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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
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Myah Gonzalez is an asst. sports editor at The Spectrum.

Sophomore guard Ronaldo Segu on the perimeter setting up an offensive play against Nazareth.

Bulls round-up

Black Friday Night Lights The Bulls football team (7-5, 5-3 MAC) took to the field Friday in their 49-7 win against Bowling Green (3-9, 2-6). Prior to the match-up, Buffalo became bowl eligible and was looking to solidify its chances of being selected. 

The women’s basketball team huddles up before an offensive possession.

Women’s basketball wins season opener

Women’s basketball (1-0) started its season Tuesday night with a 61-56 win against Central Connecticut (0-1).  While the Bulls came out victorious, the win was still a tough start for the defending conference champions. Consistent defense kept them in the lead but many players struggled offensively, revealing areas for improvement as the season progresses.

Wrestlers practice their drilling positions during warmup.

Wrestling is back in action

The Bulls wrestling team was back on the mat this weekend. Coming off one of their best seasons in recent program history, the Bulls have high hopes for the 2019 campaign. Last year, the senior-heavy team consistently put up strong performances, earning a second-place finish in the Mid-American Conference.

Senior guard Theresa Onwuka beats a defender to the basket.

Bulls blow past Lakers in exhibition game

The women’s basketball team may have the youngest roster in the Mid-American Conference this year but they aren’t playing like it.  It seemed the Mercyhurst Lakers had no chance against the Bulls, who held a substantial lead for the entire introductory 96-44 exhibition at Alumni Arena on Friday night.

Sophomore Guard Jayvon Graves takes a shot over a Daemen defender.

Men’s basketball defeats Daemen in exhibition game

The UB men’s basketball team dominated Thursday night with a 111-73 victory against Daemen during its first pre-season exhibition. The defending conference champs played a strong game to prove their new lineup has the skills to make a big impact this season. The win is Jim Whitesell’s first as the Bulls’ head coach.

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Volleyball sweeps Northern Illinois

The Bulls volleyball team (7-13) won its second home game of the week Saturday against the Northern Illinois Huskies (6-16). The Bulls showed their skills in three quick sets (25-20, 25-17, 25-15) to bring home the win against the higher-ranked Huskies.

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