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UD Flyers basketball team on European Tour; wins first game over Dutch U-23


(file photo)

The University of Dayton men’s basketball team is on a four-game, 11-day European exhibition tour.

It is a once-in-a-lifetime trip for nearly all of the members of the team with the obvious exception of freshman Alex Gavrilovic, who will play his first games as a Flyer just hours away from his hometown of Strasbourg, France.

Before traveling to Paris, UD visited the France and the Normandy Beaches and Normandy Caen War Memorial.

The sightseeing itinerary will also include the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, a visit with soldiers and U.S. military families at an Army base and sightseeing tours in Paris of the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Seine.

The Flyers will return home on Thursday, August 18, six days before classes begin for the 2011-2012 school year on Wednesday, August 24.

The Flyers men’s basketball team overcame a five-point halftime deficit on Wednesday, August 10, to win their opening game of Dayton’s four-game European tour 70-66 against the Netherlands U-23 National Team.

Dayton trailed 37-32 at halftime, but outscored the Dutch 15-8 in the third quarter to turned the momentum of the game.

Kevin Dillard leads Flyers to win (courtesy of Dayton athletics)

Kevin Dillard led the Flyers with 18 points, followed by Luke Fabrizius with 13, Chris Johnson scored 11 and Josh Parker chipped in with 10. Matt Kavanaugh and Josh Benson were UD’s top rebounders with eight apiece.

Dayton will play the Rotterdam Challenger professional team on Thursday, August 11.

Netherlands map (by classical geographer via wikipedia commons)






Offensive genius Homer Smith dead at 79

Homer Smith (UCLA photo)

Former Army coach Homer Smith, highly regarded as one of the keenest and best offensive minds in college football history, has died at age 79.

Smith died At his home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama after a battle with cancer.

He coached the Black Knights from 1974 to 1978.

Smith’s real claim to fame came during his three stints at UCLA as offensive coordinator where he developed seven future NFL quarterbacks including Tommy Mattox and Jay Schroeder.

Smith was an assistant coach at several colleges in his 39-year career, including Stanford, Air Force, Alabama, Arizona and the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL.




compiled from staff, TV, Radio & UCLA news


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS For Thursday March 24, 2011: Almanac & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Thursday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2011. There are 282 days left in the year.


* In 1882, German scientist Robert Koch announced in Berlin that he had discovered the Bacillus responsible for tuberculosis.

* In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill granting future independence to the Phillippines.

* In 1958, rock ‘n’ roll singer Elvis Presley was inducted into the Army in Memphis, Tennessee.

* In 1976, the president of Argentina, Isabel Peron, was deposed by her country’s military.

* In 1989, the supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on a reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound and began leaking 11 million gallons of crude oil.


Alyson Hannigan in April 2003 is 37 today. (photo by Patrick Lee via wikipedia commons)

63 LEE OSKAR, harmonica-playing rocker from the group WAR

60 TOMMY HILFIGER, fashion designer

49 STAR JONES, TV personality

38 JIM PARSONS, actor

37 ALYSON HANNIGAN, actress from How I Met Your Mother

35 PEYTON MANNING, NFL quarterback


ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Tuesday March 22, 2011; Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays


Tuesday is March 22, the 81st day of 2011. There are 284 days left in the year.


* On March 22, 1765, Britain enacted the Stamp Act of 1765 to raise money from the Colonies.

* In 1933, during Prohibition, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure to make wine and beer containing up to 3.2 percent alcohol legal.

* In 1958, movie producer Mike Todd, husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor, and three others were killed in the crash of Todd’s private plane near Grants, New Mexico.

* In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson named General William C. Westmoreland to be the Army’s chief of staff.

* In 1978, Karl Wallenda, the 73-year-old patriarch of “the Flying Wallendas” high-wire act, fell to his death while attempting to walk a cable strung between two hotel towers in San Juan, Puerto, Rico.

In 2010, Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton toured the earthquake-devastated capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince.


George Benson in Madrid 2009 (photo by Raul Ruiz via wikipedia commons)

90 JOHN J. GILLIGAN, former Ohio governor

81 STEPHEN SONDHEIM, composer and lyricist

PAT ROBERTSON, evangelist broadcaster

80 WILLIAM SHATNER, actor/advertising pitchman

70 JEREMY CLYDE, singer from the 60′s group, Chad & Jeremy

68 GEORGE BENSON, singer and guitarist


59 BOB COSTAS, sportscaster

35 REESE WITHERSPOON, born Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon, actress

Rucinski pitches Buckeyes over Army, 7-1

Drew Rucinski (courtesy of Ohio State athletics)

Having no trouble with an 11:00 a.m. start time in the first non-Florida game of the year, Ohio State received an outstanding pitching performance from Drew Rucinski, played solid on defense and received timely hitting to fuel a 7-1 win over Army in Forest City, North Carolina, which was once known as Burnt Chimney.

Playing at McNair Field, the summer home of the Forest City Owls, the Bucks improved to 5-3 with their fifth win in the last six games.

Army, a veteran team, that is projected to be an NCAA regional team and Patriot League winner, dropped to 1-7 with the loss.

Rucinski kept the Army bats in check all game on a cool, 50-degree day. He threw 8.0 innings and allowed just two hits – singles in the second and third respectively – and the one run with two walks. Rucinski improved to 2-0 on the year and lowered his ERA to 2.33.

courtesy of Ohio State athletics

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