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Who: Western Michigan (5-5) at Dayton (5-5) When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: UD Arena TV/Radio: ESPN+/ AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO » FOLLOW THE FLYERS: All the links you need for the season in one place Probable Dayton starters Josh Cunningham
The Dayton Flyers didn’t escape Connecticut until Monday afternoon. A planned trip home Sunday night after a 72-67 loss to Tulsa at Mohegan Sun Arena didn’t happen because of mechanical issues with their charter flight. “It ended up being a long day,” said Dayton coach Anthony Grant on Monday on WHIO Radio. “Not the way we planned it.
The third year of the Big Ten’s experiment with Friday night football will included Ohio State. The Buckeyes’ game at Northwestern, a rematch of the 2018 Big Ten championship game, will be played Oct. 18 in Evanston, Ill.
Ryan Day is set to sign his first recruiting class as Ohio State head coach on Wednesday, but an even bigger player acquisition could be on his mind.
Handling the pressure of a big-time basketball game is fine with Centerville’s Cotie McMahon. As the area’s most sought-after freshman, she’s used to being targeted. “It’s been a good pressure,” said McMahon after leading unbeaten and top-ranked Centerville to a 66-60 defeat of visiting and No. 2 Wayne on Monday night.
Madison Bartley and Madeline Westbeld paced the Fairmont girls basketball squad in a 60-41 win versus Mason on Monday. Bartley shot 10-of-11 from the field and 6-of-7 from the foul line to finish with 26 points. Bartley also had eight rebounds and Westbeld tacked on 12 points. Alanna Carter and Sammie Puisis put up 14 points apiece for Mason.
Girls Basketball Monday’s Results Alder 60, Bellefontaine 36: Jones (A) 17; Rader, West (B) 8. Arcanum 55, Vandalia Butler 45: Unger (A) 27; Follick (V) 13 Bradford 78, Northridge 25: Miller (B) 20. Benjamin Logan 52, Urbana 43: Pavoni (B) 14. Dayton Christian 60, Dayton Jfferson 1: Collinsworth 25. Dixe 32, Tri-County North 29: Creamer (D) 8.
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bill Lazor doesn’t read too deeply into the struggles quarterback Jeff Driskel experienced Sunday in his first win since replacing injured Andy Dalton. Driskel was well off target on a number of his throws as he completed just 14 of 33 passes for 130 yards and one touchdown with one interception (51.
In his 34th season as the Chaminade Julienne High School boys basketball coach, Joe Staley long ago separated himself from the rest of his coaching brethren. But that longevity isn’t the only reason. “I like being in Division II,” said Staley following Sunday’s 63-58 defeat of rival Alter at Centerville.
Who: Morehead State (3-7) at Wright State (5-6) When: 7 p.m. Tuesday TV: ESPN+ Radio: 106.5-FM Series: Morehead State leads 5-7 Coaches: Scott Nagy is 50-28 in his third year at Wright State and 460-268 in 24 years overall. Preston Spradlin is 11-28 in his second year at Morehead State.
Wright State coach Scott Nagy has wanted to groom Malachi Smith to be Cole Gentry’s back-up at point guard — an important role these days since no team can expect its starters to go 40 minutes. And Nagy figured last week’s game with Northwestern Ohio would be an ideal time to give the freshman a prolonged audition. But Smith didn’t make it easy on his coach.
The Dayton Flyers play every two seasons in the vicinity of the Basketball Hall of Fame. It’s located in Springfield, Mass., 22 miles from the UMass campus in Amherst. However, those are business trips, focused on the games versus the Minutemen. Dayton doesn’t often, if ever, get to visit the hall of fame. That made the team’s visit Saturday extra special.
How does one follow a legend? That’s a question Ryan Day may be asking himself for the foreseeable future. Such is life for anyone replacing a national championship coach, let alone one who, like Urban Meyer, won it all three times and will retire after the Rose Bowl next month with the best winning percentage in Ohio State history.
The Cincinnati Bengals finally put together a complete enough game to get a win but it was a few weeks too late.
The Toppin family took over one section of the stands at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday. Dayton forward Obi Toppin’s mom, Roni, wore a shirt that read, “I’m Obi’s mom.” An aunt wore her version of that shirt. Obi’s dad, Obadiah Toppin, even got some court time, participating in a shooting contest during a timeout in the first half.
In this season where almost nothing has gone as planned for the Cincinnati Bengals, one of the biggest flips of the script was on full display Sunday afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium. That’s where the guy many once considered to be a pariah showed he has become the savior of the team. Joe Mixon is one of the few things that has gone right for the Bengals this season.
Jack Owens recently lamented a Miami free throw-shooting slump. The RedHawks snapped out of that slump Sunday at Northern Kentucky University, making 20-of-22 for a season-high 90.9 percent, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Norse shooting 15-of-30 from the field in the second half on the way to a 72-66 win at BB&T Arena.
