Bengals to break out ‘specialty’ jerseys Sunday vs. Bills

Published: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 11:53 AM

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 4: Tyler Boyd #83 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs on to the field while being introduced to the crowd prior to the start of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Paul Brown Stadium on December 4, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 4: Tyler Boyd #83 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs on to the field while being introduced to the crowd prior to the start of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Paul Brown Stadium on December 4, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Bengals will wear their orange jerseys Sunday afternoon against the Buffalo Bills at Paul Brown Stadium.

Orange is designated as a specialty jersey by the NFL, which means the Bengals can only wear them twice a year. The other game will be Nov. 26 at home against Cleveland.

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The Bengals record when wearing their orange jerseys is 19-6-1 (15-6-1 with white pants, 4-0 with black pants). The team’s success in orange is far and away better than the other uniform combinations.

Here are the others since 2004, the year of the team’s last significant uniform redesign.

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Black jersey, black pants: 15-11-1

Black jersey, white pants: 32-31-1

White jersey, white pants (color rush): 1-1

White jersey, black pants: 25-28

White jersey, white pants: 12-27

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Here are the results for each game the Bengals played in orange jerseys:

hen the Bengals wear their orange jerseys:

Dec. 4, 2016: Cincinnati 32, Philadelphia 14 (black pants)

Oct. 23, 2016: Cincinnati 31, Cleveland 17

Nov. 16, 2015: Houston 10, Cincinnati 6

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 4: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals scrambles for a first down as Allen Bailey #97 of the Kansas City Chiefs attempts to make a tackle during the fourth quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on October 4, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati defeated Kansas City 36-21. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)(John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Oct. 4, 2015: Cincinnati 36, Kansas City 21

Nov. 2, 2014: Cincinnati 33, Jacksonville 23

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Oct. 12, 2014: Cincinnati 37, Carolina 37

Nov. 17, 2013: Cincinnati 41, Cleveland 20

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 22: Giovani Bernard #25 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs for a touchdown during the NFL game against the Green Bay Packers at Paul Brown Stadium on September 22, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)(Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Sept. 22, 2013: Cincinnati 34, Green Bay 30

Dec. 9, 2012: Dallas 20, Cincinnati 19

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Oct. 21, 2012: Pittsburgh 24, Cincinnati 17

Dec. 24, 2011: Cincinnati 23, Arizona 16

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 16: Jerome Simpson #89 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium on October 16, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals won 27-17. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)(Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Oct. 16, 2011: Cincinnati 27, Indianapolis 17

Dec. 26, 2010: Cincinnati 34, San Diego 20

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Nov. 21, 2010: Buffalo 49, Cincinnati 31

CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 29: Bernard Scott #28 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs with the ball while defended by Mike Adams #20 of the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium on November 29, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)(Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Nov. 29, 2009: Cincinnati 16, Cleveland 7

Oct. 18, 2009: Houston 28, Cincinnati 17

Dec. 28, 2008: Cincinnati 16, Kansas City 6

Nov. 2, 2008: Cincinnati 21, Jacksonville 19

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Nov. 25, 2007: Cincinnati 35, Tennessee 6

Oct. 1, 2007: New England 34, Cincinnati 13

CINCINNATI - DECEMBER 10: Wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh #84 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs with the ball against defensive back Tyrone Poole #38 of the Oakland Raiders on December 10, 2006 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Raiders 27-10. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)(David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Dec. 10, 2006: Cincinnati 27, Oakland 10

Oct. 22, 2006: Cincinnati 17, Carolina 14

Dec. 11, 2005: Cincinnati 23, Cleveland 20 (black pants)

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Oct. 30, 2005: Cincinnati 21, Green Bay 14

Nov. 28, 2004: Cincinnati 58, Cleveland 48 (black pants)

Nov. 7, 2004: Cincinnati 26, Dallas 3 (black pants)

CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 7: Wide receiver Chad Johnson #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals is tackled by cornerback Lance Frazier #30 of the Dallas Cowboys during the game at Paul Brown Stadium on November 7, 2004 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Cowboys 26-3. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)(Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Middletown’s Harrison dominant in MMA fight debut

