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Canisius’ Hymes has minor knee surgery

  • Posted on February 3, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Canisius College freshman Alshwan Hymes (DeWitt, N.Y.) will be out for approximately two weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Wednesday.

The 6-foot-2 guard has played in 19 games this season where he is averaging 4.2 points and 2.1 rebounds per contest. He started five games this season for the Golden Griffins and has scored a season-high nine points two different times, most recently against Bowling Green Dec. 12.

Canisius is currently 11-12 overall and 6-6 in the MAAC. The team will return to action Friday, Feb. 5, when the team meets long-time rival Niagara on the road. That game can be seen live on Time Warner SportsNet, with the live audio provided through the Golden Griffin Broadcast Network.

LIVE BLOG: Sabres vs. Senators 6:45pm

  • Posted on February 3, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Obviously a huge game for Buffalo against a red-hot Ottawa team.  Join us and our buddies from WNYMedia.Net for this live blog.  Feel free to chime in with your questions and comments throughout the game.

Report: Whaley offered Bills Assistant GM job

  • Posted on February 3, 2010 at 3:50 pm

According to a report from insider Jason LaCanfora, the Buffalo Bills have offered their assistant general manager job to Pittsburgh Steelers pro personnel coordinator Doug Whaley.  LaCanfora said members of the Pittsburgh front office would not be surprised if Whaley takes the position.

Whaley has been with in the Steelers organization for 12 years and would join Tom Donahoe and Tom Modrak as former Pittsburgh front office administrators to join the Bills.  He was speculated to be a dark horse candidate for the GM job that eventually went to Buddy Nix.

Whaley is just 37-years old and would likely be groomed under the 70-year old Nix to eventually take over as general manager.

Nix himself  served as a pro personnel coordinator and Assistant GM under both the late John Butler and A.J. Smith in San Diego before finally getting a chance to become GM in Buffalo.  If Whaley comes on board, it would seem Nix has that in mind for Whaley in Buffalo.

**UPDATE** Whaley has accepted the position.

Canisius College baseball picked 3rd in MAAC Preseason Poll

  • Posted on February 3, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Canisius College seniors Ian Choy (Mississauga, Ontario) and Shayne Willson (Surey, British Columbia) were selected to the preseason all-MAAC team, the league office announced today. The Golden Grifffin baseball team was picked third in the preseason coaches poll, behind Manhattan and Marist.

Choy, a first-team all-MAAC selection for the second time in his career last season, ranked second on Canisius in batting average (.359) and hit .451 from March 16 to the end of the season. An ESPN The Magazine All-District selection, Choy hit eight of his nine home runs after April 1, and had a team-best .478 on-base percentage. A two-time selection to the MAAC All-Academic Team, Choy was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in 2007 after hitting .358.

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Sabres Preview: Montador to sit vs. Sens

  • Posted on February 3, 2010 at 12:01 pm

The Buffalo Sabres take to the ice tonight at the HSBC Arena against the NHL’s hottest team.  The Ottawa Senators skate into town winners of nine straight to pull within five points of Northeast Division leading Buffalo, though the Sabres have a pair of games in hand.  But if the Sabres can’t find a way to stymie the Senators that number will surely drop to three.

“Everybody knows it’s a big game,” Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff told reporters following practice this morning. “You can hide under the covers, but Ottawa knows it’s a big game, too.”

Ottawa has done everything right recently as they’ve reeled off a franchise record nine straight wins to make up for a prior five game losing streak.  Defensively they’ve been sound as goaltender Brian Elliot has allowed just eight goals in his last seven games. As a team Ottawa’s allowed just ten pucks past goaltenders during the streak.

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Bills Roster Review: Guards/Center

  • Posted on February 3, 2010 at 10:30 am

Eric Wood Buffalo Sports DailyThe Buffalo Bills had severe problems along their offensive line last season. Despite Fred Jackson’s excellent numbers at running back, Buffalo’s passing game - and, by extension, their offense in general - struggled mightily, and it wasn’t just because of the team’s poor play at quarterback. The injury-riddled offensive line needs fixing, too - which, of course, is a fact that no Bills fan really needs reminding of.

On the interior line, though, there may not be a lot of work to do. Buffalo had two offensive linemen start all 16 games in 2009, and both of them are interior linemen that will be returning to the team next season. On a team with a lengthy needs list at other positions, the middle three spots on Buffalo’s offensive line look relatively stable when compared to other positions (like offensive tackle, for instance). Work may get done in this spot, but the team, fortunately, won’t need to do as much to field a solid unit in 2010.

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BSD January Month In Review

  • Posted on February 3, 2010 at 10:04 am

Story of the Month
The Buffalo Bills search for a head coach took precedent and depending on your expectations, ended unpredictably. Bill Cowher was rumored to be interested but that ended up going nowhere, despite the efforts of this website, supported by passionate Bills fans who erected a billboard calling for Cowher.

From there it was a daily circus of rumored candidates.  Perry Fewell and Leslie Frazier were interviewed for the job, with Frazier allegedly being the leading candidate as reported by Sports Illustrated writer Peter King.  Charlie Casserly of CBS Sports reported the Bills offered a contract to Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh, who rejected the Bills proposal.

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Buffalo Sabres: The 10-game review

  • Posted on February 3, 2010 at 8:49 am

Tim Connolly Buffalo Sports DailyThe Last Ten

Dates: January 14th to February 1st
Record: 4-4-2

In Brief:
The past ten games began with the Buffalo Sabres capping off one of their best stretches of play since their President’s Trophy winning season.  The Sabres beat the Thrashers 3-2 in overtime, lost to the Islanders by the same score in a shootout and chased Ilya Bryzgalov in a dominating 7-2 performance and seemed prepped to continue their hot streak through California.

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UB to announce recruiting class, fans invited

  • Posted on February 3, 2010 at 8:21 am

University at Buffalo football head coach Jeff Quinn will reveal his first recruiting class on Wednesday, February 3. UB fans are invited to join coach Quinn at a free event at the Center for Arts drama theater beginning at 5:30 pm.

Coach Quinn, along with his staff, will show video highlights and discuss each recruit.

Each fan attending the event will get a free ticket to the UB women’s basketball game played that night at Alumni Arena. The Bulls will battle Eastern Michigan at 7:00 pm.

Football players will be signing autographs at halftime.

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BSD Briefs: February 3

  • Posted on February 3, 2010 at 8:14 am

It’s one of the biggest games of the season tonight for the Buffalo Sabres as they take the home ice against the scorching Ottawa Senators.  Ottawa has been on fire of late, winning nine straight games to get within five points of the Northeast Division leading Sabres.  There defense has been impregnable in allowing just eight goals over the last eight games.

Derek Roy broke out of a slump Monday night with a goal and an assist against Pittsburgh.  His offense is badly needed as the Sabres try to put more distance between the teams.  Patrick Lalime may get the start in net over a tired Ryan Miller, though nothing is official as of the publishing.

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Strong season for women Bonnies continues

  • Posted on February 3, 2010 at 8:10 am

A strong second half for UMass was not enough to overcome the Bonnies halftime lead as St. Bonaventure women’s basketball defeated UMass 69-54 on Tuesday night at the Mullins Center.

St. Bonaventure’s 17-point lead at halftime proved to be too much for the Minutewomen even with their 33-31 second half advantage.

St. Bonaventure is on a three-game winning streak to extend its A-10 record to 5-3 and 17-6 overall, just three wins away from matching last season’s record setting 20 victories. The Bonnies have now won three consecutive conference road games for the first time in program history.

With the loss, UMass falls to 8-14, 2-5 in the A-10.

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