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The University at Buffalo attained all-time highs in the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of national universities. UB moved up eight spots – to No. 89 – in the national university rankings, which were released Monday as part of the magazine's 2018 edition of "America's Best Colleges." UB was also among the top 50 public universities in the country for the…

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This is part of a series highlighting this year’s class of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. The 15-member class will be inducted Oct. 9. Tickets are available at GBSHOF.com.  Gina Castelli says she  has two people to thank for getting her to where she is now: her cousin and Sister Maria Pares. Castelli, the current women's basketball coach at Le Moyne and a 2…

Soccer

Canisius men's soccer coach Dermot McGrane will be serving as a guest correspondent for The Buffalo News during the World Cup. A two-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, McGrane has been at Canisius since 2011 after nine years as coach at Niagara. McGrane is originally from Leicester, England, and has been coaching at U.S. colleges since 1995.  I r…

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The first ever meeting between Canisius and the Minnesota Golden Gophers in baseball was one to forget for the Golden Griffins. Minnesota scored five times in the second inning to take control and did not let up en route to beating Canisius, 10-1, Friday night in an NCAA Tournament contest at Siebert Field in Minneapolis. The defeat means the Griffs must win today’s …

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It's rare when a Big 4 basketball player declares for the NBA. It's even rarer when such instances happen twice in a year, let alone on consecutive days. That appears to be the case, as freshman and Buffalo native Takal Molson has become the second Canisius College player to enter his name into this year's NBA Draft. Molson made the announcement via Twitter on Thursd…

Bisons and Baseball

Former Canisius College pitcher John Axford, who has spent most of the last eight years in the big leagues, has signed a minor-league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays that includes an invitation to the team's major-league camp. The contract means Axford could pitch for the Buffalo Bisons this season if he does not make the Blue Jays' major-league roster. Axford, 34, i…

Business

Citigroup is a major local employer, with about 1,900 workers at its complex in Getzville. But without a branch network in the region, Citi is not as visible as some other banks serving the region. Anthony Vazquez would like to change that. Vazquez, the site head at Citi's facility in CrossPoint Business Park, wants to raise awareness of the company's presence throug…

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Christmas Eve is a time of peace and reflection. And then there is the 4 p.m. Christmas Eve vigil Mass. It is the Super Bowl of the liturgical calendar. Convenient for families with kids, it is the most widely attended Mass for Christmas. This Christmas Eve, the faithful face a fresh distraction: The Bills vs. the Patriots. As congregations start tackling "O Co…

Canisius won its second consecutive game at the Men Against Breast Cancer Showcase in Stockton, Calif., beating Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 81-58, late Saturday night. On Friday, Canisius outlasted Texas State, 68-62. Against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Isaiah Reese and Takal Molson each scored 19 points for the Golden Griffins (3-3), and the Canisius shot 55.8 percent from the fi…

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Isaiah Reese had 14 of his team-high 16 points in the second half as Canisius earned a 68-62 victory against Texas State on Friday night in the Men Against Breast Cancer Showcase at Pacific's Spanos Center in Stockton, Calif. Canisius (2-3) shot 68.2 percent in the second half of the school's first game in the state of California since a 1989 matchup against Princeton a…

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The Canisius College women's basketball team will raise their arms and hold hands during the playing of the national anthem before games this season, a school spokesman said Thursday. The gesture was captured by a Buffalo News photographer before Wednesday's 71-69 overtime victory against St. Bonaventure at Koessler Center. The gesture "is our women’s basketball prog…

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One of the top men's lacrosse programs in the country will be making its way to Buffalo this weekend. The University of Notre Dame is set to scrimmage Team Canada at 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday at All High Stadium behind Bennett High School on Main Street. Canisius College will play Team Canada beforehand at 9 and 11:15 a.m. Tickets are $5 for adults. Children 10 and under ar…

Sports

In the battle of Buffalo Baseball Hall of Famers turned managers, Torey Lovullo has sent Dave Roberts a mighty big message come October. Lovullo's Arizona Diamondbacks have become the talk of the National League. Roberts' Los Angeles Dodgers, once on the road to breaking the all-time record of 116 wins in a season, have become a sudden enigma. The Diamondbacks had a …

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I'm old enough to remember the days of manual typewriters, carbon paper, glue pots and air tubes in the floor to send stories to the composing room. As if it was part of an old movie reel, and not the real-life 1980s. Things are so different now that I spent part of Wednesday night live streaming a mascot race over my phone. Talk about two ends of a journalistic spectrum. …

Canisius College tapped a former player to take over its men's lacrosse program, naming Mark Miyashita as head coach Thursday. Miyashita succeeds Randy Mearns, who stepped down in June after guiding Canisius for 19 seasons and two NCAA Tournament berths to take over as coach of the new men's lacrosse program at St. Bonaventure. Miyashita, the fourth coach in Griffs h…