Six Bengals scored in double-figures as Buffalo State (1-0) overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to defeat host Hobart (1-2), 80-74, in the season opener this evening.
Sophomore Roderick Epps led the Bengals with 18 points and added five assists and three steals. Jake Simmons had 16 points and eight rebounds, while Anthony Hamer had 11 points and a career-best nine assists. Anyar Majak, Seth Runge and Brad Doyley netted 10 points apiece.
Buffalo State trailed by as many as 11 in the first half and found itself down 43-35 at the intermission. The Bengals scored the first eight points of the second half, and then took the lead for good at 51-50 with 11:33 remaining. The Bengals shot 46-percent from the field, and outscored the Statesmen, 21-12 from 3-point range.
Buffalo State will open its home schedule on Saturday at 7 p.m. when Nazareth visits the Sports Arena.
No. 7 Salisbury (3-1/1-0) limited host Buffalo State (2-3/0-2) to just 158 total yards of offense and got a big play out of its special teams to deliver a 20-7 victory in an Empire 8 contest this afternoon at Coyer Field.
Salisbury’s defense allowed just 16 total rushing yards, and held the Bengals to minus-seven yards on the ground in the first half. The Sea Gulls totaled 319 yards of total offense, including 250 yards on 68 rushing attempts. Freshman quarterback John Dunbar was 2 for 3 for 69 yards and a score. Joe Benedetti led the rushing attack with 22 carries for 114 yards, while Andre Carter anchored the defense with a team-high eight tackles.
For Buffalo State, quarterback Casey Kacz finished 13 of 30 for 142 yards with an interception, and added 30 yards on four carries. Caesarae Lewis was the top receiver with three catches for 54 yards. Three Bengals defenders finished with double-digit tackles with Pasquale Vacchio posting 18, followed by Sean Littlejohn and Tyler Krempa with 13 and 12 respectively.
After forcing a Bengals’ punt on the game’s opening possession, Salisbury set the tone with a 13-play, 75-yard scoring drive to get on the scoreboard early. The Sea Gulls methodically pounded the ball down the field, with a longest play of 13 yards, and capped by a 4-yard quarterback keeper by Dan Griffin.
Buffalo State Falls To Salisbury In Football – continue reading…
Posted on September 27, 2012 by Buffalo State College Release
Buffalo State (1-7-1) was blanked for the third straight game Wednesday night, falling 3-0 in a non-conference match at Roberts Wesleyan (3-5).
The Redhawks applied the pressure from the opening whistle, outshooting the Bengals 9-2 in the first half and jumped out to an early lead with goals in the 11th and 35th minutes. Roberts added an insurance marker in the 86th minute to complete the scoring.
Buffalo State was shutout for the sixth time in nine games this season, and the Bengals scoreless streak was extended to 363 minutes and 48 seconds.
The Redhawks finished the game with a 17-6 shot advantage. Ian Huntoon made eight saves for Buffalo State.
Buffalo State will visit Fredonia on Saturday for a SUNYAC game at 1 p.m.
Football player Pasquale Vacchio was named the Buffalo State Athlete of the Week after anchoring the Bengals’ defense during the shocking 7-6 upset win at No. 1 in the nation UW-Whitewater on Saturday that snapped the Warhawks’ 46-game winning streak.
The senior linebacker tallied a career-best 19 tackles as Buffalo State limited the powerful offense to only two field goals, 311 total yards, and just 2.9 yards-per-rushing attempt. Vacchio, a history major, was in on three tackles on UW-Whitewater’s final full drive that limited the Warhawks’ to a field goal, setting the stage for the Bengals’ last-minute touchdown drive.
Buffalo State got the ball at its own 25-yard line with 1:35 remaining and drove the length of the field to score the game winning touchdown with just three seconds left on a 10-yard pass from Casey Kacz to Ryan Carney.
Vacchio and the Bengals will play their first-ever game as a member of the Empire 8 Conference when they host Alfred University this Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Director of Athletics Brian Cavanaugh is pleased to announce that Dan Glover has been named the new Head coach of the D’Youville College women’s basketball program.
A graduate of D’Youville and former player with the men’s basketball program from 2007-10, Glover served as an Assistant coach and Director of Basketball Operations for the Spartan’s men’s program from 2010-12. Last season his efforts helped the Spartans to their first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference post-season appearance.
At just 24 years old, Glover potentially becomes the youngest Head basketball coach at any level in the NCAA.
“Dan’s past contributions to the Athletic department have highlighted his incredible work ethic and desire for all our student-athletes to succeed,” says Cavanaugh. “Dan is a true representative of the D’Youville College ideals and he is a Spartan through and through.”
