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Dayton Flyers overcome adversity in victory against Purdue Fort Wayne

Dayton Flyers guard Trey Landers did his best Braxton Miller impression in the first half Friday against Purdue Fort Wayne — one Wayne High School graduate spinning like the other. Miller’s spin move three years ago in an Ohio State football game at Virginia Tech will live forever on social media. The move by Landers in a 91-80 victory against Purdue Fort Wayne didn’t quite...
Dayton rallies from 8-point deficit in second half to beat Purdue Fort Wayne

Dayton rallies from 8-point deficit in second half to beat Purdue Fort Wayne

The Dayton Flyers pulled away in the last 10 minutes to beat Purdue Fort Wayne 91-80 on Friday at UD Arena, improving to 3-0 with third straight home victory to start the season. Dayton is now 17-17 in the last two seasons under coach Anthony Grant. The Flyers trailed by as many as eight points early in the second half. They went on a 9-0 run starting at the 9:32 mark to take control with a 78-68...
Dayton basketball fans will see complete lineup for the first time Friday

Dayton basketball fans will see complete lineup for the first time Friday

Dayton Flyers redshirt senior forward Josh Cunningham will make his season debut at 7 p.m. Friday against Purdue Fort Wayne at UD Arena. Cunningham missed the first two games against North Florida and Coppin State after suffering a hand injury Nov. 6 in practice. Obi Toppin, a redshirt freshman forward, started for Cunningham in those two games and will remain in the starting lineup Friday. Redshirt...
Newest Dayton recruit will bring ‘size and physicality’ to roster

Newest Dayton recruit will bring ‘size and physicality’ to roster

Moulaye Sissoko made it official Thursday, one day after the start of the early signing period, signing a national letter of intent with the Dayton Flyers. Sissoko, a 6-foot-10 forward from Mali in West Africa, attends Lincoln Academy in Suwanee, Ga. He signed his letter in a ceremony at the school. In seven games this season, he has averaged 15.4 points and 10.6 rebounds. “The reason why I...
Dayton’s first 2019 commitment signs letter of intent

Dayton’s first 2019 commitment signs letter of intent

Moulaye Sissoko signed a national letter of intent with the Dayton Flyers on Thursday, one day after the start of the early signing period. Sissoko, a 6-foot-10 forward from Mali in West Africa, attends Lincoln Academy in Suwanee, Ga. He signed his letter in a ceremony at the school. “The reason why I chose Dayton is I think Dayton will be a good fit for me,” said Sissoko on an Instagram...
Dayton Flyers videos: Grant, Landers, Cohill speak to reporters before Purdue Fort Wayne game

Dayton Flyers videos: Grant, Landers, Cohill speak to reporters before Purdue Fort Wayne game

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant, junior guard guard Trey Landers and freshman guard Dwayne Cohill met with reporters on Tuesday at UD’s Cronin Center to look back on Dayton’s 2-0 start and the upcoming game against Purdue Fort Wayne on Friday. Here’s a quick recap, and the video interviews are above and below: Grant summarizes the first week: “It’s two games in. It...
Dayton Flyers: Anthony Grant updates status of Josh Cunningham

Dayton Flyers: Anthony Grant updates status of Josh Cunningham

Anthony Grant provided the latest update on injured Dayton Flyers forward Josh Cunningham on Monday on the first Anthony Grant Show of the season on WHIO Radio with Larry Hansgen. “We anticipate if everything continues to go well, he should be back and available for us by Friday,” Grant said. Cunningham missed the first two games of the season with after injuring his hand in practice...
One of Ohio’s top 2020 recruits sits behind Dayton bench during Coppin State game

One of Ohio’s top 2020 recruits sits behind Dayton bench during Coppin State game

Grant Huffman, one of the top Ohio recruits in the class of 2020, took an unofficial visit to the University of Dayton on Saturday and sat behind the Dayton Flyers bench during a 76-46 victory over Coppin State at UD Arena. Huffman is a 6-foot-3 junior guard at Lakewood St. Edward. He’s a three-star prospect who ranks 166th in the 2020 class and fifth among Ohio recruits, according to 247Sports...
Dayton will play season with eight scholarship players after deciding to redshirt one freshman

Dayton will play season with eight scholarship players after deciding to redshirt one freshman

Everyone wondering why four walk-ons entered the game before freshman Frankie Policelli on Saturday in Dayton’s 76-46 victory against Coppin State at UD Arena now has an answer. Dayton coach Anthony Grant said after the game Policelli, a 6-foot-7 forward from New Hartford, N.Y., and Long Island Lutheran High School, will redshirt this season. That leaves the Flyers with eight scholarship players...
Dayton improves to 2-0 with rout of Coppin State

