2011 Football News

  • Bill Polian to Serve as Keynote Speaker at UB Football Kickoff Luncheon
    June 26, 2012
    Former NFL executive and current ESPN analyst Bill Polian will serve as the keynote speaker for the University at Buffalo’s Football Kickoff Luncheon. Presented by Tim Horton’s and Millennium Airport Hotel, the event will take place on August 1 at the Millennium Airport Hotel in Cheektowaga.
  • LFG Football Camp Ohio Raises More Than $16,000 for Pediatric Cancer
    June 19, 2012
    University at Buffalo assistant football coach Mike Dietzel recently joined more than 110 other college coaches for the third annual Lauren´s First and Goal Football Camp on Sunday, June 17 at Otterbein University. Nearly 500 high school student-athletes attended the camp, which raised more than $16,000 for pediatric brain tumor research.
  • Football Home Game Times Announced
    June 07, 2012
    The University at Buffalo has announced its kickoff times and television plans for the 2012 home portion of its football schedule that includes six contests at UB Stadium.
  • UB Football Team Posts Highest GPA in Division I History
    May 30, 2012
    Not only did the University at Buffalo football team improve on the field in 2011, but the Bulls improved in the classroom as well. The UB football team posted a team grade point average of 2.6 – its highest in Division I history.
  • Six Bulls Named to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-MAC Team
    May 17, 2012
    Six University at Buffalo football players were named to the Phil Steele 2012 Preseason All-MAC Team on Thursday. Branden Oliver and Khalil Mack were named to the first team; Alex Neutz and Najja Johnson were named to the second team; and Graham Whinery and Lee Skinner were named to the third team.
  • Peter Fardon Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society
    May 03, 2012
    University at Buffalo punter and kicker Peter Fardon has been named to National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society - comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career.
  • Marcus Rivers Signs Free Agent Deal with Green Bay Packers
    April 29, 2012
    University at Buffalo wide receiver Marcus Rivers has signed a free agent contract with the Green Bay Packers. The Lackawanna, NY native will be reunited with former UB teammate James Starks.
  • Nine UB Football Recruits to Play in All-Star Games
    April 24, 2012
    Nine members of the incoming 2012 Buffalo football recruiting class will be wrapping up their respective high school careers with a chance to play in state-wide All-Star games.
  • UB Football Season Ticket Holders Enjoy Lunch with Coach Quinn at Carrabba’s Italian Grill
    April 20, 2012
    50 UB Football season ticket holders and their guests were treated to lunch at Carrabba’s Italian Grill on Wednesday. The event was the first of several exclusive events the Bulls are offering season ticket holders this season, representing opportunities for fans to connect with Bulls coaches, student-athletes, staff and fellow fans.
  • Quinn Announces Summer Depth Chart
    April 18, 2012
    University at Buffalo head coach Jeff Quinn has released the following depth chart following spring practices and heading into fall camp.
  • Dempsey’s Estate Gift to Support 1958 Lambert Cup Team Football Endowed Scholarship
    April 14, 2012
    The University at Buffalo Division of Athletics has announced today it has received a significant estate gift in support of its football program. Former UB football player, John (Jack, Bear) Dempsey committed his estate to the UB Division of Athletics to be used towards growing the 1958 Lambert Cup Team Football Endowed Scholarship. Established in 2009, this significant gift will now raise the overall scholarship to over $500,000. In recognition of this gift, Dempsey will be honored as a member of the Bulls Legacy Program.
  • Murchie Family Makes $1 Million Gift to UB Athletics
    April 14, 2012
    The University at Buffalo Division of Athletics announced today that former UB hockey player Tunney Murchie and his family have committed a $1 million gift to be used toward capital projects in UB Stadium and Alumni Arena. This is one of the largest single commitments in UB Division of Athletics history. In recognition of the gift, UB Athletics will recommend to the UB Council that the football center at UB Stadium be named “The Murchie Family Football Center.”
  • A Lot of Positives at Blue White Scrimmage
    April 14, 2012
    The University at Buffalo football team held its annual Blue White Scrimmage at UB Stadium on Saturday afternoon and there were a lot of positives on both sides of the ball.
  • Mack and Skinner Lead Veteran Linebackers
    April 11, 2012
    The 2011 crop of linebackers was predicted by many to lead the team’s defense, and lead they did, with three of the team’s top four tacklers coming from the linebacking corps. While many of the household names excelled under the high expectations, the Bulls also received breakout seasons from previously unproven players. Khalil Mack and Lee Skinner were the key cogs in the defensive backfield, and both return in 2012 with similarly high hopes.
