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Gridiron report card: Akron defeats UB Bulls 42-21

11/22/15 12:25am | By Jordan Grossman

The football team (5-6, 3-4 Mid-American Conference) is still a win away from bowl eligibility after a 41-21 loss to Akron (6-5, 4-3 MAC) at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field Saturday. Buffalo will now need a win over Massachusetts (2-9, 1-6) in its season finale at UB Stadium on Friday for any chance at the program’s third bowl game since returning to Division I in 1999.

Here’s how The Spectrum graded the Bulls’ performance Saturday.

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Akron downs UB Bulls 42-21

11/21/15 10:15pm | By QUENTIN HAYNES

Akron (6-5, 4-3 Mid-American Conference) defeated the Bulls (5-6, 3-4 MAC) 41-21 at InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field Saturday, which sets up an all-important season finale against Massachusetts next week for Buffalo. The Bulls will try for their sixth win of the season, which could mean a bowl invite.

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UB volleyball season ends with loss to Ball State in MAC Tournament

11/20/15 3:48pm | By QUENTIN HAYNES

The No. 7 seeded Bulls (7-22, 6-10 Mid-American Conference) lost to No. 6 seed Ball State (15-16, 8-8 MAC) 3-1 in the first round of the MAC Tournament in Athens, Ohio Thursday night. The Bulls won the second set to pull the match even, but proceeded to drop consecutive sets. The Cardinals meanwhile advance to the MAC Quarterfinals against No. 3 Kent State (19-9, 13-3 MAC).

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Tom Dinki

Danny White brought quick success, but future is questionable

11/20/15 12:05am | By Tom Dinki

A Mid-Major like UB needs to think long-term. Nothing is a quick fix. You have to slowly inch your way up the college athletics landscape. You don’t, as White always liked to say, build “America’s next big-time college athletics brand” in three years.

White could move up a conference and get a larger budget to play with in three years. UB cannot.

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Akron

Who has the edge: UB Bulls vs. Akron

11/19/15 11:13pm | By QUENTIN HAYNES

In a Mid-American Conference matchup between two teams vying for bowl eligibility, the Buffalo football team (5-5, 3-3 MAC) and Akron (5-5, 3-3) face off in the second-to-last game of the regular season Saturday.

The Spectrum decided who has the edge at each position.

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Former UB Athletic Director Danny White introduced at UCF

11/19/15 7:25pm | By Jordan Grossman

White was officially introduced as vice president and director of athletics of UCF Athletics Thursday. White is expected to assume his full responsibilities with the Knights at some point in January and will still be vaguely involved with UB for the next six weeks to help Buffalo transition through its leadership change.

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St. Joseph’s defeats UB Bulls 89-67

11/18/15 11:10pm | By QUENTIN HAYNES

On Wednesday, the Bulls (1-2) fell to St. Joseph’s (3-0) 89-67 at Hagan Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Bulls are now 0-2 in the 2015 Hall of Fame Tipoff Classic, with two losses to St. Joseph’s and Old Dominion in which it allowed 166 points.

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Reid, defense lead way for UB women's basketball

11/17/15 11:49pm | By Romulo Romero

The Bulls (2-0) defeated Big 4 rival Canisius (0-2) 54-40 in Alumni Arena on Tuesday night behind Reid and yet another impressive defensive performance, as Buffalo has allowed just 78 points in its first two games. After only scoring just seven points in the first quarter, Buffalo went on a 23-4 run in the second quarter that helped propel it to its second victory.

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Shannon Evans

Shannon Evans taken off UB’s Alumni Arena wall

11/16/15 8:32pm | By Tom Dinki

The photo of Evans, who transferred to Arizona State to join former men’s basketball head coach Bobby Hurley, was replaced with the image of former Bulls forward Xavier Ford sometime Monday or during this past weekend. Ford graduated from UB last semester.

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Danny White

Report: UB Athletic Director Danny White to interview for UCF opening

11/16/15 3:51pm | By Tom Dinki

Athletic Director Danny White is one of three finalists for the AD opening at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and will interview for the job Monday in Chicago, according to a report from the Orlando Sentinel.

The report said UCF President John Hitt will also interview DeWayne Peevy, Kentucky deputy director of athletics.

White signed a five-year contract extension with UB last fall in order to show “commitment to the Buffalo community and this university,” he told The Spectrum at that time. White was the highest paid athletic director in the Mid-American Conference in the 2013-14 fiscal year with a pay of $301,625, according to USA Today.

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Russell Cicerone

UB men’s soccer headed to MAC Tournament Championship

11/13/15 10:21pm | By QUENTIN HAYNES

The Bulls (8-6-4, 2-2-1 MAC) defeated Western Michigan (11-4-4, 3-1-1 MAC) 2-1 in overtime of the MAC Tournament Semifinals Friday to advance to the championship game against Akron for just the third time in program history. Buffalo got the game-tying goal from junior defender Daniel Cramarossa with about four minutes left in regulation before Cicerone, a junior forward, scored in overtime.

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