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Dayton’s Scoochie Smith has a new team

Dayton’s Scoochie Smith has a new team

The Boston Celtics have signed Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith. The first-team All-Atlantic 10 guard was part of the winningest class in school history and four NCAA tournament appearances. Smith, who was not selected Thursday night in the NBA Draft, told our David Jablonski this morning he is joining the team that finished with the best record in the Eastern Conference last season. They...
Sports Today: Luke Kennard looks like good fit for Detroit Pistons in NBA draft

Sports Today: Luke Kennard looks like good fit for Detroit Pistons in NBA draft

Luke Kennard is headed to Detroit after the Pistons took him with the 12th pick in the NBA draft.  This looks like a pretty good opportunity for the Franklin High product who starred at Duke last season.  Detroit is one year removed from making the playoffs (albeit a brief postseason appearance that ended with a sweep by the Cavaliers). The Pistons finished 10th in the terrible Eastern Conference...
Dayton’s Charles Cooke signs as free agent 

Dayton’s Charles Cooke signs as free agent 

Former Dayton Flyers Charles Cooke and Scoochie Smith did not hear their names called in the NBA Draft on Thursday. Cooke signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves after the draft, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. Scoochie Smith told Cox Media Group on Friday morning that he had signed with the Boston Celtics. In the previous three seasons, Dayton’s Devin Oliver...
Former UD golfer rallies for Ohio Mid-Am win

Former UD golfer rallies for Ohio Mid-Am win

People often have difficulty deciding how to pronounce Matt Buse’s name. It happened again Thursday afternoon at the Miami Valley Golf Club after the 26-year-old former University of Dayton golfer won the Ohio Mid-Amateur Championship. “It’s bus with an E,” Buse explained. The slender Cincinnati native bears no resemblance to a bus but he left a few guys in his wake as he came...
Who are the 5 best NBA players born in the Dayton area?

Who are the 5 best NBA players born in the Dayton area?

A select group of 39 men from the area have played in the NBA with Franklin’s Luke Kennard expected to join this fall. But who is the best to lace ‘em up for pay so far? We count down from five to one: 5. Jim Paxson After starring at Alter, Paxson followed in the footsteps of his father, Jim Sr., as a standout at Dayton. He averaged 18 points per game for the Flyers before being taken...
NBA would be wise to follow NHL draft process for player development

NBA would be wise to follow NHL draft process for player development

Want to know how the NBA can improve its player development model for both teams and players while also helping out college basketball? Copy the NHL’s draft-and-follow system. What does mean? Well, it’s fairly simple: Instead of forcing players to choose if/when they want to be considered for the NBA draft, make everyone eligible after they graduate from high school. Then give those who...
Last two Dayton Flyers freshmen scheduled to arrive on campus Thursday

Last two Dayton Flyers freshmen scheduled to arrive on campus Thursday

The fourth and fifth members of Dayton’s 2017 recruiting class will arrive on campus Thursday, meaning the whole 2017-18 team will be together for the first time. Classes for the second summer session start Saturday. In an email to the Dayton Daily News on Wednesday night, forward Matej Svoboda, of the Czech Republic, wrote he was scheduled to arrive Thursday morning. Forward Obadiah Toppin...
Sports Today: Is help on the way for the Reds?

Sports Today: Is help on the way for the Reds?

An essential starting rotation makeover starts this weekend for the Cincinnati Reds.   They will start rookie Louis Castillo on Friday then Homer Bailey returns to the rotation Saturday.  Bailey you know.  Who is Louis Castillo?  He was one of the pitchers acquired from the Miami Marlins for Dan Straily last winter, and he is the top-rated pitching prospect in the Reds&rsquo...
Dayton Flyers don’t appear to be in mix for Dane Goodwin

Dayton Flyers don’t appear to be in mix for Dane Goodwin

Dane Goodwin will be at the University of Dayton this weekend for a camp with his Upper Arlington teammates. His dad Damon, the head coach at Capital University, said he talks to the new Dayton Flyers coach, Anthony Grant, all the time. They played together at Dayton for three seasons (1983-86). Damon’s connection to UD and Grant is a big reason fans of the Flyers started debating Wednesday...
Dayton called ‘sleeper team’ for Dane Goodwin after OSU decommitment

Dayton called ‘sleeper team’ for Dane Goodwin after OSU decommitment

Ohio State basketball has lost another verbal commitment for 2018 as Dane Goodwin has re-opened his recruitment according to multiple reports. The son of Dayton Flyers Hall of Famer Damon Goodwin, Dane is a four-star guard prospect at Upper Arlington High School. He scored 34 points for the Golden Bears in a 62-34 win over Garfield Heights at the Flyin’ To The Hoop event in Kettering last season...
Former Dayton Flyers to play for $2 million prize

