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Former Griff Conacher tops ESPN’s NHL rookie rankings

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Expectations have been high for Cory Conacher, the pride of the Canisius Griffins’ men’s hockey program. Still, few anticipated his rise to the NHL—and ensuing success at the sport’s highest level.

According to ESPN…

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ESPN Bracketbusters plop Canisius, Niagara on ESPN3

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When the final slate of ESPN BracketBusters match-ups were announced Monday evening, Canisius and Niagara learned their out-of-conference foes and the exposure that they’d receive from these late-season litmus tests.

Although conference realignment has…

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Three-point barrage propels Griffs past Gaels

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Live by the three, die by the three—a long-range shootout between Canisius and Iona decided the game as the Golden Griffins won in thrilling fashion.

Billy Baron had a game-high 23 points leading Canisius over Iona 77-74 in front of a packed house at…

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Tsuj’s Ten: Bulls find efficiency, MAAC schools face tests

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In a season that’s been plagued by close conference losses, errant shooting and poor decision-making, the UB Bulls finally put together an impressive 40-minute effort in torching the Central Michigan Chippewas 91-73.

“For the first time, we played…

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Purple Eagles wrench victory from Griffs’ grasp

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Billy Baron’s teammates mobbed him in the corner by a small section of visiting Niagara students. Baron’s expression, a mixture of joy and shock, is tough to erase from memory. Kevin Bleeker, red-shirting in his second year at Canisius, leaped around…

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Niagara nips Canisius in Big 4 thriller - PHOTOS

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You know when two local teams square-off against each other in college basketball things are going to be exciting! The game was sold out, the fans were ready, and the energy was electrifying in the Koessler Athletic Center on Sunday afternoon. The Canisius Golden Griffins…

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Tsuj’s Ten: Bulls grow up, Battle of the Bridge awaits Canisius, Niagara

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The UB Bulls’ power forward Javon McCrea has shown stretches of dominance since his freshman year, but rarely have they been consistent. The burly big would post an eye-popping 20-point, 10-rebound stat-line in one game before disappearing with a foul-marred…

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Conacher, two Sabres vie for spot on college hockey list

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In honor of its 10th anniversary broadcasting college hockey games, CBS Sports Network has crafted a list of the 30…

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Canisius Griffins vs. Siena Saints - LIVE BLOG

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Final—76-44 Canisius wins going away. If you were curious, Tyrel Edwards did complete a successful dunk on a putback in the final minutes. The 44 points allowed by Canisius ties the fewest points the Griffs have given up in the history of the…

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Tsuj’s Ten: Griffs plod to Baron’s 400th win

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Of Jim Baron’s 400 wins, I’m sure most were prettier than Thursday’s 64-60 win over Manhattan to set the milestone. The Buffalo News’…

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Sosa drops season-high 25 in Canisius’ win over Manhattan - PHOTOS

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25 points, four rebounds and two assists is what Isaac Sosa's numbers looked like after Thursday night's performance at the Koessler Athletic Center at Canisius College, as the Griffs downed Manhattan 64-60.

The game was very tight during the first half…

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Tsuj’s Ten: Purple Eagles rolling through MAAC

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Now that conference play is moving full-throttle, local basketball fans have a better idea of which Big 4 teams are NCAA Tournament contenders and which are floundering in rebuilding mode. The clues were apparent during the non-conference slates, honestly, but how…

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Tsuj’s Ten: Return of Juan’ya, Canisius back to earth

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At some point, a hot team will probably come back down to earth, showing vulnerabilities in a surprising loss.

Jim Baron’s Canisius squad suffered through that harsh realization a week ago in a 66-45 pummeling at the hands of the Fairfield Stags. Court-side…

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Holy Tiahana: Mills buzzer-beater tops SportsCenter’s Top 10 - VIDEO

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Canisius freshman guard Tiahana Mills not only beat the Siena Saints with her half-court, buzzer-beating three, but she earned the No. 1 play on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays.

After Siena’s Kanika Cummings tied the game with a driving lay-up…

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Canisius Griffins vs. Marist Red Foxes - LIVE BLOG

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Final—73-64 Canisius downs Marist.

:19—Harold Washington takes a charge on Chavaughn Lewis, and that’s it for Marist’s comeback attempt. 72-64 Griffins with just under 20 seconds left. Washington bricks…

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