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Shortly after the March 17 festivities (known by unruly students as St. P*trick’s Day) Dr. Spina met with SGA to discuss the detestable neighborhood camaraderie found on campus over the holiday weekend. At the meeting, Spina began listing off the names of 12 cities. Each of the 12 cities’ nightly news had broadcast footage of the anarchistic bedlam on UD’s campus. He further commented: “All have in their mind that the University of Dayton is...

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Dr. Eric Spina, A recent quote you delivered in response to St. Patrick’s Day, left many alumni confused as to if you have disdain for the entire State of Ohio, The City of Dayton and the university over which you preside. I don’t know what it is about Ohio, Dayton, and this university. I don’t know of other places that have that kind of ‘tradition.’ Since you are seemingly unaware of what makes The University...

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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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When we discuss the 2016-17 Dayton Flyers season, in regards to Josh Cunningham, this video is pretty much all you need to remember. He started the season doing good basketball things, bent his ankle in half (decided not to apply for a medical redshirt that would ensure he would graduate old as shit), then came back late in the season to do some fairly-good-but-never-great basketball things. The shining moment being the fade away jumper below...

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We are getting close now, my friends. In honor of being 24 hours away from the annual exhibition tune-up against a lesser foe, I felt the need to share the tale that was never told. The story of how John Crosby stayed at UD. Let me set the scene for you. It was a brisk Dayton night in early May, students had just gone home for the year, campus was eerily quiet. I texted the...

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It appeared that Xeyrius Williams’ 2016-17 basketball season was going to be defined by three seconds at the end of a 61-57 home loss to Saint Mary’s. As you no doubt recall, your Flyers went on a 14-1 run to cut the Gaels’ lead to just two points with 25 seconds left. On the ensuing possession, Williams was able to get his paws on the ball after Kyle Davis poked it out of the hands...

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So you thought Trey Landers stay glued to the bench last year, huh? Well do I have a video for you! Did you see that sick layup when UD was up 27 at St Louis?! What about that monster jam when the Flyers were spanking Duquesne by 32? Electric! AND THE HIGHLIGHTS DON’T STOP THERE! Who could forget the baseline lay-in on opening night up 28! Chills. And if you thought Trey was one-dimensional…wrong! Just...

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Nothing says college basketball is here like people pretending to be offended by Halloween costumes and the relaunch of Swampy’s favorite website, kenpom.com. Its’ proprietor, Ken Pomeroy, who is credited with the creation of tempo-based statistics, has released his pre-season projections — and if you’re a UD fan, they ain’t rosy (although somewhere Anthony Grant is muttering “I told these motherfuckers” while watching game tapes from southeastern Florida high-schools). Below is Kenny’s first theoretical stab...

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It feels good to be back in the saddle thinking and daydreaming about the upcoming Flyers season. As of this writing we are just over ten weeks away from opening night against Ball State, so we here at the Blackburn Review are going to do a little something cool for you, our loyal (albeit slightly degenerate) readers: Each week we will pick one of the boys on the roster this year and give you a...

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In a summer filled with a whole lot of nothing in regards to college basketball news, we finally got our first glimpse of the 2017-18 Dayton Flyers basketball season today as UD released their schedule right around lunch time. Much like a short one night stand, there’s nothing outwardly impressive about this schedule, but it’ll get the job done. Let’s get under the hood for some takes: The Flyers will get going in what is...

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Real horrible situation for KD and his family. I can’t imagine graduating college then losing your family home a few days later. Wanted to get this out there for those of you not on social media channels.  An alumni setup a GoFundMe for his family, description and link below – spread the word.  “On April 4, 2017, the family home of recent University of Dayton graduate and basketball player,Kyle Davis, was destroyed by a fire....

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As I’m sure you all know by now, UD Arena will be undergoing a much needed facelift. The expansion will take place over the next three years, with a focus on making the fancier spots fancier and ensuring that women have more than enough places to relieve themselves (the amount of toilets that women can squat over will increase by 80%). Essentially, the U of D has decided to upsize the areas where the big...