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UB: Desi Green and Kevin Smith in the National Rankings

  • Posted on November 19, 2009 at 5:14 pm

In the latest USA Today/InterMat/NWCA Division I National Individual Rankings released this week, University at Buffalo sophomore Desi Green moves up to the 15th spot at 149 pounds as fellow sophomore Kevin Smith has earned the 20th spot at 133 pounds. This marks the first time in Smith’s career that he has garnered such national recognition.

Green has rattled off seven straight victories to hold a flawless overall record of 7-0 and 2-0 dual record to start the season. At the UB Open, Green captured the individual crown at 149 by posting five victories including two decisions, two technical falls and a fall.

In the Bulls’ 16-16 draw with Hofstra, Green defeated 20th nationally-ranked Justin Accordino in the opening match of the day. On the bottom, Green escaped from Accordino’s grip for a 3-2 lead. The sophomore was able to hold on for the decision to give the Bulls the lead to start the match.

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Ralph Wilson: “Anybody that says I’m cheap is looking down the wrong side of the street”

  • Posted on November 19, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Scoring the first interview with Ralph Wilson since the firing of head coach Dick Jauron on Tuesday, Wilson made it clear to Associated Press writer John Wawrow that changes around the entire Buffalo Bills operation could be becoming.

“I tell you, we have a lot of work to do,” Wilson told Wawrow. “We’ve got to revamp and take a look at the whole operation and that’s what we’re going to do.”

Many skeptics are not convinced Wilson will open up the vault to attract one of the marquee free agent coach’s available, a list that includes Bill Cowher, Brian Billick, Tony Dungy and Mike Shanahan, who’s already being linked to the Bills’ having interest.

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Report: Bills add QB Brian Brohm to active roster

  • Posted on November 19, 2009 at 10:13 am

The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel is reporting that the Buffalo Bills have signed second-year quarterback Brian Brohm off of the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad. In order to complete the signing, the Bills must put Brohm on the active roster, meaning that Buffalo will need to release a player in order to complete the transaction.

It’s the second player the Bills have signed this year off Green Bay’s practice squad.  They signed Jamon Meredith earlier this season following the season ending injury to Brad Butler.

Brohm was a second-round pick of Green Bay in the 2008 NFL Draft, selected No. 56 overall. He was the third quarterback selected in that draft class, behind Atlanta’s Matt Ryan and Baltimore’s Joe Flacco. One of the more prolific passers in the nation in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons at Louisville, the 6′4″, 228-pound Brohm threw for 10,775 yards, 70 touchdowns and 24 interceptions. At just 24 years of age, Brohm still has a considerable amount of unrealized potential.

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Sloppy Play Spells 6-2 Defeat in Buffalo

  • Posted on November 19, 2009 at 9:49 am

What a disappointing way to snap a three-game winning streak.  The Sabres came out strong early Wednesday night against the Florida Panthers, but after Drew Stafford potted his sixth goal of the season everything went downhill for the hometown team.

The Sabres lacked any sort of composure in their own zone, and frequently gave up odd man rushes and dangerous scoring chances.  Ryan Miller, usually a pillar of strength for the Sabres was directly responsible for the Panther’s second goal due to a bad clearing attempt, and let five goals on only twenty three shots.  Offensively, the Sabres flat out couldn’t finish their chances.  Nearly every time they managed to outwork the Panthers and get the puck into a dangerous area it would bounce over the stick of the Sabres forward or find its way to a post, Florida player or Tomas Vokoun.   And those opportunities did not come often.

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Thermilus Leads Bulls To 42-17 Win at Miami

  • Posted on November 19, 2009 at 7:20 am

The University at Buffalo exploded for 21 second-quarter points to offset a sluggish start and went on to a convincing 42-17 victory at Miami University on Tuesday night in a game televised nationally on ESPNU. Junior tailback Brandon Thermilus ran for a career-best 126 yards on just 11 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Bulls, while quarterback Zach Maynard accounted for 197 yards of total offense (136 passing and 61 rushing) and a pair of touchdowns as well. It marked Buffalo’s first-ever win at Miami’s Yager Stadium in their seventh trip.

Trailing 3-0 in the second quarter, the Bulls exploded for 21 points behind the play of Maynard and Thermilus. Maynard connected on 9-of-10 passes for 93 yards, while Thermilus blasted for 93 yards on just five carries and scored a pair of touchdowns in that quarter alone, as the Bulls took control of the contest.

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St. Anthony’s product Elijah Carter signs NLI to join Bonnies

  • Posted on November 19, 2009 at 7:11 am

Third-year St. Bonaventure men’s basketball coach Mark Schmidt announced the signing of Elijah Carter (Patterson, N.J./Saint Anthony’s) to a National Letter of Intent (NLI) on the final day of the early signing period.

Carter, a 6-foot-2 combo guard from national-renown Saint Anthony’s High School, is entering his second season under legendary head coach Bob Hurley and will join the Bonnies during the 2010-11 season.

“We’re extremely pleased to get a player of Elijah’s caliber and we can’t wait to get him into a St. Bonaventure uniform,” said head coach Mark Schmidt. “Elijah brings a scorers mentality to the guard position and has the ability to shoot the ball, which we need. The college game won’t be a huge adjustment for him because he comes from a program and a legendary coach that prepares them for that. Players out of that program have played in big games and know what it takes to win. It’s great to get a player from St. Anthony’s and we’re happy to have Elijah as part of our basketball family.”

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NU Men’s Hockey Drops RPI, 4-1

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

Brent Vandenberg (Burlington, Ont.) notched his first collegiate multi-point game, as he helped the Niagara men’s hockey team (1-8-2, 0-1-1 CHA) to a rousing 4-1 victory over the visiting RPI Engineers (7-5-1, 3-1-0 ECAC) at Dwyer Arena on Wednesday night.

Vandenberg now has a three-game point streak, accumulating five points in that span, while teammates Chris Moran (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Ryan Olidis (Uxbridge, Ont.) currently have five-game point streaks of eight points and seven points, respectively.

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