Buckets under the tree
The NBA season is in full effect and after opening day the next slate of games comes on Dec. 25. As NFL football is to Thanksgiving, NBA basketball is to Christmas. This year is no different. Here are the best Christmas games.
The edge: Buffalo vs. St. Bonaventure
The men’s basketball team is hoping to make the jump into the elite category of MAC teams. Predicted to win the MAC East, the team has already picked up some hard fought games. The Bulls continue their season Saturday at home when they take on St. Bonaventure. Like the Bulls (4-2, 0-0), the Bonnies (3-2, 0-0) run a three-guard attack. They will match up well against the Bulls and challenge them throughout during a high scoring, fast pace affair.
Taste of history
Former Buffalo Bills player and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas spoke at the Buffalo History Museum Thursday. He debuted “Icons: The Makers and Moments of Buffalo Sports,” named “The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Gallery” due to a donation of $600,000 by the Wilson family. The gallery displays significant moments and athletes in Buffalo’s history.
​Not his first rodeo: head men’s basketball manager discusses wranglin’ the Bulls
As the Bulls traveled to Cleveland for the 2017 men’s MAC tournament, the team received a text from the equipment manager. Anarchy ensued. The game was the next day and the practice jerseys were nowhere to be found. Wesley Scheier was to blame.
You're fresh, but he's fresher: UB B-boy dishes on breakdancing in Buffalo
Boom-bap, ’90s hip-hop music echoes through the flag room in the Student Union on Monday evenings. The piano playing has stopped and the room becomes a stage for Justin Ceniza, dressed in a backwards baseball cap, hoop earrings and a jumpsuit Run-DMC would envy. Ceniza, a senior psychology major, is the president of UB’s Breakdancing club. B-boys and B-girls around Buffalo have gathered at the club to express their art and love for dancing since the club was founded in 2006.
Outdated: UB's Alumni Arena gym is anything but a gym worth going to
The first time I walked into the Alumni gym, I thought it was a joke. There was no chance that this was the main workout center for a school as large as UB.
​The rundown
Women’s soccer (7-8-2, 5-4-1 MAC) vs Ball State The Bull’s played host to the Ball State Cardinals (9-6-4, 7-1-3 MAC), losing a tight game.
Take a stand: DifCon forum addresses social issues in sports and culture
Students, athletes, faculty and community leaders came together in UB’s first entry of the Difficult Conversation (DifCon) series this semester. “Taking a Knee and Other Issues of Speech and Expression in Sports” addressed social issues revolving around sports and culture.
Rugby recovery
UB Rugby teamed up with strength and conditioning specialist Dr. Dave Hostler, the UB chair of exercise and nutrition science, and his wife Deanna Colburn-Hostler, a physical therapist and member of the rehabilitation sciences department, who help oversee the players’ wellbeing. They provide insight to the team on injury, self-maintenance, food choices, the importance of body health and the benefit of sleep in the recovery process. 
Undersized is the perfect size
Emmanuel Reed is a redshirt sophomore seizing the moment, something his father instilled in him since he was young. Prior to this season, Reed hadn’t rushed for more than fifty-yards total. This year, Reed is the leading rusher on the team, amassing 240-yards in the Bulls first four games.