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While Nebraska interim AD Tom Osborne searches for a new coach, he taking it upon himself to sell the program to recruits during a very critical time of the year for college football programs. “I’m going to hopefully go recruiting on Thursday and Friday,” Osborne told reporters on Tuesday. “I’ll go talk to some players. Probably both (in-home visits an…

Want some entertainment? Go see gravity cheating Canisius freshman Elton Frazier. The kid from Syracuse soars so high that he should probably wear a cape. He was called for a charging foul tonight against UB on a baseline dunk and the first thing I thought was, "That ref just negated the best play I'll see this year in the Big 4." But I'm sure "The Big E'' …

UB's 68-59 win over Canisius Tuesday night was the Bulls' fourth straight over the Not-so-Golden Griffins, who are 0-5 on the season. The Griffs couldn't shoot straight (25 percent in the first half, 33 percent in the second) and only 2,652 fans will admit to being in Alumni Arena. Next up for UB: Tulane at home Thursday. Canisius goes to St. Bonaventure (3-3) Saturday.&nb…

Pick the overall champion in this 16-team College Football Tournament.  How great would this be if it really happened? Seedings are based on the current AP Top 25: FIRST ROUND: 1. Missouri vs. 16. Clemson -------------- 8. USC vs. 9. Oklahoma 2. West Virginia vs. 15. Illinois -----------7. Kansas vs. 10. Florida 3. Ohio State vs. 14. Tennessee ---------6. Virginia…

University at Buffalo coach Turner Gill, LSU defensive coordinator Bo Pelini and Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe are the only known candidates to interview for the Nebraska. Grobe, according to a report by The Sporting News, spoke with Nebraska interim AD Tom Osborne on Monday. That leaves a fourth candidate dangling out there. Could it be Cincinnati's Brian Kelly?  Or B…

If you're planning on attending tonight's Big 4 men's basketball showdown between Canisius and the University at Buffalo you may want to arrive at Alumni Arena a bit early. The teams will meet at halfcourt around 6:30 p.m. to hold a banner reading "Get Well Brian." A photo will be taken and sent to Brian Dux, the former Canisius basketball player who suffered lif…

In my votes for this week's Associated Press Top 25 women's basketball poll, I kept Maryland at No. 3 despite their struggle to beat unranked UCLA on Sunday. The Terps played eight games in 16 days and made their West Coast trip without head coach Brenda Frese, who stayed home on doctor's advice while pregnant with twins. I was contemplating how far to drop them in the pol…

College football fans had to be loving last weekend.     You had:     No. 1 LSU losing to Arkansas, 50-48, in triple overtime, the Tigers' second loss in triple overtime this season (LSU lost to Kentucky on Oct. 6). Do you think Arkansas running back Darren McFadden made a major Heisman statement in this game? McFadden, a preseason Heisman fav…

UB football coach Turner Gill has been granted permission to speak to Nebraska about its vacant head-coaching position. Gill has turned the Bulls' program around in two seasons. Saturday's 30-23 overtime win over Kent State enabled Gill's Bulls to complete the season with a 5-7 overall record — their most wins since the program went Division I-A in 1999. Think Gill (7-17…

Three-point shooting led the way for the Canisius women's basketball team to win its fifth-straight  win over the University at Buffalo, this time a 70-62 win at Alumni Arena. While the long distance shooting of Amanda Cavo and Micayla Drysdale led the way for the Griffs, senior forward Laura Buetow added 13 points and 12 rebounds for her second career double-double.…

University at Buffalo women's basketball coach Linda Hill-MacDonald won't be on the bench for this afternoon's game against Canisius at Alumni Arena. The third-year coach for the Bulls threw her back out on Friday and was unable to make it to campus for the game. First-year assistant coach Cara Pearson will be the Bulls' acting head coach for the game. - Amy Moritz

The University at Buffalo was simply overpowered by a stronger Pittsburgh team that could surprise people in the Big East. What are your thoughts? -- I ran into former Turner-Carroll standout Leonard Stokes at the Pitt game and he said he's working out for another shot at the NBA. Former Bennett and Pitt guard Curtis Aiken was also at the game. --Rodney McKissic

Is Niagara University the best team in the Big 4? The way the Purple Eagles easily took out the University at Buffalo on Tuesday, you might be hard pressed to find a better team in the area. Tell us what you think

OLEAN -- St. Bonaventure women's basketball improved to 5-0 with a 76-57 win over Niagara at the Reilly Center. The win ties the program mark for the best start in program history. Bona also stared the 2005-06 season 5-0. Dana Mitchell put up her fifth straight game in double figures, scoring 23 points on 9 of 20 shooting while pulling down a game-high 10 rebounds. Mitch…

Alabama coach Nick Saban called the Crimson Tide's loss to Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday a "catastrophic event." It was also historical considering it has to be the first time the nation's highest paid coach suffered a loss to the country's lowest paid. Saban - along with Notre Dame's Charlie Weis - reportedly makes $3.5 million, nearly 30 times more than La-Monr…