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Kyle Vantrease will now run the University at Buffalo football team’s offense. UB coach Lance Leipold said Tuesday that Matt Myers, who started the Bulls’ first five games at quarterback, will no longer play this season because of injury. Vantrease will start for the Bulls (3-4, 1-2 Mid-American Conference) when they host Central Michigan (5-3, 3-1) at 3:30 p.m. Satu…

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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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Former West Seneca West quarterback Matt Myers verbally committed to the University at Buffalo last June, before his return to the Indians, before a heroic run to a state title and before he was named The Buffalo News' Western New York Player of the Year. The buzz about him was palpable by the time the dual-threat signal-caller officially signed in December. With a s…

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West Seneca West senior quarterback and University at Buffalo-commit Matt Myers has been named Class A co-Player of the Year in football by the New York State Sportswriters Association. Myers, the Buffalo News Player of the Year and two-time All-Western New York first-team selection, guided the Indians to their first Section VI and New York State Public High Schools Ath…

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A stalk of celery dipped into malaise is what 2017 Buffalo sports tasted like. The year was dominated by upheaval for the Bills and Sabres, with the biggest stories involving people being fired or traded. Record playoff slumps persist. The Bandits were terrible. The Bisons finished 21 games out of first place. None of the Big Four basketball programs made the NCAA To…

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The University at Buffalo’s Class of 2018 has a bit of Western New York flavor to it. The Bulls announced 14 initial signees for their incoming recruiting class on Wednesday, the first day of a new 72-hour period where recruits can sign early instead of waiting until February. Of those 14 players, three played at area high schools and three more are from the state of…

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The hype surrounding college football’s signing period is no longer confined to February. The suspense now starts before Christmas even hits the calendar. The Class of 2018 is the first to have the opportunity to use a 72-hour window beginning Wednesday to sign their National Letter of Intent or wait for the traditional signing period that starts the first Wednesday of …

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Here is a web breakdown of our entire 2017 All-Western New York football issue, which hit newsstands on Saturday. This is the 60th all-star team selected by The News. * * * PLAYER OF THE YEAR Tops in his field: Matt Myers made big plays when it mattered most to help West Seneca West win a state championship Photo gallery of Matt Myers from his sophomore thro…

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Matt Myers of West Seneca West earned another accolade following a record-setting season as the senior quarterback was named winner of the 2017 Connolly Cup. An award presented by the Riverside Athletic Club, the Connolly Cup is bestowed upon the top player in Western New York as determined by the Cup committee. This is the 46th year since the award's inception in 1972.…

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2017 Buffalo News football Player of the Year Matt Myers sat down with The Buffalo News to talk about the memorable moments from this season, his return to West Seneca West from Bishop Timon-St. Jude and why he committed to the University at Buffalo. A photo gallery look at Myers from his sophomore through his senior year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnXTsaR1mN0 …

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Matt Myers School: West Seneca West Position: QB Ht: 6-4 Wt: 215 Year: Senior Repeat Connolly Cup finalist earns his second straight All-WNY first team honor this time as quarterback. University at Buffalo commit passed for nearly 2,400 yards and rushed for 1,037 to finish with 3,434 all-purpose yards and 46 total touchdowns, including 24 passing. He totaled five …