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Taken Down: Bulls Finish Last in MAC Tournament

Senior Kevin Smith has been one of the standouts for the wrestling team this season. He was one of Buffalo's only hopes for Mid-American Conference glory in this year's tournament. But he fell short. On a day where Smith (28-7) and the Bulls (7-14, 1-4 Mid-American Conference) looked to add a MAC championship to their resumes, they fell well short of that goal as they finished last out of six teams in the MAC Championships in Athens, Ohio on Sunday. The Bulls finished with just 21.5 points, and watched Central Michigan (14-5, 5-0 MAC) win its 11th straight MAC conference championship. "I didn't think our teams' performance overall was very great," said head coach Jim Beichner.


Seniors Impress NFL Scouts

Many college students experience sleepless nights before a big test. Many of the seniors on the football team experienced this when they had the biggest test of their careers on Tuesday. The Ralph Wilson Stadium Fieldhouse played host to Buffalo's annual pro day. The seniors displayed their skills in a series of drills, similar to the NFL combine to scouts from 10 NFL teams including the Bills, Patriots, and Saints. The highest rated prospect from this year's senior class was wide receiver Marcus Rivers.


Pinning Their Prey

A major portion of being a Division-1 athlete involves a strong, healthy diet. For most, a weekly trip to the supermarket would suffice.



On Monday afternoon, the men's basketball team gathered together at the end of practice like it typically does.


Bulls Break Records But Fall Short of Title

While the eyes of Buffalo were on Alumni Arena Saturday night for the men's basketball game, another Buffalo team was making its own run at a championship. The men's swimming and diving team came into this years' Mid-American Conference Championships as defending champions with expectations of winning a second title. But the Bulls (6-1, 1-0 MAC) fell just short this year, finishing 19 points behind Eastern Michigan (4-3, 1-0 MAC). Buffalo went into the final day of the meet trailing by 11 points, and took the lead after a strong performance in the 200-yard backstroke.


Dominant Second Half Lets Hawks Soar

It was more of the same for the women's basketball team on Saturday: A strong start deteriorated into an ugly finish, dashing any hope of an upset in Alumni Arena. The contest featured two teams in very different places within the conference.


Wrestling Wins First Conference Dual Meet

This season has simply been one of struggle for the wrestling team. Despite some strong individual efforts, the team has looked nothing but lackluster for much of the season, as it has gone its first four matches into conference play without anything to show in the win column. For one day at least, it all came together. The Bulls (6-14, 1-4 Mid-American Conference) would not be denied a conference victory, putting on one of their most impressive dual meet performances of the season.


Spring Comes Early

Even though it may feel like UB is still waiting out winter in Buffalo, the spring season is about to get underway. The softball team will head to Florida for its opening games this weekend.


Seventh Heaven in Mount Pleasant

Not one player on the men's basketball team has won in Mount Pleasant, Mich., and that was enough motivation for the squad coming into Wednesday's game. It wasn't the prettiest display of basketball, and the Bulls (15-6, 8-2 Mid-American Conference) got all they can handle from a desperate Central Michigan (7-16, 2-8 MAC) team, but they were able to squeak by the Chippewas 66-62 at McGuirk Arena. This marks the seventh straight win for the Bulls, after starting the MAC portion of the schedule 1-2.


"Bulls Fall Again, Face Three-Game Losing Skid"

The struggling wrestling team went into Ypsilanti, Michigan Wednesday in search of its first victory in the Mid-American Conference, and it left still searching. The Bulls (5-14, 0-4 MAC) were introduced to a tough environment, as Eastern Michigan (14-6, 3-2 MAC) hosted its last dual meet match of the season on Senior Night.


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