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From FOB Ray Floriani comes this A10 Media Day recap, with particular focus on the home team. • • • • • Brooklyn, NY –  It has been almost a week since the Atlantic Ten media day  held at the Barclay’s Center. After driving over and listening to a fabulous Howard Stern interview of Sir Paul McCartney, I was ready for this season opening event. Walking in to Barclay’s I ran into Chris Mooney. We exchanged hellos and pleasantries...

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The season couldn’t have ended any other way. After losing a heart-breaker against George Washington (as was scripted), on a follow-up dunk by Isaiah Armwood, the Flyers had to lie in wait, relying on the results of the Saint Bonaventure/Fordham and Charlotte/St. Joe’s tilts. UD wouldn’t have to wait long, as the Fordham Rams hung on to defeat the Bonnies, winning a game they theoretically had no business even caring about. The Ram win was...

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Going into this weekend’s game, I just wanted to get a pulse on what Sweater Nation™ is thinking ahead of the season’s finale with Gêõrgë Wåshíngtøñ: [polldaddy poll=6948784] Overview GW is basically in the same position as Dayton, needing a victory to solidify their spot in the league’s postseason. The Colonials have shown improvement in Mike Lonergan’s second season in Foggy Bottom. The school will best last season’s ten win total and will continue to...

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Seniors Kevin Dillard, Josh Benson and maybe Brian Vonderhaar (I don’t know, his situation really confuses me –although he is a redshirt senior, would he really go into his pocket to be a fifth-year walk-on next year?) go out in style, cruising to a 75-63 victory over St. Bonaventure. The twelve point win brings Dayton’s league record to 7-8, 17-12 overall. The real story, of course, had nothing to do with Dayton at all. A...

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Dayton is a fat girl who came back to school twenty pounds lighter. Written off just a few months ago, she is now garnering attention she isn’t used to. Maybe she doesn’t even deserve it, but this is UD, any girl not built like an Ewok gets a second look. The Flyers, winners of three of their last four, are a testament to sustained mediocrity. UD is still in a position to finish .500 in...

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Big news yesterday as the Catholic Cabal looks primed to add the Overlords and Horseshoe University to its stable next season. Creighton, according to ESPN, may be in the league’s immediate plans as well: Joining the Catholic 7 schools — DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, and Villanova — in the new “Big East” this fall will be Xavier and Butler, sources said. Creighton has emerged as the favorite to become the 10th...

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The main function of Twitter, I’m convinced, isn’t to share information, opinions and pictures of food. It’s primarily a crowd sourcing tool. Twitter allows users to immediately decipher what the rest of the world is talking about, what issues and topics are in the forefront of people’s minds. I say that to say this: from my observation of the UD fans I follow on Twitter last night, the rest of the season is like German...

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Mike Rowe has made his small fortune on a show called “Dirty Jobs.” I’ve seen him skim cesspools, process road kill, and impregnate various farm animals. But there are some jobs that he has turned down… jobs that are so thankless that it shatters one’s flimsy grasp on humanity. The three projects he’s sworn to never do are: mop the floor of a peep show parlor, be the NJ State Trooper charged with wiping Gov....

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Well, it has come to this. With just five games left in the season, we are a huddled mass in a theater, quickly looking for the nearest exit. Our real hope is for a fire to break out and that we all get trapped inside (or that a kid with orange hair busts in and delivers the final solution). The cold reality has set in — it’s every woman and man for his/her self. The...

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I guess if anything positive was to come from this season, it was avoiding a clean sweep at the hands of the Overlords. The Flyers took a 4-2 lead with eighteen minutes to play in the first half and never relinquished the advantage again. Xavier did manage to cut the lead to three midway through the second half, but Dayton never really seemed in danger of collapsing. UD quickly pushed the margin up to twelve...

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The Xavier game this weekend will likely mark the last time many of us will see Josh Benson and Kevin Dillard in the red and blue (royal blue?). No one can blame you. This team lacks so many of the qualities that usually attracted us to previous UD squads: heart, personality, a sense of unity, Keith Waleskowski. The only highlight I can even recall at this moment is Dyshawn Pierre’s perfect shooting performance against Boston...

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Another heart-breaker against the Rams puts UD on thin ice for Brooklyn. From Rhode Island blog, Rhody Rampage: The Rhode Island Rams did it again. Another last-second shot by Rhody sank the Dayton Flyers for the third year in a row (if you can believe it), and the Rams came away with a dramatic 75-72 victory at the Ryan Center. Marquis Jones, who wore number 5 for URI, beat Dayton in 2011 with a circus...