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Archdeacon: This UD athlete helped tell a powerful tale of Dayton’s opioid crisis. And that’s only part of her story.
 She sat in the deserted indoor rowing room at the back of the Frericks Center a few evenings ago and talked quietly about folks who are trying to stay afloat in far rougher waters than she or her University of Dayton teammates ever have faced. “They let us into a vulnerable place in their lives and in their hearts,” said Taylor...

Posted: 3 days ago

She sat in the deserted indoor rowing room at the back of the Frericks Center a few evenings ago and talked quietly about folks who are trying to stay afloat in far rougher waters than she or her University of Dayton teammates ever have faced. “They let us into a vulnerable place in their lives and in their hearts,” said Taylor...
Archdeacon: No missing out, USAF Academy grad finds ‘balance’ as volunteer coach
 He seemed to have about everything a 26-year-old guy could want. Loyd Bradley Jr.’s plate was full. • He’d graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he’d also played football. • He was now stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and was working on his master’s degree in cost analysis at the Air...

Posted: 5 days ago

He seemed to have about everything a 26-year-old guy could want. Loyd Bradley Jr.’s plate was full. • He’d graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he’d also played football. • He was now stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and was working on his master’s degree in cost analysis at the Air...
Archdeacon: Community embraces beloved coach and his fight to live
 With the start of their two-a-day football practices this past week, the seniors on the Marion Local football team – the Flyers are the defending Division VI state champs, have won six state titles in the past seven years and 10 crowns overall – met one recent evening to decide what the team motto would be for the upcoming season...

Posted: 10 days ago

With the start of their two-a-day football practices this past week, the seniors on the Marion Local football team – the Flyers are the defending Division VI state champs, have won six state titles in the past seven years and 10 crowns overall – met one recent evening to decide what the team motto would be for the upcoming season...
Archdeacon: Dayton assistant coach making good on graveside promise to his mother
 He was a 13-year-old eighth grader growing up in a tough Dominican neighborhood in the Washington Heights section of Upper Manhattan when his mother, Josephine, who had raised him on her own, died unexpectedly from a heart attack. “I remember we were at her burial in Fairlawn, N.J. and they were putting her down in the grave,&rdquo...

Posted: 12 days ago

He was a 13-year-old eighth grader growing up in a tough Dominican neighborhood in the Washington Heights section of Upper Manhattan when his mother, Josephine, who had raised him on her own, died unexpectedly from a heart attack. “I remember we were at her burial in Fairlawn, N.J. and they were putting her down in the grave,&rdquo...
Archdeacon: Bengals owner Mike Brown says anthem debate has caused NFL to lose some of its ‘fizz’
 Mike Brown once shared a room with Donald Trump. Now the owner of the Cincinnati Bengals shares a dilemma with him. Since 2016, the National Football League has struggled to come up with a way of addressing players who have chosen to kneel during the playing of the National Anthem before the start of games as a way to protest racial justice...

Posted: 19 days ago

Mike Brown once shared a room with Donald Trump. Now the owner of the Cincinnati Bengals shares a dilemma with him. Since 2016, the National Football League has struggled to come up with a way of addressing players who have chosen to kneel during the playing of the National Anthem before the start of games as a way to protest racial justice...
Archdeacon: His hometown has an infamous eerie history, but this new UD assistant coach carved his own notable path
 He’s a favorite son of Point Pleasant, W.Va. He was a basketball standout at Point Pleasant High and then had a Hall of Fame career at Pikeville College just three hours away. He’s now going into his 30th year as a college basketball coach, a career that includes a pair of national titles as an assistant at the University of Florida...

3:29 PM Saturday, Jul. 14, 2018

He’s a favorite son of Point Pleasant, W.Va. He was a basketball standout at Point Pleasant High and then had a Hall of Fame career at Pikeville College just three hours away. He’s now going into his 30th year as a college basketball coach, a career that includes a pair of national titles as an assistant at the University of Florida...
Archdeacon: Civil unrest in Haiti alters Wright State basketball team’s humanitarian trip
 For Scott Nagy, it’s proving easier to get his Wright State basketball team into the NCAA Tournament than to get it to Haiti for an offseason, good-deeds trips. Last summer – following his first season as the Raiders head coach – Nagy planned to take the WSU team to Haiti for a week to work with people in need. He had done...

8:14 PM Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2018

For Scott Nagy, it’s proving easier to get his Wright State basketball team into the NCAA Tournament than to get it to Haiti for an offseason, good-deeds trips. Last summer – following his first season as the Raiders head coach – Nagy planned to take the WSU team to Haiti for a week to work with people in need. He had done...
Archdeacon: This Springfield native has wild stories about boxing matches all over the world. Here are the best.
 He “worked and scuffled,” as he put it, his way out of Springfield’s South End to see more of the world, but he never expected to see this much. He became a world class boxing referee – working over 1,300 bouts on five continents and in 28 countries – and yet he never saw anything quite like what happened in...

2:58 PM Saturday, Jun. 30, 2018

He “worked and scuffled,” as he put it, his way out of Springfield’s South End to see more of the world, but he never expected to see this much. He became a world class boxing referee – working over 1,300 bouts on five continents and in 28 countries – and yet he never saw anything quite like what happened in...
Archdeacon: Trotwood native set to make long-awaited professional debut
 He went to Las Vegas five years ago to make a name for himself in the boxing world and now he says: “I’m a regular rock star!” Unfortunately – at least when it comes to his recent fight resume – Daquan Mays was talking about his life outside the ring. “Besides boxing, my life is wild,” the Trotwood...