D’Youville Names New Women’s Basketball Coach – continue reading…
On July 17, Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., chairman of the East Coast Conference (ECC) Presidents Council, announced that Daemen College of Amherst, N.Y., has been accepted as the 11th member of the East Coast Conference. This fall Daemen will begin the NCAA Division II membership process, a three-year transition period.
“We are pleased to welcome Daemen College into the ECC,” said Dr. Guiliano, president of New York Institute of Technology, on behalf of the ECC Presidents Council. “The addition of Daemen upholds our conference’s strategic plan, which calls for the continued development of the ECC as a Division II conference through membership growth, expanded sponsorship of championships, and support for our student-athletes.
Starting in the fall 2012 season and culminating with the 2014-15 academic year, Daemen will work toward becoming “provisional members” of the NCAA and ECC. Following a successful first year of candidacy, the Wildcats will receive all ECC services and participate in ECC contests; they will become eligible for conference and NCAA championships when they become full Division II members in 2015-16.
East Coast Conference Expands to 11 with Addition of Daemen College – continue reading…
The Buffalo State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics recognized its seniors and honor its MVPs and major award winners at its annual awards banquet last night at the Holiday Inn-Buffalo.
Top honors went to Barb Kiliszek and Xavier Mateen who received the Ruth Houston and Hube Coyer Awards for outstanding career athletic accomplishments by female and male athletes, respectively.
Kiliszek was a four-year, two-sport standout with the Bengals. On the soccer field, she was a four-time All-SUNYAC selection and was the 2010 SUNYAC Player of the Year. She finished second on the school’s all-time scoring list with 89 career points with 33 goals and 23 assists. She was also a two-time All-SUNYAC honoree on the basketball court and finished her career eighth on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,095 career points. She set a school record with 420 steals and finished ranked among the Division III top-10 leaders in steals in three different seasons. She helped lead the Bengals to a school-record 25 wins this past season and was named to the 2012 SUNYAC All-Tournament Team.
Buffalo State Announces Award Winners At Banquet – continue reading…
Posted on February 16, 2012 by Buffalo State College
Buffalo State’s 2012 football schedule has been set with the Bengals playing a slate of conference games as members of the Empire 8 for the first time and three non-conference games against a pair of traditional rivals and one against the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
The Bengals will open the season at home on Sept. 1 with a non-conference game against Cortland. Week 2 features a non-conference road game at Brockport, before Buffalo State will travel to face Whitewater on Sept. 15. The Warhawks have captured four of the past five Division III championships and have made seven-consecutive trips to the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.
The Bengals final seven games will be against Empire 8 opponents, including three-consecutive home games against Alfred, Salisbury and Utica. After road contests at Ithaca and Frostburg, Buffalo State will host Hartwick on Oct. 27, before wrapping up the regular season the following Saturday at St. John Fisher.
Buffalo State Releases 2012 Football Schedule – continue reading…
Posted on January 30, 2012 by Buffalo State College
Men’s track runner Jimmy Campbell was named the Buffalo State Athlete of the Week after his strong performance in the team’s third meet of the season on Friday night.
The sophomore forensic chemistry major took down Division I and II competitors to win the 400-meter dash at Youngstown State Invitational with a new facility record time of 48.60 seconds – which converts because of track size to the third fastest time in Division III so far this season. He also placed fourth the 200-meter dash (22.36).
Buffalo State will return to action this Saturday at Mount Union.
Posted on January 27, 2012 by Centercourt
Something that’s been suggested to me many times is a post on the college careers of WNY’s former high school players. So I decided to provide a list of any former player currently on a college roster. Those who wish to, can now use the comments section to provide updates on the players and discuss their progress at the next level.
If you know of someone who played high school basketball in WNY and is now currently on a college roster, but isn’t listed below, send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Please include the high school attended the player attended and the year he graduated.
Former H.S. Hoops Stars: Where Are They Now? – continue reading…
Buffalo State is enjoying its best start to a season in 20 years with an 8-1 overall record, and is currently ranked 24th in the latest D3Hoops.com national poll.
Buffalo State rebounded from its first loss of the season with a pair of victories last weekend to claim the Coles Classic Championship. After defeating Keuka 108-78 in the tourney’s first round, the Bengals worked overtime to down Capital, 81-78, in the title game.
Buffalo State boasts the fourth most potent offense in the nation, averaging 93.1 points-per-game. The Bengals also rank in the top-10 in the nation in steals-per-game (sixth – 13.9), blocked shots-per-game (ninth – 5.6), and turnover margin (10th – +7.2).
