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Here's this week's AP Top 25 poll and coaches poll. My poll is listed below: 1. USC2. LSU3. West Virginia4. Texas5. Florida6. Wisconsin7. Louisville8. Oklahoma9. Ohio State10. UCLA11. Cal12. Penn State13. Rutgers14. Arkansas15. Ga Tech 16. Nebraska17. South Carolina18. Tennessee19. Virginia Tech20. Missouri21. Hawaii22. Clemson23. Georgia24. Florida State25. TCU I c…

The sexual harassment trial of UB senior women's administrator Anucha Browne Sanders and New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas begins today in Manhattan, according to this story in the The New York Times. This story in the New York Daily News claims Browne Sanders was turned down for jobs with Gatorade, Verizon, Georgetown University, Rutgers and her alma mater, Northwestern …

UB junior quarterback Drew Willy completed 90.9 percent (20 of 22) his passes in Saturday's 42-7 win at Temple, the third-best single game performance in Mid-American Conference history. Willy and linebacker Larry Hutchinson are prime candidates for MAC Player of the Week honors, which will be announced Monday afternoon. --Rodney McKissic

12:59: Just found out that fullback Chris Scharon did not make the trip because of an illness believed to be mono. Scharon is primarily used as a blocking back. Sophomore wideout Naaman Roosevelt will start this afternoon's game at Temple. He complained of dizziness following a hard hit on a screen pass during last week's loss at Rutgers, and practiced on a limited basis …

Appalachian State's stunning victory over Michigan is the greatest upset in college football history, and the program deserves all the love its getting this week from across the country. Now The Associated Press announced Thursday that schools in the Football Championship Subdivision - formerly called I-AA - are eligible for the AP Top 25. That's nice but I don't believe …

The UB football team has unfortunately has been a perennial weekly member of ESPN.com's Bottom 10 and things are no different this week. In fact, Saturday's game at Temple is dubbed the "pillow fight" of the week. Ouch. Talk about a must-win! At least the Bulls have some odd company -- Michigan and Notre Dame make very rare Bottom 10 appearances after their emba…

I'm giving out gold stars to anyone who can tell me when was the last time Michigan, Florida State and Miami (Fla.) were left out of either Top 25 college football poll? Here's this week's coaches' poll and the AP poll. Below is the poll I handed in this week to the AP: 1. USC2. LSU3. West Virginia4. Texas5. Florida6. Wisconsin7. Va. Tech8. Louisville9. Oklahoma10. Ohio …

Here's what the Detroit Free Press said Saturday to cap its live blog of the Michigan football team's stunning 34-32 loss to Appalachian State: "Hopefully John Beilein's got the basketball team ready to go in Ann Arbor." ---Mike Harrington

Kendra Faustin was officially named the seventh head coach of Niagara's women's basketball program Wednesday morning. And while Faustin is an extremely qualified candidate with the skill set to succeed on Monteagle Ridge, some around the program are unhappy with the way the search went. Those who are critical cite the fact that Niagara hired the top assistant from rival …

It appears that the top women's assistant at Canisius will be shifting allegiance this week. Sources say that Kendra Faustin will be named Niagara's new women's basketball coach at a press conference Wednesday. Faustin has been the top assistant to Terry Zeh at Canisius for the past three seasons. She was a four-year starter at Lake Superior State and coached previously …

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How will former Niagara star and Montreal native Juan Mendez stack up against the likes of Kobe, LeBron and 'Melo? You can watch Saturday at 3 p.m. when Canada and the United States meet in an Olympic qualifying tournament game in Las Vegas that will be shown live on ESPN 2. Mendez, who finished his career at NU in 2005 as the school's second-leading scorer behind Calvin …

Here's the Syracuse Post-Standard's story in Friday's editions detailing the severity of Andy Rautins' knee injury suffered while playing for Canada in the Olympic qualifying tournament in Las Vegas. Wow. Torn ACL. Partially torn MCL. It was particularly interesting to see that the Orange was 12-0 last year when Rautins scored in double figures. Now with its leading retur…

It looks like Jonny Flynn and Paul Harris will take on even more important roles this season for Syracuse. The Orange suffered what appears to be a huge blow Wednesday night as junior-to-be Andy Rautins suffered a serious knee injury in Canada's loss to Brazil at the Olympic qualifying tournament in Las Vegas. Early word is that Rautins has a torn ACL and that would proba…

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Niagara's non-conference schedule is never laced with many big names and this year's slate is no exception. But I like the fact that coach Joe Mihalich is stepping out of his comfort zone and taking the Purple Eagles to the West Coast for a trip to Santa Clara's Cable Car Classic on Dec. 27-28. (Check out this PDF retrospective on the nation's longest running in-season ev…

Niagara is getting closer to naming a new women's basketball coach as sources close to the program say three candidates will be interviewed on campus this week. It appears that Dan Durkin is one of the potential replacements for Bill Agronin, who resigned from the position las month. Durkin spent 14 years at Duquesne and resigned after this past season. He went 176-217 a…