Originally Posted by New York Red
Though I come from a family of KY natives and UK fans/alum, the Dayton Flyers gave me some of my earliest basketball memories. After my dad's military service ended, he took a job at Frigidaire in Dayton, OH, in 1966. My first TV games were Flyer games with Don May starring. My first college basketball game in person was at UD Arena during the Donald Smith years. To this day I'll never forget walking through the doors and looking down into that giant arena.
It was around that time we moved back to our family origins in Lexington, but I'll always have a secondary love for the Dayton Flyers. I still root for them unless they're playing UK. They've only played each other once in my adult years. They played in Cincinnati in 1999, with UD winning 68-66. Grrr
Brooks Hall over Tyshon Prince from the corner in US Barn arena to send the flyers home a winner, just in case the national titles have washed your memory of the game
Good story; my father was at UD in the late 60s/early 70s and I've heard more stories of Don May than I can remember. There are rumors that UD has plans to build a new arena, about 18,000 in capacity on the fairground site if/when the Big East comes calling for them to join. It probably would pehoove my flyers to start finishing higher than mid-level in the A10 on a regular basis if they want to realize that dream.
At any rate, back to your regularly scheduled UK discussion, pardon my interuption.