4 killed after car hits pole in Dayton


“I don’t know what color the vehicle is, but it’s demolished,” the caller said.

It appears the vehicle was traveling south on Gettysburg Avenue and at some point lost control, likely at excessive speed, Henderson said.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office is working to identify the deceased.

It’s not clear what happened in the moments leading up to the crash. Henderson urged anyone who has information to call Dayton police at 937-333-COPS (1359). Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP (7867).

The assistant chief urged the public to drive safely, noting the police department is working on long-term strategies to address issues with traffic safety in the city. Earlier Sunday, officers responded to Gettysburg Avenue on vehicles that were likely street racing, he added.

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“… This is a community issue, a community concern. As the police department, we’re part of that community,” Henderson said. “We need assistance addressing these issues. We’re losing far too many young people in our community due to accidental deaths.”

Dayton Police Lt. Col. Eric Henderson talks Monday May 2, 2022 about the one vehicle quadruple fatal accident at the intersection of N. Gettysburg and St. James Avenues Sunday night. MARSHALL GORBYSTAFF

Dayton Police Lt. Col. Eric Henderson talks Monday May 2, 2022 about the one vehicle quadruple fatal accident at the intersection of N. Gettysburg and St. James Avenues Sunday night. MARSHALL GORBYSTAFF

Dayton Police Lt. Col. Eric Henderson talks Monday May 2, 2022 about the one vehicle quadruple fatal accident at the intersection of N. Gettysburg and St. James Avenues Sunday night. MARSHALL GORBYSTAFF

There have been 14 fatal crashes in Dayton so far this year, with 11 in west Dayton, Henderson said. It’s a 75% increase from the eight fatal crashes reported during the same period last year.

“This is not specific to Dayton. Some of these issues are regional and even nationwide,” he added. “It’s really a lack of concern for driving safety. That’s what we need to focus on, but it’s going to take more than the police department to solve these issues.”





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Explorers Return to Gola In Senior Day Matchup Against Dayton


Men’s Basketball | February 25, 2022

PHILADELPHIA – The La Salle men’s basketball team returns home to Tom Gola Arena at TruMark Financial Center after a four-game road trip, honoring four seniors prior to tipping off with Dayton on Saturday afternoon.
 
Jack Clark, Kyle Thompson, Clifton Moore and Andrew Lafond will be honored prior to the game, the four of them earning their degrees later in the spring. The Explorers will also recognize two senior managers before the matchup with Dayton.
 
Kale Beers and Richard Prendergast will be on call for the Explorers-Flyers showdown inside Gola. Fans can tune in to the 2 p.m. tip on ESPN+, or can hear an audio broadcast on the GoExplorers website.
 
NEWS & NOTES

  • The Explorers meet the Flyers for the first time in the 2021-22 season, having played once a season over the course of the last five seasons.
  • Last season, La Salle got the better of the Flyers on their home court, Clifton Moore knocking down a game-winner to upset then reigning A-10 champs.
  • The Explorers return home to face Dayton after a 12 day road trip saw the Explorers face four different opponents. 0-4 in that span, La Salle looks for comfort in Tom Gola Arena at TruMark Financial Center, closing out the regular season with two games at home in the final three games of the season.
  • Falling into an early deficit, the Explorers climbed back from a 14-point Fordham lead in the latter stages of the opening half to narrow the margin to just one point in the second half. The hosts pushed their advantage back to double digits, La Salle unable to close the gap again in the 60-54 defeat.
  • For the first time in Atlantic 10 play, Clifton Moore was held under 10 points in a game, breaking his 14-game streak in double-digits. Moore finished with nine points in the defeat to Fordham.
  • Christian Ray had his strongest performance in conference play, leading the Explorers in both scoring (13) and rebounding (7), knocking down a career-high three three-pointers.

