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Rhode Island celebrates A-10 championship

Rhode Island celebrates A-10 championship
Rhode Island blows out Dayton in second half

Rhode Island blows out Dayton in second half

Rhode Island broke open a close game in the second half and routed Dayton 81-56 on Friday at the Ryan Center, clinching the outright Atlantic 10 regular-season title for the first time. Confetti rained from the ceiling as the players celebrated with the student section. The No. 18 Rams improved to 23-4 and 15-1 with two games remaining. Dayton (13-15, 7-9) fell from a tie for sixth place into ninth...
Dayton short one player for game at Rhode Island

Dayton short one player for game at Rhode Island

Xeyrius Williams will not play for the Dayton Flyers on Friday night against Rhode Island at the Ryan Center. The junior forward from Wayne High School didn’t make the trip with the team. According to a UD spokesman, he is tending to academic responsibilities back in Dayton. Williams missed five non-conference games in November and December with a back injury. He didn’t play in four of...
3 changes that would help the NCAA immensely

3 changes that would help the NCAA immensely

The latest break in a story that figures to turn college basketball on its ear, at least temporarily, has naturally brought out all of the NCAA’s critics and inspired many suggestions for fixing big-time college athletics.  Here are three things that would change the landscape without leaving the games unrecognizable to fans who provide all that revenue that makes the system so big it might...
Sports Today: Busy lineup includes Wright State, Dayton, Ohio State and Reds

Sports Today: Busy lineup includes Wright State, Dayton, Ohio State and Reds

After a slow couple of days, Friday is jam-packed with local sports goodness.  It starts, believe it or not, at 11 a.m. with Wright State playing at IUPUI.  The Raiders remain in a first-place tie with Northern Kentucky, who plays at UIC tonight.  A Wright State win and an NKU loss means the Raiders are at least Horizon League co-champs and they will be the No. 1 seed in the conference...
Dayton at Rhode Island: What you need to know about Friday’s game

Dayton at Rhode Island: What you need to know about Friday’s game

Who: Dayton (13-14, 7-8) at No. 18 Rhode Island (22-4, 14-1) When: 7 p.m., Tuesday Where: Ryan Center, Kingston, R.I. TV/Radio: ESPN2; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO » SAINT LOUIS GAME: Photos | Notes: Landers makes key play | Kostas steps up Probable Dayton starters Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 16.1 Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 15.9 Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 10.6 Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 9...
Sports Today: Basketball is fun again for Flyers, Buckeyes

Sports Today: Basketball is fun again for Flyers, Buckeyes

Basketball is officially fun again for the Flyers and Buckeyes — at least for another few days.  Dayton and Ohio State both got back into the winning column last night, games that had very different importances.  Obviously, the Flyers needed to win in order to keep hope alive for a winning season. The odds might still be against it, but long odds are better than none.  Beyond...
Dayton rallies from 13-point deficit to beat Saint Louis

Dayton rallies from 13-point deficit to beat Saint Louis

Kostas Antetokounmpo starred in the second for the Dayton Flyers, who rallied to beat Saint Louis 53-50 on Tuesday at UD Arena. Antetokounmpo scored 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting. He added four rebounds and three blocks. Dayton trailed 33-20 two minutes into the second half. It tied the game at 37-37 on a jumper by Trey Landers at the 10:39 mark. Dayton took its first lead of the second half on a 3-pointer...
Sports Today: Joey Votto says what everyone is thinking

Sports Today: Joey Votto says what everyone is thinking

Joey Votto proved again he is the greatest by not only saying a bunch of cool stuff but waiting until Monday to do it so it wouldn’t get lost over a three-day weekend.  The Cincinnati Reds first baseman sounded like one part fan, one part player, one part owner and all wise man in his first comments of this season.  Joey Votto on current state of Reds: “Something has to...
Dayton women two spots out of top 25

Dayton women two spots out of top 25

A 15-game winning streak has moved the Dayton Flyers two spots closer to the top 25 in the Associated Press women’s basketball poll. Dayton received 29 points in voting Monday. It’s two spots out of the top 25. It’s just behind Minnesota, the only other team receiving votes left out of the top 25. Both trail No. 25 Oklahoma State. Dayton (21-4, 14-0) clinched the Atlantic 10 Conference...
Saint Louis at Dayton: What you need to know about Tuesday’s game

