Former UB basketball player arrested in drug bust
Former UB basketball player Rodney Pierce was one of four people arrested Tuesday in a Buffalo drug-trafficking bust.
Pierce, 32, was arrested and charged with conspiring to distribute 500 grams “or more” of cocaine. If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and maximum of 40 years in prison.
Jock of all trades
By the time Ronaldo Segu reached ninth grade, he had a scholarship offer from Florida State University and an Instagram following that numbered in the tens of thousands.
And by the time he graduated high school, Segu had earned 20 Division-I offers and became something of an online sensation — videos of his signature HESI move have been viewed millions of times.
Quick hits: Transfers, errors and turnovers
Jim Whitesell ‘perplexed’ by turnovers
Over the past five games, men’s basketball is 2-3 and has dropped contests to Kent State and Eastern Michigan. During this period, the Bulls have turned the ball over 86 times. “To me, it’s perplexing,” head coach Jim Whitesell said.
Bulls in the pros — football
UB has nine former football players in the professional ranks.
For the first installation of a three-part series on former UB athletes, The Spectrum takes a look at the UB grads who excel on the gridiron:
‘Grow and mature’
UB men’s basketball coach Jim Whitesell is stressing consistency as his team encroaches on the MAC Tournament in March.
The 2020 Bulls have been characterized by a lack of consistency, stemming from inexperience and occasional lapses on defense.