National attention for UB Football
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • June 21, 2011 @ 11:00am
Sure, it’s not at the magnitude of ESPN’s full-length feature on the 1958 Tangerine Bowl team (worth a read if you missed it), but ESPN.com’s Andrea Adelson profiled the University at Buffalo as a non-automatic qualifier collegiate football team that shares a market with an NFL squad.
The article laments the lack of football tradition but praises individual stories like the International Bowl team in 2008, the Super Bowl success of James Starks and the nationally-recognized safety of Amherst, where north campus resides. It’s a realistic and fair portrayal of a program in transition, a team with a dynamic leader in Jeff Quinn but poor early returns.
The Bulls begin training camp in August, looking to build off a Spring Game that raised more questions than provided answers.
— The starting times for UB’s home games were recently announced:
(All at UB Stadium, Fall 2011)
Saturday, September 10 vs. Stony Brook—6 p.m.
Saturday, September 24 vs. Connecticut—6 p.m.
Saturday, October 8 vs. Ohio—3:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 22 vs. Northern Illinois—noon.
Saturday, November 19 vs. Akron—noon.
Friday, November 25 vs. Bowling Green—TBA (I’d predict 7 or 7:30 p.m., though).