After swinging through the southwest to start the season, the baseball team found itself in cold and unfamiliar territory on a weekend that should have been a warm welcome home. With threats of inclement weather looming, the Bulls (7-18, 0-6 Mid-American Conference) played a three-game series against Northern Illinois (10-14, 4-2 MAC) at St.
After stumbling out of the gate in non-conference play, the softball team feasted on its Mid-American Conference counterparts as league play began this past week. After a series split at Toledo (5-22, 1-3 Mid-American) on Friday, the Bulls (8-20, 3-1 MAC) traveled to Bowling Green for a doubleheader against the Falcons (4-17, 0-4 MAC). By the time the Bulls finally got on the diamond for game one against the Rockets, it had been 12 days since their last game.
The women's tennis team has been struggling all season with its non-conference opponents. Things didn't get any easier when it started conference play this past weekend. The Bulls (4-8, 0-2 Mid-American Conference) hoped to start MAC competition on the right foot as they hosted Bowling Green (10-4, 1-1 MAC) and Western Michigan (8-9, 1-1 MAC) at the Miller Tennis Center.
Tuesday afternoon, the baseball team capitalized in back-to-back showdowns, finishing with five consecutive victories as non-conference play concluded. The Bulls (7-11) are confident going into Mid-American Conference play following two impressive victories over St.
If I see Barry Bonds' name in headlines again my head is going to explode. Come to think of it, I'm surprised his head hasn't exploded yet considering how big it's gotten over the years; and I'm not talking figuratively. Don't take my word for it.
The baseball team has been on the wrong end of lopsided games this season. Last weekend, it decided to turn the tables and scored 39 runs over the course of three games. Buffalo (5-11) turned it up offensively in its three-game weekend series against North Carolina Central (1-18, 0-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). After scoring six runs in the series' first inning, the Bulls never looked back and swept the Eagles 19-7, 11-6, 9-2. Senior designated hitter Eric Bryce had a big week, batting .615 in the weekend series, hitting five home runs.
Drugs and violence can derail even the most talented of people. Falling in with the wrong crowd and succumbing to peer pressure is a sure-fire recipe for disaster. The Niagara Falls gang world was standing between Brian Archie and UB, but it turns out he is too fast for both his opponents on the track and on the street. Archie is a jumper/sprinter for the track and field team at UB.
CLEVELAND?There's been two different versions of the men's basketball team this season ? the one that wins in Alumni Arena, and the one that loses away from it. In the Mid-American Conference quarterfinals on Thursday night, the eighth- seeded Bulls (18-13, 8-8 MAC) held true to form, falling 73-62 to top-seeded Kent State (22-10, 12-4 MAC) at Quicken Loans Arena. The Bulls' loss in the rubber match with the Golden Flashes, who win the season series 2-1, eliminates them from the postseason.
Wednesday afternoon, a very promising season came to an end as the opponent's 3-point shooting once again subdued the women's basketball team. Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio was the site where guard Shonda Long of Central Michigan (20-9,11-5 Mid-American Conference) tied a MAC Tournament single-game record with seven 3-pointers against the Bulls (16-15, 8-8 MAC). Long exploded for 40 points in the Quarterfinals to push the Chippewas past the Bulls by the score of 90-69. With the season ending, so too did the careers of four seniors.
When the men's basketball team has needed junior Zach Filzen and senior Byron Mulkey most this season, the two guards have delivered. They did it again on Tuesday night. The Bulls (18-12, 9-8 Mid-American Conference) advanced past the first round of the MAC Tournament by defeating Central Michigan (10-21, 7-10 MAC), 64-50. The Bulls improved to 13-3 at home and 5-0 all-time in MAC Tournament games at Alumni Arena. "They were methodically physical and tough tonight," said Central Michigan head coach Ernie Zeigler.
The softball team found itself washed out by more than its opponents when it traveled to Huntington, W.Va. Through the rain, the Bulls (2-10) lost both of their games over the weekend in the Marshall Invitational. In Saturday morning's contest against Presbyterian College (8-2-2), the Bulls were shut out 2-0 by the Blue Hose's defense, led by pitcher Leslie Hensley, who allowed only three hits. The game quickly became a defensive struggle, as Buffalo's own rising star, freshman pitcher Tori Speckman, struck out a career-high nine batters. Speckman took the game one pitch at a time, a fundamental strategy that head coach Jennifer Teague stresses to the pitching staff. "I'm very pleased with the innings she's getting right now and how much maturity she's gaining as a college freshman," Teague said.
After opening the season with four consecutive loses to New Mexico State, the baseball team hit the road again in search of its first win as it faced off against Delaware State in a three-game weekend series. Fueled by an offensive outburst in game one, the Bulls (2-5) rode a wave of momentum to a series win, taking two out of three from the Hornets (3-7). The Bulls discovered their offensive groove in game one.
The women's basketball team will head to the Mid-American Conference Quarterfinals thanks to a memorable performance from its seniors on Saturday night. The Bulls (16-14, 8-8 MAC) evened their home record at 7-7 in the final game at Alumni Arena this season with an important win over Ball State (9-21, 4-12 MAC). Buffalo cashed in on 22 Cardinals turnovers for 22 points in an 82-73 victory over Ball State. Four Bulls players scored in double figures in the win.