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, we celebrate THE University of Dayton.
I have what could be called a typical UD history. My grandfather went to Dayton in the 1950s, splitting time between playing club baseball with several members of the great Flyer basketball teams of the ‘50s and serving his country during the Korean War. All five of his children then went to Dayton, although a couple didn’t graduate from UD — it’s a bit of an underrated party school. I’m a third-generation Flyer, which isn’t all that unique at UD, but that doesn’t make me or any other alumnus less proud of what’s happening with the Flyers right now because UD has spent the last 24 years, since their 1990 NCAA tournament bid, fighting the clutches of mediocrity.