Anthony Decicco

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Anthony Decicco is the senior sports editor for The Spectrum.


Two UB Athletes and one athletic department staff member test positive for COVID-19
The UB athletic department announced Thursday that two student-athletes and one athletic department staff member have tested positive for COVID-19. 
Jaret Patterson named to preseason All-American team
On Thursday, the UB running back was rewarded for his efforts by being named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation Preseason All-American Team. 
Twins Quillen and Jaillen Howze commit to UB football as first recruits of 2021 class
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. 
Former Bulls offensive lineman Tomas Jack-Kurdyla selected fourth overall in 2020 CFL Draft
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.
Ksiezarczyk, Mack sign as undrafted free agents, Osborn scooped in fifth round
For the third straight year, current UB players were shut out of the 2020 NFL draft. Still, the Bulls had four players — two current and two former — land with NFL teams over the weekend. Three of them signed as undrafted free agents; one, former wide receiver K.J. Osborn, heard his name called in the fifth round.
Foul play: athletes forget who the real heroes are
States like Georgia and Tennessee plan on reopening businesses and loosening social distancing guidelines by next week. But some athletes are already ahead of the game. Instead of throwing a ball around, a handful of professional athletes are throwing caution to the wind.
Top 10 sports video games to play in quarantine
Each passing day reminds sports fans that both the NHL and NBA playoffs should be starting on April 8 and 18, and the MLB season should have started already. With all sports seasons on hold for the foreseeable future, video games have filled a huge void for fans. Twitch’s peak daily users reached 22.7 million in March and Verizon reported that U.S. video game usage increased 75% during the first week of quarantine. 
Senior athletes find another chance to compete in their final season
Rachel Barich couldn’t wait for her final season at UB. The senior distance runner was ready to show what her lifetime of work had built up to. She was ready for her moment in the spotlight. But the NCAA cancelled all spring-sport seasons on March 12 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, leaving senior athletes without their senior seasons.