Saint Louis at Dayton: What you need to know about Tuesday’s game

Who: Saint Louis (15-12, 8-6) at Dayton (12-14, 6-8) When: 9 p.m., Tuesday Where: UD Arena TV/Radio: ESPNU; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO Probable Dayton starters Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 16.4 Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 16.2 Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 10.5 Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 9.3 Jordan Davis, 6-2, Fr., G, 8.3 Probable Saint Louis starters Javon Bess, 6-6, R-Jr., G/F, 13.1 Davell Roby,...
Senior Day celebration: Dayton women clinch share of A-10 championship

Senior Day celebration: Dayton women clinch share of A-10 championship

Talk about your going away parties. The University of Dayton women’s basketball team sent seniors Jenna Burdette, JaVonna Layfield and Alex Harris out in style Sunday with a 79-54 win over Fordham in front of 3,357 on Senior Day at UD Arena. “This is perfect,” Burdette said as she watched teammates cut down the net. »RELATED: Junior college guard commits to Dayton »RELATED...
Junior college guard commits to Dayton

Junior college guard commits to Dayton

Jhery Matos, a 6-foot-6 guard from Monroe College, a junior college in Bronx, N.Y., announced his verbal commitment to the Dayton Flyers on Sunday, one day after visiting campus and sitting behind the bench during a game against Fordham at UD Arena. Matos is a native of the Dominican Republic. He has two years of eligibility remaining. Matos made his announcement on Twitter. He thanked God and his...
Dayton holds off late rally by Fordham to stop two-game skid

Dayton holds off late rally by Fordham to stop two-game skid

The Dayton Flyers overcame a lengthy cold spell in the second half to beat Fordham 80-70 on Saturday at UD Arena. Dayton led 70-51 with nine minutes to play. Fordham went on a 17-2 run to get as close as four points before the Flyers put the game away. A layup by Jordan Davis ended an almost seven-minute stretch in which Dayton didn’t make a field goal and scored all its points at the line....
Sports Today: Buckeyes blasted while big opportunity comes for Wright State

Sports Today: Buckeyes blasted while big opportunity comes for Wright State

For the second time this season, Penn State basketball made Ohio State basketball look bad.  This is a strange sentence anytime but particularly so this season of resurgence for the Buckeyes.  That’s not to say Penn State is not a quality team. The Nittany Lions should make the NCAA tournament if they can win just another game or two between now and Selection Sunday.  Ohio...
Fordham at Dayton: What you need to know about Saturday’s game

Fordham at Dayton: What you need to know about Saturday’s game

Who: Fordham (9-16, 4-9) at Dayton (11-14, 5-8) When: 7 p.m., Saturday Where: UD Arena TV/Radio: Fox Sports Ohio; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 16.6 Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 16.4 Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 9.9 Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 8.9 Jordan Davis, 6-2, Fr., G, 8.3 Prokop Slanina, 6-10, Jr., F, 11.9 Ivan Raut, 6-7, Fr., F, 9.1 Perris Hicks, 6-1, Sr.,...
Sports Today: Reds already changing plans for top prospect?

Sports Today: Reds already changing plans for top prospect?

Let this be the first of what could be many Nick Senzel updates as the Cincinnati Reds go through spring training.  The team’s top prospect, who tore it up in Dayton two years ago before dominating at two levels last season, is in camp with the big leaguers and figures to get a look at multiple positions.  He probably won’t make the team, but that doesn’t mean we can&rsquo...
Dayton Flyers notes: Livingston II dominates for George Mason in second half

Dayton Flyers notes: Livingston II dominates for George Mason in second half

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant compared George Mason star Otis Livingston II to Massachusetts guard Luwane Pipkins on Monday, and he turned out to be more right than he could have wanted to be. Pipkins burned the Flyers twice earlier this season, and Livingston dominated Dayton on Wednesday, scoring 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting in an 85-67 victory against the Flyers at EagleBank Arena. "...
Dayton hits rock bottom in loss at George Mason

Dayton hits rock bottom in loss at George Mason

The Dayton Flyers delivered what has to be considered their worst performance of the season, losing 85-67 at George Mason on Wednesday at EagleBank Arena. Dayton’s starters watched the final five minutes from the bench as the Patriots dominated the second half and picked up their first victory over Dayton since 2007. The Flyers had won seven games in a row in the series. Walk-on Jack Westerfield...
What should the NCAA do about its transfer rules?