Dayton improves to 2-0 with rout of Coppin State

Obi Toppin scored 19 points, and Ryan Mikesell added 18 as the Dayton Flyers routed Coppin State 76-46 on Saturday at UD Arena, improving to 2-0. Dayton controlled the game against one of the lowest-ranked teams in Division I from start to finish. The Flyers shot 49 percent from the field and held Coppin State (0-2) to 30 percent. Coppin State had 21 turnovers. Dayton had 11. Jordan Davis had 13 points...
Dayton avoids upset with strong performance in fourth quarter in opener

Dayton avoids upset with strong performance in fourth quarter in opener

The Dayton Flyers women’s basketball team dominated the fourth quarter against Colgate to avoid an upset in their season opener, winning 67-58 on Friday morning at UD Arena. Approximately 7,500 kids from 43 local schools attended the game. They raised the decibel levels every time Colgate attempted a free throw and danced at every timeout. The support had to help the Flyers, who trailed 47-43...
Toppin leads Dayton to season-opening victory over North Florida

Toppin leads Dayton to season-opening victory over North Florida

There was no drama on opening night for the Dayton Flyers this season. One year after Josh Cunningham’s last-second basket beat Ball State, Dayton pulled away from North Florida in the second half for a 78-70 victory Wednesday at UD Arena. Obi Toppin, making his Dayton debut and filling in for the injured Cunningham in the starting lineup, led the Flyers with 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting. He...
Dayton Flyers will be without one player in season opener

Dayton Flyers will be without one player in season opener

The Dayton Flyers will play their season opener Wednesday without their top player. Redshirt senior forward Josh Cunningham will miss the game after injuring his wrist in practice Tuesday. Anthony Grant told WHIO’s Larry Hansgen before the game Cunningham’s status is day to day. Dayton plays North Florida at 7 p.m. at UD Arena. Obi Toppin, a redshirt freshman who will make his Dayton debut...
Dayton Flyers name three captains for 2018-19 season

Dayton Flyers name three captains for 2018-19 season

The Dayton Flyers had one captain in coach Anthony Grant’s first season, and they will have three in his second. Redshirt senior forward Josh Cunningham will serve as captain for the third straight season, Grant said Monday, and redshirt junior forward Ryan Mikesell and junior guard Trey Landers will be first-time captains. Dayton opens the season at 7 p.m. Wednesday against North Florida at...
Former Dayton Flyers safety Dan Thobe dies at 46

Former Dayton Flyers safety Dan Thobe dies at 46

Dan Thobe, a Dayton Flyers safety in the early 1990s and a longtime high school football coach in the area, died Saturday at 46 at his home in Maria Stein. Thobe’s death came eight months after he was diagnosed with a Grade 3 glioma brain tumor. The Maria Stein community and Marion Local High School rallied around Thobe and hi family this year. A GoFundMe account raised more than $42,000 for...
2020 recruit sits behind Dayton bench during exhibition game

2020 recruit sits behind Dayton bench during exhibition game

DJ Gordon, a 6-foot-6 guard in the class of 2020, took an unofficial visit to the University of Dayton on Friday, sitting behind the bench during an exhibition game against Capital at UD Arena. The Dayton Flyers won 89-71. Gordon, a junior at First Love Christian Academy in Washington, Pa., received a scholarship offer from Dayton on Sunday, along with teammate Madior Seye, a 7-0 center in the 2020...
Dayton vs. Capital: Five takeaways from Friday’s exhibition game

Dayton vs. Capital: Five takeaways from Friday’s exhibition game

Obi Toppin introduced himself to fans with with two memorable dunks. Trey Landers showed the hops that make him one of the team’s most exciting players. Josh Cunningham took over in the second half to squash any late comeback. For the most part, the Dayton Flyers got everything wanted from an exhibition game Friday against Capital University at UD Arena. They left the court healthy despite two...
Dayton pulls away in second half to beat Capital in exhibition game

Dayton pulls away in second half to beat Capital in exhibition game

Trey Landers and Jhery Matos each scored 15 points to lead the Dayton Flyers to an 89-71 victory against Capital in an exhibition game Friday at UD Arena. Playing their only public exhibition game before their season opener Wednesday against North Florida, Dayton pulled away in the second half against a Division III opponent coached by Dayton alum Damon Goodwin. Josh Cunningham had a double-double...
Dayton adds two walk-ons from local high schools to roster for 2018-19 season

Dayton adds two walk-ons from local high schools to roster for 2018-19 season

The Dayton Flyers announced the addition of two freshman walk-ons to the roster on Friday just before an exhibition game against Capital at UD Arena. Jabali Leonard, a Meadowdale High School graduate, and Christian Wilson, a Northmont graduate, will be on the bench this season along with returning walk-ons Jack Westerfield and Camron Greer. Both players are 6-1 guards. Leonard will wear No. 51. Wilson...
Chandler scores 14 as Dayton women win exhibition game vs. Indianapolis

