Mikesell shows all-around game in Dayton win over Vanderbilt

St. Henry grad recorded first career-double double
Flyer Faithful Spotlght IV: DJ Jay UD

Flyer Faithful Spotlght IV: DJ Jay UD

Jay Nigro, the DJ at UD Arena, is a Dayton graduate who was Rudy Flyer for three seasons.
Dayton Flyers recruit shatters backboard at his high school

Dayton Flyers recruit shatters backboard at his high school

You don’t get any points for breaking a backboard — except on social media, where the points are immeasurable. Jordan Pierce, one of the four members of the 2017 recruiting class for the Dayton Flyers, shattered a backboard on a dunk in practice Monday at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, N.J. Dayton coach Archie Miller heard about the incident after practice Monday. &ldquo...
Dayton vs. Northwestern: Second-half highlights

Dayton vs. Northwestern: Second-half highlights

The Flyers rallied from 24-point deficit but lost 67-64 on Dec. 17, 2016.
Evaluating Dayton Flyers one third of way into regular season

Evaluating Dayton Flyers one third of way into regular season

Coach Archie Miller and the Dayton Flyers spent Sunday watching film of their 67-64 loss to Northwestern a day earlier. Replaying that game on the chilly streets of Chicago with a ball covered in ice would have been more fun than reliving one of the worst offensive halves in the Miller era. “It was really disappointing,” Miller said Monday. “What a great stage it was — a great...
Archie Miller: Disappointing performance in Chicago

Archie Miller: Disappointing performance in Chicago

Dayton coach looks ahead to Vanderbilt game after loss to Northwestern.
Dayton Flyers follow familiar pattern in third defeat

Dayton Flyers follow familiar pattern in third defeat

Kyle Davis stood with several teammates after the game Saturday in a tunnel a couple of paces from the court at the United Center. He silently studied his phone. His Chicago family — his parents, brothers, cousins — had left the arena just after the Dayton Flyers lost 67-64 to Northwestern because it had started to snow outside. That didn’t bother Davis because he’ll see them...
Archie Miller on loss to Northwestern

Archie Miller on loss to Northwestern

Flyers lose 67-64 on Dec. 17 at United Center.
World Series trophy to be on display at Dayton Flyers’ game

World Series trophy to be on display at Dayton Flyers’ game

Fans of the Dayton Flyers who are also fans of the Cincinnati Reds or the Cleveland Indians — or fans who just don’t like the Chicago Cubs — can stop reading now. Everyone else, including Dayton senior Kendall Pollard, a big Cubs fan, might be interested in a promotion going on Saturday night when Dayton plays Northwestern at 7 p.m. at the United Center in the Chicago Legends event...
Archie Miller: Power conferences not overlooking Dayton Flyers anymore

Archie Miller: Power conferences not overlooking Dayton Flyers anymore

Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller appeared on ESPN Radio in Chicago on Thursday. David Kaplan, host of Kap and Co., asked Miller about UD’s success against teams from power conferences. The Flyers are 15-6 in Miller’s six season against teams from the Big Ten, the SEC, ACC, Big 12 and Pac 12. They’re 1-1 against those teams this season with a 77-72 victory at Alabama on Nov...
Preview: Dayton Flyers vs. Northwestern Wildcats

Preview: Dayton Flyers vs. Northwestern Wildcats

Who: Dayton (7-2) vs. Northwestern (8-2) When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: United Center, Chicago TV/Radio: Big Ten Network; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO. Probable Dayton starters Scoochie Smith, 6-2, Sr., G, 14.0 Kyle Davis, 6-0, Sr., G, 8.3 Charles Cooke, 6-5, sr., G, 20.0 Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, So., F, 6.2 Kendall Pollard, 6-6, Sr., F, 12.7 Probable Northwestern starters Bryant McIntosh, 6-3, Jr., G, 12.6 Scottie...
Archie Miller, Kyle Davis talk about Chicago trip

Archie Miller, Kyle Davis talk about Chicago trip

Dayton Flyers play Northwestern at 7 p.m. Friday.
Archie Miller evaluates Dayton Flyers nine games into season

Archie Miller evaluates Dayton Flyers nine games into season

The Dayton Flyers are taking final exams this week. Senior guard Kyle Davis posted a photo to Instagram on Tuesday of himself looking weary. The team gets a break from classes soon, and then a different grind awaits. Dayton (7-2) plays three games in the seven days, starting with a 7 p.m. game Saturday against Northwestern at the United Center in Chicago. On Monday’s Archie Miller Show, WHIO&rsquo...
Dayton Flyers looking like shot-blocking machine

Dayton Flyers looking like shot-blocking machine

Kendall Pollard took the floor the first time in the 2016-17 season on Dec. 3 with Steve McElvene on his mind. Pollard pointed toward the sky and then touched his heart as he made his debut after missing six games, remembering the 20-year-old Dayton Flyers center who died of an enlarged heart. “I think about him every day,” Pollard said. “I usually wear wristbands (to remember him)...
Dayton Flyers great Johnny Davis speaks to team

Dayton Flyers great Johnny Davis speaks to team

One of the Dayton Flyers’ all-time great men’s basketball players returned to UD Arena on Saturday for the first time in 40 years. Johnny Davis, a 6-foot-1 guard from Detroit, scored 1,562 points for UD from 1973-76. A 10-year playing career in the NBA followed, and then he moved into coaching and spent more than two decades in the NBA. He was the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers in...
Kostas Antetokounmpo will soon be able to practice with Dayton Flyers

Kostas Antetokounmpo will soon be able to practice with Dayton Flyers

Dayton Flyers freshman Kostas Antetokounmpo will soon be able to join his teammates on the court. When final exams for the first semester end next week, he’ll be able to practice for the first time. As a NCAA partial qualifier, the 6-foot-10 Antetokounmpo — his last name is pronounced ah-deh-toh-KOON-boh — was only able to watch practice in the first semester and sit on the end of...
Jay Gruden fired up about son's first career point

Jay Gruden fired up about son's first career point

Joey Gruden still trails Dayton’s greatest walk-on player (or walk-on turned scholarship player) Bobby Wehrli by 85 points in UD record books, but he got on the board for the first time Tuesday. Gruden, a walk-on senior guard, scored his first career point with one minute to go in a 91-59 victory over Saint Joseph’s College, making 1 of 2 free throws for the Dayton Flyers’ final...
Archie Miller likes direction Dayton Flyers are heading

Archie Miller likes direction Dayton Flyers are heading

Just past the halfway point of the non-conference schedule, the Dayton Flyers are changing by the day, coach Archie Miller said Monday on WHIO Radio. The Flyers take a 5-2 mark and a three-game winning streak into a 7 p.m. game Tuesday against Saint Joseph’s College. The Pumas play in Division II. It’s a game UD should win by a wide margin. It’s not a game that will count in the...
Dayton Flyers vs. Winthrop

Dayton Flyers vs. Winthrop

Photos by David Jablonski from Dayton's 83-67 victory over Winthrop on Dec. 3, 2016.
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