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

11/20/17 1:53am | 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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Willie Conner

The new kids on the block: UB Bulls newest players

11/12/15 9:56pm | By Jordan Grossman

Two true freshmen and a junior college transfer combined to score 55 points in the men’s basketball team’s first and only preseason game against Daemen College last week.

And they are less than half of Buffalo’s new players this season.

The Bulls’ roster is filled with new players after an offseason of turnover with the transfer of star point guard Shannon Evans, the expulsion of MAC Player of the Year Justin Moss and the graduation of impact seniors like Will Regan and Xavier Ford.

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UB football recap: Bulls lose to Northern Illinois 41-30

UB Bulls’ comeback not enough against Northern Illinois

11/12/15 1:46am | By Tom Dinki

Despite a Bulls’ (5-5, 3-3 Mid-American Conference) comeback, Northern Illinois showed why it is the superior team and claimed a 41-30 victory at UB Stadium Wednesday night. The loss puts an end to Buffalo’s three-game winning streak, as the Bulls will have to wait another week to try for its sixth victory to make them bowl eligible for just the third time since rejoining Division I in 1999.

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CJ Massinburg

New faces power Bulls to exhibition win over Daemen

11/07/15 12:21pm | By Jordan Grossman

On a night where the Bulls hung their Mid-American Conference Championship banner in Alumni Arena, new faces who weren’t even on last year’s championship team lead the way for an 87-68 exhibition win over Daemen Friday night. New players Massinburg, Conner and Perkins accounted for 55 of the team’s 87 points on a night where Buffalo turned the ball over 24 times.

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Gridiron Report Card: UB Bulls defeat Kent State 18-17

11/06/15 1:22am | By QUENTIN HAYNES

The football team (5-4, 3-2 Mid-American Conference) picked up its third straight conference victory with an 18-17 come-from-behind win over Kent State (3-6, 2-3 MAC). With the victory, the Bulls are just one win away from being bowl eligible for the third time since returning to Division I.

Here is your report card of the Buffalo performances.

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UB Bulls football players discuss eating habits during season

11/03/15 11:12pm | By Jordan Grossman

At UB and programs around the country, most players spend a solid portion of their day in the weight room or on the practice field for hours on end. With a tiresome workload, food is essential to success. Some football players usually eat nearly twice the amount of the average male on a given day, but it’s justified to appease for success.

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The end of Grantland and what the site meant to me as a sports writer

11/02/15 12:11am | By QUENTIN HAYNES

At 14 years old I decided I wanted to enter the world of sports journalism and spend the rest of my life covering sports at the highest levels. And Grantland, ESPN’s sports and pop-culture blog, has given me motivation to continue to pursue that goal and represented the pinnacle of sports writing.

So when ESPN announced on Friday that it was shutting down the site immediately after four years of production, I was crushed.

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UB women's soccer headed back to MAC Semifinals

11/01/15 9:35pm | By Romulo Romero

The No. 3 seed Bulls (11-6-3, 7-3-1 Mid-American Conference) defeated No. 6 seed Central Michigan 3-1 in a shootout to advance to the MAC Tournament Semifinals. The Bulls will play No. 2 seed Western Michigan (11-3-5, 8-1-2) on the road in the semifinals Friday looking to advance to the Championship game and win their second-straight MAC Championship.

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