Former Dayton Flyers to play for $2 million prize

Three former Dayton Flyers will team up again in The Basketball Tournament,  a 64-team, single-elimination, $2 million winner-takes-all event next month. Devin Oliver, Dyshawn Pierre and Vee Sanford are members of the Broad Street Brawlers. The team didn’t get enough fan votes to automatically qualify for the tournament but played their way into the field by winning the West Region in a...
New Dayton women’s assistant coach niece of country music legend

New Dayton women’s assistant coach niece of country music legend

Dayton Flyers women’s basketball coach Shauna Green hired a new assistant coach and recruiting coordinator with a memorable name: Calamity McEntire. She’s the niece of country music star Reba McEntire. "I am thrilled to announce the addition of Calamity to our staff," Green said in a press release. "She brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record as a recruiter...
Meet Casey Cathrall: Dayton Flyers’ new strength coach

Meet Casey Cathrall: Dayton Flyers’ new strength coach

Dozens of apples sat on a counter at the Olsen Athletic Performance Center not far from where Casey Cathrall was working with members of the Dayton Flyers. That was one hint that Cathrall is working to not only make the Dayton Flyers stronger and fitter, but also healthier. Since being hired as the new strength coach for the men’s basketball team in May, Cathrall has spent numerous hours in...
Dayton Flyers: Who they are recruiting in 2019 class

Dayton Flyers: Who they are recruiting in 2019 class

At midnight on June 15, college basketball coaches could make their first calls to 2019 recruits. Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant and his assistants wasted little time, contacting a number of players about to enter their junior seasons. The 2019 class could be a big one for Dayton. If no one transfers, the Flyers could have four or five scholarships open. Josh Cunningham, Sam Miller, John Crosby...
Dayton’s Ryan Mikesell undergoes second hip surgery

Dayton’s Ryan Mikesell undergoes second hip surgery

Dayton Flyers junior forward Ryan Mikesell underwent surgery on his left hip Friday in Columbus. “The surgery went well,” coach Anthony Grant said. “He’s at home for the weekend. Sometime next week he’ll get back on campus to start rehab.” Mikesell, a St. Henry High School graduate, had surgery on his right hip on May 16. He was diagnosed with impingements...
UD Arena transformation: What’s been done so far

UD Arena transformation: What’s been done so far

The University of Dayton provided an update on the progress of the first phase of the UD Arena transformation on Friday. UD Arena Director Scott DeBolt provided quick rundown of what has been done in the first three weeks. Week one: Removed telescopic seats; took down the center-hung scoreboard; removed the crow’s nest; and started removing the 100-level seats. RELATED: UD Arena’s...
Dayton’s Jeremiah Bonsu finds coaching job

Dayton’s Jeremiah Bonsu finds coaching job

Former Dayton Flyers walk-on guard Jeremiah Bonsu has accepted a job with the Bowling Green Falcons men’s basketball team as a graduate assistant coach. Bonsu graduated from UD in May with the four other Dayton seniors. He spent three seasons with the team. He never scored a point and appeared in only two games as a senior, but he became a popular player in part because of his celebrations...
Sports Today: Mayweather-McGregor is on, Bailey impresses in Dayton, Flyers working for NBA teams, etc.

Sports Today: Mayweather-McGregor is on, Bailey impresses in Dayton, Flyers working for NBA teams, etc.

The Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight is officially happening.  I once thought this would be a great idea, but I have since realized it probably isn’t.  If it were going to involve MMA, then there would be a reason to watch. Mixing disciplines could be fascinating (indeed, that was part of the draw of MMA in the first place, not to mention the void left by the idiots who run...
Scoochie Smith to work out for fourth NBA team

Scoochie Smith to work out for fourth NBA team

Former Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith will work out for the Houston Rockets on Thursday. It’s the fourth workout in advance of the NBA Draft for Smith, who previously worked out for the Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks. Smith finished his Dayton career in March with 1,289 points. He played in the Portsmouth Invitational in April and graduated from...
Dyshawn Pierre gets chance with hometown team

Dyshawn Pierre gets chance with hometown team

Former Dayton Flyers forward Dyshawn Pierre will participate in the Toronto Raptors’ free-agent camp Thursday and Friday, the Raptors announced Wednesday. Pierre, a native of Whitby, Ont., was one of 23 players invited. Pierre played in Germany last season and led the top league in rebounding. He averaged 7.9 rebounds in 32 games for Lowen Braunschweig. Pierre, who finished his career at...
Dayton’s Cooke busy working out for NBA teams in advance of draft

