BUFFALO — Jaret Patterson was nearly inconsolable upon learning how difficult it was going to be landing a football scholarship despite a decorated high school career.
The Buffalo Bulls are on the brink of being nationally ranked for the first time in their football history after another record-breaking display of dominance by All-American candidate Jaret Patterson and an offense that now leads the country in scoring.
Buffalo beefed up its lineup for Saturday’s men’s basketball season opener and bullied Towson on the boards to win the first of two games in as many days inside Bubbleville at the Mohegan Sun resort and casino in Connecticut.
The Buffalo Bulls defense has been depleted but not diminished through the early part of the college football season. Down a half dozen defensive starters at various times, UB has allowed an average of 19 points during its 3-0 start, ranking among the top 16 nationally and best in the Mid-Am…
The ball has tipped and a most unusual and unpredictable local college hoops season is underway.
When the Niagara Purple Eagles do hit the ice at Dwyer Arena this season, they’ll have a fresh new look.
After an eight-month break, the Niagara University hockey team may be back in action next weekend for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States last March.
In a normal year, Niagara University hockey would be a quarter of the way through its schedule by now, and we’d probably have a decent idea of how the team was going to do. Of course, this isn’t a normal year, and we haven’t had a practice to watch, much less a game to watch, to evaluate the…
Niagara University men's basketball will take on Syracuse for the second straight season.
Two weeks into the college hockey season, it's Coronavirus 4, Niagara University 0.
Niagara Purple Eagles hockey came within a day of starting their season Thursday, when a COVID-19 outbreak at St. Lawrence University pulled the plug on any hopes of playing this weekend.
The Buffalo Bulls have run roughshod over their Mid-American Conference football foes during three nationally-televised triumphs, striding across midfield on this season’s championship quest.
Emboldened by two big victories against the past two Mid-American Conference football champions, the Buffalo Bulls are gaining recognition as a top contender to claim the title this season.
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference released revised schedules for the 2020-21 basketball seasons Monday, adjusting to the back-to-back, single-site format approved by the MAAC Council of Presidents earlier this month in an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Buffalo Bulls bludgeoned the defending Mid-American Conference champions on Tuesday night, putting on an aerial show inside a vacant UB Stadium and bolstering their postseason prospects with a blowout victory.
The first game played at UB Stadium in this unusual year will be a bellwether to forecasting the peaks Buffalo’s bullish college football stock could reach in the coming months.
The Niagara University men's basketball team is not currently able to practice thanks to a coronavirus outbreak at the school.
As a former University at Buffalo football player, I feel more tapped into my hometown team than most.
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's basketball coaches have made their predictions for the upcoming season.
The Buffalo Bulls made an emphatic opening statement in their MACtion season premiere.
The University at Buffalo football team returns to MACtion tonight after an offseason of fits and starts, hoping to regain the wave of momentum UB rode out of the Bahamas and into 2020.
Greg Paulus and his Niagara University men's basketball program are embracing the unknown during a year unlike any other in modern college basketball history.
Winter's coming, but for some that won't bring them a season.
Suffice it to say, Niagara athletics director Simon Gray never expects to live through another season like 2019-20. There’s no handbook to prepare an AD for the level of tumult Gray faced in his sixth year on Monteagle Ridge.
When Larry Brzeczkowski first started coaching club hockey at at Niagara University in 1996, the team was lucky if it could put together two full lines of players in mismatched uniforms. It played a local schedule that more often resembled beer-league games than organized hockey.
Greg Paulus and Niagara University men's basketball have picked up their second commitment for the 2021-22 season, and they're hoping to have found a diamond in the rough.
New York State's largest Division III athletic conference has cancelled winter sports amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Atlantic Hockey season will begin November 13, the association announced Thursday.
It hasn't quite been a year since Greg Paulus took over as head coach of Niagara University men's basketball following the surprising resignation of Patrick Beilein.
The Mid-American Conference will begin its six-game regular season with every team in the conference scheduled to play Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Niagara University hockey named a second new assistant coach Monday, filling out head coach Jason Lammers’ coaching staff going into the 2020-21 season.
John Lidgett, a former Division I player at Colgate and assistant coach in the United States Hockey League, is the newest member of the Niagara Purple Eagles coaching staff.
The Mid-American Conference, the first major college football league to postpone its season because of the pandemic, became the final one to jump back in, making it 10 out of 10 conferences that will play in the fall.
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference officially announced its 2020-21 men's and women's basketball schedules Tuesday. Conference play begins Dec. 8 and will close March 6.
Even as the University at Buffalo athletic department grows with team successes, the Bulls are taking steps forward outside of the game.
Suspended University at Buffalo men's basketball player Malik Zachery ran into some trouble before allegedly stabbing a Canisius College player last Wednesday after a pick-up game in North Tonawanda.
NORTH TONAWANDA — A University at Buffalo basketball player was charged Friday with assault and weapons possession after stabbing a rival player during an off-campus pickup scrimmage, officials said.
Some Western New York student-athletes may be out of state, but they are never out of mind.
There may be some college programs prepping for a fall football season, but that's far from the norm in 2020.
"You walk around that university, you take your headphones out," her mother told her. "You take your hoodie off. Don't look at your phone until you get back to the dorms."
Justin Hemphill made the All-Western New York basketball team after leading Cardinal O’Hara to a state championship in 2019. Now the hard-nosed, 6-foot-5-inch forward will join another local all-star squad in Daemen College’s recruiting class.
Despite national uncertainty, this has been a fruitful year for Trent Scott.
Homegrown products seem to be the theme for college programs in 2020.
The Niagara University men's basketball program has filled out its coaching staff.
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced its United for Justice campaign Thursday in an effort to promote "lasting change" in the battle against social injustice and racial inequality.
A former Niagara University women's basketball coach has filed a legal complaint against the school.
It's not every day that a college basketball prospect picks Niagara without exhausting at least a few other options.
For the first time since Joe Mihalich roamed Monteagle Ridge, the Niagara University men's basketball program has received a commitment from a player over a year away from a move to Lewiston.
The Big Ten is on the verge of canceling football this fall, a historic move in the midst of a global COVID-19 pandemic that has infected more than 5 million people and claimed more than 160,000 lives in the United States.
It was announced Saturday that the Mid-American Conference (MAC) is canceling its fall football schedule, according to watchstadium.com. Due to health/safety concerns for coaches and players amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the MAC will look to bring back its season in the spring of 2021.
This Week's Circulars
Daughter of Eric Walker and Darlen Stinis; mother of Layanna, Dominica, Januari; sister to Dominique and Eric, Jr. Visitation Friday 10 AM, WILLIAMSON FUNERAL HOME, 635 Main Street. Services at 10:45.
Jack L. DeLong, Jr., 61 years old, passed away at his home in Westminster, CA, on November 18, 2020. He was born in Niagara Falls on December 17, 1958, the son of RoseMarie (Byers) DeLong and the late Jack L. DeLong. Jack is survived by his mother, RoseMarie (Byers) DeLong; his daughter, Ash…
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