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University at Buffalo men’s basketball coach Nate Oats boosted the stock of his program and his own name with a strong showing in the NCAA Tournament. Success on the national stage can turn coaches such as Oats into hot candidates for lucrative job openings around college basketball in the coming weeks. So it would seem that UB did well to lock him up with a five-year e…

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The University at Buffalo has advanced to the semifinals in the Mid-American Conference Tournament in men's and women's basketball. The UB men (24-8 overall, 15-3 MAC) are the top seed and face No. 5 Kent State (17-16) on Friday at 6:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Network at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. UB advanced with an 89-74 victory against Central Michigan in the qu…

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The University at Buffalo men's basketball team has been selected to win the Mid-American Conference East Division in voting released Thursday by the league. Buffalo received 166 points and 24 of a possible 30 first-place votes. The last time the Bulls were selected to finish atop the division in the preseason poll was before the 2004-05 season. UB also received nine…

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The University at Buffalo was picked for fifth out of six in the East Division in the preseason poll for the Mid-American Conference football season, the conference announced Wednesday. Toledo is the overwhelming favorite to win the MAC. The Rockets are the West Division favorites and were picked to win the MAC championship game on 21 of 24 ballots. UB went 2-10 last…

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He doesn't grab national headlines like teammates Richie Laryea and Adam Najem, nor is he a grizzled upperclassman leader like Andrew Souders, Brad Ruhaak and Jake Fenlason, but Ezana Kahsay plays an important role for the Akron Zips men's soccer team. A 2013 graduate of International Prep in Buffalo, the red-shirt freshman is not a starter for the country's No. 5 ranked …

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The result: The Akron Zips, the No. 4-ranked team in the country, won their eighth Mid-American Conference title in the last nine years with a narrow 1-0 victory over upstart University at Buffalo on Sunday at Akron's FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field. With the loss, the Bulls' season ends with a record of 8-7-4 and the title of MAC runners-up. The game was over when: N…

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This week, University at Buffalo head coach Stu Riddle convinced his Bulls that they were destined for the Mid-American Conference final, and his two most dynamic players rose to the occasion in UB's come-from-behind 2-1 overtime win over Western Michigan on Friday at Akron's FirstEnergy Stadium - Cub Cadet Field. Newly minted conference player of the year Russell Ciceron…

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The University at Buffalo men's soccer team faces a fairly unusual scenario: its opponent in the Mid-American Conference Tournament semifinals, Western Michigan, is the same team the Bulls lost to in last Saturday's regular season finale. Needless to say, the foes are familiar, and the pre-match storylines run even deeper. We'll be trekking down to the University of Akron…

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The accolades keep piling up for University at Buffalo midfielder Russell Cicerone. After being selected to the All-Mid-American Conference squad the last two years, the junior has been dubbed the conference's player of the year on Thursday in a vote by MAC coaches. Whether he's sliced up and down the left wing or assumed a free role behind the striker, Cicerone has been…

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You could not have scripted Marcus Hanson's Senior Night more perfectly. The Bulls' captain wrested hope from the jaws of defeat with a late strike before a world-class goal from Russell Cicerone propelled the Bulls to a 2-1 win over Bowling Green, sealing the program's first trip to the Mid-American Conference Tournament since 2011. After going down in the 76th minute, …

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Good luck game-planning against the University at Buffalo women's offense. It's no secret that head coach Shawn Burke likes to isolate his wingers, Julia Benati and Carissima Cutrona, in order to carve apart defenses through the pair's pace and daring dribbling. But forwards Kassidy Kidd and Celina Carrero are proving that foes cannot focus their attention on the flanks,…

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On the heels of a successful trip to England this spring, the University at Buffalo men’s soccer team had every reason to be eager for fall. The arrival of towering 6’5 striker Scott Doney, a transfer from Marshall University, immediately made returning All-Mid-American Conference first-team selection Russell Cicerone more dangerous, and the duo helped the Bulls to an 8-1…