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The gang gets back together for a 4-man weave podcast, celebrating the kickoff of the 10th season of the Blackburn Review. Things go off the rails almost immediately (as they always do) and the boys get right into all the old stories that have kept them, and you, and all of us, entertained for a full decade. Photobooth girl is mentioned, the early days of the blog in the pre-twitter era, walk-ons, posts gone awry,...

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I really just dont know, guys As of this writing, Dayton basketball is a mere 26 days away, so I got to supposin’ it’s time to talk about what we have here. It’s true what you’ve heard, DURRELL Davis has moved on from the University of Dayton, degree in-hand, and a new chapter of hoops must begin in his stead. At the very least, the expectations for this season (on the whole) will be far...

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To kick off the 10th season of the BBR, Sully gets his cronies together to dish about Dayton hoops and various other nonsensical topics. The boys start off slow, with an important announcement about tweeting recruits, and then quickly move into predictions for the upcoming year, with realism thrown to the wind. They quickly pivot to discuss roster additions and why this year’s team is slightly more intriguing than the last, as well as giving...

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It has been four long months since we sat around the virtual campfire to discuss Dayton basketball, but we’re back bitches! The Blackburn Review is proud to kick-off our 10th season (!!!!) with a rousing recap of the Gem City’s newest non-conference basketball calendar, which dropped this morning at 9am via this tweet that you will want to mute immediately (but is overall a well-produced video because I like giving credit where it’s due): 2K18-19...

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I’m not sure if anyone asked for it, or even wanted it, but now that dust has settled after the most eventful day in the young Dayton offseason, the BBR is back to give you the scoop that is not fit to print on respectable media outlets. Before we get to really breaking down the carnage below, let’s clear the air. The Day of Departure, last week, was undoubtedly a great day for the Dayton...

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On the path to finally reach the finish line of the 2017-18 season for the Dayton Flyers, it became abundantly clear at the start of the calendar year that we would be rooting for “small victories” this season, instead of something truly tangible like a trophy. When Flyers, young and old, look back on this season, it will surely be labeled a “rebuilding year” full of ups and downs. And so, in the spirit of...

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Ahead of UD’s contest with Rhode Island, I sat down with our pal Dave, who runs the blog RhodyRampage.com with the twitter handle, @RhodyRampage. Many of us have been going back and forth with Dave for years on the tweeter and he remains one of the better voices in the conference when it comes to team coverage on the interwebz. I picked his brain about Hurley’s future, how much he’s enjoyed the run these last...

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When the great founding fathers of the Arch Baron Foundation got together on a blistery cold night in Dayton, OH to form the great basketball rivalry you know today as the Arch-Baron Cup, Tuesday’s tilt in the Gem City was precisely what they had in mind: ugly, sloppy, pants-shitting basketball that comes down to the wire. The newest chapter of the Arch-Baron Cup had it all. An installment for the ages. (It has come to...

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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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Have you temporarily forgotten George Mason University is in the Atlantic 10 Conference? That’s ok, you’re not alone! Much like the Spiders of Richmond and the Minutemen of UMass, the George Mason Patriots are a comfortable arms length away from your Dayton Flyers in the A10, and as such, always have a few friends that are willing to sit down and talk some hoops with us in a polite and civilized manner. For this version...

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In the end, it was just about what you expected. Had I told you Saturday morning the Flyers would go down big in the second half, claw their way back and eventually lose a close one at VCU, the only part you may have questioned me on was the comeback, everything else felt familiar given what we’ve seen this season. There were more questions produced by Anthony Grant, there were lots of turnovers, there was...

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We have to press on, you guys, we have to. Last year, about this time of the year, I was looking at NCAA tournament sites/dates/times, etc. I could’ve told you every team on the bubble with Dayton, and every place UD could have landed geographically in the tournament. This year (besides my hometown of Pittsburgh) I couldn’t tell you a single tournament site, nor could I really rattle off more than 1 or 2 teams...