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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, whic…

Colleges

Team: University at Buffalo Bulls Affiliation: Mid-American Conference Coach: Nate Oats, 3rd year (37-30) Last year: 20-15, 10-8 (3rd) A few years out from the University at Buffalo's first trip to the NCAA Tournament, coach Nate Oats and the Bulls have accomplished something even more elusive than a bid to the big dance: consistent success. It's set a new t…

Colleges

Kyle DeWeen used to make the 30-minute trip to University at Buffalo football games a few times every season when he was a student at Niagara Falls High School. On his way to becoming the starting punter for the Bulls, he took a bit of a detour. DeWeen’s journey started around seventh grade, when he started watching former Bills punter Brian Moorman boom kicks at R…

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Pro Training Basketball is no longer just a YouTube channel. It now has a physical place to call home. Business partners Tony Watson II and Rod Middleton, former University at Buffalo basketball players, celebrated the grand opening of the new facility at 3790 Commerce Court, Suite 100, Wheatfield, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free clinic Sept. 2. The 6,650-squ…

Sports

All Big 4 women's soccer teams kicked off their 2017 seasons on Friday, but only one of them took home a win in the opener. Canisius was the lone team with a victory Friday night, topping Youngstown State, 1-0, in overtime. Madeline Beaulieu scored the winner in the 103rd minute with an assist from Emily Czechowski. The goal came off a corner kick, which Beaulieu headed…

Comedy

It’s probably just a coincidence, but comedian Jeff Jefferies is set to visit Buffalo in February as part of his “Unusual Punishment” tour. The Australian funny man first came to prominence after he was attacked onstage while performing. That story made it into his DVD special, “Contraband,” and he later gained even greater fame after an HBO comedy special. Hi…

Sports

Willie R. Evans, a star running back on the 1958 University at Buffalo team that rejected a Tangerine Bowl invitation because of segregation rules, has died, a spokesman for UB confirmed Thursday. Mr. Evans, 79, died Wednesday, said John Della Contrada, an associate vice president at UB. Mr. Evans was one of only two African American players on the UB football team …

Comedy

It’s hard to overstate the importance of the funny group of the British invasion: Monty Python, an absurdist television sketch troupe that developed an American following and inspired generations of comedians and comedy writers. Founding member John Cleese comes to the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts as part of its Distinguished Speakers Series Dec. 9. Also …

Comedy

Comedian Chris D’Elia has taken it to another level over the past few years. Growing up in Los Angeles, D’Elia was able to find some early work as an actor with small parts on “Chicago Hope,” “Boston Legal” and “Monk.” He started doing standup comedy in the L.A. area in 2006. D’Elia is a fast learner. D’Elia spent the past few years as a prolific …

Comedy

With a unique look, voice and material, comedian Steven Wright is one of those performers that after seeing him once, you will never forget him. His stand-up career includes various specials and the albums, “I Have a Pony” and “I Still Have a Pony.” He’s also acted, written and directed various projects, including his 1989 Academy Award-winning short film “The …

Comedy

The comedy career of David Cross has been long and multifaceted: he can be silly one minute, caustic the next. Local audiences can see for themselves when Cross brings his “Making America Great Again” stand-up tour to the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. March 19. During a recent phone interview, Cross explained his return to stand-up came after a r…

Comedy

The man, who has become one of the world's best-loved comedians through a combination of jokes about his family, his weight and Hot Pockets, is coming to Buffalo. Jim Gaffigan announced on his website this morning that he will play First Niagara Center July 19. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 26 for $59.75 and $49.75. They can be purchased at the First Niagara Center B…

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Hunter Walsh was zoned in. The University at Buffalo freshman had just entered a Big 4 rivalry match for the first time, eager to make an impact in the final five minutes of the first half. Before Bulls goalie Cameron Hogg’s goal kick restarted play, Walsh felt a shove in the back. Startled, he turned to see the aggressor was his older brother, Evan, a redshirt freshman…