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The scenario was always the same for Steven Means growing up. Whenever a pick-up football game would begin in the vacant lot next to his house on Northampton Street, Means’ goal was simple: Make the play that would win the Super Bowl. Maybe that was with the winning catch, or a game-deciding sack. No matter how it happened, the ending was the same, with Means a world…

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The University at Buffalo’s Class of 2018 has a bit of Western New York flavor to it. The Bulls announced 14 initial signees for their incoming recruiting class on Wednesday, the first day of a new 72-hour period where recruits can sign early instead of waiting until February. Of those 14 players, three played at area high schools and three more are from the state of…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Brockport football: Multiple former Section VI players came up big for Brockport again this weekend, helping propel the Golden Eagles to the Division III final four. Niagara Falls graduate DaQuan Hubbard caught five balls for 125 yards and former South Park star Tyree Br…

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University at Buffalo football has to endure another anxious day of scoreboard watching before learning its fate Sunday afternoon. "I've been having butterflies in my stomach all week," senior defensive end Demone Harris said. The Bulls clinched bowl eligibility last Friday with a 31-24 upset victory of Ohio, but just because the team is eligible doesn't mean they're…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. St. Bonaventure men's basketball: Courtney Stockard hit a layup with 3.2 seconds remaining to complete the Bonnies' upset victory against previously unbeaten Maryland Friday at the Emerald Coast Classic. Stockard, who missed the previous two games with injury, scored a c…

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As the game clock ran down to zero and the University at Buffalo clinched bowl eligibility, UB coach Lance Leipold thought about his player that wasn't gleefully leaping on the sideline with him. UB defensive end Solomon Jackson died suddenly in 2016 following an offseason workout. His memory is draped all over the program. Jackson's No. 41 is painted on the field and w…

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Kickoff: 1 p.m. Friday. TV: ESPN3. Radio: ESPN 1520. Records: Buffalo 5-6 (3-4 in MAC), Ohio 8-3 (5-2). Gameday: Tickets are $14, a decrease from the normal price for the regular season finale. Stampede Square opens at 10 a.m. Last time out: Tyree Jackson became the first UB quarterback to throw for over 300 yards in three straight games in the Bulls' 40-24 …

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2017 wasn't supposed to be a big year for the University at Buffalo's Emmanuel Reed. Junior Johnathan Hawkins entered the season as the feature running back, coming off a 338-yard sophomore season as Jordan Johnson's backup. Reed was supposed to be a change of pace runner as he continued to get accustomed to the offense. "During the offseason, you definitely train to…

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University at Buffalo football can become bowl eligible, for the first time under  coach Lance Leipold, with a victory in its regular-season finale Friday afternoon. After victories the last two weeks against Bowling Green and Ball State, a win against Ohio U. would put the Bulls at six on the season. That's the minimum  needed to get consideration for a bowl. "Every…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Isaiah Reese: Canisius men's basketball's sophomore guard recorded the first triple-double in the program's 114-year history, totaling 23 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds in the Golden Griffin's 104-84 victory against Youngstown State. Reese has surpassed the 20-point ma…

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The University at Buffalo’s hopes for a bowl game lives to see another week, thanks in most part to the duo of quarterback Tyree Jackson and wide receiver Anthony Johnson. The two hooked up for four touchdowns through the air Thursday night as the Bulls came away with a 40-24 win at Ball State. UB improved to 5-6 overall and 3-4 in the Mid-American Conference, which …

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Kickoff: 7 p.m. Thursday. TV: CBS Sports Network. Radio: ESPN 1520. Records: Buffalo 4-6 (2-4 in MAC), Ball State 2-8 (0-6). Last time out: The Bulls snapped a four-game losing streak last Tuesday, downing Bowling Green 38-28. Quarterback Tyree Jackson was prolific, throwing for 406 yards and three touchdowns, while running back Theo Anderson ran for 133 yards …

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As the mike linebacker and defensive signal caller, University at Buffalo's Khalil Hodge has to be aware of everything on the field. He says he's like the defensive quarterback. Hodge gets the play from the sidelines, reads the offensive set and adjusts the defense accordingly. Once the ball is snapped, he has a split second to make a decision, find the ball carrier and…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Niagara men's basketball: The Purple Eagles took advantage of St. Bonaventure guard Jaylen Adams' injury to start  their season with a bang. Niagara downed the NCAA Tournament-hopeful Bonnies in the Riley Center Friday night. Kahlil Dukes scored a team-leading 23 points …

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Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday TV: ESPNU Radio: ESPN 1520 Records: Buffalo 3-6 (1-4 in MAC), Bowling Green 2-7 (2-3) Gameday: Tickets are $30. There is no Tailgate Series concert this week, but Stampede Square opens at 4:30 p.m. Last time out: UB starting quarterback Tyree Jackson returned to action after missing over a month with a knee injury, but it wasn't en…