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Archdeacon: Flyer “family” gets freshman through a nightmare

He said he had just “messed up” on a play and as he returned to the huddle he was chiding himself. “I was telling myself to pick it up,” Andrew Lutgens said. “We got this saying – ‘Just do your job,’ – and that’s what I had to do.” And then he did just that, making a diving interception of a Kyle Kaparos pass in the red zone. It happened...
Elite Ohio prospect schedules visits to Dayton, Ohio State

Elite Ohio prospect schedules visits to Dayton, Ohio State

The Dayton Flyers will host Dwayne Cohill for an official visit Sept. 15 according to a report.  The Cleveland Hoy Name four-star guard told scout.com he will be in the Gem City next month for a close-up view of what coach Anthony Grant and his staff have to offer.  Cohill is the No. 5 prospect in the state according to 247Sports.  He has also scheduled visits to Ohio State and...
College Soccer: Dayton women picked to win Atlantic 10

College Soccer: Dayton women picked to win Atlantic 10

The University of Dayton women’s soccer team has been picked as the team to beat in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll for the ninth straight season. The Flyers totaled 179 points and nine first-place votes among the 14 conference coaches. »RELATED: New UD soccer coach ‘ecstatic’ to be Flyer again UD’s Alexis Kiehl, a senior forward, was named to the A-10 preseason team for...
Dayton down to 11 players after Miller’s suspension

Dayton down to 11 players after Miller’s suspension

Two years ago, the Dayton Flyers played more than half the season with seven scholarship players. One of those, Bobby Wehrli, didn’t have a scholarship when the season began. When the season ended in the second round of the NCAA tournament, then coach Archie Miller said fans would never see another team like it. Despite their roster limitations, the Flyers finished 27-9. New coach Anthony Grant...
Dayton Flyers’ Sam Miller suspended for semester, won’t play this fall

Dayton Flyers’ Sam Miller suspended for semester, won’t play this fall

Dayton Flyers men’s basketball player Sam Miller says he has been suspended from the University of Dayton following an incident two weeks ago in the Greene County Jail. In a statement his attorney sent to the Dayton Daily News and WHIO, Miller, 20, said he is “incredibly sorry for the incidents” and “accepts full responsibility for the negative way my actions reflect on the...
A-10 announces scheduling pairings for women’s basketball

A-10 announces scheduling pairings for women’s basketball

The top three teams in the Atlantic 10 women’s basketball standings last season will play each other home and away in the 2017-18 season. The conference announced the scheduling pairings Thursday. Dayton and George Washington, who tied for the regular-season championship at 13-3, and Saint Louis, which finished a game back at 12-4, all play each other twice. Dayton also plays Fordham twice on...
Sports Today: Cincinnati Reds call in legends to work with Hunter Greene 

Sports Today: Cincinnati Reds call in legends to work with Hunter Greene 

If you’re really into the whole, “Hunter Greene is the next face of baseball,” thing, well, last night was a good night for you.  The Reds’ first-round draft pick made his professional debut last night in Billings, Mont., and he stroked a two-run triple for his first hit as a Mustang.  Greene is a prospect as a pitcher and a shortstop, but he got his feet wet...
UD star Chris Wright adds ‘doughnut entrepreneur’ to his resumé

UD star Chris Wright adds ‘doughnut entrepreneur’ to his resumé

Chris Wright knows that most folks think of him only as a basketball player. And that’s understandable. The 6-foot-8 Trotwood native is one of the University of Dayton’s all-time greats, has played multiple seasons in the NBA, and at 28, is gearing up to play professionally again this year for his 7th season, either in the U.S. or overseas. But there’s more to Chris Wright than...
Former Flyer Stammen grateful to be back in big leagues

Former Flyer Stammen grateful to be back in big leagues

San Diego Padres reliever Craig Stammen sat in the visiting dugout at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday three hours before a game against the Cincinnati Reds and told his story. There were times in the past two seasons when Stammen didn’t know if he would ever return to this stadium or any other big-league park — at least not as a major-league pitcher. The Versailles High School graduate...
Dayton Flyer Sam Miller’s attorney: Jail video ‘not the whole story’

Dayton Flyer Sam Miller’s attorney: Jail video ‘not the whole story’

The attorney for Dayton Flyers forward Sam Miller says the basketball player accused of assault is “a good kid,” and asked the public to respect the criminal process. Miller pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge. His case will move forward at a newly scheduled Xenia Municipal Court pre-trial hearing set for Aug. 22. MORE: Dayton Flyers forward Sam Miller faces assault charge...
Former Flyer Pollard looking for best opportunity in pro ball