Dayton’s Cooke busy working out for NBA teams in advance of draft

Former Dayton Flyers guard Charles Cooke, UD’s leading scorer the last two seasons, worked out with the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday. Cooke previously worked out with the Utah Jazz, New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Clippers and Minnesota Timberwolves. His next workout will be with the Sacramento Kings. “This is the most fun I've had playing basketball in some years,” Cooke wrote...
Dayton’s Scoochie Smith gets third workout with NBA team

Dayton’s Scoochie Smith gets third workout with NBA team

Former Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith will work out with the New York Knicks on Monday. This is the third workout for Smith, following workouts with the Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks. Smith is a native of Bronx, N.Y., and has been training in New York City since graduation. He was 4-0 in his career against Fordham in the Bronx. Smith finished his Dayton career in March with 1...
Former Dayton Flyers recruit commits to Pac-12 school

Former Dayton Flyers recruit commits to Pac-12 school

Former Dayton Flyers recruit Nahziah Carter on Saturday committed to the University of Washington. Carter, a 6-foot-6 guard who is the nephew of rapper Jay Z, was granted his release from Dayton in April after coach Archie Miller left for Indiana in late March. Point guard McKinley Wright, who re-opened his recruiting in the wake of Miller’s departure, signed with Colorado in...
Hartsock: Former Flyer looking for his next chance

Hartsock: Former Flyer looking for his next chance

Nobody knows the underdog role better than Devin Oliver. The former Flyer even embraces it in his twitter handle (@The_Underdog5), and he’s again trying to prove he can play at a higher level. Oliver recently returned home after a season in Slovenia where his Union Olimpija team ended up won the league title and Oliver was named tournament MVP. “It’s been the best year of my professional...
Former Miami standout a ‘big brother’ for Dayton Flyers

Former Miami standout a ‘big brother’ for Dayton Flyers

Devin Davis will always hold the Miami RedHawks close to his heart. He’s the third-leading scorer in the program’s history. He played in the NCAA tournament twice. Miami played the Dayton Flyers four times during his career (1993-97) and won every time. Times have changed, however. On Thursday, Davis posed for a photo in a conference room used by the Dayton men’s basketball team...
Dayton Flyers coaches busy with 2018 recruiting class

Dayton Flyers coaches busy with 2018 recruiting class

The Dayton Flyers have one scholarship open for 2018, and Anthony Grant and his assistants have been busy this month in hopes of filling it. UD had Gavin Bizeau, a 6-foot-11 center from Plainfield, Ind., on campus Tuesday, according to Rivals.com analyst Corey Evans. Bizeau is a two-star recruit, according to 247Sports.com, with scholarship offers from Ball State and Toledo. Also on Tuesday, Dayton...
Sports Today: Ohio State basketball gets its man

Sports Today: Ohio State basketball gets its man

So unlike this time yesterday, Ohio State really has a new basketball coach.  Chris Holtmann, the coach at Butler the past three seasons, appears to be a better choice than Creighton’s Greg McDermott, who reportedly was the leader in the clubhouse roughly 24 hours ago.  I’d rate Holtmann as the best available realistic candidate all along (without knowing...
Dayton Flyers’ Scoochie Smith confident he can play at next level

Dayton Flyers’ Scoochie Smith confident he can play at next level

Scoochie Smith returned to the University of Dayton campus Thursday for the first time since graduation. Despite the cancellation of his first flight from Dallas in the morning, he hoped to make it to UD in time for a pickup game in the evening with the many alums returning for Reunion Weekend. Smith, Kendall Pollard, Devin Oliver, Dyshawn Pierre and others will relive the good, old days — which...
10 things to know about Dayton’s A-10 schedule

10 things to know about Dayton’s A-10 schedule

The Dayton Flyers won’t play an Atlantic 10 Conference game for almost seven months, but fans can start getting excited and use the time to ponder whether coach Anthony Grant can lead UD to a conference championship in his first season. The A-10 announced the schedule pairings Wednesday. The full schedule, with dates and times, typically come out late in the summer. Here are 10 things to know...
Dayton Flyers to play VCU twice again in 2017-18 season

Dayton Flyers to play VCU twice again in 2017-18 season

The Dayton Flyers will play Virginia Commonwealth twice in the 2017-18 season, the A-10 announced Wednesday. The teams dueled for the Atlantic 10 regular-season championship last season. That was the first time they met twice on the 18-game conference schedule. The A-10 announced schedule pairings for all 14 teams Wednesday. UD will also play Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Duquesne and Saint Louis twice...
Sports Today: Scooter Gennett’s 4 HRs part of memorable season building in Cincinnati

