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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 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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The Carolina Panthers will win Super Bowl 50

02/07/16 2:56pm | By QUENTIN HAYNES

I believe that the Carolina Panthers will defeat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. But with this matchup between a rising star in Cam Newton and a potential swan song for one of the greatest of this generation in Peyton Manning, nothing is ever certain.

But I would like to think the Carolina Panthers won the Super Bowl and Cam Newton already dabbed at the 50-yard line as Roger Goodell hands him the game MVP trophy.

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The UB Bulls are being built brick by brick

02/07/16 12:37pm | By QUENTIN HAYNES

While Lance Leipold was the head coach last year as the recruits came in to Buffalo, there was a perception that those players - a few of them - were holdovers from a class built by the previous regime. So, I wanted to see what Leipold and his staff would do, some of the players and states that would target.

And in the end, there were some trends that I liked from this class and last year’s group of players. 

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UB women’s soccer announces recruiting class

02/04/16 11:34pm | By Jordan Grossman

On Thursday, head coach Shawn Burke announced his four-player class, three of whom are from New York and one from Ontario, for the 2016 season. The Bulls added Kara Daly, a forward from nearby Orchard Park, Mairead Martin of Mahopac, New York, Adrianna Van Cuyck, a midfielder from Walworth, New York and Gurjeena Jandu, a defender from Mississauga, Ontario. 

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