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On Your Marc: 5/17/16

Some moments at Hara By Marc Katz I can spin a funny story about this now. but in 1996 it wasn’t so funny. That’s when management of Hara Arena, the Dayton Bombers and my then bosses at the Dayton Daily News all yelled at me from different directions for the same reason. It was the […]

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On Your Marc: 5/10/16

Knight for Trump? Of course By Marc Katz I see where Bobby Knight has come out for Donald Trump in the coming elections. Sure, I’ve got a Bobby Knight story or two to tell. During the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. I was in and out of the Ohio State basketball beat, probably covering 40 or […]

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On Your Marc: 5/3/16


Field of dreams a real treat By Marc Katz Of course I’ve visited Field of Dreams. Are you nuts?! Dayton being this close and a reason to be closer? I visited twice, actually. Usually, I don’t get this way for Hollywood movie sets, but sometimes you have to make exceptions. There are only two reasons […]

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On Your Marc: 4/26/16

Quite a ride Side trips are worth it By Marc Katz Sometimes, the sideshows are better than the destination obligations. It will actually take me two installments to tell you about a few of those sideshows. The stand-alone is the visit to Iowa’s Field of Dreams, next week’s offering. And, yes, I walked out of […]

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On Your Marc: 4/19/16

Dayton, the start of it all By Marc Katz It was a dark and stormy winter—yeah, with snow piled up to your knees. It was 1977 and also about 2,000 miles from the epicenter of volleyball in this country, and Dayton whiffed, but think about it, Dayton, Ohio, was never going to plant a flag […]

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On Your Marc: 4/12/16

UD a place to emulate By Marc Katz When Wright State University was introducing its new men’s basketball coach Scott Nagy to a few students, the world and assorted boosters, a key member of the university staff stood on the fringes of the media conference and said he thought WSU could emulate the success of […]

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On Your Marc: 4/5/16

Look for Dragon stars By Marc Katz I could get real misty-eyed here and tell you about the smell of fresh green grass, the pop of a brand new baseball into a catcher’s mitt and the crack of the bat against another batting practice ball. I could tell you about popcorn and peanuts and Cracker […]

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On Your Marc: 3/29/16

Donlon didn’t get the same change By Marc Katz Here are a few of the people Wright State has interviewed over the last 19 years to be the Raiders’ men’s basketball coach: Brian Gregory, Gregg Marshall, Sean Miller, Mick Cronin, Tom Crean, Jamie Dixon and Bruce Weber. Oh, yeah, you’d all take one of those […]

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On Your Marc: 3/22/16

Cleamons deserves a look Marc Katz This March Madness is really something, isn’t it? Game after basketball game on television, and the nachos. Gosh, that might be the best part. The nachos. But there’s more madness here than just on the court and in your kitchen. It’s in the laptop desks of athletics directors across […]

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On Your Marc: 3/15/16

A jackhammer morning By Marc Katz Really, Gary Nuhn is going to scream when he reads this—and he will read it—and he’ll dispute every word of the narrative, somewhat like certain members of Congress dispute every word of Obamacare. But I pledge to you every bit of this is true, even though Nuhn, one of […]

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On Your Marc 3/8/16

By George, he could play By Marc Katz Since Eddie George graduated from fumbling twice against Illinois as an Ohio State freshman to eventually winning the 1995 Heisman Trophy as a senior, it would not be unreasonable to assume he’ll someday become a trophy winner on Broadway. That would put him in a unique classification, […]

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On Your Marc 3/1/16

A coach at the movies By Marc Katz Dick Schofield, the new manager of the Dayton Dragons, played with several guys who became Hall of Famers, including Rod Carew, Rickey Henderson and Reggie Jackson. Derrin Ebert, his pitching coach, played in a movie opposite Brad Pitt. You decide who had the more glorious experience. Did […]

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On Your Marc 2/23/16

First Four? It must be Dayton By Marc Katz Well, sure, the University of Dayton would take that new little first-round NCAA game planned in 2001 to start off the men’s basketball tournament. We knew it was just going to involve a couple of obscure-named small colleges that didn’t have a chance of winning another […]

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On Your Marc 2/16/16

The truth about game day Super Bowl is just as fun from the couch By Marc Katz Don’t be jealous. I’ve been to a Super Bowl (one of 50), and while I wouldn’t turn down an invitation to another, I wouldn’t lobby for it, either. It’s the same for any big-time sporting event—the World Series, […]

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