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Oct
21

Flyers Deliver On The Road With A Win Over Davidson, 48-22. . .

The Flyers took off like a stealth jet, with quarterback Alex Jeske in attack mode with 15 completions in 22 attempts for 223 yards and two touchdowns. Read more about the game from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros UD feature.

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Oct
14

Campbell Fighting Camels Leave Dayton Stranded In The Desert…

Stranded in the desert with a 0-0 tie in the first half, the game was still very winnable.  It was Camel weather, and the Flyers just couldn’t get over the hump against the Campbell Fighting Camels.  Read more from Hal McCoy in today’s UD feature.

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Oct
14

Campbell Fighting Camels Leave Dayton Stranded In The Desert…

Stranded in the desert with a 0-0 tie in the first half, the game was still very winnable.  It was Camel weather, and the Flyers just couldn’t get over the hump against the Campbell Fighting Camels.  Read more from Hal McCoy in today’s UD feature.

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Oct
7

Hal McCoy: Big Plays, And Big Defense, Help UD Beat Drake

Alex Jeske returned to play quarterback (above), and the Dayton defense showed up to shut down the Pioneer League’s top-rated passer. Put ’em together…and the Flyers strike for an impressive road win on the road over Drake. Read Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros Flyer feature.

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Sep
30

Hal: Flyers’ Struggles Continue…Lose To San Diego

San Diego hogged the football and dominated Saturday’s PFL contest at Welcome Stadium, sending the UD Flyers to their fourth defeat of the season, and their worst mark since 2006. Read Hal McCoy’s account of the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
27

Hal At Large: Just Some Observations….!

On a slow sports day (no one called anyone an “SOB” today)…the annual “what ifs” from hall of famer Hal McCoy – revealing, thought provoking, and in his own words…bordering on a grin. Enjoy a few moments with Hal…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
23

Hal McCoy: Shocking Collapse As UD Falls To Morehead State

UD built a confident first half lead…and then it was gone with the wind and Morehead quarterback Lawson Page. Morehead comes from behind to win a shocker, 34-28. Read more on the UD loss from Hal McCoy in the latest Press Pros Feature.

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Sep
17

Hal McCoy: To Err, And To Lose…UD Falls To Duquesne

Sean Prophit’s touchdown lunge (above) was a highlight, but it was the lowlights that plagued Dayton Saturday in a frustrating loss to visiting Duquesne. Read Hal McCoy’s account of the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
9

Hal: UD Plays ‘Large’ In Win Over Southeast Missouri…

Out-sized, Dayton’s running game simply wore down the bigger Southeast Missouri Redhawks Saturday for the Flyers’ first win of the season. Read more on the game from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
2

McCoy: All Good Things Must Come To An End…

Their charmed existence over Robert Morris ran out. Dayton falls in the season opener on a freshman kicker’s 26 yard field goal, 13-10. Read more about the game from Hal McCoy… with our debut of Flyer football in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
20

McCoy: Enthusiasm, Optimism, And Chamberlin…Flyers Ready For Some Football

Coaxing players to come to UD can’t be easy when there are no football scholarships to dangle, but head coach Rick Chamberlin is the pied piper who gets enough talent to make the Flyers a perennial winner, and the focus of very Pioneer Football League opponent. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Aug
17

Hal at Large: Why Gene Bennett Meant So Much To Me….

He was a guy who you hoped would call, one you hated to see leave if he came to visit. And for Reds fans everywhere, Gene Bennett was largely responsible for the success during the era of the Big Red Machine. He found talent, and one of the nicest people I ever met.

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Aug
14

Hal Answers: Volume 9

Got a question for the ‘famer’? Send it to us and Hal McCoy will give you a more-or-less educated answer from his 50 years of covering the Reds and major league baseball. But hurry, because where has the summer gone…along with the Reds?

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Jul
20

Hal Answers: Volume 8

On continual vigil to defy the gloom of the unanswered baseball question, Hal McCoy weighs in on the latest from Press Pros readers everywhere – on day dreams, dirty baseballs, Hunter Greene, and do baseball players make their own bats. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
5

Hal Answers: Volume 7

In this edition of questions for Hal McCoy: Does watching a losing team depress baseball writers…was the Cueto trade worse than Frank Robinson for Milt Pappas…and who pays for all those plane tickets when the Reds go on the road? For a good read and a grin, read today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jun
8

Hal Answers: Volume 5

There’s a little bit of everything in this edition of answers from Hal McCoy – Reds players with funny names…the price of beer in the ‘good ol’ days…progress of #1 draft choice Nick Senzel (pictured)…and whatever happened to the vintage ball bats of the past. Read today’s inside feature if you’re dying to know.

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May
25

Hal Answers: Volume #4

The latest PPM reader questions for resident hall of famer Hal McCoy…questions about the Big Red Machine as time marches on, who is Roe Skidmore, and who was the best Reds catcher before, or after, Johnny Bench? Want a good read? Check out today’s PPM inside feature.

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May
14

Hal Answers: Volume #2

Got a question about baseball that no one can, or will, answer? Send them to the “famer”… hall of fame columnist Hal McCoy. He guarantees satisfaction, more or less. Read some of the recent best – on brushback pitches, where baseballs are made, and if Blue Emu ointment works – in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
22

Hal at Large: Garrett Taking Charge Of Mound, Opportunity

Rookie Amir Garrett is making quite an impression on young and old. And he looks to the old dog in the Reds rotation, who says, “take care of your body and play until they rip the jersey off your back.”

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Apr
14

Hal-At-Large: Fast Start Has Thrown Reds Fans A Life Raft. Grab On…While You Can

‘Fangraphs’ pegs the Reds to go 72-90 this year, the fifth-worst record in baseball. But for now, the cycle of optimism that comes with baseball and a positive start has thrown Reds fans a life raft. Grab on, while you can. And enjoy it…while you can!

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