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The celebratory postgame “Who Dey” chant in the locker room never sounded so good to the Cincinnati Bengals. Cincinnati ended a five-game losing streak Sunday with a 30-16 win over the Oakland Raiders in the home finale at Paul Brown Stadium.
The Dayton Flyers suffered their fifth loss in the last six games Sunday, falling 72-67 to Tulsa in the Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase at Mohegan Sun Arena. This one had to feel similar to a number of the previous losses. Dayton (5-5) came out slow, trailing 27-13 in the first half. It rallied to tie the game 30-30 at halftime.
Joe Mixon had another big game, and this time he was rewarded with a win. Sparked by Mixon’s second straight 100-yard rushing performance, the Cincinnati Bengals ended a five-game losing streak with a 30-16 win over the Oakland Raiders in their home finale Sunday in front of 44,568 fans at Paul Brown Stadium.
Former Dayton Flyers forward Sam Miller played his first college basketball game in 21 months Saturday, seeing five minutes of action for the College of Charleston in an 83-79 victory against Virginia Commonwealth in Richmond, Va. Miller had one steal and a turnover in his brief time on the court.
Here’s a Christmas story you probably don’t know. It was December 1961 and Richard “Buckeye Dixie” Blandy – the bartender at Dayton’s Varsity Lanes on North Main, a one-time boxer, long-distance cyclist, circus worker, steeplejack, riveter and Merchant Marine, among other things — was off on one of his regular holiday gigs.
The Cincinnati Bengals play their home finale Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, looking to end a five-game losing streak and slide back into the AFC North Division chase.
A pair of area girls basketball players, Morgan Haney and Kristen Dickison, passed the 1,000 career point milestone on Saturday. Haney led the way for Miami East with 16 points in a 54-41 win versus Arcanum and Dickison paced Milton-Union with 20 points in a 42-27 win versus Madison. Boys Basketball Aiken 92, Cin.
Boys Basketball Saturday’s Results Aiken 92, Cin. Christian 83: Ringer (CC) 28; Dean (A) 43. Anna 83, Bethel 57: Bixler (A) 22; Jones (B) 25. Brookville 62, Graham 54 Catholic Central 37, Lehman Catholic 25 Elida 51, Coldwater 50, OT: Bruns (C) 17; Fish (E) 20. Fenwick 44, Lebanon 43 Fort Loramie 37, New Bremen 33: Brandewie (FL) 15; Wells (NB) 11.
Most Dayton Flyers fans will have no interest in revisiting their team’s last matchup with Tulsa. For the brave few, keep reading. In 2003, Dayton received a No. 4 seed — then and now its highest placement — in the NCAA tournament. On the downside, it had to travel across the country to Spokane, Wash., to play No. 13 seed Tulsa.
Who: Dayton (5-4) vs. Tulsa (8-3) What: Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase When: 3:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Ct. TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network/AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO Josh Cunningham, 6-8, R-Sr., 14.7 Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, So., G, 13.2 Trey Landers, 6-5, Jr., G, 9.8 Ryan Mikesell, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 10.3 Jordan Davis, 6-2, So., G, 9.4 DaQuan Jeffries, 6-5, Sr.
Some Buckeyes were caught off guard by Urban Meyer’s announcement he will retire from coaching Ohio State after the Rose Bowl. Others not so much. Robert Landers said the Dec. 4 announcement,
Former Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Bill Fralic, who played for the team from 1985 to 1992, died Thursday following a battle with cancer, according to the University of Pittsburgh. He was 56.
Springfield High School boys basketball coach Isaiah Carson knew the key to beating rival Centerville was playing disciplined — especially on the defensive end of the floor. The Wildcats had to stay structured in the paint against Centerville 6-foot-9 post player Mo Njie, who stood four inches taller than any player on Springfield’s roster.
It was basketball business as usual at Trotwood-Madison High School on Friday night. For 32 high-flying minutes, all was right in the Rams’ world, even if it otherwise isn’t. “One of the players when we were coming out said, hey, GWOC, let’s show them,
Boys Basketball Friday’s Results Alter 40, McNicholas 38: Uhl (A) 19; Burkhardt (M) 16. Ansonia 40, Newton 37, OT: Jamison (N) 11. Arcanum 47, National Trail 41: Meeks (A) 26; Harris (NT) 10. Benjamin Logan 70, Graham 69, OT Butler 58, Troy 50 Catholic Central 68, Cedarville 48 Cin. Christian 70, New Miami 52: Reutener (CC) 15; Duncan (NM) 23.
Ivynn Spears sank the go-ahead foul shot with nine seconds to play, giving Stivers a 59-58 victory versus Thurgood Marshall in boys basketball on Friday. Trevon Ellis led the way for Stivers with 16 points and Da’Juan Allen tacked on 14. Anthony McComb paced Thurgood with 18 points. Boys Basketball Alter 40, McNicholas 38: Brady Uhl led the way for Alter with 19 points.
