4/23/20

<img alt="DYAISHA FAIR" src="https://ubbulls.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_prefix=rp_primary&image_path=/images/2020/3/10/FAIR_20200309wbb_0402web.jpg" /><br /><br /><strong>BUFFALO, NY</strong> – University at Buffalo freshman guard Dyaisha Fair was named to the inaugural Her Hoop Stats Fab 15 Freshman list, as one of the top 15 rookies in the nation, on Thursday.<br /> <br /> The list from Her Hoop Stats was built in conjunction with Mel Greenberg, the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) women's representative. The players were selected from the nation's 32 conference freshmen of the year recipients.<br /> <br /> Fair was named MAC Freshman of the Year and also earned a spot on the All-MAC Second Team after one of the most successful rookie campaigns in program history. Fair finished the season averaging 22.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.8 steals per game. She scored in double figures 28 times, surpassing the 20-point mark 21 times, recording two double-doubles, while also leading the Bulls in scoring in 23 of 31 games, and leading UB in assists (106) and steals (83). Nationally, Fair finished the season ranked fourth in the nation in scoring (22.0 ppg), while also ranking third in final points (660), 20<sup>th</sup> in steals per game (2.8) and 21<sup>st</sup> in total steals (83).<br /> <br /> The Rochester, NY native etched her name in the top 10 in nine statistical categories on UB's single-season records list, including scoring average (22.0), total points (660), field goals made (232), field goals attempted (624), three point field goals made (74), three point field goals attempted (236), free throws made (122), free throws attempted (170) and steals (83).<br /> <br /> Fair was named MAC Freshman of the Week four times and landed on numerous watch lists including the Dawn Staley Award for the country's top guard and the Her Hoop Stats Mid-Major Player of the Year award watch list.<br /> <br /> For the full release and a breakdown of the Fab 15 <a href="https://herhoopstats.substack.com/p/the-her-hoop-stats-fab-15-freshmen">click here</a>.<br />

4/23/20

<img alt="Gerry Philbin - Khalil Mack - James Starks" src="https://ubbulls.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_prefix=rp_primary&image_path=/images/2020/4/23/draft_story_pic.jpg" /><br /><br />Beginning Thursday night, former college football players from around the country will hear their names called and their dreams of playing the game they love at the highest level fulfilled as the 2020 NFL Draft will get underway. Among the hopefuls will be a few former UB players. If they do indeed get drafted, they will be added to a list of Bulls selected that dates back over 60 years.<br /> <br /> Here is a look back at the history of UB Bulls taken in the NFL Draft.<br /> <br /> Les Molnar was the first UB player taken in the NFL Draft when he was selected in 1952. Held at the Hotel Statler in New York City, Molnar, an offensive tackle, was selected by the New York Yankees with the 206<sup>th</sup> overall pick. Shortly after the draft, the team relocated to Dallas and was renamed the Texans. Despite being drafted, Molnar did not make the team.<br /> <br /> In 1958, Frank Woidzik became the second UB player drafted when he was selected by the Los Angeles Rams with the 44<sup>th</sup> overall pick. However, the former UB offensive tackle was cut before the season started.<br /> <br /> The following year, Lou Reale, a center for the Bulls, was taken in the 25<sup>th</sup> round by the New York Giants. Cut by the Giants, Reale enlisted in the United States Army.<br /> <br /> In 1964, Gerry Philbin was selected in the third round by both the Detroit Lions in the NFL Draft and the New York Jets in the AFL Draft. The standout defensive tackle chose New York and would go on to have a stellar career with the Jets.<br /> <br /> In nine seasons with the Jets, Philbin was a two-time AFL All-Star and two-time first-team All-AFL selection. He helped New York win the AFL Championship in 1968 and, following the NFL merger, was a key component of the Jets Super Bowl III Championship team. Philbin is a member of the All-Time All-AFL Team and is a member of the Jets Ring of Honor. He finished his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1973.<br /> <br /> Thirty three years would pass before the next UB player's name would be announced at the NFL Draft. Ed Ellis brought an end to the streak in 1997 when he was taken in the fourth round (125<sup>th</sup>) by the New England Patriots. An offensive tackle, Ellis would have a productive NFL career. He played 54 career games and made seven starts over eight seasons with the Patriots (1997-99), Redskins (2000), Chargers (2001-03) and Giants (2004).<br /> <br /> Drew Haddad would be the first player from the Bulls' modern FBS era selected when he was taken by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL Draft. The speedy receiver spent that season on the Bills practice squad before signing with the Colts in 2001. After being active for the first three games of the 2001 campaign, injuries limited the rest of his stay in Indianapolis. He did register one catch for 11 yards in 2002. Haddad signed with the Bills in 2004 and, in 2005, he was signed to the Chargers practice squad.<br /> <br /> 2008 was an historic year for UB football as two players were picked in the same draft for the first and only time in school history. Defensive end Trevor Scott was taken by the Oakland Raiders in the sixth round and center Jamey Richard was picked by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round.<br /> <br /> Scott, who began his career at UB as a tight end before making the move to defensive end, made an immediate impact with the Raiders. In his four seasons in Oakland, Scott played in 58 games, made 16 starts and had 13.5 sacks, including a career-best seven sacks in 2009. Scott spent 2012 with New England, 2013 with Tampa Bay and 2014 with Chicago.<br /> <br /> Richard, an All-MAC center for the Bulls, played five seasons for the Colts. His most productive season was in 2008, when as a rookie, he replaced All-Pro center Jeff Saturday and started seven games that season. He would go on to be named to the NFL All-Rookie Team. He was a member of the Colts 2009 AFC Championship team. He signed with the Patriots in 2012, but was placed on injured reserve after suffering an injury in the preseason.<br /> <br /> James Starks was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft and spent his entire seven-year career with the team. Injuries forced the former UB running back to miss much of his rookie season. However, upon making his NFL debut on December 5, 2010, he helped lead the Packers on a magical run that ended with a Super Bowl title. In the 2010 NFC Wild Card game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Starks rushed for 123 yards, breaking the franchise's rookie post-season record for rushing yards in a single game. He would score his first career touchdown against the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship Game the following week. Starks was the Packers' starting running back in Super Bowl XLV and helped lead the storied franchise to a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers and their fourth Lombardi Trophy.<br /> <br /> Starks would play 76 games and make 13 starts for the Packers over his career. Despite being slowed by injuries, the Niagara Falls native would tally 2,506 rushing yards and nine touchdowns over is career. He added 1,017 receiving yards and six more scores.<br /> <br /> Every year, UB hosts a Pro Day, giving its players an opportunity to work out in front of numerous NFL scouts. No player took advantage of his Pro Day more than cornerback Josh Thomas. After posting eye-popping numbers in front of the scouts, Thomas was taken in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys – a dream come true for the Texas native. Though waived by the Cowboys, he was quickly signed by the Carolina Panthers and would go on to play six seasons in the NFL. Thomas' career would also include stops in Seattle, New York (Jets), Detroit, Minnesota and Indianapolis. He would finish his career by playing two seasons with the team that originally drafted him, the Cowboys. His most productive seasons came in the Carolina as he started four games in 2012 and six games in 2013.<br /> <br /> Defensive end Steven Means was selected by the Tampa Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. His incredible work ethic has kept the Buffalo native in the league and even helped him earn a Super Bowl ring. After seeing limited action in Tampa over his first two seasons, he was waived. He was picked up by the Ravens and spent two seasons in Baltimore, primarily on the team's practice squad.<br /> <br /> Means signed in Philadelphia in 2015, following a brief stop in Houston, and it was there that he began to have his most success. Means played in 14 games for the Eagles over the 2016 and 2017 season and had a pair of sacks. In 2017, he helped lead Philadelphia to its first Super Bowl title in franchise history. In 2018, Means signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons and made four starts before an injury ended his season. He is healthy and ready to go for the 2020 campaign.<br /> <br /> For more on Steven Means, <a href="https://ubbulls.com/podcasts/forever-a-bull-podcast-with-steven-means/129">click here</a> to listen to a recent interview on the Forever A Bull Podcast.<br /> <br /> In 2014, the University at Buffalo football program was thrust on to the national stage and the literal stage as Khalil Mack was selected fifth overall by the Oakland Raiders and walked across the stage of Radio City Music Hall to give NFL commissioner Roger Goodell his ceremonial hug. Mack, the highest defensive player from the Mid-American Conference ever selected, has developed into one of the most feared defenders in the NFL.<br /> <br /> Mack has spent his six-year career with the Oakland Raiders (2014-17) and the Chicago Bears (2018-present). He has played in five Pro Bowls and was the 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He was named first-team All-Pro in 2015, 2016 and 2018. In 2015 he made NFL history, by becoming the first player ever named first-team All-Pro at two different position, defensive end and linebacker, in the same season. The durable Mack has started 93 games over his career, totaling 398 tackles, 86 tackles for loss and 61.5 sacks. Not bad for a player who's only FBS offer was from UB.<br /> <br /> Though he played defensive tackle at UB, Kristjan Sokoli was selected by the Seattle Seahawks as an offensive guard in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Sokoli's career lasted four season between the Seahawks (2015), Colts (2016), Saints (2017) and Giants (2017-18). Sokoli would become the first Albanian-born player to play in an NFL game.<br /> <br /> Mason Schreck was the most recent UB player taken in the NFL Draft when he was selected in the seventh round by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2017. Though slowed by injuries, Schreck did see action in six games in 2018. After spending most of the 2019 campaign on the practice squad, he was promoted to the Bengals' active roster on November 30, 2019.<br /> <br /> The Bulls will look to add to their list of players drafted when the 2020 NFL Draft kicks off tonight.<br />

