Quick Hits: Tennis closes out regular season; Gallardo wins MAC East Player of the Week
The baseball, softball and men's and women's tennis teams are in the news this weekend.
Despite losing Johnson, Bulls aim to maintain lock-down secondary
Senior corner Najja Johnson is one of the two 2013 first-team All-Mid-American Conference players (along with Khalil Mack) on the Bulls’ defense who will not return due to graduation.
Buffalo ‘D’ hopes to continue success without Mack
Last season, the Buffalo defense recorded 38 sacks and 90 tackles for loss. More than half of this production is no longer on the team – with no loss more notable than that of linebacker Khalil Mack.
Top 10 of the D1 era – No. 9: Kourtney Brown
Lightly recruited forward finishes career as one of the best players in MAC history
Kourtney Brown is synonymous with Buffalo women’s basketball. Before Brown reunited with the Bulls in her current position as an assistant coach, she was rewriting the women’s basketball record books.
Top 10 of the D1 era – No. 10: Branden Oliver
Despite size, Oliver became workhorse back and program’s all-time rushing leader
When Branden Oliver was a freshman, James Starks – now with the Green Bay Packers – told him he would break his records. This past season, Oliver fulfilled Starks’ prophecy by surpassing him as UB’s all-time leading rusher.
UB Top 10 athletes: Honorable mentions
The Spectrum is ranking the staff’s choice for the top 10 UB athletes in the Division I era throughout the next 10 issues. We begin our countdown with 10 honorable mentions – incredible, historic athletes that just missed the list. This series is admittedly subjective and debatable, and our selections are intended to create a conversation.
#UBTop10: Counting down the top 10 moments in UB sports over the last two weeks
The Spectrum's sports staff ranks the top 10 UB sports moments of the past two weeks.
Seniors lead the way for softball team
The Bulls (20-17, 4-2 MAC) opened their home schedule this week going 4-2 at Nan Harvey Field.
Bulls walk-off in back-to-back games, sweep series against Western Michigan
The Bulls (16-12, 7-4 MAC) completed back-to-back walk-off victories for the first time in program history on Friday and Saturday for two wins of a three-game series sweep against Western Michigan (13-18, 4-8 MAC) at Monroe Community College in Rochester.
Women’s tennis splits weekend road trip
Bulls defeat Western Michigan before falling to Bowling Green
The Bulls (13-5, 4-3 MAC) defeated Western Michigan (13-9, 2-4 MAC), 5-2, Friday but followed up the big win with a letdown Saturday when they lost to Bowling Green, 5-2.