It took some time for the softball team to shake the rust off this season, but after a tough first week, it's back and ready to play. In the five games played in the Georgia Classic over the weekend, the Bulls (2-8) came away with two wins, which were the team's first of the season. In their first game of the Classic, the Bulls forced Marshall University into extra innings, trumping them in a 5-4 nailbiter.
It turns out that not all of the water in Buffalo is frozen, and swimming head coach Andy Bashor is using what little liquid is left to build his legacy. Bashor first came to UB in 2006 when he was named head coach of the women's swimming team.
The women's basketball team marched into its opponent's senior day festivities looking to prove that it could not be shaken by the raucous crowd. However, the Bulls (13-13, 6-7 Mid-American Conference) could not overcome the rowdy fans and fell to Kent State (18-7, 9-4 MAC), 72-52 on Saturday. A 39-20 halftime deficit proved to be insurmountable for Buffalo, which put up its second-lowest first-half output of the season.
It isn't every day that the UB community gets to be a part of something historic. It also isn't every day that a kid who has endured countless obstacles is able to overcome them all and achieve greatness. But both are unfolding, and if you haven't heard about Desi Green yet, here's the introduction. Desi is a junior at UB and possibly the greatest wrestler to ever wear the blue and white.
It's been a while since Alumni Arena saw a "Sea of Blue," so True Blue stepped up and launched one of the biggest marketing campaigns in recent memory in hopes of getting students out of their dorm rooms and into the arena. It worked. A total of 1,668 students packed the arena, and their efforts helped lift the Bulls (16-9, 7-5 Mid-American Conference) over UW-Milwaukee (16-12, 11-5 Horizon League), 80-65. Despite two quick turnovers on the Bulls' first couple of possessions, junior guard Zach Filzen righted the ship quickly and was unconscious from the field.
Wrestling is an intense sport. It takes mental toughness and the ability to dominate your opponent physically on the mat to be the best. The late Jeff Parker, a former Buffalo Bulls wrestler, gave everything he had while wrestling at UB and gave even more in his fight against cancer.
Wings and wows were shared by all in attendance for a dramatic conference showdown at Alumni Arena on Wednesday evening. In the last matchup of a three-game home stretch, the Bulls (13-12, 6-6 Mid-American Conference) lost a nailbiter against Akron (12-12, 5-7 MAC). An impressive effort from the Zips' bench players led to a 71?67 win over Buffalo on Wing Wednesday. Junior guard Brittany Hedderson had a career shooting performance in the game, but the result would not match her success.
Coming off of its first conference win of the season, the wrestling team traveled to Central Michigan confident that it had turned a corner. However, that confidence soon gave way to heartbreak as the Bulls (8-8, 1-3 Mid-American Conference) dropped a highly competitive meet to the No.
There is nothing quite like standing up with 1,000 of your closest friends and making life a living hell for everyone who steps foot in your house. This is the mentality of those that make up the student section at men's basketball games.
When James Starks walked into the press conference room in Alumni Arena on Tuesday night, the young NFL running back's smile was infectious. Starks, a former Bulls running back who won a Super Bowl two Sundays ago with the Green Bay Packers, was grinning ear-to-ear as he sat down with the media before the men's basketball team took on Ohio University. After returning to Western New York a week and a half ago, Starks has been greeted with nothing but love from his family and friends. "I came home, and saw all of the support I had," Starks said.
It's hard to believe that a matchup between the two top point guards in the Mid-American Conference on Tuesday night didn't get top billing. But that's exactly what happened when former Bulls running back and Super Bowl champion James Starks returned to UB to sign autographs and greet his fans back in Buffalo. Unfortunately for the Bulls (15-8, 7-5 MAC), Starks' presence didn't bring them any luck, as Ohio (13-13, 6-6 MAC) rode a 74 percent second-half shooting performance to a 76-69 victory on Tuesday night. Ohio point guard D.J.