What should the NCAA do about its transfer rules?

NCAA transfer rules are going to change.  Exactly how and how much is still being determined.  That was announced this week by the Division I Transfer Working Group, which met Monday and Tuesday in Indianapolis and now is seeking feedback on the types of changes that could be implemented.  Two things are certain: The graduate-transfer rule is not going away, and some restrictions will...
Dayton at George Mason: What you need to know about Wednesday’s game

Dayton at George Mason: What you need to know about Wednesday’s game

Who: Dayton (11-13, 5-7) at George Mason (11-14, 5-7) When: 7 p.m., Wednesday Where: EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Va. TV/Radio: Spectrum Sports; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO » RELATED: Crutcher playing like a veteran Probable Dayton starters Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 16.7 Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 16.3 Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 10.0 Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 9.0 Jordan Davis, 6-2, Fr., G...
Dayton Flyers move closer to top 25 in AP women’s basketball poll

Dayton Flyers move closer to top 25 in AP women’s basketball poll

The Dayton Flyers inched closer to the top 25 in the Associated Press women’s basketball poll Monday, receiving 11 points in voting. That’s four more than last week. Dayton (20-4, 13-0) has the fourth-highest points total of teams left out of the top 25. The Flyers rank 39th in the RPI. The Flyers extended their winning streak to 14 games in a row Sunday with a 57-53 victory at George...
College basketball in Ohio is better than your state this year

College basketball in Ohio is better than your state this year

Apparently this is a pretty good year to be a college basketball team in Ohio.  Dayton Flyers fans might disagree, but the overall results can’t be argued up to this point in the season.  Ohio State leads the Big Ten at 13-1.  Xavier is on top in the Big East, half a game ahead of Villanova at 11-2.  Cincinnati (13-0) leads the American Athletic Conference by a whopping three...
Sports Today: Flyers fall in all-too-familiar fashion

Sports Today: Flyers fall in all-too-familiar fashion

Sometimes weird stuff happens during a basketball season.  Like Wright State being swept by Milwaukee.  Or Dayton blowing out VCU only to look like it would be blown out by VCU then nearly beating the Rams in overtime but losing anyway.  (Or Ohio State contending for the Big Ten championship, but we’ll get to that later.)  Of course, Wright State has established a winning...
Dayton recruit Cohill reaches scoring milestone

Dayton recruit Cohill reaches scoring milestone

Dayton Flyers recruit Dwayne Cohill scored 19 points and reached the 2,000-point milestone in his career Friday for Holy Name High School in a 105-61 victory against Parma. Holy Name improved to 16-2. It ranks seventh in the state in Division II. According to the Ohio Basketball Coaches Association website, Cohill is the 51st player in Ohio history to reach 2,000 points. Ohio’s all-time leading...
Tillman leads VCU to overtime victory against Dayton

Tillman leads VCU to overtime victory against Dayton

Trey Landers had a decent look at the 3-pointer. It was only his second attempt of the game. He had made the first. With four seconds left in overtime, in his 41st minute of action, he shot what would have been the go-ahead 3-pointer and maybe the game-winner. The shot fell well short. That miss wasn’t the reason Dayton lost 88-84 in overtime Saturday to Virginia Commonwealth at the Siegel...
Dayton rallies from 15-point deficit but loses in overtime

Dayton rallies from 15-point deficit but loses in overtime

The Dayton Flyers rallied from a 15-point deficit in the final 3:30 only to lose 88-84 in overtime Saturday to Virginia Commonwealth at the Siegel Center. Dayton trailed by as many as 17 points in the second half and was down 78-63 at the 3:29 mark. It ended the second half on a 16-1 run. Josh Cunningham tied the game in the final seconds. VCU’s Justin Tillman dominated the overtime period with...
Dayton to induct three into athletic hall of fame

Dayton to induct three into athletic hall of fame

Former Major League Soccer player Chris Rolfe will join the University of Dayton Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb. 17 along with track and field athlete Mallory Barnes and football coach Dave Whilding. The three will be honored at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Fordham at UD Arena. Rolfe, a Fairmont High School graduate, ranks sixth in Dayton history in goals (31) and first in assists...
Sports Today: How patient are Dayton Flyers fans right now?

