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UB News: Maynard Suspended, Nduka ruled out for Tuesday

  • Posted on November 9, 2009 at 9:00 pm

University at Buffalo head coach Turner Gill has announced that the following student-athletes have been ruled out of Tuesday’s game against Ohio due to injury, and that two other players will face disciplinary action
in the game.

Junior tailback Ike Nduka (ankle) and sophomore cornerback Joe Petit (concussion) have been ruled out of the game due to injury. True freshman tailback Jeffvon Gill will earn his first career start at tailback and will be backed up by Brandon Thermilus and Mario Henry.

In addition, quarterback Zach Maynard and wide receiver Terrell Jackson will both be held out of the first quarter of action because of a violation of team policies. Redshirt freshman quarterback Jerry Davis will make his first career start at quarterback.

Coach Gill will have no further comment on these matters until after the conclusion of Tuesday’s game.

(SOURCE: UB Athletics)

Canisius Announces 2009 Sports Hall of Fame Class

  • Posted on November 9, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Canisius College has selected one former student-athlete, one team and a current head coach to its Sports Hall of Fame for the Class of 2009. The three new members are Keith Applegate ‘95- baseball, Mike Rappl ‘77 - current head softball coach, former head women’s basketball coach and former athletic department administrator and the 1948 Football Team.

The ceremonies for the Hall of Fame will be held Sunday, Jan. 24, during halftime of the Golden Griffins’ Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men’s basketball game against Saint Peter’s, which tips off at 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on and on the radio at CJRN 710 AM. For more information on the induction ceremonies and Hall of Fame Day activities, contact the Alumni Office at (716) 888-2700.

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Lost Weekend Shows Sabres Still In Need Of Toughness

  • Posted on November 9, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Even without young power forward Milan Lucic, the Boston Bruins physically dominated the Buffalo Sabres during Saturday night’s 4-2 victory, winning the vast majority of the battles in all three zones and hemming the Sabres in with a strong forecheck.  The Bruins fourth line gave the Sabres fits, with Shawn Thornton and Byron Bitz delivering numerous punishing hits on the smaller Buffalo defensemen, blasting the Sabres in their own end and capitalizing on a careless turnover by Jason Pominville to put the game out of reach for the Sabres.

Things were even worse on the fight card for the Sabres.  Thornton pummeled both Steve Montador and Paul Gaustad (although he grabbed hold of Gaustad before the big center had a chance to square up) and Mark Stuart knocked Jochen Hecht to the ice.

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Report: Sabres waive Adam Mair

  • Posted on November 9, 2009 at 2:34 pm

According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, the  Buffalo Sabres have waived forward Adam Mair from the hockey team.

Mair has played in only three games for Buffalo this year in trying to bounce back from a hip surgery.  He was held scoreless in those games, with no penalty minutes and a minus-one rating.

For his career, Mair has played 432 games for the Sabres that’s spanned since 2002.  During that time, he’s accumulated 29 goals and 62 points while spending 628 minutes in the penalty box.

We’ll certainly have more on this developing situation throughout the day.

**UPDATE**- John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports that Adam Mair is at practice today, working as a spare on the team’s fourth line. If no team claims Mair off waiver by noon on Tuesday, he could be assigned to AHL Portland.

Jeff Nixon: Fame is a Vapor

  • Posted on November 9, 2009 at 2:25 pm

While the Bills’ players licked their wounds during the bye week, it was also time for them to do a little soul searching. This includes more than merely getting back to the fundamentals of football, it means taking a long look in the mirror and deciding what they can do to get better on and off the field.

I was fortunate to have a trainer during my tenure with Bills by the name of Ed Abramowski. His name hangs on the wall of fame at Ralph Wilson Stadium, not only because he was good trainer, but as a testament to his dedication to the organization.

“Abe“, as we called him, kept a poster on the wall in the training room that read “Fame is a vapor, riches take wings, the only thing that endures is character.” That saying has been forever etched into my brain because it’s both true and often prophetic.

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Lancaster’s Jordan Bauth Wins N.A. Regional Skating Title

  • Posted on November 9, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Lancaster middle school honor roll student Jordan Bauth recently won the 2010 North Atlantic Regional Figure Skating Title in Hackensack, NY.

The event consisted of 82 skaters from New York State, New Jersey, and Erie, PA.  She will represent the region in the Jamestown Skating Club at the 2010 Junior National Figure Skating Championships in Strongville, OH starting December 16, competing in the intermediate division.

When Jordan skates at Junior Nationals, she will be competing against skaters from all over the country.  The US is divided into 3 sections:  Eastern, Midwestern and the Pacific Coast.  Each Section is divided into 3 regions; The Eastern Section (North Atlantic, New England, and South Atlantic), Midwestern Section (Eastern Great Lakes, Southwestern, and Upper Great Lakes), and the Pacific Coast (Central Pacific, Northwest Pacific, and Southwest Pacific).

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Griffs lose in volleyball, soccer

  • Posted on November 9, 2009 at 5:30 am

The Canisius College volleyball team lost in four sets to Marist College in the McCann Center on Sunday in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The Golden Griffins lost 25-19, 25-18, 19-25, 30-28 and are now 11-17 on the season and 8-9 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Freshman Samantha Good led the Golden Griffins with 18 kills in the match and also had five blocks for the second consecutive day. Junior Renee Lettow had her second straight double-double with 10 kills and 17 digs. Sophomore Janelle Davis also had a double-double with 32 assists and 10 digs. Senior Michelle Godfrey had eight kills and five blocks to go along with a .421 attack percentage while freshman Allyson Severyn recorded 18 digs.

“In today’s match, we had more emotion and effort, but didn’t take advantage of enough opportunities to get the win,” Canisius coach Cathy Hummel said. “Hopefully we can learn through this and our maturity catches up with our talent.”

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