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A new season is upon us and I’ve been singularly focused on something very troubling the past few weeks: the Wahlberger family opened a hamburger chain simply because “burger” appears in their last name. There’s no passion, there’s no joy, it’s a business predicated on convenience (and no one seems to care!). If your last name is Primavera, it doesn’t necessarily mean your life’s mission is to own and run a restaurant that only serves...

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We’re almost there, guys. We must press on. I’ll try really hard to not repeat anything Petey said about Mason in the article we posted yesterday. The 11-13 Dayton Flyers find themselves traveling with their weary bones to Fairfax, VA this evening to face off against the truly mediocre George Mason Patriots in EagleBank Arena (which looks dangerously steep in pictures, if you’ve ever noticed). When polling a small group this week, it was clear...

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YOUR Flyers are coming off a nice little offensive showing against Dukecane, scoring 88 points while shooting an ungodly 64.9% from the field. Don’t look now, but Dayton has a chance to go to .500 overall and in conference with a win this weekend against VCU. As you are more than likely aware, the Flyers unleashed a severe pink-socking on the Richmond Rams the last time the two programs hooked up, UD scored 106 fucking...

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Not going to sugarcoat it, losing the Arch-Baron Cup has put a significant dent in the season. After two months of inconsistent and uninspiring play, the Flyers could have brought home some goodwill by keeping the ABC in the Gem City. Instead, all Dayton brought back was a bunch of unused timeouts. Regardless, the show must go on. UD technically has a season to finish, and we will be there, on the outskirts, kinda sorta...

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It seems unnecessary to break down Saint Louis considering how Dayton fans obsessively track the Billiken program. The series hasn’t felt like much of a rivalry the past few years, with the Flyers winning an unprecedented seven straight Arch-Baron Cups. Anthony Grant, who at best has received an “incomplete” grade so far this season, can gain some esteem by continuing Dayton’s historic run against SLU. The Arch-Baron Cup is the measuring stick for all Dayton...

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Coming off their biggest win of the season, an absolute pink-socking of VCU, the Flyers head to Philly to take on St. Joe’s. At 3-2, Dayton is now sitting in third place, tied with UMass, George Mason and VCU. This will be an important week for UD as they have three tough games that will impact the race for anonymity that has become the Atlantic Ten regular season. After what is always a tough trip...

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After opening up the season with an invigorating Sock Hop victory over Ball State, the Flyers return to the gymnasium, ready to take on the VCU Rams on Friday night. Whereas this would’ve been one of the premier league games any other season, this year’s matchup is more pillow fight than bunker buster. That’s alright, that’s the kind of season it has been. 11-6 overall, 3-1 in the league (the one conference loss was in...

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As we mentioned when conference play began, it was going to be a bit of a bumpy ride through the A10 this year, but alas we find ourselves amid the ever-enjoyable two-day break with a win to satisfy the cravings. The Flyers are coming off easily their biggest win of the year against a talented St Bonaventure team, (that is now left with little room for error over their last 16 games) and in come...

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New year, new season, same coach. After putting up a 6-6 non-conference mark, the worst start to the year since the 2005-06 season, the Flyers head into A10 play with fettered expectations. Honestly I’m not sure what would constitute a decent conference record at this point. 9-9? 10-8? Take a deep breath, we will get through the next ten weeks together. After that, it will all seem like a really bad dream. The goodish news? The Atlantic...