Sports Today: How patient are Dayton Flyers fans right now?

Let’s see how much ground we can cover today after a busy week for sports in the Miami Valley.  Going by the Facebook comments on my Dayton Flyers basketball column yesterday, fans are far from panicking about the struggles of Anthony Grant’s first season as coach at his alma mater.  One pointed out the loss of four starters from last season and the continuing effect of the sad...
What will it take for Flyers to make winning a habit again?

What will it take for Flyers to make winning a habit again?

So where is Dayton basketball after an 88-73 win over Duquesne on Wednesday night? The Flyers are 11-12 overall and 5-6 in the Atlantic 10.  Their problems have been identified by now. Their strengths, too.  Starting with the negatives is unfortunate, but we kind of have to when a team is a game below .500 on the year, right? And when a game like Wednesday happens, we remember why a sub...
Sports Today: Ohio State wins in ways expected and not

Sports Today: Ohio State wins in ways expected and not

What a day we had yesterday!  The basketball and national signing day action we promised in this space did not disappoint.  In fact, it exceeded expectations since Ohio State actually won at Purdue, which I did not expect in the least.  I may start calling Chris Holtmann “Coach Thesaurus” because I am running out of superlative for these Buckeyes, who not...
Dayton continues to thrive at UD Arena, routing Duquesne

Dayton continues to thrive at UD Arena, routing Duquesne

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant and Duquesne coach Keith Dambrot started walking toward each other for the post-game handshake Wednesday when officials started blowing their whistles because one-tenth of a second remained on the clock. The officials made Duquesne in-bound the ball just to run out the time, extending the misery for the Dukes, who ran into a team that has looked like one of the best...
Jordan Davis bounces back with strong performance for Dayton

Jordan Davis bounces back with strong performance for Dayton

Freshman guard Jordan Davis rebounded from his worst shooting performance of the season with one of his best, helping lead the Dayton Flyers to an 88-73 victory Wednesday against Duquesne at UD Arena. Davis made 1 of 8 shots from the field and scored 3 points Saturday in an 86-82 double-overtime loss at Massachusetts. He made 7 of 8 shots in this game, including 4 of 5 3-pointers, and finished with...
Dayton dominates Duquesne to stop two-game skid

Dayton dominates Duquesne to stop two-game skid

The Dayton Flyers showed again how much of a team they are at UD Arena than on the road, beating Duquesne 88-73 on Wednesday at UD Arena to avenge a 72-60 loss at Duquesne in December. Dayton (11-12, 5-6) improved to 9-4 at home. The Flyers ended a two-game losing streak. Josh Cunningham led Dayton with 21 points. Jordan Davis scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half. He made 4 of 5 3-pointers...
Sports Today: National Signing Day gives way to big basketball night

Sports Today: National Signing Day gives way to big basketball night

Today is National Signing Day and a notable night for college basketball.  As I write this, we’re still waiting to see how the winter weather will affect college announcements, but at last check three of the area’s best players were planning to make an announcement today.  Stay tuned to find out what’s next for star running backs Tavion Thomas and Ra’veion Hargrove...
Dayton’s Trey Landers: Staying positive tough as losses mount

Dayton’s Trey Landers: Staying positive tough as losses mount

The Atlantic 10 schedule has proven to be every bit as difficult for the Dayton Flyers as it appeared it would be Dec. 30 when they lost their opener 70-62 at Duquesne. Dayton (10-12, 4-6) has lost four of its last five games. That’s its worst five-game stretch since 2014 when it lost five of its first six games in the A-10. While that team regrouped in February and made an Elite Eight...
Duquesne at Dayton: What you need to know about Wednesday’s game

