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Jan
4

McCoy: UD Flyers Try To Avoid Trap Game At Fordham

The Flyers take their limited roster on the road, hoping to avoid a letdown and come home with an anticipated win against the Fordham Lambs (uh, Rams). Hal McCoy writes his latest for Press Pros.

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Jan
2

McCoy: UD Bounces Back From Embarrassing Setback

They had just enough healthy bodies to play, and leaned on the experience and contributions of Jalen Crutcher (below) and Ibi Watson to pull away at the end…and make a Saturday win over George Mason look easier than it actually was. Hal McCoy writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
31

McCoy: La Salle Puts La Loss On Lackadaisical Flyers

New, but not enough…newcomer Mustapha Amzil, from Finland, came out of the locker room after three days practice and paced UD with 22 points. Unfortunately, it was three points too few in a 67-65 loss Wednesday to LaSalle. Hal McCoy writes in today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
28

McCoy: UD Wearing Invisible Targets On Its Uniforms

After UD went 18-and-0 in the Atlantic-10 Conference last season, every time in the league has its sights set on knocking off the Flyers, but Jalen Crutcher and Elijah Weaver say coach Anthony Grant has them aware and prepared. Hal McCoy writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
17

McCoy: Grant Watched His Flyers ‘Grow Up’ Saturday

Anthony Grant says he witnessed his new-look Flyers grow up in last weekend’s road win versus Mississippi State.  They’re doing it around senior guard Jalen Crutcher, and others are noticing it, too. Hal writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
16

McCoy: They’ll Always Be ‘The Indians’, And Chief Wahoo Lives On

I could understand the protestors if teams and schools purposely nicknamed themselves to demean or slur Native Americans. They didn’t. They are just nicknames. Nothing more, nothing less.  They’ll ALWAYS be the Indians to me. Hal McCoy writes in today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
9

McCoy: Momma Knows Best For UD’s R.J. Blakney

The UD Flyers used a 22-2 run to close the first half, and start the second half, to outlast a pesky Northern Kentucky and gain their second win of the season. Hal McCoy writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
6

UD’s 21-Game Winning Streak Ends On Buzzer

SMU’s  Emmanuel Bandoumel dribbles the length of the Blackburn Court floor and flips in a game-winning shot at the buzzer to beat UD, 66-64; It as the Flyers’ first home loss since March of 2019 to Rhode Island in overtime. Read more of Hal McCoy’s article inside today’s PressPros Feature.

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Dec
3

McCOY: UD’s Sissoko Ready For More ‘We Got The Dub’

It began with UD Flyers back-up center Moulaye Sissoko uttering a post-game victory comment, ‘We got the dub,’ as in we got the victory and it became a ritual in the locker room that the Flyers hope to hear many times this season. Read more of Hal McCoy’s article inside today’s PressPros Feature.

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Dec
3

McCOY: UD’s Sissoko Ready For More ‘We Got The Dub’

It began with UD Flyers back-up center Moulaye Sissoko uttering a post-game victory comment, ‘We got the dub,’ as in we got the victory and it became a ritual in the locker room that the Flyers hope to hear many times this season. Read more of Hal McCoy’s article inside today’s PressPros Feature.

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Dec
2

McCoy: Empty House Doesn’t Stop UD In Opener

After three teams backed out from playing UD due to the Covid-19 virus. Eastern Illinois filled in on short notice to provide  a competitive season’s opener.  The Flyers built two big leads and then survived, 66-63 in a near-empty UD Arena. Hal McCoy writes for today’s Press Pros feature.

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Nov
17

McCoy: UD Flyers Getting ‘Short Respect’ In Atlantic 10

Lack of pre-season media respect is just one of the issues facing Anthony Grant the Flyers – fans, freshmen, and how to do more with less are points of concern, in no particular order. Hal McCoy writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
6

McCoy: Unmasking UD’s Rodney Chatman….

His specialty on the court is stealing the basketball from opposing players. UD’s Rodney Chatman would like to expand his game this year by stealing a bit more attention for the rest of his game. Read Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
30

McCoy: Change the ‘O’ In Obi To The ‘I’ In Ibi For UD Flyers

After thriving coming off the bench during Dayton’s 29-2 run through last season, some expect Ibi Watson to seamlessly slide into Dayton’s starting lineup. Hal McCoy writes today’s Press Pros Flyers feature.

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Oct
12

McCoy: Thirty-Five Years Of Not Speaking To Joe Morgan

His play was a statement for the little guy in baseball.  Joe Morgan was the first of the game’s great second baseman that could literally do it all…and at a hall of fame level. Hal McCoy remembers “the wheels of the Big Red Machine” in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
28

McCoy: What’s Happening On The Flyer Basketball Front?

The season at hand is up in the air more than Obi Toppin.  But UD athletic director Neil Sullivan is doing his best to have every thing grounded by November 25.  Keep your fingers crossed. Hal McCoy writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
12

Hal: The Day I Unwittingly Had A Hand In The Firing Of Tony Perez

It’s been 27 years, but the details of his firing are still fresh in my mind.  And why not?  It was probably my doing that led to Tony Perez getting fired as manager of the Reds 44 games into his managerial career. Englewood – This is about a time in my long, long, long career […]

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Aug
2

Hal Answers: August 3, 2020

What Julia Child was to food, Hal McCoy is to the Cuban cigar and readers’ questions on all things baseball.  If you have questions on baseball for Hal, send them via the ‘contact’ prompt in his latest articles. Until then…enjoy today’s inside feature.

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Jul
28

McCoy At-Large: What Happened To The Game I Played?

Is this so hard? The game has changed so much they no longer play to win, but rather…to see who can hit it the farthest, strike out the most, and for television ratings.  So why did I spend all that time learning to catch…and bunt? Hal McCoy writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Jul
13

Hal Answers: Of The ‘Hidden Ball’ Trick And Other Items

It took half the regular baseball season to manifest, but finally…some energetic readers with a inquisitive mind have sent baseball questions to our more-or-less expert (his opinion, not ours), Hal McCoy.  Enjoy some Hal fun in today’s inside feature…and see why Davey Lopes (below) is featured on the front page.

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