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Q&A with Bulls Head Coach Oats

11/16/17 1:55am | By DANIEL PETRUCCELLI

Buffalo lost their leader in points and assists, Blake Hamilton. They retained two preseason all-MAC selections­­: junior guard CJ Massinburg and junior forward Nick Perkins. With only seven returning players, the team will be relying mostly on their new players to help them reach those projected results.

The Spectrum spoke with Bulls Head Coach Nate Oats about his thoughts on the season.

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UB’s top 10 games to attend this fall semester

08/31/16 9:38pm | By BRIAN LARA

There’s no doubt that attending sporting events are a big part of the UB experience. Buffalo’s athletic programs are on the rise across the board and the better the teams the more fun it is to attend the games. Here’s your guide to fall athletics, with 10 games you won’t want to miss.

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UB football raises quarterback questions

08/31/16 9:29pm | By MICHAEL AKELSON

In his first season as head coach last year, Leipold inherited UB’s all-time leader in passing yards, Joe Licata. This year, he’s already seen one of his top quarterback options, Chris Merchant, transfer out of the program, but he still faces a very tough and unconventional quarterback dilemma.

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UB women’s soccer season preview

07/13/16 12:22pm | By Corey Klino

Just two years removed from a Mid-American Conference Championship, UB women’s soccer faces a unique dilemma.

Following the graduation of All-MAC first-teamers Jackie Hall and Kassidy Kidd, Buffalo remains talented and experienced, but in search of new leadership on the field. 

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Former NBA player and coach Lindsey Hunter comes to UB

06/13/16 7:31pm | By MICHAEL AKELSON

UB men’s basketball has replaced departed former assistant coach and former NBA player Donyell Marshall with 17-year NBA veteran point guard Lindsey Hunter.

Hunter was the assistant coach of the Phoenix Suns in 2012-13, the interim head coach of the Suns in 2013 and most recently the assistant coach of the Golden State Warriors in 2013-14.

Hunter won two NBA Championships in his career, first with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2002 and then with the Detroit Pistons in 2004. Hunter is perhaps most known for his timely three-point shooting throughout his career.

"We are excited to have Lindsey join our staff," said men’s basketball head coach Nate Oats in a press release. "He has a tremendous background as both a player and coach and he has won multiple NBA Titles.”

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The end of an era for UB men's tennis as season comes to a close

05/02/16 11:09am | By MICHAEL AKELSON

Senior Sergio Arevalillo still remembers his greatest moment on a tennis court.

Trailing 5-1 in the third set of his singles match against Binghamton in last year’s Mid-American Conference Championship game, Arevalillo pulled off a comeback that led the Bulls to their first-ever conference title and NCAA Tournament appearance.

Yet after the Bulls’ (11-8, 4-3 MAC) 4-2 loss to Ball State in the MAC Championships Semifinals Friday, Arevalillo, along with fellow senior teammates Pablo Alvarez, Amar Hromic, and Akhil Mehta, all say goodbye to the program. The Bulls took the doubles point Friday, but couldn’t come through in singles play to advance to the championship game.

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At UB, recreation has paid price for heavily subsidized college athletics

05/02/16 1:25am | By Tom Dinki

UB is one of a fraction of universities that does not separate its Division I athletics program and its on-campus recreation into two departments, and lets the athletics department decide how much of the $9 million student athletic fee goes toward D-I athletics and how much goes toward recreation programs. UB does not have a recreation fee.

This year, the breakdown was simple: 92 percent of the student fee went to the D-I athletics programs, while 8 percent went to recreation services, according to UB’s comprehensive fee website and the athletic department’s 2014-15 athletic fee expenditures.

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Successful spring primes UB women’s soccer for big season

04/28/16 12:58pm | By Edward Goldschmid

For a team that has begun a winning tradition the past two seasons, the Buffalo women’s soccer team has some minor rebuilding that needs to be done before next season.

The Bulls are losing six players, with starting defenders Jackie Hall and Kristin Markiewicz and leading scorer Kassidy Kidd graduating and Brianna Shingary, a rising star in the program, transferring to Pittsburgh.

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UB quarterback battle should be cut to two people

04/24/16 4:22pm | By Jordan Grossman

The Buffalo football team is a squad forced to remake a portion of its starting lineup after a mass exit of starting seniors. There are positions that are already decided no matter the results of the annual spring scrimmage. Jordan Johnson is locked in as the starting running back. Most of the offensive and defensive line is made up.

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