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LIVE from Alumni Arena: Canisius Stuns UB, 73-71

  • Posted on November 24, 2009 at 6:59 pm

We’re live at the Alumni Arena as the UB Bulls (2-1) take on Big Four rival Canisius (1-1).

Canisius is coming off a 79-69 road win at St. Francis (NY) that saw senior Frank Turner score a career-best 27 points.  It was the first November Canisius road win since the 2006-07 season.

Buffalo has back to back wins over Navy and Towson after their opening night home loss to Vermont.  Calvin Betts recorded his 10th career double-double against Towson with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Make that refresh button your best friend for the next few hours as we bring instant scores and updates throughout this exciting contest.

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Bills should pursue a 6-year old linebacker?

  • Posted on November 24, 2009 at 3:22 pm

It’s no secret the Buffalo Bills are light at linebacker.  With Kawika Mitchell and Keith Ellison both gone for the year, safety Bryan Scott has converted to the front seven.

Perhaps the team, always looking for the next talent, may want to sign this kid. Meet Tyrell Sevilla.  He may be all of six years old and undersized, but the Bills are infatuated with undersized linebackers.  Plus,  he hits harder than anyone I’ve seen from the unit in at least two or three years.

Get on the phone, Russ Brandon!

Bisons Announce Oberkfell To Return in 2010

  • Posted on November 24, 2009 at 2:24 pm

In the following press release statement by the Buffalo Bisons, the team ammounced that manager Ken Oberkfell and Pitching Coach Ricky Bones will return to Buffalo in 2010, while Jack Voigt has been promoted from the Brooklyn Cyclones (A) to take over as the team’s new Hitting Coach.

The Mets also announced that athletic trainer Brian Chicklo and strength and conditioning coach Ken Coward will return for their second seasons with the Bisons. Buffalo opens up its 125th season on Thursday, April 8, 2010 in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Bills sign Kendall Simmons

  • Posted on November 24, 2009 at 12:45 pm

The Buffalo Bills have signed free agent offensive guard Kendall Simmons. He will occupy a roster spot that’s vacated by guards Eric Wood and Seth McKinney, both of whom have been placed on injured reserve.

The Bills worked out Simmons this past spring and has been on the team’s radar, but until now Buffalo elected to go with youth. Of course that theory went out the window with the gruesome broken leg Wood suffered at Jacksonville this past Sunday.

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Flynn Continues That Losing Feeling

  • Posted on November 24, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Just 14 games into his rookie season, Jonny Flynn has become part of Minnesota Timberwolves history.  Unfortunately it’s not history he wants any part of.

Flynn scored a team-high 17 points last night and added 5 assists, but it wasn’t enough.  Minnesota lost on the road to the Los Angeles Clippers last night, 91-87.  The loss was the Wolves 13th in a row and at 1-13 the team equaled its worst start in franchise history.

After looking lost in the offense in recent games, the former Niagara Falls high school star played well in Los Angeles.  He went 6-of-12 from the field and hit both his three point attempts in just under 29 minutes of action.  The 17 points scored was the second-best of his brief career, but it wasn’t enough to prevent another loss.

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Big Four Clash Tonight as UB Host Canisius

  • Posted on November 24, 2009 at 11:55 am

Big Four rivals Canisius and UB are set to clash tonight at the UB Alumni Arena.  Game time is 7pm.

UB is 2-1 on the season, defeating Navy and Towson following an opening night loss to Vermont.  Canisius is 1-1 and playing the final of three consecutive road games to begin the season.

Buffalo Sports Daily will be live at the arena tonight, bringing you live updates throughout the contest.

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Give The Ball To Brohm

  • Posted on November 24, 2009 at 11:30 am

The starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills next season is not on this current roster, at least if they’re serious about winning. Well, let’s rephrase. A quarterback who’s already played this year won’t be the starter. Both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Trent Edwards are what they are. Fitzpatrick is a passable backup that can give you an occasional start. Edwards has a better chance of reuniting with J.P. Losman in the UFL as he does starting here next year.

Another thing is certain; the next starter for the Buffalo Bills will not be coming via free agency. Forget starters, there’s barely adequate backups available in next year’s class. With the exception of Kyle Orton, who the Broncos are sure to resign, this list of “prospects’ is about as intriguing as a Dick Jauron press conference.

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Let’s hope Bills are working on a Plan B

  • Posted on November 24, 2009 at 9:42 am

It was a week ago today, following a 41-17 road loss to one of football’s hottest teams in Tennessee, that the Buffalo Bills relieved head coach Dick Jauron of his duties and promoted defensive coordinator Perry Fewell to interim head coach. Since then, the Bills have lost a close road game in Jacksonville, suffered two more devastating, season-ending injuries, and crept a little closer toward the top of the 2010 NFL Draft order.

Most interestingly of all, they’ve also been linked to nearly every big-name head coach on the market.

Mike Shanahan, former head coach of Denver, will meet with the Bills at some point this week, before Thanksgiving on Thursday. The team went after Jon Gruden briefly before he re-upped his contract with ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” Last night, reported that the Bills have reached out to former Pittsburgh head coach Bill Cowher. Tangentially, names like Mike Holmgren, Tony Dungy and Marty Schottenheimer have been mentioned, too, though it seems apparent that none of those three men are particularly interested in coaching again.

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Problems With The Sabres’ Top Six: A Medical Approach

  • Posted on November 24, 2009 at 9:12 am

The Diagnosis

Three.  That’s the number of times the Buffalo Sabres’ top six forwards have scored two or more two goals at even strength.  It also happens to be the number of games in a row Buffalo has lost.

Zero.  That’s how many Sabres are in the top sixty in NHL scoring, as well as how many of the Sabres’ “skill” forwards have plus ratings.

Dead last.  It’s where Buffalo rates in five on five scoring.  After missing the playoffs in consecutive seasons, largely due to inconsistent scoring, general manager Darcy Regier re-signed Tim Connolly and left the unit entirely intact in the off-season.  To the Sabres’ skill forwards the message was clear: get better and make the post-season.  Twenty games into the season, the Sabres offense has been inconsistent at best, heavily underachieving at worst, though Buffalo was off to a hot start.

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Niagara Volleyball Claims First MAAC Championship

  • Posted on November 24, 2009 at 8:20 am

Exactly 12 months after struggling through a season where it was known as the youngest team in the nation, the Niagara volleyball team is now known as the 2009 MAAC Champions.

The No. 2 Purple Eagles earned the program’s first MAAC Championship on Monday, sweeping No. 4 Marist, 25-20, 27-25, 27-25 at the Koessler Athletic Center on ESPNU. 2009 MAAC Coach of the Year Susan Clements and her Purple Eagle squad completed the best turnaround in the nation and finished with the conference crown and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

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