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By Mark Gaughan » Saturday, May 28, 2016

Reggie Witherspoon is coming home. The former University at Buffalo head coach was hired Saturday to succeed Jim Baron as the head coach at Canisius College. Witherspoon, 54, will join Canisius after spending one year at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he served as an assistant on a team that went... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Thursday, May 26, 2016

There’s usually at least a little rebuilding to be done when a basketball team wins a conference championship. A top scorer graduates. New leaders need to step up. The team chemistry must be rebuilt. Not so with the University at Buffalo women’s basketball team, which went to the NCAA Tournament in March with a... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Thursday, May 26, 2016

St. Bonaventure is staying "within the family" for its new women's basketball coach. The Bonnies have picked Bona graduate and Bowling Green assistant coach Jesse Fleming to succeed Jim Crowley, who ended an outstanding 16-year run to take the job at Providence College. Fleming arguably was the leading candidate... Read More

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Niagara University's president, the Rev. James J. Maher, has been named to the NCAA Division I board of directors, the university announced Wednesday. The NCAA board of directors has 24 members and serves as the overall governing body for Division I, with responsibility for strategy, policy, governance and... Read More

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

UB and women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack has reached agreement on a new contract that extends through the 2020-21 season. "We are extremely pleased Coach Jack will continue to lead our women's basketball program," Athletic Director Allen Greene said in a news release announcing the transaction. "Felisha... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, May 24, 2016

St. Bonaventure was picked to place eighth entering last season but finished in a three-way tie for first in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Expect a similarly low poll forecast for the Bonnies entering the 2016-17 season. But once again, don’t sleep on Mark Schmidt’s team. The roster looks pretty good, especially... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, May 24, 2016

University at Buffalo fans can study the men’s basketball depth chart all offseason and dream about the possibilities. The more you look at it, the better it gets. Look at the size across the board. Look at the depth. It’s good to be defending champions with almost everyone back and prime recruits in the fold.... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Monday, May 23, 2016

Niagara has 10 players on scholarship and three available roster spots. Four more players opted to leave the team, bringing to 12 the number who have transferred under coach Chris Casey. The rose-colored glasses view? The roster looks better than it did a year ago at this time, and there are potentially some prime... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Monday, May 23, 2016

The Canisius Golden Griffins head into their coaching search with a roster that includes 10 scholarship players. There are three scholarships available. The man who replaces retiring Jim Baron may want to look to the junior college ranks for a quick fix to bolster the front court for the 2016-17 season. 2015-16... Read More

Friday, May 20, 2016

A look at potential replacements with Jim Baron stepping down as Cansius basketball coach: Pat Clarke, Canisius assistant (and interim replacement) – The ’92 Bona grad has been with Baron at Bona, Rhode Island and with the Griffs. Oversees scheduling, recruiting and scouting of future opponents. Olean... 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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