UB women's slate announced
The University at Buffalo women's basketball team opens its season against Big 4 rival Canisius, the first of 13 non-conference games on the Bulls schedule which was released on Thursday.
Following Canisius (Nov. 9), is the Bulls home opener against Youngstown State (Nov. 13), and four consecutive road games beginning at Oakland (Nov. 16) The Bulls then head to Wright State (Nov. 18) followed by Dayton (Nov. 23) and Eastern Illinois (Nov. 24). Duquesne (Nov. 28) begins a stretch of five of six games at home through December.
The Bulls open up December at Bucknell (Dec. 1) before hosting St. Bonaventure (Dec. 5), Binghamton (Dec. 8), Niagara University (Dec. 21) and Pittsburgh (Dec. 29). Buffalo rounds out non-league play at Cornell (Jan. 5). The Bulls begin Mid-American Conference play at home against Northern Illinois (Jan. 10).
Canisius names captains
Canisius College hockey coach Dave Smith announced senior forwards Preston Shupe and Torrey Lindsay will serve as captains for the upcoming season.
Shupe has appeared in 99 games for the Griffs, and he returns as the team's active career scoring leader with 57 points. Lindsay has 33 points in 103 career games.
U.S. soccer savoring tour
The U.S. women's soccer team is going to savor its gold medal from the London Olympics a little longer.
The Americans said Thursday they will play two exhibitions against Germany in October as part of their post-Olympic "victory tour." The first game will be Oct. 20 in Bridgeview, Ill., with the second three days later in East Hartford, Conn.
Team USA, winners of three straight Olympic gold medals, begins its tour Saturday against Costa Rica in Rochester.
More allegations vs. Lance
Tyler Hamilton says Lance Armstrong gave him an illegal blood booster at his house before the 1999 Tour de France and the two teammates compared notes on using performance-enhancing drugs as far back as 1998.
Hamilton makes the allegations in his book, "The Secret Race. Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France, Doping, Cover-ups and Winning at All Costs," set to be published Sept. 5.
Armstrong has long denied doping but last week chose not to fight drug charges made by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which erased his 14 years of results, including seven Tour de France titles.
From News and wire reports