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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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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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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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Hey, Gang!  The 2017-2018 is in full-swing, and while we are all familiar with the raucous confines of The Sweater Centre; many Flyer Fanatics will cheer on UD on the road.  Whether you plan on checking out the mid-major action in Charleston, Pittsburgh or St. Louis, we’ve got you covered!  The 2017-18 Blackburn Review Travel Companion is your guide to the best and worst destinations for this year’s road slate. Kingston, RI February 24th Kingston,...

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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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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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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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Hey, Gang!  The 2017-2018 is in full-swing, and while we are all familiar with the raucous confines of The Sweater Centre; many Flyer Fanatics will cheer on UD on the road.  Whether you plan on checking out the mid-major action in Charleston, Pittsburgh or St. Louis, we’ve got you covered!  The 2017-18 Blackburn Review Travel Companion is your guide to the best and worst destinations for this year’s road slate. Fairfax, VA February 14th (Editor’s...

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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...