David Jablonski

David Jablonski covers the Dayton Flyers, Ohio State Buckeyes football, the Cincinnati Reds and Wittenberg University sports for the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun, Journal News and WHIO. He graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1995 and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in 1999. He completed internships at the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, the South Bend Tribune and the Scripps Howard News Service and worked at the Vero Beach (Fla.) Press Journal for two years in his first job after college before returning to Ohio in 2001 to work at the News-Sun. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, and grew up in Mount Orab, Ohio.

Latest from David Jablonski

Dayton volleyball aims for return to top of Atlantic 10
 A three-year run of Atlantic 10 regular season and tournament championships and NCAA tournament appearances ended for the Dayton Flyers volleyball program in 2017. Tim Horsmon, entering this 10th season as Dayton head coach, hopes the bad memories motivate his team in 2018. The Flyers finished 23-8 last season and fell short of their goals...

Posted: 2 days ago

A three-year run of Atlantic 10 regular season and tournament championships and NCAA tournament appearances ended for the Dayton Flyers volleyball program in 2017. Tim Horsmon, entering this 10th season as Dayton head coach, hopes the bad memories motivate his team in 2018. The Flyers finished 23-8 last season and fell short of their goals...
Dayton men’s soccer program has strong international flavor
 No program at the University of Dayton leans on international talent more than the Dayton Flyers men’s soccer team. Practice started Tuesday for the 2018-19 team, which features 11 foreign-born players from 10 countries. That’s not unusual for coach Dennis Currier’s program. In the last four seasons, counting this one, players...

Posted: 9 days ago

No program at the University of Dayton leans on international talent more than the Dayton Flyers men’s soccer team. Practice started Tuesday for the 2018-19 team, which features 11 foreign-born players from 10 countries. That’s not unusual for coach Dennis Currier’s program. In the last four seasons, counting this one, players...
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says he followed ‘proper reporting protocols’ in domestic violence case
 Update: 5:00 p.m. EDT Aug. 3: Ohio State University college football coach Urban Meyer said he followed “proper reporting protocol and procedures” in dealing with domestic violence allegations against his former assistant, Zach Smith, in 2015. >> Read more trending news  Meyer issued a statement Friday on social...

Posted: 13 days ago

Update: 5:00 p.m. EDT Aug. 3: Ohio State University college football coach Urban Meyer said he followed “proper reporting protocol and procedures” in dealing with domestic violence allegations against his former assistant, Zach Smith, in 2015. >> Read more trending news  Meyer issued a statement Friday on social...
Report: Nebraska transfer commits to Dayton
 Jordy Tshimanga, a transfer from Nebraska, has committed to the University of Dayton, according to a report by  ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla. Tshimanga and his brother Emmanuel Tshimanga, a 2019 recruit, visited Dayton on Wednesday. Jordy Tshimanga, a 6-foot-11 center, started 18 games last season for Nebraska, averaging 4.0 points and...

Posted: 13 days ago

Jordy Tshimanga, a transfer from Nebraska, has committed to the University of Dayton, according to a report by ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla. Tshimanga and his brother Emmanuel Tshimanga, a 2019 recruit, visited Dayton on Wednesday. Jordy Tshimanga, a 6-foot-11 center, started 18 games last season for Nebraska, averaging 4.0 points and...
Who is Ryan Day? Five things to know about Ohio State’s acting head coach
 Ohio State could have chosen a former head coach to serve as acting head coach after the decision to place Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave Wednesday, pending an investigation into a report Meyer knew about domestic abuse allegations against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith in 2015. The Buckeyes have Greg Schiano,...

Posted: 14 days ago

Ohio State could have chosen a former head coach to serve as acting head coach after the decision to place Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave Wednesday, pending an investigation into a report Meyer knew about domestic abuse allegations against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith in 2015. The Buckeyes have Greg Schiano,...
Social media reacts: Urban Meyer placed on paid administrative leave
 Ohio State placed football coach Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave Wednesday as it conducts an investigation into a report Meyer knew about domestic abuse allegations against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith in 2015. Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will serve as acting head coach as the Buckeyes prepare...

Posted: 15 days ago

Ohio State placed football coach Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave Wednesday as it conducts an investigation into a report Meyer knew about domestic abuse allegations against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith in 2015. Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will serve as acting head coach as the Buckeyes prepare...
Report: Nebraska transfer and his brother, a 2019 recruit, visit Dayton
 Jordy Tshimanga, a transfer from Nebraska and his brother Emmanuel Tshimanga, a 2019 recruit, started a visit with the Dayton Flyers on Wednesday, according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein.  Jordy Tshimanga, a 6-foot-11 center, started 18 games last season for Nebraska, averaging 4.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 13.6...

Posted: 15 days ago

Jordy Tshimanga, a transfer from Nebraska and his brother Emmanuel Tshimanga, a 2019 recruit, started a visit with the Dayton Flyers on Wednesday, according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein.  Jordy Tshimanga, a 6-foot-11 center, started 18 games last season for Nebraska, averaging 4.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 13.6...
Grant on Dayton’s progress during summer practices: ‘We’re better’
 The sounds of bouncing basketballs almost drowned out Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant as he talked to reporters Tuesday at the Cronin Center. Dayton’s eleven scholarship players, plus Meadowdale graduate Jabali Leonard, who’s trying to make the team as a walk-on, warmed up for practice with a shootaround as Grant spoke. The...

Posted: 15 days ago

The sounds of bouncing basketballs almost drowned out Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant as he talked to reporters Tuesday at the Cronin Center. Dayton’s eleven scholarship players, plus Meadowdale graduate Jabali Leonard, who’s trying to make the team as a walk-on, warmed up for practice with a shootaround as Grant spoke. The...
Xenia’s Samari Curtis makes college decision
 Xenia High School senior Samari Curtis announced his verbal commitment to the Cincinnati Bearcats on Wednesday. Curtis committed to Xavier in February but reopened his recruitment in May. In May, he said Xavier had stayed in touch while Dayton, Cincinnati, Louisville, Missouri and Indiana are also recruiting him.  Curtis, a...

Posted: 15 days ago

Xenia High School senior Samari Curtis announced his verbal commitment to the Cincinnati Bearcats on Wednesday. Curtis committed to Xavier in February but reopened his recruitment in May. In May, he said Xavier had stayed in touch while Dayton, Cincinnati, Louisville, Missouri and Indiana are also recruiting him.  Curtis, a...
Dayton’s Chamberlin surprised by Pioneer Football League poll
 Coach Rick Chamberlin put the emphasis on the final two words in this quote Tuesday when talking about the fact that his Dayton Flyers were picked to finish second in the Pioneer Football League. “You know what that preseason poll means?” Chamberlin said. “Absolutely nothing.” Dayton received one of 10 first-place...

Posted: 15 days ago

Coach Rick Chamberlin put the emphasis on the final two words in this quote Tuesday when talking about the fact that his Dayton Flyers were picked to finish second in the Pioneer Football League. “You know what that preseason poll means?” Chamberlin said. “Absolutely nothing.” Dayton received one of 10 first-place...