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Busy Day At One Bills Drive

  • Posted on September 19, 2009 at 3:01 pm
It turns out Friday was a particularly busy day at One Bills Drive.Besides the announcement of Terrence McGee’s contract extension, the team worked out several players looking for a job. Most of the names are recognizable to football fans.

Per Adam Schefter, the Bills worked out running backs Lorenzo Booker and De De Dorsey as well as tight ends Leonard Pope, Tony Curtis and Joe Klopfenstein.  Linebacker Marcus Freeman also tried out.

Booker most recently played for Philadelphia last year. The former third round pick of the Miami Dolphins (2007) has run for 178 yards in his two-year career. A 5’10’, 190 pounds Booker doesn’t have ideal NFL running back size.

Dorsey was just released this past Monday by Cincinnati. He went undrafted in 2007 out of Lindenwood college and has run for 191 yards on 26 career carries. He’s also a good special teams player, which may further interest the Bills. The stumbling block may be his inability to stay healthy.

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“The Unemployed Chef”: Buffalo Hot Wings.. From the GRILL

  • Posted on September 19, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I can’t begin to stress to all of you how sorry I am about last Monday’s game.  If that finish made you throw up your clam chowaaahhh recipe we published for the game, I wouldn’t blame you (though it was good eats going down, wasn’t it? You’re welcome)

The good news is that Sunday is a new day.  We’re playing Tampa Bay, and even this girl living in Staten Island knows the Buccaneers suck.

As a bonus it’s also the home opener and the forecast is great (like it matters for Buffalo fans anyway!). Many of you will be out tailgating hours before kickoff.  Whether your in the parking lot or your own back yard pregaming, get ready to fire up that grill.

On the menu for opening day is Buffalo Hot Wings, on the grill.

I know, I know—Buffalo Wings are meant for the deep fryer. So WTF is this grilled crap? Am I actually trying to make Buffalo Wings healthy? That’s sacrilege!

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UB Bulls Week 3 Football Coverage

  • Posted on September 19, 2009 at 12:55 pm

This Saturday night the UB football team will be in The Sunshine State for a 7:30 kick-off with Conference-USA opponent Central Florida (Cable 13, Radio 1230) in a decidedly less hyped game than last week’s home clash with Big-East favorite Pittsburgh.

This “preview” is just a way for me reaching out to the BSD faithful to remind you they will in fact be keeping score and everything this week, just as they were against Pitt.  Point is, when you’ve established your program as a bowl contender with a fan base that will indeed represent its team within traveling reason, you need to win enough games to be in the bowl game discussions. To further simplify…you want to win every football game… like this Saturday!

As watered down as the excessive number of bowl games out there may make the feat of playing in one for some schools, for the Bulls ANY bowl game is a huge step from where the program was B.T. (before Turner). This is a Central Florida team that will host two ranked opponents (Miami & Houston) and travel to powerhouse Texas later in the season.  Make no mistake about it, this is another big game for the Bulls.  

So be sure to check back late Saturday or early Sunday following the game for a recap blog as I attempt to bring you credible insight on a game I’ll be following, while slappin’ around 9-year olds from Manitoba in NHL ‘10 online.

Let’s wish Turner’s gang…and myself good luck tonight.

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  • Posted on September 19, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Morning Links: September 19

  • Posted on September 19, 2009 at 9:03 am

* Kevin Oklobzija of the Rochester D&C says the Buffalo Bills know the deep game is the key against Tampa Bay.

* Terrell Owens wil be trouble for the Buccaneers defense, writes Rick Bown of the Lakeland Ledger.

* Terrence McGee got a contract extension, but he’ questionable for Sunday, according to the Associated Press.

* Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News writes that tonight, Sabres prospect Tim Kennedy returns to his college stomping grounds at Michigan State.

* Paul Hamilton of WGR-550 says that the Buffalo Sabres lines are already taking shape.

* In high school football, Keith McShea of the Buffalo News was on hand as Lancaster upended Frontier, 26-13

* Depew Tops Maryville in a 24-22 thriller in this WGR-550 report.

Buffalo State Women’s Volleyball Beats Plattsburgh, Hamilton

  • Posted on September 19, 2009 at 9:01 am

Buffalo State (7-5) opened the Plattsburgh Classic tonight with a pair of victories, defeating the host Cardinals in four sets, before downing Hamilton in five.

Buffalo State topped host Plattsburgh in the opening match, 25-17, 25-18, 22-25 and 25-23.  #Bree McMahon# (Tonawanda/Sweet Home) paced the Bengals with nine kills and seven aces.  #Danielle Aurelio-Clark# (Lancaster/Lancaster) added 21 assists, and #Alyssa Ostrowski# (Batavia/Royalton-Hartland) had a team-high 20 digs.

