Allen Greene, University at Buffalo athletics director, joined Buffalo News Sports Columnists Bucky Gleason and Jerry Sullivan during their weekly radio show on 1270 The Fan on Monday.
Greene reflected on UB’s eventful homecoming Saturday, which started with a groundbreaking ceremony for the school’s $18 million Murchie Fieldhouse and ended with the Bulls playing in the highest-scoring game in NCAA FBS history, a 71-68 loss to Western Michigan in seven overtimes.
“It was so exciting,” Greene said. “I have had colleagues from across the country who reached out to me Saturday night and even yesterday saying how cool of an atmosphere it was, how cool of a game it was.”
“I’ve practically been screaming from the rooftops for people to get over to UB and check out the games there,” Gleason said. “If you want to watch offensive football, if you like offensive football and the passing game, watch a game in the MAC.”
Greene also reacted to the recent recruiting scandals in college basketball.
“You can’t teach or coach integrity,” Greene said. “You either have it or you don’t. And so we do the very best that we can to make sure that our coaches know at UB that we are not a win-at-all-costs program and that we are going to do things the right way. And it may be more challenging that way. We may lose more games than we should. But we’re not going to cut corners.”
Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle also joined the show to talk about the Bills’ loss in Cincinnati and the MLB playoffs.