Latest Dayton News

A resident is removed from the Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Gallatin, Tenn. Multiple people tested positive for the coronavirus at the facility Friday. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued a statewide

Nursing home infections, deaths surge amid lockdown measures

Apr. 2, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

Nursing homes across the country have been in lockdown for weeks under federal orders to protect their frail, elderly residents from coronavirus, but a wave of deadly outbreaks nearly every day since suggests that the measures including a ban on visits and daily health screenings of staffers either came too late...

FILE - In this March 24, 2013, file photo, Florida Gulf Coast's Chase Fieler, top, dunks over San Diego State's Deshawn Stephens during the first half of a third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Philadelphia. The Dunk City Effect, as it's called, accounted for a 35 percent increase in freshman applications following the NCAA run, boosted enrollment from about 13,000 to  more than 15,000, and the academic reputation has been enhanced with higher caliber students being admitted. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

NCAA's storied party crashers includes 'Dunk City,' Loyola

Mar. 26, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

If not for those magical eight days seven years ago, Florida Gulf Coast might still be that upstart school trying to create an identity in the Sunshine State, never mind nationally. Dunk City changed everything. The high-flying Eagles and their showstopping offense earned their place in NCAA Tournament lore when,...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, Dayton's Obi Toppin (1) dunks as North Texas' Javion Hamlet (3) looks on during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Dayton, Ohio. Toppin is the lone unanimous first-team choice to The Associated Press men's college basketball All-America team, Friday, March 20, 2020. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Top Flyer: Dayton's Obi Toppin leads AP All-American team

Mar. 20, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

The college basketball season came to an emphatic, dramatic end with the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament. The dream of playing under the bright lights of March Madness, of possibly hoisting a national championship trophy, wiped out by the coronavirus. For a handful of players, earning a postseason honor...

Texas Tech's Davide Moretti (25) shoots the ball over Kansas' Devon Dotson (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

Kansas finishes No. 1 in final AP poll; Gonzaga, Dayton next

Mar. 18, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self has spent much of the past week mulling ways to commemorate one of the more remarkable seasons in the school's proud basketball history, one that began with off-the-court distractions too numerous to count and ended in the unprecedented cancellation of the NCAA...

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019, file photo, Dayton head coach Anthony Grant reacts after a foul was called against his team in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Colorado in Chicago. The coronavirus outbreak has abruptly roused the University of Dayton from its dream of a basketball season. The 29-2 Flyers were rolling into tournament play on a 20-game winning streak that had lifted spirits in an Ohio city battered in the past year by violent deaths and devastation. The NCAA decision to cancel March Madness ended hopes for the small Roman Catholic school’s first Final Four appearance in 53 years. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File

Dream denied: Virus dashes Dayton's magical hoops season

Mar. 13, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has abruptly roused the University of Dayton's men's basketball team, and the city it uplifted, from a dream of a season. The 29-2 Flyers, ranked No. 3 in The Associated Press poll, were rolling into tournament play on a 20-game winning streak that had lifted...

The Latest: ACC tourney preparing for games without fans

Mar. 12, 2020 1:19 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): 1:12 a.m. So what will an Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament game look like without fans? The conference plans to allow each of the remaining eight teams 150 tickets for "essential tournament personnel, school...

FILE - In this March 19, 2019, file photo, spectators watch from the stands during the first half of a First Four game of the NCAA college basketball tournament between Temple and Belmont, in Dayton, Ohio. NCAA President Mark Emmert says NCAA Division I basketball tournament games will be played without fans in the arenas because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

NCAA tournaments are on _ for now _ but mostly without fans

Mar. 11, 2020 11:32 PM EDT

The NCAA basketball tournaments are on — for now — though the buzzer-beaters, upsets and all the other shining moments will take place in mostly empty arenas. Trying to avoid spreading the new coronavirus that has become a global pandemic, the NCAA on Wednesday decided the men’s and...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, UCLA head coach Mick Cronin gestures during an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona State in Los Angeles. The first-place Bruins own a half-game lead over Oregon and can clinch at least a share of the league crown with a victory at crosstown rival Southern California on Saturday, March 7, 2020. They haven't won the regular-season title since 2012-13. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

An updated look at NCAA Tournament bubble teams

Mar. 10, 2020 2:57 AM EDT

As conference tournaments get into full swing ahead of Selection Sunday, here is a look at teams teetering on the NCAA Tournament bubble through games played Monday night: RISING UCLA The Bruins may have dropped a squeaker to Southern California — another bubble team — in their Pac-12 regular-season...

Seton Hall's Myles Powell (13) shoots against Creighton's Ty-Shon Alexander (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

League tournaments set to impact who gets high NCAA seeds

Mar. 10, 2020 2:52 AM EDT

Conference tournaments are likely to carry significant implications when it comes to seeding for the NCAA Tournament. The Atlantic Coast Conference becomes the first of the five power conferences to open tournament play Tuesday, while the Big Ten, Southeastern, American Athletic and Atlantic-10 conferences will...

Dayton guard Jayla Scaife (42) is pressured by Virginia Commonwealth forward Kseniya Malashka (11) during the first half of the women's Atlantic 10 championship NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

Scaife sends Dayton women back to NCAA, wins A10 52-48

Mar. 8, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Jayla Scaife scored 13 points, including the clinching free throw with 13 seconds left, and snuffed out VCU's final hope with a blocked shot at 7.8 seconds, and Dayton earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday with a rugged 52-48 win in the Atlantic 10 Conference championship game....