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The Canisius men’s basketball team will open its Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule Monday night, facing Siena at the Times Union Center in Albany at 6 p.m. Canisius, which has won seven-straight MAAC openers dating back to 2012-13, will be playing Siena in its MAAC opener for the first time since the 1997-98 campaign. The Golden Griffins are coming off an 8…

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NASSAU, Bahamas —?The University at Buffalo football team likely got a good look at its immediate future on Friday in the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl. Entering the offseason, the Bulls appear to have little to worry about. Barring injuries or transfers, UB should return many of its key pieces on a team that finished 8-5 and won the first bowl game in program history, a 3…

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Dominick Welch hit a jump shot for the winning basket with 13 seconds left to give St. Bonaventure University a 66-65 victory over Middle Tennessee State University in nonconference men’s basketball Saturday in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The Bonnies had to withstand a torrent of 3-point baskets in the second half by the Blue Raiders to win their seventh straight and move to 8-…

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A career game by Jeenathan Williams and a collective sizzling shooting touch from downtown by the University at Buffalo proved to be too much for Niagara on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Arena. Williams poured in a career-high 19 points and sank three of his team’s 16 3-pointers as UB crushed the Purple Eagles 92-72 before a crowd of 2,644. Williams, who also grabbed …

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Another Big 4 men’s basketball game is slated for Saturday as the University at Buffalo hosts Niagara at Alumni Arena for a 2 p.m. tipoff. The Bulls and Purple Eagles haven’t played each other since Nov. 29, 2017, a 106-87 UB triumph. Buffalo (7-4) downed Canisius, 82-73, on Wednesday while Niagara (2-7) fell to St. Bonaventure, 87-70. Davonta Jordan set a personal b…

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NASSAU, Bahamas – Lance Leipold couldn’t immediately recite Jaret Patterson’s rushing statistics in the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl. But after the University at Buffalo’s 31-9 win against Charlotte, Leipold didn’t hesitate to voice Patterson’s worth to the Bulls. Not only did he carry the Bulls in 13 games this season, but he got stronger as the season went on. “When …

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NASSAU, Bahamas – The University at Buffalo football team couldn’t celebrate its first win in a bowl game fast enough. It was almost too fast, and Lance Leipold was quick to keep track of what was happening. Leipold, UB's fifth-year coach, had just gotten the obligatory dousing with the water cooler, and shook droplets off his white, Bulls-branded pullover as the clo…

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Kickoff: 2 p.m. Friday, Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl, Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas TV: ESPN. Radio: ESPN 1520. Records: Charlotte 7-5, UB 7-5. Last time out: UB defeated Bowling Green, 49-7, in its regular-season finale Nov. 29 at UB Stadium. Jaret Patterson ran for a MAC-record six touchdowns, and posted a school-record 298 yards on 26 carries. Ch…

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NASSAU, Bahamas – Even though they went to different high schools, Tommy Doctor and Tyler Ringwood trained together as football players. Doctor went to Grand Island High School, and Ringwood attended Bishop Timon-St. Jude. They met at Catalyst Fitness in Cheektowaga to lift weights, or they worked out at Maryville High School’s football field. Ringwood knew Doctor ca…

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NASSAU, Bahamas – A week before the start of the season, Kyle Vantrease had to break some bad news to his parents. He wasn’t going to be the starting quarterback for the University at Buffalo football team in its season opener against Robert Morris. Vantrease was down. Yet he didn’t count himself out. Vantrease evaluated himself, took ownership of the outcome and told U…

The slow start for Canisius women’s basketball continued on Thursday with a matinee matchup against Stetson in the Hatter Classic. The Griffs fell 68-52 in Florida. Canisius didn’t help its sloppy play (18 turnovers) with a decent shooting performance. Instead they made just 26.2% of their shots. Junior forward Danielle Sanderlin recorded the top performance from any…

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NASSAU, Bahamas – A day before the University at Buffalo football team opens bowl season, Lance Leipold was quick with a few quips. When asked what was the best part of the week in the Bahamas during the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl press conference Thursday at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Leipold praised the experience of playing in a foreign country. “To see …

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NASSAU, Bahamas – Michael Painter’s goal was to recreate the University at Buffalo football team’s headquarters in the Bahamas as quickly and as thoroughly as possible. That’s easy to do for most places UB plays, as it only involves packing a hauler with football equipment and driving to the destination. But Painter, who is an assistant athletic director and director…

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Davonta Jordan has had the luxury of just worrying about doing the little things that help teams win for most of his career. In fact, being a pest on defense and finding open teammates when handling the ball is what earned him a basketball scholarship out of Montverde Academy to attend the University at Buffalo. The senior continues to do all of that extremely well, …