David Jablonski

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

Latest from David Jablonski

Dayton at St. Joseph’s: A tortured history
 The Dayton Flyers return to Philadelphia for a 6:30 p.m. Wednesday game at St. Joseph's. They didn't play in Philly last season. That was a quirk in the schedule. There are two Philadelphia teams in the Atlantic 10, so almost every season, Dayton will play at one of them, and this year, they play at St. Joseph's and La Salle. That's not a...

Posted: 12 hours ago

The Dayton Flyers return to Philadelphia for a 6:30 p.m. Wednesday game at St. Joseph's. They didn't play in Philly last season. That was a quirk in the schedule. There are two Philadelphia teams in the Atlantic 10, so almost every season, Dayton will play at one of them, and this year, they play at St. Joseph's and La Salle. That's not a...
Dayton Flyers: Ranking top 10 offensive performances in school history
 Dayton Flyers senior guard Darrell Davis knows most of Virginia Commonwealth’s players. Four seasons in the Atlantic 10 have given him six chances to play the team that has turned into Dayton’s biggest conference rival — with apologies to Saint Louis and the fabled Arch Baron Cup. In the first seven games between Dayton...

Posted: 14 hours ago

Dayton Flyers senior guard Darrell Davis knows most of Virginia Commonwealth’s players. Four seasons in the Atlantic 10 have given him six chances to play the team that has turned into Dayton’s biggest conference rival — with apologies to Saint Louis and the fabled Arch Baron Cup. In the first seven games between Dayton...
Dayton recruiting senior from Kendall Pollard’s high school
 The Dayton Flyers offered a scholarship to Xavier Pinson, a 6-foot-2 senior point guard from Simeon Career Academy in Chicago. That’s the alma mater of former Dayton forward Kendall Pollard. Pinson announced the scholarship offer Sunday on Twitter. He also picked up an offer from Georgetown this weekend. Pinson is a three-star recruit...

Posted: a day ago

The Dayton Flyers offered a scholarship to Xavier Pinson, a 6-foot-2 senior point guard from Simeon Career Academy in Chicago. That’s the alma mater of former Dayton forward Kendall Pollard. Pinson announced the scholarship offer Sunday on Twitter. He also picked up an offer from Georgetown this weekend. Pinson is a three-star recruit...
Wittenberg improves to 15-0 with win at Wooster
 The No. 10 Wittenberg Tigers beat their biggest rival, Wooster, on the road at Timken Gymnasium for the first time since 2011, pulling away in the final minutes for an 86-75 victory Saturday. Jake Bertemes led the Tigers with 22 points. Jordan Pumroy scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Chad Roy had 18 points. Landon Martin scored 13...

Posted: 2 days ago

The No. 10 Wittenberg Tigers beat their biggest rival, Wooster, on the road at Timken Gymnasium for the first time since 2011, pulling away in the final minutes for an 86-75 victory Saturday. Jake Bertemes led the Tigers with 22 points. Jordan Pumroy scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Chad Roy had 18 points. Landon Martin scored 13...
Twitter Reacts: Best Tweets from Dayton’s victory against VCU
 The Dayton Flyers fans who jumped off the bandwagon earlier this season — a few of whom typed the words, “Fire Anthony Grant,” on social media less than halfway into his first season — might want to give this team another try. » GAME COVERAGE: Notes | Photos | Grant reacts | Freshmen...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Dayton Flyers fans who jumped off the bandwagon earlier this season — a few of whom typed the words, “Fire Anthony Grant,” on social media less than halfway into his first season — might want to give this team another try. » GAME COVERAGE: Notes | Photos | Grant reacts | Freshmen...
Grant urges Dayton players, fans to keep victory in perspective
 The Dayton Flyers shredded the season-long narrative Friday, routing Virginia Commonwealth 106-79 with a record-setting shooting performance at UD Arena. In the first half of the season, Dayton didn’t win two games in a row. It beat only one team it wasn’t supposed to beat: St. Bonaventure. It had too much youth and inexperience...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Dayton Flyers shredded the season-long narrative Friday, routing Virginia Commonwealth 106-79 with a record-setting shooting performance at UD Arena. In the first half of the season, Dayton didn’t win two games in a row. It beat only one team it wasn’t supposed to beat: St. Bonaventure. It had too much youth and inexperience...
Fans show up in bad weather, and Flyers reward them in win vs. VCU
 The fans showed up. They always do. The announced crowd was 12,507. There weren’t that many fans there, but it was a strong showing considering the  circumstances. Fans braved the slippery roads and the dropping temperatures to bask in the warmth of UD Arena on Friday, and the Dayton Flyers rewarded them with one of the most improbable...

Posted: 3 days ago

The fans showed up. They always do. The announced crowd was 12,507. There weren’t that many fans there, but it was a strong showing considering the  circumstances. Fans braved the slippery roads and the dropping temperatures to bask in the warmth of UD Arena on Friday, and the Dayton Flyers rewarded them with one of the most improbable...