Saturday wasn't a good day to visit Alumni Arena if you were wearing anything other than blue and white. Just days after senior forwards Kourtney Brown and Jessica Fortman made history in a huge win over Central Michigan (12-7, 4-3 Mid-American Conference), the Bulls (11-10, 4-4 MAC) trampled the Ball State Cardinals (9-12, 4-4 MAC) by a score of 77-61. The Cardinals seemed to be overwhelmed in the opening minutes, when Brown scored nine of Buffalo's first 11 points to put the Bulls ahead.
The athletic department's budget for paper is going to skyrocket in the coming days, because a few members of the women's basketball team have rewritten the record books. A commanding performance by senior forward Kourtney Brown helped the Bulls (10-10, 3-4 Mid-American Conference) outlast Central Michigan (12-7, 4-3 MAC), 92-89, on the road at McGuirk Arena. Brown became Buffalo's all-time leading scorer midway through the first half on a layup that tied the game.
As any gamer will tell you, the only thing that matters is owning the high score. Senior forward Kourtney Brown has brought that mentality to Alumni Arena and the women's basketball team. Brown is the dominating force that has led the Bulls with a season that has been nothing short of impressive.
On Tuesday night, Western Michigan found out firsthand what Ohio learned over the weekend; the men's basketball team is a different squad in the second half. The Bulls (12-6, 4-2 Mid-American Conference) went into Kalamazoo, Mi.
The end of non-conference play is usually a time for preparation, but the wrestling team just hoped to avoid injury before kicking things off in the Mid-American Conference. After a busy month, the Bulls (7-5) took a bit of a breather this past weekend at the New York State Intercollegiate Championships in Binghamton.
It's been a season full of gridiron failure for the city of Buffalo, but former Buffalo Bulls running back James Starks has finally given Western New York football fans something to cheer about. In his playoff run, Starks has rushed for 263 yards against elite NFC competition.
When was the last time you heard of a NFL rookie who was drafted in the sixth round, began the season as his team's third-string running back, and was injured for the first nine weeks of the regular season; and still is starting in the Super Bowl that same year? Probably the last time you turned on SportsCenter. James Starks is the Buffalo alumnus who is lighting up the football world with his spectacular play in the NFL playoffs.
After a loss against Bowling Green only four days earlier, the women's basketball team had an opportunity to bounce back in another critical Mid-American Conference game. The win, however, went to Toledo (13-6, 2-4 MAC) in the form of a 67-53 victory over the Bulls (9-10, 2-4 MAC). The game was physical from the opening tip-off.
If you turned off your TV at halftime on Saturday afternoon when the men's basketball team trailed by 18 points, you missed your chance to witness history. People should be forgiven, however, for turning the channel because the Bulls' (11-6, 3-2 Mid-American Conference) performance in the first half left a lot to be desired.
Over winter break, the wrestling team didn't get much time off. The team was competing all over the country while most students were home regrouping from the fall semester. No one ever said being a student-athlete was easy, but the Bulls (7-5) stepped up to the challenge, going up against some of the nation's toughest teams. Junior Desi Green earned a solid 7-1 record in the 149-pound weight class over the break, increasing his career total to 92 wins.
Welcome, one and all, to a new semester of Buffalo sports. The weather outside is still frightful, but we no longer have the thought of the holidays to keep our spirits up. To make the long trek to summer easier, we at The Spectrum are introducing you to a new feature: Carey's Corner.
While most students were off avoiding reality during winter break, the men's basketball team was hit with a harsh reality check ? Mid-American Conference play. The Bulls dropped their first two games in the MAC after a surprising start in non-conference play.
People who witnessed the men's basketball team play on Thursday night left Alumni Arena talking about one name that they probably won't soon forget - Jimmer Fredette. The All-American left fans with dropped jaws after his 28-point second half performance led No.