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LEWISTON — The Niagara men’s hockey team scored four goals in the second period then held off a third-period scoring surge by Canisius en route to a 9-6 win Saturday at Dwyer Arena. Reed Robinson completed a hat trick with 2:19 left in the third period and Ludwig Stenlund scored two goals for Niagara (6-5-1, 6-3-1 Atlantic Hockey). Stenlund broke a 2-2 tie eight minutes…

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Jerry Boyes announced his resignation Friday as head football coach at Buffalo State. He will stay on as the college’s director of athletics. Christian Ozolins, who has been a member of the Bengals’ coaching staff since 2003 and assistant head coach and offensive coordinator since 2013, was named interim head coach. Ozolins will coach the team for the 2019 season after …

Niagara men’s basketball team traveled to Laramie, Wyoming Friday to take on the Cowboys. Though Wyoming kept it close, the Purple Eagles prevailed, 72-67, thanks in large part to Marvin Prochet, who led the team in points, (23) and rebounds (12). The Purple Eagles (2-1) had a 33-25 halftime lead, which slowly started to slip away as the Cowboys (1-3) rallied back. Howe…

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Marvin Prochet had 23 points and 12 rebounds as Niagara downed host Wyoming, 72-67,  on Friday night as part of the Fort Myers Tip-Off. Niagara improved to 2-1, its best start since the 2009-10 season. Prochet, who also had five three-pointers, has started the season with three consecutive double-doubles, the first Niagara player to do that since Bilal Benn in the 20…

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Davonte Gaines, a former Health Science basketball star now at prep school, made his commitment to the University of Tennessee official on Thursday. Gaines, a 6-7 wing, committed to the Vols in July 2017 ad did not waver in his selection. Nicknamed "The Ticket," he averaged 18 points, 8.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists last season at Health Sciences, was named All-Western …

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ATHENS, Ohio – In the wake of the University at Buffalo football team’s 52-17 loss Wednedsay night at Ohio University, Bulls linebacker Khalil Hodge made a vow. "I promise you, as a defense and as a team, Buffalo will be a lot better as a defense next week," Hodge said. With the loss to the Bobcats, the Bulls (9-2, 6-1) squandered their best opportunity to clinch the…

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Hours after the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team made the Top 25 for the first time in its history, some Western New York fans were looking to see if its Monday night road game against Southern Illinois was being televised. It was ... for a price. The game was available through the ESPN app on ESPN+, the cable sports network’s new direct-to-consumer subscr…

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Sam Castronova has thrived in his first season commanding the run-pass option offense, evaluating the opportunities opposing defenses present and making the most of them. It’s similar to the way he handled his college recruitment. Castronova had ambitions to play Division I football coming out of Williamsville South High School four years ago. He spent another two years …

Niagara learned Wednesday night 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…

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…

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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…

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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…