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Buffalo 716ers thump Erie Hurricane in home opener - PHOTOS

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The 716ers (1-1) soundly beat the Erie Hurricane on Saturday night by a score of 123-76. The sold-out home opener crowd at Tapestry Charter school in North Buffalo was not disappointed as they saw stellar efforts from the entire Buffalo squad.  The brightest…

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Buffalo 716ers bounce Akron Heat in exhibition

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For a team that began operations back in fall 2012, the Buffalo 716ers were giddy to finally trot out onto a basketball floor in front…

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716ers announce crowd-sourcing push, first exhibition

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Sustaining a professional basketball organization in Buffalo is no easy task. Since the Buffalo Braves left for Los Angeles in 1978, Western New York has witnessed repeated failed attempts, whether it’s due to a lack of a venue, public indifference or organizational…

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716ers set post-tryout roster heavy on local talent - INTERVIEW

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Twenty-five local basketball players gathered at Tapestry Charter School last Saturday, eager to make an impression on head coach Tawan Slaughter and the rest of the Buffalo 716ers’ brass.

The majority of the participants were names not wholly unfamiliar…

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716ers return from LA with accolades, team growth - INTERVIEWS

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Suiting up in the Los Angeles Summer Pro League was uncharted territory for the Buffalo 716ers, a local professional basketball organization slated to begin play in the Independent…

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Falling out of love: Grantland details Flynn’s unraveling

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Nichols School’s Christian Laettner set a high standard for Western New York-bred basketball players.

He was outstanding at Duke, sinking one of the most memorable buzzer-beaters in sports history, then played 13 NBA seasons before retiring in 2005.…

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716ers test mettle in Los Angeles Summer Pro League - INTERVIEWS

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Not that the Buffalo basketball players in the Los Angeles Summer Pro League needed any more fuel for success, but news that Daemen College graduate Ajay Rutledge had earned a private workout…

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2013 Buffalo Gus Macker - PHOTOS

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When the Gus Macker comes to town, it always makes for a great weekend on Delaware Avenue. This past weekend the Macker rolled through downtown Buffalo and brought along with it some great weather.

Although the weekend was off to a slippery Saturday morning;…

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A spectator’s guide to the Gus Macker tournament

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I played in the Buffalo version of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament for 13 years. I learned that if you lose your early-morning opening game, it seemed that many times—not…

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Ballin’ for a Cause charity tournament returns for sixth year

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What began in 2008 as a simple local basketball tournament has grown exponentially into a week-long festival of events that includes celebrity appearances, comedy shows, skills clinics from NBA players and a dunk contest.

The sixth annual

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Where are they now: Niagara’s Anthony Nelson, Canisius’ Frank Turner

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During his playing days at Niagara University, Anthony Nelson was one of the finest defensive guards in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and a key player on a Purple…

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You’re invited: March Madness bracket party

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Who will make it to the big dance?

Join Medaille College and the Pan American Grill for their March Madness Bracket Party taking place from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 14.

According to…

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Buffalo 716ers accept invite to Summer Pro League - INTERVIEW

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Reversing the perceptions of others is brutally hard work, exhausting if you’re Buffalo 716ers owner and head coach Tawan Slaughter. Equipped with a master’s in education from Canisius and unrelenting ambition, she sleeps roughly four hours a night, juggling…

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Harlem Globetrotters show off for Buffalo basketball fans

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Energetic children most between the ages of 3 and 13 filled the First Niagara Center on Friday night, begging their parents to buy them red, white and blue basketballs. Some parents didn’t hesitate to pay, others made witty replies like “how about we take…

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Harlem Globetrotters at First Niagara Center - PHOTOS

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The Harlem Globetrotters were back in Buffalo again Friday night at First Niagara Center. VIP fans had a chance to meet the players by shooting some hoops, posing for pictures and playing some tricks with them.

From the start to finish, Globetrotters put…

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