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The Flyers is the team name for the University of Dayton's intercollegiate athletic teams. The name is a reference and homage to Daytonians Orville and Wilbur Wright who pioneered heavier than air flight. Image File history File links Dayton-logo-150. ... Image File history File links Dayton-logo-150. ... The University of Dayton is a private Catholic university operated by the Society of Mary located in Dayton, Ohio. ... The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871–January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867–May 30, 1912), were two Americans generally credited with building the worlds first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and heavier-than-air human flight on December 17, 1903. ...

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NCAA affiliation

All Flyer's intercollegiate sports teams participate at the NCAA Division I level. The football team competes in the IAA non-scholarship Pioneer Football League, while all other sports compete in the IA Atlantic 10 conference. Dayton fields seven men's teams (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, and tennis), and nine women's teams (basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball). The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Pioneer Football League is a college athletic conference which operates literally from coast to coast in the United States It has member schools that range from North Carolina and Florida in the east to California in the west. ... The Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in the eastern United States; it also has two member schools in Ohio. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Minnesota State High school Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Minnesota State High school Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Softball is a team sport, in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ...


Fan support

University of Dayton athletic teams enjoy considerable support from their energized fan base. The men's basketball team is perennially among the top 25 programs nationally in attendance.[1] The student fan base is known as the "Red Scare" and provides raucous support for the Flyers from behind the east goal during basketball games. On April 9, 2003, the University of Dayton announced Brian Gregory would become the 18th head basketball coach for the Dayton Flyers. ...


Red Scare is a highly visible student organization impacting and influencing the outcomes of each and every University of Dayton athletic contest. Since its inception in 2000, the Red Scare has grown from 50 members to the current membership of over 1300 UD undergrads. With each passing year, the Red Scare continues to grow in number and prestige, making all of UD's facilities some of the most intimidating environments in the nation.


Rivalries

The Flyers' traditional rivals in most sports are regional schools such as Xavier, Cincinnati, and Miami (Ohio). Both members of the Atlantic 10 Conference, Dayton and Xavier vie for possession of the Blackburn/McCafferty Trophy during regular season men's basketball games. Other historical rivals of note include Louisville, Notre Dame, DePaul, and Marquette. The latter three schools formed an informal basketball league with Dayton during the 1970s and 1980s, prior to formal league association for each school. Xavier University is a private, Jesuit, co-educational Catholic university in the United States located in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... The University of Cincinnati is a state university located in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Miami University (colloquially and incorrectly referred to as Miami of Ohio) is a selective coeducational American public university founded in 1809 in the university town of Oxford, Ohio. ... The Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in the eastern United States; it also has two member schools in Ohio. ... The Blackburn/McCafferty Trophy is the award given to the winner of regular season basketball games between the University of Dayton and Xavier University. ... and Black Home page www. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... Not to be confused with DePauw University, a liberal arts university with a similar pronunciation. ... Marquette University is a, private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States of America. ...


Mascot

Rudy Flyer is the mascot of the Dayton Flyers. He is dressed in early pilots attire including a scarf and goggles. Each year two or three students share the responsibility of wearing the Rudy suit.


Notable Student Athletes

Jon Gruden (1986) - Head Coach of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers was a backup quarterback for the football team. Jon Gruden (born August 17, 1963 in Sandusky, Ohio) is the head coach of the NFL (National Football Conference) Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Tampa Bay, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference...


Dan Patrick - Now radio talk show host for ESPN radio. Daniel Patrick Pugh (born May 15, 1956), better known as Dan saint Patrick day, is an American sportscaster from Mason, Ohio. ...


Chris Rolfe - striker for the Chicago Fire in the MLS. Chris Rolfe (born January 17, 1983 in Kettering, Ohio) is an American soccer striker, who currently plays for Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. ... The phrase Chicago Fire can refer to: The Great Chicago Fire, the fire that burned much of Chicago in 1871 The Chicago Fire soccer club The Chicago Fire American football team in the defunct WFL The Chicago Fire Department This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ...


Dasan Robinson - defender for the Chicago Fire in the MLS. Dasan Robinson (born 6 June 1984 in Evanston, Illinois) is an American soccer player, who currently plays for the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. ... The phrase Chicago Fire can refer to: The Great Chicago Fire, the fire that burned much of Chicago in 1871 The Chicago Fire soccer club The Chicago Fire American football team in the defunct WFL The Chicago Fire Department This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ...


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The University of Dayton

Organizations The University of Dayton is a private Catholic university operated by the Society of Mary located in Dayton, Ohio. ...

Flyer NewsWUDRChristmas on CampusEpsilon Tau Pi Flyer News is the independent student newspaper of the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. ... WUDR (98. ... Christmas on Campus is an annual event at the University of Dayton in which children are invited to campus to celebrate the holiday. ... A Handdrawn version of the Crest of Epsilon Tau Pi. ...

Facilities

University of Dayton ArenaUniversity of Dayton GhettoThomas J. Frericks CenterWelcome Stadium University of Dayton Arena is a 13,409-seat multi-purpose arena in Dayton, Ohio. ... The University of Dayton South Student Neighborhood is a neighborhood in Dayton, Ohio that is home to upperclassmen of the University of Dayton, an arrangement commonly called a student ghetto. ... The Thomas J. Frericks Center is a 5,000 seat multi-purpose arena in Dayton, Ohio. ... Welcome Stadium is a 11,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Dayton, Ohio. ...

Athletics

Dayton FlyersBlackburn/McCafferty TrophyUniversity of Dayton Men's Basketball The Blackburn/McCafferty Trophy is the award given to the winner of regular season basketball games between the University of Dayton and Xavier University. ... On April 9, 2003, the University of Dayton announced Brian Gregory would become the 18th head basketball coach for the Dayton Flyers. ...


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Flyers basketball is one of the biggest sports attractions in the Dayton area.
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