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The Niagara women's hockey team will be down an assistant coach as the Purple Eagles begin to prepare for the upcoming season, now only 17 days away. Allison Coomey, who was one of the original players for the Niagara program and served as an assistant coach on Monteagle Ridge for four years, has taken a similar position with Boston University. Coomey joins Katie Lachape…

Pittsford -- The Buffalo State football team went just 2-8 last year, but weren't as bad as that record may have indicated. So it shouldn't be a huge surprise that the Bengals are trailing just 3-0 at halftime against St. John Fisher at Growney Stadium. The Bengals offense has been iffy at best with three fumbles (one lost) and two interceptions, but the defense has made…

Drew Willy Hail Mary pass to Naaman Roosevelt from 35 yards out with no time remaining wins the game for UB, 30-28. ---Rodney McKissic

The Bulls defense made adjustments at halftime and Temple punted on both of its possessions in the third quarter. UB has the ball 3rd and 3 from the Temple 7 to start the fourth quarter. ---Rodney McKissic

UB lost two key contributors to its defensive line because of injuries. Ronald Hilaire (leg) and Bruno Lapointe (stinger) have been ruled out for the remainder of the game.---Rodney McKissic

Temple took advantage of a Drew Willy fumble and scored a touchdown with six seconds left in the half as the Owls took a 21-14 lead at the halftime. The Bulls defense is having difficulty stopping Temple QB Adam DiMichele, who has completed 13 of 15 passes for 174 yards and two TDs and rushed for 39 yards on eight carries. ---Rodney McKissic

The Bulls offense is off to a slow start, and the defense had a goal-line stand on Temple's opening drive, but the the Owls managed to punch it in on their second drive and lead 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. UB defensive lineman Bruno Lapointe left the game with a stinger but is expected to return.---Rodney McKissic

Former UB assistant coach Buddy Ryan and Bulls legends Gerry Philbin and John Stofa are the honorary captains for today's game against Temple. Ryan, the Godfather of the punishing 46 zone defense which propelled the Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl in the mid 80s, wore a No. 46 UB jersey. ---Rodney McKissic

UB fans may not like it, but Turner Gill's name is already being tossed around for the potential opening at Syracuse. Here are some other names to keep in mind: Skip Holtz, head coach, East Carolina - With wins over Virginia Tech and West Virginia, Holtz's name has to be at the top of the list.Doug Marrone, offensive coordinator, New Orleans Saints - Played at Syracuse fr…

Arizona tight end Rob Gronkowski, the former Williamsville North product, could be ready to play at New Mexico this weekend after missing the first two games with strep throat. Gronkowski caught 28 passes for 525 yards and six touchdowns last year and has not practiced since Aug. 30. ---Rodney McKissic

UB's two deep vs. Temple which can be found here is similar to the Pitt two deep except that sophomore Kyle Brey is Jesse Rack's back up at tight end ahead of senior Robert Yealu. ---Backup junior right tackle Jordan Jerrold (knee) and junior cornerback Kendric Hawkins (foot) are doubtful for Temple as is senior defensive lineman Chris Callahan, who was injured during the…

Carlin Hartman, the former Grand Island standout, is one of the assistant coaches at Richmond who violated NCAA rules regarding communication with recruits via text messages and telephone calls last year. The violations are being processed by the NCAA as major because rules were knowingly and repeatedly broken according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Hartman resigned …

UB trails Pitt by one heading into the final quarter. Pitt has the ball to start the quarter on its own 26. ---Rodney McKissic

A.J. Principe kicked a 35-yard field just before halftime to cut Pitt's lead to 10-9. Should be a competitive game in the second half. ---Rodney McKissic

UB leads Pitt at the end of the first quarter, 6-0. Tailback Brandon Thermilus scored from a yard out but A.J. Principe missed the PAT. ---Rodney McKissic