Bigger Than Basketball
The Dayton Flyers were 2020 outright A-10 Champs, were heading to Brooklyn as the number one seed in the A-10 Championship, and were projected to be a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament. But in less than a week it was all gone—the Flyers’ post-season dreams a casualty of the coronavirus pandemic that soon held the entire world in its grip. In Bigger Than Basketball, Larry Hansgen, long-time radio play-by-play voice of the Flyers, tells the story of a group of young men and their coaches who survived adversity, overcame obstacles and tragedies, and ended up having the greatest season in Dayton Flyer history. Larry takes you through an unprecedented moment of history and sheds light on a unique and resilient team. The 2019-2020 Dayton Flyers ended up standing as a beacon of coming together and sacrificing for the greater good, at a time when the Dayton, Ohio community, and the nation at large, was reeling from loss.