The University at Buffalo football program will hold walk-on tryouts at the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester, and they are open to any UB student currently enrolled full-time who meets the UB walk-on academic standards. UB reserves the right to deny any student a tryout if that student does not meet UB or NCAA eligibility standards.
BUFFALO, NY – 11th year head coach Andy Bashor announced the addition of Ian Walsh as assistant coach for the UB women’s swimming & diving team on Thursday morning. Walsh comes to the Bulls after one season at Cal Berkeley as assistant coach.
University at Buffalo football head coach Lance Leipold has announced senior linebacker Jarrett Franklin will wear No. 41 this season to honor the legacy of former teammate Solomon Jackson who passed away in 2016.
BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo women's soccer team (0-0-0, 0-0-0 MAC) dropped their exhibition opener to the Cleveland State Vikings on Wednesday afternoon at UB Stadium by the score of 1-0. A total of 18 Buffalo players saw the field in the exhibition opener including six freshman who saw the field for the first time in their collegiate careers.
University at Buffalo track and field head coach Vicki Mitchell has announced the promotion of Tomarris Bell to full-time assistant coach. Bell, who previously served as a part-time assistant since 2014, will now oversee UB’s combined events, horizontal jumps and vertical jumps.
The University at Buffalo women’s track and field team has been honored as an All-Academic Team by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Bulls posted a team grade point average of 3.053.
BUFFALO, NY – Sixth-year University at Buffalo women’s basketball head coach Felisha Legette-Jack was named to Buffalo Business First’s annual Power 100 Women in Western New York list, as announced by the publication on Friday. Legette-Jack placed 75th on the list, becoming the first UB coach in school history to earn the recognition as one of the most powerful women in all of WNY.
BUFFALO, NY – Former UB softball great Tori Speckman was named pitching coach at her alma mater on Tuesday afternoon, as announced by fifth-year head coach Trena Prater. Speckman returns to Buffalo where she holds a plethora of all-time pitching records in the blue and white.
BUFFALO, NY – Highlighted by tournaments in Puerto Rico and Arizona State, University at Buffalo women’s basketball head coach Felisha Legette-Jack announced the Bulls 2017-18 non-conference schedule. The schedule features opponents from the Big Ten, ACC, PAC-12 and Big East and the Bulls will host three non-conference foes at Alumni Arena.
Selina Von Jackowski of the University at Buffalo women's track and field team competed at the Swiss National Championships this past weekend with excellent results. In the 100 high hurdles, three rounds were contested. A native of Pfeffingen, Switzerland, Von Jackowski advanced to the finals running 14.08 in the prelims, 13.67 in the semifinals and 13.73 in the finals of the Women’s 100 high hurdles, placing second overall. She also competed in the long jump and had a best of 6.14m (20’1.75”).
The University at Buffalo wrestling program has released its schedule for the 2017-18 season and it looks to be the most challenging in head coach John Stutzman’s tenure. UB’s opponents include Missouri, Michigan State, Iowa and two-time defending national champion Penn State.
Three more pieces of the University at Buffalo men’s basketball schedule fell into place on Monday afternoon as the Big 4 announced their games against each other in a collective release put out by UB, Canisius, Niagara, and St. Bonaventure.
University at Buffalo men’s basketball standout Blake Hamilton has signed his first professional contract, as he will play for BK Ventspils in Latvia this upcoming season. The club competes in the Latvian Basketball League, the Baltic Basketball League, and the Champions League.
BUFFALO, NY – Sixth-year University at Buffalo women’s basketball head coach Felisha Legette-Jack announced the hiring of Khyreed Carter as the Bulls director of basketball operations. Carter comes to Buffalo after spending the last six seasons at Michigan State working under head coach Suzy Merchant for the Spartans.
University at Buffalo center James O'Hagan was named to the Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List, the Rimington Trophy Committee announced on Tuesday. The award is giving annually to the nation's top center. This is the second straight year UB's junior center has been named to the watch list.
TORONTO, ON – Incoming University at Buffalo women's basketball freshman point guard Hanna Hall has earned a spot on the U19 Canadian National women’s basketball team for the upcoming 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup in Udine and Cividale del Friuli, Italy. Hall is one of two point guards to make the final Canadian roster.
Fans will have an opportunity to buy discounted tickets for the upcoming 2017 football season as the Division of Athletics will be holding their annual flash sale on Wednesday from 6:00am until 6:00pm.
BUFFALO, NY – Former University at Buffalo women’s basketball great JoAnna Smith has inked her first professional contract with the Clube Uniao Sportiva Ponta Delgada of the Liga Feminina (Portugal). Smith becomes the second UB player to sign a professional contract since head coach Felisha Legette-Jack took over the program in 2012, joining former teammate Christa Baccas.
University at Buffalo freshman track and field athlete Sylvia Russell finished in fourth place in the 3k Steeple Chase at the U-20 Canadian Track and Field Championships on Friday. Russell clocked in at 10:55.66 and will move on to the Canadian Games later this summer.
CLEVELAND, OH - The Mid-American Conference announced today the Distinguished Scholar Athletes from the eight spring sports during the 2016-2017 academic season. Among the list of 186 athletes, were eight University at Buffalo student-athletes. This list was voted on by the faculty athletic representatives, and represents the "best of the best" from each sports' Academic All-MAC teams.
BUFFALO, NY – Fourth-year head coach Shawn Burke announced the addition of former University at Buffalo women’s soccer player Megan Giesen to the UB coaching staff on Tuesday. Giesen played for the Bulls from 2011-2015 and will reunite with Burke and Buffalo following a season at Youngstown State. Her main job responsibilities will be travel, camps, recruiting and on field development of the UB midfielders.
Three members of the University at Buffalo track and field team competed at the USATF 2017 Junior Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, CA over the weekend. Caleb Covell, Samuel Wray and Matthew Mercer all competed against the best junior competition in the nation.