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A report floating around says Whitner will be traded to Skins

  • Posted on February 15, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Donte WhitnerWith the overage of reports that float around the internet daily, it’s natural to not put much, if any stock in what you hear and read these days. That holds particularly true when the source isn’t one of the industry big boys.  Even as an editor for a website falling into that non big-boy category, I’m cynical of information from a Washington Redskins themed website titled “Hogs Haven” where the author insinuates hearing Buffalo Bills safety Donte Whitner will become a Redskin come March 5, when NFL teams can make trades.

I confess knowing entirely nothing about Hogs Haven or the story’s author (KevinE), and I’m not overly familiar with SB Nation, which runs the site and another for every team in the NFL.  I can tell you with assurance the Bills site on SB Nation, Buffalo Rumblings is without question one of the best and anchored by a great writer (Brian Galliford).  While I haven’t read enough Skins’ news on Haven to know the validity of what they write, if its anything like its Buffalo counterpart I’d take it a little more serious than other rumor mills.

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Bills Roster Review: Inside Linebacker

  • Posted on February 15, 2010 at 12:20 am

Paul Posluszny Buffalo Sports DailyWe’ve talked at length over the past week or so about the fact that the Buffalo Bills have a ton of work to do as they switch to a 3-4 defensive alignment under new defensive coordinator George Edwards. The team needs a nose tackle. They need better 5-technique fits at defensive end. They need more pass rushers. Unfortunately, they’re also lacking depth at linebacker.

Don’t get me wrong. As far as needs go in Buffalo’s front seven, inside linebacker probably ranks last, because the team does have two veteran players that they can pencil in as 2010 starters without having to worry too much. That doesn’t mean it’s a position that doesn’t need to be addressed heavily, however; Buffalo’s contenders at this position were brought in because of their schematic fit for Perry Fewell’s zone-based, speed-oriented scheme, and their skill sets, by and large, don’t translate to the scheme that Edwards will likely run.

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Crusaders edge St. Joes in high school classic

  • Posted on February 15, 2010 at 12:14 am

highschoolsportsLet’s just say the rematch was nothing like the first contest.  Two weeks ago Canisius traveled to St. Joes in boy’s high school basketball and handed out an 89-52 in front of the stunned Marauders crowd.  This Sunday the teams tangled again at Canisius and the result was much more indicative of their storied rivalry.  A wild buzzer beater sent the game into overtime before a game-winning shot in the final seconds sealed a thrilling 69-67 Crusaders victory.

St. Joes was in control most of the contest, leading after each of the first three quarters before Canisius had finally seemingly seized the lead for good on a pair of free throws by Aaron Nevins with just nine seconds left and a three point lead.  But Steve Moser took an inbounds pass, moved up court and launched a three that went through the net as the buzzer sounded to force overtime.

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NU romps Marist on senior day

  • Posted on February 15, 2010 at 12:02 am

All four Purple Eagle seniors reached double figures propelling the Niagara men’s basketball team to a 70-51 Senior Day victory over Marist on Sunday. The victory was the fourth in five games for the Purple Eagles.

Bilal Benn, Rob Garrison, Tyrone Lewis and Demetrius Williamson combined for 53 points, two more than the entire Red Foxes team, in their final game inside the ‘Taps’ Gallagher Center.

“Today’s game really was the perfect storm, and we overcame it,” Niagara head coach Joe Mihalich said. “We played well and we played with character and it’s because of the seniors. They were the story today.”

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Siena rolls over Canisius, 74-57

  • Posted on February 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

GriffsSiena senior forward Alex Franklin scored a game-high 26 points, junior forward Ryan Rossiter posted 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and guard Clarence Jackson chipped in 16 points as the visiting Saints defeated Canisius College 74-57 Sunday afternoon in the Koessler Athletic Center. The win improves Siena to 22-5 overall and 15-1 in the MAAC, while the Golden Griffins slipped to 12-15 overall and 7-9 in the league.

For Canisius, senior guard Bob Bevilacqua came off the bench to score a career-high 17 points after he went 6-for-12 from the field and 5-for-9 from 3-point range. Fellow senior Frank Turner scored 15 points and was credited with nine assists in the loss, as the team shot 37.1 percent from the field, 36 percent from behind the arc and a season-low 28.6 percent from the free-throw line after going 2-for-7 for the contest.

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