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Alex Lenneberg is an assistant sports editor for The Spectrum.


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After declaring for the NBA draft on March 20, Jayvon Graves took his name out of the 2020 NBA draft pool and announced his return to UB for his senior season. 
It all started with a tweet: Strength and conditioning coach Matt Gildersleeve makes difference in community
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.
Summer Hemphill to stay at UB for additional season
UB women’s basketball senior forward Summer Hemphill announced on Twitter Monday that she will be staying on the team for an additional season.
Life without sports
My life revolves around sports, so it’s becoming more and more difficult to find things to keep myself occupied.  The only TV I watch is sports, the only conversations I have with my dad and my brother are sports (to my mom’s disdain), the only Twitter accounts I follow are sports-related, the only pictures I have in my room are sports memorabilia and I want to pursue a career in sports journalism, so without sports I’m lost.
Men’s basketball season ends after home loss to Miami (OH)
In the first round of the MAC Tournament, the No. 12 seed Miami (OH) Red Hawks upset the No. 5 seed Bulls, 85-79.  After the Bulls started the game up 8-0, the Red Hawks stormed back and took a 49-39 lead into the half, led by junior guard Nike Sibande’s 23 first-half points. Sibande ultimately earned 31 points, leading the Red Hawks past the Bulls.
Humble, yet confident: Dyaisha Fair champions her turn in the spotlight
As a high school freshman, Dyaisha Fair made her coaches a promise. She was going to be the best player they had ever seen. But she wasn’t being arrogant. She was simply stating the truth.
Women’s basketball wins second-straight game
UB women’s basketball (15-11, 6-9) defeated the Miami(OH) RedHawks (11-15, 4-11) 88-72 at Alumni Arena Wednesday. The Bulls previously defeated Miami 86-72 on Jan. 4. On the heels of a six-game losing streak, the Bulls have now won two in a row. Head coach Felisha Legette-Jack doesn’t see the six games as losses, but as learning experiences.
Bulls defeat Ball State Cardinals in home-game rematch
The UB men’s basketball team (17-9, 8-5) defeated MAC rival Ball State (14-12, 7-6) 72-59 at Alumni Arena Tuesday. This marked the third-straight win for the Bulls, who are now in third place in the MAC East. UB got off to a slow start, shooting 1-14 in the first seven minutes. But the Bulls managed to tie the game just before halftime and went into the tunnel knotted up at 29.
Women’s basketball drops third-straight game
UB women’s basketball (13-8) dropped its third-straight game to the Toledo Rockets (11-10) at Alumni Arena Saturday, falling 78-62. With the loss, the Bulls drop to third place in the MAC East.
Bulls crush Nazareth in first win of season
 UB men's basketball (1-1) bounced back Monday night and won its first game of the regular season against the Nazareth Golden Flyers (1-1) 109-72.