Buff State Slips to 24th in National Poll Despite Two More Wins – continue reading…
Buffalo State moved up two more spots in this week’s D3hoops.com national Division III men’s basketball poll, ranking 14th after three more victories improved its record to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in SUNYAC play.
All three of the Bengals wins last week came on the road, defeating Houghton, Oneonta and New Paltz.
Jake Simmons, the SUNYAC and ECAC Upstate Player of the Week, leads the Bengals, averaging 24.0 points-per-game, and is also tied for the team lead with 16 steals. Fellow junior Justin Mitchell is averaging 13.8 points-per-game and 6.4 rebounds, and senior Ahmed Nagaya is averaging 12.2 points and 7.8 rebounds.
Buffalo State Hoops Jumps to 14th in National Poll – continue reading…
Buffalo State’s Aaron Roy was recognized by D3football.com as All-East Region second team after anchoring the Bengals’ offensive line this season.
Roy, a senior political science major, started every game at right guard, clearing the way for an offense that rushed for a league-best 208.9 rushing yards-per-game. The Bengals also finished second in total offense (432.2 ypg) and in scoring, averaging 36.3 points-per-game. The Bengals’ offense set single-season school records for points scored (366), touchdowns scored (49), rushing touchdowns (29) and first downs (210). Roy was honorable mention in 2010.
Buffalo State won three of its final four games to finish the season 5-5 overall. The Bengals reached the .500 mark for the first time since the 2000 season.
Buffalo State’s men’s basketball team climbed three spots in this week’s D3Hoops.com national poll to the No. 16 ranking after its 2-0 start.
The Bengals have outscored their opponents 235-143 in their first two games, defeating D’Youville, 141-93, and rolling Pitt-Bradford, 94-50. Buffalo State has had outstanding scoring depth with five players averaging in double-figures, led by preseason All-American Jake Simmons with 22.5 points-per-game.
Senior forward Ahmed Nagaya has picked up where he left off in the playoffs last season, averaging 14.5 points and 5.0 rebounds, and freshman Roderick Epps has supported the Bengals’ up-tempo attack, averaging 11.5 points.
Buffalo State Hoops Ranked 16th In County – continue reading…
Nationally-ranked No. 19 Buffalo State (1-0) maintained a frantic pace from the opening tip to the final buzzer en route to setting a new single-game scoring record in a 141-93 victory over visiting D’Youville (0-1) in the non-conference season opener in front of a raucous crowd tonight at the Sports Arena.
The previous single-game scoring record was 138 points against Marietta in 2005. The Bengals also tied a school record with 57 field goals, and the 234 combined points set another new school mark.
All 16 Bengals scored, led by Jake Simmons with 23 points and five steals, and senior Ahmed Nagaya added a career-best 23 points as well, to go with six rebounds and three blocks. Three other Bengals scored in double-figures with freshman Roderick Epps scoring 14, Stephen Alexander netting 13, and Justin Mitchell adding 12. Norman Simmons chipped in eight points, eight assists and three steals.
Buffalo State Men’s Basketball Decimates D’Youville – continue reading…
Sophomore wide receiver Mike Doherty (Tonawanda/Kenmore East) was named the Buffalo State Athlete of the Week after helping the Bengals claim a 51-30 win over Brockport in Saturday’s I-90 Bowl.
Doherty accounted for more than half of the Bengals’ passing yards in the victory. He caught 10 passes for 159 yards, including a 53-yard catch and run for a touchdown in the first quarter. He also added a kick return for 37 yards that set up another score.
He leads Buffalo State with 41 catches for 584 yards on the season.
The Bengals (4-5/4-4) will wrap up the season this Saturday at Morrisville State at noon.
Buffalo State’s men’s basketball team has been ranked 19th in the D3hoops.com preseason national poll after making an impressive run in the NCAA Tournament last season.
The Bengals finished 23-7 a year ago, including winning the school’s 18th SUNYAC Championship with a 67-50 win over Brockport. Buffalo State went on to defeat both Gwynedd-Mercy and Johnson & Wales in the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament to advance to the “Sweet 16″ for the first time since 1996. The Bengals 23 wins were the most in a season since 1991-92.
Leading the cast of returners are juniors Jake Simmons (Rochester/School of the Arts) and Justin Mitchell (Buffalo/Bishop Timon).
Buffalo State Ranked 19th in Preseason National Poll – continue reading…
Freshman running back Rich Pete earned both Buffalo State Athlete of the Week and New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Offensive Rookie of the Week honors after he helped lead the Bengals’ to a convincing 34-12 victory over The College of New Jersey on Saturday at Coyer Field.
