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Bulls Look to Crash Western Michigan’s Homecoming

  • Posted on October 22, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Buffalo is set to travel to Western Michigan in a highly-anticipated MAC matchup Saturday at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo.

“We are excited and ready for the opportunity to play another football game,” said head coach Turner Gill.

The Bulls (3-4, 1-2 MAC) are coming off a 21-17 win over Akron. It is the second straight victory for the Bulls.

“It’s a big positive to get two wins in a row,” said Gill.

UB’s win over Akron marked a big improvement from the Bulls’ defense. They were able to come away with three big turnovers, two of which were in the red zone.

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Bona: Mitchell tabbed Preseason All-Conference first team

  • Posted on October 22, 2009 at 7:00 pm

St. Bonaventure senior forward Dana Mitchell has been named to the Atlantic 10 women’s basketball preseason All-Conference first team, according to a poll conducted by A-10 head coaches and select media released Wednesday morning by conference office during its annual Media Day.

Mitchell returns for her final season in the Brown and White following a junior campaign in which she garnered All-Conference second team accolades for the second consecutive year. She averaged 15.5 points to rank second in the conference and pulling down 5.6 rebounds per contest. Mitchell now sits fifth on the all-time scoring list with 1,463 points. The Fairless Hills, Pa., native also shot 50.3 percent from the field and 82 percent from the free throw line to rank seventh and fourth, respectively, in the conference.

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Parrish Frustration Boiling Over

  • Posted on October 22, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Roscoe Parrish may not currently have a role with the Buffalo Bills, but he certainly still has a pulse.

Speaking with reporter Chris Brown earlier today, Parrish let loose over his frustration on being shelved last week in New York and the high probability he’ll be doing the same in Carolina on Sunday.

Among his very candid comments, Parrish had this to say.

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Sparks, Mighty Violets face “must win” weekend

  • Posted on October 22, 2009 at 2:54 pm

With only three weeks remaining in the Harvard Cup’s regular season, time is running out for teams to make a final push for the four playoff positions.  Currently, there are five teams legitimately in the running for the final two playoff spots with Burgard and Riverside all but locking up the top two positions.

While anything can happen in the Harvard Cup League and usually does, the game this weekend with the most immediate impact on the standings is also the Intense Milk Harvard Cup Radio Game of Week on 1440 AM WJJL.  Lafayette takes on the improving South Park Sparks, and the winner can almost control its own destiny in the season’s home stretch.

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Nicholson named A-10 Preseason All-Conference

  • Posted on October 22, 2009 at 12:46 pm

St. Bonaventure men’s basketball sophomore forward Andrew Nicholson has been named to both the Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference second team and All-Defensive team, announced during the league’s annual media day on Thursday.

Nicholson is the first Bonnie since 2005-06 to garner any kind of A-10 preseason accolade. The Mississauga, Ontario native is the eighth player in program history to earn preseason All-Conference status and just the fourth to be named to the All-Defensive team.

The reigning A-10 Rookie of the Year, Nicholson exploded onto the scene in 2008-09, averaging 12.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game. Nicholson led all A-10 rookies in six different categories, while ranking 11th and 12th in the nation, respectively, in blocks (81) and field goal percentage (.602). His .602 clip from the field established a new program single-season record, while his 81 blocks were the fourth most by an A-10 freshmen in league history.

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Sabres Farm: Cody McCormick Suspended

  • Posted on October 22, 2009 at 11:00 am

The Portland Pirates will be without the services of forward Cody McCormick after he was suspended by the American Hockey League for five games as a result his actions in Providence, RI on Sunday.

McCormick, 26, was involved in an incident midway into the third period during a game against the Providence Bruins where he came off the bench, charging Bruins’ forward Brad Marchand. McCormick was given two minutes for cross-checking, two minutes for instigating, five minutes for fighting, 10 minutes misconduct for instigating and a game misconduct for leaving the bench.

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Bona: Men’s soccer prepares for A-10 weekend in Philly

  • Posted on October 22, 2009 at 10:53 am

Off to a strong start in Atlantic 10 play, St. Bonaventure men’s soccer looks to extend its two-game win streak this weekend as the team heads to Philadelphia for a pair of conference matchups.

The Bonnies currently own an overall 6-5 record, matching the 2002 season record after 11 games. Through the last nine conference contests, dating back to 2008, the Bonnies are 6-3, under fifth-year head coach Mel Mahler.

The biggest difference in St. Bonaventure’s strong start in A-10 play has been the play of the front line and senior Sam Maheu. Both conference wins have come with the Bonnies scoring two or more goals. In their first three conference games, they have scored a combined six goals compared to last season’s two through three games.

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T.O. opens up… a little bit

  • Posted on October 22, 2009 at 10:23 am

Even if Terrell Owens won‘t confess, he knows it was supposed to better than this.  It doesn’t matter Buffalo was the only team that showed serious interest when he became a free agent this summer; things were supposed to go better.

Owens with Lee Evans was to be a deadly combination.  Who were defenses going to focus on?  Add a budding Pro Bowler at running back in Marshawn Lynch, and Trent Edwards was prepared to bust out in 2009.  Owens expected to be the catalyst for an offense ready to explode and end a nine-year playoff drought. I mean, surely his signing was more than a $6.5-million marketing ploy by Russ Brandon, no?

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Strong Start Propels Sabres to Victory in Florida

  • Posted on October 22, 2009 at 9:18 am

If the Sabres had their way, every period would be as easy as the early goings of last night’s 5-2 rout of the Florida Panthers. Early goals by Mike Grier and Jason Pominville chased Scott Clemmensen from his net, while Matt Ellis, Tyler Myers and Thomas Vanek put three more pucks past Clemmensen’s replacement, Tomas Vokoun, all in the first period. After scoring five goals, Buffalo’s attack cooled, and Ryan Miller held strong, stopping forty one of forty three shots.

The Upswing
After a disappointing loss to the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday, the Sabres rebounded nicely, stopping their losing streak at a game, and victimized a team that clearly was not prepared to play when the puck dropped.

Buffalo also managed to break their habit of making backup goalies look all-world, as the two goals in the first against Clemmensen had Florida coach Peter DeBoer calling to his bullpen.

The Sabres absolutely imposed their will on the Panthers in the first ten minutes, with all four forward lines generating scoring chance after scoring chance. Buffalo came out guns blazing in the early going, and it was impossible for Florida to stop the Sabres’ relentless forecheck.

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Jauron: Fitzpatrick is a “serious student of the game”

  • Posted on October 22, 2009 at 5:00 am

Although Dick Jauron said that “officially” the Bills don’t have to list the full injury report until later in the week, he indirectly made it quite clear that Ryan Fitzpatrick will be making his first Bills start at quarterback when Buffalo travels to Carolina on Sunday.

According to Jauron, Edwards isn’t even ready to return phone calls or texts, let alone return to the football field. Jauron said he’s yet to talk to him, which according to him is “part of the protocol”.