Xueyin Shi (left) and Yiqing Zhou, graduate students at the University of Dayton, started broadcasting the UD basketball games in Mandarian back home to China in 2015. LISA POWELL / STAFF

CBS This Morning profiles Dayton Flyers Mandarin Chinese broadcast duo

Xueyin Shi (left) and Yiqing Zhou, graduate students at the University of Dayton, started broadcasting the UD basketball games in Mandarian back home to China in 2015. LISA POWELL / STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer

Dayton Flyers basketball made the national news Friday morning, but not because of anything Archie Miller’s team did.

The school’s Mandarin Chinese student broadcast team was the subject of a feature on CBS This Morning.

The program began in 2015 with six students and rotating teams, but according to CBS Sports’ Dana Jacobson, the duo of Xueyin Shi and Yiqing Zhou are set to follow the Flyers through their NCAA tournament run.

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The electrical engineering graduate students were not able to call Dayton’s NCAA tournament game last season.

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