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University of Dayton

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Template:Infobox University2 The University of Dayton is a private Catholic university operated by the Society of Mary located in Dayton, Ohio. The student enrollment is approximately 10,000.

The university was founded in 1850 as a day school and boarding school for boys called St. Mary's School for Boys, later St. Mary's Institute.

The University of Dayton has a unique feature: it has a student neighborhood (literally). Over time, the University of Dayton has acquired houses that are adjacent to its property. Most of the students with junior or senior status at the university live in these houses. The university has been slowly renovating and/or rebuilding the houses which are in the worst condition. Most students refer to the south section of the neighborhood as "the ghetto." The area north of the campus center is known as "the darkside."

The university's school of law is noted for its Program in Law and Technology, which emphasizes intellectual property (patent, trademark, and copyright) law. This course of study naturally follows the university's recognized engineering programs.

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The University of Dayton competes in the Atlantic Ten Conference in all sports except football, where it competes in the Pioneer Football League.

Men's Basketball is the Flyer's most celebrated sport and one of the most successful. The Flyer's have advanced to the NCAA tournament several times in recent years. During what many fans consider the golden age of Dayton basketball, the team reached the NCAA finals against UCLA in 1967 and won the NIT in 1962 and 1968. Dayton's historic rivalry has been against the University of Cincinnati, but in recent years Xavier has become a very important game for fans and students, with conference titles often up for grabs. The two schools sponsor Drive 75, an annual canned food drive in conjunction with the games. The 75 is a reference to Interstate 75 which connects Cincinnati and Dayton. Both the UC and Xavier games routinely sell out in Dayton. Flyer's basketball is one of the biggest sports attractions in the Dayton area.

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