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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McCoy: Flyers Shake Off Rust, Post 17-10 Win Over EIU
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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McCoy: UD Football Hopes To ‘Cook’ Up A PFL Title
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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McCoy: UD Football Team Will Ride ‘The (Jake) Chisholm Trail’
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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McCoy: UD Hopes Football Flyers Match New Practice Facilities
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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McCoy: UD’s Easterling Says PFL Title, NFL Career Possible
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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McCoy: UD Football Flyers Sharpening Up And Biding Their Time
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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McCoy: Late Rush By Memphis Ends UD Season
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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McCoy:  UD Happy To Visit NIT Boondocks
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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McCoy: Another UD Stunner…Flyers Take Down St. Bonnie
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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McCoy: UD Flyers Take Surprise KO Punch
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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McCoy: Flyers Pull Shocker On ‘Senior Night’
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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McCoy: Mismanaging Flyers Lose In Double OT
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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McCoy: Postponed Game Gives UD’s Flyers Much-Needed Rest
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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McCoy: VCU Strangles Crutcher, UD Flyers, Again
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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McCoy: Tshimanga, Weaver Play Big Roles In UD Victory
Feb
6

McCoy: Tshimanga, Weaver Play Big Roles In UD Victory

For the second time this year, George Mason came to UD Arena to face the Flyers and the result was identical, the same score, a 74-65 UD victory. George Mason was a stand-in replacement for Richmond, a program stopped by COVID-19. Read Hal McCoy.

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McCoy: UD Flyers Fall Flat With Horrible First Half Against Duquesne
Feb
3

McCoy: UD Flyers Fall Flat With Horrible First Half Against Duquesne

Duquesne returns the favor by beating the Flyers in Pittsburgh after the Flyers won the first game at UD Arena. UD was off-kilter and off-target offensively and made only 8 of 35 three-point shots en route to 69-64 defeat.

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McCoy: Flyers ‘D’, Rebounding Overtake Rhode Island
Jan
30

McCoy: Flyers ‘D’, Rebounding Overtake Rhode Island

After trailing for nearly all of the first half, UD’s Flyer started the second half on a 15-0 run that put them on the road to beating Rhode Island, 67-56, with Ibi Watson and Jordy Tshimanga coming out of a cold tank to lead Dayton to its sixth Atlantic 10 victory. Hal McCoy writes the story for Press Pros.

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McCoy: UD’s Grant Calls Crutcher One Of The Best Flyers…Ever!
Jan
29

McCoy: UD’s Grant Calls Crutcher One Of The Best Flyers…Ever!

When he arrived at Dayton from Memphis he was so quiet no one noticed him.  Now what Jalen Crutcher does with the basketball and the game on the line screams for national attention. Hal McCoy features the most valuable Flyer in today’s Press Pros.

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McCOY: UD Flyers Upset Saint Louis, 76-71
Jan
27

McCOY: UD Flyers Upset Saint Louis, 76-71

Jalen Crutcher scores 14 points in the final four minutes as the Flyers pull a surprise on Saint Louis, playing its first game in 34 days after COVID-19 put the program on pause in December 23 when the Billikens were 7-1. Hal McCoy writes.

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McCOY: VCU Takes UD’s Flyers To The Wood Shed, 66-43
Jan
23

McCOY: VCU Takes UD’s Flyers To The Wood Shed, 66-43

The Flyers were stripped naked by Virginia Commonwealth, 66-43. It was a street mauling and mugging. VCU brought brass knuckles and UD brought mittens.

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