Former Flyer Pollard looking for best opportunity in pro ball

Former Dayton Flyers forward Kendall Pollard has been in the gym almost every day since graduating from the University of Dayton. He lifts weights. He shoots. He works on cardio. He tries to stay in game rhythm. Pollard plans to play professional basketball somewhere next season. He’ll travel halfway across the world, like his former teammate Scoochie Smith, whom Pollard said leaves Thursday...
Versailles' Ahrens puts Dayton in his top six

Versailles' Ahrens puts Dayton in his top six

Versailles High School senior Justin Ahrens listed the Dayton Flyers in his top six college choices in a Twitter post Monday. Ohio State, Michigan, Xavier, Vanderbilt and Purdue are also among Ahrens’ finalists. Ahrens, a 6-foot-5 forward, ranks 137th in the class of 2018, according to Rivals.com. Ahrens was originally committed to Ohio State but reopened his recruiting in June when Thad Matta...
Sports Today: Cincinnati Bengals defense showing signs of feistiness

Sports Today: Cincinnati Bengals defense showing signs of feistiness

Friday night, the Cincinnati Bengals defense got rave reviews.  The pass rushers and the defensive backs were among the standouts, which of course is a double-edged sword when your own guys are working against each other.  We have reason to believe protection could be a problem for the Bengals’ offense this season, but the team’s pass rush was also in need of an upgrade. ...
Top 2019 recruit picks Tar Heels over UD, others

Top 2019 recruit picks Tar Heels over UD, others

Jeremiah Francis, a four-star basketball recruit from Pickerington Central High School, gave his verbal commitment to the University of North Carolina on Friday. Francis placed the Dayton Flyers in his top 10 in a list he published Saturday night on Twitter. Dayton was the only program outside the power conferences to make his top 10. Francis, a 6-foot-3 guard in the class of 2019, also listed Ohio...
Dayton’s Pollard to try out for G League

Dayton’s Pollard to try out for G League

Former Dayton Flyers forward Kendall Pollard will participate in the NBA G League Player Invitational on Aug. 13 in Chicago, the NBA announced Friday. The G League is the new name for NBA D (Developmental) League. The G stands for Gatorade, the league’s sponsor. According to the NBA, the event “will challenge NBA G League hopefuls, via full-court games, to showcase their skills for...
Former Dayton forward Malott to play in Latvia

Former Dayton forward Malott to play in Latvia

Former Dayton Flyers forward Ally Malott will play professional basketball in Latvia next season. Malott, the seventh-leading scorer in Dayton history with 1,504 points, signed with TTT Riga on Thursday. Riga is the capital of Latvia, a country on the Baltic Sea in eastern Europe. "I chose TTT because the club has a great reputation,” Malott told Riga’s website. “The team has...
University of Dayton releases new statement on Sam Miller

University of Dayton releases new statement on Sam Miller

The University of Dayton released a statement Friday in regards to the status of Dayton Flyers junior forward Sam Miller, who faces allegations of underage drinking followed by a misdemeanor assault charge for his alleged role in a disturbance in jail. “We cannot go into specifics due to federal laws protecting the privacy of students,” the UD statement read. “The University...
What the national media is saying about Dayton basketball player Sam Miller

What the national media is saying about Dayton basketball player Sam Miller

The Sam Miller story has drawn the national spotlight to the University of Dayton and Dayton Flyers men’s basketball — for all the wrong reasons. Miller, 20, faces a misdemeanor assault charge and allegations of underage drinking. News of Miller’s arrest in Greene County broke Tuesday. On Wednesday, the national media picked up on the story. All the major sports news websites...
Sam Miller arrest: Dayton basketball’s recent history of incidents

Sam Miller arrest: Dayton basketball’s recent history of incidents

Sam Miller is not the first Dayton Flyers basketball player who has landed in trouble. Miller, 20, was arrested Sunday and charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication and underage consumption. On Monday, Miller was charged with misdemeanor assault after an incident in the Greene County Jail. He pleaded not guilty. MORE: Dayton Flyers forward Sam Miller faces assault after jail fight The 20-year-old...
College football: Flyers QB breaks toe in workout

