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Jack Goods

Jack Goods has covered the Bills, Sabres, Bandits and college sports for The Buffalo News. He is a graduate of Marquette University.


Bandits

Only a tiny inner circle knew what Connor Fields was going through during his senior season at Albany. His coaches, parents, athletic trainers. Maybe one teammate, but only because his father helped provide Fields with the brace he wore to add stability to his right knee. Fields, a star attackman for the Great Danes lacrosse team and former Bishop Timon-St. Jude star, p…

Bandits

The National Lacrosse League Draft provides an excellent opportunity for the Buffalo Bandits to reload. The Bandits own two of the first five picks in Tuesday's draft, slated for 7 p.m. at Xfinity Live! in Philadelphia. That includes the No. 3 pick, acquired from the Vancouver Stealth (which were recently renamed the Vancouver Warriors) in a trade back in 2014, and thei…

Bandits

The Buffalo Bandits are turning to a pair of former franchise legends to coach the team in 2018-2019. John Tavares and Rich Kilgour, who served as assistants on Troy Cordingley’s staff, have been elevated to co-head coaches, while Cordingley has been reassigned to assistant general manager with a focus on scouting, the team announced Thursday. Tavares, the franchise’…

High Schools

Cardinal O'Hara's Tommy Appenheimer comes from a royal family of Western New York runners. Both his parents, Tom and Heather, ran at Canisius College and are in the school's Hall of Fame. Heather holds the Canisius records for the 3,000-meter, 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter races and was The Buffalo News' 1992 Runner of the Year. Tom is top 10 in multiple categories in th…

Colleges

Kickoff: 6 p.m. Saturday. TV: ESPN+. Radio: ESPN 1520. Records: Buffalo 2-0 (0-0), Eastern Michigan 2-0 (0-0). Game day: Tickets are $30, with Stampede Square opening at 3 p.m. Country singer Chase Bryant is performing at 4 p.m. as part of the Tailgate Concert series. Last time out: This week's matchup, the first between Mid-American Conference foes this sea…

Bandits

Terry and Kim Pegula are again expanding their sports empire. The Pegulas, who purchased the National Lacrosse League's Buffalo Bandits in 2011, were introduced as the owners of an expansion National Lacrosse League franchise in Rochester on Thursday afternoon in front of Blue Cross Arena. The new franchise, set to launch for the 2019-20 season, will inherit the Rochest…

High Schools

This is part of a series highlighting the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame's 2018 class. The 15-member class will be inducted Oct. 9. For tickets, visit GBSHOF.com.  John Faller has been looking through old files and newspaper clips lately, preparing his speech and a bio for the upcoming Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. It's given him a chance …

Colleges

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. Saturday. TV: ESPN3. Radio: ESPN 1520. Records: Buffalo 1-0, Temple 0-1. Last time out: The Bulls took care of business in their opener last Saturday, dominating Football Championship Subdivision foe Delaware State in a 48-10 rout. UB quarterback Tyree Jackson threw for a career-high six touchdowns despite earning the rest of the night off af…

Colleges

Another marquee hockey event is coming to Buffalo. Atlantic Hockey, the conference that boasts both Canisius and Niagara's men's hockey programs, announced its tournament semifinals and final are moving from Rochester to the HarborCenter in 2019. "We feel that moving to this location is going to enhance and help us grow the awareness of Atlantic Hockey," league commi…

Bandits

The Buffalo Bandits will host the Toronto Rock in the National Lacrosse League's season-opening Face Off Weekend on Dec. 1, marking the second earliest start to the season in the league's 33-year history. The NLL schedule, announced by the league on Thursday afternoon, stays at 18 games for a sixth straight year. The slate is unbalanced, as Buffalo will play Toronto, Ph…

Colleges

On paper, University at Buffalo football's 2018 offensive unit is one of the best the program has ever had. Boasting arguably the best wideout in the country in Anthony Johnson, 6-foot-7 rocket-armed quarterback Tyree Jackson, a steady offensive line and a bevy of skilled running backs, coach Lance Leipold and his co-offensive coordinators have plenty of tools to work w…

Colleges

Kickoff: 6 p.m. Saturday. TV: ESPN3. Radio: ESPN 1520. Records: Buffalo 0-0, Delaware State 0-0. Gameday: Tickets are $30, with Stampede Square opening at 3 p.m. Local pop singer Keith James, who appeared on the sixth season of NBC's "The Voice," will perform at 4 p.m. as part of the Tailgate Concert series. History: These teams have met only once before, a …

Colleges

University at Buffalo's Dominic Johnson picked the perfect year to get back into basketball. A two-sport athlete growing up in Windsor, Ont., the then-redshirt freshman reserve quarterback opted to walk on to the basketball team last year after the end of the football season. Little did he know that he signed up to experience the best campaign in program history firstha…

High Schools

Akron | Cleveland Hill | Gowanda/Pine Valley | JFK | Roy-Hart | Silver Creek/Forestville | Wilson Akron Tigers (4-4) Coach: Andrew Clouse, fourth season Home field: Unnamed Program founded: Unknown Outlook: The Tigers, who improved by two wins last season and earned a spot in the playoffs, feature a pair of returning Class C South first-team selections on the d…

High Schools

Albion | Depew | Lackawanna | Medina | Olean | Springville Albion Purple Eagles (6-2) Coach: Adam Krenning, second season Home field: Spierdowis Field Program founded: 1898 Outlook: The Purple Eagles return eight starters on each side of the ball, making Albion a favorite in Class B. Adding to their depth is a strong group from a JV team that went 8-0 last seaso…