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Kyle Nagel

Kyle Nagel has covered a mix of sports, crime and breaking news for the Dayton Daily news since December of 2003. He grew up in Centerville, attended the University of Missouri and received a Bachelor of Journalism degree in May 2003. He lives in Kettering. General assignment news reporter

Latest from Kyle Nagel

Where does Archie Miller rank in Dayton coaching history?
 After coaching Dayton for six seasons, Archie Miller will leave to take the head coaching job at Indiana. UD’s last four seasons have been an impressive stretch, with four straight NCAA tournament appearances. Where does Miller rank in UD coaching history? 1. Don Donoher: 437-275, 1964-89 2. Tom Blackburn: 352-141, 1947-64 3. Brian...

Posted: 4 days ago

After coaching Dayton for six seasons, Archie Miller will leave to take the head coaching job at Indiana. UD’s last four seasons have been an impressive stretch, with four straight NCAA tournament appearances. Where does Miller rank in UD coaching history? 1. Don Donoher: 437-275, 1964-89 2. Tom Blackburn: 352-141, 1947-64 3. Brian...
Which area schools have won the most state championships?
 The Alter girls basketball team and the Graham wrestling team were among those from the Dayton area that added Ohio state championships this school year with titles in recent weeks. They’re also the most frequent title-winners in the area. Nine schools in the region have won at least 10 state championships in Ohio High School Athletic...

Posted: 7 days ago

The Alter girls basketball team and the Graham wrestling team were among those from the Dayton area that added Ohio state championships this school year with titles in recent weeks. They’re also the most frequent title-winners in the area. Nine schools in the region have won at least 10 state championships in Ohio High School Athletic...
THE University of Dayton: Reliving the Flyers’ electric 2014 NCAA tournament run
 The Dayton Flyers entered the 2014 NCAA tournament 23-10, seeded 11th.  A juicy first-round matchup against Ohio State in Buffalo made the tournament even more intriguing for a team that hadn’t been since 2009. What happened next was a run to the Elite Eight that set the Flyers up for a stretch during which they’ll be making...

Posted: 14 days ago

The Dayton Flyers entered the 2014 NCAA tournament 23-10, seeded 11th.  A juicy first-round matchup against Ohio State in Buffalo made the tournament even more intriguing for a team that hadn’t been since 2009. What happened next was a run to the Elite Eight that set the Flyers up for a stretch during which they’ll be making...
UD NCAA legends: When Negele Knight charged out of the gate for a 1990 upset of Illinois
 The Dayton Flyers were on a hot streak as the 1990 NCAA tournament began. But 12th-seeded UD was matched up with 18th-ranked Illinois for the first round in Austin, Texas. An experienced Illinois team, too. “They’ve been to the Final Four, whereas we’ll be coming in with the first-few-minutes jitters,” said UD senior...

Posted: 14 days ago

The Dayton Flyers were on a hot streak as the 1990 NCAA tournament began. But 12th-seeded UD was matched up with 18th-ranked Illinois for the first round in Austin, Texas. An experienced Illinois team, too. “They’ve been to the Final Four, whereas we’ll be coming in with the first-few-minutes jitters,” said UD senior...
UD NCAA legends: Don May’s hidden medal provides lucky 13 in 1967 Final Four victory
 We’re looking back on some of the best UD individual performances in tournament history. Today, it’s Don May and his sharp-shooting takedown of North Carolina in the Flyers’ best tournament run.  Before the 1967 national semifinal began, Don May tucked an Immaculate Conception Medal into the waistband of his shorts...

Posted: 16 days ago

We’re looking back on some of the best UD individual performances in tournament history. Today, it’s Don May and his sharp-shooting takedown of North Carolina in the Flyers’ best tournament run.  Before the 1967 national semifinal began, Don May tucked an Immaculate Conception Medal into the waistband of his shorts...
UD NCAA legends: ‘Big Hank’ Finkel and his 1966 battle with No. 1 Kentucky
 The Dayton Flyers were underdogs going into a 1966 NCAA tournament regional semifinal against No. 1-ranked Kentucky. Henry Finkel showed why he is one of UD’s all-time best. The 6-foot-11 center, called “Big Hank” in newspaper headlines, scored 36 points and grabbed 13 rebounds against the Wildcats in an 86-79 defeat. Kentucky...

Posted: 16 days ago

The Dayton Flyers were underdogs going into a 1966 NCAA tournament regional semifinal against No. 1-ranked Kentucky. Henry Finkel showed why he is one of UD’s all-time best. The 6-foot-11 center, called “Big Hank” in newspaper headlines, scored 36 points and grabbed 13 rebounds against the Wildcats in an 86-79 defeat. Kentucky...
7 reasons UD Arena has been the country’s top NCAA tournament host
 With the First Four in town, UD Arena will extend its reign as the NCAA tournament’s most frequent host. After those four, UD Arena will have been the site for 117 tournament games (and that’s not counting 15 NCAA women’s basketball tournament games). The next most common host, Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium, held...

Posted: 16 days ago

With the First Four in town, UD Arena will extend its reign as the NCAA tournament’s most frequent host. After those four, UD Arena will have been the site for 117 tournament games (and that’s not counting 15 NCAA women’s basketball tournament games). The next most common host, Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium, held...
UD’s NCAA tournament run continues: 29 appearances in 10 years
 There’s no other way to put it: The University of Dayton team sports are on an NCAA tournament roll (Jump to search tournament history). The Flyers’ women’s basketball team on Sunday secured its seventh NCAA tournament appearance with an Atlantic 10 Conference tournament title. The men’s team is all but a...

Posted: 23 days ago

There’s no other way to put it: The University of Dayton team sports are on an NCAA tournament roll (Jump to search tournament history). The Flyers’ women’s basketball team on Sunday secured its seventh NCAA tournament appearance with an Atlantic 10 Conference tournament title. The men’s team is all but a...
5 reasons UD Arena is the perfect venue for a major game
 Since it opened in 1969, the University of Dayton Arena has hosted some of the biggest games in UD basketball history - and beyond. The arena has been the most frequent host of NCAA men’s basketball tournament games, as well as boys and girls high school basketball tournament games. There are a number of reasons the arena is well suited...

Posted: 28 days ago

Since it opened in 1969, the University of Dayton Arena has hosted some of the biggest games in UD basketball history - and beyond. The arena has been the most frequent host of NCAA men’s basketball tournament games, as well as boys and girls high school basketball tournament games. There are a number of reasons the arena is well suited...