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On Your Marc 8/28: A way to play, and serve

He was like any other 17-year-old high-school senior, playing football, contemplating where he might go to college, considering his future—all when he probably needed more research.

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Cycling for a cause

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It started as a romanticized vision of Gerry Chadwick and Scott Backer, two local cycling enthusiasts on a not-so-local bike tour in Phoenix, AZ, in 2016. Now, nearly two years later, the first annual Tour de Gem will come to fruition Sunday, September 2 at Don Crawford Plaza in front of Fifth Third Field, right […]

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On Your Marc 8/21: Beyond the Field

Donnie Evege’s myriad of accomplishments By Marc Katz Let’s not confuse the issue here. Donnie Evege did not enroll at Ohio State to learn how to become a motivational speaker, a philanthropist, a book author,or an astute businessman. He went to play football, and athletes of his ability often focus on the playing side while […]

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On Your Marc 8/14: Meyer in the mire

I am not at all concerned about Ohio State football. Who’s going to go there and lose, especially if you slide the one-year interim reign of Luke Fickell out of the equation? Woody Hayes won .761 percent of his games. Earle Bruce stood at .755. John Cooper was at .715. Jim Tressel was at .810 […]

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On Your Marc 8/7: Off the beaten path

Thank you Fort Wayne TinCaps and San Diego Padres. The TinCaps, under the direction of the parent Padres, have traveled a scenic route outside the box. I could not offer heartier congratulations. This all goes back to the stories I’ve heard and written about Woody Hayes taking his Ohio State football teams to road games […]

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On Your Marc 7/17: Good any day

First, a funny story. Larry Lee, the big tackle from Roth High School, for a number of reasons decided he was going to UCLA for college and football. Woody Hayes, the Ohio State coach, was unhappy with that decision, calling Lee just prior to signing day trying to convince him to go to Ohio State. […]

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The Walking—and Dirty—Dead

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One of the area’s most popular annual fundraising events has returned for another year, and this time with a horror-themed twist. The 28th Annual Dayton MUD Volleyball for the Epilepsy Foundation Greater Dayton Region will be held this year on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, located at 1301 E Siebenthaler Avenue […]

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Yes, Flying Saucers Do Exist!

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Please don’t call it Frisbee. Colorful flying plastic discs fill the air around this time of year, tossed from hand to hand in fields, parks, and parking lots; anywhere there’s a bit of room to run. They’re a sure sign that summer has arrived here in the Miami Valley and are as predictable as mosquitoes, […]

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On Your Marc: 8/1

Cheese and OJ Dodging ’cycles, risking life for a bite to eat By Marc Katz I’m not going to cry because the Montgomery County Fairgrounds is moving. I mean, in my youth, I always looked forward to going to the Ohio State Fair, which featured the famous Butter Cow. By the time I arrived in […]

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On Your Marc: 7/4

An unusual connection Pat Rupp, Wes Fowler, and the missing link By Marc Katz When I covered the last half of goalie Pat Rupp’s career with the Dayton Gems, there was no reason for me to believe that he was linked to Wes Fesler, the former All-America football player and coach from Ohio State. Seriously, […]

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On Your Marc: 6/27

Sparky Anderson and an appendix Prepping for surgery, not dinner By Marc Katz I know a lot of people remember June 14, 1979, the day Sparky Anderson managed his first game for the Detroit Tigers when he should have been in the middle of his 10th year with the Reds. I can’t believe that day […]

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On Your Marc: 6/20

Winning feels good The Dragons keep marching in By Marc Katz It was legendary broadcaster Vin Scully—with plenty of others to follow—who said, “Losing feels worse than winning feels good.” Imagine how the Dayton Dragons felt last season, when they lost 93 out of 140 played. Imagine how they feel this year, when they’ve already […]

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On Your Marc: 6/6

The thinker Gord Lane reflects on hockey, life off the ice By Marc Katz Long after the lights flickered off at Hara Arena following a Dayton Gems practice, and well after many of the players had already stripped their gear, showered away the day’s sweat, and were on their way to a mid-day beer at […]

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On Your Marc: 2/21

Guns and Gatorade don’t mix Josh Holden’s story proves sports are nothing like war By Marc Katz Sports are a battle, and a war, and hand-to-hand combat, if you listen to those of us who write and talk about the games. But they’re not, really. They’re just… games. War is war. I know a guy […]

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No B.S. – You Better Believe Professional Bull Riders’ Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour Is Here

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By The Horns Professional Bull Riders’ Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour takes over the Nutter Center By Terri Gordon Photo: By Natan Daubaugh   It’s hard to know how and where the sport of bull riding truly began. Bulls have figured into histories and folklores for millennia. They’ve been central to religions and festivals […]

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On Your Marc: 6/7/16

On a brush of greatness, Muhammad Ali By Marc Katz I could lie to you and tell you I’ve got all these personal Muhammad Ali stories, which I don’t. But I do know some people who brushed up against Ali’s fame before his fame reached its apex, and I know Ali held a boxing exhibition […]

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The very first thing is to learn how to pronounce it. No rhyming with the home of Baylor University in […]

Debate 9/11: Let’s Make Tammany Hall Great Again

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Third Parties have long complained that having the two major parties in charge of the election process gives Republicans and […]

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No music and arts festival would truly be complete without… wrestling, right? Well, this year at Ladyfest Dayton, buckle down […]

Lives-in-progress, demo-style

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Right from the start of this Jesse Peretz adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel Juliet, Naked, there’s something warm and unfinished […]

Are ‘Friends” Electric?

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Gary Numan’s Savage return to form at CVG’s Bogart’s Gary Numan with daughter Persia, who sings on the new single […]