Follow live updates of today's Big 4 basketball action from Big 4 program accounts: Central Michigan at UB women, noon. Western Michigan at UB men, 2:30 p.m. Niagara men at Saint Peter’s, 2 p.m. Duquesne at St. Bonaventure women, 4 p.m. Tweets from all Big 4 team accounts will appear below, along with @UBAthletics (only because UB, unlike most colleges, chooses …

Area collegesMEN’S HOCKEYCanisius 3, RIT 1C (9-10-5, 8-4-4): Dylan McLaughlin 2a, Ryan Schmelzer g-aAmerican International 7, Niagara 3N (3-17-3, 3-12-2): Sam Rennaker 2gBuffalo State 3, Lebanon Valley 2BS (12-3-1): Taylor Pryce gwgWOMEN’S HOCKEYCortland 2, Buffalo State 1BS (10-5-1, 5-4): Christine Harris gWRESTLINGUB 22, Old Dominion 14MEN’S VOLLEYBALLWittenburg 25…

It was an unconventional night in local college hockey. Canisius was badly outshot and won, while Niagara had a big edge in shots but lost. Charles Williams performed a little magic for the Golden Griffins in their 3-1 win at RIT. Williams finished with 45 saves in stealing a win for Canisius. Entering the game, Williams had the second-best save percentage in the countr…

The Canisius men’s basketball team dug itself a big first-half hole at Quinnipiac on Friday night. The Golden Griffins couldn’t climb out of it fast enough in the second half to avoid their second straight loss – the first time that has happened since mid-November. The Bobcats finished the game with a 95-90 win. Canisius outscored Quinnipiac, 58-48, in a game that…

PRE-GAME PREP Saturday at Alumni Arena UB Women vs. Central Michigan, noon. UB Men vs. Western Michigan, 2:30 p.m. WOMEN'S GAME: This is a rematch of last year's Mid-American Conference championship game, won by UB, 73-71, on Stephanie Reid's last-second bank shot. Central Michigan is favored to win the MAC this year and whipped UB, 88-71, several weeks ago. Ju…

Coaching icon Sister Maria Pares, who died Friday Jan. 20, 2017, at age 75, could be a fiery and animated presence on the sidelines. She has been inducted to the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame - and three others.collhigh

Sister Maria Pares would say she stood “5 foot 3, maybe.” Through her groundbreaking career as a coach and advocate for women’s athletics, she was a giant. [PHOTO GALLERY: Sister Maria Pares through the years] Pares died Friday from cancer complications. She was 75. Pares was a pioneer in women’s sports while defying conventional beliefs about what a nu…

Follow live updates of today's Big 4 basketball action from Big 4 program accounts: Canisius men at Quinnipiac, 7 p.m. Fairfield at Niagara women, 7 p.m. Tweets from all Big 4 team accounts will appear below, along with @UBAthletics (only because UB, unlike most colleges, chooses to tweets updates from that account rather than its team accounts). Tweets from http…

For one day, there’s no place like road for the St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team. Mariah Ruff, Gabby Richmond and Mckenna Maycock (Randolph) delivered solid performances at the Mullins Center in Amherst, Mass., as the Bonnies defeated Atlantic 10 host Massachusetts, 55-38, during a Thursday matinee that served as the Education Day at UMass. Ruff scored a g…

RIT vs. Canisius 7:05 p.m., Friday at Polisseni Center 7:35 p.m., Saturday at HarborCenter 1. Charles remains in charge. Senior transfer goaltender Charles Williams has been solid for the Golden Griffins. He earned his fourth weekly honor, being named the Atlantic Hockey Goaltender of the Week. He stopped 84 of 87 shots anchoring the Griffs to a three-point weekend at…

American International at Niagara at Dwyer Arena 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 1. The losing streak is over. Niagara ended an eight-game losing streak with a 3-1 win against Bentley last Saturday in Dwyer Arena. The win moved the Purple Eagles to 3-11-2 in Atlantic Hockey, 3-16-3 overall. 2. Splitting the goaltending duties. In the two weekends since the holiday brea…

Sara Hinriksdottir still desperately misses her twin sister and the seafood dishes her father cooks back in her homeland of Iceland. Yet her transition to life as an American college basketball player has taken a great leap forward in her second season for Canisius College. The 6-foot-1 sophomore has turned into one of the better players in the Metro Atlantic Athleti…

Apparently, the University at Buffalo women’s basketball team has some of its mojo back after beginning Mid-American Conference play with three straight losses earlier this month. Tuesday night, the Bulls (13-4, 3-3 MAC) led virtually all the way in a 61-50 victory at Bowling Green. It turned out to be a fairly routine victory for UB which had a comfortable lead most of…

Follow live updates of today's Big 4 basketball action from Big 4 program accounts as well as our Mark Gaughan from the Canisius-Niagara rivalry matchup: Canisius women at Niagara, 7 p.m. UB women at Bowling Green, 7 p.m. Tweets from all Big 4 team accounts, as well as @UBAthletics (only because UB chooses to tweets updates from that account rather than team account…