College football: Flyers QB breaks toe in workout

It is good news and bad news for the Dayton Flyers football program. On the bright side, two-year starting quarterback Alex Jeske is back for one more season, but now it appears the redshirt senior will miss a couple of games after breaking a bone in his foot. Coach Rick Chamberlin said Jeske hurt his foot during a workout last Tuesday back home in suburban Chicago. “He had his surgery (Tuesday)...
New Dayton women’s soccer coach ‘ecstatic’ to be a Flyer again

New Dayton women’s soccer coach ‘ecstatic’ to be a Flyer again

Mike Tucker stopped by Dayton Flyers women’s soccer coaches offices at the Frericks Center on Monday, looking like a man enjoying retirement. Tucker told new UD coach Eric Golz about an upcoming beach vacation. Golz, 37, and the Flyers began practice Wednesday. Vacation is a long way away for them. That’s a good thing, however, because the fourth women’s soccer coach in UD history...
Pelicans announce signing of Dayton’s Cooke

Pelicans announce signing of Dayton’s Cooke

The New Orleans Pelicans announced the signing of former Dayton Flyers guard Charles Cooke to a two-way contract Wednesday, two days after it was first reported Cooke had agreed to a contract with the Pelicans. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to the Pelicans, two-way players “will spend the majority of the year in the NBA G League, but can be called up to their NBA team...
Hey Dayton, Ohio State, Xavier and Cincinnati: Let’s have a tourney

Hey Dayton, Ohio State, Xavier and Cincinnati: Let’s have a tourney

Ohio State basketball coach Chris Holtmann’s openness to getting the Buckeyes and some of the best basketball programs in the state together in the future rekindled thoughts of an idea I’ve had for more than a decade. Let’s do a yearly tournament featuring colleges from around the state. To get an idea of what that might look like, I drew up a 12-team bracket this morning...
Who is Sam Miller: Seven facts about Dayton basketball player in jail fight

Who is Sam Miller: Seven facts about Dayton basketball player in jail fight

Sam Miller’s up-and-down basketball career at the University of Dayton hit a low point Tuesday when news broke of his arrest in Greene County. Miller, 20, faces allegations of underage drinking followed by an assault charge for his alleged role in a disturbance in jail. Who is Sam Miller? Here are seven facts about the 6-foot-9 junior forward: 1. Virginia resident: Miller is from Arlington...
Sports Today: Bengals/Flyers Fight Club Edition

Sports Today: Bengals/Flyers Fight Club Edition

For the middle of the first week of August, we’ve got all kinds of stuff going on — including knuckleheads for the Bengals and Flyers.  But first a reminder: Never do anything wrong in 2017 because there will be video. This applies to you, me and people who play for the Bengals and the University of Dayton basketball team.  The moving pictures from the Greene County Jail are...
New Ohio State coach open to idea of playing other top Ohio schools

New Ohio State coach open to idea of playing other top Ohio schools

Ohio State Buckeyes men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann would not be opposed to playing the likes of the Dayton Flyers, Xavier Musketeers and Cincinnati Bearcats on his non-conference schedule. Holtmann fielded a question from a fan about scheduling those three programs on Tuesday night during an event with season-ticket holders at the Schottenstein Center. “We’ve engaged in some...
Former UD coach Kuwik resigns at Wayne to accept Davidson position

Former UD coach Kuwik resigns at Wayne to accept Davidson position

Kevin Kuwik, the former University of men’s assistant basketball coach who succeeded Travis Trice as the boys basketball coach at Wayne High School five weeks ago, has resigned as the Warriors coach to accept a position on the Davidson College men’s basketball team. Wayne athletic director Jay Minton confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that Kuwik had taken a Davidson position, reportedly as...
Dayton Flyers forward Sam Miller faces assault charge after jail fight

Dayton Flyers forward Sam Miller faces assault charge after jail fight

Dayton Flyers men’s basketball player Sam Miller, a 20-year-old junior forward from Arlington, Va., faces allegations of underage drinking followed by an assault charge for his alleged role in a disturbance in jail. Miller was arrested Sunday and charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication and underage consumption. On Monday, Miller was charged with misdemeanor assault after an incident...
UD Arena director gives tour of renovation project

UD Arena director gives tour of renovation project

Sparks rained from the ceiling to the floor at UD Arena. The University of Dayton wasn’t practicing an indoor fireworks show in advance of Dayton Flyers men’s basketball coach Anthony Grant’s debut in three months. The sparks fell from a welding torch as workers continued construction in phase one of the three-year, $72 million transformation project. The arena will look better than...
Phase one of UD Arena transformation halfway complete

