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Keith McShea

Named deputy sports editor in 2014 after covering high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native has been #PrepTalkLive from everything from scrimmages to state championships and helps coordinate The News' All-Western New York selections.


Colleges

For those watching the University at Buffalo's regional semifinal loss to South Carolina on Saturday afternoon on ESPN, there was a bonus waiting at halftime. ESPN did a lengthy segment on the team and its run to the Sweet 16, featuring images of Buffalo, locker room footage of coach Felisha Legette-Jack and several interviews. Here is the segment: https://www.you…

Colleges

Looks like University at Buffalo women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack is ready for the Sweet 16. During Friday's practice session, she nailed this shot from wayyyy downtown. Legette-Jack and the Bulls take on defending national champion South Carolina at 11:30 a.m. at the Albany Times Union Center. Check out more of our coverage from this weekend's NC…

Bisons and Baseball

Think you have what it takes to make it onto a Triple-A baseball field? Well, this is for singing, not for baseball. The Buffalo Bisons will hold their annual national anthem auditions from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Coca-Cola Field. Singers should enter the ballpark at the Consumer’s Pub at the Park entrance. All singers will be asked to perform "The Star-Span…

Bills

Buffalo Bills rookie standout defensive back Tre'Davious White has been linked with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski ever since Gronk's cheap shot on White late in this regular season. And on Super Bowl Sunday, White couldn't help but chime in about how Gronk wasn't having a great first half. "Man 87 getting his" (ahem, rear end) "locked up ..." White tw…

Bills

There were a lot of former Bills in the game, there was the team Bills fans love to hate on the field, and there was plenty of action on #Bills Twitter this Super Bowl Sunday. Here are our picks for the top tweets of the day (so far): https://twitter.com/johnbreech/status/960240018081054722 https://twitter.com/26shirts/status/960224664940437505 https://twitter.…

Bills

Former Bills defensive end Aaron Maybin is helping bring attention, and some funding, to Baltimore public schools, where he is a teacher. Maybin, a Baltimore native, has tweeted several times in the last two days about heating issues in Baltimore schools, including a video tweet that includes some of his students complaining about the cold, accompanied by his text of "T…

Bills

It might be the biggest play in Buffalo Bills history ... that didn't involve the Bills. Andy Dalton's fourth-and-12 touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd for the Cincinnati Bengals against the Baltimore Ravens – which sent the Bills to the playoffs and knocked the Ravens out – will be talked about by Bills observers for years, which is why NFL Films documented it this week in i…

Latest Sabres

In a game often played amid a storybook scene, the United States got a storybook finish. The U.S., reeling from an upset loss to Slovakia Thursday night, rallied to beat archrival Canada, 4-3, in a shootout in the first outdoor game in the history of hockey's World Junior Championship. The game was played 44,592 at New Era Field, easily establishing a new World Junio…

Colleges

The University at Buffalo football team, which achieved bowl eligibility for just the third time in program history and the first time under third-year coach Lance Leipold, was not invited to a bowl game. Sunday was the official day that bowl placements were made for 39 games, from the national championship semifinals on down. Buffalo became bowl eligible with a vict…

Bills

On a dreary, depressing day at New Era Field, Bills fans were exposed to some excitement late in the fourth quarter. Late in the Bills' 47-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints, there was a buzz in the crowd, and players started pointing at something on the field, prompting a different kind of yell heard around the stadium: "Streaker!" A male fan wearing nothing but a…

Colleges

CBS Sports did a state-by-state ranking of men's college basketball teams, and No. 1 is from Western New York. St. Bonaventure tops writer Matt Norlander's list, citing the Bonnies' outstanding backcourt of Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley. Bona's recognition included the Bonnies' brown-and-white logo filling the New York spot on the site's "United States of college bask…

Bills

In a halftime ceremony today, the late Cookie Gilchrist was added to the Buffalo Bills' Wall of Fame at New Era Field. Steve Tasker emceed the ceremony, which included Gilchrist's family as well as Bills alumni, including Booker Edgerson and Paul Maguire. Teammate and fellow Wall of Fame honoree Edgerson called Gilchrist "the Buffalo Bills very first franchise player…

Bills

The Buffalo Bills honored the memory of Buffalo police Officer Craig Lehner before Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders at New Era Field. [PHOTO GALLERY: Bills honor fallen Officer Craig Lehner] There was a pregame ceremony that included law enforcement officers, and owners Terry and Kim Pegula presented Lehner's mother, Kathy, with a game ball. The ceremony als…

Latest Colleges

No pressure, University at Buffalo women's basketball team. The Bulls were picked by Mid-American Conference coaches to finish first in the MAC East division this season, the conference announced Wednesday. It is the first time in program history that UB has been the preseason pick to win their division. The Bulls earned 69 points, including 10 of 12 first-place vote…