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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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After sitting out year, Cassie Oursler brings UB Bulls much needed post presence

02/24/16 12:41am | By QUENTIN HAYNES

She watched on the sideline as the Bulls lost to eventual conference champions, Ohio, in the Mid-American Conference Quarterfinals in Cleveland last season. She watched at home when West Virginia defeated Buffalo in the program’s first-ever Women’s National Invitation Tournament appearance. She even had to sit out for the first 10 games of this season.

And if she could have played in any of those games, there may have been a different outcome.

“I think she continues to get better,” said head coach Felisha Legette-Jack. “She has a major presence about herself, she just has to slow her down in her head. Once we get her to slow it down in her head, you’re going to see a 20-10 kid.”

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The rise of CJ Buckets: Hard work pays off for UB Bull CJ Massinburg

02/23/16 9:31pm | By QUENTIN HAYNES

The maturation of “CJ Buckets” – the imposed nickname True Blue chants when Massinburg hits a pair of free throws or just when the student fans feel like doing it – has been unparalleled by any other freshman on the Bulls (16-12, 9-6 Mid-American Conference) this season. Within a year, Massinburg went from an unknown, unsigned high school senior, to the semi-occasional starting point guard of a Division-I basketball team gearing up for its conference tournament.

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UB football player Solomon Jackson in critical condition

02/22/16 7:53pm | By Jordan Grossman

UB football player Solomon Jackson has been hospitalized at Buffalo General Medical Center following a medical emergency during a Bulls conditioning session Monday morning.

Medical personnel at the hospital told The Spectrum Monday night that Jackson was in critical condition. Jackson’s family declined comment.

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UB men’s ice hockey advances to semifinals

02/21/16 5:33pm | By Landin Murphy

From fans heckling the St. John Fisher goaltender with chants of his name and making fun of his mother’s cooking, to even a fight between the two teams sprawling out on the ice, both teams battled in effort to move on to the National Collegiate Hockey Association Semifinals.

But in the end it was Buffalo’s speed and puck control that was the reason for the team advancing to the NCHA Semifinals in Rochester, New York.

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UB women’s basketball defense shuts down Miami Ohio 58-39

02/20/16 7:50pm | By QUENTIN HAYNES

The Bulls (13-12, 5-9 Mid-American Conference) had a great third quarter as they scored 23 points and kept Miami Ohio’s (9-16, 3-11 MAC) offense in check with a full court press en route to a 58-39 victory at Alumni Arena Saturday afternoon. The victory moved the Bulls to third place in the MAC East, surpassing Bowling Green (9-14, 5-9 MAC).

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