Duquesne at Dayton: What you need to know about Wednesday’s game

Who: Duquesne (15-9, 6-5) at Dayton (10-12, 4-6) When: 7 p.m., Wednesday Where: UD Arena TV/Radio: Spectrum Sports; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 16.6 Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 16.4 Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 9.7 Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 8.5 Jordan Davis, 6-2, Fr., G, 7.7 Mike Lewis II, 6-1, So., G, 15.7 Eric Williams Jr., 6-5, Fr., G, 14.8 Rene Castro-Cannedy...
Dayton women receiving votes in top-25 poll

Dayton women receiving votes in top-25 poll

The Dayton Flyers moved closer to the top 25 in the Associated Press women’s basketball poll Monday. Dayton received one vote last week and had seven points in voting this week. It’s one of 14 teams just outside the top 25. Dayton has the 32nd-most points in voting. Dayton (18-4, 11-0) extended its winning streak to 12 games Sunday with a 74-64 victory against Virginia Commonwealth at...
Dayton offers scholarships to pair of players from Long Island Lutheran

Dayton offers scholarships to pair of players from Long Island Lutheran

The Dayton Flyers offered scholarships to two players from Long Island Lutheran (N.Y.), the high school announced Saturday. Tyson Etienne, a 6-foot-1 point guard in the class 2019, received one offer. Cincinnati and Minnesota are among the other schools recruiting him. » UMASS GAME: Notes on shot by Pipkins | Four takeaways | Photo gallery | Flyer Feedback | The road...
Dayton falls to UMass in double overtime

Dayton falls to UMass in double overtime

Luwane Pipkins hit a desperation bank shot 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 55 seconds left to give Massachusetts an 84-81 lead over Dayton, and that shot helped the Minutemen prevail 86-82 in overtime Saturday at the Mullins Center. Officials reviewed the shot for several minutes before ruling Pipkins got the shot off in time. Josh Cunningham hit 1 of 2 free throws after the shot to cut the...
ESPN prediction: Dayton women a No. 10 seed in NCAA tournament

ESPN prediction: Dayton women a No. 10 seed in NCAA tournament

For fans of the Dayton Flyers women’s basketball program, it’s not too early to be thinking about March Madness. In ESPN’s latest bracket prediction, the Flyers have a No. 10 seed in the NCAA tournament. Their first-round opponent is No. 7 seed Virginia. The website predicts the game will be played in Eugene, Ore., with Oregon and Stephen F. Austin playing in the other game. Dayton...
2018 recruiting update: Dayton offers scholarship to JUCO guard

2018 recruiting update: Dayton offers scholarship to JUCO guard

The Dayton Flyers offered a scholarship to one junior college recruit and have visited another, according to reports. Brandon Mahan, a 6-foot-5 freshman guard from Chipola College, a junior college in Marianna, Fla., received a scholarship offer from Dayton, according to JucoRecruiting.com. Mahan is a graduate of Central Park Christian High School in Birmingham, Ala. He has averaged 13.7 points, 4...
Sports Today: Super Bowl edition

Sports Today: Super Bowl edition

So, who’s gonna win the Super Bowl?  I am going with the Eagles over the Patriots.  Is that to go against the grain?  Maybe a little bit, but this feels like it is leading up to a classic upset in the making.  Obviously, New England has the best coach in NFL history and the ultimate trump card in Tom Brady.  They proved again last season they can overcome almost anything...
Sports Today: Raiders begin two-game swing in NE Ohio

Sports Today: Raiders begin two-game swing in NE Ohio

Looks like winning is a habit the Dayton women’s basketball team just can’t break.  The Flyers passed their toughest test yet Wednesday night, downing Duquesne 79-70 at the arena to take sole possession of first place.  Dayton is 10-0 in league play while the Dukes fell to 8-1.  UD has won 10 games in a row while pursuing a second straight Atlantic 10 title.  If the...
Dayton women win 11th straight game

Dayton women win 11th straight game

The Dayton Flyers women’s basketball team won its 11th game in a row and maintained sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10, beating Duquesne 79-70 on Wednesday at UD Arena. Dayton coach Shauna Green took the public address announcer’s microphone after the game and thanked the crowd of 3,223. It was Dayton’s second-biggest crowd of the season. JaVonna Layfield led the Flyers...
Halftime performer Red Panda’s unicycle stolen from San Fran airport