  • Offense Looks Sharp in Spring's Second Scrimmage
    March 31, 2012
    The University at Buffalo football team held its second scrimmage of the spring at UB Stadium on Saturday morning and the offense looked sharp.
  • Buffalo Announces 2012 Football Schedule
    March 29, 2012
    The University at Buffalo football schedule will feature a Homecoming matchup with Pittsburgh, six games at UB Stadium, including an ESPNU televised game, and visits to both Georgia and Connecticut.
  • A Healthy Neutz Leads a Talented Receiving Corps
    March 28, 2012
    Alex Neutz was catching everything thrown his way at Tuesday’s spring football practice and that was a good sign considering the Bulls’ wide receiver was lost late last season to a broken wrist. Wearing a brace on his wrist, Neutz says he is healing nicely and happy to be back on the field.
  • Quinn Pleased With First Spring Scrimmage
    March 24, 2012
    Saturday was the third football practice of the spring and the Bulls were in full pads for their first scrimmage.
  • Oliver Looking For an Even Bigger Year in 2012
    March 22, 2012
    It is safe to say Branden Oliver could have made quite a highlight reel after his record-breaking season in 2011. As a sophomore, the Miami native rushed for a school-record 1,395 yards and 13 touchdowns as he evolved into the Bulls’ top offensive threat. However, Oliver is expecting even bigger things in 2012, so he focused on the mistakes he made so he can learn from them.
  • Bulls Prepared For Breakthrough in 2012
    March 20, 2012
    As the University at Buffalo football program prepares for spring practices to start on March 20 one thought permeates from the coaching staff to the players: this is our time.
  • Quinn Adds Linguist To Round Out Defensive Staff
    February 21, 2012
    University at Buffalo head football coach Jeff Quinn will add Maurice Linguist to his defensive staff to replace former defensive backs coach Ernest Jones, who recently accepted a position on the Notre Dame staff.
  • Bulls to play at Ohio State in 2013
    February 10, 2012
    The University at Buffalo will make another visit to a historic stadium when it travels to Ohio State to take on the Buckeyes on Sept. 21, 2013.
  • Oliver and Mack to Be Honored by the Touchdown Club of Columbus
    February 07, 2012
    COLUMBUS, OH – University at Buffalo football standouts Branden Oliver and Khalil Mack will be honored among the nation’s top returning players on Saturday night at the 57th Touchdown Club of Columbus Awards Banquet at the Lifestyles Communities Pavilion.
  • Tepper Named Buffalo Defensive Coordinator
    February 02, 2012
    Lou Tepper, who has won over 100 games as a head coach and has served as defensive coordinator at LSU, Illinois and Colorado, has been named the new defensive coordinator at the University at Buffalo by head coach Jeff Quinn.
  • Buffalo Releases 2012 Football Class
    February 01, 2012
    University at Buffalo head football coach Jeff Quinn has announced his initial signees for the 2012 recruiting class on the first day of the National Signing period.
  • Neutz and Way Named to Academic All-MAC Football Team
    January 13, 2012
    University at Buffalo wide receiver Alex Neutz and defensive end Colby Way were named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team on Friday, as voted on by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions.
  • Inge Accepts Position with Buffalo Bills
    January 11, 2012
    University at Buffalo head football coach Jeff Quinn announced today that defensive coordinator William Inge has accepted a coaching position with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills.
  • Trevor Scott Earns Ed Block Courage Award
    January 05, 2012
    Former Buffalo standout and current Oakland Raider defensive end Trevor Scott was named the Raiders' winner of the Ed Block Courage award, given annually to someone on each of the NFL's 32 teams to someone who has overcome adversity.
  • Mid-American Conference Announces Conference Games for Bulls
    January 04, 2012
    The Mid-American Conference today, in addition to announcing the league’s new 14-team divisional alignment set to begin in the 2012 football season, also set Buffalo’s conference slate of games.
  • Skinner Earns Second-Team All-Freshman Designation
    December 20, 2011
    Several Buffalo football players earned recognition on Phil Steele’s 2011 post-season teams, most notably freshman linebacker Lee Skinner who was put on the national second-team defense for first-year players.
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