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The University at Buffalo’s Megan Burns was named swimmer of the year in the Mid-American Conference for her dominating performance at the championship meet in Oxford, Ohio. Burns leads this week’s College Power 10. 1. UB’s Megan Burns. The junior from Rochester won three individual events and helped UB to victory in two relays. She took the 50 free in a UB and MA…

The Atlantic Hockey playoffs start on Friday. Here's what you need to know as Niagara looks for new life in the postseason and Canisius tries to stay focused after winning the regular-season title. 1. The first-round and quarterfinal rounds are best-of-three series. No. 11 Niagara will play at No. 6 RIT beginning March 3. They will play again on Saturday and on Sunday i…

Canisius College junior guard Kassius Robertson earned second-team honors on the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference all-star teams, announced Monday. Canisius forward Jermaine Crumpton and Niagara guard Matt Scott both were third-team picks in the vote of the MAAC’s 11 coaches. Canisius point guard Malik Johnson was named to the all-rookie team. In the vote of the …

Buffalo’s KeyBank Center will be one of the eight first- and second-round sites for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament March 16 and 18. Here’s the latest rundown on what the “bracket experts” are saying about who’s coming to Buffalo. All agree on defending champion Villanova as Buffalo's top team. We'll find out for sure on Selection Sunday (…

Area collegesMEN’S HOCKEYRobert Morris 5, Niagara 1NJCAA National Championshipat SUNY Broome, BinghamtonDakota College 7, Erie CC 4ECC (21-5-1): Brendan McFall 2gWOMEN’S HOCKEYECAC West SemifinalsElmira 6, Buffalo State 0BASEBALLUB 11, Murray State 4Canisius 13, IPFW 6Niagara 6, Norfolk State 1Dartmouth 13, St. Bonaventure 1SOFTBALLNorfolk State TournamentUB 7, Hartfor…

Niagara’s luck against Robert Morris in hockey was no better in the Great Outdoors on Sunday than it was in an enclosed arena on Saturday. The Purple Eagles dropped a 5-1 decision to the Colonials in a game played in Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, home of the Steelers. The win completed a weekend sweep by Robert Morris. The Colonials jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first …

Erie Community College’s men’s hockey season ended on a sour note in more ways than one on Sunday in Binghamton. Dakota College of Bottineau (N.D.) came out of a 4-4 tie for three third-period goals and defeated the Kats, 7-4, in the championship game of the National Junior College Athletic Association championship game hosted by Broome Community College. After a…

Remember all that momentum the Canisius basketball team had 10 days ago? Scratch that. The Golden Griffins closed their regular season with a third straight loss Sunday afternoon, dropping a 72-65 decision to Saint Peter’s at the Koessler Athletic Center. The Griffs finished seventh in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Instead of having a bye into the quarter…

Follow live updates of today's big Big 4 basketball action, including News Sports Reporter Mark Gaughan at the Koessler Athletic Center. Saint Peter’s at Canisius men, 2 p.m. Fairfield at Niagara men, 2 p.m. Niagara women at Monmouth, 2 p.m. Tweets from https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/big-4-basketball !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]…

PREGAME PREP Fairfield at Niagara 2 p.m. at the Gallagher Center Radio: 1440. Records: Fairfield (10-9), Niagara (9-21, 6-13) The Set-Up: Niagara is likely locked into the No. 9 seed and a meeting with No. 8 Quinnipiac. The only way Niagara falls to No. 10 is if it loses and Marist wins at Siena (unlikely). What's on the line: Niagara has lost four straig…

PREGAME PREP St. Peter’s at Canisius 2 p.m. Sunday at the Koessler Athletic Center Radio: 1230 AM Records: St. Peter’s 17-12, 13-6. Canisius 17-13, 10-9. The Set-Up: Canisius better win if it wants to stay in fifth place and get a first-round bye in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament. Canisius is tied with Fairfield (10-9), but the Griffs …

area colleges MEN’S HOCKEYRobert Morris 6, Niagara 2Erie CC 7, Mohawk Valley CC 4E (2-0): Brendan McFall (Hamburg) 2g-aSUNYAC Semifinals1-Oswego 6, 4-Buffalo State 2WOMEN’S SWIMMINGMAC Championshipsat Oxford, OhioFriday’s results400 individual medley: 2. Brittney Walters (UB) 4:16.64. 100 butterfly: 3. Julia Box (UB)( 53.77; 4, Sarah Baxter (UB) 54.02. 100 backstroke…

ALLEGANY – Matt Mobley kept his iron-man routine going in helping St. Bonaventure to a victory over Duquesne Saturday. Mobley scored a game-high 20 points in the 80-77 decision and he played 37 minutes. What else is new? Mobley is averaging 38.6 minutes a game. The junior guard ranks No. 1 in the nation in terms of percentage of minutes played this season. Mobley h…

The Akron Zips won a Mid-American Conference showdown, 89-83, over the University at Buffalo Bulls in front of a big crowd at Alumni Arena on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.