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By Mark Gaughan » 3:15 PM

UB (1-2) at Boston College (2-2) 1 p.m. at Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, Mass. Radio: 1520 AM. Online: ESPN3 Last time out: UB won as a 13-point underdog over Army, 23-20, in overtime. Boston College routed lower-division Wagner, 42-10. UB is a 19-point underdog vs. B.C. Trending: Boston College’s defense... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » 2:15 PM

University at Buffalo outside linebacker Jarrett Franklin is thinking about a career in either nanotechnology or energy systems. He’s an electrical engineering major with a 3.2 grade-point average. He spent his summer writing code for a program analyzing electrical-system efficiency. It’s no wonder that Franklin... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Thursday, September 29, 2016

The University at Buffalo plays its annual Power-Five game at 1 p.m. Saturday when it visits Boston College. The Eagles are a 17.5-point favorite. Boston College stands sixth in the nation in yards allowed. It stands 120th in yards gained. Here are three questions on B.C. with Rich Thompson of the Boston Herald. His... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, September 28, 2016

University at Buffalo senior guard JoAnna Smith was named the preseason women’s Big 4 player of the year Wednesday. Smith averaged 18.3 ppg in leading UB to a 20-14 record and an NCAA Tournament berth. She was a first-team pick in the Mid-American Conference. The other members of the Big 4 women’s first team... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The University at Buffalo linebacking corps got a little thinner this week. Senior Brandon Berry, who was backing up Jarrett Franklin at an outside position, has quit the team. Berry made second-team all-Mid-American Conference as a junior last season, his first as a starter. He ranked eighth in the MAC in tackles... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Rebuilding is not part of dialog at St. Bonaventure this fall, even though the Bonnies graduated two of their finest players in the last 20 years. High-scoring guard Marcus Posley and do-it-all forward Dion Wright both are gone, but the presence of star guard Jay Adams is the biggest reason hopes are high for another... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, September 28, 2016

St. Bonaventure guard Jay Adams and University at Buffalo guard Joanna Smith were named preseason Big 4 basketball players of the year Wednesday. The preseason all-Big 4 teams were released at a news conference to promote the Big 4 double-header, which will be held Dec. 17 at KeyBank Arena. St. Bonaventure will face... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The University at Buffalo offense finally got on a roll in the fourth quarter of its win over Army Saturday. The Bulls’ offensive momentum could hit a brick wall this week. UB faces the sixth-ranked defensive team in the nation when it goes to Chestnut Hill, Mass., to play Boston College at 1 p.m.... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Numerous games against nationally ranked opponents highlight the coming week in Western New York college athletics. This week’s College Power 10: 1. UB football: The Bulls’ overtime win over Army Saturday was their biggest upset – from a point-spread standpoint – in more than seven years. UB was a 13-point... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Sunday, September 25, 2016

Extra points from UB’s 23-20 overtime win over Army Saturday night: x-The final point spread was 13. It was UB’s biggest win as an underdog, in terms of the point spread, since the greatest win in UB history – the victory over Ball State in the Mid-American Conference championship in 2008. UB was a 15-point... 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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