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The Syracuse University women certainly proved they are worthy of their Top 25 ranking against Niagara University.The Purple Eagles, coming off an 11-day break, ran into a hot Orange team that won in convincing fashion, 80-44, Thursday night at the Carrier Dome.No. 23 Syracuse (10-1), one of six nationally-ranked teams from the ACC, ran its non-conference home winning stre…

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Christian Laettner’s jersey that he wore when he took one of college basketball’s most memorable shots is up for auction.Lelands.com, an online auction house, says it is selling what is believed to be the jersey that Laettner, the Angola native and Nichols School graduate, was wearing when his made a shot off a long pass from Grant Hill in the East Regional Finals of the …

University at Buffalo senior linebacker Khalil Mack on Wednesday was named to the Football Writers Association of America’s All-American team. Mack, who was named to the first team, becomes the first player in UB history to be named All-American at the FBS level.Mack has also been named a first-team All-American by Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports and the second team by t…

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John Urschel’s girlfriend respected his interests, but she decided last spring that enough was enough. She was putting her foot down for the sake of their relationship if not her own sanity. She devised a plan that would enable them to spend more time together if he agreed to make a few sacrifices.For one day per week, under her orders, he would push math and football to t…

St. Bonaventure’s imposing winning streak, which began when Katie Healy was just preparing for high school, appeared in jeopardy with six minutes remaining in regulation against the University at Buffalo.Down by 57-47 and their 20-game winning streak over Big 4 opponents on the line, the Bonnies stormed back with a 14-4 run to send the game into overtime. From there Healy,…

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wake Forest outscored a cold-shooting, foul-plagued St. Bonaventure team by 23 points in the second half and won going away, 77-62, over the Bonnies Tuesday night before 7,291 at Lawrence Joel Coliseum.Bona (7-4) led 36-28 at the break and scored the first basket of the second half for a 10-point advantage. Its last lead was 51-50, but then poor free …

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Limited to a season-low 11 points in his last game, Billy Baron came back with a season-high 31 points Monday night for Canisius in an 83-73 triumph over Holy Cross in the Hart Center in Worcester, Mass.Baron exceeded his total in the loss at St. Francis last Saturday before halftime Monday. He had 17 points at the intermission. The senior guard made 7 of 15 field goal att…

Katie Healy poured in a personal best 25 points, but it wasn’t enough as St. Bonaventure lost to Toledo, 64-62, on Sunday in Olean. Senior guard Janelle Reed-Lewis scored the winning basket on a jumper with two seconds remaining for Toledo (5-4). St. Bonaventure fell to 8-4 on the season.Gabby Richmond missed the potential go-ahead jumper with 11 seconds left and Toledo ru…

ROCHESTER — It was 16 degrees with a steady snow. Hardly ideal conditions for an important Atlantic Hockey matchup.But then again, that’s part of the mystique of the outdoor game and made the battle between Niagara and RIT a bit more intriguing.Niagara rallied for a goal in the third period and the teams skated to 2-2 tie in front of 4,760 at Frontier Field in the first ou…

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The five University at Buffalo seniors named first-team All-Mid-American Conference this season shared a wide range of experiences in their time with the Bulls. They won just two games as freshmen, three as sophomores, four as juniors. This year they’ve matched the school FBS record of eight victories and have an opportunity to score a ninth against San Diego State in Satu…

Andell Cumberbatch’s St. Bonaventure career spans just eight games, but the junior college transfer has proven in a short time his ability to add scoring punch to the Bonnies’ lineup.Cumberbatch scored a career-high 25 points while adding five assists and seven rebounds in St. Bonaventure’s 102-89 victory against Iona on Saturday in New Rochelle.Elsewhere, Canisius fell to…

The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team travels to New Rochelle today to play Iona at 2 p.m. Bona brings a 6-3 record into the contest while Iona is 5-2.Both teams have been idle since last Saturday as final exams were held on both campuses. St. Bonaventure leads the all-time series, 10-5.After a 1-2 start, the Gaels have won their last four, most recently an 83-72 decis…

CollegesMEN’S HOCKEYRIT 7, Erie CC 4ECC (5-7): Jake Macchioni 2g; Cody Dynarski 2aJohnson & Wales 2, Buffalo State 1BSC (5-4-3): Corey Gurski gFor informationUB: www.ubbulls.comCanisius: www.gogriffs.comNiagara: www.purpleeagles.comBona: www.gobonnies.comCollege FootballNCAA FCS QuarterfinalsTowson 49, Eastern Illinois 39Heisman Winners(x-vacated)2012—Johnny Manziel, Texa…

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Isaac Kohls remembers it well. Growing up in Minnesota, it’s difficult to escape. At some point you played outside, skating with your friends until the adults tell you it’s time to come home.Eventually, you trade in the pickup games for organized practices and climb through the ranks of hockey. As your aspirations grow bigger, your focus gets smaller out of necessity to su…

The University at Buffalo wrestling team was defeated soundly by No. 3 ranked Iowa, 46-0, in Iowa City on Thursday night.The Hawkeyes opened up the meet with a victory at 125 pounds as UB’s Max Soria was beaten by No. 4 ranked Cory Clark, 13-3. The Bulls Justin Farmer (133) and Nick Flannery (141) lost to two more ranked Hawkeyes in No. 3 Tony Ramos and No. 10 Josh Dziewa …