Archive for UD Feature
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
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
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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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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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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