Well it’s officially that time of the year again. The A-10’s Media Day was held in the fair city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania today, an opportunity for Phi Martelli to serve up some choice quotes, Derrick Kellogg to smile unabashedly while not conceding that he’s been stealing UMass’ money and to establish the upcoming season’s conference food chain.

It should come as no surprise that the Flyers and Rhode Island are practically neck and neck at the top of the league’s preseason rankings. Both clubs return a wealth of talent and experience and appear to be the clear favorites this year. For the record, VCU, Davidson and St. Bonnie round out the top five.

Preseason teams? Oh, they got ’em:

[su_quote cite=”A10.com” url=”http://www.atlantic10.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31600&ATCLID=211235312″]Jack Gibbs of Davidson, Tyler Cavanaugh of George Washington, Richmond’s T.J. Cline and St. Bonaventure’s Jaylen Adams join Cooke (Dayton) on the Preseason All-Conference First Team.

La Salle’s Jordan Price was selected to the Preseason Second Team All-Conference along with Smith (Dayton), Martin (Rhode Island), Matthews (Rhode Island) and Alie-Cox (VCU).

Davidson’s Peyton Aldridge, 2015-16 Rookie of the Year Joseph Chartouny of Fordham, Donte Clark of UMass, Richmond’s ShawnDre’ Jones and Lewis (VCU) were all named to the Preseason All-Conference Third Team.

Cooke (Dayton) and his teammate Kyle Davis, Martin (Rhode Island), Alie-Cox (VCU) and Lewis (VCU) are all on the Preseason All-Defensive Team. [/su_quote]

Frost and Nixon, Archie and Jablonski
Frost and Nixon, Archie and Jablonski

Fearless reporter David Jablonski has been doing God’s work in the Steel City, delivering queries regarding the Arch-Baron Cup and the LOWD phenomenon that continues to set the Gem City ablaze.

Jablo published the following video, where new SLU Head Coach Travis Ford clearly attempts to diminish the importance of the ABC. A foolish endeavor indeed.

Jabs also managed to get an answer to the most important question in the Flyer webiverse, does the Head Man know about LOWD? Has it penetrated to the highest levels of the program?

Lastly, the University released pictures of UD’s updated uniform scheme.cvefp-bxyaym89wHuge improvement as far as the wordmark is concerned — it was tough to see “Dayton” on TV last season, particularly with the red and blue uniforms.

The shorts also have some sort of design on them, don’t really care.cveiwoawgaavh39So that is that. The Red & Blue game is set for this weekend, it won’t be long now.

Tom Blackburn

Tom Blackburn is a proud U. o' D. alum. He loses faith in humanity one day at a time, but not in you, you seem like you are all kinds of alright. Charter member of the T-Man fanclub.


  • T-Bolt

    October 19, 2016 at 8:27 AM

    You’d think after taking the shorts out of the Eastbay box they could’ve ironed them. Very mid-major of us.


  • The Kman

    October 19, 2016 at 10:35 AM

    It appears the penicillin has finally cleared up all the VD logo virus.


  • London Warning

    October 19, 2016 at 12:21 PM

    I hope you are joking about these outline wordmarks being easier to see. I must be too old old for this shit because I can’t even tell any more. Either way – these new kits are only an improvement for Archie, who obviously wants to be associated with the play on the court and not the name on the jersey.


  • Sam Miller's Ralph Macchio Hair

    October 26, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    Still waiting on part 2 of the Tony Stanley interview. Blackburn…you suck!


  • In memory of deshaun

    October 27, 2016 at 2:08 AM

    Looks like Harvard is getting credit for your work!!!!

    Harvard condemns lewd ‘scouting report’ by 2012 men’s soccer team

    BOSTON – Harvard University has condemned a sexually explicit document that members of the 2012 men’s soccer team called their “scouting report” of the women’s soccer team.
    In the nine-page document, which was uncovered this week by The Harvard Crimson student newspaper, a member of the men’s team rated the physical attractiveness of new recruits on the women’s team, and also included their photos and lewd comments about many of them. It was circulated online among teammates.

    The author, who was not identified, assigned each female recruit a nickname and a sexual position, writing that one “looks like the kind of girl who both likes to dominate, and likes to be dominated.”

    Other teammates weighed in on the remarks, some voicing approval. They circulated the missive on a website that could be accessed by the public until recently.

    University officials said they didn’t know about the document until this week. They described it as offensive and unacceptable.

    “Harvard University Athletics has zero tolerance for behavior of this kind and is deeply upset by these offensive and derogatory remarks,” Harvard Athletics Director Bob Scalise said in a statement. He added that sports teams are reinforcing “appropriate and respectful social behavior and team conduct” among athletes.

    Chris Hamblin, coach of the women’s soccer team, said the players recruited to his team in 2012 were “outstanding student-athletes and are, above all else, incredible human beings.”

    “The information contained in this document from 2012 is unacceptable, and I am saddened to see this level of disrespect shown to these women,” he added.


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