Sports Today: Scooter Gennett’s 4 HRs part of memorable season building in Cincinnati

So much for this being another forgettable season on the riverfront in Cincinnati.  The Reds are not only hanging around within striking distance in the National League Central, they are putting together a comeback year to remember with some amazing flair.  Topping Scooter Gennett’s unbelievable four-home run game against the Cardinals last night is going to be nearly impossible, but...
Dayton's Smith gets workout with second NBA team

Dayton's Smith gets workout with second NBA team

Former Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith will work out with the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. Smith previously worked out with the Toronto Raptors in May. Smith finished his Dayton career in March with 1,289 points. He played in the Portsmouth Invitational in April and graduated from UD on May 7. He’s been working on starting his own online clothing business.
Former Dayton Flyers to sign autographs Saturday

Former Dayton Flyers to sign autographs Saturday

Former Dayton Flyers Scoochie Smith and Kendall Pollard will sign autographs at Milano’s on Brown Street from 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Smith and Pollard, who finished their UD careers with 102 victories in March and graduated in May, will be back in town for Reunion Weekend at the University of Dayton. Smith ranks 26th in school history with 1,289 points. Pollard ranks 34th with 1,171...
Ahrens decommits from Ohio State, receives offer from Dayton

Ahrens decommits from Ohio State, receives offer from Dayton

Versailles High School senior Justin Ahrens received a scholarship offer from the Dayton Flyers on Tuesday, not long after announcing he was decommitting from Ohio State and reopening his recruitment. Ahrens, a 6-foot-5 forward in the class of 2018, verbally committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes on Aug. 27, 2016. With Thad Matta’s tenure as Ohio State’s coach ending Monday, Ahrens will...
All-Ohio forward from Chillicothe to play for Dayton women

All-Ohio forward from Chillicothe to play for Dayton women

The Dayton Flyers women’s basketball team picked up a commitment from a member of the class of 2018 on Monday. Ella Skeens, a 5-foot-11 wing from Chillicothe Southeastern High School, announced her decision via Twitter. Skeens is a three-star recruit, according to ESPN’s rankings. She averaged  22.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game as a junior and was named the Southeast...
Syracuse forward transferring to Dayton women’s basketball team

Syracuse forward transferring to Dayton women’s basketball team

Julia Chandler, a 6-foot-2 forward from Toronto, Ont., will transfer from Syracuse University to the University of Dayton, according to a source. She visited the Dayton Flyers over the weekend. Chandler averaged 2.7 points and 1.4 rebounds last season as a sophomore. She will have to sit out this season and has two seasons of eligibility remaining. Chandler announced her intention to transfer on May...
First of Dayton’s 2017 recruits arrive on campus

First of Dayton’s 2017 recruits arrive on campus

The first members of the Dayton Flyers’ five-man 2017 recruiting class have arrived on campus. “Dayton I’m here!” Jalen Crutcher wrote Saturday on Twitter. Jordan Pierce arrived on campus last week and announced Sunday on Twitter he will wear No. 14 for the Flyers. Crutcher was the first player recruited by new coach Anthony Grant and his staff to sign with the Flyers...
Former Dayton Flyers coach back on the soccer sidelines

Former Dayton Flyers coach back on the soccer sidelines

A familiar face in a new place – Mike Tucker wasn’t out of the game long. After retiring at the end of the 2016 season as head coach of the University of Dayton women’s soccer team – a program he coached for 25 years, 22 as head coach – Tucker, 68, is now at the helm of the Dayton Dutch Lions of the Women’s Professional Soccer League. »RELATED: Flyers honor...
Sports Today: 7 takeaways on Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals Game 1

Sports Today: 7 takeaways on Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals Game 1

The first game of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors did not disappoint. Until the third quarter.  Here are some observations from last night:  I was holding out on buying them being so heavily favored until seeing them on the floor in a playoff game against the Cavs again.  Man, they are athletic, fast and skilled.  Do the Warriors have...
Tom Archdeacon: After a month away, Crosby’s return to Dayton Flyers ‘was a no-brainer’

Tom Archdeacon: After a month away, Crosby’s return to Dayton Flyers ‘was a no-brainer’

He’s back in Baltimore now, but his mom said he wasn’t home. “He went down to the harbor,” Ebony Walker said when I called Wednesday afternoon. “He’s visiting the aquarium.” And that should have made John Crosby really feel like he was right at home. He has been in something of a fish bowl his past two years with the University of Dayton basketball program...
Tom Archdeacon: Dayton Flyers community rallies around Kyle Davis

