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WATCH: Dayton Men's Basketball: Scoochie for 3 x 3

Scoochie Smith carried the Flyers in overtime on Saturday night, helping Dayton to a win at Davidson
Via Dayton Flyers Athletics
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith's 11 overtime points lifts Dayton over Davidson

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) Scoochie Smith, without a field goal in regulation, made three 3-pointers and scored 11 points in overtime and Dayton defeated Davidson 89-82 on Friday night, with its eighth straight victory giving it a half-game lead in the Atlantic 10. Smith gave Dayton the lead for good with his first 3-pointer, then added two more 3-pointers and a layup off an assist from...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dayton Women's Basketball: Cut the Nets!

The Flyers cut the nets at UD Arena on Wednesday night after beating Saint Louis to clinch a share of the A-10 regular season title!
Via Dayton Flyers Athletics
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dayton Women's Basketball: 2017 Senior Day Presentation

The Flyers honored their four seniors following the team's win against Saint Louis on Wednesday night
Via Dayton Flyers Athletics
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dayton Men's Basketball: George Mason Postgame

The Flyers beat the Patriots on Tuesday night at UD Arena
Via Dayton Flyers Athletics
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dayton downs St. Bonaventure 76-72 behind Smith's 19 pts

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Scoochie Smith scored 19 points, shooting 11 for 14 from the foul line, Kendall Pollard added 16 points and Dayton beat Saint Bonaventure 76-72 on Saturday. Jaylen Adams made a 3 to bring the Bonnies to within 74-72 with 3 seconds left, but Darrell Davis sealed the win for Dayton (21-5, 12-2 Atlantic 10) with a pair of free throws with .9 second left. Dayton...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dayton Men's Basketball: St. Bonaventure Postgame

The Flyers trailed by as many as 15, but came away with the victory on Saturday at UD Arena
Via Dayton Flyers Athletics
10 days ago  |  Discuss

5 under-the-radar teams to watch in March

Nothing deflates the excitement of finally eyeing the bracket on Selection Sunday quite like perusing the seeds and match-ups and seeing a team you just don’t have much familiarity with. You know the school, the coach, and maybe a player, but you haven’t seen them play and aren’t even really sure how good they are. Even though the NCAA selection committee gave them a seed,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dayton holds off St. Joseph's 77-70 behind Pollard's 19 PTs

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Kendall Pollard scored 19 points, Charles Cooke added 16 points and Dayton took control in the second half on its way to a 77-70 win against Saint Joseph's on Tuesday night. Pollard's jumper put Dayton up 55-44 with 10:52 left. Following Jai Williams' dunk for the Hawks, Cooke hit a 3 and Xeyrius Williams added a jumper less than a minute later to put the Flyers...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Kelly denies reports about him eyeing other jobs

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly strongly denied a report that stated he is casting eyes elsewhere. A report late Saturday indicated that Kelly’s representatives were looking at potential options outside of Notre Dame. In a statement issued through the school, Kelly denied those rumors. Statement from @NDFootball coach Brian Kelly... pic.twitter.com/NuPHmNlTyr — Michael Bertsch...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Brian Kelly comments on firing DC Brian VanGorder

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has fired defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder after four games and is replacing him with defensive analyst Greg Hudson. Kelly announced the move Sunday morning, saying it was “difficult” to fire VanGorder. “This is a difficult decision,” said Kelly, per the program’s website. “I have the utmost respect for Brian as both a person...
Via Sportsnaut
September 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Brian Kelly blames staffer for questionable Twitter activity

Notre Dame is sitting at just 1-2 after losing to Michigan State on Saturday, and coach Brian Kelly is dealing with some problems. The performance of the team’s defense has been of particular concern, with the Irish surrendering 32 points per game. As a result, defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder has come under scrutiny. That scrutiny has been aimed at Kelly’s Twitter account...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 18, 2016  |  Discuss

20-year-old Dayton basketball player Steve McElvene collapses, dies at family home

Sad news out of the University of Dayton Flyers basketball team, as reports indicate that 20-year-old center Steve McElvene has passed awayat his family home on Thursday. The local Allen County (Ind.) Coroners Office announced the news of his death taking place at 11:19 a.m. on Thursday. According to their press release, an autopsy is being performed and results should be know...
Via The Comeback
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Dayton Flyers’ Center Steve McElvene Reportedly Dies At The Age Of 20

Dayton men’s basketball center Steve McElvene has reportedly died. He was 20.  Accoding to multiple reports, McElvene collapsed at his family’s home. The 6-foot-11, 268-pound rising sophomore reportedly had an enlarged heart.  McElvene’s AAU team, the Spiece Indy Heat, confirmed the news on Twitter.  New Haven native, former Heat player and current Dayton player, Steve...
Via College Spun
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Boeheim: Critics of Syracuse know nothing about basketball

