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Canisius Griffs Hockey Update

  • Posted on October 7, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Canisius College head coach Dave Smith announced the captains for the 2009-10 season on Wednesday. Senior Peter MacDougall will serve as the team captain for the second-straight season, while classmates Dave Cianfrini and Josh Heidinger will be the team’s assistant captains.
“I believe these three will do a terrific job of providing leadership and helping us in reaching our goal of a conference championship,” Smith said. “It is an honor for the three individuals to be selected as a captain and to wear a letter on our team.”

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Bills Wednesday Media Day News

  • Posted on October 7, 2009 at 3:41 pm
The Buffalo Bills had their weekly Wednesday Media today.
First, a few developments worth noting:

* Demetrius Bell (groin) has returned to practice, though on a limited basis. So did John McCargo and Jarius Byrd. 

* Donte Whitner, Bryan Scott and Paul Posluszny didn’t practice. Poz is out for Sunday, while Whitner and Scott’s status are unknown. Don’t expect either of them to play.

* There is going to be change in the linebacker corps. Out is Marcus Buggs and Ashlee Palmer is in. Kawika Mitchell is moving to the middle and Palmer to the weak side.  Keith Ellison remains on the strong side.  Don’t hate too much on Ellison; he’s tied for the third in the NFL with 39 tackles.

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Wilson’s Extra Motivation For Good Bills’ Showing Sunday

  • Posted on October 7, 2009 at 2:01 pm
ralph bustHe may be too stubborn to confess or too old to care, but when the Bills take on the Browns Sunday at Ralph Wilson stadium, nobody in attendance wants to see a better first half of football (from the Bills’ perspective) than the club’s owner himself.

According the official Pro Football Hall of Fame website, Wilson is scheduled to be honored at halftime. Pro Football Hall of Fame President/Executive Director Steve Perry will be on hand to present Wilson with his Hall of Fame ring.  Wilson was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this past August

Deserved or not, it’s highly probable the fans are going to give Wilson a less than enthusiastic welcome, which will only be intensified if the team lays an egg during the opening 30 minutes as it’s done the past few weeks.

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Good News, Bad News Concerning Bills & Edwards

  • Posted on October 7, 2009 at 1:13 pm

The good news for the Buffalo Bills come Sunday is an unimpressive Cleveland Browns offense became significantly more unimposing after Braylon Edwards was traded to the New York Jets today.

So the Bills won’t be seeing him in a few days—and that’s a good thing. Edwards has faced the Bills the past two seasons with Cleveland and while he hasn’t gotten into the end zone, he’s given the secondary fits. Edwards grabbed eight passes for 104 yards last year on Monday night and in 2007 caught four passes for 64 yards in a game played in blizzard-like conditions.

The bad news is the Bills will be getting a lot more familiar with Edwards now that he’s a New York Jet. The Bills play the Jets following Cleveland and face them again in Toronto on Thursday December 3.

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Brownies appear ready to get served up to Bills

  • Posted on October 7, 2009 at 11:03 am

By the time the Bills faced the Cleveland Browns last year on Monday night, the wheels were already coming off the season. After starting the year 5-1 Buffalo lost consecutive divisional games to Miami, New York Jets and New England. At 5-4 and playing in front of their hometown crowd against a Cleveland team that was 4-6 at the time, the Bills desperately needed the game to stay in the playoff race.

They didn’t get it. Trent Edwards stunk up the field in the first half in throwing three first half interceptions. Buffalo spent most of the game playing catch up before finally taking a 27-26 lead late in the fourth quarter. It all went for naught as Phil Dawson connected on a 56-yard field goal and Cleveland left with a two point victory. In essence, the Bills season went down the tubes, losing four of their final six games after in becoming the first team ever to start a season 4-0 and end up dead last in their division.

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Sabres Farmhand DiPenta suspended for actions in Springfield

  • Posted on October 7, 2009 at 8:00 am


The American Hockey League announced Tuesday that they’ve suspended defenseman Joe DiPenta for one game as a result of his actions in the Pirates’ season opener in Springfield Mass. on Saturday night.

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37th UB Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Set for Oct. 8

  • Posted on October 7, 2009 at 7:45 am

The University at Buffalo will hold its Dr. and Mrs. Edmond J. Gicewicz Family UB Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Oct. 8 in the Center for the Arts atrium on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

Three UB alumni will be inducted into the hall of fame, while two UB alumni will be presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Gugino Award will be presented to two of UB’s most loyal supporters of the athletics program, the alumni association and the university overall.

Part of UB’s True Blue Days, the induction ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a dessert reception with bar at 8:30 p.m.

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Bulls Edged by Titans 3-1

  • Posted on October 7, 2009 at 6:45 am

The University at Buffalo men’s soccer team dropped its non-conference contest on Tuesday afternoon to Detroit-Mercy, 3-1 at Titan Field. In the ninth minute, the Bulls jumped out to an early 1-0 lead off an individual effort by junior Mike Unwin for his sixth goal of the season.

Following a lightning delay in the 25th minute, the Titans managed to score three unanswered goals to capture the victory.

Facing off one-on-one against the last Titans’ defender, the Bulls’ leading goal scorer Unwin sped towards the net beating the defender. Walking in alone on the Detorit-Mercy goalkeeper Brandon Waterstradt, Unwin sent a low ball into the left-hand corner of the goal out of the grasp of Watersradt for a UB 1-0 lead.

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