4/21/20

<img alt="NCAA Web" src="https://ubbulls.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_prefix=rp_primary&image_path=/images/2020/4/21/NCAA_Web_Story.jpg" /><br /><br /><strong>BUFFALO, NY – </strong>On April 21, 2020, the NCAA announced the conclusion of a negotiated resolution process with the University at Buffalo regarding infractions committed during summer and early fall of 2019.<br /> <br /> On October 2, 2019, the University at Buffalo self-reported an NCAA infraction involving a former men's basketball assistant coach. For the past several months, university officials and the Athletics Compliance office have worked jointly with NCAA Enforcement staff to investigate this matter and to determine the facts of the case.  <br /> <br /> At the conclusion of the investigation, the NCAA determined that the former assistant coach violated the <a href="http://www.ncaa.org/enforcement/division-i-enforcement-charging-guidelines#UEC">NCAA unethical conduct bylaws</a> when he fraudulently created and submitted documentation for an NCAA waiver to the university's Athletics Compliance Office. The documentation was subsequently removed from the waiver prior to review by the NCAA.<br /> <br /> The NCAA determined this case to be a Level II mitigated infraction.  The NCAA noted the university's quick action in self-reporting this infraction to the both the Mid-American Conference Office and the NCAA Enforcement staff as well as the university's pre-existing system of compliance methods and rules adherence. The NCAA did not find a lack of institutional control or failure to monitor, and did not name any other University staff, coaches or student athletes in the case.<br /> <br /> Through the NCAA process of <a href="http://www.ncaa.org/enforcement/division-i-infractions-process">Negotiated Resolution</a>, the NCAA and UB have agreed upon the facts of this case and have mutually determined the appropriate sanctions.  The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions subsequently reviewed and approved the following penalties: <ol> <li>One year of probation.</li> <li>The institution shall pay a fine of $5,000 to the NCAA.</li> <li>Two-week ban on all recruiting communications for men's basketball during the 2020-21 academic year.</li> <li>A reduction of five men's basketball recruiting days during the 2020-21 academic year.</li> </ol>  The University at Buffalo would like to thank the NCAA Enforcement staff for their time and efforts to both educate our staff members during this process and to bring closure to this matter.<br /> <br /> <strong><a href="http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/former-buffalo-assistant-men-s-basketball-coach-violated-ncaa-ethical-conduct-rules">Click here for the NCAA Committee on Infractions Report</a></strong>, which includes a detailed list of penalties and the complete negotiated resolution.<br />  <br /> <strong>STATEMENT FROM ATHLETIC DIRECTOR MARK ALNUTT:</strong><br /> NCAA rules compliance is a top priority of our athletic department.  Thanks to our compliance staff and our head coach Jim Whitesell, we were extremely proactive with this situation and fully cooperative with the NCAA Enforcement staff during the entire process. I want to thank the NCAA for their thorough and professional manner in handling this case. As we continue to work towards a tradition of excellence, we will hold ourselves to the highest standard of ethical conduct and compliance.<br />  <br /> <strong>STATEMENT FROM HEAD MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH JIM WHITESELL:</strong><br /> I have been in this game for over 35 years as both a head coach and assistant coach. As the leader of the UB men's basketball program, I am committed to following NCAA rules and regulations and to preventing a recurrence of these issues. I want to thank the hard work of the NCAA enforcement staff as well as our compliance team and the leadership of Mark Alnutt in this matter. My staff and I made a commitment to this University: We will not compromise when it comes to compliance with NCAA rules or confronting unethical behavior. We are deeply dedicated to upholding the integrity of men's basketball at UB.

4/15/20

<img alt="Malik Zachary - NLI" src="https://ubbulls.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_prefix=rp_primary&image_path=/images/2020/4/15/NLI_MALIKZACHARY.jpg" /><br /><br /><strong>BUFFALO, NY – </strong>University at Buffalo head men's basketball coach Jim Whitesell announced the addition of junior college standout Malik Zachery on Wednesday.  Zachery comes to the Bulls after playing at Chipola Junior College, the same school as Antwain Johnson.<br /> <br /> Zachery is a 6-2 guard out of Syracuse, who played his high school ball at West Genesee High School and a season of prep school basketball at Commonwealth Academy in Springfield, MA.  He then went to Chipola where he played his entire freshman season before earning a medical redshirt after playing in just four games last season.  He has three years of eligibility at Buffalo.<br /> <br /> "We are very excited to have Malik join us," said Whitesell. "He comes from one of the best junior college programs in the country in Chipola.  Malik is very unselfish, and I really like his toughness. He will compliment our style of play well.  With his strong playmaking and all-around game, we think he can really have an outstanding career at UB.   We are always happy when we can add players from New York State, and we got one of the best in Malik."<br /> <br /> Zachery played in 32 games as a freshman at Chipola, starting 31 of those contests. He averaged 8.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game during the season, shooting just under 46% from the field. He scored a season-high 19 points against Pensacola State, where he also added 10 assists and seven rebounds.  He recorded double figures in assists four times during the year.<br /> <br /> Zachery joins freshman Chanse Robinson, who signed with Buffalo during the early signing period in November.<br />  <br />

4/15/20

<img alt="Jazmine Young Signing" src="https://ubbulls.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_prefix=rp_primary&image_path=/images/2020/4/15/Jazmine_Young_Signing_Web.png" /><br /><br /><strong>BUFFALO, NY</strong> - University at Buffalo head women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack has announced the addition of Tennessee State transfer Jazmine Young.<br /> <br /> Young comes to Buffalo from Tennessee State, where she played two seasons for the Tigers. As a sophomore Young started in 27 of 28 games, leading the team in scoring at 12.4 points per game, while averaging 29.0 minutes per game. She finished the season ranked 10<sup>th</sup> in the Ohio Valley Conference in scoring (12.4 ppg), sixth in free-throw percentage (.819) and 21<sup>st</sup> in minutes per game (29.0). Young also scored in double figures 18 times, while surpassing the 20 point mark six times, including a career-high 29 points against Tennessee Tech. She succeeded in the classroom as well, earning a spot on the OVC's Commissioner's Honor roll.<br /> <br /> A Milawukee, Wisconsin native, Young starred at Dominican High School where she averaged 21.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game while shooting 46% from the field as a junior. She earned first team all-conference and all-state honorable mention honors and scored over 1,000 points in her career. Off the court, Young was a member of the honor roll.<br /> <br /> &#34;We are thrilled to add Jazmine to our women's basketball program,&#34; said Legette-Jack. &#34;She will bring a toughness defensively, a high IQ offensively and she knows how to score the ball. More importantly, she is an incredible student with an infectious personality. We are fortunate to have Jazmine join our Bulls family.&#34; <br /> <br /> Young is the third player to sign with the Bulls, joining Cheyenne McEvans and Sophia Ojhammar.<br />

4/15/20

<img alt="MATT OTWINOWSKI" src="https://ubbulls.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_prefix=rp_primary&image_path=/images/2020/4/15/Otwinowski_NFF.jpg" /><br /><br /><strong>IRVING, TX</strong> – Former University at Buffalo linebacker Matt Otwinowski has been named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society – comprised of college football players who maintained a cumulative 3.2 or better grade point average throughout their college career. It is the ninth straight year a UB player has made the list.<br /> <br /> An accounting major with a 3.89 grade point average, Otwinowski enjoyed his best season on the field for the Bulls in 2019. The team captain ranked second on the squad in tackles with 76, including 3.5 tackles for loss, an interception and a forced fumble.<br /> <br /> Otwinowski is a three-time Academic All-MAC selection and was a MAC Distinguish Scholar Athlete in 2018. In 2019 he was an Academic All-District selection.<br /> <br /> An impressive 1,432 players from 364 schools qualified for membership in the Society's 14th year. The initiative has now honored 12,127 student-athletes since its inception.<br /> <br /> The entire list can be seen <a aria-label="here (PDF)" href="https://footballfoundation.org/news/2020/4/15/football-2020-nff-hampshire-honor-society-membership-announced.aspx" target="_self" title="NFF">here</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong>UB's Hampshire Honor Society Members</strong><br /> 2008 – Jamey Richard<br /> 2009 – Drew Willy<br /> 2012 – Peter Fardon<br /> 2013 – Graham Whinery<br /> 2014 - Colby Way, Alex Neutz<br /> 2015 – Lee Skinner, Jake Silas<br /> 2016 – Tyler Grassman, Matt Weiser, Ron Willoughby<br /> 2017 – Corbin Grassman<br /> 2018 – Kyle DeWeen, Tim Roberts<br /> 2019 – Tyree Jackson<br /> 2020 – Matt Otwinowski<br />  <br />

