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ESPN.com Chad Ford drops some knowledge on the first round of the upcoming NBA Draft. Underclassmen have until next Monday to withdraw from the draft. A couple of observations: --- Kansas State Michael Beasley stands 6-7 without his shoes and a little more than 6-8 with his shoes on, making him an undersized power forward. Some scouts insist Beasley will have to play smal…

The MAAC recently announced that the Times Union Center in Albany will host the 2009 tournament, not the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton. Turns out Sovereign Bank officials pulled out of the agreement for fear of losing money and a low turn out. Shout out to colleague Bud Bailey for providing his link from The Times in Jersey about the deal. ---Rodney McKissic

With the addition of Northern Arizona guard Zach Filzen, the University at Buffalo has already filled the void that will be left with the departure of shooting guard Andy Robinson at the end of the 2008-09 season. That is provided Robinson is reinstated to the team after his suspension which all indications are he will be. The 6-foot-3 Filzen will sit out the 2008-09 seas…

Phil Steele's magazines are always packed with information, making it one of the tops on the preseason annual market. He recently released on his website his pre-season Alll-MAC selections and the magazine hits newstands in a few days. Steele makes the ambitious effort of naming four all-conference teams, so each school ends up being pretty well represented. He has nine U…

Preseason annual football magazines are starting to come in, and today's trip to Barnes and Noble yielded Athlon's Mid-American Conference preview. High expectations are expected for the University at Buffalo, but not everyone shares that opinion. The magazine picks UB third in the MAC East Division, 92nd in the nation and says there are four solid wins on the schedule: …

It appears Mike Williams' future with the Syracuse football program is in jeopardy. The former Riverside star was suspended by the university because of an academic issue and is no longer enrolled at the school. Sources said Williams was suspended for cheating on an exam on at least two occassions. If Williams doesn't return, it will be a serious blow for the Orange. It i…

If the goal is to get more women into leadership positions in athletics, the Atlantic 10 seems to be leading the way, so to speak. The conference announced Monday morning that Bernadette McGlade was named its new commissioner. She replaces Linda Bruno, who retired after 13 years in the A-10 commissioner's post. --- Amy Moritz

The Quad, the New York Times college sports blog, is counting down all the programs in Division I-A and the University at Buffalo ranks No. 88. That still places the Bulls in the bottom half of the country but they are ahead of teams like Northern Illinois, Temple, Akron, Syracuse University, UTEP, Kent State, Eastern Michigan and Toledo on the Quad's list. Did you ever th…

It will be interesting to see how well former Duke assistant Johnny Dawkins does in his new job at Stanford because Coach K's understudies haven't fared too well as head coaches. The list of K's assistants who were eventually fired include Bob Bender, Quin Synder, Dave Henderson, and Tommy Amaker. Mike Brey, however, has enjoyed some success at Notre Dame and Amaker resurf…

Donte Greene's career at Syracuse University is over after announcing he's remaining in the draft. Greene signed with agent Bill Strickland. DraftExpress.com has Greene going to the Raptors at No. 17, while NBADraft.net has Greene joining Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets at No. 20. But with his size (6-11) and his shooting ability, Greene will probably go higher, pe…

Former St. Bonaventure coach Anthony Solomon is going back to Notre Dame as an assistant. Solomon, who spent the last year as an assistant at Dayton, was an assistant under Mike Brey at Notre Dame before taking the Bona job five years ago. ---Rodney McKissic

The SEC is considering following in the foot steps of the Big Ten and Mountain West and creating its own network. Neither the Big Ten Network or Mountain West Sports Network has yet to turn a profit, but because it signed a 20-year deal with Fox, each Big Ten school gets an additional $7 million per year. Eventually, this will become a lucrative venture for the conference…

Fox college football columnist Pete Fiutak has taken what he admits is an absurdly early stab at predicting the coming postseason college bowls. And while he admits its absurdly early, it is interesting to see that the the University at Buffalo is absent from his list. This indicates that while the Bulls have huge expectations for the first time since they entered Divsion…

The Chicago Bulls won Tuesday's NBA draft lottery, jumping eight spots to No. 1. Miami earned the No. 2 pick, while Minnesota will pick No. 3. The Bulls winning the lottery probably means hometown product Derrick Rose will be the No. 1 overall pick in June's draft. Sure the Bulls already have Kirk Hinrich at the point but he averaged career lows in points (11.5), assists (…

It's almost become a given that the Canisius softball program will win the MAAC tournament and advance to the NCAA tournament. The Golden Griffins have established themselves as the class of the conference and Western New York with their 10 NCAA tourney appearances. But this year set records -- both individually and collectively. The 39 wins stands as the most in program…