Leading by example
Ledarius Mack has always had big shoes to fill.
His older brother, Khalil, was an All-American linebacker at UB.
But Ledarius, who was once teased by friends for not being “tough enough” to make it on the gridiron, has never been one to back down from a challenge. He used his friends’ teasing and brother’s success as motivation.
Kyle Vantrease never thought the 2019 UB football season would begin like this.
Nobody thought it would begin like this.
During the third quarter of the Bulls’ week-two game against Penn State, starting punter Evan Finegan after breaking his leg.
Get to know an opponent: Eastern Michigan
Buffalo is 4-4 entering the Eastern Michigan game. The Bulls defeated Robert Morris, Temple, Akron and Central Michigan, and lost to Penn State, Liberty, Miami (OH) and Ohio so far this season.
Here’s what to expect when the Bulls take on the Eagles Saturday afternoon:
Former UB wrestler places fifth at world championships
UB volunteer assistant wrestling coach Muhamed McBryde placed fifth at the 2019 Under 23 World Championships in Hungary.
McBryde competed in the freestyle 79 kilograms bracket and earned the highest finish ever for a UB alum at the World Championships.
Out of options
On a sunny Wednesday in early September, UB football players entered an empty UB Stadium for morning practice. There, they were greeted with deafening heavy metal music and crowd noise.
The Bulls were preparing for their Saturday night tilt at Beaver Stadium, the third-largest open-air venue in the world. In practice, they readied themselves for the sheer volume of the Penn State crowd.
Get to know an opponent: Central Michigan
Coming off a 21-0 victory over Akron, the Bulls return home to Amherst to take on Central Michigan Saturday.
The Chippewas are 5-3 following a 38-20 victory over Bowling Green.
Six former UB players selected in XFL Draft
Six former members of the UB football team were selected in last week’s XFL Draft, including four selected by the DC Defenders.
Quarterback Tyree Jackson, center James O’Hagan, defensive end Chuck Harris, defensive tackle Kristjan Sokoli, offensive tackle John Kling and punter Jake Schum were all taken in the eight-team draft.
Get to know an opponent: Akron
Coming off their bye week, the Bulls will travel to InfoCision Stadium in Akron, OH to take on the University of Akron Saturday.
The Zips are 0-6 following a 26-3 loss to Kent State.
Swiss army knife
At age three, Alain Schaerer began playing soccer.
At age four, he started playing tennis.
And it wasn’t until he turned 16 that his friends introduced him to a different kind of football — American football.