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Big 4 basketball at the First Niagara Center - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}Chris Perez came up big in the second half and helped Canisius surprise UB 69 to 55.

The Niagara Purple Eagles and the Davidson Wildcats started the night of Big 4 basketball at the First Niagara Center with a game that saw a back-and-forth first half with the Purple Eagles opening it up in the second half, walking away with a 83-72 win over the…

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Canisius opens with win over South Dakota - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}Canisius's Billy Baron takes the ball down court in a Griffin's 71-66 win over South Dakota Coyotes.

The Canisius Griffins opened their 2013-2014 season at home against the Coyotes from South Dakota at the nearly full Koessler Athletic Center on a snowy Nov. 11 in Buffalo and sneaked away with a victory 71-66.

This game was back and forth most of the night.…

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Local college hoops to return to First Niagara Center

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Dec. 11 will be a special day for Western New York college basketball fans.

The season’s non-conference slate will be in full swing, and the pinnacle will be Canisius against the University at Buffalo at the First Niagara Center, a

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College rivalry season underway as UB soccer hosts Canisius

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Due to the dearth of major college football programs locally—UB has no nearby rival on the gridiron—we’re honing in on Big 4 battles in other sports.

At 7 tonight, the new-look University…

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Blue and gold neighbors: Canisius hockey skates to HARBORcenter

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Whenever the topic of Canisius College men’s ice hockey has come up in conversation—and that’s been a decent amount recently due to the team’s Atlantic…

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FC Buffalo stomps Sparta, swims into Sunday vs. Detroit

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The FC Buffalo coaching staff’s chief worry this season has been “killing games off,” the collective ability to protect a lead through possession or by tacking on insurance goals. The problem hasn’t been severe—the Blitzers stand 7-1…

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Life imitates art as Golden Griffins win title with walk-off HBP

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In the classic Simpsons episode ‘Homer at the Bat,’ Homer Simpson drives home the winning run in a company softball game by taking a pitch for the team—a fastball right to his bald,…

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Former Canisius star shuttled to Ottawa at NHL Trade Deadline

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Just under two months ago, former Canisius Griffins hockey star Cory Conacher was perched…

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‘Colt’ tramples Griffs in CIT quarterfinals

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It took a magical performance from Evansville’s Colt Ryan to end the Canisius Griffins’ postseason run to the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.

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Baron, Green earn mid-major honors; McCrea snubbed

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The accolades keep rolling in for Western New York’s college basketball stars, as Canisius point guard Billy Baron and Niagara’s Juan’ya Green were named to CollegeInsider.com’s Lou Henson…

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Resilient Griffs earn home playoff game Tuesday

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The bandwagon for Canisius’ postseason run continues to hum along, as the Griffs knocked off Youngstown State in an epic comeback on Saturday night and solidified another home game in the CIT’s third round.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Griffs (20-13…

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Your college hockey cheat sheet: Griffs go for glory tonight

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{video_photo_caption}The Griffs go for glory tonight.

Maybe it wasn’t a huge upset—I’d argue that beating Air Force twice in a 24-hour period last weekend in Colorado…

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Canisius to battle Youngstown State in CIT’s Sweet 16

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Here’s a sentence we haven’t heard in over a decade: Canisius men’s basketball is one victory away from a 20-win season.

Jim Baron’s Griffs (19-13) take to the road for a second-round…

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Griffs flummox Phoenix in battle of mythological creatures

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Don’t tell the Canisius Griffins that the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) is a third-tier basketball tournament.

Even though Canisius is playing…

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Buffalo.com’s All-Big 4 Basketball teams

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What began as a year of promise for Big 4 basketball in Western New York closed unceremoniously, as no local team advanced past the conference…

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