 
SCOUTING DAYTON

  • Dayton enters the matchup one game behind league-leaders Davidson, sitting at 20-8 on the season and 12-3 in conference play.
  • The Flyers entered the season as the youngest team in the country, 11 of the 15 players on the roster either true or redshirt freshman. Despite the youth, Dayton has recorded some impressive results in their non-conference campaign – wins over Miami, Kansas, Belmont and Virginia Tech building a solid résumé.
  • The Flyers rank as one of the best in the nation defensively, holding opponents to just 60.2 points per game to rank 11th in the nation, topping the Atlantic 10. Dayton also holds the 20th best rebounding margin, outrebounding opponents by nearly seven boards per game.
  • Malachi Smith enters as one of many Flyers looking to plant themselves onto the A-10 All-Rookie Team, ranking 25th in the country in assists per game (5.3) and 48th in assist-turnover ratio (2.31).
  • DaRon Holmes III leads Dayton in scoring, averaging a clip of 11.5 points per game as one of five Flyers to average at least 7.0 points per game. Toumani Camara adds 11.0 points and a team-high 6.3 rebounds, while Smith (9.2), Kobe Elvis (9.0) and Koby Brea (7.3) round out the Dayton offense.

 
MISSING HOME

  • The Explorers finally return to Tom Gola Arena after a four-game road trip saw them travel to the Midwest and throughout the Northeast.
  • Through the four games, the Explorers struggled on offense, scoring just 63.8 points per game. La Salle also suffered a -13.0 scoring margin, unable to grab a win on the road.
  • The Explorers shot just over 40% in that span and gave up 48.2% attempts from the field on the defensive end. Entering the stretch as one of the best rebounding teams in the conference, La Salle was held to just 28.8 rebounds per game and lost the battle on the glass by an average of -8.0 rebounds per game.
  • Jack Clark (15.8) and Clifton Moore (15.5) paced the offense in scoring, the only two Explorers to average 10+ over the stretch.

 
HOMECOMING FOR KHALIL

  • Making his way back to the Bronx for the first time since his high school days where he played at Our Savior Lutheran his senior year, Khalil Brantley had an entourage awaiting him at the Fordham game.
  • The freshman posted 12 points on 50% from the field in front of his home crowd, one of two Explorers to finish in double digits. Brantley also registered three rebounds and a steal in 21 minutes of action.

 
POSTSEASON SCENARIOS

  • With three games remaining in the regular season, postseason rankings are becoming clearer.
  • If the Explorers win out, the best finish they could expect would be an 11th seed at the A-10 tournament, unable to potentially surpass UMass due to head-to-head advantage.
  • La Salle is projected at the 13th seed, a pivotal game with Saint Joseph’s coming up to decide who they might see in the first round of the tournament.
  • Rhode Island and St. Joe’s both sit ahead of the Explorers with four wins, while Duquesne is one game back of La Salle with the two meeting on the final day of the regular season in Pittsburgh.

 
BLOCK PARTY

  • Clifton Moore has had an exceptional 2021-22, by far proving to be the best campaign of his career. The redshirt-senior leads the team with 66 blocks, no one else tallying in double-digits.
  • Moore’s 66 blocks is just six off of what opponents have recorded against the Explorers, only blocking 72 shots on the season.
  • Moore took sole possession of fourth place in La Salle single-season history, joining elite company. His three blocks against Fordham eclipsed Lionel Simmon’s 1989-90 season. If he continues his pace of 2.6 blocks per game, Moore will finish the season near the top of the leaderboard, projected to finish with 73 blocks by the end of the regular season. The 73 blocks would be four shy of the all-time record set by Lionel Simmons in 1987-88.
  • Clifton has also entered into the top 10 in career blocks, recording 99 blocks over his two years as an Explorer.

 
BLOCKED SHOTS – SEASON
No.        Name    YEARS
77           Lionel Simmons 1987-88
73           Aaric Murray      2010-11
70           Aaric Murray      2009-10
66           Clifton Moore    2021-22
65           Lionel Simmons 1989-90
61           Lionel Simmons 1988-89
 
SHY AT THE STRIPE

  • The Explorers have often been on the wrong side of the free throw attempt margins, opponents shooting 94 more attempts over the season than La Salle.
  • La Salle ranks towards the bottom in the country in free throw rate (free throws per 100 field goals), 305th in the country with just 25.7 attempts for every 100 field goal attempts taken.

 
NIGHT AND DAY, HOME AND AWAY

  • A tale of two teams, the Explorers have seen different results in both day and night games, and home and away games.
  • At home, the Explorers are 6-8, shooting the ball at a 42.9% clip, 34.3% from deep while holding opponents to 42.4% from the field and 35.7% from three.
  • Conversely, on the road La Salle sees its average dip to 39.5% and 29.5%, opponents hitting at a rate of 46.5% and 39.0%.
  • The Explorers are 6-6 in games played during the day, 1-12 in games played at night.