The Bengals clawed their way back to complete the winning day, defeating Hamilton in the nightcap, 11-25, 25-14, 19-25, 25-22 and 15-11.  #Allyson Pierce# (Olcott/Newfane) had a team-high nine kills.  McMahon had 13 digs and three aces.  #Katelyn Grew# (Lackawanna/Lackawanna) also had three aces, and Aurelio-Clark had 33 assists.

Buffalo State will play Elmira at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow in the first of two matches.

Bulley’s Header Leads Bulls to Home Opening Victory

  • Posted on September 19, 2009 at 8:30 am

The University at Buffalo men’s soccer team played their 2009 home opening contest with strong ball possession leading to a victory over Cleveland State, 1-0. Sophomore Nick Fetterman (North Tonawanda, NY/North Tonawanda) tied his career record of six saves, capturing his third shutout of the season while Dan Bulley (Exeter, England/West Texas A&M) broke the scoreless contest with a header.

With the Bulls on a deep offensive attack, Ian McGimsey (Brighton, NY/Monroe CC) stormed towards the far left corner of the field with a Viking trailing him and the ball rolling towards the backline. McGimsey’s hustle kept the play alive as he sent an arching cross in front of the net to an aerial Bulley. who pounded the ball under the post to break the scorless contest in the 77th minute of play.

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Volleyball: Bulls Storm Past St. Johns, 3-0

  • Posted on September 19, 2009 at 7:55 am

The University at Buffalo volleyball team got off to a hot start at the Cornell Invitational, defeating St. John¹s, 3-0, Friday afternoon at Newman Arena.

The victory for UB was its seventh of the season, surpassing its win total from last year. It was UB’s first victory over a Big East team since 2007 when it defeated South Florida, 3-2. UB took the match 25-16, 25-20, 25-20 as the Bulls outhit St. John¹s .234 to .078.

The Bulls got off to a quick start against the Red Storm as UB scored 10 of the first 13 points in the set, forcing St. John¹s to take its first time out. The Bulls went on to complete an impressive opening set with a 25-16 victory. The Bulls increased their lead to two sets after fighting back from an early deficit in set two, taking it 25-20. The Bulls never trailed in the third set, but there were seven ties before the Bulls pulled away for the victory.

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Men’s Soccer Opens Home Schedule With Win

  • Posted on September 19, 2009 at 6:50 am

The Niagara men’s soccer team opened its home schedule with a resounding 5-1 victory over the Robert Morris Colonials on Friday night in front of 526 fans at Niagara Field. The Purple Eagles were powered by three goals in a six-minute span in the first half.

“We possessed the ball very well, the movement was good and had some quality finishes,” head coach Dermot McGrane said. “This was the first game we had everybody healthy. It was nice to put a good performance.”

Niagara (2-2-1) put on an offensive showcase in the first half and scored three classy goals in the process. Levi Tesch (Wolcott, N.Y.) had the first good scoring chance on the night, but his diving header smashed off of the post in the 15th minute. Two minutes later, Anthony DiBiase’s (Richmond Hill, Ont.) shot in the box went inches wide.

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Lady Bonnies, MSU to be Broadcast on Big-10 Network

  • Posted on September 19, 2009 at 6:00 am

Senior Andrea Doneth, East Lansing, Mich., native learned that she and the Bonnies will battle Big Ten foe Michigan State on the Big Ten Network, Monday, Dec. 21 at 6:00 p.m. from the Breslin Center.

“I’m really excited to play in my home town in front of my family and friends,” said Doneth. “It’s something I’ve been looking forward to since I found out about the game. It’s even better now that the game will be on television.”

The Michigan State matchup is one of two Bonnies’ games to be on television. The Atlantic 10 announced that the St. Bonaventure/Dayton game will air nationally on CBS College Sports Network on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 4:00 p.m.

“We feel like we’re on the verge of becoming a national program and we feel it’s a great advantage to be able to play in front of a national audience,” said head coach Jim Crowley.

Men’s Soccer: Maheu’s Pair Paces Bona To Win

  • Posted on September 19, 2009 at 3:49 am

Behind two second half goals from senior Sam Maheu, the St. Bonaventure men’s soccer team earned a 2-0 shutout win over Big 4 rival Canisius on a cool Friday evening at McGraw-Jennings Field.

The win snaps a two-game slide for the Bonnies and improves their record to 2-4 on the season, while the Griffs remaining winless at 0-4-1.

“It’s great to get a win at home. I think we made real good progress today,” said head coach Mel Mahler. “Canisius made it difficult for us in the first because they played a low pressure style, which made it difficult for us to attack.”

The Griffs limited the Brown and White to just two shots over the opening 45 minutes. The Griffs had just two shots of their own, but neither team found the back of the net for a 0-0 score at the break.

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