4/8/20

<img alt="Derek Spann and Troy Keller" src="https://ubbulls.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_prefix=rp_primary&image_path=/images/2020/4/9/spann_keller_mac.jpg" /><br /><br /><strong>BUFFALO, NY</strong> – Derek Spann and Troy Keller were both named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference team, the league announced on Wednesday. Spann was honored for the second straight season, while Keller was a first time selection.<br /> <br /> Spann is an environmental studies major with a 3.4 grade point average. The redshirt-junior went 23-6 overall, 17-2 in duals and 9-1 in MAC duals on the season. He finished fourth at the MAC Championships to qualify for the NCAAs for the second straight year. His 17 dual wins tied for sixth in school history for a single season. He had 24 four-point near falls, second most in school history for a single season. He ranked second on the team with 38 takedowns and had a team-best 10 reversals. Of his 17 dual wins, seven came by tech fall, three by major decision and one by fall. Spann went 3-1 at the MAC Championships, winning his first two matches by tech fall and fall, respectively.<br /> <br /> Keller is also an environmental studies major and carries a 3.5 grade point average. A senior, Keller repeated as the Mid-American Conference champion at 165, becoming the first 165-pounder in school history to do so. He went 21-4 overall, 16-2 in duals and 9-1 in MAC on the season. His 16 dual wins tied for 13th in school history for a single season. He had 17 four-point nearfalls on the season - good for fifth in school history for a single season. Keller had two falls, three technical falls and three major decisions on the year.<br /> <br /> The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics.  To qualify, a student must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.  First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.  Outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments for the current season are only considered.<br />

4/8/20

<img alt="Brock Bertram - Academic All-MAC" src="https://ubbulls.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_prefix=rp_primary&image_path=/images/2020/4/8/19_MAC_POTW_frontpage_brock.jpg" /><br /><br /><strong>BUFFALO, NY – </strong>University at Buffalo junior center Brock Bertram was named to the Academic All-MAC Team, the Mid-American Conference announced on Wednesday morning.<br /> <br /> Bertram is a social sciences major with a 3.27 cumulative GPA. He played in 18 games this season after missing non-conference action due to injury.  The Apple Valley, MN native started seven games and averaged 1.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. He had four points and six rebounds in a win at Miami (OH) this past year and added seven rebounds against Bowling Green.<br /> <br /> Bertram was one of 14 players in the MAC to be named to the Academic All-MAC Team.<br /> <br /> The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.<br />

4/7/20

<img alt="2020 Academic All-MAC" src="https://ubbulls.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_prefix=rp_primary&image_path=/images/2020/4/7/1920WBB_ALL_MAC_Academic_1176x784.jpg" /><br /><br /><strong>CLEVELAND, OH – </strong>After another successful season on the court, the University at Buffalo women's basketball team continues to excel in the classroom as well, as three UB student-athletes earned a spot on the Academic All-MAC team, as announced by the conference on Tuesday morning.<br /> <br /> A total of 56 student-athletes were named to the 2020 squad.<br /> <br /> Earning the recognition for the third straight season was senior Theresa Onwuka while junior Hanna Hall was honored for the second time in her career and Keowa Walters earned the recognition for the first time in her UB career.<br /> <br /> Onwuka, a health and human services major with a 3.793 GPA, was honored for the third straight season. The senior was a consistent presence for the Bulls on both ends of the floor this season as she earned All-Defensive Team and All-MAC Second Team honors while averaging career-highs in minutes (35.1), points (14.7), rebounds (7.3) and steals (2.5) while making 49.3% of her field goal attempts and 71.5% of her free throw attempts. The Nigeria native scored in double figures in 24 of UB's 31 games this season and finished second on the team and 25<sup>th</sup> in the nation with 76 steals.<br /> <br /> A psychology major with a 3.771 GPA, Hall was placed on the squad for a second straight season. The junior started in 30 of 31 games for the Bulls this season and averaged a career-best 7.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game while shooting a team-best 84.5% from the free throw line.<br /> <br /> Walters, a communication major with a 3.34 GPA, earned the Academic All-MAC recognition for the first time as a Bull. The Toronto, Ontario native had the best season of her career averaging 14.0 minutes, 5.2 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting a career-high 59.3% from the field. She ranked third on the team with 87 offensive rebounds and second with 194 total rebounds.<br /> <br /> The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.<br /> <br /> For the full MAC release, <a href="https://getsomemaction.com/news/2020/4/5/mac-announces-womens-basketball-academic-all-mac-team.aspx">click here</a>.<br />

4/6/20

<img alt="National Student Athlete Day" src="https://ubbulls.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_prefix=rp_primary&image_path=/images/2020/4/6/nsa_day.jpg" /><br /><br /><strong>BUFFALO, NY – </strong>Help us today as we celebrate all student-athletes past and present as we join athletic departments nationwide for National Student Athlete Day.<br /> <br /> Student-athletes will have two ways on social media to engage in today's festivities. At noon, the NCAA will post a message on twitter encouraging former/current SAs to reply to the tweet with a photo/video of their favorite memory as a college athlete. This could also be an opportunity to share your favorite memories from the 2019-20 year.<br /> <br /> Student-athletes can also engage on Instagram where they can screenshot an Instagram story template from the UB Athletics Instagram account and fill in their favorite information.<br /> <br /> We thank all of our student-athletes and our alumni for their support of UB Athletics.  For all conversation about National Student-Athlete Day, you can use the following hashtags: #UBhornsUP, #ForeverABull, #NatlSADay, and #TakingMACtion.<br />

1/12/20

<img alt="JOURNI NORTHORP" src="https://ubbulls.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_prefix=rp_primary&amp;image_path=/images/2019/11/22/NORTHORP_20191019sw_0072web.jpg" /><br /><br /><strong>BUFFALO, N.Y. – </strong>The University at Buffalo diving team hosted the UB Diving Invite held in the Alumni Arena Natatorium that began on Friday morning. The Bulls showed dominant performances from all of their divers.<br />  <br /> <strong>Day One Recap</strong><br /> Day one of the invite started with the women's teams starting on the 3-meter dives. The Bulls dominated the first day as they swept the top-three positions. Victoria Franz left no doubt that she was the best diver on the day. She won the preliminaries with a score of 287.65 then won by over 70 points in the finals with a score of 342.80. Journi Northorp finished in second place with a score of 271.75. Patricia Arceri scored a 266.30, good for third place and a season-best. Isobel Holcomb had a solid outing as she finished in fifth place with a season-best 223.60.<br />  <br /> <strong>Day Two Recap</strong><br /> Franz started where she left off as she won the 1-meter dive with a score of 323.35. This marks a season-best for the freshman diver. Holcomb claimed third place with a season-best score of 258.50. Arceri finished right behind her teammate as she finished fourth with her season-best score of 256.95.<br />  <br /> <strong>Day Three Recap</strong><br /> Day three at the UB Diving Invite concluded with platform diving. This was just the second time this season that the Bulls competed in such event. Victoria Franz lead the way for the Bulls in the platform dive as she finished the day with a season-best and a second place finish by scoring a 229.05. Journi Northorp placed fourth with a score of 214.55 as Patricia Arceri finished in fifth with a score of 196.75.<br />  <br /> The Bulls will return to the pool on Saturday, Jan. 18 as they host MAC rival Ohio. The dual meet is set to begin at 11 a.m. at the Alumni Arena Pool and Natatortium.<br />  <br /> For complete results, <a href="https://ubbulls.com/documents/2020/1/12/UB_Diving_Invite.pdf">CLICK HERE</a>.

1/11/20

<img alt="Mitchell Action" src="https://ubbulls.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_prefix=rp_primary&amp;image_path=/images/2019/11/13/Mitchell_Online.jpg" /><br /><br /><strong>ANN ARBOR, Mich. – </strong>The University at Buffalo track and field team had a great start to the new year as several student-athletes placed personal records with a few more automatic qualifiers for the MAC Championships.<br />  <br /> On the men's side, Nakia Williams nailed a personal record and MAC mark by placing second with a height of 2.05m/6-08.75 in the high jump.<br />  <br /> Jeremy Lissade ran a personal record in the 60m dash as he finished in second. (nice to beat U Miami and Michigan athletes!).<br />  <br /> Shevaughn Allen hit the MAC automatic bid in the long jump with a distance of 7.31m/23-11.75 good for second place. It also marked a collegiate-best mark for him.<br />  <br /> Sam Wray also improved his season-best MAC automatic bid in the weight throw with a distance of 19.04m/62-05.75. <br />  <br /> Liam Hilbert ran nearly a 20 second personal-best as he placed second in the men's 3000m just missing the win by .33 seconds.<br />  <br /> Caleb Covell won his heat of the mile uncontested, to a personal-record mark. In the finals he finished sixth in a time of 4:18.81.<br />  <br /> The day was highlighted by David Wolanin, Elijah Kerner, Jeremy Lissade and Gyasi Morris as they on the 4x400 in a time of 3:18.34. The team narrowly beat MAC foe Eastern Michigan.<br />  <br /> On the women's side, after missing last season with a torn ACL, Selina Von Jackowski started her season strong as she finished third in the 60m hurdles. Her time of 8.67 qualifies her for the MAC Championships.<br />  <br /> Molly McCreedy nailed a 2' PR to place 2nd in SP, and she's continuing to get stronger. <br />  <br /> Two women hit MAC automatic qualifiers in triple jump as Nisa Raqib finished first (12.45m/40-10.25) and Christina Wende finishing third (11.96m/39-03.00). Raqib's mark was a meet record. <br />  <br /> &#34;We saw improvements today from several student-athletes with a few more MAC automatic qualifiers,&#34; said Head Coach Vicki Mitchell.  &#34;We have a competitive group who is never satisfied,&#34; stated Head Coach Vicki Mitchell. &#34;We need to continue to keep a high level of intensity at practice and at each competition as we continue to build towards the MAC Championships.&#34;<br />  <br /> The Bulls are back in action on Saturday, Jan. 18 as they travel back to Youngstown, Ohio for the Youngstown Invite. The invite is set to begin at 1 p.m.<br /> <br /> For complete meet results, <a href="https://ubbulls.com/documents/2020/1/11/Wolverine_Invite.pdf">CLICK HERE</a>.

