A Republican lawmaker wants to ban schools from charging pay to participate fees schools charge for sports and music programs. Sen. Cliff Hite, a former high school football coach, says he doesn’t want families to have to pay fees for their kids to play, but he doesn’t want districts to do away with those activities either. He’s holding events around the state for people to testify and at the Columbus event, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted, a football player in high school and college, told the crowd students need the positive values they get through playing sports.

Dayton is getting a new minor league soccer team. After hinting at a move for several months, the Cincinnati Saints are making it official.

A release says the team will rebrand and play next year in Dayton in the National Premier Soccer League. A new name, logo, and playing venue are expected to be released later this month.

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Cleveland Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown and his long-lost championship ring will be reunited after nearly half a century.
Brown settled a lawsuit Wednesday he brought in Manhattan federal court against a memorabilia dealer. Brown says someone stole the ring from his Cleveland home in the late 1960s but he doesn't know who.
The 79-year-old Brown, walking with a cane, talked about the ring as he waited to meet with a magistrate judge. He said after the settlement that he felt good.

The life of a local sports legend will play out in a short documentary film premiering tonight in Dayton.

In the 1970’s, Dwight Anderson was nicknamed "The Blur" because of his speed on the basketball court. As a sophomore, he led Roth High School to a state championship title in 1975 and as a senior in 1978 was named top high school player in the country.

Anderson went to play for the universities of Kentucky and Southern California and was a second round NBA draft pick for the Washington Bullets in 1982.

What Is Pickleball? The Antioch Word Hits The Court

May 18, 2015
Odette Chavez-Mayo

In the Antioch College Wellness Center, there is a game called pickleball, and if you frequent the gyms as well as Studio B, you could stumble onto a game. A bright green ball whizzes back and forth as it is hit, and the noise echoes and cracks off of the walls.  Pickleball is gaining popularity at the Wellness Center, and Ellie Burck went to the Antioch and Yellow Springs community to learn more about the sport.

The UD Flyers hit the court at University of Dayton Arena Tuesday afternoon for practice.
Jerry Kenney

UPDATE: Dayton secured a 56-55 victory over Boise State Wednesday evening. The Flyers will head to Columbus Friday to play 6-seed Providence.


Ohio State Ohio State fans gather before the national championship game in Texas in January, 2015. Fans in Columbus rioted after the game.
Jeff Beckley / Flickr/Creative Commons

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Columbus police spokesman says an internal investigation continues into officers' use of tear gas and pepper spray to disperse crowds following Ohio State's football championship victory.

Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs called for the review last week in an email sent to police and some city officials.


Dayton has been selected to host the men’s First Four NCAA basketball games from 2016-2018, continuing a  run as the host of the tournament tip-off games for a total of 18 consecutive years. NCAA committee chair Scott Barnes says the choice to keep the tournament's opening games in Dayton is a reflection of the city's passion for the game and past success as a First Four host.

“When you think about Dayton’s track record in hosting the First Four and the community and how they’ve embraced this event since its inception really, it’s just been remarkable,” he said.

4th and Goal? The Past of the American University and the Future of the NCAA

Sep 30, 2014
Ohio State University Archives

History Talk continues its exploration of the relationship between American university sports and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA.

Taylor Branch on the Crisis of College Sports

Sep 24, 2014
Ohio State University Archives

How we debate college sports connects to a long history, dating all the way back to the Greeks and Romans.