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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: 13 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...
Area athletes will go to 79 colleges next year. Here’s what you should know about them.
 Area high school seniors will spread to at least 79 colleges after this year in states that range from Texas to Oklahoma to New York to South Carolina. That’s according to a list compiled by the Dayton Daily News from reports from area high schools about their committed seniors. Many of them will sign their national letters of intent...

5:34 PM Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

Area high school seniors will spread to at least 79 colleges after this year in states that range from Texas to Oklahoma to New York to South Carolina. That’s according to a list compiled by the Dayton Daily News from reports from area high schools about their committed seniors. Many of them will sign their national letters of intent...
2 charts that will help you understand how little snow we’ve had in January
 As unseasonably warm temperatures turn into more common January levels, the Dayton area has seen only two days of snow, totaling 1.2 inches of accumulation through Wednesday. How abnormal is that? Here is the answer, in two charts (with six days left in the month): The 1.2 inches of accumulation so far this month is the lowest since 2000...

6:06 PM Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

As unseasonably warm temperatures turn into more common January levels, the Dayton area has seen only two days of snow, totaling 1.2 inches of accumulation through Wednesday. How abnormal is that? Here is the answer, in two charts (with six days left in the month): The 1.2 inches of accumulation so far this month is the lowest since 2000...
5 things you should know about the Great Blizzard of 1978
 The Great Blizzard of 1978 struck the region with force on Jan. 26, 1978, when more than a foot of snow fell on the region, setting a single-day record that still stands. Here are five things you should know about the event and its aftermath: 1. The area record for single-day snowfall was part of the blizzard. On Jan. 26, 12.2 inches of snow...

4:14 PM Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

The Great Blizzard of 1978 struck the region with force on Jan. 26, 1978, when more than a foot of snow fell on the region, setting a single-day record that still stands. Here are five things you should know about the event and its aftermath: 1. The area record for single-day snowfall was part of the blizzard. On Jan. 26, 12.2 inches of snow...
Cleveland tragedy prompts memories of Centerville accident, changes for police and fire
 A police officer in Cleveland was killed on Tuesday morning after being struck by a vehicle that later drove off. The officer was rerouting traffic after a previous crash when the incident occurred, according to Cleveland.com. The incident brought to mind a January 1998 tragedy during which Centerville police Officer John Kalaman and Washington...

4:29 PM Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

A police officer in Cleveland was killed on Tuesday morning after being struck by a vehicle that later drove off. The officer was rerouting traffic after a previous crash when the incident occurred, according to Cleveland.com. The incident brought to mind a January 1998 tragedy during which Centerville police Officer John Kalaman and Washington...
Winter tornadoes: How often do they happen in the Miami Valley?
 Nearly 40 possible tornadoes were reported across the Southeast from early Saturday into Sunday evening — none immediately confirmed. Of that, 30 were reported in Georgia, four in Mississippi, and one each in Louisiana and South Carolina. January tornado outbreaks are rare but not unprecedented, particularly in the South. Data from...

3:28 PM Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

Nearly 40 possible tornadoes were reported across the Southeast from early Saturday into Sunday evening — none immediately confirmed. Of that, 30 were reported in Georgia, four in Mississippi, and one each in Louisiana and South Carolina. January tornado outbreaks are rare but not unprecedented, particularly in the South. Data from...
How a winding set of innovations formed Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
 Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was formed from Patterson and Wright fields on Jan. 13, 1948. To celebrate that anniversary, here are five things to know about the base's history. 1. The fields date back to the earliest days of flight. Wright-Patt's land includes Huffman Prairie, where Orville and Wilbur Wright continued work on their flying...

4:23 PM Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was formed from Patterson and Wright fields on Jan. 13, 1948. To celebrate that anniversary, here are five things to know about the base's history. 1. The fields date back to the earliest days of flight. Wright-Patt's land includes Huffman Prairie, where Orville and Wilbur Wright continued work on their flying...
Happy Birthday, Beavercreek. Here are 5 things to know about its history
 The City of Beavercreek was incorporated as a city 37 years ago today, on Jan. 11, 1980. Its history stretches back much further, to the early 1800s. On its birthday, here are five things you should know about Beavercreek's growth. 1. Beavercreek Twp. was founded in 1803. The "associate judges of Greene County" met in a log house...

4:15 PM Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

The City of Beavercreek was incorporated as a city 37 years ago today, on Jan. 11, 1980. Its history stretches back much further, to the early 1800s. On its birthday, here are five things you should know about Beavercreek's growth. 1. Beavercreek Twp. was founded in 1803. The "associate judges of Greene County" met in a log house...
Executives will drive Dayton RTA buses if strike hits
 Executives for the Greater Dayton RTA will be among the transit authority’s backup drivers for essential operations if a strike hits Monday, according to a “strike plan” obtained by the Dayton Daily News and WHIO. Three “c-level” executives will be among the drivers, according to the documents. MORE:
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8:47 PM Tuesday, Jan. 03, 2017

Executives for the Greater Dayton RTA will be among the transit authority’s backup drivers for essential operations if a strike hits Monday, according to a “strike plan” obtained by the Dayton Daily News and WHIO. Three “c-level” executives will be among the drivers, according to the documents. MORE: ...
How often is it this hot so late in the year?
 Temperatures in the Dayton area were forecast to reach more than 80 degrees on Tuesday, the second straight day at that level. Is that common this time of year? We looked up the data. The latest temperatures have been at least 80 degrees since 1948 is Oct. 31, in 1950, according to data from the National Centers of Environmental Information...

3:26 PM Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

Temperatures in the Dayton area were forecast to reach more than 80 degrees on Tuesday, the second straight day at that level. Is that common this time of year? We looked up the data. The latest temperatures have been at least 80 degrees since 1948 is Oct. 31, in 1950, according to data from the National Centers of Environmental Information...
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