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With eight minutes left in the game, the University at Buffalo football team was poised to become bowl-eligible for the third consecutive season. Instead, after a 30-27 loss Thursday at Kent State, the Bulls must scramble in their final two games to qualify for a bowl. Special teams has been one of the most erratic facets of UB’s game this season. While the unit’s wo…

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Kickoff: 7 p.m., Dix Stadium, Kent, Ohio. TV: CBS Sports Network. Radio: ESPN 1520. Records: UB 5-4, 3-2 Mid-American Conference; Kent State 3-6, 2-3. Last time out: UB won at Eastern Michigan on Nov. 2, 43-14. UB quarterback Kyle Vantrease threw for a career-high 208 yards and a touchdown, and ran for two touchdowns. Toledo defeated Kent State on Nov. 5, 35…

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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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Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, InfoCision Stadium, Akron, Ohio. TV: ESPN 3. Radio: ESPN 1520. Records: UB 2-4, 0-2 Mid-American Conference; Akron 0-6, 0-2. Last time out: Ohio defeated UB, 21-20, in overtime Oct. 5 at UB Stadium. UB quarterback Kyle Vantrease threw for 197 yards and two touchdowns on 16-for-23 passing in his first start in nearly two years. Ke…

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When Mark Alnutt needed to hire a new basketball coach at the University at Buffalo last spring, the obvious goal was to hire the best candidate. The second-year athletic director also understood the limitations that faced him. Alnutt wanted the right fit, but he was realistic when it came to what UB could pay potential coaches and personnel. UB couldn’t offer the flash…

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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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Former University at Buffalo wide receiver Anthony Johnson was signed to the Los Angeles Chargers' practice squad Wednesday. Johnson was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in final roster cutdowns after playing in all four preseason games with five catches for 55 yards. He was undrafted in April after posting 2,367 yards on 133 receptions with 25 touchdowns at UB.

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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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Record-setting University at Buffalo wide receiver Anthony Johnson was among 20 players released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday in advance of the NFL's roster cutdown. Johnson, signed as an undrafted free agent in April, made five catches for 57 yards on 10 targets in the preseason. Johnson was part of a deep group of wide receivers attempting to make the Bucs…

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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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PITTSBURGH — Demone Harris will never forget how he got to the NFL. And he will never settle just for being in the NFL. The former University at Buffalo linebacker is in his second training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Harris, a 2013 Bishop Timon-St. Jude graduate, has already seen a change in his on-field demeanor as he plays for a spot on the 53-man roster. …

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Kolbe Burrell, a three-star running back from Philadelphia, has committed to the University at Buffalo football program, he announced on Twitter. Burrell, listed at 5-9 and 189 pounds, ran for 923 yards and 12 touchdowns on 158 carries last season for St. Joseph's Prep. He also had offers from Rutgers, Temple, Toledo and Bowling Green, among others. "I spent a lot…

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John Urschel needs little introduction around Buffalo. The Canisius High School graduate, a former Penn State and Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman, continues to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics at MIT. And he’s written a book, “Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football,” which went on sale Tuesday. The memoir was co-written with his wife, journalist Louisa Thomas, …