Phase one of UD Arena transformation halfway complete

Phase one of the three-year, $72 million construction project at UD Arena remains on schedule. UD Arena Director Scott DeBolt gave a tour of the renovations to local media on Monday and said they are halfway done with with the first phase of the transformation. The renovations will be complete by the time the Dayton Flyers open the season on Nov. 10, DeBolt said. However, UD doesn’t know if...
Dayton’s Cooke signs with Pelicans

Dayton’s Cooke signs with Pelicans

Charles Cooke, the leading scorer for the Dayton Flyers the past two seasons, has agreed to a two-way contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Monday. A two-way contract allows players to play up to 45 days in the NBA. They will spend most of the season in the NBA G League (formerly the D League). NBA expanded rosters from 15 to 17 for the...
Cincinnati Reds college weekend to include Dayton, Xavier, Kentucky and more

Cincinnati Reds college weekend to include Dayton, Xavier, Kentucky and more

If you have ever wanted a Cincinnati Reds hat with the University of Dayton logo on it, now is your chance to get one.  For the second consecutive year, the Reds are holding a college weekend in late summer (Aug. 25-27).  For the first time, Dayton is part of the fun.  Per the Reds:  Dayton joins the University of Cincinnati, Xavier, Thomas More, Kentucky and Northern Kentucky...
7 local connections to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

7 local connections to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

I recently made a trip to Canton for the MAC’s annual football media days, which were held at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  While I could spend multiple days roaming through the shrine to pro football, I tried to keep my focus narrow.  Here are the local connections I found in a quick trip through the Hall’s halls:  Of course, this was the first thing I looked for. Dayton...
Darrell Davis: Dayton can do ‘something special’ next season

Darrell Davis: Dayton can do ‘something special’ next season

The Dayton Flyers made a big deal last winter of the senior class winning a school-record 102 games in four seasons. Those five seniors had good reason to celebrate. They put a stamp on the program that will last as long as any banners that hang from the rafters at UD Arena. That record could last for a long time, though there’s a small chance it will fall this March. Dayton has only two seniors...
Sports Today: Coaching won’t hold back Ohio State offense this season

Sports Today: Coaching won’t hold back Ohio State offense this season

Maybe the first day of practice isn’t the time to make sweeping statements about a football team, but here’s one anyway: Ohio State’s offense won’t be held back by coaching this year.  New offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said everything Buckeye fans should want to hear about fixing the scoring unit after day one of preseason practice.  While quickening the...
Dayton’s Cunningham 'ready to go’ after injury-plagued season

Dayton’s Cunningham 'ready to go’ after injury-plagued season

Josh Cunningham started the first two games of the 2016-17 season for the Dayton Flyers, missed the next 21 and then played the last nine. He estimates he was about 70-75 percent healthy during that time. “Has this offseason been about getting back to where you were at the start of last season?” he was asked Wednesday. “Yes and even better,” Cunningham said. “I feel like...
Veteran players say Dayton freshmen off to good start

Veteran players say Dayton freshmen off to good start

The five newest Dayton Flyers posed for a photo with UD fan Chris King, a sophomore at Centerville High School, last week at a basketball camp at UD’s Frericks Center. King, 14, posted the photo to Twitter, giving everyone a first glimpse of the 2017 recruiting class all together in one picture. The first thing that stands out about the group is its size. Jordan Pierce, the 7-foot center from...
Williams hopes to be all-conference performer for Flyers

Williams hopes to be all-conference performer for Flyers

All the members of the Dayton Flyers men’s basketball team see two Atlantic 10 championship trophies every time they visit the coaches’ offices at the Cronin Center. The nets, cut down in 2016 and again in 2017 at UD Arena, still hang over the trophies. Dayton had never won two straight conference titles until this March. Dayton’s ability to win a third straight regular-season crown...
Dayton Flyers: Antetokounmpo’s status still unknown

Dayton Flyers: Antetokounmpo’s status still unknown

The University of Dayton will wait until redshirt freshman forward Kostas Antetokounmpo returns to campus in August and gets examined before providing an update on the injury he suffered in Greece on July 10, a spokesman said Wednesday. On Wednesday, Dayton senior guard Darrell Davis, in a wide-ranging interview with the Dayton Daily News about the upcoming season, said he had been in communication...
Dayton to play Hofstra in first round of Charleston Classic

