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By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How do you pick up the pieces after a 63-21 defeat? Just ask University at Buffalo coach Jeff Quinn, who was his high-energy self at the Bulls’ weekly news conference today in advance of Saturday’s game against Norfolk State. It’s Quinn’s job to get his team focused, thinking straight and… Read more »

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The University at Buffalo’s home game against Norfolk State should serve as a tune-up for the start of Mid-American Conference play the following week. Norfolk State is a Football Championship Subdivision school, like UB’s opening-game opponent Duquesne. Norfolk State was picked to finish sixth out of 11 in the Mid-Eastern… Read more »

By Mark Gaughan » Saturday, September 13, 2014

HOW THE GAME WAS LOST Baylor 63, UB 21 How Baylor won: The eighth-ranked Bears jumped to a 35-0 halftime lead and outgained UB, 432-78, in the first half to end any suspense. Baylor outgained UB for the game, 669-394. Turning point: On its first possession, UB quarterback Joe Licata… Read more »

By Mark Gaughan » Friday, September 12, 2014

The University at Buffalo made a major position change in advance of tonight’s meeting with Baylor, switching promising sophomore receiver Boise Ross from wide receiver to cornerback. The move is intended to be permanent, and it addresses a cornerback roster that is thin in experienced, top athletes. At the same… Read more »

By Mark Gaughan » Friday, September 12, 2014

Five Things to Watch: UB vs. Baylor 8 p.m., UB Stadium 1. NFL Talent. Baylor has a bunch of it. QB Bryce Petty (No. 14) will be in the NFL next season. He’s currently rated as a third-round draft pick by CBS Sports. Phil Steele has him as the No…. Read more »

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The University at Buffalo made another significant move to try to maintain continuity in its athletics program today by signing Athletics Director Danny White to a five-year contract extension. The deal, which runs through 2019, continues UB’s trend of pre-emptive deals designed at keeping the key athletics department players together…. Read more »

By Mark Gaughan » Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The University at Buffalo was mentioned in connection with four Western New York senior prospects in The Buffalo News high school preview section that was published on Thursday. The reports all come from our prep writers. The players on UB’s radar: –Williamsville North DL Duke Hwang has made a verbal commitment… Read more »

By Mark Gaughan » Tuesday, September 9, 2014

It looks like University at Buffalo fans will be treated to close to the full Baylor experience Friday night. Star quarterback Bryce Petty was practicing again today for Baylor, John Werner of the Waco Tribune reports. Petty sat out last Saturday’s 70-6 win over Northwestern State. Meanwhile, Werner reports that… Read more »

By Mark Gaughan » Monday, September 8, 2014

The status of Baylor star quarterback Bryce Petty remains uncertain for Friday’s game at the University at Buffalo, Baylor coach Art Briles said today. Petty, a Heisman Trophy candidate, sat out Baylor’s victory over Northwestern State due to the fact he suffered two cracked vertebrae in his lower back in… Read more »

By Mark Gaughan » Sunday, September 7, 2014

In the wake of UB’s 47-39 loss to Army, the Bulls now are allowing 419 yards and 37.5 points game. That’s against an FCS team (Duquesne) and a rebuilding lower FBS team. Here comes Baylor, Friday’s opponent at UB Stadium. Baylor has gained 500-plus yards in 10 of its last… 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.