Chandler scores 14 as Dayton women win exhibition game vs. Indianapolis

Redshirt junior forward Julia Chandler scored 14 points to lead the Dayton Flyers to a 67-56 victory over Indianapolis in an exhibition game Thursday at UD Arena. Chandler, a transfer from Syracuse who sat out last season, made 6 of 8 shots from the field, including 2 of 3 3-pointers in her first game at UD Arena. Her first regular-season game will come Nov. 9 when the Flyers play Colgate at 11 a...
UD Arena opens its doors to fans for the first time after phase two of renovations

UD Arena opens its doors to fans for the first time after phase two of renovations

Fans of the Dayton Flyers will notice right away in the new concourses at UD Arena how much more wall space there is. UD has taken advantage of that by placing giant photos of recent Flyers such as Kyle Davis, JaVonna Layfield and Jordan Sibert on the walls, but there is plenty of more space to cover in the future. “We knew there was going to be a lot of wall space,” said UD Arena Director...
Dayton offers scholarship to top-100 recruit in 2020 class

Dayton offers scholarship to top-100 recruit in 2020 class

The Dayton Flyers offered a scholarship to Keon Ambrose, a four-star prospect in the class of 2020. Ambrose announced the offer Wednesday on Twitter. Ambrose, a 6-foot-8 forward from Toronto, Ont., ranks 69th in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports.com. Rivals.com ranks him 107th. Ambrose, who has received offers from Florida, Tulane, Tulsa and others, is a junior at the International Sports Academy...
Fans will benefit from new Wi-Fi this season at UD Arena

Fans will benefit from new Wi-Fi this season at UD Arena

Fans have long complained about the lack of Wi-Fi at UD Arena. With 13,000-plus fans often watching the Dayton Flyers play, it can be hard to even get a cell phone signal during a game. Checking scores of other games or posting a video to Twitter or Instagram can be a pain. Fans should see an improvement this season, however. An ad in the new game program tells fans they can “Enjoy Dayton basketball...
Grant: Dayton competed well in scrimmage vs. Pittsburgh

Grant: Dayton competed well in scrimmage vs. Pittsburgh

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant met with reporters Tuesday at UD’s Cronin Center, three days before his team plays its first and only public exhibition game at UD Arena and eight days before the 2018-19 season opener against North Florida on Nov. 7. Here are some highlights from the interview: Scrimmage impression: Dayton played Pittsburgh in a scrimmage on Saturday at Denison University in...
Dayton Flyers fans, including one realistic second grader, make their season predictions

Dayton Flyers fans, including one realistic second grader, make their season predictions

I asked fans of the Dayton Flyers to send me their 2018-19 season predictions last week on Twitter and organized them below from most pessimistic to most optimistic. Only one of the dozens of fans who participated thinks Dayton will follow last season’s 14-17 finish with another losing record in coach Anthony Grant’s second season. Dayton hasn’t suffered back-to-back losing seasons...
Dayton offers scholarships to teammates from Pennsylvania

Dayton offers scholarships to teammates from Pennsylvania

The Dayton Flyers offered scholarships to a pair of recruits in the 2020 class: 7-foot center Madior Seye and 6-6 guard D.J. Gordon Both play for First Love Christian Academy in Washington, Pa. The school announced the offers Sunday on Twitter. Seye has an offer from Monmouth and has recently received interest from Pittsburgh, according to PittsburghSportsNow.com. Gordon received his first offer in...
College Football: Flyers hope strong finishes produces winning season

College Football: Flyers hope strong finishes produces winning season

Competing for the Pioneer Football League title is always a goal for the Dayton Flyers heading into the season, but for the second year in a row that goal is out of reach for the Flyers. Dayton (3-5, 2-3 PFL) heads to Indianapolis on Saturday to face Butler. “Dayton has a long tradition of being a winning program,” Dayton coach Rick Chamberlin said. “We still have that opportunity...
Former Dayton guard Sibert returns to NBA G League

Former Dayton guard Sibert returns to NBA G League

Former Dayton Flyers guard Jordan Sibert has returned to the NBA G League after two seasons in Europe. Sibert starts the season on the roster of the Erie (Pa.) BayHawks. He played 44 games for Erie in 2015-16, averaging 13.1 points in his first season in professional basketball. Erie starts the season Friday at home against the Raptors 905. Sibert will play against former Dayton teammate Scoochie...
One of Ohio’s top 2020 recruits to visit Dayton in November