 
DOUBLE 500

  • With two minutes left on the clock and the Explorers trailing by four to UMass at home, Jack Clark stepped to the line and knocked down a pair of free throws. Not only did it cut the deficit to two (later wiping away the deficit with a jumper), but it also gave the redshirt junior his 500th career point in his 50th career game.
  • With 9:41 left in the second half at Fordham, Clifton Moore knocked down 1-2 free throws, securing his 500th career point.

 
Jack Clark            620
Clifton Moore    502
Christian Ray      438
Jhamir Brickus    430
 
MORE OF MOORE

  • Clifton Moore has been a proven paint protector on the season, ranking 19th in the nation in blocks with 2.64 blocks per game.
  • Moore’s 14 game streak of scoring 10 or more points ended where it started, the streak beginning in the home game against Fordham and ending with a road game against the Rams, finishing with nine points on Wednesday.

 
REBOUNDING RAY

  • After 24 games, Christian Ray averages 7.0 rebounds per game to rank first on the team – also leading the team in rebounding in the 2020-21 season. The junior has posted four games with double-digit rebounds.
  • The junior scored a career-high three three-pointers against Fordham in the Bronx, falling one point short of a season-high with 13 points and seven rebounds to lead the Explorers in both categories.

 
SERIES HISTORY

  • Dayton holds a 30-18 series record over La Salle in the matchup that dates back to 1952.
  • Meeting just once in the 2020-21 season, the Explorers made it a game to remember. Clifton Moore knocked down a game-winner on the final possession to defeat the defending A-10 champs.
  • Over the last 12 meetings, the home team is 10-2 when protecting home court. The two losses have come in the last two meetings, each team stealing a road game in the prior two seasons.
  • La Salle is 1-2 against the Flyers against Coach Howard.



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Holiday travel at Dayton International Airport shining light on airport’s pandemic rebound – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio


DAYTON — One of the busiest travel days of the year is putting a spotlight on air travel and its impact on the economy.

While the Dayton International Airport is seeing an uptick in travel the day before Thanksgiving, city leaders said the airport has been seeing a nice recovery from the worst part of the pandemic.

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News Center 7′s Mike Campbell was at Dayton International Airport on Wednesday when plenty of people were prepared to travel to catch up with loved ones. Darryl Monfels, of Dayton, did fly a little during the COVID-19 pandemic, but feels safer to do so now.

“Each time we feel like the restrictions and requirements, and attention to detail, has gotten much better, especially in the last three to four months,” Monfels said.

The more travelers feel safer has impacted the amount of flying they do. The passenger numbers, and revenue, at Dayton International Airport recovered much quicker than expected, according to city officials.

“They are expected to be about 12 percent off of 2019 revenues, so that’s good news,” Shelley Dickstein, Dayton City Manager, said.

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Dickstein said the rebound is amazing when compared to the original projections.

“We were 80 percent off,” Dickstein said. “This was an industry that almost completely shut down for a good chunk of time.”

Dickstein said a lot of Dayton travel returning to 100 percent will depend on business travelers returning to airports for travel.

While the number of travelers is up, it has not returned to pre-pandemic levels. City leaders told News Center 7 that they will wait and assess the numbers throughout 2022 to determine whether they will reach that level again.





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3/10/2021: Family News Digest : University of Dayton, Ohio


3/10/2021

Welcome to Family News Digest, a weekly newsletter especially for University of Dayton parents and guardians.  

COVID-19 status level 2 – GREEN – LOCALIZED

For the most up to date information, check the COVID-19 case dashboard.  

THREE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW 

‘We can all do better if we do our part”: Partnering for safe outdoor gatherings this spring

Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police Savalas Kidd and Student Government Association President Natalie Coppolino discussed how students and public safety can partner to help keep students safe at outdoor gatherings during the spring semester. In this video, Chief Kidd outlined expectations and consequences related to mass gatherings, including in the student neighborhood, and important habits to promote the health and safety of our entire campus community. 

Graduation 2021 update

The University is reviewing a variety of possible scenarios for commencement ceremonies and has consulted with a representative sample of senior students about their preferences. Given continuing public health guidance and uncertainty about conditions in April and May, it is clear that the traditional, large-scale gathering with large numbers of guests in UD Arena will not be possible. Plans also will be subject to change based on public health considerations, and limited by the scarcity of large-scale venues at UD. However, we are studying safe and responsible in-person possibilities so that our graduates can be formally recognized and celebrated by the University. We expect to have an announcement before the end of March. 

