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I was working in the News office Friday night, and part of my duties was to monitor Friday night's Atlantic 10 softball game between St. Bonaventure and Fordham. It was pretty interesting, because ... the ... game ... took ... forever to play. Fordham eliminated the Bonnies, 8-2, in 13 innings at UNC-Charlotte in a game that lasted 5 hours and 13 minutes. I used CSTV'…

Why is everyone up in arms over Kentucky's Billy Gillispie offering a scholarship to an eighth-grader? People are acting like he offered the kid drugs on a street corner and not a free education. Besides, this isnt rare. The first time Lou Carnesecca saw Chris Mullin in grade school, he offered him a scholarship to St. John's. Damon Bailey was a mortal lock to attend Indi…

As if the Mid-American Conference isn't tough enough, Ohio University's women's basketball team just picked up a big recruit. As in its new head coach. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Semeka Randall will likely be announced as the school's new women's hoops coach at 1 p.m. press conference today. Randall is 2000 graduate of Tennessee and was part of Pat Summitt'…

If you opened your Sports Illustrated this week, you may have seen a familiar name staring at you on page 28. St. Bonaventure senior baseball player Randy Moley was featured in the magazine's Faces in the Crowd piece. Moley, a native of Lancaster, enters this week ranked fourth in the nation with a .429 batting average. He already set the single-season record for hits in…

Sixty-nine college basketball players have applied for the NBA Draft according to a list that was released on Thursday. The list also includes 22 international players bringing the overall total to 90 underclassmen available. Before we start saying how most of the kids are crazy for applying for the draft many players (Joe Alexander? Wayne Ellington? Danny Green?) will lik…

Now that everyone has wrapped up spring football practice, it's time to look ahead and pick the top 25 teams in the county heading into the preseason. Ohio State looks like a strong No. 1 once again, but if the Buckeyes slip Georgia, USC, Missouri and Oklahoma are all capable of overtaking the top spot: 1. Ohio State - DE Thaddeus Gibson is a rising star.2. Georgia – Deep…

Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com conducted a poll seeking the top assistant basketball coaches in the country. He received more than 450 responses asking for the top three assistant coaches in the nation. He broke the list down into two groups: The top 20 high major assistants and the top 10 mid-major assistants. While no one from the Big 4 made the list Syracuse's Mike Hopki…

Brock University, who won its second Canadian National Championship under coach Ken Murray this past season, is tentatively scheduled to host Mercer, Georgia Tech and Missouri on Labor Day weekend as part of a pre-season exhibition tour. Two years ago, Brock played host to Florida, at the time the defending national champion, which featured Al Horford and Joakim Noah. M…

Now that Joey Haynos is trying to catch on in the NFL, Maryland's primary weapon at tight end is senior Dan Gronkowski, the former Williamsville North standout, according to this feature in Rivals.com. ---Rodney McKissic 

The University at Buffalo's Jamey Richard was one of three centers picked by the Colts in the two-day draft, following second-round pick Mike Pollak from Arizona State and Wake Forest’s Steven Justice who was selected in the sixth round. Chances are at least two of them will be moved to guard. "They know they have aging linemen and have some concerns inside," Ri…

UB defensive end Trevor Scott was picked by the Oakland Raiders with the third pick in the sixth round today. The last UB player selected was wideout Drew Haddad, a seventh-round pick by the Buffalo Bills in 2000. The Colts tabbed center Jamey Richard with the 29th pick in the seventh round.

The controversial BCS system will likely remain intact according to this story in Sunday's New York Times. While an NFL-style playoff system is clearly out of the question, a Plus One model might be proposed but even that will probably find some resistence because it opens the door for a playoff. “It has a tail and it barks," Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney said. &q…

Don't expect any University at Buffalo basketball players with profiles on Facebook or MySpace anytime soon.UB coach Reggie Witherspoon was clueless on how Facebook and MySpace works until last week when junior guard Andy Robinson solicted help for a reading assignement on his Facebook page. Robinson, who led the team in scoring last season, was suspended indefinitely.With…

While senior quarterback Drew Willy played well in Saturday's Blue and White Scrimmage at the University at Buffalo, the performance of backups Gerry Jorgensen and Ed Young were uneven at best. Jorgensen was 7-for-17 for 63 yards and a pick and Young was 5-for-15 for 98 yards. It is an indication that Willy needs to stay healthy or UB will be in trouble behind center. Coa…

Four offensive players sat out of today's Blue and White Scrimmage at the University at Buffalo because of injury, all tight ends: Kyle Brey, Jesse Rack, Robert Yealu and Bryan Kisabeth. The Bulls currently have three tight ends listed on the roster in sophomore Aaron Connacher, junior Michael Marr and senior Matt Abdo. The defense had several players sitting out because …