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Buffalo Twitter reacts to University at Buffalo's athletic cuts

The University at Buffalo's announcement that it would cut four intercollegiate sports teams - men's soccer, men's baseball, men's swimming and diving, and women's rowing - set Buffalo Twitter on fire Monday morning, spurring tweets of sadness, anger and sympathy.

UB will drop four sports teams in athletics budget cutback

Here are some of the most passionate and thought-provoking reactions, many from current and former athletes, as well as the college sports community at large.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz:

A powerful take from The News' Mike Harrington:

Bucky Gleason's reaction:

Former University at Buffalo quarterback Joe Licata:

Former UB Spectrum editor-in-chief Aaron Mansfield (and a look back at Bucky Gleason's column on #NYBI):

University at Buffalo commentator-analyst Paul Peck:

Throwing it back to 2014, and this UB Spectrum report:

On baseball, which is in-season now but will cease to exist beyond this spring:

A comparison:

Worth noting:

On the surprise of men's swimming and diving being cut:

University at Buffalo alum, FC Buffalo owner Nick Mendola:

On UB head coach Davie Carmichael's recent hiring:

Former UB men's soccer assistant Blair Stevenson:

Senior men's defender Austin Place:

Former men's soccer goalkeeper Ryan O'Mara:

Former Canisius men's soccer defender Alex DeCarolis:

Recently departed men's soccer head coach Stu Riddle, now at Northern Kentucky:

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