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First-place UB Bulls handle Akron Zips, 96-90 - PHOTOS

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Jarod Oldham with a Jordanesque move puts up 2 of his 20 in UB's 96 - 90 win over Akron.

When the fans filled UB’s Alumni Arena Wednesday night to watch a battle between two of the best teams in the MAC, no one had in mind a scenario like the offensive battle that unfolded.

Three Bulls scored 20 or more points: Joshua Freelove had 21, while Javon McCrea and Jarod Oldham both had 20 as the UB Bulls defeated the Akron Zips 96-90.

Quirky blonde takes the MAAC: Day 1

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Katie and Aly at Canisius College's Koessler Athletic Center

As you’re reading this, I am already well on my way to the MAAC tournament to support the Canisius College Golden Griffins in what I’m sure is going to be a nail-biting conference. Waking up at 5:00 a.m. is not my idea of a good time, but rooting on my alma mater is.

Katie at Canisius vs. SU

Canisius College is my home away from home, and being a cheerleader for the…

UB vs. Princeton - PHOTOS

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The Princeton Tigers scratch out a victory over UB Bulls 57-53

It was the first game of the season and both teams came to Alumni Arena ready to play. The True Blue students of UB were demonstrative. The game came down to the last seconds, but for our hometown UB Bulls the Princeton Tigers proved to be just a tad better as the Tigers pulled out a 57-53 win.

Making the leap: Nicholson, Watt to learn pro destinations tonight

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By our count, a college basketball player from Western New York’s Big 4—University at Buffalo, Canisius, St. Bonaventure and Niagara—hasn’t been selected in the NBA Draft since it was trimmed to only two rounds in 1989.

Tonight though, that streak should end. St. Bonaventure’s Andrew Nicholson will almost certainly be chosen in Thursday…

Buffalo wing bests Anthony Davis - VIDEO

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We're awfully proud of our Buffalo wings, and when the hottest varieties slew celebrities, we take notice. Here's former Kentucky Wildcat and probable #1 overall NBA Draft pick Anthony Davis suffering through Buffalo Wild Wings' Blazin'-style wings.

The tag-line for the Blazin' sauce is: "Keep away from eyes, pets, children. The hottest sauce we…

Mulkey flips hardwood for gridiron, will try out for Bills

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Former University at Buffalo men’s basketball point guard Byron Mulkey will participate in the Buffalo Bills’ rookie mini-camp, a UB sports press release reports. The exceptional athlete will try to follow in the footsteps of Antonio Gates—a former college basketball player who successfully transitioned to professional football.

The report…

Belardo, two others bolt Canisius

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A coaching change is often accompanied by personnel moves, as the personality or vision of the new coach clashes with returning players recruited under a different regime. When former Rhode Island boss Jim Baron returned to Western New York to take over the Canisius men’s basketball program, it was a fair assumption to think that not every…

Mitchell Watt lands in an NBA mock draft

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Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol…Mitchell Watt? According to NBADraft.net, one of the web’s leaders in NBA Draft predictions, the University at Buffalo men’s basketball star is working his way into the second round conversation.

The website projects Watt to be chosen by the Los Angeles Lakers at pick #60, a telling sign that the MAC Player of…

Buffalo Bandits Back to Winning, Defeat First Place Philly, 15-7

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After allowing Philadelphia a 1-0 lead, the Bandits took over last night's game at First Niagara Center, eventually defeating the first place Wings, 15-7 before 15,060 delighted fans.

The attack of the ‘stache: Baron promises up-tempo style for Canisius

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Don’t let the fact that Jim Baron is 58-years-old with a bushy mustache mislead you; the new Canisius College men’s basketball head coach promises an entertaining brand of basketball.

“We like to play up-tempo, we like to push the ball, we like to press,” Baron said of his coaching style during his introductory press conference. “We like to use a…

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