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Branden Oliver, who rushed for more than 4,000 yards in his University at Buffalo career, has signed with the Indianapolis Colts. Oliver has played in 30 career games in four seasons with the Chargers, posting 773 yards and three touchdowns on 226 carries. He also has 409 receiving yards and one touchdown on 55 receptions and has seen kickoff duty. He signed with the…

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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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Last year was supposed to be the season Johnathan Hawkins took over as the University at Buffalo's starting running back. After two years as a reserve, including a 338-yard sophomore campaign, he earned the job out of camp and suited up for the team's first three games. Then he tore the labrum in his shoulder against Colgate, ending his season in mid-September. "I co…

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Jordan Palmer has cornered the Buffalo quarterback market. The NFL journeyman-turned-consultant's work with the Bills' first-round pick, Josh Allen, is well-documented. But he also spent a weekend in late July with University at Buffalo signal caller Tyree Jackson, sculpting the junior's technique alongside New York Jets first-round pick Sam Darnold, Auburn's Jarrett St…

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The opening of University at Buffalo football's fall camp was more than just a welcome for new Bulls wide receiver George Rushing. It also marked a return about a year in the making. Rushing, a transfer from the University of Wisconsin, missed last season after tearing a tendon in his ankle during the second week of the Badgers' fall camp. The tendon is usually torn hor…

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University at Buffalo football now has seven players on major award watchlists after a pair earned the prestigious honor on Friday. Senior James O’Hagan is on the watchlist for the Rimington, awarded to the nation’s top center, while senior Tyler Mabry is on the watch list for the Mackey, awarded to the nation’s top tight end. O'Hagan, a two-time third-team All-MAC s…

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So a 6-foot-2 and 215-pound man should not be able to do this, right? University at Buffalo wide receiver Anthony Johnson posted a video of a ridiculous athletic one-handed catch and flip on Twitter for #ThrowbackThursday. He said the video is from about a year ago. The response came quickly as fans and media outlets were retweeting and liking the clip. That type …

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Jovany Ruiz is a redshirt freshman wide receiver for the University at Buffalo football team from Fredonia. He might be known now as that "hamstring curl guy." Ruiz was the star of a video posted on Twitter by UB's football strength coaches Friday. It shows Ruiz finishing up a set of Nordic hamstring curls. Ruiz wears a chain around his neck to add more weight and ma…

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The University at Buffalo football team will visit Big Ten schools Ohio State in 2020 and Maryland in 2022, UB announced Wednesday. UB travels to Ohio State on Sept. 19, 2020, for its second visit to Ohio Stadium. The teams previously met to open the 2013 season with Ohio State earning a 40-20 victory in a game best remembered for Khalil Mack's 2.5 sacks and a pick six.…

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At least five UB football players have been invited to the Bills’ workout for local prospects Friday. Safety Ryan Williamson, who played in 47 games in his career and was a contributor since his freshman season. He finished his career with 140 tackles, six interceptions and nine passes defensed. Offensive lineman David Goldsby, who is 6-4 ½ and 315 pounds and could…

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No matter what happens next for University at Buffalo wide receiver Kamathi Holsey, he will have plenty of support. Holsey has posted a highlight video and noted his incredible journey that included being homeless for a time. The tweet has been liked nearly 3,500 times and retweeted 1,300 times. Holsey also has been getting mentions from fans, friends and followers foll…

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The first thing that came to mind when the University at Buffalo introduced Mark Alnutt as its new athletic director Wednesday was that he was a football guy. Why, of course. Alnutt was a freshman walk-on who earned a scholarship to Missouri before building a career in college sports. Alnutt came across how you hoped a top administrator would conduct himself in his firs…

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The scenario was always the same for Steven Means growing up. Whenever a pick-up football game would begin in the vacant lot next to his house on Northampton Street, Means’ goal was simple: Make the play that would win the Super Bowl. Maybe that was with the winning catch, or a game-deciding sack. No matter how it happened, the ending was the same, with Means a world…

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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 College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Brockport football: Multiple former Section VI players came up big for Brockport again this weekend, helping propel the Golden Eagles to the Division III final four. Niagara Falls graduate DaQuan Hubbard caught five balls for 125 yards and former South Park star Tyree Br…