Archive for UD Feature
Oct
23

McCoy: UD Flyers Run Into ‘Trap Game’ At Valparaiso

The Flyers took its first possession and looked as if they wouldn’t stop until they reached the banks of Lake Michigan. The Beacons took it right away with that long second half kickoff return. Despite a 1-5 record, the Beacons outscored the Flyers Saturday afternoon on Brown Field, 45-28.

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Oct
16

McCoy: Officials Play ‘Drop The Hankie’ On UD Flyers

The University of Dayton Flyers football team saw yellow all over Welcome Stadium turf, 11 penalties for 114 yards to only two penalties for 10 yards against Marist, which used the help to defeat the Flyers, 20-17. Nevertheless, UD had a chance to pull it out late but misfired on a fourth-and-three pass.

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Oct
10

McCoy: UD Flyers Ride The Chisholm Trail To 28-10 Win

University of Dayton’s Jake Chisholm rushed for  season’s best 144 yards to lead the Flyers to their first road win of the season, a 28-10 decision over Drake as the Flyers hold Bulldogs’ top running back, Cross Robinson to 27 yards on 14 carries. Read about the Flyers in Sunday’s Press Pros.

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Oct
2

Dayton Loses Heartbreaker To Morehead In Overtime

They fought to tie it in the final two minutes, but Dayton came up short to Morehead Saturday, 45-38, in overtime. Read about the Flyers in Sunday’s Press Pros.

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Sep
25

McCoy: Flyers Barge Back From 23-0 Deficit

After falling behind by 23 points in the first quarter to Presbyterian and its unorthodox way of playing football, the University of Dayton Flyers scored 49 unanswered points and won, 63-43, in a game UD coach Rick Chamberlin called, “Wild and woolly,” and it was much, much more than that as the Flyers won the Pioneer Football League Opener. Read more UD Football by Hal McCoy inside todays Press Pros.

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Sep
19

McCoy: Salukis Take Large Bite Out Of Flyers

The University of Dayton football team took a couple of giant steps upward in scheduling Southern Illinois, the eighth-ranked team in the Football Championship Subdivision, and the Flyers suffered one of their all-time worst defeats, but kept their scoring streak alive. Read more UD Football by Hal McCoy inside todays Press Pros.

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Sep
11

McCoy: Flyers Shake Off Rust, Post 17-10 Win Over EIU

After not playing a game for 658 days, the University of Dayton football team failed to score in the first half and fell behind, 3-0, but behind runningback Jake Chisholm, quarterback Jack Cook and a completely new offensive line the Flyers took complete control in the second half to beat Eastern Illinois, 17-10. Read more UD Football by Hal McCoy inside todays Press Pros.

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Aug
13

McCoy: UD Football Hopes To ‘Cook’ Up A PFL Title

Considered too short in high school to play quarterback in college, UD’s Jack Cook has proved he’s no worse, and no less a prospect than guys like Drew Brees and Kyle Murray.

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Aug
11

McCoy: UD Football Team Will Ride ‘The (Jake) Chisholm Trail’

The guy you know the least about by season’s end may be the one you know the most about regarding Dayton football.  Running back Jake Chisholm is short in stature, but his productive skills cast a long shadow. Hal McCoy writes about him in today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
6

McCoy: UD Hopes Football Flyers Match New Practice Facilities

On media day for University of Dayton football it was hard to tell what coach Rick Chamberlin was more excited about…football itself, or the new practice digs underway adjacent to UD Arena.  Both portend to be pretty nice. Hal McCoy writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
5

McCoy: UD’s Easterling Says PFL Title, NFL Career Possible

University of Dayton safety Brandon Easterling (below, in red) has his sights sets on football now, and some football later…and a PFL title in between to help make up for two years of lost time. Hal McCoy writes Flyer football for Press Pros.

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Apr
7

McCoy: UD Football Flyers Sharpening Up And Biding Their Time

They work out and watch as the rest of the Pioneer Football League plays spring football.  But coach Rick Chamberlin is satisfied, if not impatient.  The extra time will pay dividends for the football Flyers in the fall. Hal McCoy writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Mar
20

McCoy: Late Rush By Memphis Ends UD Season

A 15-2 run in the final seven minutes by Memphis leads to a 71-60 defeat in the NIT’s first round, ending UD’s up-and-down injury-stifled season at 14-and-10.

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Mar
18

McCoy: UD Happy To Visit NIT Boondocks

It is a consolation prize for the on-again, off-again Flyers of 2021, but Anthony Grant says to a man they’re excited about having at least one more game to play – none more than Jalen Crutcher. Hal McCoy writes for Press Pros.

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Mar
1

McCoy: Another UD Stunner…Flyers Take Down St. Bonnie

Which Flyers do you get?  The ones who turned out miserable last week against St. Joseph…or the ones who rebounded to take A-10 champs St. Bonaventure Monday night?  Freshman Mustapha Amzil (below) gave them a big lift. Read Hal McCoy.

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Feb
24

McCoy: UD Flyers Take Surprise KO Punch

UD finds serious ‘Funk’ on the road, an embarrassing loss to one of the A-10’s worst teams. St. Joseph tortured the Flyers, 97-84. Hal McCoy writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
20

McCoy: Flyers Pull Shocker On ‘Senior Night’

Coach and Crutcher….! The Dayton Flyers were six-point underdogs at home to a strong Saint Louis team, but on Senior Night seniors Jalen Crutcher (below), Ibi Watson and J0rdy Tshimanga buried the Billikens, 76-63, as UD’s stout defense forced the losers into 19 for 70 shooting. Hal McCoy writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Feb
17

McCoy: Mismanaging Flyers Lose In Double OT

Freshman Zimi Nwokeja had the best night of his career (29 pts), but after building a 58-40 lead with 10 minutes to play, the Dayton Flyers went into snooze mode and watched Rhode Island thunder back and win a stunner in double over-time. Hal McCoy writes today’s feature.

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Feb
12

McCoy: Postponed Game Gives UD’s Flyers Much-Needed Rest

As Covid continues to put a damper on teams and travel, UD and center Jordy Tshimanga takes some time to rest and prepare for the homestretch of their season. Hal McCoy writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
9

McCoy: VCU Strangles Crutcher, UD Flyers, Again

VUC came to UD Arena Tuesday night, subbing in for Covid-19 stricken Massachusetts and for the second time this season applied heavy defensive pressure to shut down Jalen Crutcher (eight points) and the Flyers, 76-67. Read Hal McCoy.

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