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YOUR Flyers are coming off a nice little offensive showing against Dukecane, scoring 88 points while shooting an ungodly 64.9% from the field. Don’t look now, but Dayton has a chance to go to .500 overall and in conference with a win this weekend against VCU. As you are more than likely aware, the Flyers unleashed a severe pink-socking on the Richmond Rams the last time the two programs hooked up, UD scored 106 fucking...

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Coming off their biggest win of the season, an absolute pink-socking of VCU, the Flyers head to Philly to take on St. Joe’s. At 3-2, Dayton is now sitting in third place, tied with UMass, George Mason and VCU. This will be an important week for UD as they have three tough games that will impact the race for anonymity that has become the Atlantic Ten regular season. After what is always a tough trip...

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New year, new season, same coach. After putting up a 6-6 non-conference mark, the worst start to the year since the 2005-06 season, the Flyers head into A10 play with fettered expectations. Honestly I’m not sure what would constitute a decent conference record at this point. 9-9? 10-8? Take a deep breath, we will get through the next ten weeks together. After that, it will all seem like a really bad dream. The goodish news? The Atlantic...

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One last, we promise, go around for the Blackburn Review podcast. The boys, sans Donnie, discuss their reactions to the Anthony Grant hire and what the future holds in the Gem City. Then, they get to your takes. We want to thank all the people that called, it was nice to hear from the Flyer Faction for a change. If we didn’t get your call on we apologize. The season’s final Hot or Not breaks...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Well, we made it. After a season of what could best be described as indifference, I’m still not over that St. Joseph’s College game, Flyer fans are rewarded with their just desserts. A fourth straight NCAA appearance sets a new standard for the Dayton Flier basketball program. Some say the journey is its own reward, that’s just loser talk for professional movers and absentee fathers. Results are what matter and Archie Miller and Co....

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Maverick vs. Iceman, Rocky Balboa vs. Apollo Creed, O.J. vs. Nicole, these are the rivalries that have defined a generation. For almost a century, the Dayton Flyers and their Overlords from Cincinnati were bitter counterparts. Families were divided, neighbors attacked each other with unchecked blood lust and let’s not even speak of the unfortunate incident that occurred at the Hardee’s just west of the Arena in 2005. But times change. Xavier left the A10, apparently...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Three games to go before Pittsburgh and the end of the regular season can’t come soon enough. After a season replete with shrugs and yawns, the final nine days of the season are upon us. For whatever reason, be it the underwhelming competition, complacency, or maybe I’m slowly losing my ability to focus, this whole season has been like watching Eyes Wide Shut. I’m not really paying attention, but I keep lifting my head...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Echo chambers can be a dangerous thing. They have the ability to skew information and create truth out of falsehoods. The least appealing quality of an echo chamber is its tendency to stifle opposing viewpoints in favor of groupthink and oftentimes censorship (consider any political website’s comment section or UD Pride).  The idea that Archie Miller is earning astronomical money while at Dayton? That’s the byproduct of the Gem City echo chamber. The interesting, distressing, aspect to the...

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When the Flyers come calling for the Billikens in St. Louis tonight, the 57th meeting between the rivals, history will once again be on the line. If you follow college basketball, even from a distance, you are well aware that Ryan Archibald Miller has won six consecutive Arch-Baron Cups, an unprecedented run that has justly caught the nation’s attention. Archie Miller has a golden opportunity to rewrite the record book, as a win tonight would...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] There were plenty of interesting stories going into the offseason in the Atlantic Ten. Would La Salle’s transfers mesh right away and dominate the league? How would Dayton cope with the loss of Steve McElvene? Could Jack Gibbs average over twenty shots a game?  However, none of these subjects could touch the intrigue that stemmed from Karen Neubauer’s Twitter account last April and May. Karen was the wife of current Fordham head coach Jeff...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As we said a week or so ago, we are no longer looking for quality wins, we are focusing strictly on quantity of wins. Dayton had a chance to pick up a quality scalp, at home, against Saint Mary’s but came up just short against the Gaels. The Flyers failed to make any noise in the Wooden Legacy, losing to Nebraska (thereby missing a chance to play UCLA) before picking up ho-hum victories against Portland...

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Dayton faced off against Nebraska tonight in an opening round game of the Wooden Legacy, looking to advance and faceoff against UCLA tomorrow night. The Flyers came out flat in the first half, shocking I know, and had to once again fight and claw their way back into the ballgame. The Flyers took their first lead late in the game, but it was not to be. Nebraska simply made more plays and a Scoochie Smith...