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Jan
7

Hal McCoy: Flyers Reap Benefits Of A Birthday Performance

The NBA scouts were there to see an over-stuffed Rhode Island roster. What they saw was a course of grass roots basketball 101 by the UD Flyers. Click on the UD page to read Hal McCoy’s story about the game.

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Dec
31

Hal: Flyers Use Defense, And Little Else, To Beat LaSalle

Injuries continue to plague the Flyers, but in their best tradition of late they continue to find ways to win basketball games. DEFENSE was Friday’s by-word in a fist fight win over LaSalle.

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Dec
31

Hal: Flyers Use Defense, And Little Else, To Beat LaSalle

Injuries continue to plague the Flyers, but their best tradition of late they continue to find ways to win basketball games. DEFENSE was Friday’s by-word in a fist fight win over LaSalle. Click on the UD page to read Hal McCoy’s story about the game.

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Dec
24

Hal: Flyers Win Easy Over VMI…Scoochie Gets 1,000!

Scoochie Smith got his thousandth point and the Flyers did not take a look-ahead approach on this night. They focused and did what they were supposed to do — leave no doubt and did some heavy stomping en route to a 92-56 victory.

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Dec
21

Aye Aye, Commodores: Mikesell’s Big Night Leads Flyers Past Vandy

St. Henry native Ryan Mikesell had his most complete game as a Flyer, a double-double, to help lead Dayton past the SEC’s Vanderbilt Commodores. Hal McCoy was there and writes the story for today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
13

Hal At Large: ‘The Reds’, And A Funny Way Of Rebuilding

Reds management is talking exciting baseball as they try to rebuild the team and a dwindling fan base. However, nothing they did at the winter meetings is a harbinger of more exciting days to come…or, more fans!

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Dec
13

Hal At Large: ‘The Reds’, And A Funny Way Of Rebuilding

Reds management is talking exciting baseball as they try to rebuild the team and a dwindling fan base. However, the only draw is Joey Votto (above), and nothing they did at the winter meetings is a harbinger of more exciting days to come…or, more fans!

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Dec
11

Hal: UD Puts Out Another Tennessee Fire….

There was plenty of reason for concern, but the Dayton Flyers handled a tough East Tennessee State with ease. Hopefully, an omen for a very happy holiday season.

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Dec
10

Hal: Flyers Put Out Another Tennessee Fire…

Defense on his mind…UD’s Kyle Davis snuffed out the scoring threat of East Tennessee’s T.J. Cromer defensively, and the Flyers racked up an impressive holiday season win over the Buccaneers. Read our hall of fame report from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
15

Hal McCoy: Beat-Up Flyers Beat ‘Bama…Barely!

Big win for the Flyers, with an even bigger loss of forward Josh Cunningham. And with a shortage of size inside, sophomore Ryan Mikesell comes up big at the end in UD’s win over Alabama. Read more from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
12

UD VS Austin Peay – Charles Cooke Turns Up The Heat At UD’s First Home Game

This game might just as well have been a one-on-one playground game pitting Cookie against Austin Peay’s, Josh Robinson. As a senior, Cooke is accepting a leadership role, mostly trying to set examples by playing hard every second he is on the court. Read Hal McCoy in today’s feature.

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Nov
12

UD VS Austin Peay – Charles Cooke Turns Up The Heat At UD’s First Home Game

This game might just as well have been a one-on-one playground game pitting Cookie against Austin Peay’s, Josh Robinson. As a senior, Cooke is accepting a leadership role, mostly trying to set examples by playing hard every second he is on the court. Read Hal McCoy in today’s feature.

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Nov
4

Hal At Large: Flyers Pull Great Escape With Win Over Findlay

The Flyers scrambled around, got behind, got ahead, and held on to win…an exhibition…with Findlay in front of 13,455 squirming fans. Read about it from Hal McCoy.

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Oct
30

Hal: I’m Irish, An Indians Fan, And Nicknames Don’t Offend Me

A nickname is just that — a nickname. And not once, since I became an Indians fan 70 years or so ago, have I considered Native Americans inferior or war-like. Nor did any fan think about Geronimo or Cochise or the Apaches or the Comanches on the warpath.

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Oct
24

Hal at Large: How “The Browns” Became The Browns….

There was time when they were the class of the fledgling National Football League. But it’s been 52 years since Gary Collins (above) caught three touchdowns in their last title win over Baltimore in 1964…and many moderns simply don’t remember when the Browns were “The Browns”. Read classic Hal McCoy…at large!

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Oct
20

McCoy: Growing Up (And Still) An Indians Fan….

My formative years as an Indians fan included surviving whooping cough, Dusty Rhodes, and writing two stories at the expense of Jose Mesa in a lifetime of chasing dreams and World Series with the Cleveland Indians. Today’s feature from Hal McCoy.

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Oct
18

McCoy At Large: Growing Up (And Still) An Indians Fan….

Baseball in Cleveland as it was. My formative years as an Indians fan included games at old Municipal Stadium. I survived whooping cough, Dusty Rhodes, and writing two stories at the expense of Jose Mesa in a lifetime of chasing dreams and World Series with the Cleveland Indians. Today’s feature from Hal McCoy.

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Oct
12

Hal at Large: And Things I Don’t Usually Write About…

Baseball’s over and now I’m right there with the rest of you trying to find something to watch, to follow, and believe in. Here’s my list of pluses and minuses. Check out my new “At Large” page on Press Pros…today’s inside feature. (Hal McCoy)

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Oct
4

Hal At-Large On The Reds…At Least They Didn’t Lose A Hundred

The Reds’ season was a collection of hits and misses…and not enough hits and too many misses. If you’re wondering on who’s back, besides Bryan Price (above), and who’s gone, here’s some thoughts of my own. Read the final Reds column for 2016 from Hal McCoy…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
22

Hal: Signs Of How Bad The Reds, And The Times, Are (Have Been)…

Just because…when the baseball season’s been this long, and this bad, you mind begins to wander. The order of things, and life, aside from balls and strikes, fair and foul. A lot of this is really “foul”. Read, smile, don’t take life so seriously. Have some fun in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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