The freshman business major got loose for the longest play from scrimmage in the NJAC this season, sprinting 83 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Pete averaged 11.1 yards-per-carry for the game with 14 rushes for 156 yards, his third 100-yard game of the season. The Bengals rushed for a total of 365 yards in the game.
Pete leads the league’s top rushing offense and in third in the NJAC with 526 yards on 76 carries, averaging 6.9 yards-per-touch. He also has four touchdowns this season.
Buffalo State will next visit Glassboro, N.J. this Saturday to take on Rowan University at 1:30 p.m.
Buffalo State has added Kenmore-native and former Division I player Jeremiah Crowe to its staff as an assistant men’s hockey coach.
Crowe played four seasons at Division I Clarkson University, appearing in 91 career games. He received the 2010 Richmond Unsung Hero Award for unselfish play while significantly contributing to team success as a defenseman. He also helped the Golden Knights capture the ECAC regular season title in 2008 and win an ECAC Championship in 2007, and advance to the NCAA playoffs in each season.
Crowe’s junior hockey career included stints locally with the Buffalo Jr. Sabres, as well as with the Markham Waxers, Springfield Spirit and Texarkana Bandits.
Buffalo State Adds Crowe to Men’s Hockey Staff – continue reading…
Buffalo State freshman running back Rich Pete was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Offensive Football Rookie of the Week after his breakout game as part of the Bengals’ record-setting win over Western Connecticut State on Saturday.
Pete is the second-consecutive Bengal to earn NJAC Offensive Rookie honors after helping Buffalo State secure an 82-17 win over Western Connecticut in its home opener. The 150-pound running back carried the ball 12 times for 108 rushing yards, including a 12-yard touchdown run which marked the first score of his collegiate career. He also caught two passes for 18 yards.
Buffalo State set school records with 82 points and 702 yards of total offense that included 438 rushing yards. The Bengals’ 11 touchdowns was also a new school best.
Buffalo State will visit No. 10 Montclair State for another conference game next Saturday at 1 p.m.
Buffalo State (3-7) snapped its four-match losing skid, topping host D’Youville (2-6) in straight sets, winning 25-18, 25-13 and 25-22 in a non-conference match Tuesday evening.
Ray-Ray Algbedo pounded out a team-high eight kills to lead Buffalo State. Kelsey Bashore dished out 20 assists and had three aces, while Chelsea Moore had nine digs and eight aces. Allyson Pierce chipped in seven kills and three aces, and Paige Ottaviano had five kills and eight digs.
Buffalo State will open its home schedule on Thursday when it welcomes Hilbert to the Sports Arena for a 7 p.m. match.
The Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL have signed former Buffalo State Bengal icer Nicholas Petriello to an entry-level contract.
Petriello is the all-time leading scorer in Buffalo State history with 133 points in 100 games. His 52 goals over four seasons are third-most in program history and his 81 assists are second-most. The 25-year-old was the conference’s rookie of the year in 2008 and received second-team All-SUNYAC accolades in both 2009 and 2011.
The Idaho Steelheads are an affiliate of the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Buffalo State officially opens its 2011-12 men’s hockey season at Geneseo on Oct. 28.
Posted on July 20, 2011 by BSD Staff Reports
As first reported by the View From Centercourt blog, long-time high school coach Earl Schunk is the new head basketball coach at D’Youville College. Schunk will also be the school’s assistant athletic director and leaves Tapestry Charter high school after just one season.
In his lone campaign at Tapestry, Schunk coached the team to a 15-4 record and a berth in the Section VI Class C final, where they lost against his former school, Grover Cleveland. Previously to Tapestry, Schunk spent 14 seasons as the head coach at Grover and earned a reputation as one of the more colorful high school coaches in Western New York.
Schunk takes over at D’Youville for Glenn Taplin, who’s son Starling is a star high school hoops player going into his sophomore season at Williamsville North.
Posted on June 29, 2011 by Patrick Moran
Former Nichols high school basketball standout Conner Vandegriff has decided to leave Hobart College after one season and will transfer to Niagara County Community College, according to a source close to the situation.
Vandegriff was a key player on the Viking’s New York State Federation championship winning team in 2009-10. He becomes the second player from that Nichols team to transfer schools in less than two months. Star forward and two-time Buffalo News Player of the Year Will Regan recently transferred from the University of Virginia back to Buffalo and will play at UB in 2012 after sitting out next season.
As a high school forward Vandegriff was a force, but things didn’t pan out well for him in his first year at Hobart. He appeared in 17 games but averaged just 4.1 minutes and only pulled in 0.6 rebounds and 0.9 points per game.
Former Nichols Star Leaves Hobart – continue reading…