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 10:08 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Silver medalist Audrey Tcheumeo of France, gold medalist Kayla Harrison of the United States and bronze medalists Mayra Aguiar of Brazil and Anamari Velensek of Slovenia celebrate on the podium after the women’s -78kg judo contest on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Carioca Arena 2 on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Silver medalist Audrey Tcheumeo of France, gold medalist Kayla Harrison of the United States and bronze medalists Mayra Aguiar of Brazil and Anamari Velensek of Slovenia celebrate on the podium after the women’s -78kg judo contest on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Carioca Arena 2 on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)(Staff Writer)

Middletown native Kayla Harrison won her professional mixed-martial arts debut Thursday night against Brittney Elkin, of Denver, in a Professional Fighters League 155-pound lightweight bout in Chicago.

Harrison, a two-time Olympic gold medalists in judo, got Elkin on the ground early and dominated the fight, finishing it off three minutes, 18 seconds into round one.

“Kayla Harrison golden in her debut,” the NBC Sports announcer said.

“She won every moment of that bout,” another announcer said.

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The Professional Fighters League is a new MMA promotion that held its first event earlier this month. The Harrison-Elkin fight was one of five on the main card.

Harrison is following in the footsteps of former training partner Ronda Rousey, who was also a well-known judoka before she became an MMA superstar in the UFC. 

“Ronda is always going to be, I think, that little ‘rabbit’ in front of me,” Harrison said via MMAJunkie.com. “When I was 16 and I moved to (coach Jimmy) Pedro’s, she was the superstar. She was the golden girl. She was the one everyone was watching. Every day, I said to myself, ‘I’m going to be her some day. I’m going to be better than her. Anything she can do, I can do better.’ It helped take me to the highest levels of my sport. 

“So I don’t see this being any different. It’s positive motivation for me. It’s healthy. I think it’s always healthy to have something to chase, something to look forward to.”

Earlier this month, Harrison told reporters she battled depression after wrapping up her second successful Olympic run two years ago but has fallen in love with the competition provided by MMA. 

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NBA Draft: Middletown’s Edwards selected in second round

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 11:48 PM

Purdue's Vincent Edwards shoots  during the first half against the Butler Bulldogs in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Little Caesars Arena on March 18, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Purdue's Vincent Edwards shoots during the first half against the Butler Bulldogs in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Little Caesars Arena on March 18, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)(Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Middletown High School graduate Vincent Edwards was selected by the Houston Rockets with the 22nd pick in the second round of the NBA Draft on Thursday. He was the 52nd overall pick. The Utah Jazz traded the pick to the Rockets.

According to reports, in the weeks leading up to the draft, Edwards worked out for the Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Minnesota Timberwolves, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, New York Knights and New Jersey Nets. 

Edwards, a 6-foot-7 forward, scored 1,638 points in four seasons at Purdue. He made the All-Big Ten second team as a senior, averaging 14.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists. He shot 47.6 percent from the field and made 39.8 percent of his 3-pointers.

Edwards is the son of Bill Edwards Sr., a Carlisle High School graduate who is the all-time leading scorer at Wright State (2,303 points). Edwards Sr. was undrafted but played in three games for the Philadelphia 76ers in 1994.

According to Basketball-Reference.com, four men born in Middletown have played in the NBA or ABA: Edwards Sr., Bill Hanzlik (Beloit Memorial High School in Wisconsin), Luke Kennard (Franklin High School) and Jerry Lucas. 

The elder Edwards played three games for the Phoenix Suns in the 1993-94 season. 

Along with Lucas, a member of the NBA’s 50th Anniversary team, Middletown High School also produced Butch Carter, who played in the NBA for six seasons and was head coach of the Toronto Raptors. 

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Dayton draft drought ends as Antetokounmpo chosen with last pick

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 12:04 AM

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A 28-year drought ended for the Dayton Flyers on Thursday as the Dallas Mavericks selected Kostas Antetokounmpo, a 6-foot-10 forward, with the 30th and last pick of the second round in the NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was the 60th player chosen overall.