Syracuse put together a dominant performance Friday afternoon, shutting down 7-seed Dayton to move onto the second round of this year’s NCAA Tournament. After the contest, head coach Jim Boeheim met with the media, and of course, provided an amusing sound bite.  Boeheim, talking about Syracuse’s controversial inclusion in the tournament, said that anyone who doesn’t believe...
Via College Spun
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Crying Dayton fan sums up Flyers’ misery against Syracuse

On day two of the NCAA Tournament, we may have our first of what will surely be a handful of crying fans caught on camera. This poor youngster wanted nothing more than to watch his beloved Dayton Flyers reach the second round of the tournament, but it was not to be for this aviator-in-training. :(https://t.co/1szwIkC6xl — David Gardner (@byDavidGardner) March 18, 2016 Dayton...
Via The Comeback
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Dayton reduces young fan to tears

The No. 7 Dayton Flyers are currently facing the No. 10 Syracuse Orange in the opening round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament, and aren’t exactly doing well. In fact, as can be seen in the video below, Dayton’s poor play has made on young Flyers fan cry. As heartbreaking as Dayton’s loss may be for some, it isn’t exactly surprising. Both teams struggled down the stretch and got...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Poor little Dayton fan breaks down during blowout

The Dayton Flyers are being torn limb from limb right now by 10-seeded Syracuse, and no one in the world is taking it harder than this Dayton Flyers kid.Sportloop posted a Vine of the child, who is dressed in the goofiest, aviator-style hat. He is crying, because his team is down big, and he's quickly learning that the world is a vast, echoing chamber of unrequited love and crushing...
Via FOX Sports
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Billikens return to Earth, absorb 73-37 pasting by Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio -- Kendall Pollard scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Dayton notched its fifth straight win, rolling to a 73-37 win over Saint Louis on Wednesday night.Pollard finished with 8-of-9 shooting from the field for the Flyers (17-3, 7-1 Atlantic 10 Conference). Dyshawn Pierre added 12 points and eight rebounds, Charles Cook had 10 points and five rebounds and Steve...
Via Associated Press
January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Dyshawn Pierre suspended over sexual assault allegation

Dayton senior forward Dyshawn Pierre has been suspended by the university in the wake of a sexual assault allegation from a fellow student. On Wednesday, Pierre’s lawyer spoke out against Dayton’s decision to suspend the star player following an accusation that did not lead to a criminal charge. “Ignoring that decision made by qualified professionals, the University of Dayton...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Dayton releases 2015-2016 non-conference schedule

After advancing their second straight NCAA Tournament, the Dayton Flyers are looking to make it three straight for the first time since their stretch from 1965-1967. They will have a rather tough road in their non-conference schedule. DaytonFlyers.com released the team’s non-conference schedule and it includes three match-ups against SEC teams and at least three match-ups against...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dayton Player Gets Pantsed By Own Teammate; Cheerleaders React (Video)

Dayton’s hopes of advancing in the NCAA Tournament were dwindling, so Dyshawn Pierre could have lost his cool. Instead, he lost his pants. With his team trailing by seven points in Wednesday’s First Four matchup against Boise State, the junior forward skied for an uncontested rebound. He came down with the ball, but unfortunately, his shorts came down with it. This...
Via NESN.com
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dyshawn Pierre loses his shorts on rebound for Dayton (Video)

Dayton forward Dyshawn Pierre had a forgettable moment during the Flyers’ play-in game for the NCAA Tournament Wednesday against Boise State. Pierre grabbed a rebound late in the second half of the game but lost his shorts on the play. Luckily not a ton was revealed since so many players wear padded undergarments these day,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: A Dayton Player’s Shorts Fell To The Floor As He Grabbed A Rebound

The most awkward moment of the 2015 NCAA Tournament just occurred in the First Four game between Dayton and Boise State.  Late in the second half, Flyers’ forward Dyshawn Pierre went up for a rebound, and grabbed it. Unfortunately for him, though, one of his teammates accidentally knocked his shorts to the ground as he seized the ball.  Check it out:  At least he got the rebound...
Via College Spun
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Both First Four Bubble Games Have Turned Into Problems, Highlighting The Need For Reform

The court pictured above is one of the NCAA’s standardized “Stepford Courts,” with the familiar logo in the middle, the black bordering, and the clear lanes. (Stepford Courts must die, but of course, that’s why they exist. We wouldn’t want each NCAA tournament venue to retain its originality…) Yet, savvy observers will identify the building as UD Arena, the home of the...
Via The Student Section
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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