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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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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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Here’s the scary thing: regardless of how angry and disappointed you are after tonight’s SLAUGHTER, this isn’t technically “rock bottom”. Not yet. We still have to play Fordham this weekend at home. You can’t declare rock bottom until you’ve gotten past each and every landmine on the schedule, and at this juncture I don’t even want to turn my TV on come Saturday. Moving forward, the blogs on this site will get the same amount...

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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...

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Whenever I put a finger to keyboard to put things on this website, the question I start with is always the same: “Is this something worth reading?” In fairness, sometimes the answer is yes, sometimes no, but I do try to skew towards the former in most instances. So on Sunday night, when I decided whether I wanted to recap the SLU-UD matchup, the conclusion I came to was this: If you are here reading this...

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I’m live recapping again, got my beer, Josh wins the tip, let’s fucking go Flyers. Can you imagine if you saw Peyton Aldridge at the park for a pickup game? No way you’re picking that dude in the first 2-3 rounds, goofy as all hell. I constantly forget he doesn’t wear Rec Specs. Unfortunately, this is also UD’s story. Thank god there’s only one more season of letting this dude from Ohio beat UD. I’m...

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This team does not deserve a full recap, so instead, I wrote a few paragraphs about the game so we didn’t have to fully re-live the events of Saturday afternoon. I mean, when you REALLY think about it, what is there to write? You went in knowing URI was way more talented than UD, they were. You went in feeling like UD would probably get dominated in most aspects of the game, they did. Everything...

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The Dayton Flyers took their 9th loss of the season in the form of a full-on shellacking from Phil Martelli’s Hawks. Let’s just call it what it is first. We mentioned on the last few podcasts that during season’s like this, the hardest part is not sounding like a broken record, and avoiding redundancies. I will have a very difficult time doing that in this recap. As we originally feared, the Flyers carried absolutely no...

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When you have to trudge through a season full of poopy efforts from your favorite basketball team, you look for reasons for optimism, you look for reasons to feel joy, and you look for reasons to not have that last drink. Those that make their way to The Arena, night in and night out, are masochists of a certain kind and the only thing that keeps them coming back for more is fleeting moments of...

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As we dive into the abyss of the A10 season, we must constantly remind ourselves to fully celebrate each win that we are given from these Dayton Flyers. In previous years, a win was expected, and we counted the days until we could do it again. This season? We put on new pants every night and hope to a higher power that we don’t come home with them soiled at the end of the evening....

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  We are all Chang. Well how about that shit, huh? The first, full, 40-minute basketball-doing effort by the young students from the University of Dayton. We talked all day long about how St. Bonaventure opening as a 2-point favorite was insane, but unfortunately, we don’t know shit. Vegas knows all. Since I have been doing a lot of yapping on the site recently, and wasn’t willing to drive 4.5 hours on a Wednesday afternoon...