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UB Lineman David West Suspended By MAC

  • Posted on November 13, 2009 at 5:56 pm

The Mid-American Conference (MAC) office announced that it will impose a one-game suspension on University at Buffalo football student-athlete Andrew West for violating the MAC Sportsmanlike Conduct Bylaws during Buffalo’s game against Ohio on Nov. 10, 2009. West will be suspended for Buffalo’s next regular season game at Miami on Nov. 18, 2009.


The MAC determined that West’s actions during the fourth quarter of the Ohio contest violated the conference bylaws and sport operating codes section 8.03. “In the event of flagrant acts or additional offenses, violators shall be subject to public reprimand or suspension from additional contest(s) as the Commissioner deems appropriate.”

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Harvard Cup Playoff Battles This Weekend

  • Posted on November 13, 2009 at 3:47 pm

The top four teams in regular season Harvard Cup play will face off in two playoff games this weekend from All High Stadium.  The Riverside Frontiers take on the Lafayette Mighty Violets while the first place Burgard Bulldogs clash with the upstart Bennett Tigers (Listen here)

# 1 Burgard Bulldogs vs. # 4 Bennett Tigers
Saturday, November 14, 2009
All High Stadium
Radio: 1440 AM, TV:  Cable Channel 20
Internet: CLICK HERE
or WJJL.com

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NU Men’s Hoops Open Tonight At Auburn

  • Posted on November 13, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Just For Starters

Niagara begins the 2009-10 season on the road, taking on the Auburn Tigers. The Purple Eagles return four starters from last season’s 26-9 team that reached the postseason for the fourth time in six seasons. Senior Tyrone Lewis and Bilal Benn anchor the squad as First-Team All-MAAC performers.

The Purple Eagles are 7-4 in season openers under head coach Joe Mihalich, including a 3-1 mark away from the legendary ‘Taps’ Gallagher Center. NU has faced four SEC teams in school history with a 2-7 record. Both wins came against Tennessee.

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Canisius College Men’s Hoops Preview

  • Posted on November 13, 2009 at 11:00 am

A lot observers of MAAC basketball are quick to point out that the league is very guard-oriented, but this year’s edition of the Golden Griffins are looking to challenge those thoughts. Four juniors - Greg Logins, Rishawn Johnson, Tomas Vazquez-Simmons and Elton Frazier will all see time in the frontcourt this year for the Blue and Gold, and all four will look to build on two previous seasons of game experience.

Between those four juniors in the frontcourt, Canisius boasts a total of 244 games played and 146 career starts. Logins was honored as a Preseason All-MAAC third-team selection a few weeks ago at MAAC Media Day, Vazquez-Simmons is considered one of the league’s premier shot blockers and Johnson has worked hard to change his body-type, dropping nearly 60 pounds since walking onto campus prior to the start of the 2007-08 school year. Add in Frazier, one of the league’s most athletic players, and the Griffs’ frontcourt might be one of the most recognizable in the conference.

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Marv Levy Coors Light Commerical

  • Posted on November 13, 2009 at 8:01 am

Last week, Coors Light began running a new commercial spot featuring former Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy.  Until now, it’s been hard to find a video anywhere on the net.

While the commercial isn’t exactly memorable, it’s nice to see Levy on TV.  In fact, its nice to see Levy anywhere as long as it’s not in the Bills front office serving as general manager.

Here’s the 30 second clip of the Levy Coors Light ad.

Pirates take down top team in AHL at HSBC Arena

  • Posted on November 13, 2009 at 7:59 am

A four-goal outburst in the second period by the Portland Pirates propelled them over the top team in the AHL, Rochester Americans, by a 6-3 margin before a less than stellar crowd (4,685) at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY on Thursday night.

The Amerks, currently with a 12-1-1 record, were going for their 12th consecutive victory of the season, which would have set a franchise record for the longest win streak, a franchise that has existed in the AHL for the last 54 years.

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Bills need to get their ground game going

  • Posted on November 13, 2009 at 7:00 am

The Buffalo Bills have a rich tradition of fielding excellent running backs. The dynamic duo of Cookie Gilchrist and Wray Carlton helped Buffalo win consecutive AFL Championships in 1964 and 1965. O.J. Simpson set a single-season rushing record and was really the only player of note on some terrible Bills teams in the ’70s. Joe Cribbs had some outstanding seasons in the ’80s, and, of course, the gold standard is Thurman Thomas, a phenomenal all-purpose back now enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Buffalo is a blue-collar city. It’s a city that prides itself on its “lunch pail” attitude - work hard, play hard, no excuses. Bills fans want their football team to embody those characteristics. Run the ball, play tough, physical defense. Winning ugly is fine, because glamor isn’t part of the fabric of this city. Perhaps that’s why running backs in particular are remembered so fondly in Buffalo.

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Volleyball: Bulls Sign Four For 2010 Season

  • Posted on November 13, 2009 at 6:15 am

Head coach Todd Kress has announced the signing of four players who have all signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Bulls for the 2010 season. Joining UB will be Dani Reinert (Cincinnati, OH/Ursuline Academy), Kelly Svoboda (Cleveland, OH/Trinity), Christine Fritsche (Parma, OH/Padua) and Carissa McKenna (West Bloomfield, MI/Walled Lake Northern).

Reinert is a setter from Cincinnati, OH and was named as the GGCL Player of the Year and District 16 Player of the Year as she led her team to a 26-0 record. She averaged 10.7 assists per game with 141 digs on the season, serving at a 90.4 percent mark. As a junior, Reinert was also named District 16 Player of the Year as she picked up first-team All-State and All-GGCL honors.

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Soccer: Bonnies advance to semifinal against Dayton

  • Posted on November 13, 2009 at 6:02 am

After an hour of scoreless play, junior Chris Leko headed the ball home to give the St. Bonaventure men’s soccer team a 1-0 win against third-seeded Fordham in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 tournament on Thursday evening.

The Bonnies play regular season champion Dayton Friday in a 5 p.m. contest at Rhode Island. St. Bonaventure improves to 10-8 on the season to notch the first double-digit wins since the 1999 season. Fordham ends the season 9-7-3.

“After the difficult loss to Dayton this past Sunday, I believed our best soccer was yet to be played. I didn’t mean from a technical stand point, but about finding a way to win big games,” said head coach Mel Mahler. “Tonight was just that we played well enough to win. We go a lead and protected it. I am excited for the players and the potential they have as a team.”

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Canisius’ McGreal Earns All-MAAC First Team Honors

  • Posted on November 13, 2009 at 5:20 am

Senior Alan McGreal (Dublin, Ireland) of the Canisius College men’s soccer team wrapped up his successful career with All-MAAC First Team accolades, announced by the conference on Thursday. McGreal is the first player in the program’s history to earn all-conference honors in each of his four seasons.

McGreal led the Griffs with 24 points, 10 goals and four assists during his senior campaign. His 24 points rank second in the conference, while his 10 goals are tied for the most in the MAAC.

McGreal graduates as the most prolific scorer in the program’s history. The Dublin, Ireland native holds school records with 99 career points, 24 more than the next highest Griff, 35 career goals and 29 career assists.

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Mike Mayock Loves the Bills’ Guards

  • Posted on November 13, 2009 at 1:27 am

Mike Mayock is one of the more respected football analysts on television.  The NFL Network draft guru is especially credible among fans in Buffalo.

Many will recall in 2006 as the Bills prepared for the draft, Mayock was the only draft “expert” to accurately project Donte Whitner going to the team with the eighth overall pick.  Most had Whitner going towards the end of the first round and in hindsight, the majority of Bills fans currently wish Mayock would’ve been wrong.

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