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In hindsight, Stan Dzakhov would have taken extra language classes in English when he was growing up in Moscow. But frankly, the freshman forward didn't have a lot of problems picking up the langua... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Tuesday, December 23, 2014

It’s holiday break in the college hockey world with just a smattering of games. That gives us an opportunity to catch up with some Western New York players at the Division I men’s level. And you c... Read More

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Today's Big 4 basketball game (previewed in today's News): Arkansas State at Niagara men (7 p.m., TWCS, 1400 AM) Keep track of News Sports Reporter Mark Gaughan's updates and observations a... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, December 23, 2014

University at Buffalo sophomore Shannon Evans has been named the Mid-American Conference East Player of the Week, the conference office announced. Evans becomes the second different UB player to win ... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Alex Wood, who served as the University at Buffalo's interim head coach over the last four games of the football season, has been named new head coach at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Fla... Read More

Monday, December 22, 2014

Today's Big 4 basketball games (previewed in today's News): St. Bonaventure women at Georgetown (2 p.m.) Maryland-Eastern Shore at St. Bonaventure men (7 p.m., 95.7 FM) Keep track of News... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Monday, December 22, 2014

The only real connection to Michigan Tech that most Western New York sports fans have is John Scott. The former Buffalo Sabre played his college hockey for Michigan Tech and, well, knowledge pretty mu... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Monday, December 22, 2014

The University of Mississippi says it is reviewing the arrest of quarterback Chad Kelly, its high-profile junior college recruit of this season. Has Kelly squandered his second chance at big-time c... Read More

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Today's Big 4 basketball games (previewed in today's News): University at Buffalo women at Long Island University-Brooklyn (1 p.m.) Holy Cross at Canisius men (2 p.m.) Keep track of infor... Read More

By Keith McShea » Saturday, December 20, 2014

Today's Big 4 basketball games (previewed in today's News): St. Bonaventure at Niagara women (1 p.m.) St. Bonaventure men at Binghamton (2 p.m.) Keep track of information provided from ... Read More
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About the reporter

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.