One of Ohio’s top 2020 recruits to visit Dayton in November

Grant Huffman, one of the top Ohio recruits in the class of 2020, will take an unofficial visit to the University of Dayton on Nov. 10, according to a report by Jake Weingarten, of Stockrisers. The Dayton Flyers play Coppin State at 7 p.m. at UD Arena in their second game of the season that day. Huffman is a 6-foot-3 junior guard at Lakewood St. Edward. He’s a three-star prospect who ranks 166th...
Dayton earns third-highest ranking among A-10 teams in preseason Pomeroy ratings

Dayton earns third-highest ranking among A-10 teams in preseason Pomeroy ratings

The Dayton Flyers rank 100th out of 353 Division I teams in the preseason Ken Pomeroy ratings, which were released this weekend. The website, known for its advanced analysis of college basketball, predicts Dayton will finish 17-12 and 10-8 in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Dayton ranked 103rd in the preseason Pomeroy ratings last season. It was its lowest preseason ranking since 2013, when it began the...
Dayton offers scholarship to 2019 guard from Mount Zion Christian Academy

Dayton offers scholarship to 2019 guard from Mount Zion Christian Academy

The Dayton Flyers offered a scholarship to Mareng Gatkuoth, a 6-foot-6 guard in the class of 2019. He announced the offer Saturday on Twitter. Gatkuoth is a senior at Mount Zion Christian Academy in Durham, N.C. Prior to moving to Mount Zion, Gatkuoth lived in Anchorage, Alaska. He’s of Sudanese descent, according to PhenomHoopsReport.com. Gatkuoth took an unofficial visit to Pittsburgh in the...
Dayton’s Josh Cunningham on preseason poll: ‘We’re better than sixth’

Dayton’s Josh Cunningham on preseason poll: ‘We’re better than sixth’

Josh Cunningham performed like a veteran, breaking into a smile but laughing for only a brief second as Dayton Flyers teammates Trey Landers, Ibi Watson and Obi Toppin tried to disrupt him as he did an interview with two TV reporters on Thursday at UD’s Cronin Center. Earlier in the day, the Atlantic 10 named the redshirt senior forward Cunningham to the preseason first team. He’s expected...
Dayton picked to finish sixth in A-10 men’s basketball poll

Dayton picked to finish sixth in A-10 men’s basketball poll

The Dayton Flyers were picked to finish sixth in the Atlantic 10 men’s basketball preseason poll, which was released Thursday at media day at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., site of the conference tournament for the next three seasons. Dayton finished 14-17 last season and 8-10 in the A-10, earning the No. 9 seed in the conference tournament. That followed two seasons in which it...
Antetokounmpo on Mavericks roster as season gets underway

Antetokounmpo on Mavericks roster as season gets underway

Former Dayton Flyers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo, the last player taken in the NBA Draft in June, starts the NBA season on the roster of the Dallas Mavericks, though he’s expected to soon report to the franchise’s G League affiliate, the Texas Legends. The Mavericks play at the Phoenix Suns at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Legends begin play Nov. 3. This is the second straight year Dayton...
Expectations vs. reality: Where Dayton has ranked in A-10 polls and where it has finished over the years

Expectations vs. reality: Where Dayton has ranked in A-10 polls and where it has finished over the years

The Atlantic 10 releases the preseason men’s basketball poll Thursday at media day in Brooklyn, N.Y., site of the conference tournament for the next three seasons. The Dayton Flyers likely will fall somewhere between sixth and ninth based on the numerous predictions released by preview magazines, college basketball writers and fans. What does the preseason poll mean? Is it worth anything more...
New Dayton uniforms revealed: Your favorite Flyers share photos on Instagram

New Dayton uniforms revealed: Your favorite Flyers share photos on Instagram

Twenty four days before the 2018-19 season opener, the Dayton Flyers showed off new home white uniforms in a photo shoot at Cronin Center. Players shared photos from Saturday on social media. The new Nike uniforms feature “Dayton” in solid red across the front. Last year’s home uniforms had “Dayton” in white with a red outline. There are also red stripes down the side...
Dayton offers scholarship to four-star 2019 prospect from Georgia

Dayton offers scholarship to four-star 2019 prospect from Georgia

The Dayton Flyers offered a scholarship to Lincoln Academy’s Elias King, a four-star prospect in the 2019 class, his school school coach, Bryan Lippman, announced Saturday. Dayton earned a commitment from Moulaye Sissoko, another Lincoln Academy senior, on Monday. King, a 6-7 small forward originally from Shiloh High School in Snellville, Ga., ranks 120th in the 2019 class, according to...
Report: One of Ohio’s top recruits to take unofficial visit to Dayton

Report: One of Ohio’s top recruits to take unofficial visit to Dayton

One of the top Ohio recruits in the class of 2020 will visit the Dayton Flyers this weekend, according to a report by Jake Weingarten. Dominiq Penn, a 6-foot junior point guard at Dublin Coffman High School, will take an official visit to UD. He’s the son of Scoonie Penn, the former Buckeyes guard who is now the director of recruiting and player development on Chris Holtmann’s staff at...
Dayton offers scholarship to four-star prospect in 2020 class