Tom Archdeacon: Dayton Flyers community rallies around Kyle Davis

They told him not to come home. They didn’t want him to see it. “I grew up in that house my whole life,” Kyle Davis said. “My mother has been there her whole life. Some of the family members have been there for 60-plus years, so it was a real mix of emotions to come back and see what had happened. “Every window in the house was broken out. The attic upstairs had holes...
UD Arena renovations are underway

UD Arena renovations are underway

The University of Dayton unveiled the first photos of renovations taking place at UD Arena, posting four photos to Twitter on Wednesday. The images show seats being removed near the court. On Thursday, UD posted a video of the scoreboard above center court being taken down. Among the upgrades coming in phase one of the three-year project are new seats in the 100 and 200 levels and a new scoreboard...
Andy Farrell back with Dayton Flyers 10 years after he left

Andy Farrell back with Dayton Flyers 10 years after he left

A lifetime love of basketball began in grade school for Andy Farrell. He shared it with his older brother Matt and his twin brother Eric, each of whom would go on to graduate from Carroll High School. The brothers started playing because their older cousins played. They copied everything they did. One year, around Easter, when Andy and Eric were in first grade, they helped install the first basketball...
Sports Today: Bengals developing, Reds demote former No. 1, Pittsburgh gets stupid

Sports Today: Bengals developing, Reds demote former No. 1, Pittsburgh gets stupid

With the Cincinnati Bengals holding another open practice Tuesday, one of the players they are betting will be ready for an expanded role this fall was the focus of a story from our Jay Morrison.  In his second year out of Utah State, Nick Vigil is needed to bring some fresh blood to a linebacking corps that was built to stop the power running games of the AFC North.  The problem: They...
Scoochie Smith works out for Toronto Raptors

Scoochie Smith works out for Toronto Raptors

Former Dayton Flyers point guard Scoochie Smith worked out with the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday at the BioSteel Centre in Toronto. This was the fifth day of pre-draft workouts for the Raptors. Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan, North Carolina’s Nate Britt, Virginia’s Austin Nichols, Houston’s Damyean Dotson and Southeast Missouri’s Antonius Cleveland also worked out in Smith&rsquo...
5 things to know about Devin Davis, newest member of Dayton Flyers staff

5 things to know about Devin Davis, newest member of Dayton Flyers staff

The Dayton Flyers could have used Devin Davis 20-plus years ago. He helped lead Miami University to four straight victories over UD from 1993-97. Fans will not forget the dreadlocks he made famous or the playing style that inspired love or hate. “Devin Davis is a true Jekyll and Hyde,” Miami guard Kenneth Bozeman told the Dayton Daily News in 1995. “Away from the game, he’s...
Dayton Flyers hire former Miami University standout as director of player development

Dayton Flyers hire former Miami University standout as director of player development

Devin Davis will join Dayton Flyers head coach Anthony Grant’s staff as the director of player development, the University of Dayton announced Tuesday via Twitter. Davis, 42, is a native of Miami, Fla., like Grant. They both graduated from Miami Senior High School. Davis played college basketball at Miami University from 1993-97. He’s the third-leading scorer in school history with 1,828...

UD Arena removes tartan floor as part of $72M upgrade

After more than a decade of service, the old tartan floor from the UD Arena is getting prepped to be dismantled. This comes as the University of Dayton is planning several upgrades to the arena over the next few years that will total $72 million to the venue at 1801 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. in Dayton. One last unofficial game took place today on the court, as alumni paid their last respects before...
UD Arena losing a piece of its storied past

UD Arena losing a piece of its storied past

The last game on the old Tartan court at UD Arena looked nothing like the first. As part of the three-year renovation of the arena, UD is tearing out the old surface, which has been beneath the wood court since the 1985-86 season. That process starts Tuesday and will take about a month. It’s not an easy surface to remove. “It’s going to take a while to get it out and grind it out...
Former Flyer wins championship in Slovenia

Former Flyer wins championship in Slovenia

Former Dayton Flyers forward Devin Oliver won the league championship in his first season in Slovenia. Oliver’s team, Union Olimpija, beat Rogaska 94-78 on Wednesday to win the best-of-five series 3-1. It was Union Olimpija’s first title in eight years. Oliver had 18 points and 7 rebounds in the final game. "Honored and grateful to be apart of this organization and team,&rdquo...
Dayton Flyers assistant looks back on facing UD in Elite Eight

