The Big Ten’s decision to play football this fall has the UB football team asking, ‘why can’t WE play?’By ANTHONY DECICCO | Sep. 17
The Mid-American Conference announced Wednesday that it will not be playing football this fall and will continue its plan to play fall sports in the spring.
Sophomore guard Malik Zachery has been suspended indefinitely from the UB men’s basketball program following his involvement in a fight with Canisius men’s basketball players during a pick-up game last Wednesday.
The Bulls are one of 54 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision teams not playing football this fall. It’s an adjustment for not only the players and coaches, but the university as a whole.
UB men’s basketball player Malik Zachery was arrested by North Tonawanda Police after allegedly stabbing a Canisius men’s basketball player during a pick-up game Wednesday.
On Tuesday, UB Athletics launched the “Make it PossiBULL Campaign” in anticipation of the future financial shortcoming as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Mark Alnutt talks postponement of fall sports, why a ‘bubble’ can’t happen and plans for the winter and spring seasonsBy ANTHONY DECICCO | Aug. 13
The Mid-American Conference’s decision to postpone the fall sports season due to COVID-19 concerns sent shockwaves through the sports world. The MAC became the first conference to cancel their fall sports season, with the Mountain West and Big Ten following suit shortly after. UB Athletic Director Mark Alnutt, a member of the NCAA Football Oversight Committee as well as the MAC’s fall sports re-scheduling committee, worked with athletic directors from other schools to determine the fall sports season fate.
The UB athletic department announced Thursday that two student-athletes and one athletic department staff member have tested positive for COVID-19.
On Thursday, the UB running back was rewarded for his efforts by being named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation Preseason All-American Team.
Growing up, Maddie Norton spent her days playing street hockey. But she didn’t play ice hockey competitively until the seventh grade. And she didn’t think she had a chance of playing professionally until her senior year of college, when she was starring for UB’s ACHA Division-II women’s club hockey team.
It all started with a tweet: Strength and conditioning coach Matt Gildersleeve makes difference in communityBy ALEX LENNEBERG | May 7, 2020
On March 16, Matt Gildersleeve sent out a tweet asking for help. He was trying to launch an organization to fight COVID-19, and he was looking for coaches to partner with.
Twins Quillen and Jaillen Howze verbally committed to the UB football team early Wednesday. Quillen and Jaillen are 2021 three-star recruits and they both have one more year in high school, at Chippewa Valley High School in Clinton Township, MI.
COVID-19 has disrupted some of UB Athletics’ normal operations but it hasn’t prevented the school’s coaches from recruiting, within the confines of the NCAA mandated “dead period,” of course. The program’s 16 head coaches have been busy communicating with student-athletes via phone, email and social media. Some teams have filled out their 2020 classes; others still need to add one or two pieces.
The Edmonton Eskimos selected former UB left guard Tomas Jack-Kurdyla with the fourth pick in the 2020 CFL Draft Thursday night. Jack-Kurdyla was a four-year starter for the Bulls, coming from Vanier College in Montreal.
Last weekend, the NFL Draft gave us a much-needed break from COVID-19. But after tasting live sports for the first time in over a month, our palate is even stronger for something — anything — to come out of the sports world. I don’t profess to know what comes next, but I do have the advantage of being around — metaphorically now — UB Athletics as a sports editor for The Spectrum. Here’s a brief look at the state of UB Athletics, and answers to some of your questions: