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That's Progress
That's Progress
Published by Swampy Meadows
11-15-2019
That's Progress

BEVERLY HILLS (MI) -- Eleven years ago “FTS” produced a column about Dayton Flyer players and their use of social media, entitled “The Social Network.” Included in the article was the Twitter handle of everyone on the roster, as well as those of former UD players. If you click on the link and scroll down to the comments section, a few readers took exception to my doing so, declaring it was “weird”... “stalkerish”...and somehow “creepy”:

http://www.udpride.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17884

Fast forward to 2019 and DaytonFlyers.com posts this on the team website:

https://twitter.com/DaytonMBB/status...73337200623616

That’s right...a list of every Dayton player’s twitter account!

That’s progress...I guess?

Elsewhere in hoopdom:

-- Several interesting rankings sites to bookmark and see how UD moves up as the season progresses:

Ken Pomeroy (UD is currently #59): https://kenpom.com/

Sagarin ratings (Dayton is somehow #100): https://www.usatoday.com/sports/ncaab/sagarin/

Bracket Matrix (Flyers are an #11 seed): http://bracketmatrix.com/

-- Some pre-season rankings:

Jay Bilas’ 1-68 (Dayton is an impressive #29!): https://www.espn.com/mens-college-ba...9-20-preseason

Rob Dauster ranks each and every one of the Division 1 teams, 1-353 (Flyers check in at #37):

https://www.cbssports.com/college-ba...on-every-team/

TeamRankings.com (The Red and Blue are #47):

https://www.teamrankings.com/blog/nc...nkings-ratings

-- A coupla lists that will undoubtedly be updated throughout the 2019-2020 campaign:

The 2019-20 transfer list: https://watchstadium.com/news/colleg...st-10-31-2019/

Team-by-team injury report: https://watchstadium.com/news/colleg...on-11-04-2019/

-- Some other lists, courtesy of Jeff Goodman at Stadium.com:

College Basketball Coaches on the Hot Seat Heading Into the 2019-20 Season:

https://watchstadium.com/news/colleg...on-10-24-2019/

2020 NBA Mock Draft 1.0: Big-Name Freshmen Top the Class (Obi at #27 to the Lakers):

https://watchstadium.com/news/jeff-g...ss-10-21-2019/

Top 102 College Basketball Players for 2019-20 (Obi ranked #58):

https://watchstadium.com/news/jeff-g...20-10-30-2019/

-- Timely article entitled Mid-Major Scheduling: Where Can Teams Go For Quality Games?:

https://www.athleticdirectoru.com/ar...quality-games/

-- Inside Aaron Craft's Decision to Retire from Basketball, Return to Ohio State to Pursue Becoming a Physician:

https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-...ming-physician

-- “Han shot first” Then he didn’t. Then he and Greedo shot at the same time. I’m confused and so is Disney:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video...301_video.html

-- Who knew? The pet turtles from ‘Rocky’ are still alive and living with Sylvester Stallone! I betcha can name them without even looking at the article:

https://www.theanimalclub.net/little...ster-stallone/

That’s it “From the Swamp.”
You can email me at: swampy@udpride.com
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