Dayton Flyers assistant looks back on facing UD in Elite Eight

Darren Hertz arrived at the University of Dayton in April, joining new Dayton Flyers head coach Anthony Grant’s staff a little more than three years after coaching against UD in the Elite Eight. Hertz was on Billy Donovan’s staff in 2014 when top-seeded Florida beat No. 11 seed Dayton 62-52 in the South Regional final in Memphis, Tenn. Hertz looked back on that game Monday in an interview...
Dayton Flyers legends inducted into Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame

Dayton Flyers legends inducted into Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame

Two University of Dayton basketball greats were inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday in Columbus. Johnny Davis, who scored 1,562 points (1973-76), and Ann Meyers, a three-time All-American who still holds the school record for points (2,672, 1976-80), were honored during a ceremony in Columbus. This is the 12th class for the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame. The first was inducted...
Dayton Flyers: A glance at the 5-man recruiting class

Dayton Flyers: A glance at the 5-man recruiting class

Archie Miller always knew the 2017 recruiting class would be crucial to the Dayton Flyers. He knew they were losing four seniors who would be hard to replace. “We know it’s an important one,” Miller said last August before UD had any commitments. “I think it’s going to be one of our bigger ones.” By the time Miller left for Indiana in March, Dayton had...
Dayton Flyers pick up another 2017 recruit

Dayton Flyers pick up another 2017 recruit

Obadiah Toppin, a 6-foot-9 forward from Mount Zion Prep in Baltimore, Md., announced his commitment to the Dayton Flyers on Tuesday via Twitter. Toppin, who’s originally from Ossining, N.Y., visited Dayton in April. He also had offers from Rhode Island, Illinois and Mississippi State. Toppin is the second recruit of the Anthony Grant era, following point guard Jalen Crutcher, and the fifth...
Charles Cooke to play in front of NBA scouts this week

Charles Cooke to play in front of NBA scouts this week

Former Dayton Flyers guard Charles Cooke will participate in the Professional Basketball Combine at IMG Academy on Tuesday and Wednesday in Bradenton, Fla. This is a new event. Twenty two players, including Cincinnati’s Troy Caupain and Xavier’s Malcolm Bernard, will attend. Scouts from 15 teams are expected to attend. Cooke, of Trenton, N.J., played two seasons with the Flyers. He led...
Anthony Grant, Matt McCall, new A-10 coaches, go way back

Anthony Grant, Matt McCall, new A-10 coaches, go way back

Two new Atlantic 10 coaches know each other well and will coach against each other for the first time next season. Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant and Massachusetts coach Matt McCall, who were hired one day apart in March, worked together at the University of Florida for five seasons and were part of the program’s first national championship team in 2006. Grant was an assistant on Florida...
Antetokounmpo brothers travel together to Europe

Antetokounmpo brothers travel together to Europe

Dayton Flyers forward Kostas Antetokounmpo traveled to Europe with his brother, Milwaukee Bucks start Giannis Antetokounmpo, when the school year at UD ended. Giannis has documented the trip on social media. They have worked out together in their home country, Greece, and watched their brother Thanasis play in Spain. Kostas will be a redshirt freshman in the 2017-18 season. He enrolled at UD for the...
UD Arena upgrade: 10 things we learned from athletic director Neil Sullivan

UD Arena upgrade: 10 things we learned from athletic director Neil Sullivan

Dayton Flyers Athletic Director Neil Sullivan joined WHIO’s Larry Hansgen on the Miami Valley Morning News on Monday to talk about changes coming to UD Arena. The University of Dayton announced a $72 million upgrade Thursday. Sullivan touched on numerous aspects of the plan. Here are 10 highlights: 1. Early reviews: The reaction to the UD Arena changes has been overwhelmingly positive...
Family of Dayton Flyers alum receives almost $20,000 in donations

Family of Dayton Flyers alum receives almost $20,000 in donations

A fundraiser for the family of former Dayton Flyers guard Kyle Davis has raised $19,600 since Thursday. A GoFundMe account was started Thursday to raise money for Davis’ family, which lost its home in Chicago in a fire on April 4. The goal was to raise $11,000, and donations by 193 people helped the family surpass that goal in fewer than two days. Davis responded to the outpouring...
Former Dayton Flyers to team up in The Basketball Tournament

Former Dayton Flyers to team up in The Basketball Tournament

Three former Dayton Flyers need help from fans so they can team up in The Basketball Tournament, a 64-team, five-on-five, single-elimination event with a prize of $2 million for the winning team. Devin Oliver, Vee Sanford and Dyshawn Pierre, all members of Dayton’s Elite Eight team in 2014, are playing for the Broad Street Brawlers in the Northeast Region. Nine teams from each region will be...
WATCH: A look at the future of UD Arena

