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Ryan Boatright #11 of the Connecticut Huskies goes up for a basket against the Florida Gators during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.

Boatright feeds off defensive disruption

Ryan Boatright plays defense like a personal-space-invading bully, getting into his opponent's chest, bumping him around, chopping at his arms, tangling up his feet. It can be uncomfortable, infuriating, definitely disruptive — and that's just the way the UConn junior guard likes it. "I know going into the game if ...

Dayton's Devin Oliver (5) helps up teammate Matt Kavanaugh (35) after he fell on a play during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament against Ohio State in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

Sanford lifts Dayton to 60-59 win over Ohio State

Dayton is re-configuring the college basketball map in Ohio. It no longer runs through Columbus after Vee Sanford's layup with 3.8 seconds left secured 11th-seeded Dayton's 60-59 victory over sixth-seeded Ohio State in the second round of the of the NCAA tournament on Thursday. "I guess they called us the ...

BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 20:  The Dayton Flyers celebrate after defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes 60-59 in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Dayton not 'little brother' anymore after upset win

Dayton is re-configuring the college basketball map in Ohio. It no longer runs through Columbus after Vee Sanford's layup with 3.8 seconds left secured 11th-seeded Dayton's 60-59 victory over sixth-seeded Ohio State in the second round of the of the NCAA tournament on Thursday. "I guess they called us the ...

NCAA adjusts targeting rule, nixes 10-second proposal

A few changes are coming to college football. Among them: not getting a 15-yard penalty when that penalty turns out not to be penalty. Makes sense, right?  Targeting fouls were much debated last year. The rule states that when a defensive player "targets" and hits the head of an offensive ...

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26:  Singer Katy Perry performs onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

'Bama football star: Grammys 'evil'

Former University of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron could be described as either a diabolical opponent or a saint depending on your college football allegiances. But according to the Crimson Tide's all time passing yard leader, the real battle of good versus evil is being played out in Hollywood. While watching ...

Two days after Connecticut eliminated Clemson with a jumper at the buzzer, the Huskies got a taste of their own medicine when Christian Laettner hit a shot as the horn sounded, putting Duke into the Final Four.

Christian Laettner's Duke jersey sells for $119,500 at auction

In 1992, Christian Laettner came up big for Duke with "The Shot." Twenty-two years later — his jersey is scoring big, too. Laettner's #32 just sold for a hefty $119,500 at auction to an anonymous buyer. The jersey was put up for sale on sports memorabilia auction website Lelands.com and, ESPN reports, it's [quote] "believed" to be Laettner's authentic jersey. ...

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer talks to wide receiver Devin Smith (9) during the second half of an NCAA college football game against the Northwestern on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Evanston, Ill. Ohio State won 40-30. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Urban Meyer's BCS argument comes back to haunt him

One-loss teams Auburn and Missouri will play Saturday in the SEC Championship game, hoping a win there will hurdle them into the National Championship Game. To do that, they'll need to leapfrog a possibly undefeated Ohio State team. And one unlikely ally helping Auburn and Missouri plead their case? Ohio State ...

Heisman winners through the years

A look back at the players who've won the prestigious honor.     Heisman Winners By Year Year Name School Position Class Points 1935 Jay Berwanger Chicago RB Sr. 84 1936 Larry Kelley Yale END Sr. 219 1937 Clint Frank Yale QB Sr. 524 1938 Davey O'Brien TCU QB Sr. 519 ...

UD men's basketball on TV

Where can you watch the Dayton Flyers on TV this season? The Flyers, in conjunction with WHIO-TV in Dayton, have released the men's basketball television schedule.   UD men's basketball regular season schedule Day Date Time Opponent Site Television Saturday Nov. 9 2 PM IPFW UD Arena Fox Sports Ohio ...

WATCH: Ohio State marching band's Michael Jackson Tribute

The Ohio State Marching Band is making headlines for their incredible halftime routine over the weekend; they paid tribute to Michael Jackson by playing a collection of his greatest hits. Halfway through their performance, the band’s 192 members also pulled off one of his greatest moves, by creating the outline ...

UD basketball game times announced

Dayton announced its tipoff times for all games except St. Bonaventure this season. Local TV games haven’t been set yet, but a UD spokesman said Fox Sports Ohio will carry multiple games, up from just one last year. WHIO-TV is expected to carry about a half-dozen, down from its customary ...

14 May 09. Don "Monk" Meineke, a former University of Dayton basketball star, shows a picture displaying that he was the first NBA Rookie of the Year, in 1953.

UD legend Meineke funeral services set

Funeral services have been set for Don “Monk” Meineke, one of the greatest basketball players in University of Dayton history who died last week at age 83. Visitation will be held at the Tobias Funeral Home, 5471 Far Hills Ave., on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial ...

Former ESPN commentator Craig James announces his candidacy for U.S. Senate Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Famous sports broadcaster fired over anti-gay comments

College football analyst Craig James is learning the hard way that politics and sports do not mix well. The former ESPN star has reportedly been fired from his most recent job at FOX Sports Southwest after alleged anti-gay comments he made during a run for Texas' U.S. Senate seat last ...

Former UD star MacKay hurt in deadly bus crash in Hungary

Sam MacKay, the star point guard of the University of Dayton’s women’s basketball team last year, was hurt in a deadly bus crash Saturday that killed the head coach and a manager of her Hungarian pro team. A teammate of hers had part of her left leg amputated. According to ...

Rap star: University of Florida is racist

Rapper and rabid University of Miami Hurricanes fan Luther Campbell has never been one to shy away from controversy. Campbell is best known for the sexually explicit lyrics he sang as a member of the hit late 1980s-early 1990s rap group 2 Live Crew.  Now he's stirring up trouble with ...

14 May 09. Don "Monk" Meineke, a former University of Dayton basketball star, shows a picture displaying that he was the first NBA Rookie of the Year, in 1953.

UD legend Meineke dies

Don “Monk” Meineke, one of the greatest basketball players in University of Dayton history and the NBA’s first rookie of the year, died Tuesday after a lengthy illness. He was 83. Meineke was the cornerstone for coach Tom Blackburn’s program as it gained national acclaim in the early 1950s. He ...

Dayton head coach Archie Miller watches the action against Weber St at UD Arena earlier this season. Miller and his staff have made inroads recruiting the Chicagoland area. Two of the three UD recruits for 2013 are from Chicago. FILE PHOTO

UD hoops releases non-conference schedule

Dayton released its men’s non-league basketball schedule today, and it features home games with Southern Cal and Murray State, road games with Georgia Tech, Mississippi and Illinois State and neutral site games in the Maui Invitational starting with Gonzaga. After two exhibitions, the Flyers open at home Nov. 9 against ...

Dayton announces facility upgrades

By Doug HarrisStaff WriterDayton is undertaking a $6 million facility enhancement project, building a new weight room and modernizing the Donoher Center, while also adding women’s lacrosse as a sport in 2015-16.UD announced the moves today. Once the projects are complete in 2013, the school will have invested $40 million ...

Derenbecker leaves UD program

The University of Dayton announced today that sophomore forward Matt Derenbecker has decided to leave UD and will enroll at a school closer to home. “I greatly appreciated my time in Dayton with coach Miller and the basketball staff,” Derenbecker said in a release. “They are genuinely interested in what ...

Matt Kavanaugh, University of Dayton Mens Basketball.

Kavanaugh reinstated by UD

Matt Kavanaugh couldn’t attend classes at Dayton while being suspended for a year for violating the school’s code of conduct, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t learn a thing or two during his time away. The 6-foot-10, 250-pound center said the disciplinary measures taken by UD taught him some life ...

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