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Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Odds on keeping FLJ and NO
« on: August 20, 2018, 11:48:45 AM »
The new house reportedly is near Beaver Island State Park and is on the water across from Canada. It’s great news! I hope his wife and kids love to swim and fish.

Not sure about the fishing part, but the entire family loves the water. He has a pretty big boat as well. He's out with the family, friends and the team all the time. They are certainly loving their time in Buffalo and Western New York.

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Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: 2018-2019 Schedules
« on: August 09, 2018, 12:13:06 PM »
Excellent schedules for both men's and women's programs. Until we become a well respected and recognized top mid-major program we won't be able to schedule "marquee" opponents on campus. The best we can perhaps hope for is a game at Key Bank Center against such a team.

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Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: 2018-2019 Schedules
« on: August 09, 2018, 12:09:48 PM »

You said the MAC made great money off their TV contracts and they don't.  $700k for all sports--basketball and football--is not a lucrative football contract. 


That's not what I said. I said at the G5 level, the money is too good, one of several reasons schools are not looking to drop football.

As far as Buffalo goes, I agree with you on the stadium and the weeknight games, our struggles are lack of fan support, but these things damage our ability to build a fan base. At the end of the day, our only hope is for the product on the field to improve.

I have always maintained the most damaging to building a fan base is the incompetence coming from the administration, AD's office and the tepid support for UB from the state. This has resulted in what was a solid program in the 70s only to be dropped entirely, resurrected as a D3 program, graduating to a moribund D1 program for years, then to a vision of becoming the next big time athletics brand and retreating to a woefully under-promoted NY's Public Powerhouse. One must have a vision, stick to it, build it, stay true to it even in the face of taking step back on occasion, and continually bring along people both inside and outside the university along who are totally committed to the vision. Lacking that football is likely to continue as a rudderless program.

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Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Shannon Evans
« on: July 24, 2018, 02:26:10 PM »
Boxscore from yesterday’s Rockets game. https://stats.nba.com/summerleague Doesn’t look like Shannon got an opportunity yesterday. Hopefully next time out.
No minutes in 5 games? What happened?
No idea. But this article suggests he'll be playing overseas at the next step of his basketball journey.
https://www.houseofsparky.com/2018/7/13/17569432/asu-basketball-tra-holder-signs-with-italian-team-fiat-torino

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Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Shannon Evans
« on: July 09, 2018, 07:44:34 AM »
This article sheds more light on the journey. http://arizonasports.com/story/1589140/asu-bobby-hurley-visits-vegas-support-shannon-evans-new-journey/ Summed up best as enjoy and get as much as possible from experience and consider the options.

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Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Shannon Evans
« on: July 07, 2018, 01:33:55 PM »
Boxscore from yesterday’s Rockets game. https://stats.nba.com/summerleague Doesn’t look like Shannon got an opportunity yesterday. Hopefully next time out.

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Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Gabe Grant From Houston to UB
« on: July 05, 2018, 04:55:57 PM »

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Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Shannon Evans
« on: July 05, 2018, 09:20:39 AM »
Personally, going with Hurley and his focus on guard play and running a guard oriented offense made more of a difference than going to ASU. Oats would have made him play a more team oriented game, which may have hurt him individually somewhat though he would have enjoyed more team success. But heading to ASU was a good move for both Shannon and UB. 

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Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: De La Rosa - Kent State
« on: June 28, 2018, 12:07:01 PM »
I did see this. While he was a top notch player he acted like a thug on the court. Happy to see him go for that reason. Plus it will be a big blow to Kent.

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Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Vegas Baby
« on: June 20, 2018, 02:17:09 PM »
The women will play the two days after Thanksgiving in Las Vegas.

http://ubbulls.com/sports/wbkb/2018-19/releases/20180619pg69i4

It is not easy but a Las Vegas/Belfast trip is technically possible.

Go for it Brook! How many times will the preeminent Bulls fan have to pull off this doubleheader?

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Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Coaching Promotion
« on: June 13, 2018, 10:41:28 AM »
She and Felicia make an excellent team. Good move!

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Basketball Recruiting / Re: Anthony Higgs
« on: June 13, 2018, 10:40:39 AM »
Regardless of what happens here it is great work by Oats and staff to be competing for top recruits. It may not work out here, but  it will at some point especially if Nate and crew keep making a name for the program.

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Buffalo Bulls Football / Re: New Bowl Games are Coming
« on: June 13, 2018, 10:37:53 AM »
I have two pet peeves with college football.

One, when the offense sets and they appear ready to snap the ball only to then look to the sideline for further help in running the play called or making an adjustment. I understand why a coach being paid a ridiculously high salary with huge bonuses at stake would want to retain complete control over every detail would do this, but why can't these overpaid coaches prepare their team so they don't have to do this? Pete Newell, likely the best college basketball coach of all time (he alone had a winning record against Wooden), philosophy was to prepare his team so well he didn't have to call a time out.

The second is the ridiculous number of bowl games. In my view a bowl game should be a reward for a successful season not a prize for a team that barely reaches 500. I know I am in a minority here, but nothing new there. If UB benefits with some additional bowl games thrown into the mix then good for them. But I'd like to see our program aim and achieve higher goals than going to some bowl game against another middling team.

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Buffalo Bulls Football / Re: Thoughts on Bucky's Latest Article
« on: May 30, 2018, 01:00:01 PM »
Not only is Bucky out the TBN door, but Jerry Sullivan is on the way out or out already. TBN is a sinking ship. The net effect of these departures is that there will be less coverage of college athletics, UB in particular, as well as all other non Bills and Sabres sports. Like them or not, this is bad for UB and all of WNY.

Agreed. Never a good sign when local writers are either jumping ship or getting bought out. I'd rather have opinions to read that I disagree with than no coverage at all.

They are not being replaced. I am a TBN subscriber. I read the paper every day. Many articles that appear in the sports section are now done by "staff." A friend of mine is an editor at the news. He paints a very bleak picture of what is happening and where the paper is going. They will still cover the bills/sabres wall to wall, but won't have coverage for a lot of high school/college sports thereby perpetuating and enhancing the Bucky line, "this is a Bills/Sabres sports town", but not much else.

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Buffalo Bulls Football / Re: Thoughts on Bucky's Latest Article
« on: May 29, 2018, 11:59:21 AM »
Not only is Bucky out the TBN door, but Jerry Sullivan is on the way out or out already. TBN is a sinking ship. The net effect of these departures is that there will be less coverage of college athletics, UB in particular, as well as all other non Bills and Sabres sports. Like them or not, this is bad for UB and all of WNY.

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