DAYTON, Ohio — Nick Perkins put Blue Collar U on his brawny shoulders and lifted Buffalo’s alumni team one game closer to the $1 million bounty at The Basketball Tournament. 

Jet-setting between recruiting trips before attending NBA draft parties and vacationing at the beach, Nate Oats took a stroll down memory lane.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jayvon Graves watched his Buffalo basketball brothers living their best lives at The Basketball Tournament in Columbus, Ohio over the weekend and envisioned himself joining in on the fun a few years down the line.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Blue Collar U is halfway to earning a white-collar paycheck.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A relative unknown to Buffalo basketball fans, Edric Dennis Jr. has been embraced by the Blue Collar U brotherhood like a favorite cousin.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Buffalo’s alumni savored a victory in The Basketball Tournament they never tasted in college.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Blake Hamilton came up big for Blue Collar U. Wes Clark came up even bigger.

Adam March built sweat equity in University at Buffalo basketball decades ago. An honorable mention in the hard-nosed Niagara Frontier League his senior year at Kenmore East, March brought the tough, physical ethos his high school league was known for to UB’s practice squad in 1999 during th…

The strongest Bulls from Buffalo’s basketball bracket-busting glory days have gotten back together to show that tradition never graduates and legacies don’t leave for greener pastures.

The dean of coaching in The Basketball Tournament got his degree from Niagara University.

Before any other other coaches and players on the FC Buffalo team arrived at the final training session ahead of this weekend’s United Women’s Soccer regional playoffs, Gabrielle Wilson was running laps around the track at Buffalo State’s Coyer Field.

The Niagara Purple Eagles and Atlantic Hockey announced the 2021-22 schedule Wednesday.

For over a year, Joe Stasyszyn had been telling Greg Paulus about a player who might help his Purple Eagles.

A herd of former Bulls will taking part in a nationally-televised basketball tournament this summer.

Move over Shane Helbig, Sam Hyman's an All-American now too.

After a tougher day for the Thunderwolves in Round 2, Thursday's performance saw NCCC remain steadfast. The Thunderwolves stayed right they were entering the day, as they closed Day 3 of the NJCAA Division III men's golf championships at 5th overall with a team score of 983.

After a promising start in Round 1 of the NJCAA Division III men's golf championships, Wednesday had a tougher showing for the Thunderwolves. Round 2 of the championship tournament at Chautauqua Golf Course saw NCCC fall to 5th place in the event, dropping one spot below its pace from Tuesday.

Despite the rain delay, NCCC men's golf is off to a good start, placing 4th in the total team standing after the first round of the NJCAA Division III National Championship Tuesday at Chautauqua Golf Course. Trailing only Minnesota State Tech (301), Georgia Military College (303) and Sandhil…

A foursome of Thunderwolves tee off this week at the NJCAA Division III men’s golf championships.

The Thunderwolves were oh so close to pushing it to a Game 2.

There's nothing more dangerous than a Thunderwolf with its back against the wall.

The bats were flying for the Thunderwolves on Memorial Day.

Things didn't start as planned for Niagara County Community College at the NJCAA Division III World Series, but the Thunderwolves remain alive in the double-elimination national championship tournament.

When his diamond dream was deferred by injury, Scottie O’Bryan thought about the college coach whom he always felt believed in him the most.

The Purple Eagles are running it back.

Actually, Matt Clingersmith figured basketball would be his ticket. Until his junior year in high school, he was a 5-foot-9 point guard, and a good one. Then he had a growth spurt and was a 6-6 forward by the time he made All-Western New York at Niagara Catholic under Pat Monti two decades ago.

The Thunderwolves are going dancing.

The season’s final home baseball doubleheader at Niagara County Community College finished up Saturday before the rain clouds rolled in.

BUFFALO — Maurice Linguist was hired as the University at Buffalo’s football coach Friday night, just months after he became Michigan's co-defensive coordinator.

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Lance Leipold has gone from quite possibly the lowest rung of college football to the highest.

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas hired Buffalo's Lance Leipold on Friday, turning over one of college football's worst programs to a longtime Division III coach with strong Midwestern roots.

Niagara Wheatfield alumnus and former Niagara County Community College All-American wrestler Rashad Evans has been named to the NJCAA wrestling coaches association hall of fame for the Class of 2021. Alongside the Niagara Falls native is coach Scott Norton of Highline College and athletic tr…

When and wherever the Thunderwolves prowled the wrestling mats this spring, they have come out on top.

They really thought 2020 was their year. Niagara baseball was only 6-10 in mid-March, but the signs were promising, especially a 3-1 win over nationally-ranked Florida State. The non-conference schedule was always challenging. But when Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play began, the Purpl…

The Purple Eagles are growing.

What a difference a year made for the Bulls.

Niagara University men's basketball dipped into the transfer market, picking up a commitment from sharpshooting forward Sam Iorio late Friday.

The Niagara County Community College men's and women's basketball teams play for bids in the NJCAA Division II national tournament today in New Jersey.

It’s difficult to fathom now, after all the wins and championships and Halls of Fame. But there was a time, as a young girl newly arrived in Niagara Falls, when Tara VanDerveer told her parents she was finished with basketball. She said she was too old.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — East Tennessee State has hired Tennessee assistant Desmond Oliver, a product of DeSales High School in Lockport, as the Buccaneers' new men's basketball coach, six days after Jason Shay resigned unexpectedly after one season.

SAN ANTONIO — Tara VanDerveer hugged each of her Stanford players as they climbed the ladder to cut down the nets, capping a taxing whirlwind journey and ending an exhaustive championship drought for the Cardinal.

Desmond Oliver, the Buffalo native who attended DeSales High School and got his coaching start at Niagara University, will get his first head coaching opportunity at Eastern Tennessee State University, as first reported by Russell Smith of FOX Sports Knoxville.

The Thunderwolves shared a championship moment dancing on their home hardwood with matching nylon neckwear.

Niagara County Community College wrestling took care of business Thursday, handling host Jamestown CC, 34-15, to win the 24th Region III championship in program history.

Niagara County Community College wrestling handled Region III foe Jamestown CC on Wednesday night, 31-12, to finish the regular season perfect at 5-0. It is just the second time in program history NCCC has gone unbeaten during the regular season.

Following in the footsteps of their female counterparts, the Daemen men's basketball team also came up short in the national quarterfinals of the Division II championships. The No. 8-seeded Wildcats fell at the hands of No. 1 West Texas A&M, 97-83, Wednesday at the Ford Center in Evansvi…

Things are back to business as usual for University at Buffalo football. Mostly at least.

Daemen College women's basketball saw its postseason run end in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight with a 66-49 loss Tuesday evening to unbeaten top-seed Lubbock Christian in Columbus, Ohio.

In tandem step this March, the Daemen Wildcats are the only local basketball teams still dancing.

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