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Grace Fredricks did a triple take then couldn’t help but laugh when she saw the photo of former Buffalo Sabre coach Lindy Ruff wearing a Bills mask.

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The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced sweeping changes to its men's basketball schedule on Sunday as it attempts to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Former University at Buffalo standout and Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyree Jackson signed a futures deal with the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday. According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the Michigan native will be switching to the tight end position, as this looks to be an intriguing move for…

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Niagara University women's basketball is heading on its second COVID-19 pause of the season due to a positive test among the program's Tier 1 personnel, the university announced Tuesday.

Ransomville Speedway is ready to roar back to life in 2021, and speedway management unveiled a jam-packed schedule for the upcoming season featuring 23 events.

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POUGHKEEPSIE (AP) — Marcus Hammond scored 23 points, hitting 5 of 9 from beyond the arc, and Niagara topped Marist 86-72 on Saturday.

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LEWISTON — Niagara hockey put the brakes on a five-game winless streak Sunday evening, ringing in the new year with a dominating 7-2 win over visiting Air Force.

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Niagara University men's basketball returns to the floor today in Poughkeepsie after the first in-season COVID-19 detour in its Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule.

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BUFFALO — Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson is foregoing his senior year by declaring for the NFL draft on Tuesday following a season in which he matched several national records.

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Niagara University men's basketball had its schedule changed and will play at Marist this Friday and Saturday instead of Iona, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced Tuesday.

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University at Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson was named a second team All-American by The Associated Press on Monday after averaging 178.7 yards and scoring 19 rushing touchdowns in just six games.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Kevin Marks scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 1:09 left and Buffalo made a final defensive stop to beat Marshall 17-10 in the Camellia Bowl on Friday.

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Like most basketball fans growing up in Western New York during the 1960s, Niagara Falls native and Stanford women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer followed the exploits of the Little 3, taking in Niagara's Calvin Murphy and Bob Lanier of St. Bonaventure.

Upon arriving in Montgomery, Ala. on Wednesday to begin their bowl game excursion, the Buffalo Bulls stopped at a historic landmark of the civil rights movement, the Edmund Pettus Bridge in nearby Selma. That was followed by visits on Thursday to the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church where the Re…

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As an avid basketball fan, I’m glad for the return of the NBA regular season and the slate of five televised games on Christmas Day. My wife, who asked if there’s a single day when sports aren’t on, does not share my enthusiasm.

BUFFALO — Buffalo’s Jaret Patterson is expected to play against Marshall in the Camellia Bowl on Friday, a week after one of the nation’s leading rushers hurt his right knee.

Niagara University men's basketball turned a weakness into a strength Tuesday afternoon to pick up a third straight win.

SYRACUSE (AP) — The Syracuse and Buffalo men’s basketball programs are on pause after a member of the Bulls tested positive for COVID-19.

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The Buffalo Bulls have been beaten but not defeated and are looking forward to playing football on Christmas Day.

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LEWISTON — Wednesday night, Niagara came back from a 2-0 deficit to earn a 3-3 tie against Mercyhurst in Pennsylvania (Mercyhurst earned an extra point in the shootout). Friday night, it was the Lakers turn, as they overcame being down 4-1 at one point in the first period to earn a 7-4 victo…

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LEWISTON — Last season, Niagara’s “forwards” included, due to injury and transfer, 6-foot-2 Steven Levnaic and 6-1 walk-on Damani Thomas. After 6-11 freshman Noah Waterman was lost to a season-ending injury, the average size of NU’s four frontcourt players was 6-4 3/4, 191.25 pounds — a touc…

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While on an illustrious run never seen before in Buffalo and rarely equaled by anyone else in college football history, Jaret Patterson received a motivational message from another Bull rusher this week.

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The Buffalo Bulls have ran for more yards and touchdowns per outing than any other college football team this year, but few scoring plays have exhilarated players and coaches quite like the one that came in the closing minutes of the regular season finale at UB Stadium.

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Niagara University men's basketball will play its first game in the comfy confines of the Gallagher Center this evening (4 p.m., ESPN) in the first of back-to-back home games against Fairfield.

Before boarding the bus to Detroit for Friday night’s Mid-American Conference championship game, the unbeaten and nationally-ranked Buffalo football team built upon its recent success Wednesday by signing the highest-rated recruiting class in program history.

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University at Buffalo football was the dominant force in the Mid-American Conference this season, and was recognized as such when postseason awards were released Tuesday.

A unanimous pick to be the best player among Western New York’s Big 4 women’s basketball teams this season, Dyaisha Fair added to her MVP credentials in Buffalo’s opening Mid-American Conference win.

Buffalo men’s basketball coach Jim Whitesell did not make the trip for today’s game at Miami University (5:30 p.m., ESPN3, 1520 AM) and also will miss games Saturday at Syracuse and next Tuesday at St. Bonaventure because of exposure to COVID-19.

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AMHERST — Jaret Patterson ran for 105 yards and matched a major college football record by reaching 1,000 yards for the season in five games as No. 24 Buffalo routed Akron 56-7 on Saturday as a tune-up for the Mid-American Conference championship.

Lewiston native Billy Quarantillo will take part in his third bout in mixed martial arts' top promotion tonight at UFC 256 in Las Vegas.

Barring a last-minute COVID-19 complication, Niagara University men's basketball will begin Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play tonight at Saint Peter's.

The Buffalo men’s basketball team got a backcourt boost Wednesday while the women’s program was disappointed to learn it would not enjoy the same benefit.

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LEWISTON — The Niagara Purple Eagles put to rest any questions about their ability to handle adversity Wednesday evening in a thorough 4-1 drubbing of seventh-ranked Clarkson.

Niagara University women's basketball has paused all operations due to a positive COVID-19 test among the program's Tier 1 — student-athletes, coaches, managers and select staff — personnel, the athletic department announced Wednesday.

The Canisius College hockey team has paused all activities following a positive COVID-19 test result among the program's Tier 1 personnel — student-athletes, coaches, managers and select support staff — the college announced Tuesday.

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John Urschel has found that a master’s degree in mathematics, his stature as an accomplished author and his pending doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology isn’t necessarily enough to sell young students on the benefit of crunching numbers.

The University at Buffalo basketball teams were back in action Sunday, with mixed results.

Drew Haddad was watching his hometown Cleveland Browns play on Sunday when he received an astonishing alert from his old stomping ground in Western New York.

Despite a scrappy, physical performance Sunday evening at Dwyer Arena, Niagara dropped a 5-1 decision and a weekend home-and-home series to Atlantic Hockey rival RIT.

BUFFALO — The undefeated Buffalo Bulls’ bid to clinch the Mid-American Conference East Division title were placed on hold on Friday before they even had a chance to play a down.

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