While the UB men’s basketball team is still in the midst of finalizing their 2020-21 schedule, they do know how their season will begin.
In the first UB game during the COVID pandemic, the Bulls (1-0) defeated the Northern Illinois Huskies (0-1) 49-30 at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, Illinois. This is the first time Buffalo has beaten NIU since they joined the MAC in 1999.
Despite the Mid-American Conference football season set to start in five days, UB has yet to announce who its starting quarterback will be.
With the upcoming U.S. presidential election just 11 days away, NCAA athletic programs across the nation are encouraging its student-athletes to exercise their right to vote.
On Monday, the Mid-American Conference announced that UB’s first two games will be aired on national television.
The Mid-American Conference released its schedule last week, signifying the official return of MAC football.
The Mid-American Conference announced an operational plan to bring back multiple fall sports this spring and winter, including wrestling, swimming and diving, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and cross country.
UB will spend roughly $28,968 a week COVID testing its 118 football players, 11 coaches and 13 supporting staff members following the Mid-American Conference’s new testing requirements.
For college athletes who are not part of the Division I program at UB, intramural sports allow students to come together and compete in a wide array of sports. In recent semesters UB Recreation has offered team sports like soccer, basketball, flag football, floor hockey and volleyball. Every weeknight the Ed Wright Practice Facility would be filled with students
The presidents of the Mid-American Conference schools discussed a potential six or eight game schedule that would begin on October 24, culminating in the MAC championship game. There was still no decision or vote taken when the conference met to discuss when the MAC could return to football.