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'Harder, better, faster, smart-er': Basketball player recovers from injury

12 hours ago | By DANIEL PETRUCCELLI

Ikenna Smart suffered from the latter. The junior forward had soreness in his back that nagged him last season. Six feet 10 inches and 241 pounds is a lot of body to support with a bad back. Smart had surgery on his back during the offseason and is expected to return to the court for the Bulls by the end of December. He plans on being better than he was a season ago now that he’s healthy.

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Go-to guide on how to bet on Super Bowl 50

02/02/16 11:08pm | By Jordan Grossman

There was an estimated $119 million placed two years ago in Las Vegas sportsbooks, and slightly declined last year to $116 million. The number is expected to stay around that range this Sunday for Super Bowl 50, with another $4 billion in bets coming from illegal bets like Super Bowl boxes and illegal bookmakers all across the country.

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Wrestling team looking ahead after first MAC win in three seasons

01/31/16 1:52pm | By QUENTIN HAYNES

On Jan. 22, the Bulls (8-7, 1-4 Mid-American Conference) defeated the No. 21 team in the country, Old Dominion (4-8, 0-3 MAC), 19-17. While it was the team’s eighth victory of the 2015-16 season, it was a win that provided Buffalo with its first conference victory in more than three years and its first win over a ranked opponent since a victory over No. 12 Nebraska in 2010.

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Coaches green shoes

UB men’s basketball coaches wear lime-green sneakers for Coaches vs. Cancer week

01/28/16 3:31pm | By Jordan Grossman

The coaches of the Buffalo men’s basketball team, in collaboration with Coaches vs. Cancer week, donned lime-green Nike sneakers on Tuesday night against Ball State and will wear them in their game on Saturday night as well.

The color lime-green was chosen in honor of head coach Nate Oats’ wife, Crystal, who is currently battling non-Hodgkin’s double-hit lymphoma.

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Rising to the top: Blake Hamilton slowly cementing himself as one of the best Buffalo has to offer

Rising to the top: Blake Hamilton slowly cementing himself as one of the best Buffalo has to offer

01/26/16 11:38pm | By Jordan Grossman

Returning starters, short or long, have spent time on the injured list. Some of the key sharpshooting recruits aren’t panning out to what they’re supposed to be.

But that’s not the case for one junior college transfer transfer. Junior Blake Hamilton – a wing by trade – has played multiple positions on the floor and considers himself a matchup nightmare.

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