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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.


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 …

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…

Latest Sabres

The Party in the Plaza has been set for the Buffalo Sabres' season opener. The Sabres announced plans for a Party in the Plaza on Oct. 5 that will run from 5 to 7 p.m. in Alumni Plaza directly outside KeyBank Center, which leads up to the team's season opener against the Montreal Canadiens at 7 p.m. The event is free to the public. Sabres alumni and Sabretooth wil…

Latest Sabres

The time has been set for the one-of-a-kind event coming to Western New York this winter. The first outdoor game in the history of the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship will take place between the United States and Canada at New Era Field at 3 p.m. on Dec. 29. The start time was announced Tuesday afternoon. New Era Field was also the site of the first of the N…

Bills

Seventeen years of no playoffs, and three years at the bottom of the NFL in Forbes' financial rankings. For the third straight year, the Buffalo Bills came in last in Forbes' annual rankings of NFL teams. The magazine estimates the Bills' value at $1.6 billion. The Bills were purchased by Terry and Kim Pegula from the estate of late founding owner Ralph C. Wilson J…

Latest Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres have announced their roster for training camp, which begins Thursday when players report for testing and physicals. The lineup: Forwards (28) 95 Justin Bailey RW, 13 Nicholas Baptiste RW, 46 Eric Cornel RW, 51 Kyle Crisculolo C, 44, Nicolas Deslauriers LW, 15 Jack Eichel C, 24 Hudson Fasching RW, 28 Zemgus Girgensons LW, 83 Vasily Glotov RW, 25 …

Latest High Schools

This year marks the ninth edition of the Borrelli Award, an honor that goes to the top senior boys and girls lacrosse players in Western New York. It marks the fourth year that we will hold a banquet to honor all of the best in Western New York lacrosse: The Borrelli Awards presented by the Buffalo Bandits. The event will be held Monday, June 26 at Ilio DiPaolo's …

High Schools

The 2017 Prep Talk Awards are coming at us like a riseball, fastball, sprinter or a laser lacrosse shot (that takes care of all of the spring sports). And here's your chance to help select one of the night's most special awards. We are accepting nominations for the [BN]spired Award, given to the Most Inspiring Athlete in Western New York high school sports. Inspir…

Latest Bills

On Thursday, the National Football League announced the 2017 season schedule for the Buffalo Bills. It included the Bills game at Miami being played on New Year's Eve. For decades, local restaurateur Russell Salvatore has hosted an annual party in Miami for Bills fans traveling to the Dolphins game. In a 1997 story by The News' Bob Curran, Salvatore described the ge…

High Schools

There were many great nights during the 2016-17 boys basketball season. But we'd like to think the biggest night of the Western New York boys basketball year has yet to come. The sixth Buffalo News/BCANY Awards banquet will be held Monday, April 24 at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant in Blasdell. The event will again be supported by The Buffalo News, the Basketball Coa…

NCAA Basketball

NCAA Tournament first round No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 12 Princeton Thursday (12:15 p.m.) at KeyBank Center, Buffalo (followed by West Virginia-Bucknell in afternoon session). NOTRE DAME Location: South Bend, Indiana. Miles from Buffalo: 445. Student population: 12,292. Nickname: Fighting Irish. Colors: Gold and blue. Conference: Atlantic Coast Co…

Latest Bills

It's always interesting to tune in #Bills Twitter during a Bills game. It was entertaining on Super Sunday as well, especially since a common enemy had Bills fans lining up with the Falcons. Here's our picks for the 20 best Bills tweets from our glance across #Bills, #GoBills & #BillsMafia – the first image was a quite popular one). Note: We thought we were …