B.J. Bethel

Digital Specialist for Daytondailynews.com and WHIO.com. 

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Tennessee Titans hire former Buckeye Mike Vrabel as coach
 Mike Vrabel, a former standout offensive lineman with the Ohio State Buckeyes and former Buckeyes assistant coach, was hired Saturday as head coach of the Tennessee Titans. Vrabel, who made the Ohio State All-Century team in 2000, and won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, retired from football and became a defensive assistant...

Posted: 17 hours ago

Mike Vrabel, a former standout offensive lineman with the Ohio State Buckeyes and former Buckeyes assistant coach, was hired Saturday as head coach of the Tennessee Titans. Vrabel, who made the Ohio State All-Century team in 2000, and won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, retired from football and became a defensive assistant...
Local radio host Mark Neal leaving afternoon sports talk show

Posted: a day ago

Mark Neal has left WING-AM 1410 after hosting Dayton Sports Scene for 15 years.  Neal said he and wife have decided to take different career directions, which will take him away from the radio station he’s worked at for 18 years. “When you get married, it’s a team effort,” Neal said. “And you have to...
Former Cincinnati Red Bob Bailey dies
 Bob Bailey, who played two seasons with the Cincinnati Reds and won a title with the team in 1976 has died at age 75. His death was announced by the Baseball Hall of Fame. Bailey was a member of the original Montreal Expos in 1969, and is credited with the first hit in Expos franchise history.  Nicknamed ‘Beetle” after...

Posted: 10 days ago

Bob Bailey, who played two seasons with the Cincinnati Reds and won a title with the team in 1976 has died at age 75. His death was announced by the Baseball Hall of Fame. Bailey was a member of the original Montreal Expos in 1969, and is credited with the first hit in Expos franchise history.  Nicknamed ‘Beetle” after...
What to know about Disney buying Fox Sports Ohio
 When Disney acquired most of the licenses, studios and channels from 21st Century Fox, the focus was on big movies and TV properties - lost was Disney acquiring all of the Fox Sports regional outlets as part of the deal. That means when the FCC and SEC approve the deal, which should take about a year, the network would rebrand (most likely...

Posted: 23 days ago

When Disney acquired most of the licenses, studios and channels from 21st Century Fox, the focus was on big movies and TV properties - lost was Disney acquiring all of the Fox Sports regional outlets as part of the deal. That means when the FCC and SEC approve the deal, which should take about a year, the network would rebrand (most likely...
Vince McMahon’s new football league will be dead before it starts ‘without TV deal’
 Vince McMahon, creative head and owner of World Wrestling Entertainment, sold $106 million of his company’s shares Thursday to fund Alpha Entertainment, a new company that would presumably be home to a new professional football league. McMahon, who took on football in 2001 with the XFL, will be looking at a much tougher environment...

Posted: 29 days ago

Vince McMahon, creative head and owner of World Wrestling Entertainment, sold $106 million of his company’s shares Thursday to fund Alpha Entertainment, a new company that would presumably be home to a new professional football league. McMahon, who took on football in 2001 with the XFL, will be looking at a much tougher environment...
Famed NASCAR team owner Richard Childress shoots at home invaders
 Richard Childress, the famed NASCAR owner who was team owner for the late Dale Earnhardt during his career, was the victim of a home invasion at his home in Davidson County, North Carolina on Sunday. Three intruders tried entering Childress’ home through the front door. He responded by firing shots at intruders, which shattered...

4:06 PM Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

Richard Childress, the famed NASCAR owner who was team owner for the late Dale Earnhardt during his career, was the victim of a home invasion at his home in Davidson County, North Carolina on Sunday. Three intruders tried entering Childress’ home through the front door. He responded by firing shots at intruders, which shattered...
Urbana girls basketball coach Bill Moss dies
 Urbana High School girls basketball coach Bill “Skeeter” Moss died Wednesday, according to a post on the football team’s Facebook page. Moss was seven games into his 31st season as head coach. The Hillclimbers were off of to a 1-6 start.  Moss was a two-time state champion, winning the Division II title in 1992...

12:58 AM Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

Urbana High School girls basketball coach Bill “Skeeter” Moss died Wednesday, according to a post on the football team’s Facebook page. Moss was seven games into his 31st season as head coach. The Hillclimbers were off of to a 1-6 start.  Moss was a two-time state champion, winning the Division II title in 1992...
Popular Jim Day added to Cincinnati Reds radio broadcast team
 Jim Day, the longtime pregame, post-game host, dugout reporter and all-around presence on Fox Sports Ohio’s television coverage of the Cincinnati Reds will be part of the team’s radio coverage in 2018.  The Reds announced Day would be covering play-by-play duties when Marty Brennaman was off and would join Brennaman in the...

10:55 PM Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

Jim Day, the longtime pregame, post-game host, dugout reporter and all-around presence on Fox Sports Ohio’s television coverage of the Cincinnati Reds will be part of the team’s radio coverage in 2018.  The Reds announced Day would be covering play-by-play duties when Marty Brennaman was off and would join Brennaman in the...
WWE's Vince McMahon to give football another shot, may bring back XFL
 Vince McMahon, owner and creative head of World Wrestling Entertainment, is preparing a new professional football league. McMahon started the XFL in 2001, splitting ownership with NBC. The league debuted to massive ratings and hype, with commercials promising a harder hitting brand of football and sexier cheerleaders. But the quality...

6:26 AM Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017

Vince McMahon, owner and creative head of World Wrestling Entertainment, is preparing a new professional football league. McMahon started the XFL in 2001, splitting ownership with NBC. The league debuted to massive ratings and hype, with commercials promising a harder hitting brand of football and sexier cheerleaders. But the quality...
WWE’s Vince McMahon to give football another shot, may bring back XFL
 Vince McMahon, owner and creative head of World Wrestling Entertainment, is preparing a new professional football league. McMahon started the XFL in 2001, splitting ownership with NBC. The league debuted to massive ratings and hype, with commercials promising a harder hitting brand of football and sexier cheerleaders. But the quality of play...

5:01 AM Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017

Vince McMahon, owner and creative head of World Wrestling Entertainment, is preparing a new professional football league. McMahon started the XFL in 2001, splitting ownership with NBC. The league debuted to massive ratings and hype, with commercials promising a harder hitting brand of football and sexier cheerleaders. But the quality of play...