Baseball narrowly misses 1 seed; Kanzler, Torgalski win awards
Led by Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Bulls ready for MAC Tournament
After nine seasons without an appearance, the No. 2 seed Bulls are now in Avon, Ohio, preparing for their second straight trip to the MAC Tournament. On Tuesday, head coach Ron Torgalski and senior outfielder Jason Kanzler were named MAC Coach of the Year and MAC Player of the Year, respectively.
Baseball takes series from Miami Ohio, remains No. 1 in MAC
The baseball team sits just three games away from history.
After winning their eighth series in a row – upping their win total to 29, three shy of the overall school record – the Bulls (29-20, 17-6 Mid-American Conference) are just three games from clinching their first-ever MAC East title and the No. 1 seed in the MAC Tournament, which begins May 22 and takes place next week.
Baseball falls one rally short of sweep
Bulls take two of three from Ohio, remain No. 1 in MAC
After two easy wins to start the weekend and with its ace on the mound Sunday, the baseball team appeared to be in a good position to sweep its third straight conference series.
But uncharacteristic poor defense and wild pitching gave underdog Ohio (12-33, 7-14 Mid-American Conference) two leads late in the game, and although the Bulls (26-18, 15-5 MAC) rallied from behind twice earlier in the game, they could not overcome the final deficit. The Bulls remain 1.5 games ahead of Kent State and Northern Illinois for No. 1 overall in the conference.
Baseball sweeps Zips in rain-shortened series
When sophomore pitcher Mike McGee was pulled in the bottom of the second inning in the series opener against Akron (9-31, 6-11 Mid-American Conference) on Friday night, the Bulls’ streak of conference series-opening wins seemed to be very much in jeopardy.
McGee allowed five runs in just an inning and two thirds and the Bulls (23-18, 13-4 MAC) trailed 5-1.
Hockey brought me home
Looking back on my time at UB, I can only think of who I was when I walked in and who I am today. Reflecting on the biggest transition of my life, I realize that my toes grace the precipice of what might be an even more risky and encompassing decision.
Two Bulls headed to Tampa Bay following NFL Draft
Means drafted, Moseley signed
Graduating defensive end Steven Means was the No. 147 overall pick in the fifth round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday – making him the fifth Bull to be drafted in the past five years. Graduating UB linebacker Willie Moseley, who was signed as an undrafted free agent moments after the draft, will be joining Means in Tampa Bay.
The Spectrum presents its end-of-the-year sports awards
The Spectrum reveals the fans' pick for Athlete of the Year in addition to the editors' selections for Best Male Athlete, Best Female Athlete, Coach of the Year, Club Sports Team of the Year, Biggest Surprise of the Year, Best Game of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Best Team.
Women’s club rugby team on its way to Final Four
After wins against American International and Lock Haven, UB’s Flying Squirrels (10-0) have earned their first appearance in the USA Rugby Final Four.
In the past eight years, the Flying Squirrels have captured three Division I New York State Championships. The Squirrels moved to Division II in 2012 and claimed a Division II Empire State Championship in the fall.
The team finished undefeated in conference play in the fall season, which concluded Oct. 27. Buffalo shut out six of its nine opponents, outscoring them 368-35 in the fall, qualifying the Squirrels for the 2013 Women’s Collegiate Division II National Championship in the spring.
Miles from home
Star sprinter’s transfer to UB leads to championships, records on the track
Junior track star Miles Lewis might not have ever become UB’s “top dog” if he hadn’t accepted a challenge in middle school.
A member of the track team challenged him to a race behind the school building. Lewis gladly accepted his opponent. He hadn’t just won the race, though; Lewis had caught the eye of the middle school track coach.
On the road again
Baseball team travels to Akron after home-opening sweep of Kent State
A little more than halfway through its conference schedule, the baseball team has already matched the school record for conference wins.
The Bulls (21-17, 11-4 Mid-American Conference) have catapulted into first place in the MAC East division after a sweep of defending MAC champion Kent State (20-20, 9-6 MAC) last weekend.