1/11/20

<img alt="JESSIKA SCHIFFER" src="https://ubbulls.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_prefix=rp_primary&amp;image_path=/images/2020/1/11/SCHIFFER_20200111wbb_0570web.jpg" /><br /><br /><strong>BUFFALO, NY</strong> – The University at Buffalo women's basketball team (10-4, 1-2 MAC) dropped a hard-fought contest against preseason MAC favorite Ohio, 76-65, at Alumni Arena on Saturday afternoon.<br /> <br /> Buffalo was led by freshman guard Jessika Schiffer who scored a career-high 14 points, including a career-high four three's, to go along with four rebounds and four steals. Junior Marissa Hamilton finished with 11 points, Loren Christie scored nine points in her first game back from injury and Hanna Hall and Theresa Onwuka also added nine points apiece.<br /> <br /> Ohio jumped out to a 7-0 run taking advantage of a two plus minute UB scoring drought to open the game, before an Adebola Adeyeye offensive putback and a Schiffer three cut the lead to 10-5, but the Bobcats would rattle off a 6-2 run to take a 16-7 lead at the first media timeout. Christie drilled a big three at the top of the key to cut the lead to 19-14 but Ohio closed the quarter on a 6-0 run to take a 25-14 lead at the end of the first.<br /> <br /> The two teams would trade baskets to start the second quarter before UB put together a 5-0 run, capped by a Schiffer second chance three, to cut the lead to 29-21 but Ohio converted on a transition bucket through contact to go up 32-21 at the media timeout. The Bulls would hang tough, putting together a 9-2 run, highlighted by a pair of triples from Schiffer and Hall, to cut the lead to 37-30 at the 1:15 mark and a second chance layup by Adeyeye would pull UB within seven at the half.<br /> <br /> Ohio would extend their lead to 13 at the 8:09 mark of the third, but an 8-0 UB run, highlighted by a Christie strong drive to the basket and an Onwuka three would cut the lead to 47-39 at the 6:30 mark, and after another strong take by Christie the lead would be trimmed to 49-44 at the media timeout. Ohio would go back up by nine with just under a minute to go but Hamilton drilled a three from the corner in the final seconds to cut the lead to 57-51 at the end of three quarters of play.<br /> <br /> Ohio started strong once again to open the fourth quarter, extending their lead to 12 at the media timeout. The Bulls put together a 5-0 run on a Hamilton transition three and an Onwuka bucket to cut the lead to seven at the 2:24 mark but that would be as close as the Bulls would get as Ohio was able to seal the victory from the charity stripe, going 4-for-5 from the line in the final minute.<br /> <br /> The Bulls won the battle on the glass for the eight straight game, outrebounding Ohio 42-36, but the Bobcats were able to turn 22 UB turnovers into 29 points and held a 28-24 edge in points in the paint, while shooting just over 42% from behind the arc.<br /> <br /> &#34;This is a veteran team that we just played,&#34; said Felisha Legette-Jack. &#34;This is the same team that's been together for the last three years. They are road-tested against Power Five teams and I thought we did a good job of keeping it close, but I think when we play the next time we are going to adjust a little bit better defensively.  <br /> <br /> The Bulls continue their homestand as they welcome Bowling Green to Alumni Arena on Wednesday, January 15, at 7pm.<br />

1/11/20

<img alt="ANDREA ERNST" src="https://ubbulls.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_prefix=rp_primary&amp;image_path=/images/2019/11/22/ERNST_20191019sw_1356web.jpg" /><br /><br /><strong>UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. – </strong>The University at Buffalo swimming team (1-2, 1-1 MAC) lost to the Penn State Nittany Lions (6-1, 0-1 Big Ten) by a score of 180-134. Through the loss, the Bulls had exceptional performances all around.<br />  <br /> In day one of the dual meet, the Bulls dominated the 100 freestyle as they swept the top-three positions. Jillian Lawton lead the way with a time of 51.58 as Antonia Naccarella (second place – 51.71) and Katelyn Burns (third place – 51.88) were tenths of a second behind.<br />  <br /> In the 1000 freestyle, Brittney Beetcher claimed second in a time of 10:17.53. This time is now the Bulls' best time on the season.<br />  <br /> No surprise that the Bulls also dominated the 200 freestyle relay with the team of Katelyn Burns, Andrea Ernst, Jillian Lawton and Antonia Naccarella. The team finished in 1:33.27, their second-best time on the season by .03 of a second.<br />  <br /> Olivia Sapio had her season-best in the 400 IM as she finished in 4:24.89 while claiming second place.<br />  <br /> After day one, Penn State led 95-52.<br />  <br /> In day two, the Bulls picked up where they left off in the freestyle events. Beetcher claimed first place the 500 freestyle in a time of 4:59.98. Jillian Lawton won the 50 freestyle in 23.63. In the 200 freestyle, Beetcher (1:52.92) and Burns (1:53.73) finished first and second. The team of Burns, Lawton, Naccarella and Ernst finished the 400 freestyle relay in 3:26.79 for another first place finish.<br />  <br /> Nicole Roitenberg, Katie Pollock, Andrea Ernst and Antonia Naccarella finished in second place in the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:45.55.<br />  <br /> The Bulls will return to Alumni Arena Pool and Natatorium on Saturday, Jan. 18 as the team hosts MAC rival Ohio at 11 a.m.<br />  <br /> For complete meet results, <a href="https://ubbulls.com/documents/2020/1/11/Buffalo_at_Penn_State.pdf">CLICK HERE</a>.

1/10/20

<img alt="Ronaldo Segu at Miami (OH)" src="https://ubbulls.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_prefix=rp_primary&amp;image_path=/images/2020/1/10/ub_miami_segu_011020.jpg" /><br /><br /><strong>OXFORD, OH – </strong>Five players scored in double figures led by 25 points from junior Jayvon Graves as the Bulls picked up their first Mid-American Conference victory with an 83-78 win at Miami.  The win was UB's 10<sup>th</sup> of the season.<br /> <br /> The first half was a game of runs as the host RedHawks opened the night scoring the first 11 points.  However, a bucket from sophomore Ronaldo Segu began a run of 17 straight Buffalo points as the Bulls pulled ahead. It went on to be a 22-2 run as a pair of free throws from Josh Mballa put the Bulls ahead 22-13 with 10:25 left.<br /> <br /> Miami tied the game up at 29-29 and then the RedHawks went on a 9-2 run to take a 38-31 lead.  Buffalo pulled within two but five straight Miami points put the RedHawks into the break, up 43-36.<br /> <br /> Miami scored the first bucket of the second half to take a nine-point lead and they continued to lead 54-49 when the Bulls scored 10 straight, capped off on a three by Segu, giving Buffalo a 59-54 lead and the Bulls never looked back.<br /> <br /> A triple from senior Davonta Jordan gave Buffalo a 71-62 lead, its largest of the second half with 7:57 left. A fast-break dunk from Mballa put UB ahead 76-68 with 3:51 remaining, but Miami would make one last push. <br /> <br /> With the Bulls leading by six with 18 seconds left, the RedHawks scored four straight to pull within two. Segu hit a pair of free throws to go back up four and the Bulls hunkered down on defense following the pair, causing a Miami five seconds call.<br /> <br /> &#34;I was really happy with the way we defended tonight and we challenged the guys to play with energy and get back to Blue Collar basketball and I thought we did that,&#34; said head coach Jim Whitesell.  &#34;Offensively, the ball moved much better and we got balanced scoring up and down the lineup.&#34;<br /> <br /> Graves led all players with 25 points as he went 9-of-16 from the floor, adding three rebounds and three assists.<br /> <br /> Segu finished with 16 points off the bench, and he had a team-high six assists.  Jordan played all but 28 seconds in the game and had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while chipping in five assists.<br /> <br /> It was one of two double-doubles for the Bulls as Mballa finished with 12 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.  Sophomore Jeenathan Williams added 11 points.<br /> <br /> Defensively, the Bulls did a nice job on Miami's leading scorer Nike Simbande, who scored just eight points on 4-of-11 shooting.  UB held a 43-40 advantage on the glass and had six blocked shots and eight steals.<br /> <br /> Buffalo is now 1-2 in league play for the third time in the last five years, finishing with those starts in both 2016 and 2017.<br /> <br /> UB returns home on Tuesday night when the Bulls host Ohio at 7pm at Alumni Arena.

