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Bandits deal for Hamburg’s Resetarits, take Diachenko, Wilde in NLL Draft

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If there’s one advantage that Buffalo Bandits GM Steve Dietrich has over his predecessor—recently fired head coach and former GM Darris Kilgour—it’s his consistency in building a team.

After selecting budding star Dhane Smith and promising…

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Report: Bandits land Benesch, Watt from Swarm for draft picks

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According to reliable Bandits sources Teddy Jenner and Steve Bermel of IL Indoor, Buffalo has acquired shifty lefty forward Ryan Benesch and gritty transition player Andrew Watt from the Minnesota Swarm in exchange for the Bandits’ first round picks in both…

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Bandits choose Cordingley to orchestrate turnaround

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When Darris Kilgour was dismissed as head coach of the Buffalo Bandits on June 10, one candidate was an immediate favorite to succeed…

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End of an era: Buffalo Bandits sever ties with Darris Kilgour

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Some local coaching moves—like UB’s canning of Reggie Witherspoon and Niagara coach Joe Mihalich’s decision to leave for Hofstra—have caught us off-guard this year.

With the Buffalo…

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An epilogue: Explaining the Bandits’ disastrous 2013

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The last six months have been brutal to Buffalo’s professional sports teams, an unnecessary reminder for our city’s loyal fan-base.

The…

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Bandits miss postseason for first time since 2002

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Buffalo was handed a golden opportunity—that many would argue was undeserved—to reach the National Lacrosse League postseason with a win at home over Rochester Saturday night in the season finale.

Despite stampeding out to a 4-1 advantage, the…

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Skidding Bandits seek discipline against Edmonton

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The Buffalo Bandits (5-6) will try to reverse an ugly three-game losing streak at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Niagara Center, and this week’s Canadian foe—the Edmonton Rush (5-6)—is flying high.

Snag…

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Bandits choose youth at deadline; Dietrich trades for himself

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Considering the Buffalo Bandits’ 12-6 debacle at home to the Colorado Mammoth, it was fair to wonder if GM Steve Dietrich and head coach Darris Kilgour would…

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Back-to-back start propels Bandits into 2013 campaign

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The Buffalo Bandits haven’t played any meaningful lacrosse since their 7-6 loss to the Toronto Rock in the NLL East Division Semifinals on May 5, 2012.…

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Buffalo Bandits peg Tavares as captain for first time

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Buffalo Bandits star forward John Tavares has been a Bandit for 21 years, but he’s never worn a “C” on his sweater. An alternate captain several times—including National Lacrosse League All-Star games—Tavares will be the team’s…

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Bandits announce 23-man roster for 2013 season

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The Buffalo Bandits have narrowed their roster to 23 players, the team announced in a release this afternoon. As it turns out, general manager Steve Dietrich made the vast majority…

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Bandits’ Wiles hints at imminent return

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According to a Twitter response to one of his followers, Buffalo Bandits forward and NLL All-Star Luke Wiles could be back in training camp as soon as this weekend.

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Bandits snatch Hopcroft, put pressure on Wiles

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Buffalo Bandits management may be mum on star Luke Wiles’ contract status, but their roster moves are speaking volumes.

While the Bandits’ second-leading scorer and National Lacrosse League All-Star last year, teammate Billy Dee Smith and agent…

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Ten things learned on first day of Bandits training camp

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The Buffalo Bandits opened training camp for the 2013 season today, beginning what NLL legend John Tavares referred to as a “revamping” phase for the organization.

An entire host of veterans and even a few youngsters from last year’s team,…

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Bandits bolster defensive corps, add veteran Suddons

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The Buffalo Bandits grabbed quite the coup in inking former Edmonton Rush defender Derek Suddons to a one-year contract, the team announced Monday night.

Bandits GM Steve Dietrich…

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