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NCAA Tournament at UD Arena: Indiana vs JMU

Indiana, the No. 1 seed in the west region, played (16) James Madison University during the second round. Here are a few of my favorites of Zeller, Oladipo, & co. Indiana won handily 83-62.

Indiana's Cody Zeller (40) dunks during an NCAA tournament second round game between Indiana and James Madison University at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Indiana won, 83-62.

From left, Indiana's Will Sheehey, Kevin Yogi Ferrell and Cody Zeller talk between plays during an NCAA tournament second round game between Indiana and James Madison University at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Indiana won, 83-62.

Indiana's Kevin Yogi Ferrel reacts after a 3-pointer during an NCAA tournament second round game between Indiana and James Madison University at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Indiana won, 83-62.

indiana's Victor Oladipo dribbles during an NCAA tournament second round game between Indiana and James Madison University at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Indiana won, 83-62.

Indiana's Cody Zeller dunks during an NCAA tournament second round game between Indiana and James Madison University at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Indiana won, 83-62.

Indiana's Remy Abell (23) and Victor Oladipo cheer during a timeout in an NCAA tournament second round game against James Madison University at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Indiana won, 83-62.

Photographers sit on the baseline during an NCAA tournament second round game between Indiana and James Madison University at UD Arena, March 22, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Indiana won, 83-62.

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NCAA Tournament at UD Arena: First Four

General view during an NCAA tournament first round game between La Salle University and Boise State at UD Arena, March 20, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio.

In March, the University of Dayton and UD Arena were privileged to host not only the NCAA Division I First Four but also the second and third rounds. With UD Arena being my home arena, I got to shoot it all. What an opportunity to shoot a lot of basketball!

For the start of this year’s tourney, UD Arena hosted North Carolina A&T vs Liberty, Middle Tennessee vs St. Mary’s (Calif.), LIU Brooklyn vs James Madison University, & Boise State vs La Salle. While they weren’t the most talented teams in the country, it was fun to have four games over the two evenings with the arena all NCAA’d out.

Here are my favorites from the eight hours of games from March Madness’ First Four.

General view during an NCAA tournament first round game between La Salle University and Boise State at UD Arena, March 20, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio.

Liberty's Andrew Smith catches a pass for an alley-oop during an opening round NCAA tournament game against North Carolina A&T at UD Arena, March 19, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. NCAT won 73-72.

Middle Tennessee State's Neiko Hunter shoots during an opening round NCAA tournament game against Saint Mary's at UD Arena, March 19, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Saint Mary's won 67-54.

Middle Tennessee State's Tavares Speaks (14) tries to shoot as a Saint Mary's defender pressures during an opening round NCAA tournament game at UD Arena, March 19, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. Saint Mary's won 67-54.

Liberty's John Caleb Sanders shoots during an opening round NCAA tournament game against North Carolina A&T at UD Arena, March 19, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. NCAT won 73-72.

Liberty's Tavares Speaks covers his face as he walks off the court following a one point loss to North Carolina A&T during an opening round NCAA tournament game at UD Arena, March 19, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. NCAT won 73-72.

Liberty's John Caleb Sanders lays on the baseline after he missed a game-winning shot with less than two seconds remaining during an opening round NCAA tournament game against North Carolina A&T at UD Arena, March 19, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. NCAT won 73-72.

General view during an NCAA tournament first round game between La Salle University and Boise State at UD Arena, March 20, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio.

Boise State's Anthony Drmic reacts after the final seconds expire during an NCAA tournament first round game between La Salle University and Boise State at UD Arena, March 20, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. La Salle won, 80-71.

LIU Brooklyn's Jamal Olaseware walks off the court after a loss during an NCAA tournament first round game against James Madison University at UD Arena, March 20, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. JMU won, 68-55.

General view during an NCAA tournament first round game between La Salle University and Boise State at UD Arena, March 20, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio.

Combo of shoes during  an NCAA tournament first round game between La Salle University and Boise State at UD Arena, March 20, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. La Salle won, 80-71.

JMU's Andre Nation (15) blocks LIU's C.J. Reed during an NCAA tournament first round game between LIU Brooklyn and James Madison University at UD Arena, March 20, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. JMU won, 68-55.

