Community brings together America’s new Cinderella: The Dayton Flyers

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I was pleasantly surprised when Jacob asked me to write a post for this site. It’s not everyday a Cincinnati sports fan gets to spout on a Cleveland sports site, but today is neither about Cleveland nor Cincinnati. No, we must put our differences aside for this moment. Today is a celebration of Cinderella. Today,

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No more-deserving Cinderella than the lovable Dayton Flyers

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Why not Dayton? This was the question asked for decades by the renowned Flyer Faithful. While the once-storied program consistently disappointed, mid-major after mid-major blasted through the gates of the NCAA tournament’s first weekend into the hearts of the nation.

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Final Four: Enter WFNY’s NCAA Tournament Challenge

We had hoped of getting this to the masses earlier this week, but better late than never. The details are as follows: You’ll want to go here — Yahoo! Sports Tournament Pick’em If there are issues, the group number is 173147; the password is wfny Winner will get a slew of WFNY swag thrown their

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The Diff: NCAA tournament bracket math

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Hope you had fun reading through an abbreviated version of my thesis research on baseball attendance last week. I could talk about projected Cleveland Indians attendance numbers all day, especially with an Akron Aeros tie-in. Now, this week, we’re heading over to college basketball. March means madness. It’s one of the most fun sports times

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Despite loss, Akron Zips still an NCAA tournament threat

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All good things must come to an end eventually. And for the Mid-American Conference’s Akron Zips, that had to mean its 19-game winning streak, the longest of the 2012-13 college basketball season. The run ended Saturday night at Buffalo, a tough setting in the past for Keith Dambrot’s teams. The Bulls built an early lead

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Big Ten Basketball – The Bizarro World

Tyler Griffey was riding high after his uncontested layup at 0.9 seconds lifted the Illini over the No. 1 Hoosiers, 74-72.

In case you have been all football all the time and have not paid the least bit of attention to what is going on in College Basketball so far, your old friend and College Hoops Honk is here to get you up to speed with the best conference in America. My man @ClevTA (a must-follow

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Cleveland State Preview: Season Tips Off With Waters Getting A Seven-Year Extension

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Since the salad days of Kevin Mackey, the “Run and Stun,” and Ken “The Mouse ” McFadden, there were some seriously lean times for the Cleveland State Men’s College Basketball team. From Mike Boyd to the disastrous Rollie Massimino hire to Mike Garland, the program was headed in the wrong direction. Enter Gary Waters. The former head

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Buckeyes ranked fourth in pre-season AP poll

For the second straight season The Ohio State men’s basketball team enters the year ranked in the Associated Press top five. The Buckeyes start the season ranked fourth, matching their ranking in the pre-season coaches’ poll. The top five in the AP poll looks identical to the rankings as voted on by the coaches. Indiana is

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Ohio State picked 3rd in Big Ten; Craft and Thomas honored

The Ohio State men’s basketball team was picked by conference media to finish third in the Big Ten pre-season rankings. The rankings were announced prior to the Big Ten’s media day, with Indiana being chosen as the conference favorite and Michigan picked as runners-up. The Buckeyes, ranked fourth in the national coaches’ poll, return three starters including

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Preview: Ohio State and Syracuse for a trip to the Final Four

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Deshaun Thomas can score on anybody, but he may not necessarily be able to score on everybody. What I mean by that is, he won’t be able to beat that Jim Boheim Zone Defense by himself tonight, but I do expect him to be the main reason why it gets all blown up. As opposed

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2012 WFNY Bracket Contest – First Winner Chosen!

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I told you guys that I would be giving out prizes for joining our March Madness bracket contest. Well, today’s winner has been chosen pretty randomly. Before I name the winner, let me thank all 337 of you who decided to join up. I’ll even thank the few of you who joined and then forgot

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TD’s Tuesday NCAA Tournament Thoughts

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I know baseball is right around the corner, the Cavs are in full swing (as you know, I’m NBA Free), and the Browns draft and QB situation are on the top of everybody’s mind these days, but I am all in for the NCAA Tournament right now. Everything else gets put on hold during these

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The “Real” Ohio Gets Michigan, Bucks Stay East, Akron/CSU Get NIT Invites

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Ah, we have arrived at March Madness. It is my favorite time of year. Now the country’s eyes are focused on a sport I follow intently all year long. I have a lot of friends that are of the “call me in March” group who love to parachute in for the tournament, but that is

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Time of Yahoo! Syracuse Report Brings Back Bad Memories For This Tribe Fan

Yesterday afternoon, the great investigative reporting crew over at Yahoo! Sports dropped another bomb on a college sports program. Charles Robinson, of the Miami Football program takedown fame, and Pat Forde, a longtime veteran reporter who is amongst the top of his profession, published a story on the Syracuse Basketball program and its decade of

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CSU Weekend Wrapup: Vikes Sweep Wisconsin Schools and Stay Atop Horizon League

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It was a huge weekend for the Cleveland State Vikings basketball team. They entered Friday night’s home tilt with Green Bay in a three-way tie for the Horizon League lead with Valparaiso and the team they would be facing Sunday, Milwaukee. A sweep of the Wisconsin schools would be of the utmost importance, especially at

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TD’s Five For Friday: Top College Hoops Games of the Weekend and Players to Watch

The weekend is upon us, and for most of the country, its the first big weekend of conference play. This is where the men separate themselves from the boys. The games get bigger, as do the stakes in terms of NCAA Tournament seedings and for the individual players themselves. The NBA scouts are watching. Teams

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TD’s Five For Friday: College Hoops Weekend Games To Watch

It’s Friday. The weekend is upon us. I for one cannot wait to hunker down for a solid weekend of College Basketball. The College Football slate has been rendered meaningless, so its time to get your self into some hoops. OK Cavs fans. I know you are looking for your Basketball fix while awaiting the

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Ohio State and Might Just Have Been the First Domino

There is no gloating to be done by Ohio State fans today.  Alabama might be in trouble for having players involved with a memorabilia scandal and now the University of Miami potentially in big trouble with a rogue Ponzi scheming booster, but these two situations – and any others that might arise – don’t absolve anyone or

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WFNY Bracket Challenge – Winning

Charlie Sheen is in town tonight and some people are pretending like this whole deal wasn’t played out two days after it started. Similarly, that championship game was played out about two minutes in. When a buzzer-beating three pointer to end the first half represents 15% of your previous point total, you know the game

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