Share this article

Colleges

print logo

Sophomore outside hitter Andrea Mitrovic of the University at Buffalo was named to the first team All-Mid-American Conference women's volleyball team announced Wednesday. Mitrovic is leading UB with 453 kills, third most in UB for a single season and leads the MAC in kills. She had a UB record 34 in a match at Kent State. Also juniors Polina Prokudina (outside hitter) a…

Niagara learned Wednesday that it was more than divine providence and prayers from Sister Jean that carried the Loyola of Chicago Ramblers to the Final Four of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Size and talent helped. The defending Missouri Valley Conference champions took the lead late in the first half then outmuscled the Purple Eagles with rugged inside play to start the secon…

The University at Buffalo women’s basketball team unfurled its 2017-18 Sweet 16 banner before a crowd of 1,636 Wednesday night at Alumni Arena before taking on Niagara. It took the Bulls (2-0) a while to get back to a semblance of the form they showed in the last NCAA tournament, but when they did they easily handled the winless Purple Eagles, 88-61, behind a 25-point per…

Colleges

It was supposed to be a night when the University at Buffalo football team was going to celebrate a historic moment for the program. Instead, Ohio University spoiled any plans the Bulls had to celebrate a MAC East Division championship, and the Bobcats wasted little time doing it. In a 52-17 rout of the Bulls on Wednesday at Peden Stadium -- Buffalo’s first loss sinc…

Colleges

St. Bonaventure landed Justin Winston, one of its highest-rated men’s basketball recruits in recent years, and the University at Buffalo signed three junior college recruits on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period in college atletics. Winston, a 6-foot-7 forward from West Orange, N.J. had verbally committed to Bona in September, but the signing of his Nati…

Colleges

Kickoff: 7 p.m. Wednesday TV: ESPN2 Radio: ESPN 1520 Records: Buffalo 9-1, 6-0 MAC; Ohio 6-4, 4-2 MAC Last time out: Bulls running back Jaret Patterson ran for 187 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries and quarterback Tyree Jackson threw for 111 yards and a touchdown on 7-for-16 passing, as the Bulls routed Kent State 48-14. A.J. Ouellette ran for 168 yards…

Colleges

Adam Mitcheson won’t let the high of kicking a 49-yard field goal overwhelm him. He won’t let the low of missing a chip shot from 25 yards drag him down, either. Mitcheson has experienced both kinds of emotions as a kicker on the University at Buffalo football team. The fifth-year senior from Pittsburgh set the school record for field goals (45) with a 37-yard kick t…

Dajah Logan, a junior transfer from the College of Charleston, and freshman Deja Francis will long remember their first home basketball game for St. Bonaventure. The two newcomers scored 10 of the Bonnies’ 12 points in the third overtime for a 100-94 victory over Canisius in a wild, back-and-forth battle at the Reilly Center Tuesday night. Logan scored five of her 12 tot…

The Canisius euphoria over Saturday’s hockey win win over Clarkson didn’t last long. Gabe Valenzuela scored at 1:22 of the second period when RIT had an extra attacker on during a delayed-penalty call, and Wil Calverley scored three minutes later to give the Tigers a 2-0 Atlantic Hockey Association victory over Griffs Tuesday night at the Gene Polisseni Center in Rocheste…

Colleges

When Steve Watson first walked into his new office at Loyola University Chicago, where the Western New York native was hired as the director of athletics in 2014, he couldn’t help but notice an envelope on his desk. Inside, he found a single sheet of paper. Typed. “It was one page,” Watson said recently, recalling his first assist from Sister Jean. “She’s very meticu…

Colleges

University at Buffalo guard Cierra Dillard has been named to the Citizen Naismith Trophy Watch List, the only mid-major player to make the list of 50 players. The watch list is used as the first step toward selecting the national player of the year. The midseason 30 team will be announced on Feb. 11, with the 10 national semifinalists announced March 4. The four finalis…

Colleges

Niagara scored its last nine points at the free-throw line Monday night to nail down an 80-72 victory over Big 4 rival St. Bonaventure at the Gallagher Center. It was the season opener for the Purple Eagles, who outshot Bona, 19-2 at the line, taking advantage of the 22 personals called against the visitors. Senior Marvin Prochet led Niagara with 20 points and 10 reb…

Colleges

Superior depth for the University at Buffalo Bulls paid off Monday night in the Bulls’ 62-53 victory over Southern Illinois University at SIU Arena in Carbondale, Ill. The game was billed as a mid-major showdown between two top 10 teams. UB (3-0) is No. 2 behind Gonzaga and SIU (0-2) is 10th in a poll ranking mid-major men’s basketball teams. It lived up to its billing, u…

Niagara scored its last nine points at the free throw line Monday night to nail down an 80-72 victory over Big 4 rival St. Bonaventure at the Gallagher center. It was the season opener for the Purple Eagles, who outshot Bona, 19-2 at the line, taking advantage of the 22 personals called against the visitors. It was Niagara's second straight victory in the rivalry that has…