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HS Hoops: Scarcello’s 20 helps Timon upset state champ Kearney

  • Posted on December 28, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Timon Buffalo Sports DailyIt was a game that wasn’t supposed to happen until Tuesday night.  However, for host Bishop Timon St. Jude and Rochester area power Bishop Kearney, fate as well as weather made certain they wouldn’t wait that long.

In the opening round of the Mark Scarcello Basketball Classic at Timon on Monday night, Timon was scheduled to face Martime Charter while Kearney squared off against Lakeshore with the winner’s meeting in the championship game Tuesday evening.  But when Lakeshore couldn’t make it to South Buffalo due to inclement weather, tournament organizers decided it would be the two favored schools that wouldn’t wait another day to square off.

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Bills catch indirect break in potential Cowher chase

  • Posted on December 28, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Bill Cowher has publicly said he plans on returning to coaching in 2010.  Conceivably the Buffalo Bills indirectly caught a break today.

The Charlotte Observer reports this afternoon that Carolina head coach John Fox, along with G.M Marty Hurney and Fox’s entire coaching staff will be offered the opportunity to return to the Panthers in 2010.

According to the report, Fox will not be offered a contract extension.  2010 is the final year of his contract and he’s due $6-million.

Despite Carolina’s disappointing 7-8 record, perhaps jobs were saved by their recent surge.  Carolina knocked off Minnesota last week and probably ended the New York Giants season yesterday after destroying them on the road, 41-9.

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Lalime Demonstrating Value

  • Posted on December 28, 2009 at 11:36 am

After back to back sub-par efforts against Washington and Ottawa, the Buffalo Sabres traveled to St. Louis to take on the Blues, the worst team in the NHL at home.  The Sabres did not give the Blues an opportunity to overcome that reputation, scoring three unanswered goals in the third period to overcome a lopsided shot differential and a one goal deficit at the beginning of the frame to win 5-3.

Mike Grier’s offensive side was on display, as the veteran winger tallied two goals for the first time since January of last season.  Tim Connolly also stepped up with the absence of Derek Roy, scoring two goals and adding an assist.

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Greg Forest to be new UB offensive coordinator?

  • Posted on December 28, 2009 at 10:36 am

File this under the ‘pretty nice if true’ category but football coaching scoop is reporting that Greg Forest will be brought onto Jeff Quinn’s Staff as the new Buffalo Offensive Coordinator. This is a promotion for Forest who had served under Quinn and Kelly in one capacity or another for sixteen years going all the way back to Grand Valley State University.

With Brian Kelly tapping former EMU coach Jeff Genyk as his Offensive Coordinator Bringing Forest to Buffalo became a natural move for Jeff Quinn. UB now has its second assistant coach (earlier this week Bill Inge became the linebackers coach.)

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Report: Bills contact Charlie Weis

  • Posted on December 28, 2009 at 10:29 am

John Murphy is reporting over at that the Buffalo Bills have contacted former Notre Dame head coach and New England Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis about the team’s head coaching vacancy. Citing sources, Murphy reports that Weis is, indeed, interested in Buffalo as a potential employer.

Murphy also cautions that it is not believed at this point that the two sides have had serious discussions about the coaching seat being kept warm by Perry Fewell.

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Niagara Set For Texas Two-Step in El Paso

  • Posted on December 28, 2009 at 9:45 am

Niagara travels to El Paso, Texas for a two-game holiday tournament inside the Don Haskins Center at the Sun Bowl beginning tonight. The Purple Eagles will take on Air Force in the opener and will play either Norfolk State or the host Miners of UTEP on Tuesday.

This will be the fifth consecutive holiday tournament for the Purple Eagles. NU won both the 2006 La Salle Holiday Tournament and the 2007 Cable Car Classic. Overall in the four previous tournaments, Niagara is 6-3, including an 80-71 come-from-behind victory last year against Morgan State in the Dr. Pepper Classic.

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