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Dayton snaps Murray State’s 16-game streak

Murray State University senior guard Isaiah Canaan (3) dunks after a fast break during a game against the University of Dayton at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

The University of Dayton brought Murray State University’s 16-game road winning streak to a skidding halt, Dec. 22. The Racers came in as favorites considering its 75-58 win against UD last year and its advancement to the round of 32 in this past NCAA tournament. UD, coming off a one point loss to Illinois State four days earlier, played all out and surprised a lot of people with a 77-68 win. It was easily the most exciting game the Flyers have played at home thus far this season. The 12,500+ fans inside UD Arena were as loud as I’ve heard them in many games. It was electric!

Tech note: I set up a post remote with a D300s and a 17-35mm f/2.8 set to 17mm (thanks, Erik!) and got lucky a few times. I was also shooting with the Nikon D800e and some different glass for the game (thanks, Isaac!). Word to the wise: if you’re shooting the D800 for sports, make sure you have big CF/SD cards. Those ~37mb RAW files fill up cards very quickly, but the 36 gorgeous megapixels are a welcome change from the usual 12! Cropping heaven!

Murray State University senior guard Isaiah Canaan (3) dunks after a fast break during a game against the University of Dayton at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

University of Dayton redshirt senior forward and center Josh Benson (2) pumps his fist as he comes off the floor late in the second half during a game against Murray State University at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

Murray State University senior forward Stacy Wilson (1) battles for rebound with University of Dayton freshman forward Dyshawn Pierre (21) during a game at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) dunks during a game against Murray State University at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

University of Dayton freshman forward and center Jalen Robinson (12) holds up his hands as UD junior forward Devin Oliver (5) falls down after Murray State University senior forward Ed Daniel (2) tried to put up a shot during a game at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

University of Dayton head coach Archie Miller pulls freshman forward Dyshawn Pierre off the court during a game against Murray State University at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) lays in a ball as Murray State University senior forward Ed Daniel (2) puts on pressure at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

University of Dayton junior forward Devin Oliver (5) and Murray State University freshman forward Erik McCree (14) grab at a rebound during a game at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

The University of Dayton student section cheers late in the second half during a game against Murray State University at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

Murray State University senior forward Stacy Wilson (1), senior forward Ed Daniel (2) and University of Dayton freshman forward and center Devon Scott (40) vie for  a rebound during a game against Murray State University at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

Murray State University senior forward Stacy Wilson (1), senior forward Ed Daniel (2) and University of Dayton freshman forward and center Devon Scott (40) vie for  a rebound during a game against Murray State University at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) shoots over Murray State University freshman forward Erik McCree (14) in the first half of a game at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) lays a ball in during a game against Murray State University at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

University of Dayton head coach Archie Miller talks to assistant coach Kevin Kuwik, left, on the sideline during a game against Murray State University at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

University of Dayton junior forward Devin Oliver (5) and redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) react after the final buzzer during a game against Murray State University at UD Arena, Dec. 22, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. UD won 77-68.

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UD falls short against Illinois State 74-73

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) reacts to his team missing a last-second, game-winning shot during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) reacts to his team missing a last-second, game-winning shot during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

The Flyers were back at home taking on Illinois State University, on Wednesday, Dec. 19. UD faced a physical and quick Redbird team that had them down by two at halftime. The Flyers battled through the second half and had 29 seconds to make the game-winning shot. Despite two attempts in the last 10 seconds, they could not get a shot to fall. The Flyers are now 8-3 on the season.

Even worse than the loss at home was redshirt senior guard Kevin Dillard having to leave the game abruptly with about four minutes to go in the second half due to an apparent back problem. I was about five feet from him after he hobbled to the bench, and he sounded like he was in excruciating pain in his “whole back.” After a couple minutes of grimacing and cursing on the bench, he left the gym floor with team trainer Nate Seymour and did not return.

