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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Fifth-ranked Syracuse avoided a loss that could have damaged its postseason women's lacrosse seeding by defeating Canisius College, 13-11, Tuesday in the resumption of their game suspended a month ago because of a snowstorm. Play resumed with the score tied, 10-10, and just over six minutes remaining. While a... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Monday, May 2, 2016

The University at Buffalo men's basketball team has signed Dontay Caruthers, a high-scoring point guard from Rochester, coach Nate Oats announced. Caruthers played two years ago for current UB assistant coach Bryan Hodgson at Midland College, a top two-year program in Texas. Last season he attended a junior college in... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Sunday, April 24, 2016

Red-shirt freshmen Tyler Mabry and K.J. Osborn capped impressive spring seasons Saturday by starring at the University at Buffalo’s Blue and White Scrimmage. Mabry, a 6-foot-2, 250-pound tight end, caught a team-best three touchdown passes. He had four catches overall for 54 yards. Osborn, a 5-11, 195-pound wide... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Saturday, April 23, 2016

The three-way University at Buffalo quarterbacking battle had a three-way photo finish in the annual Blue and White Scrimmage Saturday at UB Stadium. Senior Grant Rohach, red-shirt freshman Tyree Jackson and red-shirt sophomore Chris Merchant all moved the offense reasonably well in the two-hour practice before several... Read More

By Miguel Rodriguez » Thursday, April 21, 2016

ALLEGANY – Orchard Park graduate David “Bubba” Hollins, the son of ex-Major Leaguer Dave, has signed a letter of intent to join St. Bonaventure effective the fall of 2016. The star shortstop for the Quakers was drafted following his senior season in 2014 by the Detroit Tigers in the 35th round, but opted to attend... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, April 20, 2016

University at Buffalo football coach Lance Leipold agreed to a one-year contract extension that takes his deal through the 2020 season, UB athletics director Allen Greene announced. Leipold led the Bulls to a 5-7 mark in 2015, becoming the first UB head coach to win five games in his debut season since Bob Deming... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Monday, April 18, 2016

University at Buffalo women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack envisions prized Western New York recruit Summer Hemphill as another addition to the vaunted Bulls' defense. Hemphill, a first-team Buffalo News all-WNY pick from Cardinal O'Hara High School in Tonawanda, signed a letter of intent to commit to UB last... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Saturday, April 16, 2016

Maybe Lance Leipold’s first recruiting class can start paying some early returns for the University at Buffalo this fall. Red-shirt freshmen made a lot of plays Saturday in an 83-play scrimmage that was part of the Bulls’ 11th spring practice. Wide receiver K.J. Osborn caught four passes for 81 yards and had two... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Niagara University men’s basketball program officially announced the signing of 5-foot-11 Detroit point guard James Towns. “We are excited to add James to our program,” Niagara head coach Chris Casey said. “He comes from a winning program achieving a state championship his senior year. He is a backcourt... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Thursday, April 14, 2016

St. Bonaventure’s men’s basketball team on Thursday signed Tareq Coburn, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from New York City. Coburn averaged 18.9 points and 7.1 rebounds as a senior for Cardozo High School in Queens. He was the second-leading scorer on a team that went 27-3 and had two other Division I... Read More

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Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and covered the Bills from 1992 through 2014. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America.

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master's degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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