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The expectations have never been higher for the St. Bonaventure men's basketball program. The Bonnies were picked to finish second in the Atlantic 10 as the conference released its preseason poll Tuesday morning. Rhode Island, the defending conference champs, were picked to repeat. The backcourt of seniors Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley is the nation's top returning sc…

Tickets for the 27th annual Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame dinner are now on sale. Tickets may be purchased at www.gbshof.com by completing the online ticket application. Tickets are priced at $95 each and $850 for a table of 10. The 2017 induction ceremonies will be held Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St., Buffalo. A…

The start of the season is still a few weeks away and St. Bonaventure senior Jaylen Adams racked up another early-season honor. Adams was one of 20 NCAA Division I players named candidates for the 2018 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Named after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic and Holy Cross guard Bob …

When a school leaves a conference, you don't expect it to be an amicable departure. You definitely don't expect the two conference's commissioners to work together to make it happen. Yet, that's exactly what happened with Buffalo State football, which announced this week it will move from the Empire 8 to the Liberty League in 2019. The switch, and why it's beneficial…

The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Buffalo State men's soccer: The Bengals earned a spot in the NCAA Top 25 for the first time since 1984 thanks to a long-lasting unbeaten streak. Shutout victories this week against Plattsburgh and Potsdam pushed the point streak to 12 games. Goalie Andreas Queen broke a …

Nick Hutchison scored twice on the power play and Canisius killed off all seven Robert Morris power plays in a 4-1 Atlantic Hockey victory on Saturday night over the Colonials at Harbor Center. It was the first regular season and conference victory for new Canisius coach Trevor Large. The Griffs never trailed. Dylan McLaughlan, a junior from Lancaster, gave them 1-0 …

Follow live coverage of today's UB football game (kickoff is 3:30 p.m.) against Mid-American Conference rival Northern Illinois via our Bucky Gleason and select accounts. http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/13/ub-football-gameday-bulls-vs-northern-illinois/ Follow along below: Tweets from https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/ub-coverage !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.g…

Area Colleges Friday’s results WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL UB 25-25-25, Northern Illinois 23-14-19 UB (10-8, 3-4): Andrea Mitrovic 17 kills, 6 digs; Polina Prokudina 11 kills, 7 digs Daemen 25-25-25, Molloy 23-18-19 D (8-10, 4-2): Cristina Apostol 15 kills MEN’S SOCCER Buffalo State 1, Plattsburgh 0 BS (11-1-2, 4-0-2): Brandon Galanti gwg Fredoni…

It was a gut check in the very first game of the season. Through the first 40 minutes, Canisius couldn't stay out of the penalty box. It couldn't clear the puck out of its own zone on the power play. And when they got their own chances with the man-advantage, they gave up quality shorthanded scoring chances. The Golden Griffins found themselves down 3-0 to Robert Mo…

Ryan Schmelzer doesn't have any particular numbers in mind. He's not aiming for a certain number of goals, or points, or even wins. What matters are the key wins, the wins that build a program, the wins that get the Canisius College Golden Griffins back to the Atlantic Hockey championship. The senior from Buffalo has seen a bit of everything in his four year collegia…

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. Saturday. TV: ESPN3. Radio: 1520 AM. Records: Buffalo 3-3, Northern Illinois 3-2. Game day: Tickets are $30, with Stampede Square opening at 12:30. The Chicago Authority, a Chicago tribute band, is the headliner for the Tailgate Concert Series. Last time out: The Bulls lost in the highest scoring game in FBS history last week, a 71-6…

Niagara continues to have a strong volleyball campaign, upending rival Canisius in four games in Gallagher Center Thursday night. The Purple Eagles won the first game, 25-22, with the Griffs coming back with a 25-18 win. Niagara won the next two in a tight battle, 28-26, 25-22, to earn the match victory. Three players had 10 kills for Niagara -- Nicole Matheis, Grace He…

Canisius College kicks off its hockey season with a banner raising as the Golden Griffins host Robert Morris for a two-game Atlantic Hockey series in HarborCenter. The team will hoist a banner for winning last year's regular season Atlantic Hockey championship before its 7:35 p.m. game on Friday. The teams will meet again at 7:35 p.m. on Saturday. Here's what you nee…

Drew Anderson's phone was blowing up after his game Saturday, but it took him a while to check. He had the game of his life, throwing for 597 yards, recording seven passing touchdowns and running for one in the University at Buffalo's 71-68 seven-overtime loss to Western Michigan. "It's a wild game," Anderson said. "People are kinda still talking about that. It's too ba…

St. Bonaventure goalkeeper Lauren Malcolm, a sophomore from Moon Township, Pa., was named NCAA Women's Soccer National Player of the Week after an open Twitter vote of four finalists from around the country. Malcolm picked up 42 percent of the vote against Mara Cosentino of Colgate, Katie Forsee of Portland State and Rachel Morrier of UMass-Lowell. Last week, Malcolm ma…