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Feb
3

McCoy: UD Does It The Hard Way In Win Over Duquesne

They were down by eleven points down with fourteen minutes left, but Dayton rallied behind Obi Toppin’s 26 points (left) and late three-point shooting from Jalen Crutcher for a thrilling win over Duquesne. Read Hal McCoy’s account for the game in today’s Press Pros UD feature.

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Jan
30

Hal: Toppin Put The Toppings On UD’s Win Over St. Joe’s

Toppin’s treadmarks were all over Saint Joseph’s uniforms after the Flyers scored a 75-64 Atlantic-10 win.  The statistics say enough about Toppin’s night, 25 points and 12 rebounds. But they don’t say enough. (Pictured) Obi Toppin hand delivers this dunk to St. Joe’s Charlie Brown.

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Jan
22

Hal: Reds Enter ‘Gray Area’ With Acquisition Of Pitchers….

Have recent trades made the Reds better? Well, they’ve at least made themselves more interesting by adding some names that might lure a family to climb into the Truckster and trek from Pisgah to Cincinnati to take in a game in person. They need that most of all.

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Jan
13

Hal McCoy: UD’s Crutcher A Diamond On The Court

Jalen Cruther’s transformation to a dependable scorer continued Sunday, with 19 points, in the Flyers’ win over Massachusetts. Hal McCoy writes the story for the latest Flyer update on Press Pros.

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Jan
6

McCoy: Flyers’ Zone Makes Richmond Itsy-Bitsy Spiders

UD’s Josh Cunningham and Obi Toppin captured the real estate under the basket the way U.S. Grant took downtown Richmond. And turned Richmond into Itsy-Bitsy Spiders. Read more on the Flyers by Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
29

McCoy: Flyers Survive Another 2nd Half Letdown To Beat Georgia Southern

UD fell prey to their alarming trend of streaking out to a comfortable, only to lose it in the second half. Fortunately, they won again, over Georgia Southern, and were so entertaining that hardly anyone noticed. Hal McCoy tells the story in today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
23

Hal McCoy: Flyers Squander Big Lead, Hold Off Presbyterian For Win

The Dayton Flyers led 45-17 at halftime…then had to hold on for dear life to beat back Presbyterian for a Saturday win at UD Arena. Read Hal McCoy’s account of the game in the latest Flyer feature on Press Pros.

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Dec
20

Hal McCoy: Crutcher-To-Toppin-To-Dunksville…Flyers Whip WMU

UD’s Josh Cunningham had 28 points on 10 of 13 shooting; but teammate Obi Topping ‘topped’ that with 11 for 11 from the field in the Flyer’s Wednesday win over Western Michigan. Hal McCoy tells the story in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
20

Hal McCoy: Crutcher-To-Toppin-To-Dunksville…Flyers Whip WMU

Big Night For Josh…UD’s Josh Cunningham had 28 points on 10 of 13 shooting; but teammate Obi Topping ‘topped’ that with 11 for 11 from the field in the Flyer’s Wednesday win over Western Michigan. Hal McCoy tells the story in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
5

Hal McCoy: Flyers Show The ‘Dunk’, But No Mercy…

No mercy at either end…UD showed no mercy to Detroit Mercy, and sent them packing north with a clinic on dunks in a blowout 40-point win Tuesday at UD Arena. Read Hal McCoy’s account of the Flyers’ latest win in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Dec
1

McCoy: Late Defensive Lapses Continue To Ruin Solid UD Performances

UD loses third straight in disappointing fashion, squanders late lead and outscored 17-4 over last five minutes by Mississippi State. Read more about the game from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros Flyers feature.

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Nov
17

Hal: UD Survives Thunderstorm Of Three-Pointers To Beat Purdue Fort Wayne

Flyers figure out some second half defense, overcome halftime deficit, and rally to win and push their record to 3-0. Read about the game from Hal McCoy.

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Nov
11

Hal McCoy: Mikesell ‘Relieved’ He No Longer Needs Mom’s Help…

Thanks to a revamped lineup and a repaired Ryan Mikesell, the Flyers improved to 2-0 with a Saturday night massacre of Coppin State. Read Hal McCoy in the latest Press Pros update.

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Nov
7

McCoy: Flyers Put North Fla. Ospreys In A ‘Pickle’

No Toppin’ This….Redshirt freshman Obi Toppin made the most of a surprise start, and led the UD Flyers to an opening night win over the North Florida Ospreys at the ‘new’ UD Arena. Read about the Flyers winning debut from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
28

Hal McCoy: Sean Smith’s Punt Turns Tide In Win Over Butler

The UD Flyers got big productions from Jack Cook, Adam Trautman, and Tucker Yinger, in Saturday’s win over Butler. But the biggest contribution of all may have come from punter Sean Smith. Read Hal McCoy’s Sunday feature on the Flyers…in today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
20

Hal McCoy: UD Discovers…The ‘D’ In Drake Stands For Defense

UD’s offense gets grounded by the Pioneer League’s #1 defense and a quarterback who’s second in the country in touchdown passes…Drake sends the Flyers to their fifth loss of the season, 28-17…Read more about the game from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros feature on Dayton football.

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Oct
14

Hal McCoy: What I’d Like To See Happen In Sports….

“If I had my way there would be no baggy shorts in basketball,” says hall of fame columnist and Press Pros contributor, Hal McCoy? Why? Well, read Hal’s opinions on this and other things he’d change (if he could) about contemporary sports. Enjoy today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
6

Hal McCoy: UD Turns Valpo Into Alpo, 53-20

UD atoned for is hiccup on the Hudson last week and took nothing for granted – they outclassed Valparaiso, outscored, and dominated with their offensive line. Read Hal McCoy’s account of the game in today’s Press Pros inside Flyer feature.

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Sep
29

Hal McCoy: UD Outplayed On The Hudson…Loses To Marist

The Flyers have an off day in New York and lose to an underdog Marist team that “made all the plays” when they needed them. Read Hal McCoy’s account of the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
22

McCoy: Flyers Figure Out The Option, Double Up Davidson…

Big catches, big moments…Dayton’s Adam Trautman (#84) reaches for a first half catch during the Flyers’ second quarter comeback, and eventually scored 42 straight points to knock off visiting Davidson, 42-21. Read more about the game from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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