Dayton Rumors & News

  • Charles Cooke to return to Dayton Flyers

    Dayton Daily News "Charles Cooke will return to the Dayton Flyers for his senior season and withdraw his name from consideration for the NBA Draft, UD announced Tuesday. Cooke, a 6-foot-5 guard from Trenton, N.J., led the Flyers in scoring with 15.6 points per game. He announced April 21 he would submit his name..." May 24

  • Dayton Flyers center Steve McElvene dies at 20

    Dayton Daily News "University of Dayton basketball player Steve McElvene died Thursday at 20, UD announced. The Allen County (Ind.) Coroners Office confirmed the news, and a spokesman said McElvene died at 11:19 a.m. An investigation is ongoing, and autopsy results are expected this afternoon. McElvene was a..." May 12

  • Dayton's Charles Cooke to test NBA draft waters

    The Score "Dayton guard Charles Cooke is declaring for the NBA draft, but won't hire an agent, the team announced Thursday. "Charles and I have discussed the new legislation regarding the 2016 NBA Draft Combine and early entrant opportunity, and I support him entering his name into the 2016 NBA Draft,"..." April 22

  • Dayton extends head coach Archie Miller through 2023

    The Score "Sean Miller isn't leaving Arizona, and his brother Archie isn't leaving his post either. Dayton announced Wednesday that it has signed its head coach to a contract extension that will keep him with the Flyers through 2023. Financial terms of the new deal were not disclosed, but Miller did..." March 23

  • Syracuse makes statement in rout of Dayton

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Why is Syracuse in the field? How does a team lose five of its last six and still make it? What was the selection committee thinking? The Orange answered everyone's questions Friday with a dominant second half in a first round Midwest Region beatdown of Dayton. Freshman..." March 18

  • St. Bonaventure upsets No. 15 Dayton

    The Sports Xchange "DAYTON, Ohio -- University of Dayton Arena is among the toughest environments for visiting teams. Typically, when the hometown Flyers are on the verge of a run, the crowd's energy carries them through. On Saturday afternoon, St. Bonaventure found an antidote in sophomore guard Jaylen..." February 20

  • Saint Joseph's upsets No. 15 Dayton

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Saint Joseph's Hawks haven't been ranked since Jameer Nelson was in uniform. But that could very well change next week. The Hawks picked up their best win of the season Wednesday night, knocking off the No. 15 Dayton Flyers 79-70 at Hagan Arena. The win propelled the..." February 17

  • Dayton’s suspended forward Dyshawn Pierre to return to team

    SI "Dayton senior forward Dyshawn Pierre returned to practice Sunday and is expected to make his season debut in the near future, reports ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Pierre, who was suspended from the school after he was accused of sexual assault by another student in September, could return to game..." December 24

  • Judge rules in favor of UD; basketball star Pierre remains suspended

    Dayton Daily News "A federal judge ruled Friday that Pierre’s suspension from the University of Dayton will remain in place until Dec. 20. The ruling came after Pierre and his attorneys filed lawsuit in an attempt to force the university to lift the suspension before Dec. 20. First report: Dayton men’s..." December 12

  • This year's Dayton team will be Archie Miller's best Flyers squad yet

    CBS Sports "Dayton fans must be in a constant state of giddy ambivalence. Their prideful program has maintained national relevance while cresting to mainstream success in the past two years under Archie Miller. Since 2014, few teams have been as fun to watch or as interesting to track as the Flyers. By..." December 10

  • Judge to decide if UD player Dyshawn Pierre rejoins team

    Dayton Daily News "ball player Dyshawn Pierre gets to immediately re-enroll in school and re-join the team rests in the hands of a federal judge. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Rose heard arguments Thursday from attorneys representing Pierre and the university in Dayton’s federal building. Rose said he would..." October 19

  • Dayton’s Pierre fighting suspension, allegations

    College Basketball Talk "Dayton senior Dyshawn Pierre will fight his suspension and is also dealing with an alleged sexual assault that could be the basis of his first-semester suspension, according to multiple reports. In a report from Josh Sweigart from the Dayton Daily News, another Dayton student accused Pierre of..." September 24

