Tom Dinki


UB football team spent more than $70,000 to stay in local hotels the nights before home games
UB, like almost all Division I football programs across the country, stays in local hotels before its home games, and did so before all seven home games during the 2014 season, resulting in a bill of $72,562.
The metamorphosis
Word for word, I still remember my sophomore year Spectrum staffaward. You know, those “paper plate” type awards almost every club, sorority and campus organization gives out to members at end-of-the-year ceremonies. That piece of paper with a short, personalized award that most recipients will look at, either chuckle at or feel sentimental about and then forget about. I still think about mine two years later. The Butterfly Award: To the editor that is coming out of his shell and becoming a leader at the paper.
At UB, recreation has paid price for heavily subsidized college athletics
UB is one of a fraction of universities that does not separate its Division I athletics program and its on-campus recreation into two departments, and lets the athletics department decide how much of the $9 million student athletic fee goes toward D-I athletics and how much goes toward recreation programs. UB does not have a recreation fee. This year, the breakdown was simple: 92 percent of the student fee went to the D-I athletics programs, while 8 percent went to recreation services, according to UB’s comprehensive fee website and the athletic department’s 2014-15 athletic fee expenditures.
UB’s conference rival Eastern Michigan to keep football despite unrest from students and faculty
Eastern Michigan University, which plays in the Mid-American Conference with UB, published an open letter on Tuesday that it will keep its football program in Division I after students and faculty published a report calling for it to drop football and move to another conference that does not require D-I football.
Twitter reactions: UB community reacts to end of athletics' 'New York' logo
UB Athletics' "New York" wordmark was a controversial subject for fans and alumni, as it put large emphasis on the word "New York" with the word "Buffalo barely visible underneath. Those same fans and alumni took to Twitter on Tuesday to make their feelings on the subject known.
Supporters wait in line for Bernie Sanders’ UB rally early
Bernie Sanders supporters began lining up outside Alumni Arena as early as 8 a.m. Monday – about eight hours before doors open and 11 hours before the Democratic presidential candidate will even speak at his “Future To Believe In Rally.”
Bernie Sanders' UB visit delays free student ticket distribution for Kevin Spacey
Students with a valid student ID were supposed to be able to pickup free tickets to Spacey's April 27 talk on Monday from 5-8 p.m. in Alumni Arena, but Sanders' recently announced rally will take place in Alumni Arena at the same time, so ticket distribution has been postponed until Tuesday. Students can pickup tickets from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Missing UB student found OK
University Police has found a student that went missing Thursday. At approximately 9 p.m., UPD announced it was looking for Sahba Abraha, who was last seen getting off the bus at the Ellicott Complex on North Campus Thursday at noon. UPD tweeted at approximately 10:30 p.m. that Abraha had been found OK. 
Final exit polls indicate Progress Party headed for UB Student Association win
Final exit poll numbers Thursday indicate the three Progress Party candidates will be next year's Student Association executive board.
Exit polls show Progress Party widening lead in UB Student Association elections
Exit poll numbers show the Progress Party is widening its lead in the Student Association elections.