1/10/20

<img alt="TROY KELLER" src="https://ubbulls.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_prefix=rp_primary&amp;image_path=/images/2020/1/10/KELLER_20200110wr_0556web.jpg" /><br /><br /><strong>BUFFALO, NY</strong> – The University at Buffalo wrestling team extended its dual win streak to five with a 26-12 victory over SIU-Edwardsville at Alumni Arena on Friday night. The Bulls improved to 7-6 overall and 3-2 in MAC duals.<br /> <br /> Derek Spann continued his impressive run, needing only 1:48 to pin Jacob Blaha. It was the redshirt-freshman's eighth dual win by pin or tech fall this season.<br /> <br /> Marcus Robinson followed with an 11-5 decision over Saul Ervin at 141. Robinson used three first-period takedowns to set the tone in the match.<br /> <br /> After the Cougars had to forfeit the 157 match, Troy Keller followed with a tech fall win over Chase Deihl at 165. Keller had a takedown and three four-point near falls in the first period to take a 14-0 lead after one. The senior finished off the tech fall early in the second period.<br /> <br /> Pete Acciardi won his second straight dual match with an 8-4 decision over Ryan Yarnell at 184. Sam Schuyler capped the win with a 14-7 decision over Jake McKeirnan at 197.<br /> <br /> &#34;We're getting better,&#34; head coach John Stutzman said. &#34;These guys are doing a really good job out there competing, so it's been fun.&#34;<br /> <br /> The win was the 150<sup>th</sup> of Stutzman's head coaching career.<br /> <br /> The Bulls will be back in action at Clarion next Friday night.<br /> <br /> <strong>BUFFALO 26, SIU-EDWARDSVILLE 12</strong><br /> 125 – Gage Datlovsky (SIUE) won by major decision over Jordan Reyes (UB), 15-2<br /> 133 – #15 Derek Spann (UB) won by fall over Jacob Blaha (SIUE), 1:48<br /> 141 – Marcus Robinson (UB) won by decision over Saul Ervin (SIUE), 11-5<br /> 149 – Tyshawn Williams (SIUE) won by decision over John Arceri (UB), 2-1<br /> 157 – Michael Petite (UB) won by forfeit<br /> 165 – Troy Keller (UB) won by technical fall over Chase Deihl (SIUE), 18-0<br /> 174 – Kevin Gschwendtner (SIUE) won by decision over Jake Lanning (UB), 7-4<br /> 184 – Pete Acciardi (UB) won by decision over Ryan Yarnell (SIUE), 8-4<br /> 197 – Sam Schuyler (UB) won by decision over Jake McKeirnan (SIUE), 14-7<br /> 285 – Colton McKeirnan (SIUE) won by decision over Nolan Terrance (UB), 1-0<br />

1/10/20

<img alt="Buffalo football vs. UConn" src="https://ubbulls.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_prefix=rp_primary&amp;image_path=/images/2020/1/10/UB_UConn_series.jpg" /><br /><br /><strong>BUFFALO, NY</strong> – The University at Buffalo and University of Connecticut have scheduled a four-game football series beginning in 2024, the schools announced on Friday.<br /> <br /> The teams will play in 2024, 2025, 2028 and 2029. The series will open at UConn on Sept. 28, 2024, followed by a game at UB Stadium on Sept. 27, 2025. The Bulls will return to Rentschler Field on Sept. 23, 2028 with the Huskies traveling to Buffalo on Sept. 15, 2029.<br /> <br /> There is a history between Buffalo and UConn with the teams meeting 21 times over the years. First meeting in 1939, the Bulls and Huskies have met as both FCS and FBS programs. Connecticut leads the all-time series, 15-6. The last time the teams played was in 2013 with the Bulls winning the game, 41-12, at UB Stadium.<br /> <br /> The Bulls finished the 2019 season with a record of 8-5 and their first ever bowl win, a 31-9 victory over Charlotte in the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl. The 2020 campaign kicks off at Kansas State on September 5. <a href="https://ubbulls.com/sports/2019/6/17/tickets-football-index.aspx">Click here</a> for season ticket information.<br />

