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By Mark Gaughan » Thursday, July 28, 2016

DETROIT - How quickly can 6-foot-6 red-shirt freshman quarterback Tyree Jackson be ready to start? University at Buffalo football coach Lance Leipold acknowledged that will be the question to answer when his team opens training camp on Aug. 7. Jackson, a prized recruit from Michigan, will compete with senior Grant... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sophomore receiver Brandon Smiley and safeties coach D.J. Vokolek were among the departures from the University at Buffalo football program this summer. Smiley, a 6-foot-1 sophomore from Sweet Home High School, decided he did not want to play football this season and was granted his release from the program, UB coach... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Thursday, July 28, 2016

Lance Leipold did a bunch of late spring and early summer recruiting to bolster the University at Buffalo football roster for the 2016 season. Freshman running back Theo Anderson of Largo, Fla., was the most high-profile addition. He’s the second three-star freshman back recruited by UB this year, joining Georgian... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Thursday, July 28, 2016

DETROIT - The University at Buffalo got a little more respect than might have been expected in the Mid-American Conference preseason football poll Thursday. The Bulls were picked fourth out of six in the MAC’s East Division in a poll of media members who cover the league. UB finished 5-7 last season, fourth in the... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Thursday, July 28, 2016

DETROIT - The University at Buffalo will find out how it’s viewed in the Mid-American Conference Thursday when the conference’s Media Day is held at Ford Field. The MAC preseason poll will be released this morning. UB is coming off a 5-7 season. The Buffalo News will have updates all day. UB coach Lance... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Six home games, a neutral site contest against Florida and the Lone Star Showcase in Austin, Texas, highlight St. Bonaventure's 2016-17 non-conference men's basketball team schedule, the school announced Tuesday. The Bonnies will play 12 non-conference games in all – six at the Reilly Center, two at true road... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Here are the four sets of throwback uniform options for the Big 4 Basketball Classic, to be held Dec. 17 at First Niagara Center. Fans can vote on their choice at each school's website. Our guess is Bona's 1970 Final Four uniform is a slam dunk to win. We're partial to Niagara's early-1970s script "Purple Eagles" uniforms,... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Big 4 will unite for a double-header in December. Western New York’s four Division I college basketball teams will play at First Niagara Center for a Saturday afternoon event on Dec. 17. St. Bonaventure will play Niagara at 1 p.m. The University at Buffalo plays Canisius in the second game. The four teams... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Niagara’s men’s basketball team added a wing forward and a point guard, the university announced. They are Kierell Green, a 6-foot-7, 175-pounder from Washington, D.C., and Dwayne Pow, a 5-10 guard from the Bronx. The signings bring to 12 the number of scholarship players on coach Chris Casey’s roster. Green,... Read More

By Mark Gaughan » Monday, July 25, 2016

St. Bonaventure star point guard Jaylen Adams has been chosen to participate in the prestigious adidas Nations basketball camp this week in Los Angeles, the university announced Monday. Adams is a junior from Baltimore who made first-team All-Atlantic 10 Conference last season. He is one of a select group of collegiate... 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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