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By Miguel Rodriguez » Thursday, August 28, 2014

The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team will play four conference games on national television and will play two more Atlantic 10 games this season (18 instead of 16) than last, which means the Bonnies will play some conference opponents twice while facing others just once. Bona plays eight of its… Read more »

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

How long does Niagara have to get ready for this season’s Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference basketball opener? How does 40 minutes sound? The Purple Eagles open their season at Nov. 14 at Pitt of the ACC and then bounce straight into conference play with their Nov. 20 opener at Saint… Read more »

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A head football coach is in constant communication with his team. Over the days, weeks, months and years, he says a lot of words. Some are direct orders, some are philosophy. Some stick, some don’t. Years ago, University at Buffalo coach Jeff Quinn offered a quasi-philosophical, somewhat humorous message to… Read more »

By Amy Moritz » Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Class started at Niagara University this week and the hockey team welcomed its freshman class to campus. The Purple Eagles added seven freshmen to their program, looking to add depth and build upon last year’s run to the Atlantic Hockey semifinals. Grand Island native Lawrence Smith joins Niagara after the… Read more »

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The University at Buffalo football team’s two-deep roster looks like a pretty good mix of experience and youth. There are 12 senior starters out of 24 offensive and defensive positions. Of the 50 players on the two-deep roster, only 16 are seniors, which is a good thing . . …. Read more »

By Mark Gaughan » Monday, August 25, 2014

The Mid-American Conference coaches have picked the University at Buffalo fourth in the East Division in a preseason poll conducted by the conference. Defending conference champion Bowling Green is picked to win the East, and conference runner-up Northern Illinois is picked to win the West. Akron is picked second and… Read more »

Saturday, August 16, 2014

By Mark Gaughan Here were three standout performers from the University at Buffalo controlled scrimmage on Saturday: X Sophomore receiver Boise Ross, who caught four passes for 73 yards. He’s a starter who saw time with both the first and second units. He had a 53-yard catch-and-run from No. 2 QB… Read more »

Saturday, August 16, 2014

By Mark Gaughan The University at Buffalo run defense looked organized and on target Saturday during an hour-long controlled scrimmage. The Bulls’ defense forced three three-and-out possessions in five series against the starting offense. The Bulls’ first-stringers held running backs to just 28 yards on nine carries, a 3-yard average…. Read more »

By Amy Moritz » Thursday, August 14, 2014

Canisius College hockey can add another verbal recruit to its list. Joshua Gabriel announced on Twitter he has chosen to play for Golden Griffins. The 18-year-old Lancaster native played in 37 games last season for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres, scoring 14 goals with 20 assists. His commitment is for the… Read more »

By Amy Moritz » Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tony Capobianco became the fifth player from the Canisius College Class of 2014 to sign a professional hockey contract for the upcoming season. The goaltender who owns nearly every record for the Golden Griffins signed with the Elmira Jackals of the East Coast Hockey League. The team announced Capobianco had… Read more »
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About the reporter

Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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.