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Wednesday, July 06, 2022
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Jordan Grossman


Do it for the story

Limiting yourself will get you nowhere. Hiding behind a mask because you’re uncertain of the result is no way to live life, especially in college, where the entire four-year stretch is nothing but a learning experience. Take risks. Tell stories. Make your experiences here at UB worthwhile to remember them years down the road.

Kevin Spacey spoke as a Distinguished Speaker at Alumni Arena Wednesday night. 

Kevin Spacey rounds out UB's Distinguished Speakers Series

On Wednesday night, Spacey took the stage at Alumni Arena as the sixth and final participant of this year’s UB Distinguished Speaker Series in front of a packed crowd to discuss a wide range of topics. He discussed the origins of his acclaimed Netflix series “House of Cards,” his opinion of what it takes to tell a story and his belief that virtual reality will help transform the world.


UB quarterback battle should be cut to two people

The Buffalo football team is a squad forced to remake a portion of its starting lineup after a mass exit of starting seniors. There are positions that are already decided no matter the results of the annual spring scrimmage. Jordan Johnson is locked in as the starting running back. Most of the offensive and defensive line is made up.

Former Bulls quarterback Joe Licata, with "New York" featured prominently on his jersey, walks off the field during a loss to Nevada at UB Stadium in September of 2015. Licata preferred the jerseys with the "Buffalo" patch that the team wore during his freshman season. 

What’s in a name?: UB community reacts to the new athletics branding and the end of NYBI

Last Tuesday, UB gave an update on a university-wide branding effort for the first time in school history, effectively ending UB Athletics’ New York Bulls Initiative, or NYBI, that was in action for nearly three years. The main goal of the NYBI was to market Buffalo as New York’s college team by boldly representing the name New York rather than Buffalo. With the new rebranding, the term “Buffalo” is once again the prominent focus.

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is set to speak at UB's Katharine Cornell Theatre on Thursday morning. 

​Republican candidate Ted Cruz to visit UB

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be the second presidential candidate to visit UB in less than four days. Cruz is set to speak at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in the Ellicott Complex on UB’s North Campus on Thursday morning, according to WGRZ. The event will be a town hall meeting in accordance with MSNBC at the North Campus venue that holds 340 people. It will start at 11 a.m.

Jordan Johnson scrambles for a gain during Buffalo's opening day victory over Albany this past season. Johnson is expected to take over the starting running back position this upcoming season. 

UB running back Jordan Johnson finally the starter in a talented backfield

The Bulls’ prosperous history of running backs has been evident for the better part of a decade. It started with current NFL backs James Starks and Branden Oliver, and continued last season with All-Mid-American Conference back Anthone Taylor. Now, the starting job is in the hands of Jordan Johnson, a local product from Sweet Home High School that has been waiting his turn to take over the starting job.


MLB awards and World Series predictions: Mets get redemption for last year's World Series loss

There's something about the allure of the youth movement. Some of the best players in the league aren’t even 25 yet. There’s still so much potential in these young rosters that may or may not break out this year. So this season will be interesting. Who will prevail: the veterans who have been in these situations before or the young players who are primed to take over the game?

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Joe Licata attempts a pass at UB's Pro Day this past month. Licata and 11 former teammates attempted to impress professional scouts and ranks No. 10 on our monthly top-10 list. 


Former Bull and current NFL player Khalil Mack (right) advises recently graduated cornerback Marqus Baker (left) at Pro Day. 


Former Bulls quarterback Joe Licata takes a snap from former backup quarterback Tony Daniel, as former tight end Matt Weiser prepares to run a route. 


Former Buffalo quarterback Joe Licata throws a pass during his workout at UB's Pro Day on Wednesday. Licata and 11 of his former Bulls teammates tried to prove their worth to professional scouts. 


UB football players, coaches and athletic administrators were present during a private ceremony for UB defensive end Solomon Jackson. Jackson was admitted to Buffalo General Medical Center on Monday after a "medical emergency" at practice. 

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