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The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will host its annual free “Give Kids a Smile Day” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 3 in Squire Hall on the South Campus. Dental school students and staff will treat children ages 2 to 18 who may not have a dentist, may not be able to visit a dentist on a regular basis or may not have the resources to pay for dental care. …

Colleges

University at Buffalo men’s basketball is truly firing on all cylinders. The Bulls are 3-0 in the Mid-American Conference heading into Saturday’s home matchup with the Miami RedHawks (9-7, 2-1). They’ve won their last two games in dominant fashion, defeating Ball State by 20 on Saturday and Akron by 22 on Tuesday. The conference opener was closer, a 10-point deficit,…

Colleges

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…

High Schools

Proper reads and making correct decisions are the responsibility of the quarterback. So too are finding ways to make plays at key moments in a football game. West Seneca West's Matt Myers did it better than anyone else, which is why the senior signal-caller has been chosen as the 2017 Buffalo News Player of the Year. Myers' selection headlines the 60th edition of the…

Colleges

University at Buffalo wide receiver Anthony Johnson and linebacker Khalil Hodge were named to the All-Mid American Conference first team, the league announced Wednesday. UB defensive end Demone Harris was named to the second team; and center James O’Hagan and defensive end Chuck Harris were named to the third team. Johnson had a school-record 14 touchdowns to rank se…

Columns

Naniette Coleman had a memorable homecoming last weekend at the University at Buffalo. "To say this place made me who I am is an understatement," said Coleman, a 2002 UB graduate who is studying for her Ph.D in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Coleman returns as often as she can. Still, this visit had particular meaning: She came back to serve as …

Colleges

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 …

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 Ral…

Gusto

If brevity is the soul of wit, then Demetri Martin is as soulful as they come. The Los Angeles comedian is known for his absurdist humor and turns of phrase that have made him a comedy star. Martin brings his  “Let’s Get Awkward” tour to the area at 8 p.m. Oct. 7 in the University at Buffalo’s Center for the Arts. A former correspondent for “The Daily Show,” Martin has …

Niagara County

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

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…

Obituaries

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. He ea…

Obituaries

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 princ…

Sports

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…

Sports

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 professional f…