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Mar
26

Hal at Large: Blue Day For The Flyers….

Playing a Saturday double-header because of Sunday’s threatening weather, what really threatened the Dayton Flyers was the Dayton Flyers…who dropped both games to the Richmond Spiders.

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Mar
6

Hal: Turtle Power…Flyers Drop Weekend Finale to Big Ten Maryland…

The Flyers got pitched to by powerful Maryland, and had no response of their own from youth on the mound. Dayton drops the final game of the weekend in North Carolina, 11-2.

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Mar
4

Hal: “Consistency” A Problem In Flyers’ Loss To William And Mary

They hit like the ’27 Yankees one day, and they’re baffled the next by a young sophomore from William and Mary. The Dayton Flyers look to find some consistency on the mound and at the plate before A-10 play begins.

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Mar
3

Hal: UD Bats Continue To Thunder, Take Series Opener In NC…

The bats stay hot and the Flyers got enough pitching to win the opening game of their weekend series at the Notre Dame Irish Baseball Classic. Hal McCoy reports on the UD Flyers at the Notre Dame Classic, in Cary, North Carolina.

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Mar
2

Hal: Flyers Clinch A-10 Title With TKO Of VCU….

Archie Miller gets a lift from Kyle Davis as the UD Flyers secured the outright A-10 title Wednesday with a 79-72 win over VCU. Read Hal McCoy’s account in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
22

Hal At Large: Crosby Cashes In For A Win And A Standing “O”…

Sometimes a hero can emerge from strange places, like a fox hole or the inside of a doghouse, places least expected. Tuesday night in UD Arena, Crosby not only emerged from season-long funkadelics, when he left the game against George Mason he received a standing ovation. Read Hal McCoy inside feature on the Flyers.

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Feb
8

Hal McCoy: UD Walks Away With A Win Against St. Joe’s…

The Dayton Flyers and Kendall Pollard made another statement of how-to-do-more with less. Pollard scored 19 points despite taking just 10 shots in Tuesday’s win, their 18th, over St. Joseph. Read more from Hal McCoy in today’s inside feature on the Flyers.

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Feb
5

McCoy: Flyers Hit ’90’ Without A Sweat In Win Over Duquesne

Dayton shot 58.7% from the floor and then cleaned the floor with an outmanned Duquesne bunch, cruising Saturday to their 17th win of the season. Read more from Hal McCoy in today’s inside feature on the Flyers.

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Jan
20

Hal McCoy: “Double-D” Gets Defensive In Flyers’ Win Over Richmond…

Undermanned and overworked….But Kendall Pollard (above) exemplified a determined effort on both ends of the court Thursday night as the Flyers pitched in for an impressive win over Richmond. Read Hal McCoy’s story on the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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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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