1/10/20

<img alt="WBB huddle" src="https://ubbulls.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_prefix=rp_primary&amp;image_path=/images/2020/1/10/HUDDLE_20191217wbb_KS_0148web.jpg" /><br /><br /><strong>Buffalo (10-3, 1-1 MAC) vs. Ohio (8-5, 1-1 MAC)</strong><br /> <strong>January 11, 2020</strong><br /> <strong>Alumni Arena</strong> <strong>– 2 pm </strong><br /> <strong>Bulls on the Air – </strong><br /> <strong>Radio</strong> – TuneIn App<br /> <strong>Television</strong> – ESPN3<br /> <strong>Presented by Tully's </strong><br /> <br /> <strong>BUFFALO, NY</strong> - The University at Buffalo women's basketball team will open a three-game homestand on Saturday as they host the Ohio Bobcats at Alumni Arena in a rematch of last year's MAC Championship game.  The game will be streamed live on ESPN+ with Paul Peck (pbp) and Amy Audibert (color) announcing and broadcast on ESPN 1520 WWKB and TuneIn Radio with Matt Mattia on the call.<br />  <br /> <strong>TODAY'S STORYLINES</strong><br /> • The University at Buffalo women's basketball team will open a three-game homestand on Saturday as they host the Ohio Bobcats at Alumni Arena in a rematch of last year's MAC Championship game. <br /> • This is the 43rd meeting between Buffalo and Ohio, with the Bulls owning the 24-18 series edge. UB is 8-2 in their last 10 meetings with the Bobcats dating back to 2016, including a 77-61 win in the MAC Championship game last season.<br /> • Ohio returns 80 percent of their scoring from a 2018-19 season that saw the Bobcats score a school record 2,746 points.<br /> • Buffalo snapped a six-game win streak with a 71-59 loss at Toledo on Wednesday night.<br /> • Dyaisha Fair was named to the Her Hoop Stats Mid-Major Player of the Year Mid-Season Watch List, recognizing the nation's best mid-major player in women's college basketball.<br /> • UB is one of five teams in the country to have two players averaging 17.0+ ppg (Dyaisha Fair 23.1 ppg, Theresa Onwuka 17.1 ppg). Fair is currently fourth in the nation in scoring.<br /> • The Bulls rank in the top-65 in the nation in three point field goals made per game (7.6) and three point field goals attempted (322).<br /> • The Bulls moved up to No. 7 in the latest College Insider Mid-Major Top 25 poll. UB is the highest-ranked of the three MAC teams on the list.<br />  <br /> <strong>GAME 13 RECAP: TOLEDO</strong><br /> • The University at Buffalo women's basketball team snapped a six-game win streak as the Bulls lost at Toledo 71-59 on Wednesday night.<br /> • Freshman Dyaisha Fair led Buffalo with 17 points to go with seven rebounds, four assists and four steals.<br /> • Senior Theresa Onwuka scored 14 points and grabbed five boards and junior Hanna Hall also got into double figures with 10 points, including 2-of-4 from behind the arc.<br /> • The Rockets shot just over 67% from deep in the first half, leading by as many as 24 points in the second quarter, and never relinquished the lead.<br /> • Buffalo held a narrow 43-41 edge on the boards and matched Toledo in the paint with 26 points but the Rockets were able to turn 18 Bulls turnovers into 17 points on the other end.<br />  <br /> <strong>PREVIEWING OHIO</strong><br /> • The Ohio Bobcats enter Saturday's contest with a 8-5 overall record, 1-1 MAC mark after falling to Central Michigan 73-71 on Wednesday.<br /> • The Bobcats are led offensively by junior guard CeCe Hooks who averages 15.5 points per game. Redshirt sophomore guard Erica Johnson averages 14.1 points per game while leading the Bobcats in rebounding at 7.6 rebounds per game. Senior guard Amani Burke is also scoring in double figures at 14.4 points per game.<br /> • Hooks is No. 12 in the country and first in the MAC in steals per game at 3.42 while Johnson is No. 63 nationally and second in the MAC in assists per game at 4.7.<br /> • Ohio was selected as the regular season, east division and tournament champion in the preseason coaches poll.<br /> • The Bobcats return 80% of their scoring from a 2018-19 season that saw them score a school-record 2,746 points.<br /> • The Bobcats defeated two Power Five teams (Pittsburgh, Ohio State) this season, a first in their program history.<br /> • Cece Hooks was named to the Nancy Lieberman award watch list, recognizing the top point guard in NCAA Division I basketball.<br /> • Bob Bolden is in his seventh season at the helm of the Ohio women's basketball program. Boldon led the Bobcats to an historic season in 2018-19, becoming the first head coach to win 30 games at Ohio University in either the women's or men's program, guiding Ohio to the Round of Eight in the WNIT, the farthest Ohio has ever reached in a postseason tournament.<br />  <br /> <strong>ROC NATION</strong><br /> • Freshman Dyaisha Fair has made an immediate impact in her first season in the blue and white as she is averaging 23.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.0 steals in 13 starts.<br /> • She is currently fourth in the nation in scoring average (23.1 ppg) and three point field goals made per game (3.62).<br /> • On January 6, Fair was named to the Her Hoop Stats Mid-Major Player of the Year Mid-Season Watch List, recognizing the nation's best mid-major player in women's college basketball.<br /> • Fair was named MAC East Player of the Week on December 31st after scoring a game-high 22 points to go along with nine rebounds, seven assists and four steals in Buffalo's win over Dartmouth in the non-conference finale.<br /> • At Niagara, Fair became the first Buffalo freshman to score 30+ points in a game since 2000, with 31 points. • A Rochester, NY native, Fair comes to the Bulls after a successful high school career at Edison Tech High School where she averaged 35 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists during her senior campaign.<br /> • The ultra-talented point guard led Section V in scoring and was named All-Greater Player of the Year, becoming the first Rochester City School District player to win the award since its inauguration in 1993.<br />  <br /> <strong>ONWUKA TURNING HEADS IN STARTING ROLE</strong><br /> • Senior guard Theresa Onwuka has embraced her role as a senior captain, leading the Bulls on both ends of the floor.<br /> • Onwuka is enjoying a strong start to her senior season as<br /> she ranks second on the team in scoring (17.1 ppg) while pulling down a team-best 7.0 rebounds per game and swiping 2.6 steals per contest while shooting an impressive 58.1% from the floor and 75.9% from the charity stripe.<br /> • Onwuka set a career-high in three straight games to start the season, capped by a 30 point performance in a win over Canisius.<br /> • Onwuka was named MAC East Co-Player of the Week on Dec. 3 after averaging 18.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 2.0 steals in a pair of wins at the Hawk Classic.<br /> • The Nigeria native earned an invite to the Nigerian national camp over the summer for the second straight season as she practiced and trained with the top basketball players from her home country. The experience helped Onwuka grow as a player and helped build her confidence.<br />  <br /> <strong>HALL PASS</strong><br /> • Junior Hanna Hall returns for her third year with the Bulls and looks to be a mainstay in the Bulls lineup after earning the start in 27 of the Bulls 34 games last season.<br /> • The Hamilton, ON native is averaging 7.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 13 starts this season.<br /> • Hall set a career-high with nine assists at San Jose State.<br /> • The junior had the best game of her career at Eastern Michigan on 1/9/19 as she went 6-of-9 from the floor and 5-of-8 from beyond the arc on the night, finishing with a career-high 20 points.<br /> • Hall was named to the MAC All-Tournament Team after averaging 14.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists over three games in Cleveland.<br /> • Hall competed at the 2019 Pan American Women's Basketball Games in Lima, Peru as a member of the Canadian National Team.<br />  <br /> <strong>SUMMER TIME IN BUFFALO</strong><br /> • Senior forward Summer Hemphill had surgery on her knee in January and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.<br /> • The Preseason All-MAC East Division Team selection and Preseason Big 4 Player of the Year is currently 10th on UB's all-time rebounding list with 759 rebounds and is just 81 points away from becoming Buffalo's 26th 1,000 point scorer.<br />  <br /> <strong>YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS</strong><br /> • With 11 underclassmen on the roster, the Bulls are the youngest team in the MAC and the youngest of any opponent on the schedule this season.<br />  <br /> <strong>UNITED NATIONS</strong><br /> • The Bulls roster features players from five countries including Germany (Gaba, Schiffer), Great Britain (Christie), Nigeria (Onwuka), Canada (Adeyeye, Hall, Kounkou, Walters) and the U.S.<br /> • Elea Gaba took home a gold medal with the German national team at the 2018 U18 European Championships and also competed at the 2019 U18 European Championships and 2019 U19 World Cup.<br /> • Jessika Schiffer won a gold medal with Gaba at the 2018 U18 European Championships and teamed with Gaba at the 2019 World Cup. She also competed at the 2019 U20 Women's European Championship.<br /> • Loren Christie represented Great Britain in two straight years at the U20 European Championships and captained the U16 Great Britain national team at the 2017 European Championship. She also led her high school to a WEABL Championship and earned WEABL first team honors during her senior season.<br />  <br /> <strong>MACtion</strong><br /> • After seeing two of its teams advance to the NCAA Tournament a year ago (Buffalo, Central Michigan), the<br /> Mid-American Conference continues to gain respect on the national stage as three teams are currently ranked in the Mid-Major Top-25 - No. 7 Buffalo, No. 10 Ohio, No. 14 Central Michigan<br /> *As of January 7, 2020<br />  <br /> <strong>BEASTS OF THE EAST</strong><br /> • The Bulls went undefeated in non-conference play in games east of the Mississippi.<br />  <br /> <strong>CLOSING TIME</strong><br /> • The Bulls have been extremely effective closing out games over the last five years, winning 111 of their last 116 games (.957) when leading or tied with five minutes left, including 78 of their last 80.<br />  <br /> <strong>BOMBS AWAY</strong><br /> • For the second time in as many seasons, the Bulls broke the single-season record for three pointers with 242 triples, besting the previous mark set of 230 set by the 2017-18 squad. The 2018-19 Bulls also set the single-season record for three point field goals attempted with 765 surpassing the previous mark of 689 attempts set by the 2015-16 team.<br /> • This season the Bulls rank in the top-65 in the nation in three point field goals made per game (7.6) and three point field goals attempted (322). Defensively the Bulls are third in the MAC in three point field goal defense, holding opponents to 29.2% shooting from beyond the arc.<br />  <br /> <strong>TURNING THEM OVER</strong><br /> • Ever since taking over the program eight seasons ago, head coach Felisha Legette-Jack has prided herself on having a team committed to defense and that is no different this season.<br /> • The Buffalo defense has forced an average of 18.0 turnovers/game this season.<br /> • The Bulls are also averaging 9.0 steals/game while netting an average of 14.8 points/game off of opponent's turnovers.<br />  <br /> <strong>PAINTING A NEW PICTURE</strong><br /> • The Bulls are finding success in the paint once again this season as they have won or tied the battle in the paint in 11 of 13 contests this season, going 9-2 in those games. This season, UB is currently averaging 29.4 points/game in the paint.<br /> • The Bulls dominated the paint last season as UB won or tied the scoring in the paint category in 28 of 34 contests and were 19-3 last season when winning the battle inside.<br />  <br /> <strong>CREATING SECOND CHANCE OPPORTUNITIES</strong><br /> • The Bulls have continued to find success on the offensive glass this season as they are averaging a MAC-best 15.9 offensive rebounds/game, while averaging 13.9 second chance points off those offensive boards.<br /> • Buffalo has grabbed at least 10 offensive rebounds in 10 of their 12 games this season, including a season-high 23 in the season-opener against CCSU.<br /> • Buffalo led the MAC and ranked 23rd nationally in offensive rebounding last season, averaging 14.9/game.<br />  <br /> <strong>RUNNING WITH THE BULLS</strong><br /> • Buffalo has recorded eight or more fast break points in nine of 13 games this season, outscoring opponents 144-108 in transition.<br /> • Over the past three plus seasons, the Bulls have won or tied the fast break category in 93 of 114 games, including 75 of their 85 wins.<br />  <br /> <strong>HOME SWEET HOME</strong><br /> • Since Legette-Jack took over before the 2012-13 season, the Bulls hold a 71-29 (.710) record at home across 100 contests.<br /> • Over the last two plus seasons, UB is 24-3 at Alumni Arena. The 2017-18 team finished a perfect 12-0 at home overall and 9-0 in conference play.<br /> • On the flip side, Legette-Jack's Bulls are 82-60 (.577) on the road or on neutral ground during her tenure.<br />  <br /> <strong>80 PLUS</strong><br /> • The Bulls have always been known for their defense but over the last few seasons the UB offense has come alive, leading the Bulls to success on the national stage in back-to-back seasons.<br /> • The Bulls are tough to beat when they score 80+ points as they own a 33-5 record over the past two plus years when doing so.<br /> • The Bulls posted 80+ performances on 14 occasions last season, coming away with victories in 12 of those games.<br />  <br /> <strong>60 OR LESS</strong><br /> • Over the last three seasons, UB is 67-3 when holding their opponents to under 70 points and 46-0 when holding opponents to 59 points or less.<br /> • The stingy Buffalo defense held a total of eight opponents under 70 points this season, going a perfect 8-0 in those contests.<br />  <br /> <strong>PRESEASON PRAISE</strong><br /> • The Bulls were picked to finish second in the MAC East in the preseason poll as voted on by the conference coaches.<br /> • Buffalo earned 56 total points behind Ohio who notched 12 first place votes and 72 total points.<br /> • The defending MAC champions also earned one vote to win the MAC Tournament Championship, while Ohio earned 10 votes and Northern Illinois garnered one vote.<br /> • The Bulls also placed Summer Hemphill on the preseason All-MAC East Division Team for the second consecutive year.<br />  <br /> <strong>HEMPHILL NAMED BIG 4 PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR</strong><br /> • Senior forward Summer Hemphill was selected by local media and athletic communication offices as the Preseason Big 4 Player of the Year.<br /> • Hemphill was also one of three unanimous First Team All-Big 4 representatives.<br /> • Joining Hemphill on the First Team is senior guard Theresa Onwuka and junior guard Hanna Hall.<br />  <br /> <strong>ANOTHER 20+ WIN SEASON</strong><br /> • The wins continue to pile up for the Bulls under head coach Felisha Legette-Jack as they produced their fourth straight 20+ win campaign in 2018-19.<br /> • This marks the second time in school history the Bulls have won 20+ games in four straight seasons as they previously accomplished that feat from 1993-97.<br /> • Buffalo posted 16 victories last season by double-digits, including four of their last five games and also posted six victories by 20+ points including a season-high 47 point victory, 90-43, over St. Bonaventure on December 23, 2018.<br />  <br /> <strong>QUARTET OF CAPTAINS NAMED FOR 2019-20 SEASON</strong><br /> • After the graduation of one of the winningest classes in the Bulls division I history, Buffalo will be relying on a new group of captains to lead the squad this season.<br /> • After a team vote, the Bulls named Hanna Hall, Theresa Onwuka, Adebola Adeyeye and Summer Hemphill as team captains.<br /> • The four captains have been a part of three straight 20+ win seasons.<br /> <br /> <strong>UP NEXT:</strong><br /> The Bulls continue their homestand as they welcome Bowling Green to Alumni Arena on Wednesday, January 15, at 7pm.<br />

