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Immediate reactions: Iona 75, Canisius 72 - MAAC Semis

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The sight was eerily familiar.

Billy Baron slumped at the podium at the…

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Immediate reactions: Quinnipiac 89, Niagara 80 - MAAC Quarters

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When Quinnipiac smacked around Canisius, 88-81, at the KAC, the Bobcats looked formidable, a likely favorite for the MAAC Tournament.

The problem with March is that projections go…

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Immediate reactions: Canisius 71, Siena 65 - MAAC Quarters

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It would have been a colossal disappointment for senior-laden Canisius to lose in the MAAC Quarterfinals, but Siena made them an earn the right to face No. 1-seed Iona in Sunday’s semifinal.

The Griffs’…

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Canisius loses third straight home game, falls to Quinnipiac - PHOTOS

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Koessler Athletic Center was jam packed on Thursday night as the Canisius Golden Griffins attempted to hand their mascot Petey a birthday victory at the hands of MAAC opponent Quinnipiac. 

Despite outscoring Quinnipiac 54-42 in the second half, the Golden…

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Immediate reactions: Iona 101, Canisius 91

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Every basketball game against the Iona Gaels inevitably becomes a track meet, as Tim Cluess’ club dares foes to keep pace score for score.

Canisius competed in style—converting in transition, throwing down violent alley-oops and protecting the…

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Canisius falters at home to MAAC foe Manhattan - PHOTOS

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Friday night’s contest between Canisius and Manhattan was a constant game of catch-up for the Golden Griffins and, in the end, they were defeated in front of a packed Koessler Athletic Center by the score of 84-73. 

There were a few good runs for…

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Canisius thumps Niagara at sold-out KAC - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}Niagara's Wesley Myers had his hands full while Canisius's Billy Baron scored 31 on the night as the Griffs down the Eagles 87.

It was cold outside, but hot inside Canisius’s Koessler Athletic Center as the Niagara University Purple Eagles—boasting the nation’s Division I leading scorer, Antoine Mason—invaded the home of the Canisius Griffins and fell to the Griffs…

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Immediate reactions: Canisius 87, Niagara 74

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Canisius’ starting big men hear a lot of criticism. Senior center Chris Manhertz has trouble staying on the floor due to foul trouble, while 6’11 forward Jordan Heath would rather lurk on the perimeter than battle inside.

In the

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Immediate reactions: Canisius 87, Monmouth 67

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Enjoy Billy Baron’s time as a Canisius Griffin, because the ship will sail…

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Niagara holds on to nip UB in home opener - PHOTOS

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A packed Gallagher Center saw its home team, the Niagara University Purple Eagles (1-1), hold on to a lead they held nearly all night to defeat Big 4 rival the University at Buffalo Bulls (0-2) by a score of 92-81 on Wednesday night. 

After a few shaky…

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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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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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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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Niagara basketball’s future: Chris Casey turns purple

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Chris Casey may be primed to enter his first Division I head coaching job, but fortunately, his predecessor has made the newcomer’s life paradoxically good and bad.

The 21st head coach in Niagara’s history addressed school administrators, alumni,…

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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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