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The University at Buffalo football team had a heartbreaking loss in the Mid-American Conference championship game to Northern Illinois. Their fans reacted with a range of emotions. https://buffalonews.com/2018/11/30/ub-mac-championship/

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DETROIT – Tyree Jackson sat in front of a microphone and a placard with his name on it, wearing a sullen expression, a stark contrast to the brightly colored lei around his neck. His eyes were still damp. To Jackson’s right, Khalil Hodge wore a long face, a cream-colored towel draped over his head. His eyes were damp, too. To Jackson’s left, coach Lance Leipold sat s…

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DETROIT – Extra-point problems finally cost the University at Buffalo dearly Friday night. The Bulls should have scored 31 points against Northern Illinois in the Mid-American Conference championship game. Partly because of two missed extra points, they lost, 30-29. UB senior place-kicker Adam Mitcheson missed seven extra points during the season. So UB opted t…

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The Niagara men's basketball team rallied from a double-digit deficit to tie the score in the final minute but was unable to beat St. Francis (Pa.), falling 79-75 on Friday night. Niagara (2-4) tied the score at 75 on a three-pointer by James Towns with 59 seconds remaining. Keith Braxton then sank a short jumper to give the Red Flash (3-4) the lead with 26 seconds to g…

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Niagara couldn’t take advantage of a man advantage for the final 2 minutes, 40 seconds and fell 3-2 to Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, Mich., Friday night. The Purple Eagles (7-7-1) pulled goalie Brian Wilson for the final two-plus minutes of the game and generated five shots on goal, but were denied by Broncos goalie Trevor Gorsuch. Western Michigan (7-7-1) took a 2-…

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UB Bulls football competes for the MAC championship at 7 p.m. Friday against the Northern Illinois Huskies in Detroit. Follow along with the action on the field through reports from our team and select media accounts: https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/ub-bulls-live-coverage

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When the Tampa Bay Lightning waived Cory Conacher last month, they boosted the winger’s confidence and rewarded his service to the organization. “Before they sent me down, they said, ‘I’m an NHL player and everyone in the lineup is also an NHL player,’” said Conacher, the American Hockey League’s leading scorer with 25 points in only 12 games with the Syracuse Crunch. …

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Five things to watch: UB vs. Northern Illinois Mid-American Conference Championship Where: Detroit’s Ford Field When: 7 p.m. Friday Where to watch/listen: ESPN2, Radio 1520 1. Can UB’s freshman running backs get going? If UB can stay out of third-and-long situations, then it will be hard for Northern Illinois to stop the Bulls’ downfield passing game. But if…

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The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team is 6-0 for the first time since the 1930-31 season after a 96-77 win against Milwaukee on Friday morning in Belfast, Northern Ireland. That 1930-31 team went 15-0, the only undefeated season in UB basketball history. The Bulls are ranked No. 21 in this week’s Associated Press poll and No. 20 in the USA TODAY coaches pol…

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Somewhere in the depths of a 2-10 season in 2016, Lance Leipold came to an unsettling realization. He reached a crossroads at the University at Buffalo, two years after winning his sixth Division III football championship. Leipold wanted to build a successful FBS program, the ultimate career challenge for a person whose life has revolved around athletics and coaching. …

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DETROIT — This isn’t the first time Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey has crossed paths with University at Buffalo coach Lance Leipold. The Huskies (7-5, 6-2 MAC) and the Bulls (10-2, 7-1) meet for the MAC championship at 7 p.m. Friday at Ford Field in Detroit. The Huskies and the Bulls have met three times in Leipold's four-year tenure at UB, but Carey's working relati…

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DETROIT — Keeping star quarterback Tyree Jackson upright will be a big worry for the University at Buffalo offense in Friday’s Mid-American Conference championship game. Northern Illinois ranks No. 1 in the nation in sacks with 46, and star defensive end Sutton Smith leads the nation over the past two seasons with 27 sacks. “Our tackles are going to have big challeng…

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Kickoff: 7 p.m. Friday, Ford Field, Detroit TV: ESPN2 Radio: ESPN 1520 Records: Buffalo 10-2, 7-1 MAC; NIU 7-5, 6-2 MAC Last time out: UB clinched its first MAC East Division championship since 2008 with a 44-14 win Nov. 23 at Bowling Green. Jaret Patterson and Kevin Marks each scored two touchdowns, and Emmanuel Reed led all rushers with 109 yards on 15 carrie…

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ALLEGANY — St. Bonaventure senior forward Courtney Stockard, named to the preseason all-conference team, called his return from offseason arthroscopic knee surgery "a big burden off my shoulders." His presence helped take some of the weight off the Bonnies, as well. Stockard scored a game-high 19 points in his season debut, helping St. Bonaventure snap a four-game lo…

The University at Buffalo men's team will not begin its play in the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic until Friday morning but the Bulls already have been busy since they arrived in Northern Ireland on Tuesday morning.. Wednesday was the Bulls' first full day in Belfast and the schedule included a visit to St. John the Baptist School where they put on an exhibition …