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The 219th anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, the 13th president of the United States and the University at Buffalo's first chancellor, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in Forest Lawn Cemetery, according to UB officials. The ceremony will take place at Fillmore's gravesite, and open with brief remarks and a prayer by the Rev. Joan Montagnes of the Unit…

Bills

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…

Colleges

SYRACUSE – Pinch yourself, University at Buffalo fans, and read these quotes from Jim Boeheim: “I thought they were tougher than us the last 10 minutes, especially.” “They’re faster, quicker, I think they’re stronger.” Those were the admissions from the second-winningest coach in college basketball history after his Orange lost to the Bulls, 71-59. As the crowd…

Colleges

The road from Jamestown to Buffalo snaked through Kansas, at least for James Rojas. Two years ago, the former All-Western New York high school basketball star had captured the attention of the coaching staff at the University at Buffalo with his size, skill, versatility and toughness. But he didn’t academically qualify to play at the Division I level. UB assistant co…

Buffalo

A researcher at the University at Buffalo believes he has found a way to trace guns or other objects fabricated on 3D printers back to the specific machine that crafted them. The discovery that 3D printers each leave unique "fingerprints," researchers say, has the potential to eventually help law enforcement agencies track the source of 3D-printed guns, which to this po…

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 …

Colleges

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Something new is on tap at University at Buffalo basketball and football games. UB announced Friday that it will begin selling beer at specific sporting events, starting with the men’s basketball game at 2 p.m. Saturday against Marist at Alumni Arena. UB will sell beer at men's and women's basketball games and at football games next fall at UB Stad…

Crime

A University at Buffalo student was arrested Friday in connection with a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured another student earlier this month. Hannah M. Christensen, 20, from Clifton Park, was charged with leaving the scene of a serious injury accident without reporting it to authorities, which is a felony, according to a university news release. Christense…

Colleges

It was a historic day for the University at Buffalo basketball program. The Bulls made the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time in school history and became the first Big 4 team to be ranked since 1971. UB garnered 154 points from the national panel of voters. West Virginia, which had been No. 13 when the Mountaineers lost to UB on Friday night in overtime, is …

Colleges

James Rojas is coming home. Rojas, a 2017 All-Western New York first-team forward from Jamestown, has committed to the University at Buffalo, according to multiple reports. The 6-7 Rojas is in his second season at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College and was viewed as one of the "better forward available in JUCO," according to JUCORecruiting.com. He is averaging 15…

Buffalo

The newest hotel in Amherst will open this week, adding another 100 rooms to the inventory near University at Buffalo's North Camus. Ellicott Development Co. formally unveiled its new Fairfield Inn and Suites Buffalo Amherst/University on Wednesday, complementing the company's nearby existing extended-stay hotel, Staybridge Suites Amherst. Located at 3880 Rensch Road, t…

Crime

A 20-year-old University at Buffalo student remained in critical condition Monday afternoon after being hit Thursday by a vehicle whose driver fled the scene of the accident. On Monday, UB released the name of the undergraduate student from Singapore: Renuka Ramanadhan. A LinkedIn profile states that she is an accounting major. The collision is being investigated as …

Bills

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller instantly regretted posting photos from Niagara Falls on his Instagram story Saturday afternoon. “I just did it and I was like, ‘Oh, no, Allie doesn’t know I’m here,’” Miller said Sunday, hours before his teammates played the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. “This is supposed to be a surprise.” Miller is on injured reserve as he con…

Bills

A number of football players with ties to Western New York have gone on to play for the Buffalo Bills. But many have not. Here are the 25 "best who got away." This list was compiled through Buffalo News research in consultation with John Boutet, the site and exhibit chairman for the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, and Dick Gallagher, who coordinates the annual W…

Colleges

The University at Buffalo men's basketball team was a unanimous choice to win the Mid-American Conference East Division in the preseason poll released Tuesday and is believed to be the first program with three players selected to the preseason all-conference team. UB received all 35 first-place votes from the league's coaches and media to finish with 210 points in the p…