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Assessing the future of Big 4 basketball

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Even without the advantage of hindsight, it’s easy to argue that the Big 4—the University at Buffalo, Canisius College, St. Bonaventure and Niagara—is exiting a golden age of college basketball.

I’m not trying to be aggressively Eeyore,…

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Friendly roll: Former Purple Eagle’s book a swish for fans - INTERVIEW

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A largely basketball-indifferent area—with the exception of a rabid and outspoken gaggle of Syracuse fans—suddenly finds itself briefly at the center of American’s attention.

Hosting the NCAA Tournament’s second and third rounds provides…

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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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Canisius plucks Purple Eagles, 71-65 - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}Canisius frustrated Niagara's Antoine Mason all night long in Griffs' 71-65 win over Purple Eagles.

The Gallagher Center at Niagara University was packed as the Canisius Golden Griffins pulled out a victory over the plucky Niagara Purple Eagles 71-65.

Antoine Mason, the nation’s leading scorer, was held to 17 points while Billy Baron, going into the…

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Niagara Purple Eagles swoop past Canisius 4-2 - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}Canisius and Niagara battle with the Purple Eagles from Niagara winning 4 to 2

It was hockey weather outside, the snow crunched beneath each step while approaching the hockey arena at Buffalo State where the Niagara Purple Eagles were victorious in a hard-fought battle with cross-city rivals, the Canisius Golden Griffins. It was a true Battle…

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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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Kloof’s buzzer-beating heroics bounce Niagara - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}St Bonaventure's Charlon Kloof goes full court and sinks the layup with 00:00 on the clock to beat Niagara University 74-72.

A cold winter rain filled the night around the Gallagher Center at Niagara University as the bi-partisan crowd made its way into the arena to enjoy what turned out to be a barn-burner of a Big 4 basketball game between the Niagara Purple Eagles and the St. Bonaventure…

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Immediate reactions: St. Bonaventure 74, Niagara 72

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Not every college basketball player has the pleasure of experiencing a Tyus Edney moment, but St. Bonaventure’s Charlon Kloof beat the buzzer with a coast-to-coast layup to push

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Improving Purple Eagles to face imposing Bonnies

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After plodding through five games in 12 days, Niagara men’s basketball has had 10 days off to stand back and assess its season—it doesn’t hurt that the tough slate concluded with two wins.

A 61-56…

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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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Immediate reactions: Niagara 83, Davidson 72

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No one realistically expected Chris Casey to lead Niagara to a record over .500—or even close—11 games into his first year as an NCAA Division I head coach.

At 2-8 entering Wednesday’s First Niagara Center clash against Davidson, Casey had…

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10 reasons to see Big 4 hoops at First Niagara Center - OPINION

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Fifteen years have passed since the University at Buffalo (4-2) and Canisius College (5-3, 2-0 MAAC) squared off in a downtown neutral site.

To put 15 years into perspective, remember that the Memorial Auditorium—the Aud, as we knew it—closed in…

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Battle of the Bridge: Niagara, Canisius to joust in men’s soccer

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When you look back at the 2012 meeting between Canisius and Niagara in men’s soccer—the five-goal seesaw affair that concluded in a 3-2…

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Greener pastures: Four former Purple Eagles find landing spots

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