University of Dayton redshirt senior guard Kevin Dillard (1) dribbles down court during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt sophomore forward Matt Derenbecker (15) drives into the lane and gets fouled during the shot by Redbird redshirt freshman guard Nick Zeisloft (15) during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) calls out to his teammates during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton junior forward Devin Oliver (5) shoots an off-balance jump shot during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt senior forward and center Josh Benson (2) gets fouled by Redbird senior forward Jackie Carmichael (32) during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) is blocked by Redbird senior forward Jackie Carmichael (32) during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) shoots over a Redbird defender in the closing minutes of a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) drives inside during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton junior forward Devin Oliver (5) shoots during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton sophomore forward Alex Gavrilovic (25) jumps in front of Redbird senior forward Jackie Carmichael during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt senior guard Kevin Dillard (1) is helped off the court by athletic trainer Nate Seymour, right, late in the second half during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Dillard did not return to the game. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt sophomore forward Matt Derenbecker (15) attempts a 3-pointer during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) reacts to his team missing a last-second, game-winning shot during a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton redshirt junior guard Vee Sanford (43) hangs his head and walks off the court after losing a game against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

University of Dayton head coach Archie Miler walks off the court after his team couldn't make either of two last-second, game-winning shots against Illinois State University at UD Arena, Dec. 19, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. Illinois State won 74-73.

© 2012 Ethan Klosterman


President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden campaign in Dayton, Ohio

President Barack Obama gestures during a rally at Triangle Park, Oct. 23, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. This was the first public event to feature both the president and the vice president anywhere in the country this year.

President Barack Obama gestures during a rally at Triangle Park, Oct. 23, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. This was the first public event to feature both the president and the vice president anywhere in the country this year.

On the afternoon following the final debate of the 2012 election season, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden held a joint rally in Dayton, Ohio, on Oct. 23 at Triangle Park. This was the first time the president and VP campaigned together at the same public event all year.

A crowd of approximately 9,500 people came out to see the duo in the park just a few minutes outside of downtown Dayton. The speeches by Biden and Obama were full of zingers about former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s performance in Monday’s foreign policy debate.

An Obama/Biden supporter holds up a sign during a rally at Triangle Park, Oct. 23, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. This was the first public event to feature both the president and the vice president anywhere in the country this year.

Vice President Joe Biden gestures during a rally at Triangle Park, Oct. 23, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. This was the first public event to feature both the president and the vice president anywhere in the country this year.

President Barack Obama waves to supporters as he walks on stage during a rally in front of an estimated 9,500 people at Triangle Park, Oct. 23, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. This was the first public event to feature both the president and the vice president anywhere in the country this year.

Supporters hold signs and take photos during a rally at Triangle Park, Oct. 23, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. This was the first public event to feature both the president and the vice president anywhere in the country this year.

President Barack Obama gestures during a rally at Triangle Park, Oct. 23, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. This was the first public event to feature both the president and the vice president anywhere in the country this year.

President Barack Obama displays a pamphlet that outlines his plans during a rally at Triangle Park, Oct. 23, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. This was the first public event to feature both the president and the vice president anywhere in the country this year.

President Barack Obama gestures during a rally at Triangle Park, Oct. 23, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. This was the first public event to feature both the president and the vice president anywhere in the country this year.

A young woman holds up a sign reading "Iranians against Iran's nuclear proliferation" as President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking at a rally at Triangle Park, Oct. 23, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. This was the first public event to feature both the president and the vice president anywhere in the country this year.

President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking at a rally in front of an estimated 9,500 people at Triangle Park, Oct. 23, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. This was the first public event to feature both the president and the vice president anywhere in the country this year.

A young woman takes a photo of President Barack Obama as he greets supporters after speaking at a rally at Triangle Park, Oct. 23, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. This was the first public event to feature both the president and the vice president anywhere in the country this year.

President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking at a rally at Triangle Park, Oct. 23, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. This was the first public event to feature both the president and the vice president anywhere in the country this year.

Supporters wave to President Barack Obama and Vice President at the end of a rally at Triangle Park, Oct. 23, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. This was the first public event to feature both the president and the vice president anywhere in the country this year.

© 2012 Ethan Klosterman. All rights reserved.


Downtown Dayton Revival Music Festival

Downtown Dayton Revival music festival, Guster

John Legend, a Springfield, Ohio native, headlined Saturday night at the Downtown Dayton Revival Music Festival. This was the festival’s first year, and I’m looking forward to it growing and coming back bigger and better next year.

Downtown Dayton Revival music festival, John Legend, a Springfield, Ohio-native, performs during the Downtown Dayton Revival music festival, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio.

Downtown Dayton Revival music festival, fans cheer for John Legend, a Springfield, Ohio-native, as he performs during the Downtown Dayton Revival music festival, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio.

Downtown Dayton Revival music festival, John Legend, a Springfield, Ohio-native, performs during the Downtown Dayton Revival music festival, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio.