Dayton offers scholarship to four-star prospect in 2020 class

The Dayton Flyers offered a scholarship to Zed Key, a 6-foot-8 small forward in the class of 2020. Key announced the offer Wednesday on Twitter. He’s a junior at Long Island Lutheran High School, the alma mater of Dayton freshman forward Frankie Policelli. Key is a four-star prospect, according to 247Sports.com. He ranks 115th in the 2020 class. He also has scholarship offers from Penn State...
Dayton Flyers receive first commitment from member of 2019 class

Dayton Flyers receive first commitment from member of 2019 class

Moulaye Sissoko, a 6-foot-10 center in the class of 2019, announced his verbal commitment to the Dayton Flyers on Monday on Twitter. He’s the first 2019 recruit to pick Dayton. Sissoko is a three-star recruit who ranks 306th in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports.com. He had offers from Mississippi State, Penn State and South Carolina among others. Dayton offered Sissoko a scholarship in...
Dayton Flyers to play ‘secret scrimmage’ on Oct. 27

Dayton Flyers to play ‘secret scrimmage’ on Oct. 27

The Dayton Flyers men’s basketball team will play the Pittsburgh Panthers in a scrimmage on Oct. 27, according to a source. The annual “secret scrimmage” will take place at Denison University in Granville. That’s 108 miles from Dayton and 169 miles from Pittsburgh. The game matches former Virginia Commonwealth head coaches Anthony Grant, entering his second season with...
Former Dayton Flyers guard signs with Miami Heat

Former Dayton Flyers guard signs with Miami Heat

Former Dayton Flyers guard Charles Cooke signed with the Miami Heat on Sunday. The Heat announced the signings of Cooke and guard DeAndre Liggins. They waived Marcus Lee and Malik Newman. Miami has played three of six preseason games and opens the season Oct. 17 in Orlando. Cooke, a 2017 Dayton graduate who led the Flyers in scoring in 2016-17 and 2015-16, signed a two-way contract with the New Orleans...
Dayton Flyers women’s basketball receives visit from top-150 recruit

Dayton Flyers women’s basketball receives visit from top-150 recruit

Trinity Brady, a 5-foot-10 wing in the class of 2019, took an official visit to the Dayton Flyers women’s basketball program last week. Brady also visited Nebraska. She announced both visits on Twitter. Brady ranks 107th in the 2019 class, according to ProspectsNation.com. She attended Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis through her junior year, but announced in August she was transferring...

Flyers look to get back to .500 against winless Valpo

It’s a road the Dayton Flyers don’t want to travel this season but the scenery is looking all-too-familiar through the first five games of the year. Rick Chamberlin’s team lost four of their first five games last season on the way to a rare losing season. The 2018 edition is 2-3 through the first five games with both wins coming at home and all three losses on the road. MORE COLLEGE...
Times revealed for all Dayton men’s basketball games in 2018-19 season

Times revealed for all Dayton men’s basketball games in 2018-19 season

The Dayton Flyers announced times for all their games on the 2018-19 schedule on Tuesday. The first five games, including an exhibition game Nov. 2 against Capital and the season opener Nov. 7 against North Florida, start at 7 p.m. The first five regular-season home games start at 7 p.m. The Atlantic 10 Conference opener against Richmond on Jan. 6 starts at noon. Seven other A-10 games start before...
2019 recruit picks Georgia over Dayton, Kansas State

2019 recruit picks Georgia over Dayton, Kansas State

Toumani Camara, a four-star recruit in the class of 2019, picked the Georgia Bulldogs over the Dayton Flyers and Kansas State, announcing his verbal commitment Monday on Twitter. Dayton, Kansas State and Georgia were his final three choices, according to a report by Dan McDonald on Sunday. Camara, a 6-foot-6 forward, visited Dayton in September and posted a photo to Instagram of him wearing a...
Report: Four-star prospect lists Dayton among final three college choices

Report: Four-star prospect lists Dayton among final three college choices

The Dayton Flyers made the final three of four-star 2019 recruit Toumani Camara, according to a report by Dan McDonald on Sunday, along with Georgia and Kansas State. Camara, a 6-foot-6 forward, visited Dayton in September and posted a photo to Instagram of him wearing a Dayton uniform. “I started from the bottom,” he wrote. “I done come a long ways ... staying humble. I remember...
College Football: Flyers keep streaks alive; prepare to face Marist

