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Kyle Vantrease will now run the University at Buffalo football team’s offense. UB coach Lance Leipold said Tuesday that Matt Myers, who started the Bulls’ first five games at quarterback, will no longer play this season because of injury. Vantrease will start for the Bulls (3-4, 1-2 Mid-American Conference) when they host Central Michigan (5-3, 3-1) at 3:30 p.m. Satu…

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Former Bishop Timon and University at Buffalo linebacker Demone Harris has signed with the Baltimore Ravens's practice squad. Harris announced his signing on Instagram. Harris could possibly move to the active roster as the Ravens deal with a torn triceps injury to Pernell McPhee suffered Sunday. McPhee is likely going to miss the rest of the season. Harris worked ou…

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Niagara (0-2) put Minnesota to the test again on the Golden Gophers home ice on Saturday in Minneapolis but left with a 4-2 defeat after a 3-2 loss in overtime on Friday. Dylan Mills scored for Niagara just 35 seconds into the opening period and the lead stood up until Sammy Walks scored on the power play at 10:20 of the second. Minnesota took the lead for good on Brann…

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The University at Buffalo defense came up big Saturday, leading the Bulls to a 21-0 victory over Akron at InfoCision Stadium in Akron, Ohio. Not only the did Bulls get the shutout, only their second on the road in a Mid-American Conference game since they joined the league in 1999, they also got two defensive scores in defeating the Zips and ending their two-game losing…

Despite 177 penalty yards, Buffalo State earned its first victory under interim head coach Christian Ozolins, a 13-7 win over the University of Rochester on Friday at Coyer Field. Former Kenmore West star Martin Bailey led the Bengals’ offense with 16 carries for 122 yards and a touchdown. Jordan Evert, a former Sweet Home Panther, had 63 yards and a touchdown receiv…

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Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, InfoCision Stadium, Akron, Ohio. TV: ESPN 3. Radio: ESPN 1520. Records: UB 2-4, 0-2 Mid-American Conference; Akron 0-6, 0-2. Last time out: Ohio defeated UB, 21-20, in overtime Oct. 5 at UB Stadium. UB quarterback Kyle Vantrease threw for 197 yards and two touchdowns on 16-for-23 passing in his first start in nearly two years. Ke…

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The first time Evan Finegan put weight on his right leg, he was overjoyed. The second time he did it, the University at Buffalo punter wanted to make it a habit, though he understood the restrictions. He had to be mindful of the process that would allow his tibia — his shinbone, held together by a rod and five screws — and fibula to properly heal. Nearly six weeks af…

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Jake Schum, the former Frontier Central High School and University at Buffalo punter, is heading back to pro football. Schum was selected Wednesday on the second day of the XFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Vipers. The final phase of the two-day draft was for specialists and any remaining free agents. The XFL season begins in February. Schum has been a member of the Browns,…

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Former University at Buffalo guard CJ Massinburg has signed with the Brooklyn Nets, the team announced. Massinburg becomes the first UB player to sign with an NBA team and join a training camp since Mitchell Watt signed with the Golden State Warriors in 2014. He played for the Brooklyn Nets in July in the Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 4.8 points in limited action i…

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University at Buffalo football coach Lance Leipold said he hasn’t determined a starting quarterback for its game Saturday at Akron. He simply hasn’t had much time to evaluate UB’s candidates. “We really haven’t had everybody practicing yet,” Leipold said Tuesday. The Bulls (2-4, 0-2 Mid-American Conference) are coming off a bye week, and Kyle Vantrease is recovering …

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Former University at Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson was drafted in the ninth round, 65th overall, in Phase 1 of the XFL draft on Tuesday by the DC Defenders. Oddly enough, the Defenders' other quarterback also has Buffalo ties as Bills' 2016 fourth-round pick Cardale Jones was among the eight assigned quarterbacks before the draft began. Jones spent one season with t…

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Davonta Jordan knows the obvious differences for the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team this season. The Bulls have a new coach in Jim Whitesell. They have new personnel, too. But the roster changes mean UB has a fraction of the experience the Bulls had last season. UB lost five seniors to graduation, including MAC Player of the Year CJ Massinburg and Nic…

North Dakota completed a sweep of Canisius, with a 8-1 hockey rout on Saturday in Grand Forks, N.D., after a 5-0 win Friday. Canisius got the game’s first goal when Austin Alger scored at 4:05. David Melaragni had the assist. Mark Senden, Collin Adams, Gabe Bast (power play) scored in the second period for UND. Jacob Bernard-Docker, Harrison Blaisdell, Andrew Peski, Co…

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Canisius played North Dakota University hard but fell to the Fighting Hawks, 5-0, Friday night before 11,068 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D. Dixon Bowen had two goals for North Dakota. Gabe Bast, Grant Mismash and Shane Pinto rounded out the Hawks’ scoring. Matt Ladd made 28 saves for Canisius. He was replaced by Jacob Barczewski later in the night.…