Archive for UD Feature
Apr
25

Saints ‘All In’, Selecting Flyers’ Trautman In 3rd Round

New Orleans stunned the  fan base, and the draft experts, by trading its remaining picks in the draft Friday to move up and take Dayton’s Adam Trautman in the third round.

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Mar
25

Flyers’ Disappointment Huge Plus For Future Success…?

If even the darkest cloud has a silver lining, read on as to how the Dayton Flyers’ future just got better…from actually NOT playing in the NCAA tournament – a matter of not ‘first’ impressions, but ‘last’. Read why in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mar
24

No Spring Practice: Rick Chamberlin Talks Football….

Six months from kickoff, the coach of the Dayton Flyers talks about the consequences of no spring football, and the issues they will need to address before the opening game, September 3. It’s today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
23

Ryan Mikesell, And The Matter Of Closure…

Few have come farther and endured more to be a Dayton Flyer, which makes you wonder if Ryan Mikesell didn’t deserve a better end to his college basketball career. Perhaps, but he’s made his peace with it. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mar
8

Flyer Explode Late On ‘GW’, Complete Perfect A-10 Season

The Flyers complete a perfect conference schedule with an impressive second half against George Washington.  Now all that remains is how high a seed can they earn in the NCAA tournament. Hal McCoy writes for today’s Press Pros UD feature.

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Feb
29

McCoy: “The Flyers Are Legitimate,” – Dick Vitale

Cinderella’s Castle was packed to the max with die-hard UD fans (13,407) to see the ‘Real Deal’ UD Flyers play their game, and they went home happy. Trey Landers and Obi Toppin (pictured) celebrate back-to-back slam dunks by Obi as the Flyers blow out Davidson. Hal McCoy writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
22

UD Goes Over The Top(pin) To Dunk Dukes

Obi Toppin, UD’s national player of the year candidate, hit a few monster dunks and a milestone in the Flyers’ comeback victory over the Duquesne Dukes on Saturday. The victory was the 16th straight for the team ranked No. 5 in the nation. Read about UD’s win from Greg Billing in today’s feature.

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Feb
12

McCoy: UD Explodes To Big Lead, And Buries Rhode Island

Sixth-ranked UD got off to a blistering start, played stifling defense, added a little Toppin (below), and cruised to an eventual 81-67 Tuesday win over Rhode Island at the Arena. Hal McCoy writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
8

After Beating St Louis, Obi Is Ready For His Little Brother

As for the Flyers, they have won 12 straight and are 13-and-0 at home, but have scuffled a bit while winning their last three games against Duquesne, Fordham and Saint Louis. As it’s tattooed on Opi’s arm… ‘Nothing comes easy’. Hal McCoy writes the story for Press Pros.

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Feb
1

McCoy: Trey Landers, The Glue That Solidifies The Flyers

The Flyers struggled, and some of the usual cast came up almost emptly. But by game’s end Obi Toppin and Trey Landers scored 18 points each as the Flyers won their 20th game of the season Saturday, 70-56, over Fordham. Hal McCoy writes the story for Press Pros.

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Jan
23

UD’s ‘Fun Bunch’ Keeping Their Cool Over Lofty Ratings

The Flyers, ranked seventh in the country by both the Associated Press and USA Today.  The record, the rankings, the national attention.  Can the Flyers stay level-headed, prevent their heads from expanding to the size of basketballs? 6-foot-6 guard Ryan Mikesell (pictured) slammed it home with Toppin-like authority. Hal McCoy writes it for today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
15

McCoy: Flyers Use Second Half Run To Top VCU

When Dayton plays Virginia Commonwealth…One player described it as scrappy – like a fight on the playground. And Dayton’s Tre Landers (below, in white) went a bit over the top with VCU’s Marcus Santos-Silva in Tuesday’s 79-65 win at UD Arena. Hal McCoy writes it for today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
11

McCoy: Flyers’ Defense, Mikesell, Buries UMass, 88-60

UD strangled Massachusetts with premium defense, spread double-figure scoring among five players, and Ryan Mikesell (below) had his most complete game of the season. And…there was one big ‘gulp’ in the second half. Hal McCoy tells about about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
22

McCoy: Overtime Not For Flyers…Lose For The Second Time In Extra Minutes

Flyers come close, but can’t close the deal in Chicago…lose for the second time in two years to Colorado…lose valuable opportunity for revenge, and resume’. Hal McCoy writes the story for Press Pros.

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Dec
17

McCoy: ‘D’ As In Defense Saves Flyers Against North Texas

The offense was on-again, off-again, but the Flyers defense shut down North Texas State’s featured scorer to secure their ninth win of the season. Hal McCoy writes the story for today’s Press Pros feature.

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Dec
15

Hal: Flyers ‘Dog-Gone’ Good In Win Over Drake

Ibi Watson sparkled,  the Dayton Flyers overcame a slow start, and improved to 8-1 with a Saturday night thumpin’ of the Drake Bulldogs at UD Arena. Hal McCoy’s back, and writes the story for Sunday’s Press Pros.

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Dec
8

McCoy: Flyers ‘Smoke’ St. Mary’s In Colangelo Classic

Impressive Dayton and Obi Toppin (below) took another step towards national recognition and raised their record to 7-1 in the Arizona desert with a win over the Saint Mary’s Gaels. Hal McCoy writes the story for Press Pros.

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Dec
4

UD, The Conquering Heroes, Dunks Houston Baptist

Give ’em what they come to see…Obi Toppin played above the rim (below) and the Dayton Flyers overcame a slow start shoot 59% and post an impressive 99-68 win over Houston Baptist Tuesday night. Read about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
24

In Conclusion: Flyers Set Records, Improve Their Own

Record Setting…Adam Trautman (below) caught five passes to become the all-time Dayton leader for receptions in a season, and the Flyers’ improved their own mark for 2019 with a 51-38 win in the season finale. Read about it on Press Pros.

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Nov
20

Ryan Mikesell: “Rosie Would Have Loved It….”

The Dayton Flyers senior is playing the best basketball of his life, and life beyond basketball looks even better.  The best part?  His current role is a testament to what he learned at home. Read more in the latest UD update on Press Pros.

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