Tuition, the cost of living and activity fees have been steadily increasing for students at UB. All the while, New York State budget cuts have been adding to student concerns. In light of the difficult times, the Recreational and Intramural Services (RIS) have been doing their part to keep activities affordable for students. Strapped with a $63,000 budget, RIS has not increased their fees for intramural sign ups in the past two years.
Dana Musil is a two-time youth-league national champion, her father played in the National Hockey League for 14 years, and it's quite possible that someone replaced her right arm with a cannon. Standing 5-feet 9-inches, Musil is the freshman phenom who has been putting up impressive numbers for the volleyball team this season.
It's never the norm for a team to score the only goal of a game and still come away with a loss. But that's what happened on Tuesday night as the Bulls opened their Mid-American Conference schedule against Hartwick. Hartwick (1-7-1, 0-1 MAC) scored the only goal of the game, but the Bulls (4-4, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) came away with their first conference win in a 1-0 victory thanks to the own goal. In the 28th minute, Hartwick sophomore midfielder Simon Greatwich tried to clear a corner kick that sailed into the box off the foot of junior defender Tom Beckvermit, but ended up heading it into his own goal. "I think the pressure made the backs a little indecisive," said Buffalo head coach John Astudillo.
$23,444,104. That was the athletic department's budget for the 2008-09 academic year. Between SUNY budget cuts, the delaying of UB 2020 and the rise in student tuition, this figure, at a glance, may shock and upset many. But the breakdown of how the money is spent tells a much different story. Athletic expenses include everything from scholarships and salaries, to team travel and equipment.
The volleyball team came within two points of perfection over the weekend. On Saturday night, The Bulls (13-5, 1-1 Mid-American Conference) allowed Bowling Green (6-10, 1-1 MAC) to come from behind to win in a five set war, 3-2 (25-18, 16-25, 19-25, 25-22, 17-15). The disappointing loss to the Falcons put a damper on a great start.
The Center for the Arts was buzzing on Friday night as the University at Buffalo Alumni Association recognized some of the school's favorite sons and daughters for their outstanding athletic achievements at the 38th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This was the first year that the event was held in the CFA.
The heat was turned up on the men's soccer team this weekend and its offense failed to respond. Buffalo (3-4) lost to both New Mexico (4-1-1) and UC Santa Barbara (2-2-2) this weekend in the Lobo Classic on the campus of the University of New Mexico. In their first game of the Lobo Classic, the Bulls dropped a tight 1-0 match to the tournament host.
Last week, Jerry Davis said he was ready to lead his team. His Saturday night performance told a different story. Questionable play calling and the relentless defensive pressure of Central Florida forced the sophomore quarterback into mistakes throughout the game.
2010 Record: 1-1 2009 Record: 8-5 (6-2 C-USA) Last Meeting: Sept. 19, 2009 Central Florida ? 23 Buffalo ? 17 All-Time Series: Central Florida leads Buffalo, 6?1 Three Knights to watch: DE- Bruce Miller: Miller is the active sack-leader in the FBS with 28 career sacks.
Football, politics and leadership are three of the many words that describe the football team's senior free safety, Davonte Shannon. Shannon is the only player in school history to have been named to the All-Mid-American Conference First Team three times, and is currently ranks sixth in school history with 341 career tackles.