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Federal judge dismisses ex-coach’s suit against UB, NCAA

Former University at Buffalo basketball coach Tim Cohane has lost another round in his 10-year legal battle with UB and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

A federal judge has dismissed Cohane’s lawsuit accusing the NCAA of conspiring with UB and the Mid American Conference to remove him as head coach.

The ruling by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny is based in part on the recommendations of U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder Jr., who ruled that Cohane was given plenty of opportunity to challenge his resignation and the NCAA violations against him.

Skretny’s decision is the latest development in a suit that has its roots in Cohane’s resignation in 1999 and allegations of intimidation and bullying by the NCAA and UB and bribes and threats by Cohane.

Cohane’s attorney said he will appeal.