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UB students win big during Super Bowl 50

02/14/16 4:43pm | By Jordan Grossman

A record $132.54 million was bet on Super Bowl 50, according to the Nevada Gaming Control, and it’s estimated that Americans bet an additional $4.1 billion in illegal bets. Murtagh and fellow UB Joey Silva*, who won $50,000 with his father, both won big on their Super Bowl squares.

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The burden without Bearden

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

On Tuesday, the Buffalo men’s basketball team had its first extended moments without its best player.

The Bulls (14-10, 7-4 Mid-American Conference) dropped a heartbreaker to Toledo 71-69, but the game was merely a backdrop for the larger story: sophomore guard Lamonte Bearden’s absence due to “conduct detrimental to the team.” After the game, head coach Nate Oats said that Bearden was “out indefinitely.”

We’ve already seen the Bulls without Bearden.

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UB Bulls lose heartbreaker to Toledo 71-69

02/10/16 12:02am | By QUENTIN HAYNES

The Bulls (14-10, 7-4 Mid-American Conference) lost on a final second shot to Toledo (15-9, 6-5 MAC) in front of an announce crowd of 2,706 Alumni Arena on Tuesday. The Bulls had a chance to tie the game with 1.4 seconds left, but an errant out-of-bounds pass resulted in a turnover and the end of Buffalo’s four-game winning streak.

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The life and death of ‘Johnny Football’

02/09/16 6:36pm | By MICHAEL AKELSON

Police are investigating an incident in which Manziel allegedly assaulted his girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, and threatened to kill her and himself. Manziel’s father also told the Dallas Morning News that he believes if his son doesn’t get help soon he won’t live to see his 24th birthday.

This is just the latest, and potentially final, development in a story that hasn’t changed at all in four full years, although it continues to darken due to it’s inexplicable monotonousness. It is the story of “Johnny Football,” a character who conned America into thinking he was a better player, and person, than he actually is.

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