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UD officially bids for 2017 NCAA games

The University of Dayton announced Tuesday it has submitted an official bid to host games in the first and second rounds of the 2017 NCAA tournament.The NCAA pulled the games from Greensboro, N.C. — and tournament games in the state in six other events in various sports — because of ...

Never-before-seen photos of late Dayton Flyers center Steve McElvene in action during his last game at UD Arena against VCU on March 5, 2016.

Remembering Steve McElvene: The VCU game

Never-before-seen photos of late Dayton Flyers center Steve McElvene in action during his last game at UD Arena against VCU on March 5, 2016.

Flyers title hopes take hit against San Diego

The Dayton Flyers suffered a serious blow in their bid for another PFL championship, losing to pre-season favorite San Diego on the road 34-22. Dayton had trailed early 7-0 and the offense was sputtering when Alex Jeske engineered an 80 yard scoring drive with his arm and his feet. Jeske’s ...

Tony Ernst at Bellbrook High School.

Years later, Tony Ernst’s message still clear

Today I want to let my brother-in-law, Tony Ernst, know I still miss him tremendously after 17 years. A lot of people feel the same way. Hurt just as much. Tony taught me a lot during our time together and, besides family, our tie was sports and our hometown, Bellbrook. ...

Tom Archdeacon: Flyers trio saddened for their hometown under siege

If you combined their two tattoos — sad as it is to say — you would have a realistic depiction of their hometown this year. Stretching all the way across his chest, Josh Cunningham has the skyline of Chicago topped by the words “Windy City.” His University of Dayton teammate, ...

Dayton’s John Crosby, right, dribbles against Charles Cooke during the Red and Blue game on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at UD Arena in Dayton. David Jablonski/Staff

Dayton Flyers’ Red and Blue game is Oct. 22

The Dayton Flyers men’s and women’s basketball programs will play their annual Red and Blue Game on Oct. 22 at UD Arena, UD announced Friday.Doors open at 1 p.m. The women’s team scrimmages at 2 p.m. The men’s team scrimmages at 3 p.m.Players from both teams will sign autographs approximately ...

College Football: Ruffing back in running back role for Dayton Flyers

Jared Ruffing was just getting comfortable with the change. The Dayton Flyers redshirt sophomore moved from running back to wide receiver last spring after figuring out there were too many guys in front of him in the backfield. Not anymore. Ruffing returns to a familiar role this week against San ...

Dayton’s Kelley Austria pushes her way inside as the Flyers hosted Yale in 2015. Ty Greenlees/Staff

UD women’s basketball team opens A-10 play Dec. 4

The Dayton Flyers women’s basketball team will get an early start in Atlantic 10 Conference play. The first of 16 A-10 games will be played at UD Arena on Dec. 4 against La Salle.The A-10 released its full schedule Wednesday. Dayton plays five non-conference games in between its first and ...

Dayton Flyers softball to play pro team

Dayton Flyers softball coach Cara LaPlaca looks at the fall season as an extended training camp. The team’s newcomers — there are six freshman this year — get exposed to the system and style of play and learn to mesh with the returning players. The goal, LaPlaca said, is to ...

Dayton tips off the season against Southeast Missouri State on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at UD Arena in Dayton. David Jablonski/Staff

Report: Dayton freshman may have to sit out season

Dayton Flyers freshman forward Kostas Antetokounmpo may not be able to play in the 2016-17 season, according to a report. Mark Miller, an editor at Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook, reported the 6-foot-10 Antetokounmpo is “likely to sit out 2016-17 season at Dayton per NCAA ruling.” Dayton coach Archie Miller would not ...

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