Former University of Dayton and NBA player Don Meineke died Tuesday at the age 82 after a long illness.
Meineke led the Flyers to their first 20-victory season and first NIT appearance. Meineke was the first University of Dayton product to play in the National Basketball Association, winning rookie of the year honors in 1953 with the Fort Wayne Pistons. He also played for the Cincinnati Royals. Funeral arrangements are pending.