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Bills not awarded a compensatory draft pick

  • Posted on March 22, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Buffalo BillsThe list of NFL draft compensatory picks has been released and the Buffalo Bills were not on the list.

Among AFC East teams the New England Patriots were awarded four selections while Miami was awarded one.

The Patriots will have a pick in the sixth round (205 overall) and three in the seventh (247, 248, 250).  The Dolphins were awarded a pick in the seventh round.

Like the Bills, the New York Jets were also not awarded a pick.

The only team that was awarded a third round and fourth round compensatory pick was the Cincinnati Bengals.

Tennessee and Atlanta were also awarded a third round pick.

Former Sabres to coach in Scotty Bowman Showcase

  • Posted on March 22, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Buffalo SabresThe Buffalo Sabres today announced the rosters for the 2010 Scotty Bowman Showcase, which will take place on Monday, March 29 at HSBC Arena beginning at 6 p.m. The 6th annual event consists of two all-star hockey games between high school aged players from Buffalo against their rivals from Rochester. The event will also feature a 20-minute Girls Showcase between games, featuring the top local high school girl’s players from the Buffalo-area club teams. Admission for the games is $5.

Several former Buffalo Sabres will be coaching the teams, including Matthew Barnaby, Grant Ledyard, Mike Peca and Scott Metcalfe.

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Report: McGee injury worse than we thought

  • Posted on March 22, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Terrence McGee Buffalo Sports DailyMost remember that among the Buffalo Bills long list of injury victims last year included starting cornerback Terrence McGee, who hurt his shoulder late in the season and missed the final two games.  What we didn’t know, at least not at the time, was how severe the injury would turn out to be.

Now, we do know.

In a article published by Chris Brown on Monday, the team’s lead journalist talks about McGee’s injury and updates how the seven-year veteran is doing in his recovery.  As you sift between the quotes, it’s learned the injuries suffered were far more serious than most originally thought.

Serious enough that he hasn’t been able to work out at all and may not be ready for training camp.

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Secky finishes hoops career in elite company

  • Posted on March 22, 2010 at 8:30 am

Chris SeckySomeday when we look back at the accomplishments of Maple Grove’s Chris Secky, we’ll reflect on one of the more storied high school careers Western New York has seen in many, many years.

Let’s start with football.  Secky was a two-time New York State Sportswriters Association player of the year in football and as the quarterback led his school to the 2008 state Class D championship. During his junior season, he threw all of one interceptions in 13 games.

His senior year he had to “settle” for making it to the Sectional Semi Finals and earning first-team, All-WNY by the Buffalo News for the second straight season. He was also a finalist for the Connolly Cup Award, given to the Player of the Year.  Maple Grove went 21-2 with Secky as the starting quarterback during his career.

But that’s nothing compared to his basketball prowess.

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Bills path to Clausen may have widened

  • Posted on March 22, 2010 at 8:15 am

Jimmy ClausenGoing by several emails and comments over the past month or so, Buffalo Bills fans seem brutally divided when it comes to Notre Dame quarterback prospect Jimmy Clausen.

If you’re an advocate of Buddy Nix drafting him, an obstacle may have just been cleared.

It’s unusual to hear coaches, general managers and team presidents to speak with brutal honesty, especially at this time of the year when organizations send out smoke screens that they’re interested in every prospect under the sun.  The reason is logical enough; if you show interest in a player a team drafting after you covets, it could entice them to trade up with you.

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Football’s Hidden Gem: The Buffalo Bucs

  • Posted on March 22, 2010 at 8:00 am

Buffalo BucsMillions of young men play high school football. For some it ends up being the most glorious time of their existence as an athlete. Of those millions of teenagers who put on the pads and play for their school, a select few thousand are granted the opportunity to compete at the next level, college.

Precious few flourish as a collegian and get a chance to make a living playing football. As we’ve heard in the NCAA’s very own ad, the overwhelming majority of student-athletes, “go pro in something other than sports”.

This becomes a brutal time for those young men who feed off the rush of elite competition. When it comes to the football field, they’re days of playing competitively are usually over.

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Weekend College Baseball Recap

  • Posted on March 22, 2010 at 6:30 am


The Niagara baseball team (4-16) dropped the final game of the Baseball Bash on Sunday, losing 14-7 at La Salle. Freshman Ryan McCauley had a pair of hits, inclduing his second career home run, to go along with three RBIs.

Niagara fell behind 7-1 after two innings before moutning a charge. The Purple Eagles cut the lead to 9-7 in the sixth inning, but the Explorers scored the games final five runs for the win.

“I thought our team played with a ton of heart this weekend,” Niagara head coach Rob McCoy said. “The scoreboard has not been a reflection of our effort and intensity lately.”

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