WATCH: A look at the future of UD Arena

UD Arena will undergo a $72 million renovation to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the facility in 2019, university officials announced today. The University of Dayton showed this video today as part of the announcement. PHOTOS: What will the UD Arena renovations look like?
Anthony Grant adds UD graduate to coaching staff

Anthony Grant adds UD graduate to coaching staff

Andy Farrell will join Anthony Grant’s staff with the Dayton Flyers, Farrell announced Wednesday on Twitter. His job title is director of scouting and program development. Farrell is a Dayton native and 2007 University of Dayton graduate. He has spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit, Miss. Farrell has also coached at Virginia...
10 things you missed from Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant’s interview on WHIO Radio

10 things you missed from Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant’s interview on WHIO Radio

Six weeks into his tenure as head coach of the Dayton Flyers, Anthony Grant stopped by WHIO Radio to talk to the voice of the Flyers, Larry Hansgen, on the Miami Valley Morning News.  Listen to the full interview with Coach Grant  Here are some highlights from the interview Wednesday morning: • On putting the coaching staff together: “It has been hectic, but it’s been...
Dayton Flyers honored at UD Arena one more time

Dayton Flyers honored at UD Arena one more time

Five seniors from the men’s basketball team and numerous other Dayton Flyers graduated Sunday from the University of Dayton. All five seniors from Archie Miller’s last team took part in the commencement ceremony at UD Arena. Former assistant coach Allen Griffin, now at Syracuse, called the seniors “the class that woke the sleeping giant” on Twiter on Sunday. Scoochie Smith...
Dayton looking to hire director of player development

Dayton looking to hire director of player development

The University of Dayton is hiring a director of player development for the men’s basketball program. The job was posted on May 1. According to the job posting on UD’s website, “The Director of Player Development serves under the direction of the head coach to support the men’s basketball student-athletes as a mentor and advisor in their overall development. The director...
Dayton Flyers continuing to search for point guard recruits

Dayton Flyers continuing to search for point guard recruits

The search for a new point guard continues for the Dayton Flyers. Coach Anthony Grant and his staff have expressed interest in several recruits, according to reports. Here’s what we know: • Dayton offered a scholarship to Tyler Maye, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Farmville Central High School in Farmville, N.C., according to Phenom Hoop Report. Virginia Commonwealth, Nebraska, East Carolina...
Ranking top foreign-born players in Dayton Flyers history

Ranking top foreign-born players in Dayton Flyers history

The Dayton Flyers could have two foreign-born players on the roster in the 2017-18 season. That’s significant because the program doesn’t have a long history of recruiting players from outside the United States, at least compared to some programs. Matej Svoboda, a 6-foot-7 forward from the Czech Republic, signed with the Flyers on Monday, though he said he still has to pass one last high-school...
Mark Alstork narrows choices to six schools

Mark Alstork narrows choices to six schools

Wright State grad transfer Mark Alstork is no longer considering the Dayton Flyers. Alstork announced a final list of six schools on Wednesday via Twitter: Pittsburgh, Georgetown, Illinois, South Carolina, LSU and Louisville. Alstork, a Thurgood Marshall graduate who started his career at Ball State, visited UD last month.
Former Dayton Flyers star leads German league in rebounding

Former Dayton Flyers star leads German league in rebounding

Former Dayton Flyers forward Dyshawn Pierre completed his first season in Europe as the leading rebounder in the top league in Germany. He averaged 7.9 rebounds in 32 games for Lowen Braunschweig. Pierre, who finished his career at UD in 2016 with 1,145 points, ranked 12th in the league with 14.9 points per game. His team finished 6-26 and ended the season Monday with a third straight loss. Pierre...
Dayton football player signs with 49ers

Dayton football player signs with 49ers

Dayton Flyers cornerback Cameron Stubbs signed as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers and will attend rookie mini-camp with the team. As a redshirt senior last fall, Stubbs started 11 games and had 47 tackles and four interceptions. He was named to the All-Pioneer Football League first team. Stubbs is a St. Louis, Mo., native. He was named Dayton’s White Allen MVP in 2015 when...
Greek Freak visits brother in Dayton

Greek Freak visits brother in Dayton

NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo visited the University of Dayton on Saturday, playing at the Cronin Center with his brother Kostas and other Flyers. Giannis, a 6-foot-11 small forward known as the Greek Freak, just completed his fourth season with the Milwaukee Bucks, averaging 22.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. He started in the NBA All-Star Game. The Bucks’ season ended Thursday...
Sports Today: Thames burns Reds again, Bengals’ McCarron speaks and many basketball moves

