Cinderella’s Castle was packed to the max with die-hard UD fans (13,407), local and nation-wide news media, including ESPN & Dick Vitale to witness the ‘Real Deal’ UD Flyers play their game. And indeed did they play it well. Trey Landers and Obi Toppin (pictured) celebrating two back-to-back slam dunks by Obi, blowing the roof-top with the roar of the crowd. Hal McCoy writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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McCoy –  ‘The Flyers Are Legitimate,’ — Dick Vitale
Feb
29

McCoy – ‘The Flyers Are Legitimate,’ — Dick Vitale

Cinderella’s Castle was packed to the max with die-hard UD fans (13,407), local and nation-wide news media, including ESPN & Dick Vitale to witness the ‘Real Deal’ UD Flyers play their game. And indeed did they play it well. Trey Landers and Obi Toppin (pictured) celebrating two back-to-back slam dunks by Obi, blowing the roof-top with the roar of the crowd. Hal McCoy writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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UD Goes Over The Top(pin) To Dunk Dukes
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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McCoy: UD Explodes To Big Lead, And Buries Rhode Island
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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After Beating St Louis, Obi Is Ready For His Little Brother
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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McCoy: Trey Landers, The Glue That Solidifies The Flyers
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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UD’s ‘Fun Bunch’ Keeping Their Cool Over Lofty Ratings
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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McCoy: Flyers Use Second Half Run To Top VCU
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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McCoy: Flyers’ Defense, Mikesell, Buries UMass, 88-60
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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McCoy: Overtime Not For Flyers…Lose For The Second Time In Extra Minutes
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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McCoy: ‘D’ As In Defense Saves Flyers Against North Texas
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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Hal:  Flyers ‘Dog-Gone’ Good In Win Over Drake
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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McCoy: Flyers ‘Smoke’ St. Mary’s In Colangelo Classic
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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UD, The Conquering Heroes, Dunks Houston Baptist
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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In Conclusion: Flyers Set Records, Improve Their Own
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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Ryan Mikesell:  “Rosie Would Have Loved It….”
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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Showtime:  UD Tunes Up For Maui With Win Over Omaha
Nov
19

Showtime: UD Tunes Up For Maui With Win Over Omaha

Big night in the new arena, the Flyers showed their most complete game of the year. Dayton tuned up for bigger things ahead Tuesday night with an impressive win at the Arena over Nebraska-Omaha. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Znidar: New-Look Flyers Take Care of Charleston Southern
Nov
17

Znidar: New-Look Flyers Take Care of Charleston Southern

Obi Toppin put on an individual show…and the Dayton Flyers rallied behind him to put on a collective one, blasting Charleston Southern in a tune-up for the upcoming Maui Invitational tournament. Mark Znidar subs for Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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McCoy: Indiana State (without Larry Bird) Gives Flyers Stern Test In Opener
Nov
10

McCoy: Indiana State (without Larry Bird) Gives Flyers Stern Test In Opener

Indiana State, sans Larry Bird, gave the Flyers a stern test on opening night, in the ‘new’ arena, with a lot of new faces on the floor and a ton of anticipation in the stands. Hal McCoy was there for Press Pros.

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McCoy: Neither Food Poisoning Nor Marist Can Slow UD Offense
Nov
10

McCoy: Neither Food Poisoning Nor Marist Can Slow UD Offense

The perfect recipe…Dayton’s offense was again cooking, scoring 59 while giving up 35 in a win over Marist to move to 6 and 3 on the year, and 4 and two in the Pioneer Football League. Hal McCoy writes the story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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McCoy: San Diego Ignores Rain To Rip Flyers, 50-38
Oct
26

McCoy: San Diego Ignores Rain To Rip Flyers, 50-38

Adam Trautman caught only three passes and UD was without No. 1 running back Sean Prophit. Translation: Jake Chisolm (below) was a more than capable stand-in, but the Flyers couldn’t stop a potent San Diego attack Saturday at Welcome. Read Hal McCoy’s accout in today’s Press Pros.

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