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University at Buffalo quarterback Matt Myers did not practice for a second consecutive day but has not been ruled out of Saturday's home game against Ohio. Myers left in the third quarter of a 34-20 loss Saturday at Miami (Ohio) in UB's Mid-American Conference opener. "It's upper body," coach Lance Leipold said Tuesday. "That's the best way to say it right now. In th…

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Kickoff: Noon Saturday, Yager Stadium, Oxford, Ohio TV: ESPNU. Radio: ESPN 1520. Records: UB 2-2, Miami (Ohio) 1-3 Last time out: UB defeated Temple, 38-22, last Saturday at UB Stadium. Bulls running back Jaret Patterson ran for 133 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries, and UB’s defense had three interceptions, including safety Joey Banks’ 46-yard interceptio…

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The University at Buffalo football team insists it isn’t looking past its next game. UB (2-2) opens its Mid-American Conference schedule at noon Saturday at Miami (Ohio), and it's a valuable contest against a MAC East Division opponent. Then, the Bulls face another MAC East opponent when they host Ohio on Oct. 5 at UB Stadium. UB last opened its conference schedule a…

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If there’s an area Matt Myers needs to focus on as the University at Buffalo football team prepares to face Penn State, it isn’t one you’d necessarily think of. Myers has to be loud. Louder than usual. The redshirt freshman quarterback and Bulls (1-0) enter one of college football’s more frenzied environments when they play at No. 15 Penn State (1-0) at 7:30 p.m. Saturd…

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The University at Buffalo football team is stepping into a new domain with Matt Myers as its quarterback. Myers, a redshirt freshman from West Seneca West High School, will make his first college start when the Bulls open the season at 7 p.m. Thursday at UB Stadium against Robert Morris, an FCS program from Pittsburgh. He's the first freshman – redshirt or true freshman…

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Winter Park (Fla.) High School football coach Tim Shifflet insists he had no pull in convincing Casey Case to commit to the University at Buffalo football program. Shifflet is a Sweet Home graduate and the son of Joe Shifflet, a Buffalo-area high school football and wrestling coaching great. Tim Shifflet sometimes would joke to Case that Buffalo would be a destination f…

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As the University at Buffalo football team prepares for the 2019 season, the coaching staff is already assembling its 2020 recruiting class. UB has eight commitments heading into the Mid-American Conference football media day Tuesday at Ford Field in Detroit. Here's a look at the recruits, whose commitments are nonbinding until they sign national letters of intent, eith…

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Chicago Tribune

Thu, May 30, 2019

By Rich Campbell No one will soon forget Khalil Mack’s Chicago Bears debut. How he thwarted a Packers drive by ripping the ball from backup quarterback DeShone Kizer. How he picked off a screen pass, broke a tackle and galloped to the end zone. All in the second quarter of a nationally televised Sunday night game at Lambeau Field. Somehow, the perennial All-P…

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Somewhere in Christian Veilleux’s busy schedule, he made time last week to throw footballs for an audience that included assistant coaches from Michigan State, Virginia Tech and Boston College. Squeezed to one half of Tripi Field, with the Canisius High lacrosse team practicing behind him, the Crusaders’ junior quarterback threw crisp, fluid passes to receivers. Some we…

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Atlanta Falcons defensive end and Buffalo native Steven Means is out for the season after suffering a noncontact Achilles injury Monday during organized team activities, the team announced Wednesday. Means, who played at Grover Cleveland High School and for the University at Buffalo, played in eight games with four starts and had 14 tackles, three tackles for loss and a…

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In the end, Tyree Jackson popped the cork of a champagne bottle and allowed himself to celebrate. Surrounded by family, friends and his agents, the former University at Buffalo quarterback managed to find a reason to smile and laugh after an agonizing three days of watching last month’s NFL draft. “It definitely didn’t go as planned,” Jackson is captured as saying by…

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The Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins recently had representatives visit the University at Buffalo campus to meet with quarterback Tyree Jackson, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. Jackson is projected among the top 10 quarterbacks available and could be a mid-round choice. He has been working with quarterback consultant Jordan Palmer in California, but also has spent…