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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…

Health and Fitness

Nick Peters has spent much of the summer preparing for freshman year at the University of South Carolina, more than 750 miles from his home in Western New York. Two weeks out, he’s already used a school Facebook page to find a roommate with similar interests, learned more about the school hockey and golf club teams, and downloaded the Barnes & Noble app to buy books…

Colleges

Canisius College men’s lacrosse has earned a shot at the championship. So too has Canisius’ women’s team, although its triumph shouldn’t be all that surprising given its history in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament. The men, however, are a different story. The fourth-seeded Golden Griffins stunned No. 1 seed Quinnipiac, 11-10, in a MAAC semifinal game…

High Schools

Wilson senior John Bender recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Division II Gannon University in Erie, Pa. Bender, who has experience pitching, catching and playing shortstop, was a first team All-Western New York selection last season. That capped a campaign in which he batted a Section VI-record.651 and also pitched a perfect game for the defending Ni…

Sports

Canisius High School graduate and first team All-Western New York volleyball selection Devin Joslyn will represent USA Volleyball in the FIVB Boys Under-19 World Championship tournament. The event begins Friday and runs through Aug. 27 in Bahrain, which is situated between the Qatar peninsula and north eastern coast of Saudi Arabia. The 6-foot-6 Joslyn is an outside …