College Football: Flyers keep streaks alive; prepare to face Marist

The Dayton Flyers are proud of their streak of 469 straight games without being shutout, and rightfully so, since it’s a number that leads all of college football. There is a much shorter streak that is just as important to the program, a current string of 13 years in a row that Dayton has had a football player named as a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy. The Campbell trophy is also known...
Grant excited to get going in second season as Dayton head coach

Grant excited to get going in second season as Dayton head coach

Trey Landers doesn’t need any help dunking. He got an assist on a dunk Wednesday from Obi Toppin only because he saw a camera nearby and sensed an opportunity. Showing off for a photographer before practice, Landers asked Toppin to lift him off the ground toward the rim. Thus, the Obi-Oop was born. It’s probably illegal. It may never see the lights of UD Arena. But it sure does have a...
Scoochie Smith to play for Cavs’ G League team

Scoochie Smith to play for Cavs’ G League team

Former Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith was not on the training camp roster released by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, but Smith said he will play for the the Cavaliers’ G League team, the Canton Charge, this season. Smith signed with the Cavaliers earlier this month but was waived days later. According to a report by Keith Smith, the Cavs waived Smith and Isaac Hamilton to sign...
Dayton volleyball beats Ohio State for first time since 1980, sets attendance record

Dayton volleyball beats Ohio State for first time since 1980, sets attendance record

The Dayton Flyers volleyball program set a Frericks Center attendance record Saturday night as 2,285 spectators watched a match against Ohio State. Dayton completed a perfect weekend at the Flyer Invitational by beating the Buckeyes 3-2, winning the last set 16-14. Dayton ended a seven-match losing streak in the series, which Ohio State leads 14-10. Before this match, Dayton had not beaten Ohio State...
College Football: Dayton Flyers look to bounce back vs. Duquense

College Football: Dayton Flyers look to bounce back vs. Duquense

It’s not often you find a team that owns an edge on the Dayton Flyers, but Duquesne is one such program. The Dukes lead the all-time series 9-6 and they’ve won six of the last eight games as the Flyers head to Pittsburgh to renew the rivalry Saturday at noon. “Duquesne is probably one of the best teams we’ll play all year,” Chamberlin said. “They are well coached...
Former Dayton point guard Scoochie Smith signs with Cleveland Cavaliers

Former Dayton point guard Scoochie Smith signs with Cleveland Cavaliers

Former Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith confirmed Thursday he will attend training camp with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Training camp starts Sept. 24. Earlier in the summer, Smith said he received an invitation to training camp after his performance for the Cavaliers in the NBA Summer League but was still considering his options. According to Keith Smith, of Basketball.RealGm.com,...
Dayton offers scholarship to four-star recruit in 2020 class

Dayton offers scholarship to four-star recruit in 2020 class

Desmond Polk, a four-star point guard in the class of 2020, announced a scholarship offer from the Dayton Flyers on Wednesday. » MORE ON RECRUITING: 2020 prospect visits UD | Women’s team gets verbal The 6-foot-4 Polk attends La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind. He ranks 125th in the 2020 class, according to Rivals.com, and 130th, according to 247Sports.com. He also has offers from...
Dayton women’s basketball receives second commitment from 2019 class

Dayton women’s basketball receives second commitment from 2019 class

The Dayton Flyers women’s basketball team received a verbal commitment on Monday from Mariah Perez, a 6-foot-3 senior forward from Newark Tech High School (N.J.). She’s the second 2019 recruit to pick the Flyers. Perez ranks 85th in the 2019 class, according to ProspectNation.com. She also had scholarship offers from St. John’s, Louisiana State and West Virginia among others. Dayton...
Dayton Flyers: Where did national magazine pick UD to finish in A-10?

Dayton Flyers: Where did national magazine pick UD to finish in A-10?

With the 2018-19 college basketball season less than two months away, more preseason predictions are coming out. The Lindy’s Sports College Basketball Preview hit newsstands this week. The annual magazine picked the Dayton Flyers to finish ninth in the 14-team Atlantic 10 Conference. That’s where it finished last year with an 8-10 league mark. This was the magazine’s take on Dayton...
Forward from West Virginia visits Dayton Flyers

Forward from West Virginia visits Dayton Flyers

Jalen Bridges, a 6-foot-7 forward, announced a visit to the Dayton Flyers on Saturday. Bridges attends Fairmont Senior High School in Fairmont, W.Va. He received a scholarship offer from West Virginia in August. Penn State was the first school from a power conference to offer him a scholarship in June, according to the Metro News of West Virginia. Bridges was originally in the 2019 recruiting class...
Four-star prospect lists Dayton among his final choices

Four-star prospect lists Dayton among his final choices

Toumani Camara, a four-star prospect in the class of 2019, listed Dayton among his final seven schools Thursday, according to reports by 247sports.com and Rivals.com. Camara, a 6-6 forward from Chaminade-Madonna Prep in Hollywood, Fla., also will consider George Washington, Massachusetts, Georgia, Kansas State, Minnesota and Murray State. He ranks 122nd in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports...
Dayton Flyers to open A-10 play on a Sunday in January

