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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, …

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Jackson Baltar, a kicker from Bishop Moore in Orlando, has committed to the University at Buffalo. Baltar announced on Twitter that he was decommitting from Temple to choose the Bulls. Listed at 5-11, 165 pounds, Baltar will enroll this summer and could be part of a competition as UB aims to replace Adam Mitcheson. Alex McNulty and Michael Cummings were the other kic…

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University at Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson and St. Francis product Jake Dolegala are among those taking part in the Bills' local pro day Friday. Local pro days are a way for teams to look at players in their home area -- either players who attend college or reside in the area are allowed to participate. There is no limit to how many players a team can invite and th…

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University at Buffalo running back Johnathan Hawkins announced that he intends to transfer to play his final season of college football. "Thankful for this Game and University for all they’ve done for me. Can’t wait for the next chapter next season. Thank you Buffalo ... #GradSZN" he tweeted. A highly touted recruit from Georgia, Hawkins had been hampered by injuries…

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The University at Buffalo has had a really good year. The Bulls men's and women's basketball teams are heading to the NCAA Tournament. Only 23 schools can say that. Add in that UB's football team went to a bowl game, and only 13 schools can say that their football, and men's and women's basketball teams were in the postseason. UB's football team played Troy in the Do…

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Could Western New York get two Frank Gores? Frank Gore Sr., the NFL running back is reportedly signing a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills when the free agent signing period begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Frank Gore Jr., a three-star running back at Killian High in Miami, received a scholarship offer from the University at Buffalo in February. He also has offers …

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Maryland defensive end Bryce Johnson-Maith has committed to the University at Buffalo football team, he announced on Twitter. He is the first reported commit from the Class of 2020. Johnson-Maith, from Walter Johnson High in Bethesda, Md., has a close relationship with UB players James and Jaret Patterson, from nearby Glendale, Md. "They have been my mentors for so l…

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Tyree Jackson, that freight train of a quarterback from the University at Buffalo, the one listed at 6-foot-7-inch, 249 pounds? The prospect whose name was trending on social media after he ran a 4.59-second 40-yard dash on Saturday at the NFL combine in Indianapolis? The one who recorded a 34.5-inch vertical jump? Who leapt 10 feet in the broad? Who rifled passes so hard …

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University at Buffalo football coach Lance Leipold enters 2019 with a little more job security, after agreeing to a contract extension that runs through December 2023. But Leipold and the Bulls face some uncertainty as they prepare for spring practices, which open March 3, and the 2019 season, which opens Aug. 31 when the Bulls host Robert Morris at UB Stadium. Follo…

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The University at Buffalo football spring game is scheduled for Friday, April 12 at UB Stadium, the school announced Monday. The event is open to the public. UB will begin its 14 spring practices on March 3 at the ADPRO Sports Training Center at the Bills' complex in Orchard Park. The first 11 practices will at ADPRO before the team moves outdoors at UB Stadium for thre…

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Aaron Chase, an All-Western New York first team quarterback from Starpoint, will continue his football career at the University at Buffalo, he announced on Twitter. Chase will be a preferred walk-on with the Bulls and be part of the summer training camp roster. Chase threw 36 touchdown passes, which tied Joe Licata for second place on the all-time Western New York li…

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University at Buffalo defensive tackles coach Tim Edwards is expected to leave for the defensive line coach position at the University of Memphis, The News confirmed. The move was initially reported by the Memphis Commercial Appeal. A formal announcement had not been made. Edwards, who has 21 years of coaching experience, spent four seasons at UB – the first three as…

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University at Buffalo wide receiver K.J. Osborn has entered the NCAA transfer portal to explore his options as a possible graduate transfer, a school spokesman confirmed. The news was first reported by 247Sports.com Osborn joins UB quarterback Tyree Jackson as players in the portal. Like Jackson, Osborn would be able to play immediately at another school because h…

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Jake Schum, the former Frontier Central High School and University at Buffalo punter, was not exactly impressed with what he saw from Buffalo Bills punter Matt Darr on Sunday. Darr had six punts for an average of 38.3 yards. When a tweeter suggested there had to be a better punter, Schum replied, "Right in Buffalo" with a thumbs up emoji. Schum has been a memb…

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Lockport wide receiver Malik Brooks, who had been committed to the University at Buffalo, signed with Monmouth University in New Jersey late Wednesday. "There were some issues with UB, and Monmouth felt like family," Brooks said Thursday. "All the pieces seemed to click there." Brooks said he liked the coaching staff at Monmouth, an FCS program that plays in the Big …