Halftime performer Red Panda’s unicycle stolen from San Fran airport

The 7-foot unicycle used by Rong Niu, the acrobat who performs as Red Panda at halftime shows at basketball games, was stolen from San Francisco International Airport last week. Pat Figley of Farallon Entertainment, and is Niu’s agent, has offered a $2,000 award for the unicycle.  “She’s heartbroken, Figley told KTVU-TV in Oakland. “It’s like her baby was...
U.D.'s best recruit shows why Flyers fans should be excited for next year

U.D.'s best recruit shows why Flyers fans should be excited for next year

Stickers from close to 40 colleges plaster the door to the guidance counselor’s office at Holy Name High School. The winged “D” logo from the University of Dayton adorns one side. One student played a large role in bringing college basketball coaches — former Dayton coach Archie Miller and current Dayton coach Anthony Grant among them — from many of the schools represented...
Sports Today: Beat goes on for Buckeyes against Archie’s Hoosiers

Sports Today: Beat goes on for Buckeyes against Archie’s Hoosiers

I guess renewing the rivalry will have to wait.  Ohio State beat Indiana last night, and it wasn’t much of a contest.  Chris Holtmann’s Buckeyes led for all but 1:30 en route to a 71-56 victory that guaranteed a winning Big Ten record in the coach’s first season in Columbus.  The Buckeyes, of course, are thinking of bigger things after Holtmann’s hiring reinvigorated...
Sports Today: Archie Miller coming back to Ohio edition

Sports Today: Archie Miller coming back to Ohio edition

Before we get started, let’s get one thing straight: Tonight’s basketball game between Indiana and Ohio State is not a homecoming for Archie Miller.  He’s not a native Ohioan, although he is from the half of Clevelvania that roots for the Steelers and Pirates.  But, of course, he made his name as head coach of the Dayton Flyers for six years and was an assistant at...
Sports Today: Wright State back alone on top while Flyers’ fortunes sink further

Sports Today: Wright State back alone on top while Flyers’ fortunes sink further

Should we start with the good news or the bad?  OK, on the positive side: The Wright State Raiders are back alone in first place in the Horizon League after downing preseason favorite Oakland at the Nutter Center on Sunday.  Scott Nagy’s club pretty much controlled this on the whole way with Loudon Love dominating inside again and Mark Hughes and Everett Winchester combining to...
Lack of bench production hurts Dayton in loss at Saint Louis

Lack of bench production hurts Dayton in loss at Saint Louis

The bench has been a weak spot for the Dayton Flyers most of the season. That was never more evident than Saturday at Chaifetz Arena. The Saint Louis bench outscored Dayton's 21-5. That was one of many reasons the Billikens beat the Flyers 75-65, ending a seven-game losing streak in the series and pulling into a tie for seventh place. Dayton and Saint Louis each reached the midway point of the Atlantic...
Dayton falls to Saint Louis for first time since 2014

Dayton falls to Saint Louis for first time since 2014

Several Dayton Flyers fans complained Saturday on Twitter — as they are likely to do after any UD loss, but more so after a loss to a team the Flyers had beaten seven times in a row — about why coach Anthony Grant didn’t call a time-out during the first half. Saint Louis went on a 21-5 run to take control at Chaifetz Arena after Dayton had surged ahead with a 17-7 lead. That stretch...
Former Dayton guard Davis makes G League debut

Former Dayton guard Davis makes G League debut

Former Dayton Flyers guard Kyle Davis made his NBA G League debut Friday for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in a 129-101 loss to the Grand Rapids Drive in Hidalgo, Texas. Davis participated in preseason training camp for the Vipers, an affiliate of the Houston Rockets, but didn’t make the final roster. The Vipers signed him Tuesday. He didn’t play Wednesday against the Iowa Wolves in Des...
Dayton at Saint Louis: What you need to know about Saturday’s game