Sports Today: Thames burns Reds again, Bengals’ McCarron speaks and many basketball moves

The Reds are back to .500 after losing the opening game of their series at Milwaukee 11-7.  Consider the optimism of their hot start officially tempered.  They've lost eight of 11, including four of five against the Brewers, who are 6-10 against everyone else.  The offense has returned over the last four games, but since the start of the season the Reds simply haven't gotten the...
Dayton Flyers find new assistant coach for women’s team

Dayton Flyers find new assistant coach for women’s team

Dayton Flyers coach Shauna Green’s staff will have a different look in her second season. Assistant coach Kayla Ard left the program after two seasons to become the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Denver. Jeff House, who also coached at UD for two seasons, is also no longer listed as a coach on UD’s website. Ryan Gensler, who was the video coordinator...
Long list of schools chasing former Dayton Flyers recruit

Long list of schools chasing former Dayton Flyers recruit

McKinley Wright told the St. Paul Pioneer Press about 15 schools have contacted him since the Dayton Flyers released him from his signed letter of intent and he will start to cut his list down in the next two weeks. Minnesota, Indiana, Butler, Baylor, Colorado and Dayton are among the schools Wright, a senior at Champlin Park High School (Minn.), is considering. Winning the Minnesota Mr. Basketball...
Chris Wright looks back on injury-plagued season

Chris Wright looks back on injury-plagued season

Six years after Chris Wright’s career with the Dayton Flyers ended, he’s still chasing his NBA dream. The Trotwood-Madison graduate Wright played in 20 games this season with the Oklahoma City Blue in the NBA D-League, averaging 9.9 points and 4.2 rebounds. Injuries and illness limited his playing time. Wright last played in the NBA in 2014, appearing in eight games for the Milwaukee Bucks...
Former Dayton Flyers to play against each other in Germany

Former Dayton Flyers to play against each other in Germany

Two former Dayton Flyers will play each other for the first time Sunday in the top professional basketball league in Germany. Vee Sanford is averaging 11.3 points per game for s.Oliver Wurzburg. Dyshawn Pierre is averaging 13.8 points per game for Loewen Braunschweig. Sanford closed his Dayton career in 2014 as the key sixth man for the Elite Eight team. He scored 735 points in two seasons. Pierre...
Sports Today: Bengals back in action, Reds rebuild update, NBA coaching rants and perfect bunts 

Sports Today: Bengals back in action, Reds rebuild update, NBA coaching rants and perfect bunts 

The Cincinnati Bengals began OTAs Monday and there was no shortage of news.  The biggest headline of course came from Adam “Pacman” Jones losing his temper when he was asked about his offseason arrest, but there was actual football news as well.  Jeremy Hill told reporters the past two disappointing years are not him, and he stood by his statement to the NFL Network...
First Four staying at UD Arena through 2022

First Four staying at UD Arena through 2022

The First Four will stay at UD Arena through 2022, the NCAA announced Tuesday. Dayton had secured the games through 2018, and it gets the games for at least four more years. "We are proud that the University of Dayton, The Big Hoopla, and our community partners will continue to be the tip-off for the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship," UD Vice-President and Director of Athletics Neil Sullivan...
Scoochie Smith among assists leaders at Portsmouth Invitational

Scoochie Smith among assists leaders at Portsmouth Invitational

Dayton Flyers senior Scoochie Smith finished the Portsmouth Invitational on Saturday with the fourth most assists in the tournament. Smith averaged 6.3 assists in three games in Portsmouth, Va. The tournament featured 64 of the top seniors from around the country. Neither Smith nor teammate Charles Cooke shot the ball well. Smith averaged 7.0 points on 33.3 percent shooting. Cooke shot 22.9 percent...
Anthony Grant makes first addition to Dayton Flyers staff

Anthony Grant makes first addition to Dayton Flyers staff

Darren Hertz will join new Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant’s staff, according to a source on Wednesday. The hire has not been officially announced. Hertz is the first addition to Grant’s staff. He spent the last two seasons as a special assistant to head coach John Groce at Illinois. Groce was fired in March and is now the head coach at Akron. Hertz spent 19 seasons (1996-2015) at the...
NCAA announcement about First Four coming Tuesday

NCAA announcement about First Four coming Tuesday

The University of Dayton will find out Tuesday whether it will keep the First Four at UD Arena beyond 2018. UD has played host to the First Four since 2011. Prior to that, the opening-round game of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, or play-in game, was played at UD Arena every season from 2001-10. Dayton sought a 10-year commitment from the NCAA in 2013, but the NCAA decided against a long-term...
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