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Although it is one of college basketball’s most storied rivalries, certainly the most decorated, there isn’t an organized, concise and detailed history of the Arch-Baron Cup. Sure, there are bits and pieces here and there, but, for the most part, the ABC stills exists in the shadows. The national media has downplayed the significance of the rivalry principally due to the intensity of the series. Sports writers are afraid to take sides, commentators are careful...

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There have been many memorable battles throughout the storied history of the Arch-Baron Cup. There was, of course, last season’s 61-45 throttling by the Flyers, a game that was close throughout before Dayton went on a run to end the game with a comfortable victory. Obviously, if we are talking Arch-Baron Cup lore, there was the game later that same season which saw the Flyers eke out a 51-44 over their rivals in St. Louis....

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RecentLumpy Opener

5 years ago102 min

This much is clear, against a team like Saint Louis, UD is going to need more than one guy to carry the load. Outside of Jordan Siebert, no one stepped up offensively for the Flyers on Saturday afternoon. Devin Oliver and Vee Sanford went a combined 2-of-20 from the field. 2-of-20. Dayton shot just 30.6% from the floor, a season-low (and also the lowest percentage of Archie’s reign), and 29% from three-point land. That’s not...

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I took a quick glimpse at UD’s conference slate this week and was a bit relieved. The sun has finally risen for the Sweater Nation™. Saint Louis, VCU, George Washington and UMass all visit the Arena, with the Flyers making a trip to only Saint Louis in return. The cards are stacked heavily in the Flyers’ favor. KenPom seems to agree, as his prognostication for UD’s conference run is promising: In short, there isn’t a...

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UD’s basketball team, and its fans, are not unlike the cast of the NBC sitcom, 1600 Penn. Waiting around anxiously, wondering when this whole thing will come to its bitter end. Fear not, Flyer fans, just 10 more games to go. Then the sweet release of death will envelope us all and we can go back to focusing on important things like college football depth charts and lawn care maintenance. At this point, it’s clear...