The Schedule in 2013-14
The Dayton Flyers are ready to fly high in 2013, prepared to take on all comers that dare
enter their house and try to leave with a victory. This team has a lot of talent on the roster and is looking to make some
serious noise in the Atlanta 10 Conference. The Flyers didn't have a great season last year but are looking to put that behind
them with the help of some new recruits that are looking to make their mark on college basketball this season.
have a big game at home on January 11th when the St. Louis Billikens come to town. The Billikens are a conference rival and
always mean business when they hit the court. The Flyers are going to have to shore up their transition defense in an effort
to keep the Billikens from running up and down the floor. If the Flyers can hold down the St. Louis offense, there's a good
chance that this Dayton squad can emerge with a victory in this one.
On February 12th the Flyers will be put to the
test in the big way when the Rhode Island Rams hit the floor at University of Dayton Arena to do battle with Dayton. The Flyers
will be looking to get up and down the floor in an effort to get easy buckets and run their opponents out of the gym. This
is sure to be a game that every Flyers fan will try to get to, so head to the arena to see it unfold right before your very
The Dayton Flyers basketball team is a Division 1 program that participates in the Atlantic
10 Conference. The Flyers were able to notch a winning record in the 2012-13 season and went 7-9 in Atlantic 10 play. The
Flyers are looking to shoot up the conference standings this season and will let nothing stand in their path. This team has
some hot new recruits that are looking to take this squad to the next level. This team may have what it takes to contend for
the conference title in 2013-14.
There nothing better than seeing a sporting event live
and in person. Sports have been a part of cultures around the world for a very long time, and spectators have always enjoyed
watching athletes compete at the highest of levels. When you're there in the stands at a sporting event like this one, you're
treated to seeing some of the most talented athletes in the entire world going head to head with everything on the line. There's
nothing that compares to the atmosphere at a game, where you're surrounded by fans that are all there to enjoy a great spectacle
College basketball is one of the most popular sports in the United States, and for good reason. College hoops
fans are some of the most passionate sports fans you'll find, and there certainly is something special about the sport that
brings out that passion. One of the most watched sporting events in the world is March Madness, which occurs at the end of
every college basketball season. Madness is a good way to describe that spectacle, and fans of college basketball are simply
mad about the sport.
If you've ever been to a game featuring the Dayton Flyers, then you know how incredible the atmosphere
at the game can truly be. Wouldn't you like to see your favorite player steal the ball and go the other way for a thunderous
dunk? You can when you head out to the arena for a big game this season. Make sure to be there for all the Dayton Flyers basketball
action this season.
Who was the first coach in the history of the Dayton Flyers basketball program
to lead the team to a conference title?
The answer is Jim O'Brien, who led the Flyers to their first conference title
during 1989-90 season. The Flyers notched a 22-10 record that season and went 10-4 in league play. The team also advanced
to the second round of the NCAA Tournament that season. O'Brien eventually went on to coach in the NBA.
Dayton Flyers basketball program dates back to the early 1900s when the St. Mary's Institute basketball team was founded.
The school eventually changed its name to Dayton in 1920 and its sports team transitioned from their unofficial nickname of
"The Saints" to the Flyers. The program found its first significant success under coach Tom Blackburn, who led the Flyers
to the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) title in 1962.
The Flyers made a name for themselves nationally under
the tutelage of Blackburn and have continued to be a consistent force in the NCAA ranks ever since. The team has been to the
NCAA Tournament multiple times, even reaching the Elite Eight in the 1980s. The have won their conference's championship twice.