Travel guidelines for Easter break; testing not required for return

If students are traveling during Easter break, please consult the University’s travel guidance, this checklist to assess the risk of travel and the CDC’s guidance on safe and low-risk holiday celebrations and gatherings. Testing will not be required upon return. Employees may be asked to work remotely or quarantine following CDC guidelines for testing and/or quarantining upon return from travel. Students may be subject to surveillance testing. Employees with questions should contact their supervisor or email hr@udayton.edu; students and parents can email pathforward@udayton.edu

ACADEMICS

Register for Stander 2021: A day of student research, creativity, and discovery
Students can share and showcase their mentored academic work through for the Bro. Joseph W. Stander Symposium on Thursday, April 22. Online registration is available in Porches on the Stander Symposium page found in the top right menu under Campus. The deadline to register projects is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, March 30. 

Mid-term progress grades for first-year students

First-year students’ midterm progress grades should be available March 18. If students have questions, they should speak with their instructors and academic advisor about the progress in their classes.

Students needed for leadership study

UD is participating in a research study to provide insights on leadership development and learning needs of college students. Student responses will help UD measure how our school compares to peer institutions and allow researchers to better understand college experiences in and out of the classroom. Randomly selected undergraduate students will receive an email invitation. Please support UD’s participation in this multi-institutional study by responding.

Department of Music virtual information session

Students are invited to join the Department of Music at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, for a virtual information session on ensembles and performance opportunities. Faculty will be available to answer questions about music at UD. Sessions are open to all students regardless of major. Visit the department web site at go.udayton.edu/music to register. 

Career Services help for graduating seniors
UD seniors: stressing about the job search? Join Career Advisors for workshops exclusive to seniors with all the tips and advice they need. Session topics include: “Resume Refresher” on March 9, “You’re graduating…what’s next?” on March 24 and “There’s hope in the job search” on April 6. 

FAITH AND MISSION

National Catholic Sisters Week

March 8-14 is National Catholic Sisters’ Week honoring the contributions Catholic sisters have made and continue to make in their ministries in the U.S. and around the world. Read more about National Catholic Sisters’ Week here and celebrate UD’s Catholic sisters.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Premier After Hours offering point-of-care testing; on-campus COVID-19 tests available 

Students can be tested on campus if they think they could have COVID-19 or are a close contact. The UD Student Health Center (937-229-3131) and Premier After Hours offer point-of-care testing with results available in about 15-30 minutes. All tests must be scheduled; no walk-ins accepted. Find info on the Student Health Center webpage. If a student tests positive at any on- or off-campus location or is a close contact of someone who tests positive, the student must fill out UD’s COVID-19 reporting form. If a student has recently tested negative for COVID-19, they still are required to wear face coverings, maintain physical distancing and avoid large gatherings. Negative tests are only snapshots of that moment of time and one negative result does not protect you against contracting the virus.

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS 

Legacy Keeper, Change Maker: Terri Lee Freeman ’81

Join the UD Alumni Association at 6 p.m. March 31 for a discussion with Terri Lee Freeman ’81 on the role of  museums in today’s society. Often referred to as the keeper of King’s legacy, Freeman is the former president of the National Civil Rights Museum and current executive director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. Register to receive the Zoom link for this event

Summer research fellowships in science and engineering

Applications for the Integrative Science and Engineering Center’s summer research fellowships close soon. Through the fellowships, students in the natural sciences or engineering conduct full-time research with faculty co-mentors from different disciplines. Project descriptions are available online, and applications are due by March 19. For more information, visit go.udayton.edu/isecorps.

Family News Digest

Every Wednesday and sometimes Friday, the University news and communications team will share news to help you stay connected. Previous issues of Family News Digest are archived at go.udayton.edu/flyerfamilies.



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3/3/2021: Family News Digest : University of Dayton, Ohio


3/3/2021

Welcome to Family News Digest, a weekly newsletter especially for University of Dayton parents and guardians.  

COVID-19 status level 2 – GREEN – LOCALIZED

For the most up to date information, check the COVID-19 case dashboard.  

