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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…

Lance Leipold will see a familiar face on the opposite sideline Thursday night against Minnesota, but P.J. Fleck is coaching a new team with a new staff that complicates preparations for UB leading up to its season opener. Fleck, who rose to coaching stardom after taking Western Michigan from 1-11 in his first year in 2013 to 13-1 last season, took the Gophers' head-coa…

March 23, 1928 – Aug. 16, 2017 Jan Per Roalsvig, of Clarence, retired associate professor of physics at the University at Buffalo, died last Wednesday in Buffalo General Medical Center after a short illness. He was 89. Born in Stavanger, Norway, he majored in mathematics, chemistry and physics at University of Oslo and received his bachelor’s degree in 1952. H…

Feb. 2, 1928 – Aug. 3, 2017 Gerhard Levy had a profound effect on the drugs we take. In his research with students and colleagues at the University at Buffalo in the 1960s, he looked into how medicines are absorbed into the body, how they are distributed, how their effectiveness fades and how they are eliminated. Those findings, which have become the guiding pri…

Mike Roberts has been named the new University at Buffalo head softball coach, UB Director of Athletics Allen Greene announced Thursday. The fourth head coach in team history, Roberts comes from the University of Washington, where he served as the Huskies' pitching coach for the last two seasons. UW went 50-14 last season with Roberts' help, advancing to the College Sof…

Friday Night Lights should remain high school football's day to shine, according to a National Federation of State High School Associations. The NFHS announced Wednesday it has adopted the following resolution: “Be it resolved that every Friday night during the fall in America is ‘High School Football Night.’ “Be it further resolved that college and profes…

Volunteers on Thursday will begin collecting soil samples from nearly 300 spots in Tonawanda and Grand Island to determine how air pollution has affected neighborhoods around the Tonawanda Coke Plant. The soil sampling is a collaboration between the grassroots group Citizen Science Community Resources, the University at Buffalo and SUNY Fredonia. Funding for the $711…

Larry D'Arcy will be remembered as a cerebral coach who not only was a student of the game of football but had the ability to bring out the best in players he mentored. The former St. Joe's, Maryvale and Burgard assistant football coach passed away suddenly early Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack Monday night. He was 60 years old. While D'Arcy coached at…

Word of quarterback Matt Myers throwing passes for West Seneca West during a 7-on-7 tournament at Lancaster High School on Tuesday made the rounds on social media. It's something that the University at Buffalo commit will be doing with regularity this football season as the 2016 first team All-Western New York selection announced via Twitter Wednesday afternoon that he …

April 28, 1925 – July 24, 2017 Her family in Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, feared that C. Bhargavi Rao would never get married. The second oldest of seven children and the only daughter, she defied her parents’ wishes and insisted on getting an education. At that time, school was not considered a priority for girls, and they commonly became brid…

The University at Buffalo men's basketball team completed its non-conference schedule, putting together 13 games leading into Mid-American Conference play. The season kicks off for the third-straight year with an exhibition game against Daemen on Nov. 3. The regular season kicks off at 1 p.m. Nov. 11 against Big 4 rival Canisius in Alumni Arena. Men's basketball h…

Jan. 12, 1955 – June 24, 2017 If there ever is a superhero named Libraryman, his secret identity might be someone like Mike Lavin. By day, he was a library specialist at the University at Buffalo who was respected nationwide. After hours, in his mental laboratory, he created a fusion that brought him equal renown – high analysis of the lowbrow genre of comic book…

Oct. 30, 1928 – April 22, 2017 Paul S. Guinn Jr., of Marilla, a respected European historian and associate professor emeritus at the University at Buffalo, died Saturday in Mercy Hospital after a long illness. He was 88. Born in the Hague, Netherlands, while his father was serving as a commercial attache to the U.S. Consulate, he and his family moved frequently wh…

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…

The University at Buffalo this fall is expected to complete its Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, a $375 million undertaking that began in October 2013. The eight-story, 628,000-square-foot building is the largest construction project in UB’s 170-year history.