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Carolina Panthers tight end Chris Manhertz became the first former Canisius College athlete to score a touchdown in professional football since Tom Colella in 1948 for the Cleveland Browns of the old All-America Football Conference. Manhertz’s 50-yard touchdown came on a trick play halfback pass from Christian McCaffrey in the Panthers’ 12-9 loss to the New Orleans Sain…

Buffalo

The piece of art that put Ziarra Griffin on national television was drawn on a whim in the back seat of her mother's SUV. It happened a few weeks ago on a quiet Monday afternoon, just after the 11-year-old climbed off a First Student school bus stopped on Blaine Avenue in Buffalo. Ziarra is a sixth grader at Houghton Academy, a city school. She and her brother Zayden, 8…

Buffalo

A lot of high-profile people put a lot of effort into trying to create "viral tweets." There are corporations, entertainers and politicians who craft entire strategies around shaping tweets they hope will get a running digital start, and then take off. That is one way to do it. Another way is to send a tweet so authentic, unexpected and reaffirming that people around…

Buffalo

The red Ford Mustang, a gift from Andrew Sipowicz's parents, was the answer to a dream. In Orchard Park, Sipowicz was a standout pitcher on his high school baseball team. Not quite four years ago, when he was accepted by Canisius College, his dad promised he would help Sipowicz buy himself a car if his combination of scholarships covered a large enough portion of his tu…

Education

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…

Colleges

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 …

Colleges

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…

Local News

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…

Colleges

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…

Colleges

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…