Here’s who we consider the top girls high school basketball teams for the area power rankings. Division I 1. Centerville (5-0): d. Trotwood-Madison 88-34, d. Springfield 70-34; hosts Beavercreek on Sat., hosts Wayne on Mon. 2. Wayne (4-1): d. Wilmington 55-46; at Miamisburg on Sat., at Centerville on Mon., hosts Belmont on Wed. 3. Tecumseh (3-2): d. London 104-42, d.
With the start of the early signing period nearing, more than 20 Cox Media Group Ohio coverage area players in the senior class have Division I football offers or appear in the 247Sports rankings. Fourteen members of the 2019 class have already verbally committed.
Dayton Flyers forward Ryan Mikesell summed up what every Dayton fan who glanced at the box score was thinking after an 82-72 loss at Auburn on Dec. 8. “If we just take care of the ball a little bit more, maybe it’s a couple possession game,” Mikesell said. Dayton shot the ball better than the No.
Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden ended his conference call with reporters in Cincinnati on Wednesday by saying he looks forward to getting back to Ohio this weekend. The University of Dayton alumnus will lead the Raiders (3-10) as they face the Cincinnati Bengals (5-8) on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.
An Ohio bill honoring a former Miamisburg athlete is headed to the governor’s desk. Senate Bill 86 includes a section designating Jan. 30 as “Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Awareness Day” to spotlight a disease that contributed to death of Cody Hamblin, who died in May 2016.
Archdeacon: ‘What a great night’ -- Wright State walk-on from Oakwood’s first college game a memorable one
He had dreamed of this since he was a little kid, but now that the moment was at hand, he was struggling to control his emotions. “I was really nervous,” Andy Neff said. “My heart started racing and I had butterflies. I just kept thinking, ‘I didn’t want to screw up.
Playing against a lightly regarded NAIA team Thursday, Wright State players looked as if they were running in sand during the opening 16 minutes. Part of that sluggishness can be excused since it’s finals week at the school.
Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park and Paul Brown Stadium did not fare well in an ESPN “Outside the Lines” investigation into food safety at pro sports venues around North America.
Will the Rose Bowl be Dwayne Haskins’ last game in an Ohio State uniform? The record-setting quarterback won’t say, but he’s handled questions about his future as well as he did Michigan’s No. 1-ranked defense: Flawlessly.
Sean McNeil, a 6-foot-4 freshman guard at Sinclair Community College, received a scholarship offer from the Dayton Flyers. McNeil, who was on Dayton’s campus Thursday, announced the offer later in the day on Twitter. He sat behind the Dayton bench Nov. 30 during a game against Mississippi State at UD Arena. McNeil leads the nation in scoring at the junior-college level. He has averaged 34.
Girls Basketball Thursday’s Results Coldwater 36, Saint Henry 33: Leichty (C) 14. Franklin 61, Valley View 58: Ferrell (F) 32; Legate (V)14 Franklin Monroe 63, Ansonia 25: Conley (F) 19. New Bremen 33, New Knoxville 29: Thieman (B) 9 ;Weadock (K) 9. Ottawa Glandorf 43, St.Marys 21: Kaufman (O) 17; Caywood, Cisco (S) 10. Tri-Village 90, Mississinawa 24.
Wright State overcame a sluggish first half and overwhelmed Northwestern Ohio, an NAIA school from Lima, with a strong performance after halftime for a 91-52 win Thursday. The Raiders (5-6) finished the first half with a surge to take a 33-27 halftime lead. They outscored their guests, 29-5, over the first 10:30 of the second half to take command.
The Dayton Flyers returned to practice Thursday at the Cronin Center for the first time since their 82-72 loss at Auburn on Saturday. Even with a challenging game looming at 3:30 p.m. Sunday against Tulsa (7-3) in the Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn., Dayton (5-4) turned all its focus to exams this week.
Here’s who we consider the top boys high school basketball teams for the area power rankings. 1. Butler (5-0): d. Greenville 75-22, d. Northmont 70-60; hosts Troy on Fri., hosts Sidney on Tue. 2. Springfield (2-2): d. Miamisburg 36-31, lost 73-61 at Upper Arlington; at Centerville on Fri. 3. Sidney (3-1): d. Troy 67-48; hosts Piqua on Fri., at Butler on Tue. 4. Wayne (2-2): d.
The Cincinnati Bengals have one more chance to reward home fans for the investment of their time and money, but it might be too late. Cincinnati (5-8) drew its smallest crowd since 2011 during the last game at Paul Brown Stadium on Dec. 2, and the Bengals host one of the few teams worse than they are Sunday in their home finale against the Oakland Raiders (3-10).
Ohio State is playing in the Rose Bowl on January 1. Who will be playing for Ohio State, though? That’s become an increasingly necessary question throughout college football as more and more draft-eligible seniors and juniors opt to skip the postseason and get a head start on preparation for the NFL draft.
Having experienced growing pains, Greater Western Ohio Conference membership ultimately decided less is best. The area’s largest high school affiliation with 20 member schools, the GWOC will be down to eight teams beginning in 2020 following Wednesday’s announcement that Trotwood-Madison will be dropped.