With more than 13,000 donning the Red and Blue and shaking UD Arena, little compares to basketball season at Dayton. And always one of the most anticipated games, the heated contest between Dayton and in-state rival Xavier dates back to the 1920s.
The rivalry reached another level in 1980 when the Blackburn/McCafferty trophy was created to honor former Dayton coach Tom Blackburn and former Xavier coach Jim McCafferty who each were instrumental in building their respective programs. The coveted trophy is awarded to the winning team after each game. Although the Musketeers hold the advantage since the inception of the trophy, your Dayton Flyers still lead the all-time series. Gear up for the game and give ‘em that Red Scare with this super-soft hoodie that’s 100% Dayton—just like you. Go UD!