Dayton to hold secret scrimmage Oct. 28

Dayton’s Josh Cunningham and Darrell Davis joke around as they warm up for practice on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at the Cronin Center in Dayton. David Jablonski/Staff

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The Dayton Flyers will hold a secret scrimmage against Northern Kentucky University on Oct. 28, according to a source. The site of the game has not been determined.

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NCAA rules allow Division I teams to scrimmage once in the preseason, but they aren’t allowed to announce the scrimmage or publicize it. Dayton’s lone public exhibition game will be Nov. 4 against Ohio Dominican at UD Arena.

Dayton scrimmaged Purdue last season in Indianapolis, Marquette in 2015 in Indianapolis and Illinois in 2014.

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Northern Kentucky finished 24-11 last season, won the Horizon League tournament and lost 79-70 to Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Indianapolis. Coach John Brannen’s team improved by 15 wins from a 9-21 record in his first season.

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