If this year's recruiting class is anything like last year's, the Bulls will be in business. While it is too early to predict the success of the newcomers, it is safe to say they come with solid reputations and enough promise to keep fans interested during the off season.In addition to Mario Jordan, who has already signed with UB, the program also signed a talented slate of three more oncoming freshmen, all from out of state.Calvin Cage (Bowie, Md./Bladensburg High School), Roderick Middleton (University Park, Ill./Marian Catholic) and BJ Walker (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Healthy), all signed national letters of intent with UB.At 5-11, 165 pounds, Cage provides an interesting blend at point guard position to complement last year's MAC All-Freshman Team member, Turner Battle.
UB Director of Athletics Bob Arkeilpane knew he hit the jackpot when he attracted EPSN 2's "Friday Night Fights" to Alumni Arena for a Friday April 5 bout featuring Buffalo favorite son Joe Mesi challenging 31-year-old New Zealander Keith McKnight in the main event, an event that sold out in record time.Well, that pot just got a whole lot sweeter.
The men's basketball team is beginning to relate to Dorothy, clicking their heels while saying, "There's no place like home." UB (11-15, 6-9 MAC) lost their fourth straight game away from Alumni Arena Wednesday night, suffering their worst offensive output of the season while falling 54-42 to the Toledo Rockets before 3,954 at Savage Hall.