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Nate Oats, former head coach of the University at Buffalo men's basketball team, is putting his classic Tudor-style home on Grand Island up for sale as he departs for the Crimson Tide of Alabama. The three-story house on West Oakfield Road, which has waterfront views, a 60-foot pool and a vintage bowling alley, drew plenty of interest when Oats bought the home in August…

Courts

A former University at Buffalo student has pleaded guilty in a hit-and-run crash in November on the school's North Campus that critically injured a student, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Hannah Christensen, 20, of Clifton Park, pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court to leaving the scene of an incident without reporting, a misdemeanor, the Distr…

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The University at Buffalo freshman who died following a suspected hazing incident was remembered by his roommates as a dedicated student who was passionate about soccer, according to the UB Spectrum, the student-run newspaper at the university. Sebastian Serafin-Bazan, 18, kept a note above his desk that read "GPA goal 4.0," the Spectrum reported. "He was really funn…

Crime

The University at Buffalo student who suffered cardiac arrest following a suspected hazing incident has died, Buffalo Police Capt. Jeff Rinaldo said Wednesday. Sebastian Serafin-Bazan, of Westchester County, had been in critical condition at Buffalo General Medical Center since early Friday morning. Serafin-Bazan, a freshman at UB, had been ordered to perform exercis…

Crime

Activities of Greek-letter fraternities and sororities will be suspended at the University at Buffalo at least until the start of the fall semester as the university conducts an internal review following a suspected case of hazing, UB announced Monday. Recommendations from a yet-to-be-named panel are due by the start of the fall semester, said A. Scott Weber, vice presi…

Amherst

Sharia-compliant lending has come to Buffalo – sort of. A student-housing complex in Amherst is part of a large international transaction, in which a Florida-based student housing management firm is partnering with an unidentified Middle Eastern investor that bought into properties in several states. Colonie Apartments, a 184-unit community at 2061 Sweet Home Road ne…

Crime

A former University at Buffalo student accused of buying nearly $29,000 in train and bus tickets using other people's credit cards and then selling the tickets to friends, family and fellow students, was sentenced to five years of probation, the Erie County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday. Atsu Bedjean, 20, of the Bronx, who pleaded guilty to third-degree a…

Crime

A 20-year-old Clifton Park woman has been arraigned on two charges related to a hit-and-run accident that left a 20-year-old University at Buffalo student with a traumatic brain injury, the Erie County District Attorney's Office announced Monday. Hannah Christensen, 20, of the Albany suburb of Clifton Park was arraigned before Amherst Town Court Judge Geoffrey Klein on …

Education

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…

Canisius, Niagara and University at Buffalo each had at least one team honored with the NCAA Academic Progress Rate Public Recognition Award. The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams. Teams earning Public Recognition Awards increased to 1,284, up by 79 from the previous academic year. To be recognized, a program m…

Colleges

The University at Buffalo’s hopes for a bowl game lives to see another week, thanks in most part to the duo of quarterback Tyree Jackson and wide receiver Anthony Johnson. The two hooked up for four touchdowns through the air Thursday night as the Bulls came away with a 40-24 win at Ball State. UB improved to 5-6 overall and 3-4 in the Mid-American Conference, which …

Colleges

Team: University at Buffalo Bulls Affiliation: Mid-American Conference Coach: Nate Oats, 3rd year (37-30) Last year: 20-15, 10-8 (3rd) A few years out from the University at Buffalo's first trip to the NCAA Tournament, coach Nate Oats and the Bulls have accomplished something even more elusive than a bid to the big dance: consistent success. It's set a new tone…

Colleges

Kyle DeWeen used to make the 30-minute trip to University at Buffalo football games a few times every season when he was a student at Niagara Falls High School. On his way to becoming the starting punter for the Bulls, he took a bit of a detour. DeWeen’s journey started around seventh grade, when he started watching former Bills punter Brian Moorman boom kicks at Ral…

Niagara County

Pro Training Basketball is no longer just a YouTube channel. It now has a physical place to call home. Business partners Tony Watson II and Rod Middleton, former University at Buffalo basketball players, celebrated the grand opening of the new facility at 3790 Commerce Court, Suite 100, Wheatfield, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free clinic Sept. 2. The 6,650-squ…

Sports

All Big 4 women's soccer teams kicked off their 2017 seasons on Friday, but only one of them took home a win in the opener. Canisius was the lone team with a victory Friday night, topping Youngstown State, 1-0, in overtime. Madeline Beaulieu scored the winner in the 103rd minute with an assist from Emily Czechowski. The goal came off a corner kick, which Beaulieu headed…