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Niagara will be adding women's golf to its varsity sports offering for the 2009-2010 academic season. The athletic department has been looking to add a women's sport for some time and athletic director Ed McLaughlin said that golf was a good fit. There are solid high school girls' golf programs to draw from throughout New York state along with the New England area -- geog…

The Sporting News - which features former Niagara Falls star Paul Harris on one of its covers - has the Orange rated No. 26 in the nation in its pre-season top 40, and sixth in the Big East. Here's TSN's predictions for the Big East, Atlantic 10, Mid-American Conference and Metro Athletic Athletic Conference: Big East1. UConn2. Louisville3. Pitt4. Notre Dame5. Marquette6.…

---UB coach Turner Gill announced that Jordan Jerrold will undergo knee surgery on Wednesday and will miss the remainder of the season. The junior right tackle has been hampered by a knee injury since training camp and had yet to play this season. Jerrold started all 12 games at right tackle a year ago and the final seven games as a true freshman in 2006. He will likely us…

---Western Michigan has won five in a row after losing its season opener at Nebraska and has allowed just 30 points in its last three games but UB, coming off a bye week, is a 3-point favorite against the Broncos this Saturday. ---Western Michigan coach Bill Cubit was a finalist for the UB job seven years ago that eventually went to Jim Hofher. Cubit landed the Western Mi…

A.J. Principe missed a 46-yard field goal that banged off the right upright as time expired as Central Michigan narrowly avoided an upset bid by UB and won, 27-25, in front of 21,032 Saturday at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. ---Rodney McKissic

Scary moment for the Bulls when QB Drew Willy was blindsided by DE Sean Williams and was motionless for several minutes. He missed one snap - true freshman Zach Maynard came into the game - then completed a pass to Brett Hamlin at the CMU 2 to start the fourth quarter.---Rodney McKissic

No, this isn't a high-scoring hockey game. A field-goal by A.J. Principe and a blocked punt by Tom Drewes which led to a safety is all the scoring UB needed to take a 5-3 halftime lead over the two-time defending MAC champions. The Chippewas got a 31-yard field goal from Andrew Aguila with 19 seconds left in the second quarter, but the UB defense forced three punts and all…

UB scored a field goal on its opening drive to take a 3-0 lead. Junior tailback James Starks started the game and lined up in the slot at wide receiver in a five-wide set on the first play from scrimmage. ---Rodney McKissic

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - It looks like tailback James Starks will start today's game at Central Michigan and junior cornerback Kendric Hawkins, who has yet to play this season because of a stress fracture in his foot, is warming up and could see some playing time. Hawkins, who started seven games last season, gives the secondary quality depth.---Rodney McKissic

Canisius has not yet announced its 2009 men's lacrosse schedule, but Virginia Military Institute released its slate on Friday and according to it, the Koessler Athletic Complex will be the site of a rematch of last season's Metro Atlantic Conference championship game at noon on April 25. The Griffs defeated the Keydets, 14-5, last May 4 in Loudonville to win the MAAC Tour…

UB could be without injured All-MAC tailback James Starks and nose tackle Ronald Hilaire for Saturday's road game against Central Michigan. Starks, who had 296 yards in the Bulls first three games, has a sore hip that occurred late in the win over Temple. Bulls coach Turner Gill listed Starks as doubtful on Tuesday but will be re-evaluated further this week. If Starks is …

Syracuse AD Dr. Daryl Gross, in this interview with ESPN.com said that the football team has yet to show the "obvious progress" necessary for Greg Robinson to remain as football coach beyond this season. The Orange are 1-3 this season as they prepare for their Big East Conference opener Saturday at home against Pittsburgh. Robinson, in his fourth season at Syr…

Here's the first of our series of overviews of the pre-season basketball magazines. Athlon predicts Niagara to finish third in the MAAC, but long seasons for the rest of the Big 4. Here's how Athlon sees the MAAC:1. Siena2. Fairfield3. Niagara4. Rider5. Manhattan6. Loyola7. Iona8. St. Peter's9. Canisius10. Marist --I think Canisius will finish higher, probably between …

UB is a six-point underdog at Central Michigan on Saturday. The Bulls are 3-1 vs. the spread so far this season. They failed to cover the seven-point spread against Temple. ---Rodney McKissic