Dayton Flyers to open A-10 play on a Sunday in January

The Dayton Flyers will play two of their first three Atlantic 10 Conference games on Sundays at UD Arena, and they will open the conference schedule at home against Richmond on Jan. 6. Dayton finished 14-17 last season and 8-10 in the A-10, earning the No. 9 seed in the conference tournament. Here’s Dayton’s complete 18-game A-10 schedule, which was announced Wednesday. The times of many...
Injury ends season, career of Dayton Flyers quarterback

Injury ends season, career of Dayton Flyers quarterback

Dayton Flyers quarterback Alex Jeske will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury Saturday in the first quarter of the season opener at Welcome Stadium, UD announced Monday. Jeske’s college career ends with the injury. He’s a fifth-year senior from Glen Ellyn, Ill, who led the Flyers to the Pioneer Football League championship as a redshirt freshman in 2015 and won...
Dayton Flyers will not play Red and Blue game for second straight year

Dayton Flyers will not play Red and Blue game for second straight year

The Dayton Flyers men’s and women’s basketball teams will not play the annual Red and Blue games for the second straight year, a UD spokesman confirmed Thursday, because of the renovations at UD Arena. No decision has yet been made on whether to replace the scrimmages, which in the past gave fans their first glimpses of the teams in action, with another event. Last year, Dayton held a...
College Basketball: New ranking system will help determine NCAA field

College Basketball: New ranking system will help determine NCAA field

A new ranking system will be used to determine NCAA Tournament teams. The NCAA has developed a new system to replace the RPI as the primary method for evaluation teams during the Division I men’s basketball season. »RELATED: NCAA rules for recruiting, draft, agents and enforcement changing The NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) will rely on results, strength of schedule, game location, scoring...
Dayton Flyers: Obadiah Toppin highlights create buzz online

Dayton Flyers: Obadiah Toppin highlights create buzz online

Obadiah Toppin could be a secret weapon for the Dayton Flyers this season.  Unless the redshirt freshman’s videos keep going viral on social media.  A 30-second clip posted this week had already been viewed over 200,000 times as of Wednesday morning, and it gives some clues about what Toppin could bring to the floor for UD this season.  Of course translating his skills to a game...
Dayton Flyers officially add 6-foot-11 transfer from Nebraska

Dayton Flyers officially add 6-foot-11 transfer from Nebraska

Jordy Tshimanga is officially a Dayton Flyer.   The school announced Tuesday morning his transfer from Nebraska is complete.  The 6-foot-11 Montreal native will have to sit out this season and has two years of eligibility remaining.  He averaged 4.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game last season for the Cornhuskers.  In a release, Dayton coach Anthony Grant said...
Former Dayton Flyer John Crosby announces where he will play next

Former Dayton Flyer John Crosby announces where he will play next

Former Dayton Flyers point guard John Crosby will continue his career at Delaware State.  He made the announcement via social media Sunday night.  Crosby was one of five players to leave coach Anthony Grant’s program shortly after the season ended in March.  Crosby played in 26 games last past season, including nine starts, saw his playing time evaporate by year’s end...
Dayton basketball ranks 23rd in the nation in attendance 

Dayton basketball ranks 23rd in the nation in attendance 

The Dayton Flyers drew an average of 12,996 fans to UD Arena for men’s basketball games last season, good for No. 23 in the nation.  Despite a 14-17 season, attendance was down only slightly from the previous season when the Flyers won the Atlantic 10 and set a school/UD Arena record by drawing 13,018 per game (that ranked 22nd nationally).  Unlike the previous season, UD did not lead...
NCAA basketball: Rules for recruiting, draft, agents and enforcement changing

NCAA basketball: Rules for recruiting, draft, agents and enforcement changing

The NCAA announced numerous changes to college basketball Wednesday.  Most noteworthy: College players (and potentially high school players eventually) will be allowed to hire agents, and players who enter the NBA draft but aren’t selected can return to school if they choose to do so by 5 p.m. on the Monday after the draft.  Additionally, the NCAA significantly changed the recruiting...
Report: Nebraska transfer commits to Dayton

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 4.6 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game. He announced his decision...
Report: Nebraska transfer and his brother, a 2019 recruit, visit Dayton

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 minutes per game. He announced his decision to transfer in July...
Grant on Dayton’s progress during summer practices: ‘We’re better’

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 Flyers are nearing the end of their summer workouts. Classes...
Grant on Dayton’s summer practices: ‘It’s been a good six weeks’

Grant on Dayton’s summer practices: ‘It’s been a good six weeks’

