Latest Colleges - The Buffalo News
print logo

A field house for the University at Buffalo football program finally is about to become a reality. UB has reached its fundraising goal to start work on the project and has received approval from the state Division of the Budget to begin construction on the $18 million project. Buffalo Business First first reported the state sanctioning of  the plan. UB football coac…

Canisius College has hired former University of Florida star Eddie Shannon as a new assistant basketball coach. Shannon becomes the third aide to head coach Reggie Witherspoon, joining Chris Hawkins and Larry Blunt. Witherspoon operated with one assistant less than normal last year after being hired late in the offseason calendar. Shannon comes to Canisius after spen…

St. Bonaventure's men's basketball game against Syracuse University will be played on Dec. 22 at the Carrier Dome. It's the the second time in three seasons Bona's will visit the Orange. Syracuse defeated the Bonnies in November 2015, 77-69. The Bonnies return four starters from last year's 20-12 team. Syracuse returns two starters from a team that went 19-15 and went t…

The University at Buffalo men's basketball team will play Syracuse for the first time since 2001 next season. The Bulls will visit the Orange for a non-conference game on Dec. 19, UB announced Tuesday. "This is an outstanding opportunity for our team to go down the road and play a program with the pedigree of Syracuse," UB coach Nate Oats said. "We hope that some of …

St. Bonaventure has raided Little Three rival Canisius, hiring away Randy Mearns to take over as head coach of the new men’s lacrosse program that will debut in the spring of 2019. Mearns starred at Canisius as a player and has spent the past 19 years coaching the Golden Griffins’ men’s team. He directed Canisius to NCAA tournament berths in 2008 and 2012 and carr…

The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team has hired Jamie Quarles of Division II Augusta University in Georgia as new assistant basketball coach. Quarles replaces former NBA player Lindsey Hunter, who spent one season as an aide to head coach Nate Oats. Quarles was a top assistant for Augusta for the past six seasons, during which time the school went 175-58 and…

There is no rest for the juggernaut Canisius College women’s lacrosse team. The Golden Griffins, who made their sixth NCAA Tournament appearance in seven years in May, have a big summer ahead. Coach Scott Teeter and star Erica Evans will represent Canada in both the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in England July 12-22 and in the World Games in Poland July 27-30. Evan…

Alex Rybakov tilted his neck back and opened his palms, eyes closed as he screamed, "ridiculous" toward the sky. The TCU star's first set was unraveling, a mis-hit putting him on the doorstep of a 5-3 deficit with Naoki Nakagawa's serve almost untouchable early on. The 20-year-old from Plainview, New York, ranked No. 911 in the world, dropped the first set to No. 3-seed…

Jim Kwitchoff spent a career coaching other people’s kids. As much as he enjoyed it, it’s always great when he has an opportunity to coach his own. Instead of roaming the sidelines as a top aide to Reggie Witherspoon at the University at Buffalo, Kwitchoff is coaching his sixth-grade son, Ty, and the 12U North Tonawanda Nighthawks team that will be competing for …

Matt Nicholson has been hired as an assistant hockey coach for Niagara University. He had been the head coach of the Amarillo Bulls of the North American Hockey League for the past two seasons. Before that, he spent six seasons as an assistant coach at Robert Morris (2009 to 2015). “Matt is a man of outstanding character who has a passion for developing people and …

Niagara University added a second prolific scoring guard to its recruiting class with the signing of 6-foot-2 Keleaf Tate, the school officially announced. Tate, who announced his commitment last month, averaged 23 points a game as a senior and scored more than 30 points six times for Cesar Chavez High School in Washington, D.C. “We’re excited to round out next y…

The University at Buffalo men's basketball team will play Cincinnati in the first round of the 2017 Cayman Islands Classic, it was announced Thursday. The early season tournament includes eight teams playing three games Nov. 20-22. UB, 17-15 last season, is expected to be one of the better teams in the Mid-American Conference again in 2017-18. Cincinnati was ranked …

One of the great sports rivalries in Western New York remains in a state of perpetual lopsidedness. It was more lopsided than ever this school year. Canisius College won its all-sports rivalry with Niagara University, called the Battle of the Bridge, for the eighth straight year. The final score was 30-8, the biggest margin ever, which means Canisius again will retai…

Former University at Buffalo star shot-putter Jon Jones already has one national title under his belt this year. He aims for another when the USA Track and Field Championships are held June 23-25 in Sacramento, Calif. Jones, 26, won the U.S. Indoor title in March, his second national crown. He won the NCAA Division I championship for UB in 2015. Jones has been tra…