THREE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW 

Save the date for One Day, One Dayton

Join the Flyer community for this year’s day of giving on Wednesday, April 14! Together, we will raise funds for scholarships, hands-on learning experiences, student research, and additional support for our students’ physical, mental and spiritual health. Learn more at your.udayton.edu/1d1d

Classroom capacities for fall; summer/fall schedules viewable soon 

UD plans to return to more traditional in-person instruction without COVID capacity restrictions for the fall 2021 semester, depending upon pandemic conditions and public health guidance. Course registration starts soon, with seating limits returning to pre-pandemic levels. Decisions about other safety protocols also are dependent on the state of the pandemic and public health guidance, and will be made before classes start in August. Summer/fall schedules will be viewable on Porches on March 8. Students should check Porches for registration time tickets. 

Quick, on-campus COVID-19 tests for students 

The UD Student Health Center (937-229-3131) offers point-of-care testing with results available in about 15 minutes. All tests must be scheduled; no walk-ins accepted. Find info on the Student Health Center webpage. If a student tests positive at any on- or off-campus location or is a close contact of someone who tests positive, the student must fill out UD’s COVID-19 reporting form. If a student has recently tested negative for COVID-19, they still are required to wear face coverings, maintain physical distancing and avoid large gatherings. Negative tests are only snapshots of that moment of time and one negative result does not protect you against contracting the virus.

ACADEMICS

Apply for August graduation

March 15 is the last day for undergraduate students to apply for August 2021 graduation.

Travel guidelines for University-sponsored travel remain for summer term

UD will maintain its current travel guidance for University-sponsored travel throughout the summer term. The U.S. Department of State, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and International SOS continue to recommend against non-essential travel to most international and domestic travel locations. UD will assess fall travel in June. Questions can be directed to travel@udayton.edu.

FAITH AND MISSION

The Busy Person’s Retreat: Exploring Lent
Exploring Lent invites members of the UD community to explore the Lenten season in the busy-ness of their daily lives. Participants will be provided with weekly content that invites them to engage in at least 30 minutes of personal prayer and may also meet with a spiritual companion once a week for the duration of Lent. Registration is open at tinyurl.com/RegisterUDRetreats. Participants can register at any time during Lent.

On being Catholic, anti-racist and pro-life

Gloria Purvis, the former host of the EWTN radio show “Morning Glory,” and Our Sunday Visitor’s Catholic of the Year for 2020, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, on “The Gift of Blackness and the Dignity of Life: On Being Catholic, Anti-Racist, and Pro-life.” Purvis’ pro-life and racial justice advocacy is rooted in her deep Catholic faith and the church’s teaching on the inherent dignity of the human person. Find more info and the Zoom link here. 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

New FAQ page highlights COVID-19 vaccine questions

Find info on this new FAQ page about COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness, ingredients and side effects, plus how to get the vaccine, the Catholic church’s position on receiving the vaccine, and safety steps people should continue after receiving the vaccine. If students have received their full COVID-19 vaccine, they should upload their vaccination record to the COVID-19 Health Reporting site

Building herd immunity through vaccine

The Mayo Clinic says herd immunity, or community immunity, happens when enough people become immune to an infectious disease through vaccination or prior illness to make its spread from person to person unlikely. COVID-19 vaccination helps protect you by creating an immune system response without having to experience sickness and is key to reaching herd immunity. 

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

Join Karen Spina for the 5K Run/Walk for student success

Register to run or walk the One Day, One Dayton 5K April 10-14 and 100% of your gift will go to the UD Fund to support the success of our students through scholarships, gap expenses, emergency aid, and additional mental, physical and spiritual health opportunities. Gifts of $60 or more will receive a 1D1D T-shirt. Register now through April 6.  

UD Community Corps hosts food insecurity webinar, seeks applications

Join a virtual event 12:15-1:30 p.m. March 8 discussing hunger and food insecurity in Dayton. RSVP here by March 7. Also, UD Community Corps, an AmeriCorps program, is recruiting students for this summer and the 2021-22 academic year. AmeriCorps members provide out-of-school educational activities and social-emotional support for Dayton families. Members receive living allowances and are eligible for a Segal Education Award. For more information and to apply, visit the UD Community Corps website. For questions, email americorps@udayton.edu

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Every Wednesday and sometimes Friday, the University news and communications team will share news to help you stay connected. Previous issues of Family News Digest are archived at go.udayton.edu/flyerfamilies.



