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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…

No freshman or sophomore has ever won the Heisman Trophy, but that could change this year. With Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon out for the season with a knee injury, Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and Kansas QB Todd Reesing are two of the front runners. Tebow is going to be the first QB in major college history with 20 touchdowns passing AND rushing. Reesing is leading Kan…

Tyrone Lewis played a huge part in Niagara's win tonight over Central Michigan, but so did newcomers Anthony Nelson, who finished with 13 points, five rebounds and four assists and just three turnovers in 34 minutes. --Rodney McKissic

It's taken me a day to digest what I read Wednesday about former UB coach Tim Cohane still arguing his 1999 firing all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court -- and actually getting the Court to agree that his case should still be heard! I covered Cohane's entire career at UB from 1993-1999 and was in the thick of those tumultuous days in the fall and early winter of '99 when …

Tell us what you think about our Top 25! Is North Carolina the No. 1 team? Is Syracuse ranked too low? Is Memphis ranked too high? What are your thoughts? --Rodney McKissic

Sean Smiley had a breakout game for the University at Buffalo in its victory Tuesday over South Florida. What are your thoughts? --Rodney McKissic

LEWISTON -- Post play has not traditionally been a strong suit for the Niagara women's basketball team. And even when the Purple Eagles did have outstanding forwards, they didn't play a traditional post role. In the team's home opener at Gallagher Center, forward Sarah Wilson had a career high 20 points and Sara Prybyl added 15 points to pace Niagara in an 87-76. The offe…

St. Bonaventure looked sleek and reborn in its 97-80 rout of Binghamton on Monday. From Zarryon Fereti's 32 points to Michael Lee's 26, the Bonnies didn't look like anything close to the 7-22 club of a year ago. Tell us your thoughts? --Rodney McKissic

With 3:40 left to play in the game, the Canisius women's basketball team leads Colgate, 71-28. The game was never close as the Griffs lead, 48-13, at halftime. While Canisius worked on both ends of the floor to earn the win, how valuable are early season blowouts? Do they allow a team gain confidence or are the results too skewed by a weak opponent to be very helpful? W…