  • Dyshawn Pierre to miss 10 games to start season

    ESPN "Dyshawn Pierre, Dayton's leading returning scorer and rebounder, has been suspended by the school for the fall semester, a source close to the situation told ESPN. Pierre is expected to miss the first 10 games of the season. He will likely be eligible to return Dec. 22 against Miami..." September 21

  • Bradley transfer Josh Cunningham commits to Dayton

    CBS Sports "Bradley transfer Josh Cunningham has committed to Dayton, sources told on Thursday night. The 6-7 forward will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next season, per NCAA rules." June 11

  • Archie Miller, Dayton agree to extension through 2021-22 season

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The more success Dayton has under Archie Miller, the more likely it is he'll pack up one day and head for a bigger school. While that cycle is sometimes inevitable, the Flyers are doing what they can to keep him. Dayton on Thursday announced it has signed Miller to a contract extension through..." March 26

  • Detwon Rogers leaving Dayton men’s basketball program

    Dayton Daily News "Junior forward Dewton Rogers is transferring from the Dayton men’s basketball program, coach Archie Miller confirmed Tuesday. Rogers never played in a game for the Flyers. Rogers announced last April he was transferring to Dayton after two seasons as the College of Southern Idaho." March 24

  • Flyers lose guard Ryan Bass for season to concussion symptoms

    Dayton Daily News "Dayton men’s basketball program announced Saturday morning, because of continuing concerns about concussion-related symptoms. Bass, a Dunbar High School graduate, experienced concussion problems during his career at Oakland, where he played three seasons. He also suffered a concussion before..." January 05

  • Dayton dismisses big men Devon Scott, Jalen Robinson from team

    ESPN "Dayton has dismissed starting center Devon Scott and backup big man Jalen Robinson from the team. Robinson and Scott were involved in a trespassing incident in the dorms in which they allegedly stole money, sources said. "I'm extremely disappointed in Jalen and Devon. Their actions do not..." December 18

  • Dayton loses freshmen center for upcoming season

    CBS Sports "Coming off a charmed Elite Eight run, Dayton's 2014-15 season will be without the contributions of freshman center Steve McElvene. The sit-out is NCAA-mandated. The school's announced its 6-foot-11 center is practice-eligible but not able to play in any games for the upcoming season after..." September 29

  • Dayton picks up verbal commitment from guard John Crosby

    Dayton Daily News "The Dayton men’s basketball program picked up a verbal commitment Monday from point guard John Crosby, of the New Hampton School (N.H.), according to a source. Crosby is a 6-foot-2 guard originally from Baltimore, Md. He’s attending New Hampton this year and previously attended Baltimore..." September 22

  • Former Oakland guard transfers to Dayton, eligible this season

    College Basketball Talk "Dayton will have the services of fifth-year point guard Ryan Bass for the this upcoming season, as head coach Archie Miller announced on Tuesday that the Dayton, Ohio native had joined the program. “We are very excited to announce the addition of Oakland University graduate, Ryan Bass to our..." August 27

  • Matt Derenbecker, former LSU, UNO basketball player, found dead in Ponchatoula

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Matt Derenbecker, who played college basketball at UNO, Dayton and LSU and was a high school star at Country Day, was found dead Sunday in Ponchatoula at a friend's house where he was house sitting, his father, John Derenbecker, said. He was 22. John Derenbecker said Matt did not show up at..." August 11

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Dayton guard Khari Price to transfer from program

    Fox Sports "Dayton lost a returning starter Sunday when head coach Archie Miller announced guard Khari Price has decided to transfer out of the program. Price averaged 6.2 points in 22.4 minutes per game as a sophomore last season. He started all 37 games for the Flyers, who won 26 games and advanced to..." June 09

  • Dayton lands James Madison transfer Charles Cooke

    CBS Sports "Dayton has landed James Madison transfer Charles Cooke, sources confirmed to Cooke chose the Flyers over Rhode Island and James Madison." June 04

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    Jon Rothstein @JonRothstein

    JMU transfer Charles Cooke is down to URI, Dayton, + Michigan State, source told @CBSSports. Already visited URI. Visits Dayton in June.