Dayton to play Hofstra in first round of Charleston Classic

Dayton will play Hofstra at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the first round of the Charleston Classic. ESPNU will televise the game. The bracket was announced Wednesday. The other first-round games are Auburn vs. Indiana State at 11:30 a.m. (ESPNU); Old Dominion vs. Temple at 2 p.m. (ESPN3); and Clemson vs. Ohio at 5 p.m. (ESPN2). Dayton and Hofstra are on the same side of the bracket as Clemson and Ohio. Dayton...
College Football: Five Flyers earn Pioneer League preseason honors

College Football: Five Flyers earn Pioneer League preseason honors

Five Dayton Flyers were named to the Pioneer League preseason all-league team Tuesday. Senior cornerback Christian Searles and junior punter Sean Smith were repeat selections for UD. Searles and Smith both are two-time, first-team all-PFL selections. RELATED: Flyers picked to finish second in PFL Linebacker Jack Crain, defensive end Nick Surges and offensive tackle Ben Gauthier also were preseason...
Ohio State, Dayton, Purdue, Xavier among suitors for Ohio’s No. 6 prospect

Ohio State, Dayton, Purdue, Xavier among suitors for Ohio’s No. 6 prospect

This has not been the summer Justin Ahrens expected. When the Versailles basketball star wrapped up his junior season in March, he thought his college destination was determined. After committing to Ohio State last August, there was no reason to think the four-star guard wouldn’t be a Buckeye. Then Ohio State stunned the basketball world by parting ways with long-time coach Thad Matta on...
Grant: Dayton Flyers schedule ‘realistic for the team we have’

Grant: Dayton Flyers schedule ‘realistic for the team we have’

A day after National Vanilla Ice Cream Day — yes, that’s a thing — fans of Dayton Flyers men’s basketball celebrated an even more delicious holiday. Schedule Release Day came in September last season, much later than normal. Dayton had a much easier time putting together the 2017-18 non-conference schedule. When UD announced the schedule Monday, it became the 83rd of 351 Division...
Flyers picked to finish second in Pioneer Football League

Flyers picked to finish second in Pioneer Football League

The Dayton Flyers were picked to finish second in the Pioneer Football League this season in a preseason vote of league coaches. The Flyers, who have won 12 PFL titles in the 24 years of the league, totaled 92 voting points to finish behind only preseason favorite and 2016 champion San Diego (99). It’s the fourth straight year San Diego and Dayton have been picked 1-2 in the poll. The Torreros...
Dayton announces non-conference schedule

Dayton announces non-conference schedule

The Dayton Flyers will open the season at home against Ball State on Nov. 10, UD announced Monday. UD last played the Cardinals in 2010. The Flyers lead the all-time series 5-1. Here is a glance at the other games on the 2017-18 non-conference schedule. All the games are known except for the matchups in the Charleston Classic (Nov. 16, 17 and 19). Game times will be announced at a later date, as will...
Former Dayton guard to play in Turkey

Former Dayton guard to play in Turkey

Former Dayton Flyers guard Rob Lowery will play in Turkey in the 2017-18 season. Lowery signed Sunday with Antalyaspor, a team in the second division. Last season, Lowery played for BC Astana in Kazakhstan. He has also played in Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Greece and Latvia. He last played in Turkey in the 2012-13 season. RELATED: Vee Sanford to play in France; Oliver in Slovenia; Roberts ...
Former Flyer Brian Roberts to play in Europe

Former Flyer Brian Roberts to play in Europe

Former Dayton Flyers guard Brian Roberts will play in Greece next season, according to multiple reports. Roberts, 31, will play with Olympiacos B.C. in Piraeaus, Greece. That’s just southwest of the capital, Athens. This will be the first time Roberts has played in Europe since 2012, when he helped lead Brose Basket Bamberg to its third straight national championship. He started his professional...
Sports Today: Bengals offense gets a scare while defense gains versatility

Sports Today: Bengals offense gets a scare while defense gains versatility

We got a reminder yesterday about how quickly fortunes can turn in the NFL. One day you’re rookie Joe Mixon making headlines for running past defenders, the next you’re rookie Joe Mixon watching from a cart with a banged up heel.  Of course there is good news here on two fronts: It appears he is fine, and Giovani Bernard’s faster-than-expected recovery from ACL surgery...
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...
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...
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. Anthony Grant and his assistants have been busy this summer in hopes of filling it. Here’s a look at who they are recruiting: • On Thursday, Duane Washington Jr., a 6-foot-3 guard from Grand Rapids Christian (Mich.), announced Dayton had offered him a scholarship. He’s a three-star who guard who ranks 305th in the class of 2018...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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