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Antetokounmpo, 20, is the first Dayton player drafted since Negele Knight in 1990. The Phoenix Suns drafted Knight in the second round.

Dayton had 38 players drafted between 1952 and 1990. Twenty Flyers have played in the NBA, including four undrafted players (Chris Wright, Chris Johnson, Brian Roberts and Charles Cooke) since Knight was drafted.

Antetokounmpo seeks to become the third member of his family to play in the NBA. His brother Giannis Antetokounmpo, 23, was the 15th pick of the first round in 2013 and now is one of the top players in the league. He averaged 26.9 points per game last season for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo, 25, played in two games in 2016 for the New York Knicks. He was a second-round pick in 2014.

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The 6-foot-10 Antetokounmpo committed to Dayton in June 2016 but sat out his freshman season as a NCAA partial qualifier.

Antetokounmpo debuted in the 2017-18 season and averaged 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game. He led the team with 31 blocks. He appeared in 29 of 32 games and started six games.

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In late March, weeks after the end of a 14-17 season, Antetokounmpo left the program and the university.

“His mindset was he wants to test the waters to see what his prospects are for being in the NBA,” Dayton coach Anthony Grant said. “And he felt it was in his best interest to leave school to do it. I’m not trying to judge his decision in terms of basketball, but the timing of his leaving did surprise me with just six weeks of school left.”

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Dayton’s Anthony Grant reflects on winning gold, talks about offseason plans for Flyers

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 3:03 PM

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Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant returned to Dayton earlier this week after helping coach the United States U-18 team to gold in the FIBA Americas Championship.

Grant spoke on Thursday about his experiences at the tournament in Saint Catharines, Ont., and his thoughts on Dayton’s offseason.

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Here’s a quick recap of the conversation. There will be more to follow this weekend.

On winning gold: “I had a blast. It was a fun group to work with. Coach (Danny) Manning and coach (Bill) Self were awesome, just really down-to-earth guys who did a really great job with the team. I told the guys, ‘To me, watching the way they came together within two and a half weeks, it was like a team that had been together for five or six months.’”

On spring workouts: “The first summer session was really for our returning players to continue the improvements and get better in the weight room. We used the time on the court for skill work and individual development.”

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On upcoming second summer session: “All of our guys are here now. We’ve got all 11 scholarship players here. Obviously, we’ve had some transition with our strength coach and with one of the assistant coaches (Casey Cathrall and James Kane leaving the program), so now it’s a matter of as we move forward not only the individual development in terms of skill but also introducing the new guys and returning guys to each other, trying to get them familiar with some of the basics of what we do offensively and defensively.”

On losing Kane and Cathrall: “Those guys were great pieces to our staff, and certainly — I speak on behalf of our players and our staff — we’ll miss them because they were great people first and foremost, and I think they did a great job, which created the opportunities that they felt were best for them at this stage in their careers. We wish them luck. We’ll move forward.”

On his impressions of newcomers: “They’re great kids. I think we’ve got a really good group. You’ve two freshmen coming in who will play (Dwayne Cohill and Frankie Policelli), and then Jhery (Matos), the junior college guy coming in, and the two transfers (Ibi Watson and Rodney Chatman). So we’ve got five new pieces, three of which will be eligible to play next year, but all five of them will have a strong impact on our team.”

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On whether Dayton will add any players to the roster for the 2018-19 season: “I wouldn’t rule anything out. Obviously, you’re always keeping your eyes and ears open for what’s out there. we’ll see what happens.”

On Kostas Antetokounmpo’s draft chances Thursday: “We’ll get a chance to watch it, and hopefully he’ll have a good outcome for himself, whether that be the opportunity to hear his name called or just to get in a good situation where he has a great chance to make a roster and pursue his goals and dreams. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for both he and Darrell (Davis) that they get a good situation to pursue the chance to make money playing the game.”

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