Niagara County Community College’s men’s basketball won its second game of the season, while the women’s team will have to wait a while for an opportunity to claim its first victory.

As the most recent Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's basketball to announce a COVID-19 pause, there's a bit of uncertainty as to whether the Niagara Purple Eagles will be cleared to play in the conference tournament.

Senior Jayvon Graves recorded his first career triple double Tuesday afternoon with 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists as the Bulls won their fourth straight game, 80-78 victory over Akron.

Niagara University women's basketball earned its first-ever victory over Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference rival Quinnipiac on Saturday, salvaging a weekend sweep at the Gallagher Center.

Fast breaking into March after a full year on the bench, the Thunderwolves are embracing the madness.

LEWISTON — With a short bench and missing key players in the lineup due to COVID-19 protocols, Niagara held on until midway through the third period before Canisius took control of this season’s first installment of the Battle of the Bridge, winning 5-1.

Sharpening their claws over a yearlong pause, the Thunderwolves are hungry to get back in the game and embark on their long-awaited title hunt.

This weekend's men's basketball matchup between Battle of the Bridge rivals Canisius and Niagara has been canceled "due to COVID-19 protocol within the Niagara program," the schools announced late Thursday night.

Another positive COVID-19 test forced the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference to again shuffle its basketball schedules Monday.

Niagara had a pretty good look at a weekend sweep at Siena, the team picked unanimously in the preseason by the coaches of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference to defend last year's title.

LEWISTON — After a five-week layoff due to COVID-19, Niagara University hockey was back in action this weekend, earning a two-game split against Mercyhurst.

With four games left in a normal year, Niagara basketball would be prepping for the stretch run of the regular season, trying to round into peak form before the start of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament.

When Greg Paulus was a freshman point guard at Duke, coach Mike Krzyzewski gave him a binder to keep all his notes. Paulus kept binders all four years at Duke. He still keeps them on a shelf at home.

LEWISTON — Going into this season, Niagara hockey, which hasn’t played a game in over a month, knew there’d be bumps in the road. With COVID-19 running rampant throughout the United States in the fall and early winter, it was a near certainty that there’d be breaks in the schedule. That does…

Canisius College's athletic department announced Thursday it's cancelling the remainder of the Golden Griffins' women's basketball season, due to health and safety concerns amid the pandemic.

A day after taking a beating at the hands of Monmouth, Niagara men’s basketball was kind enough to return the favor.

Monmouth rolled into the Gallagher Center third in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, having won four straight. Niagara had dropped three of four.

LEWISTON — It may not have been in traditional fashion, but Sam Bailey got the homecoming she desired.

Niagara University men's basketball opens a four-game homestand at 4 p.m. today when the Monmouth Hawks visit the Gallagher Center for the first or a two-game series.

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference has cleared 90 men's basketball schedule changes due to COVID-19 this season, announcing Monday another batch that affects each of the 11 member programs.

Niagara University women's basketball knocked off some rust in an overtime loss Friday. But Saturday seemed to show a bit of the squad's youth.

Niagara University women's basketball knocked off some rust in an overtime loss Friday. But Saturday seemed to show a bit of the squad's youth.

Last season, the Niagara Purple Eagles were outscored by nearly four points per game in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play and finished two games under .500. This year, NU is outscoring its MAAC foes by nearly two points a game, and it's ... still two games under .500.

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced sweeping changes to its men's basketball schedule on Sunday as it attempts to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Round 1 of the battle between the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's turnover kings went decisively to Manhattan.

It'll be strength on strength this weekend when Niagara opens a four-game road trip with a pair of games at Manhattan.

NIAGARA — Kobi Nwandu had a season-high 21 points as Niagara topped Rider 66-55 on Saturday.

BUFFALO — Josh Mballa had 19 points and 19 rebounds to lead five Buffalo players in double figures as the Bulls defeated Ball State 86-69 on Saturday.

LEWISTON — A mid-game lull proved too much for Niagara University men’s basketball to overcome Friday evening.

Niagara University men's basketball is back at the Gallagher Center this weekend, putting a seven-game home winning streak on the line when they host the Rider Broncs in the first of a two-game series at 4 p.m. today.

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Former University at Buffalo standout and Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyree Jackson signed a futures deal with the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday. According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the Michigan native will be switching to the tight end position, as this looks to be an intriguing move for…

Canisius College's winter sports schedule will be a deal lighter for the time being due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Niagara University women's basketball is heading on its second COVID-19 pause of the season due to a positive test among the program's Tier 1 personnel, the university announced Tuesday.

POUGHKEEPSIE (AP) — Marcus Hammond scored 23 points, hitting 5 of 9 from beyond the arc, and Niagara topped Marist 86-72 on Saturday.

LEWISTON — Niagara hockey put the brakes on a five-game winless streak Sunday evening, ringing in the new year with a dominating 7-2 win over visiting Air Force.

The new year did not bring great fortune to Niagara University basketball.

Niagara University men's basketball returns to the floor today in Poughkeepsie after the first in-season COVID-19 detour in its Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule.

BUFFALO — Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson is foregoing his senior year by declaring for the NFL draft on Tuesday following a season in which he matched several national records.

Niagara University men's basketball had its schedule changed and will play at Marist this Friday and Saturday instead of Iona, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced Tuesday.

University at Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson was named a second team All-American by The Associated Press on Monday after averaging 178.7 yards and scoring 19 rushing touchdowns in just six games.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Kevin Marks scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 1:09 left and Buffalo made a final defensive stop to beat Marshall 17-10 in the Camellia Bowl on Friday.

Upon arriving in Montgomery, Ala. on Wednesday to begin their bowl game excursion, the Buffalo Bulls stopped at a historic landmark of the civil rights movement, the Edmund Pettus Bridge in nearby Selma. That was followed by visits on Thursday to the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church where the Re…

BUFFALO — Buffalo’s Jaret Patterson is expected to play against Marshall in the Camellia Bowl on Friday, a week after one of the nation’s leading rushers hurt his right knee.

Niagara University men's basketball turned a weakness into a strength Tuesday afternoon to pick up a third straight win.

SYRACUSE (AP) — The Syracuse and Buffalo men’s basketball programs are on pause after a member of the Bulls tested positive for COVID-19.

The Buffalo Bulls have been beaten but not defeated and are looking forward to playing football on Christmas Day.

SYRACUSE — Quincy Guerrier scored a career-high 27 points with 11 rebounds, Alan Griffin tied a career-high 24 points with 10 rebounds, and Syracuse beat Buffalo 107-96 in overtime Saturday night.

It's hard to beat the same team on back-to-back nights. Or at least it's supposed to be.

DETROIT — Ball State coach Mike Neu had plenty of motivational material at his disposal for the Mid-American Conference title game.

LEWISTON — Wednesday night, Niagara came back from a 2-0 deficit to earn a 3-3 tie against Mercyhurst in Pennsylvania (Mercyhurst earned an extra point in the shootout). Friday night, it was the Lakers turn, as they overcame being down 4-1 at one point in the first period to earn a 7-4 victo…

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