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Winter Park (Fla.) High School football coach Tim Shifflet insists he had no pull in convincing Casey Case to commit to the University at Buffalo football program. Shifflet is a Sweet Home graduate and the son of Joe Shifflet, a Buffalo-area high school football and wrestling coaching great. Tim Shifflet sometimes would joke to Case that Buffalo would be a destination f…

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As the University at Buffalo football team prepares for the 2019 season, the coaching staff is already assembling its 2020 recruiting class. UB has eight commitments heading into the Mid-American Conference football media day Tuesday at Ford Field in Detroit. Here's a look at the recruits, whose commitments are nonbinding until they sign national letters of intent, eith…

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Chicago Tribune

Thu, May 30, 2019

By Rich Campbell No one will soon forget Khalil Mack’s Chicago Bears debut. How he thwarted a Packers drive by ripping the ball from backup quarterback DeShone Kizer. How he picked off a screen pass, broke a tackle and galloped to the end zone. All in the second quarter of a nationally televised Sunday night game at Lambeau Field. Somehow, the perennial All-P…

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Somewhere in Christian Veilleux’s busy schedule, he made time last week to throw footballs for an audience that included assistant coaches from Michigan State, Virginia Tech and Boston College. Squeezed to one half of Tripi Field, with the Canisius High lacrosse team practicing behind him, the Crusaders’ junior quarterback threw crisp, fluid passes to receivers. Some we…

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Atlanta Falcons defensive end and Buffalo native Steven Means is out for the season after suffering a noncontact Achilles injury Monday during organized team activities, the team announced Wednesday. Means, who played at Grover Cleveland High School and for the University at Buffalo, played in eight games with four starts and had 14 tackles, three tackles for loss and a…

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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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Tyler Doty has thrown his weight around on the gridiron, winning the Trench Trophy last fall as Western New York’s most outstanding lineman. Approaching the end of his four-year career at St. Joe’s, Doty continues to make his mark in another athletic realm as one of the state’s top weight throwers. A 6-foot-5, 310-pound senior who has committed to join the University at …

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In the end, Tyree Jackson popped the cork of a champagne bottle and allowed himself to celebrate. Surrounded by family, friends and his agents, the former University at Buffalo quarterback managed to find a reason to smile and laugh after an agonizing three days of watching last month’s NFL draft. “It definitely didn’t go as planned,” Jackson is captured as saying by…

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The Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins recently had representatives visit the University at Buffalo campus to meet with quarterback Tyree Jackson, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. Jackson is projected among the top 10 quarterbacks available and could be a mid-round choice. He has been working with quarterback consultant Jordan Palmer in California, but also has spent…

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Buffalo native Naaman Roosevelt has re-signed with the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders. The wide receiver agreed to a one-year contract for a fifth season with the Riders. "Glad to be home ... now let’s work!!! #ridernation," he tweeted. Last season, Roosevelt, 31, had 48 catches for 570 yards and four touchdowns in the regular season and added seven catches for 79…

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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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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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University at Buffalo wide receiver Anthony Johnson has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl and linebacker Khalil Hodge will play in the East-West Shrine Game, UB announced Monday. Johnson leads the Bulls with 52 receptions for 944 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. In two years at UB, he is already fifth in career receiving yards with more than 2,300 an…

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The University at Buffalo football team had a heartbreaking loss in the Mid-American Conference championship game to Northern Illinois. Their fans reacted with a range of emotions. https://buffalonews.com/2018/11/30/ub-mac-championship/

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Kickoff: 7 p.m. Wednesday TV: ESPN2 Radio: ESPN 1520 Records: Buffalo 9-1, 6-0 MAC; Ohio 6-4, 4-2 MAC Last time out: Bulls running back Jaret Patterson ran for 187 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries and quarterback Tyree Jackson threw for 111 yards and a touchdown on 7-for-16 passing, as the Bulls routed Kent State 48-14. A.J. Ouellette ran for 168 yards…