  • Elite Eight run worth more than $72 million for Dayton

    CBS Sports "Earlier this week, we passed along the bad associated with Dayton's Elite Eight run: the tax bill the city paid due to so much police required to handle the frenzied celebrations. Well, here's the other side of it -- the very good. Per the school, Dayton earned $72.66 million worth of "media..." May 23

  • Dayton's Elite Eight run cost the city nearly $60K in taxes

    Dayton Daily News "Miami Valley taxpayers and the University of Dayton shelled out more than $57,000 in overtime to fund police officers from 13 jurisdictions to control crowds at the University of Dayton as its men’s basketball team made a historic run in this year’s NCAA tournament. Faced with the job of..." May 21

  • Dayton sophomore Devon Scott charged with domestic violence

    College Basketball Talk "Fresh off of a trip to the Elite 8, Dayton sophomore Devon Scott decided to celebrate by going out and getting charged with domestic violence and assault. According to the AP, the alleged assault occurred on April 1st at Scott’s residence. “Due to federal privacy laws, the University cannot..." April 08

  • Florida Gators defeat Dayton 62-52, advance to Final Four

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Florida Gators pulled away for a 62-52 win over Dayton Saturday night, advancing to the Final Four. UF ended one frustrating streak and extended another one with the victory. The No. 1 seed Gators won their 30th consecutive game. And they finally claimed an Elite Eight victory after..." March 30

  • NCAA South Regional betting news and notes: 3-point line a no-fly zone vs. Dayton "Just two teams remain in the South Region, and only one will advance to the Final Four. Here's a quick look at Saturday's matchup between the Florida Gators and the Dayton Flyers: No. 11 Dayton Flyers vs. No. 1 Florida Gators (-10.5, 132.5) Much has been made about the Gators' stifling..." March 29

  • Dayton faces Florida in the NCAA Regional Final "DAYTON FACES FLORIDA IN THE NCAA REGIONAL FINAL • Looking to make the Final Four for the first time in 47 years, the University of Dayton Flyers match up against the No. 1 overall seed Florida Gators in the South Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. • The 6:09 p.m. ET game on Saturday..." March 29

  • Gators' bench could be key against deep, relentless Dayton

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Florida's seniors have led the way all season, but the Gators' young bench could be the key to reaching the Final Four. The No. 11 Dayton Flyers will come at the No. 1 Gators in waves on Saturday, unleashing as many as a dozen players to push the pace and create havoc. Coach Archie Miller's..." March 29

  • Billy Donovan's Gators are Cinderella's worst nightmare

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Sorry, Cinderella, the party's almost over. Take off that ballroom gown, put on your tattered old dress, retrieve your mop and pail and get back to work. Once again, the No. 1-ranked Florida Gators are on the verge of snuffing out the hopes and dreams of underdogs everywhere and sending No...." March 29

  • Gators face Dayton for spot in Final Four

    Florida Today "The Dayton Flyers are feeling very confident and loose with the upsets they've already pulled this NCAA Tournament. They're also ready to wreck what's left of anyone's bracket with their greatest challenge ahead and a trip to the Final Four on the line. Enter the Florida Gators, the overall top..." March 29

  • Gators open as double-digit faves versus Flyers "Lines for Saturday's Elite Eight matchups are starting to hit the board at sportsbooks and the No. 1 Florida Gators have opened as 10-point faves over this year's Cinderella program, the Dayton Flyers. The total opened at 133.5. The Gators have covered in back-to-back tournament games, but..." March 28

  • Elite performance helps Dayton stop Stanford 82-72 "Jordan Sibert scored 18 points, Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 and Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 on Thursday to make the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight for the first time since 1984. Devin Oliver added 12 points and seven rebounds and Matt Kavanaugh tallied 10 points as the Flyers..." March 28

  • NCAA tournament breakdown: Previewing Thursday's Sweet 16 games

    USA Today "WEST REGIONAL (ANAHEIM) Stanford (23-12) vs. Dayton (25-10) | Time, TV: 7:15 p.m. ET, CBS Why Dayton will win: Rolling in the deep. The Flyers' rotation includes 11 players averaging double-digit minutes. "There's not much difference between No. 3 and No. 8," coach Archie Miller said...." March 27

