David Jablonski

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

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Green confident Dayton can bounce back after one-point loss at GW
 Coach Shauna Green has no complaints about her team’s defense since the start of Atlantic 10 Conference play. The Dayton Flyers have held their first three opponents to 45, 47 and 46 points. Except for one quarter, Dayton’s offense has played well, too. However, that one quarter — a five-point fourth quarter Saturday in...

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Coach Shauna Green has no complaints about her team’s defense since the start of Atlantic 10 Conference play. The Dayton Flyers have held their first three opponents to 45, 47 and 46 points. Except for one quarter, Dayton’s offense has played well, too. However, that one quarter — a five-point fourth quarter Saturday in...
Dayton at VCU: What you need to know about Wednesday’s game
 Who: Dayton (11-5, 3-0) at Virginia Commonwealth (11-5, 2-1) When: 8 p.m., Wednesday Where: Siegel Center, Richmond, Va. TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network/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, 6-8, R-Sr., 15.9 Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, So.,...

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Who: Dayton (11-5, 3-0) at Virginia Commonwealth (11-5, 2-1) When: 8 p.m., Wednesday Where: Siegel Center, Richmond, Va. TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network/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, 6-8, R-Sr., 15.9 Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, So.,...
‘Challenging week’ for Dayton continues with game at VCU
 Jalen Crutcher arrived at the post-game interviews Sunday with sparkling earrings. He confirmed they weren’t real diamonds and he wasn’t wearing them in the game. He threw them on fast in the locker room on the advice of teammate Trey Landers. “Y’all be interviewing me,” Crutcher said with a laugh, “so...

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Jalen Crutcher arrived at the post-game interviews Sunday with sparkling earrings. He confirmed they weren’t real diamonds and he wasn’t wearing them in the game. He threw them on fast in the locker room on the advice of teammate Trey Landers. “Y’all be interviewing me,” Crutcher said with a laugh, “so...
Ohio State cornerback appears headed to NFL Draft
 Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Kendall Sheffield hasn’t made an official announcement, but it appears he will leave the program with one season of eligibility remaining to enter the NFL Draft. An Instagram post by EXOS Sports on Monday listed Sheffield among the participants in a NFL Combine training program. Ohio State fifth-year senior...

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Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Kendall Sheffield hasn’t made an official announcement, but it appears he will leave the program with one season of eligibility remaining to enter the NFL Draft. An Instagram post by EXOS Sports on Monday listed Sheffield among the participants in a NFL Combine training program. Ohio State fifth-year senior...
Forward from Ryle High School in Kentucky visits Dayton Flyers
 Zach Benton, a 6-foot-9 forward from Ryle High School in Union, Ky., sat behind the Dayton Flyers bench on Sunday during a 72-67 victory against Massachusetts at UD Arena. Benton is a junior at Ryle and member of the class of 2020. Dayton has filled all its scholarships for 2019 and will have two opening in 2020 with the departures of Trey...

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Zach Benton, a 6-foot-9 forward from Ryle High School in Union, Ky., sat behind the Dayton Flyers bench on Sunday during a 72-67 victory against Massachusetts at UD Arena. Benton is a junior at Ryle and member of the class of 2020. Dayton has filled all its scholarships for 2019 and will have two opening in 2020 with the departures of Trey...
Zach Benton
Zach Benton, center, sits behind the Dayton bench during a game against Massachusetts on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at UD Arena.

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Zach Benton, center, sits behind the Dayton bench during a game against Massachusetts on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at UD Arena.
Former Dayton coach Gregory returns to UD campus for practice with South Florida
 Former Dayton Flyers coach Brian Gregory returned to campus Sunday and Monday as his South Florida Bulls team practiced at UD’s Cronin Center. South Florida had a game in Philadelphia on Saturday night, losing 82-80 in overtime at Temple, and play at Cincinnati on Tuesday. Instead of returning home to Tampa, Fla., they traveled to Ohio...

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Former Dayton Flyers coach Brian Gregory returned to campus Sunday and Monday as his South Florida Bulls team practiced at UD’s Cronin Center. South Florida had a game in Philadelphia on Saturday night, losing 82-80 in overtime at Temple, and play at Cincinnati on Tuesday. Instead of returning home to Tampa, Fla., they traveled to Ohio...
Grant sees ‘big-time growth’ in Jordan Davis, who wins A-10 weekly honor
 Dayton Flyers sophomore guard Jordan Davis won the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week Award for the first time in his career Monday. Davis, who scored 46 points in victories against George Washington and Massachusetts, shared the honor with George Mason’s Justin Kier. Davis made 7 of 11 3-pointers in a 72-66 win at GW on Wednesday and 6...

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Dayton Flyers sophomore guard Jordan Davis won the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week Award for the first time in his career Monday. Davis, who scored 46 points in victories against George Washington and Massachusetts, shared the honor with George Mason’s Justin Kier. Davis made 7 of 11 3-pointers in a 72-66 win at GW on Wednesday and 6...
Jordan Davis
Dayton's Jordan Davis makes a 3-pointer in front of Massachusetts guard Luwane Pipkins on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at UD Arena.

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Dayton's Jordan Davis makes a 3-pointer in front of Massachusetts guard Luwane Pipkins on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at UD Arena.
Dayton Flyers: All the links you need to follow the team throughout the 2018-19 season
 The 2018-19 Dayton Flyers season began in November and continues through March. Keep track of all our coverage (stories, photos and videos) at this link. In addition, more coverage of the Flyers is available on WHIO Radio podcasts. You can find them at these links or wherever you get your podcasts: The Anthony Grant Show; Flyer...

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The 2018-19 Dayton Flyers season began in November and continues through March. Keep track of all our coverage (stories, photos and videos) at this link. In addition, more coverage of the Flyers is available on WHIO Radio podcasts. You can find them at these links or wherever you get your podcasts: The Anthony Grant Show; Flyer...
Dayton Flyers: Transfers ‘huge part’ of making rest of team better
 The Dayton Flyers will have 13 scholarship players on the bench the rest of the season. Only eight of them can play. One, Jhery Matos, will miss the rest of the season after undergoing foot surgery. Four will form one of the best scout teams in college basketball. Florida transfer Chase Johnson, a 6-foot-9 forward, arrived on campus Saturday...

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The Dayton Flyers will have 13 scholarship players on the bench the rest of the season. Only eight of them can play. One, Jhery Matos, will miss the rest of the season after undergoing foot surgery. Four will form one of the best scout teams in college basketball. Florida transfer Chase Johnson, a 6-foot-9 forward, arrived on campus Saturday...