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Last season, SUNY Buffalo State football earned its second trip to a bowl in three years and bounced back from a .500 campaign in 2016. Unfortunately for the Bengals, their trip to the ECAC Chapman Bowl was one to forget. The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy sped past them, running for 419 yards in a 35-20 victory. Can the Bengals regroup and take the next step, earning …

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Erie Community College football lost more players to graduation and transfer than it has returning to the program, leaving the Kats with a youthful team in coach Scott Pilkey's fourth year. "We're real freshmen-laden this year," Pilkey said. "But they're exciting young players. I'm excited to see what they do. ... We're probably as athletic as we've been here." 2017 …

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Canisius men's hockey: The Golden Griffins dampened the hopes of Niagara fans, sweeping the Purple Eagles in a home-and-home series the weekend after Niagara moved into the USCHO poll. Canisius defeated the No. 20 Purple Eagles 4-2 on Friday and 8-2 on Saturday, extendin…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Niagara men's basketball: The Purple Eagles took advantage of St. Bonaventure guard Jaylen Adams' injury to start  their season with a bang. Niagara downed the NCAA Tournament-hopeful Bonnies in the Riley Center Friday night. Kahlil Dukes scored a team-leading 23 points …