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Bonnies use defense to tame Savannah State, 79-47

  • Posted on December 12, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Behind a solid team defensive effort, St. Bona venture held its third opponent of the season to under 50 points en route to an easy 79-47 win over visiting Savannah State on Saturday afternoon at the Reilly Center.

For the first time since 1981-82, the Bonnies have now held three opponents to under 50 points in a season. St. Bonaventure improves to 6-3 with the win and extends its home winning streak at the RC to eight games.

The Bonnies limited Savannah State (4-6) to a 35 percent clip (17-49) from the field and held them without a point over a six-minute stretch in the first half and the opening 7:29 off the second half. For the second straight game, St. Bonaventure capitalized off turnovers, scoring 34 points off of 24 Savannah State miscues.

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Smiley Paces Bulls in Romp Over Buff State

  • Posted on December 12, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Sean Smiley was a late addition to the starting lineup after an injury sidelined Rodney Pierce. The senior guard made the most of his first start of the season by scoring 23 points in a 93-65 win over Buffalo State at Alumni Arena on Saturday afternoon. Smiley was one of four UB players to score in double-figures.

Buffalo jumped out to a 10-3 lead and never looked back. The Bulls led by as many of 32 points on the afternoon.

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Gill Hired as KU Head Coach; A Thank You To Turner

  • Posted on December 12, 2009 at 9:50 pm

When he promised this at his first press conference as a UB head coach nobody could have imagined just how on the ball his statement was. Turner Gill is the first UB coach since the mid 60’s to achieve success at the highest levels of college football. In every possible measure UB football is better off now than it was after the 2005 season.

  • His 20 wins (over four years) is only eclipsed if you go back ten seasons before his arrival (back to the days when UB was a Division IA School).
  • Assuming Starks And Roosevelt are drafted this season Gill will have put four players in the NFL via the draft, this is nearly 30% of all Buffalo players, ever, drafted.

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Next Year’s UB Bulls, Two Deep (Part 1)

  • Posted on December 12, 2009 at 12:02 pm

One of the things I find far more exciting about College football than the NFL is the turnover. Not the delicious breakfast pastry and I don’t mean the pics and fumbles that killed UB this season. I am referring, of course, to the fact that with very rare exceptions a university only gets four years out of their players. Of course this hurts mid majors more than the AQ schools but like death, graduation comes for all.

A good recruiter is like a good chess player, you’re never really worried about the next move because, if you’re any good, you’ve already thought about the upcoming move two or more moves ago. If you wait until you’re about to lose a player (Lets Kendrick Hawkins for example) unless you catch lightning in a bottle you are not going to find a high school senior who can replace him straight away. Freshman football players tend to bulk out, and they tend to need time to adjust to the new speed and power that they are going to face.

So instead of just looking at stars, or who UB will lose this season I’m going to go over position for position, where we will be in 2010, and 2011… In 2010 UB has 17 Scholarships, 12 are already handed out

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Unemployed Chef: Corn Flake Battered Chicken Strips

  • Posted on December 12, 2009 at 11:00 am

OK, I admit that last week’s Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup wasn’t exactly “tailgate” cuisine. And you know I’m a Jets fan, so I’m sure some of you are wishing you could burn me with a giant, scalding pot of chicken soup right now. But I at least gave you a (strong) drink recipe at the end of Thursday’s post…that’s got to count for something, right? Drink until you forgive me.

Allow me to make it up to you. This week, as the Bills take on the Chiefs, I’ve got a quick and easy (I’ll refrain from the mom jokes this week) and TAILGATE-worthy recipe for you: Corn Flake Battered Chicken Strips. Really, you don’t need chef skills, time, or money to make this (but it’s sooo good). Before I present you with the recipe, here’s a little background story that you’ll probably skip over.

If any of you have been to Manhattan, you’ll find that nothing in this city comes cheap (except for the free Staten Island ferry, but that leaves you in Staten Island, so I guess that’s the price you have to pay). As a full-time Unemployment Collector, braving the everyday New York prices are quite the struggle. Especially when it comes to grocery shopping. Especially when we are one of the few cities who don’t have Super Walmart (or any Walmart, for that matter).

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Ten worst Buffalo Bills draft picks of the decade

  • Posted on December 12, 2009 at 8:00 am

Thursday, we talked about the ten best draft picks that the Buffalo Bills have made over the past decade. In order to complete our “[descriptive adjective] of the decade” series here, we’ve got to knock off the worst picks, too. This list can also be known as “why the Bills have sucked for a decade,” but we’re also hoping that one last vent session over these missed picks will be therapeutic as the franchise turns a new leaf - and a new decade - next month.

On to the list. Hope you can stomach it.

10. Josh Reed, WR, LSU (2002, Round 2, No. 36 overall)
Tom Donahoe’s first draft as GM of the Bills, in 2001, netted some really good players. Nate Clements, Aaron Schobel and Travis Henry all made our “best of” list yesterday, and the Bills even got quality years and production out of third-round pick Jonas Jennings. 2002, however, was an epic flop, and Reed, the Bills’ second-round pick (fourth overall in that round), was part of the reason why.

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