Tuesday January 11, 2011

Momentum

In a regionally televised interview, University of Dayton President Daniel J. Curran describes the University's strong, upward momentum.

University of Dayton President Daniel J. Curran talks about "a decade of growth" and a year of celebration on a regionally televised segment of FOX Sports Ohio.

"If you look at all the indicators — quality of class, standardized test scores — we're on the move," he tells FOX Sports Ohio during a halftime interview at a recent Dayton Flyers game.

To see the interview, click on the related link. FOX Sports Ohio reaches more than five million households in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, western Pennsylvania, western New York and West Virginia.

What's on the horizon? In 2011, the University of Dayton will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, founder of the Marianists, and host the inaugural First Four NCAA basketball tournament at the University of Dayton Arena, among other initiatives.

"We'll be celebrating our Catholic, Marianist heritage, looking at new academic programs and expanding our research agenda," Curran said.

In November, the University of Dayton entered into a television rights agreement with FOX Sports Ohio. The network is carrying five men's basketball games, airing a half-hour show, "Inside Dayton Flyer Basketball," six times in January and running University commercials throughout the season.

In all, a record 27 Dayton Flyer men's basketball games are being televised this season. Flyer games are being shown locally on WHIO-TV, regionally through FOX Sports Ohio and CBS College Sports and nationally on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and CBS College Sports. The University continues its long-standing local television package with WHIO-TV, a partnership that dates back to 1951.

For more information, contact Teri Rizvi at 937-229-3255 or rizvi@udayton.edu.