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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.

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Ohio State Buckeyes: Seven young players to watch in 2018
 A number of Ohio State Buckeyes grabbed wheelbarrows and shovels Friday to perform their duties as losers of the spring game. Members of the Scarlet team, including quarterback Tate Martell and defensive end Nick Bosa, worked on improving the landscape of Buckeye Grove, the stand of trees just southwest of Ohio Stadium where the school&rsquo...

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A number of Ohio State Buckeyes grabbed wheelbarrows and shovels Friday to perform their duties as losers of the spring game. Members of the Scarlet team, including quarterback Tate Martell and defensive end Nick Bosa, worked on improving the landscape of Buckeye Grove, the stand of trees just southwest of Ohio Stadium where the school&rsquo...
Transfer from Vanderbilt joining Dayton women’s basketball program
 Erin Whalen, a 6-foot-1 guard/forward from Charlotte, N.C., is transferring from Vanderbilt to the Dayton Flyers women’s basketball program. Whalen said she told Dayton coach Shauna Green of her decision on Thursday. Dayton has not officially announced the news. “I am super excited about the opportunity,” Whalen told the...

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Erin Whalen, a 6-foot-1 guard/forward from Charlotte, N.C., is transferring from Vanderbilt to the Dayton Flyers women’s basketball program. Whalen said she told Dayton coach Shauna Green of her decision on Thursday. Dayton has not officially announced the news. “I am super excited about the opportunity,” Whalen told the...
Former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce dies at 87
 Former Ohio State Buckeyes head football coach Earle Bruce, the man who succeeded Woody Hayes and served as a mentor for Urban Meyer, died early Friday at 87 at his home in Powell, Ohio State announced. Bruce, who was hired in January 1979 after Hayes was fired, coached the Buckeyes from 1979-87 and had a record of 81-26-1 in nine seasons...

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Former Ohio State Buckeyes head football coach Earle Bruce, the man who succeeded Woody Hayes and served as a mentor for Urban Meyer, died early Friday at 87 at his home in Powell, Ohio State announced. Bruce, who was hired in January 1979 after Hayes was fired, coached the Buckeyes from 1979-87 and had a record of 81-26-1 in nine seasons...
Earle Bruce
Former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce reacts as he's honored by dotting the I in Script Ohio before a game against Rutgers on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

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Former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce reacts as he's honored by dotting the I in Script Ohio before a game against Rutgers on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff
Riggleman wants to stress details of game as interim Reds manager
 The Cincinnati Reds couldn’t have found a manager more experienced with the “interim” title than Jim Riggleman. Bryan Price’s replacement first had the tag in 1992 when he took over for San Diego Padres manager Greg Riddoch for the last 12 games of the 1992 season. In 2008, the Seattle Mariners fired John McLaren after...

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The Cincinnati Reds couldn’t have found a manager more experienced with the “interim” title than Jim Riggleman. Bryan Price’s replacement first had the tag in 1992 when he took over for San Diego Padres manager Greg Riddoch for the last 12 games of the 1992 season. In 2008, the Seattle Mariners fired John McLaren after...
Who are the candidates to be the next Reds manager?
 If members of the Cincinnati Reds front office read the Facebook comments during their search for the next Reds manager, they’ll look at everyone from Barry Larkin to Pete Rose to Chris Sabo, Sean Casey and even Dusty Baker. One of those names might be a legitimate candidate, but it’s too early to tell who  the Reds will hire...

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If members of the Cincinnati Reds front office read the Facebook comments during their search for the next Reds manager, they’ll look at everyone from Barry Larkin to Pete Rose to Chris Sabo, Sean Casey and even Dusty Baker. One of those names might be a legitimate candidate, but it’s too early to tell who the Reds will hire...
Ohio State quarterbacks still waiting to find out who won job
 The news Wednesday at Ohio State regarding the quarterback situation was simple: There was none. Will the Buckeyes turn to Dwayne Haskins, last year’s backup, as their starter in 2018? Could it be Joe Burrow, who has the option of transferring and playing right away if he doesn’t get the job? What will they do with Tate Martell?...

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The news Wednesday at Ohio State regarding the quarterback situation was simple: There was none. Will the Buckeyes turn to Dwayne Haskins, last year’s backup, as their starter in 2018? Could it be Joe Burrow, who has the option of transferring and playing right away if he doesn’t get the job? What will they do with Tate Martell?...
Despite rebuild, Reds need to ‘have a sense of urgency to win,’ GM says
 Four days after saying the season would turn for the better because it always does, the season did turn for Bryan Price — just not in the way he meant. The Cincinnati Reds fired Price, the 61st manager in franchise history, on Thursday, ending a five-year stretch in which he managed 666 games. His .419 winning percentage and 279-387...

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Four days after saying the season would turn for the better because it always does, the season did turn for Bryan Price — just not in the way he meant. The Cincinnati Reds fired Price, the 61st manager in franchise history, on Thursday, ending a five-year stretch in which he managed 666 games. His .419 winning percentage and 279-387...
Price sixth Reds manager to lose his job during a season in last 25 years
 Bryan Price got more time than Tony Perez in the sense that this was his fifth season. However, the Reds fired Perez 44 games into the 1993 season, and Price lasted only 18 games in 2018. The news of Price’s firing broke Thursday morning as the Reds announced the decision first on Twitter. It’s the earliest in a season the Reds...

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Bryan Price got more time than Tony Perez in the sense that this was his fifth season. However, the Reds fired Perez 44 games into the 1993 season, and Price lasted only 18 games in 2018. The news of Price’s firing broke Thursday morning as the Reds announced the decision first on Twitter. It’s the earliest in a season the Reds...