10:00 AM Friday, Jun. 22, 2018

He went to Las Vegas five years ago to make a name for himself in the boxing world and now he says: “I’m a regular rock star!” Unfortunately – at least when it comes to his recent fight resume – Daquan Mays was talking about his life outside the ring. “Besides boxing, my life is wild,” the Trotwood...
Archdeacon: This area coach will soon run his 65th marathon in his 50th state. These are his amazing stories.
 He was attacked by birds, dodged a cattle stampede and jumped over a rattlesnake while running a marathon in the Ruby Mountains outside Elko, Nev. In Anchorage, Alaska he ran up on a herd of elk that got stymied by a fence when the runners came their way. He was left awed — “a heartfelt moment” he called it — the morning...

2:55 PM Saturday, Jun. 16, 2018

He was attacked by birds, dodged a cattle stampede and jumped over a rattlesnake while running a marathon in the Ruby Mountains outside Elko, Nev. In Anchorage, Alaska he ran up on a herd of elk that got stymied by a fence when the runners came their way. He was left awed — “a heartfelt moment” he called it — the morning...
Archdeacon: ‘Billy Buckets’ eager to make name for himself at Wright State
 This could be the season of full return for Wright State’s Bill Wampler. First his game. Then his name: “Billy Buckets.” That’s the tag the coach at Drake gave the 6-foot-6 Wampler when he played for the Bulldogs two years ago and had a span of seven games where he averaged 19.6 points per game. “It was after...

7:34 PM Thursday, Jun. 14, 2018

This could be the season of full return for Wright State’s Bill Wampler. First his game. Then his name: “Billy Buckets.” That’s the tag the coach at Drake gave the 6-foot-6 Wampler when he played for the Bulldogs two years ago and had a span of seven games where he averaged 19.6 points per game. “It was after...
Archdeacon: Redshirt freshman Toppin eager to make Dayton debut
 Obadiah “Obi” Toppin leaned forward, wearing a T-shirt with DAYTON across the front, red UD shorts and what is becoming his trademark, effervescent smile, and said with self-deprecating delight: “Here’s a funny story. “When I was getting on the plane to come out here, the board said Dayton, Ohio. I thought I...

8:06 PM Sunday, Jun. 10, 2018

Obadiah “Obi” Toppin leaned forward, wearing a T-shirt with DAYTON across the front, red UD shorts and what is becoming his trademark, effervescent smile, and said with self-deprecating delight: “Here’s a funny story. “When I was getting on the plane to come out here, the board said Dayton, Ohio. I thought I...
Archdeacon: They called him a scab. Now, 30 years later, this Dayton native will be getting a Super Bowl ring.
 While there is still debate over the chicken and the egg, Derek Bunch has no question on what came first – the eggs or the diamonds. Bunch – once an all-city football and basketball player at Meadowdale High School and then a linebacker of note at Michigan State – remembers those early October days in 1987 when he and his...

3:05 PM Friday, Jun. 08, 2018

While there is still debate over the chicken and the egg, Derek Bunch has no question on what came first – the eggs or the diamonds. Bunch – once an all-city football and basketball player at Meadowdale High School and then a linebacker of note at Michigan State – remembers those early October days in 1987 when he and his...
Archdeacon: Comic-book loving transfer eager to create own story at UD
 When it comes to Julia Chandler, the Dayton Flyers can only hope life imitates art. By her own admission, Chandler is “obsessed” with DC Comics and the DC Universe. It began, she said, when she was just a kid growing up in Toronto: “My brother Richard is six years older and he was like the coolest person to me. He was into...

8:03 PM Thursday, Jun. 07, 2018

When it comes to Julia Chandler, the Dayton Flyers can only hope life imitates art. By her own admission, Chandler is “obsessed” with DC Comics and the DC Universe. It began, she said, when she was just a kid growing up in Toronto: “My brother Richard is six years older and he was like the coolest person to me. He was into...
Archdeacon: Wright State pitcher copes with loss of both parents
 Back in Illinois for the final days of Wright State’s Christmas break five months ago, Ryan Weiss was out with friends one night when he decided to contact his mom. “We were supposed to have family day the next day and I texted her to find out what time it would start,” he remembered. “It was about 11:30 and I didn&rsquo...

6:51 PM Wednesday, May. 30, 2018

Back in Illinois for the final days of Wright State’s Christmas break five months ago, Ryan Weiss was out with friends one night when he decided to contact his mom. “We were supposed to have family day the next day and I texted her to find out what time it would start,” he remembered. “It was about 11:30 and I didn&rsquo...
Archdeacon: How Bibe Seko overcame an African refugee camp to play for one of Dayton’s most inspiring sports teams
 He was starring in his own movie now, and it was even better than those wild, bigger-than-life adventures that had introduced him to America when he was growing up in a poor and crowded refugee enclave in northern Mozambique. His family had fled the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo and eventually ended up in the massive Maratane...

2:37 PM Saturday, May. 26, 2018

He was starring in his own movie now, and it was even better than those wild, bigger-than-life adventures that had introduced him to America when he was growing up in a poor and crowded refugee enclave in northern Mozambique. His family had fled the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo and eventually ended up in the massive Maratane...
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