Downtown Dayton Revival music festival, John Legend, a Springfield, Ohio-native, performs during the Downtown Dayton Revival music festival, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio.

All photos © 2012 Ethan Klosterman.


First lady Michelle Obama campaigns in Dayton

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to supporters at a campaign event at the Dayton Convention Center, July 24, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. The First Lady was introducing her "It Takes One" mobilization program for supporters and volunteers in preparation for the November presidential election.
Ohio’s a battleground state. We all know that. Lucky for me that Dayton always seems a stop on the campaign bus tours. When I heard that Michelle Obama would be visiting Dayton, actually less than two miles from my house, I knew I should probably get there. I sent off a credential request on Friday, and by Monday morning, I was confirmed and given instructions.

Last time I saw a part of an election year campaign, I was a senior in high school.  I was able to snag tickets to the McCain rally at the Ervin J. Nutter Center in Fairborn, Ohio, where the senator surprised the crowd and country by introducing Sarah Palin as his running mate on the Republican ticket. A few weeks later, I was able to sign myself out of school for a self-led “enrichment activity” (a rally) for Barack Obama that was held just blocks from my school, at Fifth Third Field.

The first lady’s visit didn’t mean near as much campaign-wise as the previous rallies I’ve been to. This is more of a practice run. I know Obama and his opponent Mitt Romney will be visiting Dayton at least once before November. I’m planning on doing everything in my control to be at those events. This is a practice run. A little less security (I presume), a lot less buzz, a lot less people, and a lot less media.

Part one of the day was dropping my gear off so that bomb-sniffing dogs and extra-thorough Secret Service agents could rummage through my bag to make sure I didn’t have any bazookas modded to fit in my 70-200. Rest assured, I didn’t.

The doors opened to the media at  1:15 p.m. The press releases indicated that the event may begin around 3:10 p.m. I was a bit doubtful of that. Considering it’s not the president, I arrived at 1:45 pm. which is a half hour before the doors for the general public were supposed to close. A quick, no-line, easy check by security, and I was in. Still over an hour away, I had nothing pressing to do since I wasn’t on deadline. I live-tweeted photos and info, looked for angles, and generally wandered around before things finally started up. Thank God for iPhones.

Cameramen sit and wait for First Lady Michelle Obama to arrive at the Dayton Convention Center, July 24, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio.

The first speakers took the stage a couple minutes past 3 p.m., but it wasn’t until 3:49 p.m. that FLOTUS emerged from behind the curtain. I’m not complaining about her being late. I’ve heard stories of some politicians over the years being multiple hours late for events.

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to a crowd of about 1,800 at a campaign stop at the Dayton Convention Center, July 24, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. The First Lady was introducing her "It Takes One" mobilization program for supporters and volunteers in preparation for the November presidential election.

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to supporters at a campaign event at the Dayton Convention Center, July 24, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. The First Lady was introducing her "It Takes One" mobilization program for supporters and volunteers in preparation for the November presidential election.

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to supporters at the Dayton Convention Center, July 24, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. The First Lady was introducing her "It Takes One" mobilization program for supporters and volunteers in preparation for the November presidential election.

President Obama supporters wait for First Lady Michelle Obama to arrive at the Dayton Convention Center, July 24, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. The First Lady was introducing her "It Takes One" mobilization program for supporters and volunteers in preparation for the November presidential election.

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to supporters at a campaign event at the Dayton Convention Center, July 24, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. The First Lady was introducing her "It Takes One" mobilization program for supporters and volunteers in preparation for the November presidential election.

First Lady Michelle Obama hugs a child after her speech at the Dayton Convention Center, July 24, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. The First Lady was introducing her "It Takes One" mobilization program for supporters and volunteers in preparation for the November presidential election.

First Lady Michelle Obama reaches out to a child after speaking to a crowd of about 1,800 at the Dayton Convention Center, July 24, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. The First Lady was introducing her "It Takes One" mobilization program for supporters and volunteers in preparation for the November presidential election.

She was done working the rope line at 4:34 p.m., and it was my time to head home. Overall, it was a solid, small-scale warm-up to when the president and Romney roll into town in the coming months. Now if only next time I can get access to the open area immediately in front of the stage like AP and others…

NOTE: These images are available for licensing. Also, I am available to provide political campaign coverage around cities like Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Louisville, or points between. Contact me.