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Apr
19

Hal McCoy: On Price’s Firing And The Reds’ Future….

If you think this was all about Bryan Price, think again. His firing was the culmination of bungled priorities, tired cliches’, bad pitching, bad hitting, and bad base running. And fans, with or without Price, get used to more of it.

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Apr
3

Hal Answers: Volume 2

In our second installment of readers’ questions for hall of famer Hal McCoy…Reds on the ‘cheap’, players you’ve never heard of, why the big hurry, and politics in the broadcast booth. Got one you want answered? Send it to us at Press Pros. Have yourself some Hal in today’s inside feature.

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Mar
7

Hal Answers: March 7, 2018

Another baseball season, and another opportunity already for baseball fans to send their questions to Press Pros columnist and hall of famer Hal McCoy…regarding Reds baseball, baseball in general, or other matters that may have confused you for years. Enjoy!

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Mar
4

Hal McCoy: Darrell Davis Celebrates Senior Day…22 points In UD Victory

Darrell Davis scored 22 points, and reached the 1,000 point plateau for his Dayton career. But the best thing – the Flyers beat George Washington at UD Arena Saturday…on Senior Day! Read about the game from Hal McCoy.

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Feb
21

Hal McCoy: Is ‘The Greek Freak II’ Coming Of Age For UD’s Flyers?

Tuesday, Kostas Antetokounmpo played for a glorious 19 minutes…and the Flyer Faithful gave him a standing ovation when he left the floor late in the game, hoping they had just gotten a sneak peek of what might be in the future. Read about the game from Hal McCoy in our latest UD feature.

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Feb
17

Hal McCoy: UD’s Landers (Gold), Crutcher (Silver) Pace Flyers Past “International” Fordham

The Flyers rode the hot hand of Trey Landers and Jalen Crutcher to a convincing win over Forham…complete with an Olympic flavor.

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Feb
7

Hal McCoy: UD Slams, And Jams, And Dunks Duquesne…

The Flyers enjoyed a rare shooting night to remember Wednesday, and atoned with emphasis an earlier loss to the Duquesne Dukes. Read more about the game from hall of famer Hal McCoy in our latest University of Dayton feature.

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Jan
24

McCoy: Dayton Pulls The Surprise On Davidson…

The Flyers ride the steady game of sophomore Trey Landers, and pull the surprise…a 65-64 win over visiting Davidson.

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Jan
20

McCoy: The Numbers ‘Do’ Lie…UD Bullied By The Rams

Percentages weren’t enough…UD’s numbers were nice, but Rhode Island’s 17-1 first half run too much to overcome. The Flyers fall to 8-9 on the season with an 88-74 A-10 loss to the league-leading Rams. Read more about the game with Hal McCoy in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Jan
20

McCoy: The Numbers ‘Do’ Lie…UD Bullied By The Rams

Percentages weren’t enough…UD’s numbers were nice, but Rhode Island’s 17-1 first half run too much to overcome. The Flyers fall to 8-9 on the season with an 88-74 A-10 loss to the league-leading Rams. Read more about the game with Hal McCoy in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Jan
12

McCoy: Snow Storm Outside, Torrid Flyers Ambush VCU Inside…!

Darrell, Dealin’…They made it look easy. Dayton set a school record for made ‘threes’ (17), and all five starters finished in double figures in a blowout win over Virginia Commonwealth. Read about the game before you shovel your walks…in the latest Press Pros inside feature from Hal McCoy.

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Jan
6

McCoy: Flyers Take A Backward Step In Loss To UMass…

It was a reach, at best…Coming off their best performance of the season in the win against St. Bonaventure, Josh Cunningham (above) and the Dayton Flyers took a step backward Saturday, losing to an under-manned UMass team at UD Arena. Read about the game from Hal McCoy in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Jan
6

McCoy: Tipp Ends Up On Top With Two Man Whirl-Wind Show…

They combined for one of the area’s biggest point outburst of the season. Xenia’s Samari Curtis (left) and Tipp’s Caiden Smith (right) lit up the scoreboard, but Tipp took home a hard-earned win. Read more about the game in our inside GWOC feature by Hal McCoy.

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Jan
4

McCoy: Grant, Davis & Landers…Flyers Bounce Bonnies With Career-High Night

Darrell Davis scored 28 points, a new career high, and the Dayton Flyers used his lead to snap St. Bonaventure’s win streak with an impressive win of their own. Read about the game from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
17

McCoy: Flyers Survive In Overtime… Score Win Over Georgia State

Josh Cunningham had a phenomenal game, and the Dayton Flyers used him to force overtime and gain a win Saturday over Georgia State. Read more on The Flyers win by Hal McCoy inside today’s latest Flyer feature on Press Pros.

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Dec
9

Hal: UD Flyers Vs. Ivy League Penn Game Mirrored Until The Flyers Blinked…

The Flyers game lacked in zone defense while Penn’s sharp-shooters stuck it in the shredder. Not out-smarted, but outplayed, UD falls to Ivy League Penn. Read Hal McCoy’s account of the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
7

Hal: Flyers Keep Kostas Off The Bench, And Waltz Over Tennessee Tech

The Flyers had five players in double figures, and “Greek Freak II”, Kostas Antetokounmpo didn’t foul out – a good combination – and good enough for record-leveling win Wednesday over Tennessee Tech. Read Hal McCoy’s account of the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
30

Hal McCoy: On The “Fly”, Auburn Grounds Flyers

They had trouble scoring (above), while Auburn lit up the arena from behind the three-point line. Add one wardrobe malfunction by their coach, and Auburn made it a pretty miserable night for the UD Flyers. Read Hal McCoy’s account of the game in today’s inside Press Pros feature.

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Nov
26

McCoy: UD Flyers Pull One Out Of ‘The Tale Of Two Halves’…

Anthony Grant said the Flyers had to have better defensive focus in the second half…and that’s what happened. UD survived a rocky start and injuries to a pair of key starters to pull out a 73-60 win over Akron. Read more on the game from Hal McCoy in the latest Press Pros update on the Flyers.

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Nov
18

Hal: Dayton Flyers Bridge Collapses With A Loss To Valparaiso

The team’s motto this year was, “Build That Bridge,” but the bridge was never completed and collapsed many times this season for a lack of big plays at important and opportune times.  Dayton suffers just its second losing season in 40 years with Saturday’s loss at Valparaiso. Read Hal McCoy’s account in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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