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By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The University at Buffalo is doing its best to keep high-profile men’s basketball coach Bobby Hurley in the fold for as long as possible. UB announced a contract extension today for Hurley that runs through the 2018-2019 season. The deal is a one-year extension. Hurley’s original contract, signed in March… Read more »

By Mark Gaughan » Saturday, August 30, 2014

UB 38, Duquesne 28 How Bulls Won: UB blew a 21-0 lead, fell behind, 28-24, then got two fourth-quarter touchdown passes from Joe Licata to Ron Willoughby to rally for the victory. Turning Point: UB took over at its own 3 with 12:56 left, trailing by 4. The UB offensive… Read more »

Saturday, August 30, 2014

By Bucky Gleason The University at Buffalo should have learned from nearly losing to Stony Brook last season. Instead, the Bulls seemed to overlook another inferior opponent Saturday before narrowly beating a Duquesne team that was bracing for a good beating. It was almost as if UB became full of itself… Read more »

By Mark Gaughan » Saturday, August 30, 2014

Five things to Watch: Duquesne at UB. 3:30 p.m.  1. Licata’s “dimes.” Junior QB Joe Licata is coming off an excellent year, knows the system of coordinator Alex Wood better than ever and has looked mighty good in preseason camp. He was dropping sharp completions (“dimes,” as ESPN analyst Trent… Read more »

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 »
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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.