1/9/20

<img alt="HUDDLE" src="https://ubbulls.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_prefix=rp_primary&amp;image_path=/images/2019/12/30/HUDDLE_CELEB_20191230mbb_0879web.jpg" /><br /><br /><p><strong>Buffalo (9-6, 0-2 MAC) at Miami (OH) (7-8, 0-2 MAC)<br /> January</strong><strong> 10, 2020</strong><br /> <b>Millett Hall (Oxford, OH)</b> <strong>- 7:00 pm</strong></p> <strong>Bulls on the Air</strong><br /> <strong>Radio</strong><br /> Buffalo - ESPN 1520<br /> Rochester - Fox Sports 1280<br /> Hornell - 1480 WLEA <p><strong>Television</strong><br /> CBS Sports Network<br /> <br /> <strong>10 Things To Know About Today's Game</strong><br /> 1. The Bulls continue their two-game road swing on Friday night as Buffalo will play its first divisional contest at Miami (OH).  Both the Bulls and the RedHawks are looking for their first conference win of the year.<br /> 2. Buffalo is looking to avoid an 0-3 start in conference play for the first time since 2013. With a victory, the Bulls will improve to 1-2 in MAC play, it would actually be the third time in the last five year that Buffalo would have that record through three league games (2016, 2017).<br /> 3. UB has used the same starting lineup for all 15 games this season and all five players are averaging in double figures. According to available data, Buffalo is the only team in the nation to have all five of its starters averaging in double figures in points.<br /> 4. Buffalo is currently fourth in the nation in offensive rebounding, averaging 14.87 offensive boards a game. Individually, sophomore Josh Mballa is 13th in the nation in offensive rebounds, averaging 3.93 per game. UB joins Duke, Eastern Michigan, Lamar, and Oral Roberts as the only teams with multiple games with 20 or more offensive rebounds. <br /> 5. Senior Davonta Jordan leads the MAC and is 23rd in the nation in total steals with 36. Jordan is also averaging 5.4 assists per game and has 435 for his career, fourth in school history. Next up on the list is Turner Battle (2001-05) who had 458 career assists.<br /> 6. As the previous decade has come to a close, the Bulls concluded their most successful 10-year period in school history, winning 212 games over that period, the third most in the Mid-American Conference, behind Akron and Kent State.  The Bulls had four MAC Players of the Year over the last 10 years, joining Ohio as the only two schools with multiple Players of the Year during the last decade.<br /> 7. Friday night's game will mark the second time that the Bulls have played a member of the Coleman-Lands family. Miami has the talented redshirt sophomore Isaiah Coleman-Lands, while earlier this year Buffalo faced Isaiah's brother Jalen, who plays at DePaul.  Jalen scored 17 points in a 74-69 loss to Buffalo.<br /> 8. The Bulls continue to have the third shortest possession time in the nation at 14.3 seconds per possession. The only schools that have a shorted length are FIU and Green Bay. According to KenPom, the adjusted tempo for UB is also sixth nationally.<br /> 9.  Sophomore Jeenathan Williams has scored in double figures in six straight games.<br /> 10. Buffalo head coach Jim Whitesell has won 396 games during his head coaching career.  Currently, Whitesell is 51st amongst all active head coaches in career wins.<br /> <br /> <strong>Bulls Meet First MAC East Opponent Friday Night</strong><br />     The Bulls are looking to snap a season-long two-game losing streak on Friday night when Buffalo plays Miami (OH) at Millett Hall in their first divisional game of the year. UB had not lost back-to-back games since the 2017-18 season, when it lost games at Syracuse (12/19/17) and at Texas A&amp;M (12/21/17).  Prior to Tuesday, Buffalo had not lost consecutive conference games since late in the 2016-17 season against Kent State (2/21/17) and Akron (2/24/17).<br />     Senior Antwain Johnson led the Bulls in scoring in the game at Ball State on Tuesday evening. Sophomore Jeenathan Williams add 14 points as he has scored in double figures in six straight games.  Like Buffalo, Miami is looking for its first conference victory on Friday night.  The Bulls snapped a two-game skid at Millett Hall last season with a 77-69 win in Oxford.<br /> <strong>    <br /> You Get A Win, And You Get A Win</strong><br />     Since the start of the 2017-18 season, the University at Buffalo men's basketball team has won 68 games, tied for 10th most nationally. Gonzaga leads the way nationally with 81 victories over that time.  As for MAC programs, the second most wins over the last two plus seasons comes courtesy of Toledo, who has 56, which is tied for 50th.<br /> <br /> <strong>Dance Dance Revolution</strong><br />     The Bulls have reached the NCAA Tournament four times in the last five years (2015, 2016, 2018, 2019). UB is one of just 28 teams that have played in four NCAA Tournaments over the last five seasons.  Of those 28 teams, UB is one of just five to have earned their league's automatic bid each time joining Gonzaga (WCC), Kentucky (SEC), Iona (MAAC), and New Mexico State (WAC).<br /> <br /> <strong>On The Rebound</strong><br />     The Bulls are fourth in the nation in offensive rebounding as they are averaging 14.87 per game. Only once this season has Buffalo failed to hit double figures in offensive rebounding, which was at Vanderbilt. Sophomore Josh Mballa is 13th in the nation in offensive boards, averaging 3.93 per game. Sophomore Jeenathan Williams had a career best seven offensive boards against Northern Illinois.  UB had a season high 53 rebounds in the win over DePaul, its most in a game since last year's MAC Quarterfinal win over Akron when they finished with 55 rebounds. The Bulls added 50 rebounds against Canisius marking the second time they have had at least 50 boards in a game.  UB did it three times altogether last season in 36 games. In the win over Niagara, UB held the Purple Eagles to just 23 boards, the lowest by an opponent this year and the fewest by the opposition since Le Moyne had 22 on Dec, 5, 2018. UB has recorded more rebounds than its opponent nine times this year, including in three of the last four games, three of those being the Big 4 victories to round out non-conference play.  The Bulls also held a slim rebounding edge at Ball State on Tuesday night.<br /> <br /> <strong>Whitesell Back In Charge</strong><br />     For the first time since the 2010-11 season, UB head coach Jim Whitesell is back in charge of a basketball program.  Whitesell, who served the last four years as associate head coach for the Bulls, was named the 14th head coach in program history this past April.<br />     Whitesell brings a long and accomplished resume into the season.  His previous head coaching job was at Loyola (Chicago) where he was in charge of the Ramblers' program from 2004-11, finishing with a 109-107 record in seven seasons in charge. He is one of only five coaches in the history of Loyola Basketball with more than 100 wins. Prior to his time at Loyola, Whitesell also served as head coach at Elmhurst College and Lewis University, where he had his most success, going 214-126 in 12  seasons.  Recently he was inducted into the Lewis Hall of Fame.      <br />     Following his time at Loyola, Whitesell made assistant coaching stops at Saint Louis and St. John's where he worked for a pair of legendary head coaches in the late Rick Majerus and Steve Lavin before joining Nate Oats in Buffalo. Whitesell picked up his first career UB win on Nov. 11 against Nazareth and now has a career record of 396-307 in his tenure as a head coach. The 396 wins are 51st amongst all active head coaches.<br /> <br /> <strong>Air Jordan</strong><br />     The Bulls will look to the veteran presence of senior point guard Davonta Jordan who is entering his fourth year with the program.  <br />     Jordan has been named the MAC's all-defensive team each of the last two seasons as he has recorded 93 steals over the last two year.  In each of his three seasons, Jordan as constantly increased his scoring, capped off by averaging 7.4 points per game last year. In the season opener, Jordan led the Bulls with 17 points, 13 of those coming over the final 12 minutes of the game.  He tied his career high with four three-pointers, while adding six rebounds and four steals. <br />     In the Charleston Classic, Jordan had a double-double with 10 points and tied his career high with 10 assists in the win over Towson.  In the final game against Missouri St., Jordan set a then career high in scoring with 25 points, hitting 5-of-6 shots from three point range. Jordan had seven steals against William &amp; Mary, fourth in school history in a single game and tied for the most by a player this year. In the victory over DePaul, Jordan became just the fifth player in school history to surpass the 400-assist mark for his career.  He also finished just shy of a triple-double with 12 points, a career high nine rebounds, and eight assists. It was the first of two straight games where he flirted with a triple-double, adding 14 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists. <br />     Jordan notched a new career high with 26 points in the win over Canisius, tying his career high with nine rebounds. He had eight assists in the win over Niagara as he was named the MAC East Player of the Week for the first time in his career.<br /> <br /> <strong>From Beyond The Graves</strong><br />     Junior Jayvon Graves was named to the preseason All-MAC East Division team as he is coming off a sophomore season where he started in 35 games and averaged 9.7 points per game. He added 4.2 rebounds per contest and 67 assists.  He scored in double figures 17 times last season, including a career high 26 points against Ohio.  He finished with 17 points in the MAC Championship win against Bowling Green and added 13 points in Buffalo's NCAA Tournament First Round victory over Arizona State.<br />     Graves had 528 career points through two seasons, and has already scored 237 this year. Graves is a native of Malvern, OH where he played his high school at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, the same school as Lebron James. He opened the 2019 season with 15 points against Dartmouth and added 17 more against Nazareth. Graves had 17 points in the win over Harvard, including a buzzer-beating three.  He had his best night in Charleston against Towson where the junior finished with 25 points and eight rebounds. Graves added 24 points on a career-best 10 made field goals against William &amp; Mary and added 21 points against DePaul. He added 22 points in the win over Niagara and set a career high with 28 points in the win over St. Bonaventure. Graves has scored in double figures in 14 of 15 games this season and he leads UB in scoring at 16.7 points per game.<br /> <br /> <strong>No Sophomore Slump</strong><br />     The Bulls are relying on a pair of sophomores this season, who both saw action in all 36 games last year, but played limited minutes.  Both Jeenathan Williams and Ronaldo Segu have already set career highs in all offensive categories.<br />     Playing the sixth man roll, Segu had 17 points against Nazareth and a career high 21 against Harvard.  He has shot just under 87% from the floor in those two games as well.  He had 12 assists and just two turnovers in those games. Segu had 14 points in the win over DePaul, including draining a pair of threes right before the half. He added 14 more points in the win over Canisius.<br />     Williams has started in every game so far for the Bulls. He finished with 10 points and eight rebounds in Buffalo's win over Harvard.  Williams was named to the preseason All-Big 4 second team prior to the year.  Williams scored a career best 17 points in the victory over Missouri State as he went 6-of-12 from the floor, including a pair of three pointers.  On the defensive end he chipped in two blocks and three steals. Williams had 13 points against Army West Point, including three offensive rebounds. He drained a huge three-pointer late in the win over Canisius and finished with 12 points against the Griffs. He notched his first career double-double with career bests of 19 points and 10 rebounds against Niagara. Williams has scored in double figures in six straight games, adding 12 points against St. Bonaventure and 17 against Northern Illinois. He chipped in 14 against Ball State.<br /> <strong>    <br /> Newish Faces Emerge</strong><br />     Two players that were a huge part of the team's success, but were unable to see action were senior transfers Antwain Johnson and Gabe Grant.  Both players sat out the 2018-19 campaign due to NCAA Transfer rules, but served as valuable members of the scout team.<br />     Now with their transfer year in the review mirror, both players are ready to give it their all for one final season.<br />     Johnson, a transfer from Middle Tennessee State, started in Buffalo's exhibition win over Daemen and had 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting.  Johnson lit it up from three against Harvard as he finished with 19 points, including going 5-of-7 from three point range. In two seasons at Middle Tennessee State, Johnson averaged 7.3 points per game, including 10.3 points per contest in 2017-18.  His career high in scoring came on Feb. 3, 2018 at Charlotte when he scored 23 points. Johnson hit a pair of game-winning free throws in the victory over Missouri St., while also claiming the Blue Collar hard hat against the Bears. Johnson is third on the team in scoring at 11.2 points per game.<br />     Grant, who came to the Bulls from Houston, was impressive off the bench in the exhibition opener, leading the Bulls in scoring with 19 points and six rebounds.  He went 7-of-11 from the field and 4-of-7 from three-point range against the Wildcats. Grant played in 24 games in his lone season at Houston, scoring a career best 12 points against East Carolina on Feb. 25, 2018. <br /> <br /> <strong>It's Still Brock And Roll To Me</strong><br />     Junior Brock Bertram readies for his third season of action this upcoming year. Bertram, who redshirted his first season, has continued to improve each year. Last season, the Apple Vally, MN native played in 20 games, averaging 1.1 points per contest.  He shot over 61% from the floor when he was out there.  More impressive was the performance of Bertram on the scout team over the last three years, a big reason for the success of three-time MAC Sixth Man of the Year, Nick Perkins.<br />     Bertram started Buffalo's exhibition opener against Daemen and he had three points, four rebounds, and three blocked shots in the contest.  He made his season debut on Saturday against Northern Illinois after missing the first 13 games due to a foot injury.  He had three rebounds in limited action. In his second game on Tuesday against Ball State, Bertram had a career high three blocked shots, while also recording his first points of the season.<br /> <br /> <strong>We've Got Experience Too!</strong><br />     In all, this year's men's basketball team has five players who have been a part of another Division I institution during their careers.</p> <ul> <li>    Antwain Johnson - Middle Tennessee St.</li> <li>    Gabe Grant - Houston</li> <li>    Josh Mballa - Texas Tech</li> <li>    LaQuill Hardnett - Cincinnati</li> <li>    David Nickelberry - Memphis</li> </ul> <p><br />     Mballa was a member of the Texas Tech squad in 2018-19 that finished as national runners up.  Mballa and the Red Raiders met up with the Bulls in the NCAA Round of 32 in Tulsa. He played in 17 games at Texas Tech with his career high in scoring coming against the Kansas Jayhawks on Feb. 2, 2019. Mballa had a career best 15 points against UConn and followed that up with his first double-double of the year, scoring 13 points and adding 11 rebounds against Towson. Mballa had scored in double figures in five straight games prior to Ball State and seven of the last nine.  He had 14 rebounds at DePaul and a career-best 15 against St. Bonaventure.  He leads the Bulls in boards at 8.8 per contest.<br />     Hardnett redshirted his freshman season at Cincinnati and has four years of eligibility left for UB.  He has played in all 11 games this season off the bench hitting career highs with nine point and 11 rebounds against Canisius. He has made 10 straight shots with his last miss coming against Missouri St.<br />     Nickelberry, who played last season at Trinity Valley CC, began his collegiate career at Memphis, where he played in 33 games as a freshman for the Tigers. He scored 14 points in a game twice during that year, first against Loyola (MD) and then in the AAC Conference Tournament in a 79-77 win over USF.<br /> <br /> <strong>History On The Horizon</strong><br />     The Bulls are looking to accomplish something this season that has never been done in Mid-American Conference history as no MAC school has ever won five conference tournament titles in a six-year period.  Last season, the Bulls became the first MAC team to win four conference titles in a five year period. The MAC Tournament dates back to the 1979-80 season. <br /> <br /> <br />  </p>