  • Miller brothers carrying on the family tradition

    Arizona Republic "The Sweet 16 can mean different things to different programs. John Miller's two sons epitomize that. Archie, the third-year coach at Dayton, has his 11th-seeded Flyers into the round of 16 for the first time in 30 years. This is a revelation. Sean has No. 1 seed and title contender Arizona..." March 25

  • Stanford's Dawkins: Dayton has 'toughness about them'

    San Jose Mercury News "Stanford plays Dayton on Thursday in the only matchup of double-digit seeds in the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16 round. But Cardinal coach Johnny Dawkins said his team won't be lured into a false sense of confidence. Asked if the bracket is opening up after 11th-seeded Dayton took out No. 3..." March 25

  • Dayton faces Stanford in the NCAA Regional Semifinal "DAYTON FACES STANFORD IN THE NCAA REGIONAL SEMIFINAL • Looking to make the Elite Eight for the first time in 30 years, the University of Dayton Flyers match up against the No. 10 seed Stanford Cardinal in the Third Round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. • The game will be nationally televised on..." March 25

  • Archie Miller signs extension with Dayton

    CBS Sports "That didn't take very long. After leading Dayton to the Sweet 16, head coach Archie Miller has locked up a long-term deal with the Flyers. Miller signed a contract extension with Dayton that keeps him with the Flyers through the 2018-19 season. He has been with Dayton since the 2011-12..." March 24

  • Orange crushed, Dayton upsets Syracuse 55-53 "The Dayton Flyers became the biggest Cinderella story in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. With a stop as time expired, the Flyers upset the No. 12/14 Syracuse Orange 55-53 to earn their first spot in the Sweet Sixteen since 1984. Dyshawn Pierre led the Flyers with 14 points and six rebounds, while..." March 23

  • For Dayton, NCAA ebullience gives way to business

    USA Today "The Dayton Flyers were flying high after their Thursday win against Ohio State. Friday, they came back to earth. They insisted they're here on a business trip, nothing more. That game against lordly Syracuse on Saturday? Just business. Vee Sanford set the tone. A day after hitting the shot..." March 22

  • Battle of Ohio as Dayton gets shot at Buckeyes

    New York Post "Ohio State can’t duck Dayton. Not this time. Despite the campuses being only one hour apart, Ohio State and Dayton have played only six times, and not since the 2008 NIT. It’s not that Dayton is unwilling to test itself against the dominant team in the state, it’s that Ohio State, as the top..." March 20

  • Sanford's the hero as Dayton stuns Ohio State 60-59 "Vee Sanford hit a layup with 3.8 seconds remaining to help the Dayton Flyers upset the No. 22/24 Ohio State Buckeyes, 60-59, in the NCAA Tournament Second Round. Trailing 59-58 with 10 seconds left, Sanford drove from the top of the key to the right side and banked in a shot. Ohio State's Aaron..." March 20

  • Will Dayton's extra motivation knock out Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State arrived in Buffalo on Tuesday night, and the No. 6 Buckeyes will spend Wednesday practicing, talking to the media, watching more film and getting ready for their matchup with No. 11 Dayton at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday on CBS. The Buckeyes and Flyers haven't played since the 2008 NIT and..." March 19

  • Looking for Cinderella? Try the A-10

    USA Today "AT THE WATER COOLER: Every year, we search for it. That diamond-in-the-rough team that we dub Cinderella. If we're trying to find a team to become this year's NCAA tournament darling, look no further than the Atlantic 10 Conference, a league that hasn't skipped a beat in spite of losing..." March 12

  • Dayton tips off 2014 Atlantic 10 tournament in Brooklyn "DAYTON TIPS OFF 2014 ATLANTIC 10 TOURNAMENT IN BROOKLYN • For the 19th consecutive season, the University of Dayton Flyers will compete in the Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Championship. • The games will be televised by NBC Sports Network, CBS Sports Network, CBS, carried by WHIO Radio and is..." March 11

  • Devon Oliver named third team all-Atlantic 10 "University of Dayton senior forward Devin Oliver has been named Third Team All-Atlantic 10 in a vote of the league's coaches, it was announced today. Oliver, who was named Dayton's Most Valuable Player on Sunday, leads the team in minutes (29.9), rebounds (7.4), assists (2.4) and steals (29),..." March 11