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant opened up practice at the Cronin Center to local media on Tuesday. Here are some quick impressions from seeing the team work out and talking to Grant and three players: 1. All in action: Everyone on the roster looked healthy: the nine available scholarship players and the two transfers sitting out this season, Ibi Watson and Rodney Chatman. Everyone was practicing...
Dayton releases 2018-19 non-conference men’s basketball schedule

Dayton releases 2018-19 non-conference men’s basketball schedule

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant will reunite with former college teammate Damon Goodwin, the longtime head coach at Capital University, in an exhibition game Nov. 2 at UD Arena. Dayton released its non-conference schedule Tuesday. The game against Capital likely will be the first time fans can see the Flyers in action. For the second straight year, the status of the Red and Blue Game is up in the...
Dayton’s Green preparing Flyers for trip to Italy

Dayton’s Green preparing Flyers for trip to Italy

While on the road recruiting last week, Dayton Flyers women’s basketball coach Shauna Green spent some time talking about the offseason, her team’s upcoming trip to Italy and the season ahead. She visited Grand Rapids, Mich., before flying from Detroit to Washington, D.C., and then planned to travel to Atlanta. The rest of the staff hit other areas of the country. Recruiting never stops...
Dayton offers scholarship to forward from Brooklyn

Dayton offers scholarship to forward from Brooklyn

Julian Champagnie, a 6-foot-7 forward in the class of 2020, received a scholarship offer from the Dayton Flyers on Saturday, he announced on Twitter. Seton Hall, Cincinnati and Long Beach State are among the other schools that have offered scholarships to Champagnie, who attends Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. His twin brother, Justin, also has offers from Cincinnati, Seton...
Former Dayton assistant coach earns promotion at Davidson

Former Dayton assistant coach earns promotion at Davidson

Former Dayton Flyers assistant coach Kevin Kuwik earned a promotion at Davidson after one season with the Wildcats. Kuwik served as director of basketball operations last season on Bob McKillop’s staff. He will now be an assistant coach, the same position he held on Archie Miller’s staff for six seasons. Davidson announced the staff news Thursday. As an assistant coach, Kuwik will have...
Former Dayton guard to play in South America

Former Dayton guard to play in South America

Former Dayton Flyers guard Kyle Davis will continue his professional basketball career in Argentina. The Chicago native Davis will play in the country’s top league for Comunicaciones, which plays in Mercedes, a city of 40,000 in northeast corner of the country. According to the team’s website, Comunicaciones coach Ariel Rearte saw Davis play at a showcase for the Argentinian national league...
Former Dayton baseball coach finds new head coaching job

Former Dayton baseball coach finds new head coaching job

Former Dayton Flyers baseball coach Tony Vittorio will return to the game as the head coach at Wilmington College, which announced his hiring late Monday. Vittorio stepped down at Dayton after the 2017 season, his 18th with the program. He won a school-record 463 games. He joins a Quakers program seeking its first winning season since 2005. "I want to thank President Reynolds and Terry Rupert...
Report: Dayton to play Big East team in first round of Battle 4 Atlantis

Report: Dayton to play Big East team in first round of Battle 4 Atlantis

The Dayton Flyers will play Butler in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis, according to a report Monday by Jon Rothstein. The tournament, which will be held Nov. 21-23 on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, also features first-round matchups between Virginia and Middle Tennessee State, Florida and Oklahoma and Wisconsin and Stanford. Butler leads the all-time series against Dayton 13-10 and has won...
Dayton recruiting update: Coaches all over the map in July evaluation periods

Dayton recruiting update: Coaches all over the map in July evaluation periods

Dayton Flyers men’s basketball coaches have traveled all over the country this month working on future recruiting classes. A map shared by the Dayton basketball Twitter account last week showed some of those destinations: California, Florida, Kansas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey — and, yes, even Ohio. Last week was the second of three evaluation periods in July. Coaches...
UD provides inside look at arena renovation

UD provides inside look at arena renovation

The University of Dayton shared a video updating the progress of phase two of the three-year, $72 million UD Arena renovation on Friday. The video shows the seats in the 300 and 400 levels have been removed. They will be replaced by padded seats with cupholders. UD Arena Director Scott DeBolt walked fans through the changes going on inside and outside the arena.  “The main concentration...
Two Dayton Flyers legends part of 2019 Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame class

Two Dayton Flyers legends part of 2019 Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame class

Two of the top-10 leading scorers in Dayton Flyers men’s basketball history will join the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in 2019. Roosevelt Chapman and John Horan will be honored on May 18, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus. Chapman is Dayton’s all-time scoring leader. He scored 2,233 points between 1980 and 1984. Horan (1951-55) ranks 10th with 1,757 points. Among the other...
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