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Dayton Flyers will play VCU at home Tuesday instead of traveling to UMass


The UMass game against VCU was a replacement for another postponed game: VCU against Richmond. And it’s the second UMass-VCU game postponed because the original matchup was scheduled for Jan. 27.

Dayton will now play VCU (13-4 6-2) for the second time. The Rams beat the Flyers 66-43 on Jan. 23 in Richmond, Va. VCU is in second place in the Atlantic 10 Conference, one half game behind St. Bonaventure (9-2, 7-2).

The Rams were scheduled to play Davidson at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Richmond, but Davidson (10-5, 6-2) paused all team activities Jan. 27 and now has postponed its last three games. VCU also had to postpone a game Sunday because of Duquesne’s COVID-19 issues.

This is the second straight schedule change for Dayton. The A-10 found Dayton a new game last week when Richmond paused basketball activities, sending George Mason to UD Arena to take Richmond’s place. The Flyers beat George Mason 74-64, the same score they won by Jan. 2.

Explore» PHOTOS: Dayton vs. George Mason

There are a number of other teams in the A-10 battling COVID-19 issues. Here’s the latest:

• Since playing Dayton on Jan. 17, George Washington (3-9, 2-3) has postponed six games and isn’t scheduled to play again until Feb. 13.

• Richmond (10-4, 4-2) hasn’t played since Jan. 16 and has postponed five games. It’s scheduled to return Feb. 17 at home against VCU.





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A lifetime of travel memories in seven seasons on road with Dayton Flyers


In the first seven seasons I covered the Flyers, I traveled to 20 states to cover games. I’ve flown to beautiful islands for November tournaments — the Puerto Rico Tip-Off in 2014; the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas in 2019; and the Maui Invitational in 2019 — and also to Rhode Island six times. I can’t put Kingston in the same category as San Juan, Nassau and Lahaina, though every time I visit Rhody, I set foot on a different icy, windswept beach and try to imagine the scene in the summer.

I leave on the day of the games instead of the day before like the team. A well-tested system makes sure I get to the games on time. I don’t want to put my fate in the hands of the airlines any more than I have to. If I have a connecting flight from Columbus, where I moved a month before getting this beat when my wife Barbara Perenic got a job at the Columbus Dispatch, I try to make sure I connect in a city where I can drive the rest of the way if needed.

That helped two seasons ago when a connecting flight to Saint Louis was delayed. I rented a car and drove from Chicago to Chaifetz Arena. That same season, a delayed flight from Washington, D.C., forced me to make the two-hour drive to a game against Virginia Commonwealth in Richmond, Va.

The only A-10 cities I drive to are Pittsburgh and Olean, N.Y. I’ve never missed a game at St. Bonaventure despite the challenges of navigating the frozen tundra of western New York. I always feel like an extra in the Revenant when arriving in Olean. My dad Jeff sometimes makes that trip with me. In 2019, hoping to beat a snowstorm that was only getting worse, we got on the road at 6 a.m. and had the interstate to ourselves for hours. The roads were passable — that area of the country is used to lake-effect snow and has plow drivers ready — until we hit the Pennsylvania border near Erie. For an hour or so, we would have been better off with a sled. A five-hour drive took seven hours.

Most of the time, I’m alone on these trips. The best stories, however, include my colleagues.

At the start of that Elite Eight run in 2014, Archdeacon and Hartsock picked me in Columbus for the drive to Buffalo. We left my driveway, and for some reason, the car alarm started blaring. We could not figure out the problem. A nearby car repair shop fixed it for us, and thanks to the skillful driving of Arch Andretti, we got to the Flyers’ hotel outside Buffalo in time to interview Archie Miller two days before the famous victory over Ohio State.

Five years later, Arch and I rented a van big enough for half of Dayton’s team for a drive back from Brooklyn, N.Y., after Dayton’s early exit in the A-10 tournament. We couldn’t get an affordable flight home — or a more reasonably-sized car.

There’s little time for sightseeing on most of these trips, but I’m too much of an adventurer to stick to my hotel room. I always find time for something. Among the highlights were: the Road to Hana in Maui; the redwoods of Muir Woods north of San Francisco before a game against Saint Mary’s; Lincoln Memorial and all the terrific museums in Washington, D.C.; Valley Forge, an easy drive from La Salle and Saint Joseph’s; and the memorial honoring Dr. Seuss in Springfield, Mass., just south of UMass in Amherst.

Oh, the places you’ll go on the road as a sports writer.





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