On Wednesday afternoon the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic were set to play in game 5 in the first round of the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs.
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Mark Alnutt talks postponement of fall sports, why a ‘bubble’ can’t happen and plans for the winter and spring seasons
The Mid-American Conference’s decision to postpone the fall sports season due to COVID-19 concerns sent shockwaves through the sports world. The MAC became the first conference to cancel their fall sports season, with the Mountain West and Big Ten following suit shortly after. UB Athletic Director Mark Alnutt, a member of the NCAA Football Oversight Committee as well as the MAC’s fall sports re-scheduling committee, worked with athletic directors from other schools to determine the fall sports season fate.
The UB athletic department announced Thursday that two student-athletes and one athletic department staff member have tested positive for COVID-19.
Over the last two seasons, Buffalo’s Jaret Patterson has become one of the most exciting players in the Mid-American Conference. On Thursday, the UB running back was rewarded for his efforts by being named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation Preseason All-American Team.
UB basketball’s Jayvon Graves withdrew from the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday and will return for his senior season in 2020-21.
Twins Quillen and Jaillen Howze verbally committed to the UB football team early Wednesday.
The Edmonton Eskimos selected former UB left guard Tomas Jack-Kurdyla with the fourth pick in the 2020 CFL Draft Thursday night. Jack-Kurdyla was a four-year starter for the Bulls, coming from Vanier College in Montreal.
For the third straight year, current UB players were shut out of the 2020 NFL draft.
States like Georgia and Tennessee plan on reopening businesses and loosening social distancing guidelines by next week.
Each passing day reminds sports fans that both the NHL and NBA playoffs should be starting on April 8 and 18, and the MLB season should have started already. With all sports seasons on hold for the foreseeable future, video games have filled a huge void for fans. Twitch’s peak daily users reached 22.7 million in March and Verizon reported that U.S. video game usage increased 75% during the first week of quarantine.
Collegiate athletes are accustomed to competition. They’re used to competing everyday in practice, in the gym and during games. And when the most integral part of their lives is taken away from them, they adapt.
Rachel Barich couldn’t wait for her final season at UB.
UB men’s basketball (19-11, 10-7 MAC) defeated Miami(OH) (12-18, 5-12 MAC) 75-69 at Alumni Arena on senior night Tuesday.
UB men’s basketball (18-10) lost to MAC East foe Ohio (14-14) 80-69 at the Ohio University Convocation Center Tuesday evening.
UB men’s basketball (18-9) defeated conference opponent Kent State (17-10) in double overtime. Despite the Golden Flashes boasting a strong 11-2 record at home prior to the contest, junior guard Jayvon Graves and senior guard Davonta Jordan lead the team to victory.
UB has had trouble hanging on to leads during its 2019-20 campaign.
UB has struggled in close games this season.
Jayvon Graves doesn’t say much.
Men’s basketball started off the regular season with a 68-63 loss on Friday night against Dartmouth (1-0).