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The Bills' passing offense struggled in 2017, ranking second-to-last in total yardage, 22nd in completion percentage and 26th in yards per attempt. That production cost offensive coordinator Rick Dennison his job, and quarterback Tyrod Taylor's future remains murky. Tuesday, it was learned that the Bills' wide receivers coach wouldn't be returning, either. Phil McGeo…

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The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team moved closer to wrapping up the MAC East title Tuesday night, cruising past Kent State at Alumni Arena, 84-72. UB has five games left in the regular season and can clinch its first division title since 2015 with a win Friday against Bowling Green. A victory would also guarantee UB a first-round bye in the conference tourna…

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The Colts have a new head coach in Frank Reich, who just won a Super Bowl as the Eagles' offensive coordinator. Of course, Bills fans know Reich as the backup quarterback during the Super Bowl era who led the greatest comeback in NFL history, leading the Bills back from a 35-3 deficit against the Houston Oilers in the 1993 wild card playoffs. Former Bills coach Marv …

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After Canisius overcame a sluggish start to beat Quinnipiac on Saturday afternoon, 71-64, coach Reggie Witherspoon was asked for some perspective on his Griffs making history, reaching their best-ever record in MAAC play – 11-2 – despite limited expectations for this season, which included being picked ninth in the league’s preseason coaches poll. Witherspoon’s brain qu…

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The Canisius mens's basketball team overcame a sluggish start to put away Quinnipiac, 71-64, Saturday afternoon at the Koessler Center, lifting the Griffs to 11-2 in MAAC play for the first time ever. Jermaine Crumpton scored 14 points to lead the Griffs while Isaiah Reese scored 13 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had seven assists as Canisius moved level with Rider for…

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The News' Path to the Passer series continued with a look at Washington's Kirk Cousins, who is expected to hit free agency after the team acquired Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. The two big decisions on Cousins are: 1) Is he the guy you want? And 2) Is he worth the money? With multiple teams expected to be in the running for his services, Cousins could demand $30 millio…

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Canisius hockey moved closer to clinching the top seed in the Atlantic Hockey tournament with a 3-1 win Friday over Army West Point that came without two-thirds of the Griffs' top line. Sophomore winger Matt Hoover scored two goals while second-leading scorer Ryan Schmelzer (29 points) missed the game with an upper body injury and top-line winger Jeff Murray left with a…

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After Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels bailed on the Colts' head-coaching job to stay in New England, one person the Colts reached out to was Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. He appears to be one of three finalists for the job, along with Eagles OC Frank Reich and Saints assistant head coach/tight ends coach Dan Campbell. Losing Frazier would be …

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LEWISTON – Quinnipiac coach Baker Dunleavy brought a plan into the Gallagher Center to shut down Niagara’s Kahlil Dukes and Matt Scott, who entered the game as the MAAC’s second and third-leading scorers. It worked. What Dunleavy didn’t expect was how badly his team would still lose. Niagara’s role players stepped up in a big way Thursday, powering the Purple Eagles …

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LEWISTON – Niagara’s offense started fast at the Gallagher Center Thursday night and never slowed down in a 95-76 win over Quinnipiac that moved the Purple Eagles into a tie for third place in the conference with five games to go. Niagara guards Kahlil Dukes and Matt Scott, who entered the game as one of two duos in the country to average over 20 points each, were held …

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Wednesday had to be the quietest National Signing Day of Lance Leipold’s career. The UB football coach announced only two signees to his program, an offensive lineman and a safety. But the low-stress day was a welcome change to the once-hectic event, which was made calmer thanks to the NCAA’s new early signing period just before Christmas. Leipold wasn’t hit with sur…

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After making the playoffs for the first time in 18 seasons, the Bills will increase their season-ticket prices for 2018. Jay Skurski detailed some of the new prices – which he says are up about 3 percent – and noted that the team's season tickets are still among the cheapest in the NFL. The cheapest season ticket is $330, while the most expensive is $1,080. “The deci…

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Eagles quarterback Nick Foles just earned a Super Bowl MVP award for knocking off the Patriots. But next season he'll likely return to the backup role once starter Carson Wentz returns from a torn ACL. That has led to much discussion about whether the Eagles should try to trade Foles while his value is the highest it will ever be. Coach Doug Pederson wouldn't address pl…

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Retirement appears to be on Rob Gronkowski's radar. The Patriots star tight end and Western New York native wouldn't commit to returning for a ninth season when asked by reporters after Sunday's Super Bowl loss to the Eagles.  "I don't know how you heard that," Gronkowski said when asked about potentially retiring. "But, I mean, I'm definitely going to look at my fut…

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Tom Brady broke his own record for passing yards in a Super Bowl and the New England Patriots didn't punt in the entire game, but Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles' offense outlasted them in the fourth quarter to escape with a 41-33 victory. After scoring on a fourth-and-goal play from the 1-yard line earlier in the game, the Eagles converted on their second fourth…