David Jablonski

Sports reporter

David Jablonski covers the Dayton Flyers, Ohio State Buckeyes football, the Cincinnati Reds and Wittenberg University sports for the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun, Journal News and WHIO. He graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1995 and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in 1999. He completed internships at the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, the South Bend Tribune and the Scripps Howard News Service and worked at the Vero Beach (Fla.) Press Journal for two years in his first job after college before returning to Ohio in 2001 to work at the News-Sun. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, and grew up in Mount Orab, Ohio.

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Ohio State wide receiver Corey Smith (84) gets tangled up in the pile and suffers a broken leg during a game against Indiana on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. David Jablonski/Staff

Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Smith healthy

Wide receiver Corey Smith’s career with the Ohio State Buckeyes could have ended when he broke his leg during a game against Indiana on Oct. 3 last season.If Smith hadn’t been suspended for the 2015 season opener at Virginia Tech, along with three teammates, he would have played too many ...

Meyer: Samuel is Ohio State’s top playmaker

Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer handed hybrid back Curtis Samuel the highest compliment Monday. “I think he’s our No. 1 playmaker on offense right now,” Meyer said. “He’s got to stay healthy. I love his skillset.” Samuel, a junior from Brooklyn, N.Y., appeared in 14 of 15 games as ...

Dayton’s Jordan Sibert, left, Devin Oliver, center, and Dyshawn Pierre celebrate in the final seconds of a victory against Massachusetts on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff

Former Dayton Flyers star Devin Oliver to play in Slovenia

Former Dayton Flyers forward Devin Oliver announced Monday he will play professional basketball in Slovenia this season.Oliver will play with BC Union Olimpija in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. That’s about a 2½ drive northeast from Venice, Italy, and not far from the Adriatic Sea.Oliver, of Kalamazoo, Mich., posted a ...

Urban Meyer gives update on Ohio State Buckeyes depth chart

The Ohio State Buckeyes completed training camp Saturday. They open the 2016 season in 12 days. “I don’t know how good we are, but the attitudes are good,” Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Monday. I don’t want to say I feel good, but I just like coaching this team. ...

Ohio State’s Urban Meyer talks to reporters during Media Day on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Ohio State adds to highly-ranked receivers to 2017 class

Two top-100 football recruits in the class of 2017, both wide receivers, announced their verbal commitments to the Ohio State Buckeyes on Monday.Trevon Grimes, the No. 27 recruit in the nation, according to ESPN’s rankings, and Tyjon Lindsey, the No. 76 recruit, picked the Buckeyes in a joint announcement on ...

Ohio State defensive players stretch during practice on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Ohio State Buckeyes No. 6 in AP preseason poll

The Ohio State Buckeyes rank sixth in the Associated Press preseason poll, which was released Sunday. Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma, Florida State and LSU make up the top five. Michigan ranks seventh. Michigan State is 12th. Iowa is 17th. Ohio State ranked fifth in the preseason coaches poll. It ranked first ...

Ohio State Buckeyes receiver Noah Brown can’t wait for season opener

A year ago this month, the Ohio State Buckeyes trudged to the locker room after practice, walking past the media waiting for interviews at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. The players wore shocked looks.No one talked to reporters that night — and for good reason. They had just watched one ...

Cincinnati Reds win eighth series in last 10

Through 120 games, or 74 percent of the season, the Cincinnati Reds sit right where they were a season ago: 51-69.Whereas the 2015 Reds sputtered the rest of the way, winning 13 of the final 42 games, the 2016 Reds are playing their best baseball. They beat the Miami Marlins ...

Dayton bids to keep First Four through 2022

The University of Dayton and the Big Hoopla Local Organizing Committee announced Thursday they have submitted a bid to host the First Four at UD Arena from 2019-2022 and the NCAA Tournament first and second rounds in 2021 and 2022.UD has already secured the First Four through 2018. It has ...

Reds pitcher Tony Cingrani watches the action during a game against the Indians on Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

Cingrani, Iglesias sharing closer role with Cincinnati Reds

Tony Cingrani has 15 of the Cincinnati Reds’ 21 saves. He saved games Tuesday and Wednesday against the Miami Marlins. He is not, however, the team’s only closer.Manager Bryan Price told Cingrani he likes having him and Raisel Iglesias as options in save situations. Iglesias has one save.“I think Iglesias ...

 
 

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