Dayton at Saint Louis: What you need to know about Saturday’s game

Who: Dayton (10-10, 4-4) at Saint Louis (10-11, 3-5) When: 4 p.m., Saturday Where: Chaifetz Arena TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO » DAVIDSON GAME: MORE: Crutcher is clutch | Game photos | Better defense | Archdeacon on Landers Probable Dayton starters Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 16.8 Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 16.1 Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 9.0 Jalen Crutcher, 6-1...
Women’s basketball: Dayton awards scholarship to sophomore guard

Women’s basketball: Dayton awards scholarship to sophomore guard

Dayton Flyers coach Shauna Green awarded a scholarship to sophomore guard Christine Szabo, a sophomore guard from Dublin Coffman High School, for this semester. The Dayton women’s basketball coaching staff shared a video of Green informing the team about Szabo’s scholarship on Thursday night. Of Szabo, Green said, she’s “positive every day. Always comes in with a smile...
Archdeacon: Beloved Red Panda strives for halftime perfection

Archdeacon: Beloved Red Panda strives for halftime perfection

Rong Niu quietly said what everyone in UD Arena was thinking: “This is nervous time.” Out on the court, the Dayton Flyers — who had jumped out to a 12-0 lead on Davidson — had watched the Wildcats surge back with 11 straight points in less than three minutes. And now their Atlantic 10 rivals wouldn’t go away. With 7:21 left before halftime, Peyton Aldridge had just hit...
Dayton to host FC Cincinnati in March

Dayton to host FC Cincinnati in March

The Dayton Flyers men’s soccer team will play FC Cincinnati in an exhibition match at 2 p.m. March 24 at UD’s Baujan Field. The game is open to the public. FC Cincinnati beat Dayton 3-1 at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati last April. Dayton beat FC Cincinnati 1-0 at Nippert in 2016. "This is the third straight year where F.C. Cincinnati has provided this great opportunity for our team...
Wittenberg shows ‘grit and toughness’ in victory over DePauw

Wittenberg shows ‘grit and toughness’ in victory over DePauw

The Wittenberg Tigers have made it look easy most of the season, winning games by an average of 17.8 points. They rank seventh in the nation in scoring margin. Wittenberg beat Capital at the buzzer and had two other games decided by four points or less. For the most part, however, blowouts have littered the road to 18-0. The No. 3 Tigers recorded another double-digit victory Wednesday, beating...
Sports Today: Baseball writers get it right on Hall of Fame, for now

Sports Today: Baseball writers get it right on Hall of Fame, for now

I have to concur with the esteemed Hal McCoy in regards to the Baseball Hall of Fame voting: The BBWAA did a nice job this year in choosing Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Those and Trevor Hoffman.  Jones was a great all-around player on some great teams, Guerrero was one of the game’s great talents, Thome hit 600 home runs and Hoffman was one of the premier closers ever. He also...
Dayton coach on defense vs. Davidson: ‘May have been our best effort of the year’

Dayton coach on defense vs. Davidson: ‘May have been our best effort of the year’

Davidson freshman Kellan Grady lofted a shot toward the rafters at UD Arena. His half-court desperation heave looked good on the way but clanged off the backboard. It wouldn’t have counted anyway. The officials saw Grady release the ball after the buzzer, waving it off when the ball was still in the air. With that, the Dayton Flyers returned to .500 with their third victory against a team sitting...
Sports Today: Dayton Flyers find something to build on

Sports Today: Dayton Flyers find something to build on

Dayton downed Davidson on Tuesday night in what truly was a game of runs.  The Flyers looked like they might run away and hide a couple of times, including with a 12-0 run to open the game, but the Wildcats never went away.  All the better: It let Jalen Crutcher play the hero. His 3-pointer gave Dayton the lead for good with just under a minute to go.  Where would Dayton be without...
Kuwik on former Dayton players: ‘You want nothing but the best for those guys’

Kuwik on former Dayton players: ‘You want nothing but the best for those guys’

Kevin Kuwik hugged Dayton Flyers forward Josh Cunningham and other players with a big smile on his face after the game Tuesday. That said a lot about Kuwik considering his new team, Davidson, had just suffered a 65-64 loss at UD Arena. Kuwik spent six years on the Dayton bench as an assistant coach on Archie Miller’s staff. He helped Anthony Grant in the weeks after his hiring last spring...
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