1/9/20

<img alt="JAKE LANNING" src="https://ubbulls.com/common/controls/image_handler.aspx?thumb_prefix=rp_primary&amp;image_path=/images/2020/1/9/LANNING_20191207wr_1182web1600.jpg" /><br /><br /><strong>BUFFALO, NY</strong> – The University at Buffalo wrestling team will host SIU-Edwardsville at Alumni Arena on Friday night at 7 pm. The Bulls have been wrestling much better as of late, winning four straight duals and five of their last six.<br /> <br /> Buffalo is 6-6 overall, 2-2 in the MAC and coming off a pair of wins on Sunday against Edinboro and Gannon. The Bulls were led by 15th-ranked Derek Spann who won both his matches by technical fall. The redshirt-junior has been dominant all season, winning seven of his 11 dual matches by tech fall.<br /> <br /> SIU-Edwardsville is 1-6 on the season, including 0-3 in MAC duals. The Cougars are led by Justin Ruffin at 157 lbs. The sophomore is 16-5 overall and 6-1 in duals on the season.<br /> <br /> The Bulls lead the all-time series, 3-1. The Cougars won the last meeting, 20-16, in Edwardsville last season.<br /> <br /> Friday's dual will air live on ESPN+. <a href="https://www.espn.com/watch?id=81080e59-1772-4422-8106-c37cddd30a94">Click here</a> to watch.<br />

4/27/19

The University at Buffalo women’s tennis team saw their season come to an end on Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the MAC Tournament with a 4-0 loss to #2 Akron. UB concludes the season with a 15-8 record.

4/26/19

The University at Buffalo wrestling team placed four Bulls on the National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American Team, the most in program history for a single season. Kyle Akins, Troy Keller, Brett Perry and Derek Spann were all named to the team, it was announced on Thursday. The Bulls’ 3.25 grade point average ranked 19th in the nation and was the second best among Mid-American Conference schools.

4/26/19

BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo track & field program readies for another exciting day of action, as they are slated to host their only home meet of the 2019 season, the annual University at Buffalo Invitational at UB Stadium on Saturday. Notable teams set to compete this weekend include Big-4 rivals Niagara, Canisius and St. Bonaventure, as well as cross-town school Daemen. The action is scheduled to get underway at 11:00 AM with the men’s long jump and hammer throw events.

4/26/19

The University at Buffalo women’s tennis team dominated its first round matchup at the 2019 Mid-American Conference Tournament as the sixth-seeded Bulls defeated #3 Western Michigan, 5-0, in the quarterfinals.

4/25/19

The University at Buffalo women’s tennis team placed two on the postseason All-MAC awards, which were announced on Thursday as senior Chantal Martinez Blanco and freshman Pia Schwarz were both named second-team All-MAC selections.

4/25/19

After defeating St. Bonaventure 12-3 in an offensive explosion on Wednesday, the University at Buffalo softball team hosts Kent State in a weekend MAC series at Nan Harvey Field.

4/4/19

The University at Buffalo women’s tennis team continues their road swing through the Mid-American Conference this weekend with league tilts at Ball State on Friday afternoon and Northern Illinois on Sunday afternoon.

4/3/19

Coming off a difficult weekend of competition against some the Ivy League’s best teams, University at Buffalo senior Ethan Nittolo has been named the MAC Singles Player of the Week. It is the second time this year Nittolo has earned singles