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Enes Kanter speaks at 2018 Muslim Student Association Banquet

04/22/18 10:45pm | By NATHANIEL MENDELSON

Knicks center Enes Kanter uses his NBA platform to do more than play basketball.

He speaks against political leaders, such as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for his actions as leader of Kanter’s native country.

At the Muslim Student Association’s annual banquet on Saturday, Kanter discussed his NBA experiences in relation to being Muslim and why his faith is so important to him.

Kanter advocates for human rights and free speech, despite being labeled as a dangerous figure in Turkey.

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Fantasy football picks for week 2

09/14/16 7:41pm | By BRIAN LARA

Last week, like always, had a lot of fantasy owners either excited or disappointed. The week was interesting with players being injured and putting up zero points. This week, we’ll be looking at players to take a chance on in deeper leagues.

NY Giants WR Sterling Shepard, vs.

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Finding the answer: Former UB pitcher Blair Lakso went from struggling college arm to sought after MLB prospect

09/11/16 7:28pm | By MICHAEL AKELSON

At the beginning of this summer, UB head baseball coach Ron Torgalski knew he was going to have to prepare himself for the loss of one of his top back-of-the-bullpen arms.

Mike Kaelin, a 5-foot-9 power pitcher who dominated in the closer role for most of his time at UB, was expected to be selected in the MLB draft when he became eligible following his junior season. However, what Torgalski, or really anyone for that matter, did not anticipate was that he was going to be losing two power arms from his bullpen to professional organizations this summer.

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Fantasy football deep league starters for week one

09/10/16 1:31pm | By BRIAN LARA

Another season of football started last Thursday night and along with it comes something else everyone loves: fantasy football.

Whether you won your league last year or you were dead last, there are a few things to keep in mind so your team can make the playoffs.

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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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