Six members of the UB basketball programs – two from the women’s squad and four from the men – were honored with Mid-American Conference accolades on Monday, highlighted by junior guard Joanna Smith’s selection to the All MAC First-Team.read more >>
Anthony was the Knicks’ biggest superstar since Patrick Ewing departed the team in 2000. He was also one of the faces of the league and was expected to be the positive face of a franchise that had never quite recovered from the negative stigma created by Isaiah Thomas and Stephon Marbury.
Yet, neither goal ever seemed within their grasp. The returns have been less than stellar on both accounts, with both the team and Melo having only modest successes and a lot of disappointment to show for it.read more >>
The funeral for former UB defensive end Solomon Jackson will be held on Saturday at the Fairfield Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia – roughly 20 minutes from his hometown of Stone Mountain.
There will also be a viewing of his body on Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Gregory B. Levett and Sons Funeral Home in Decatur, Georgia, according to a representative of Jackson's high school, Tucker High School.
Jackson’s family is expected to attend the viewing from 7-8 p.m.read more >>
Gunning wants to be the best in the history of UB wrestling, a program whose own head coach said is trying to come out of a “dark age.”
Gunning doesn’t hesitate when asked about leaving a legacy at UB. He wants to leave Buffalo in a better place than when he arrived. A few MAC and NCAA championships wouldn’t hurt either.
He’s a part of what could be viewed as a slow and steady program turnaround at Buffalo. After two winless seasons in conference play and a NCAA-sanctioned postseason ban, the Bulls recorded their first 10-win season since 2004 and won a conference meet for the first time more than three calendar years. Gunning led the Bulls with 12 dual meet victories, including five in MAC play.read more >>
No. 8 seed Buffalo defeated No. 9 seed Bowling Green (10-18, 6-12) in a first round campus-site matchup on Monday to advance to the quarterfinals against the Bobcats on Wednesday in Cleveland, Ohio.read more >>
The No. 3 seed Bulls (17-14, 10-8 MAC) will play No. 11 seed Miami Ohio (13-19, 6-12 MAC) in the quarterfinals of the MAC Tournament in Cleveland, Ohio Thursday. Last season, Buffalo won the conference tournament as a No. 2 seed to advance to its first-ever NCAA Tournament.read more >>
On Tuesday, UB’s Department of Art held a memorial in Jackson’s honor, one week after the university announced his death. Jackson, who was a studio art major, died on the night of Feb. 29 after suffering a medical emergency during a team conditioning session on Feb. 22. He was 20 years old.read more >>
The No. 8-seeded Bulls (17-13, 8-10 MAC) defeated No. 9 seed Bowling Green (10-18, 6-12 MAC) for the third time this season, 60-44, in the first round of the MAC Tournament at Alumni Arena on Monday. The Bulls are now headed to Cleveland for the second round to play No. 1 Ohio (24-5, 16-2 MAC), which they defeated twice this season. The Bulls are winners of two straight and have won five of six overall.read more >>
Men’s basketball (17-14, 10-8 Mid-American Conference)
The Bulls finished their final game of the regular season with a dramatic victory.read more >>
Even though Loesing was forced to end her career a year early due to chronic ankle injuries and was not on the roster this season, she was still honored on Senior Day Saturday prior to the start of Buffalo’s regular season finale. Loesing, alongside fellow senior guard Karin Moss, received her encased No. 35 jersey amid cheers from the crowd.read more >>
The women’s basketball team defeated Kent State (6-22, 3-15 Mid-American Conference) 63-47 in Saturday’s regular reason finale at Alumni Arena and will host a MAC Tournament play-in game against Bowling Green on Monday.read more >>
With an 87-83 win over Bowling Green on Friday night, the Bulls (17-14, 10-8 MAC) clinched the No. 3 seed and a first-round bye in next week’s conference tournament in Cleveland, Ohio.read more >>
On Thursday, teammates, coaches, friends and family gathered to remember the life of Solomon Jackson.read more >>
Just prior to the final practice before the MAC Tournament, Gunning took a moment to soak in the moment. There’s a chip on his shoulder. This will be his first MAC Championships. He won’t admit that maybe he’s being underestimated, but expressed confidence heading into the weekend’s event.read more >>
The Bulls (15-13, 7-10 MAC) fell to Akron (16-12, 10-7 MAC) 62-49 at the James A. Rhodes Arena – which snapped a three-game winning streak. The Bulls faltered in the second half, scoring just seven points in the fourth quarter. Buffalo is still third in the MAC East and is tied for seventh place with Western Michigan (15-14, 7-10 MAC) in the overall conference standings.read more >>
There will be a memorial service for deceased UB football player Solomon Jackson at The Well Buffalo Church Thursday night.read more >>
Head coach Nate Oats couldn’t hide his frustration after the Bulls (16-14, 9-8 MAC) lost their second consecutive game – a 67-59 loss to Miami Ohio (12-18, 6-11 MAC) on Senior Night in Alumni Arena. Buffalo now holds the No. 6 seed in the MAC with four teams ahead of them tied with the same conference record (10-7).read more >>
Some of Jackson’s peers, former teammates and high school administrators who spoke to The Spectrum are choosing to remember Jackson as more than just Buffalo’s sophomore defensive end, but a hard working and caring person with an infectious smile.read more >>
Although Buffalo football team players and coaches are not available for comment, members of the university community have taken to Twitter to mourn for Jackson.read more >>