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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

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…

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,…

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. H…

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 pri…

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 profes…

Erie County

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…

Sports

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…

Sports

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 …

Obituaries

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…

Sports

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…

Obituaries

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…