https://i2.wp.com/www.blackburnreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/newsEngin.18274140_A60D5803.jpg?resize=1280%2C720

One last, we promise, go around for the Blackburn Review podcast. The boys, sans Donnie, discuss their reactions to the Anthony Grant hire and what the future holds in the Gem City. Then, they get to your takes. We want to thank all the people that called, it was nice to hear from the Flyer Faction for a change. If we didn’t get your call on we apologize. The season’s final Hot or Not breaks...

https://i1.wp.com/www.blackburnreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/wsuwin.jpg?resize=1140%2C640

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Well, we made it. After a season of what could best be described as indifference, I’m still not over that St. Joseph’s College game, Flyer fans are rewarded with their just desserts. A fourth straight NCAA appearance sets a new standard for the Dayton Flier basketball program. Some say the journey is its own reward, that’s just loser talk for professional movers and absentee fathers. Results are what matter and Archie Miller and Co....

https://i1.wp.com/www.blackburnreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/VCURamNation-8774-e1488386511557.jpg?resize=1280%2C720

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Maverick vs. Iceman, Rocky Balboa vs. Apollo Creed, O.J. vs. Nicole, these are the rivalries that have defined a generation. For almost a century, the Dayton Flyers and their Overlords from Cincinnati were bitter counterparts. Families were divided, neighbors attacked each other with unchecked blood lust and let’s not even speak of the unfortunate incident that occurred at the Hardee’s just west of the Arena in 2005. But times change. Xavier left the A10, apparently...

https://i1.wp.com/www.blackburnreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/davidsonheader.jpg?resize=1280%2C720

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Three games to go before Pittsburgh and the end of the regular season can’t come soon enough. After a season replete with shrugs and yawns, the final nine days of the season are upon us. For whatever reason, be it the underwhelming competition, complacency, or maybe I’m slowly losing my ability to focus, this whole season has been like watching Eyes Wide Shut. I’m not really paying attention, but I keep lifting my head...

https://i0.wp.com/www.blackburnreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/LivingstonTU27.jpg?resize=1280%2C720

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Echo chambers can be a dangerous thing. They have the ability to skew information and create truth out of falsehoods. The least appealing quality of an echo chamber is its tendency to stifle opposing viewpoints in favor of groupthink and oftentimes censorship (consider any political website’s comment section or UD Pride).  The idea that Archie Miller is earning astronomical money while at Dayton? That’s the byproduct of the Gem City echo chamber. The interesting, distressing, aspect to the...

https://i0.wp.com/www.blackburnreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2017.jpg?resize=1280%2C720

Welcome back, fans of the Flyer. With the World Series officially in the books, it means college basketball is back. Your old pal Sully has decided to join the Blackburn Review this season after lengthy contract negotiations, so I have rewarded their trust by writing your very first article of the new season: a full-on, mouth-watering preview of your 2016-17 Dayton Flyers. First, let me set the stage by being blunt with this post: this...

https://i1.wp.com/www.blackburnreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/sbumbb_11815cm_0359_thumb.jpg?resize=1200%2C631

It’s not even March and the Archie Miller sweepstakes have begun in earnest. From the Las Vegas Review Journal: [su_quote cite=”Mark Anderson” url=”http://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/unlv-rebels/basketball/daytons-archie-miller-might-be-too-elusive-unlv-coaching-job”]UNLV is interested in Dayton’s Archie Miller as its next basketball coach, but the feeling doesn’t appear to be mutual, sources said Thursday. Miller, who took the Flyers to the Elite Eight two years ago, probably will hold out for a school in a power-five conference, the sources said. He had that chance...

https://i0.wp.com/www.blackburnreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/garrettmask.png?resize=1200%2C720

Blackburn is out for the weekend so Mr. Vines is here checking in for duty. Truth be told no one has a clue where he is, but he did post an intriguing Instagram last night: As I was getting chased out of Bargo’s and down Brown Street at 6am this morning, I remembered our Daytona Fliers are currently sitting atop the A10 all by themselves. DURRELL Davis with the game winner, just as we all predicted. 9 in a...

https://i0.wp.com/www.blackburnreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/12698480_10153966260902372_7340435724167705885_o.jpg?resize=1000%2C666

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s rare that we can enjoy a “classic” between the Flyers and Dukes in early February, but what else can you call it? (Besides a near disaster that would have put an immense amount of pressure to win at Rhode Island on Friday night) Some questionable referring, and hot shooting from Micah Mason, put Duquesne in an extremely comfortable spot with around six minutes to go. Dayton, having cut the Dukes lead to one with...

https://i0.wp.com/www.blackburnreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/duquesne-basketball-1232016-us-news-getty-ftr_1x2yqydfzkre71d64rvs8tmm4c.jpg?resize=1280%2C720

It’s time to get greedy, toss your mid-major aspersions aside. With your Flyers currently ranked 17th/19th in the nation, in February mind you, postseason expectations can be fairly measured.  Obviously, we all flock to bracket projections like flies to shit and the latest mockups have been encouraging to say the least. The majority of the projections have UD slotted anywhere from a four to a six seed, high times indeed. So go ahead and monitor...

https://i0.wp.com/www.blackburnreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/usa-today-8953129.0.jpg?resize=1280%2C720

An early Christmas present for Flyer fans as Allah has blessed us with a delightful tilt with the Xavier Musketeers. Let’s all be honest, we missed our friends from northern Kentucky. I like the tenor of this particular contest. Both teams are undefeated, seemingly on their way to the NCAA tournament regardless of tomorrow’s outcome. This will be a great win come Selection Sunday and, on the flip side, a loss won’t be looked at...

https://i0.wp.com/www.blackburnreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/rick-ray-032115-getty-ftr-usjpg_lzms0742jo4u18lh188uhzwew.jpg?resize=1280%2C720

It’s time. Time to Ware Red and Be Lowd™. After experiencing consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament, the expectations for the UD basketball program have reached relatively unprecedented heights. From the dark, funereal Jim O’Brien years,  to the “light at the end of the tunnel” Oliver Purnell era and culminating in the “I’m not fired, I quit” Brian Gregory tenure — the Gem City Cagers, under the tutelage of Archie Miller, have finally broken the surface....