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1  UB Sports / Basketball Recruiting / Re: 2015 class - torian graham on: Today at 04:03:39 PM
Any update if Graham is still coming to Buffalo?
2  General News and Announcements / General Discussion / Re: This editorial, criticizing existence of D1 athletics at UB, desrves a reposne on: April 17, 2015, 04:43:12 PM
Why bother.  By the looks of it the writer is an "academic".  Its nothing new at UB to have academics who hate athletics and see no purpose for them.  Hell, all campuses have these types. 

Sans the ivy leagues, there is a direct correlation between major athletics and quality of academics.  Many of the top 25 football schools are top schools to begin with. Winning teams equal more people wanting to go the equals more money which leads to many things. Increased enrollment means a larger donation base which leads to a higher chance to have future rich people go to the school.
 Looks at Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan. All better schools then UB in pretty much everything.
3  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / New Staff Offical on: April 16, 2015, 06:21:15 PM
http://www.ubbulls.com/sports/mbkb/2014-15/releases/201504165a9prb

they left this out via Bull Run

Bryan Hodgon comes to Buffalo from Midland College, the school from which Maurice O'Field is transferring.
4  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Bulls lose Navigato on: April 16, 2015, 06:00:47 PM
Just checked Navigato tweet related links. The stated reason for his decision to ask for his release is Hurley's departure.

We lost one we thought we were keeping. But it looks like were keeping one we thought we would lose.
5  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Bulls lose Navigato on: April 16, 2015, 05:53:44 PM
We got one tweet from one reporter. Nothing offical offical yet.

and we just hired a coach from O'Field's school. So I say that is a lock now.

http://www.ubbullrun.com/2015/4/16/8435049/buffalo-hires-donyell-marshall-and-bryan-hodgson-to-complete-coaching

Also Ben Woods is off the Bulls website.

http://www.ubbulls.com/sports/mbkb/coaches/index

Perkins has stated his commitment is tied to Oats.

http://highschoolsports.mlive.com/news/article/-6246064343988488279/milans-nick-perkins-not-going-anywhere-as-buffalo-loses-coach-bobby-hurley-to-arizona-state/


and our last asitant may be this guy

http://www.ubbullrun.com/2015/4/16/8421367/buffalo-bulls-nate-oats-st-johns-jim-whitesell-

we have offical press relaeases anywhere?
6  General News and Announcements / General Discussion / Re: Stony Brook almost got this through! on: April 15, 2015, 03:47:36 PM
Saying Albany is the flagship  SUNY for athlectics is like saying the Bisons are NY best baseball team.
7  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Football / Re: Khalil article: what is with dudes named Bucky? on: April 15, 2015, 09:34:54 AM
Wasn't there a redraft article on ESPN that put Mack at #1?
8  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Nate Oats Named 13th Head Coach of UB Men's Basketball on: April 14, 2015, 12:56:30 PM
You've gotta be kidding me. Ironfister, is that you?

Sure feels like it..

Buck "iron fists" Gleason?
9  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Nate Oats Named 13th Head Coach of UB Men's Basketball on: April 13, 2015, 11:13:29 PM
A local kid who is in the 2016 class. We gave an offer to a kid who is in our backyard and one of the best players in the State at the high school level.

UB would beat any high school basketball team out there.  Yes even Monteverde not all there players are D1 level. All of UBs guys are. 

10  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Nate Oats Named 13th Head Coach of UB Men's Basketball on: April 13, 2015, 10:29:32 PM
Unfortunately I think it's a step back as Coach Hurley could over recruit P5 and HM due to name. Back to 1, 2 and 0 star athletes. The Hurley name put butts in the seats, not the wins or the players. I wish Coach O luck though regretfully think UB will soon have more players on the bench than fans in the arena. You can watch high schools like Canisius, Park and Nichols who all might lose to UB in game 6 in a 7 game series.

I can't believe that I am stooping to respond. Former WNY player of the year Adam Weir (who played at Canisius and is a great player) redshirted at Canisius College and warmed the bench this past year. Matt MacDonald played at Canisius High and just completed his soph year at Fairleigh Dickinson as a two year starter. FD is a bad team in a bad conference. I don't want to call those players poor athletes because they are not. Canisius High School has a great tradition of excellence in sports, academics, and service. Their basketball team has been ranked first in WNY for a few years running, but to suggest that ÜB would eke out wins against the best in WNY is risible. What are you smoking?


Don't feel bad I fell for the bait as well. We go after 2-4 star athletes. 2 star if we think they are undervalued.
11  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Tickets for next year on: April 13, 2015, 10:00:12 PM
You are talking about "nosebleeds" my seats are almost $1,000@ for the season. UB uses a benefit program so the seat sales stay here and not split with visiting teams. Go watch some High School games for $3.00 and see 3 and 4 star recruits that will only see the UB floor if UB buys a game with their future HM or P5 school.

So why are you spending your money to go watch a team that in a few posts you eluded to being crappy and no able to keep up with a high school team? Also here is a fun fact for you. Those P5 schools go after 4 and 5 start recruits.
12  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: Nate Oats Named 13th Head Coach of UB Men's Basketball on: April 13, 2015, 09:46:11 PM
Hurley was able to put some buts in seats, true.  But let's play this out.

Players recruited by Oats

Moss
Johnson
Pino (transfered from ASU)  Just saw this kinda funny.

By Reggie

Evans - retained by Hurley
Ford
Reagan
Skeete - retained by Hurley

That's 50% of this years team that was not Hurley.

I can say the three from Romulus would not be here if not for Oats.

Lets see the rest.

Frasco - transfered out
Bearden - Hurley
Diane - Hurley
Wigg - Hurely
Smart - Hurley

Now for our incoming class

Perkins - retained by Oats
Navigato - retained by Oats


Our worst seasons under Reggie we could still beat more then half the schools in D1. We play for a solid mid major. The MAC finished 10 in RPI this year.  We never needed Hurley to break through. We never really needed his name either. Sure it helped. But so does winning games. 

Also you can take any D1 school. Any of the 300 or so D1 schools. They will wipe the floor with any high school team out there. You take a team like UB in any year this century. They would win by 50 a game.

You take UB now. The high school team might not even score.  The difference is maybe those local schools have at most 50% of their team go on to play at D1 level. They will all go to various schools. Some better then UB some worse.

UB has an entire team made up of D1 players.


13  UB Sports / Buffalo Bulls Basketball / Re: UB vs. UNC? on: April 13, 2015, 07:54:25 PM
If were playing a top program they make the final four the year before.

So next year were playing pick 2:

Duke
Wisconsin (again)
Kentucky ( again)
Michigan State.

Duke would be pretty funny to play now.
Michigan State has increased interest now due to being in Nate Oats home state.
14  General News and Announcements / General Discussion / Re: Stony Brook almost got this through! on: April 13, 2015, 06:42:01 PM
Albany has this idea that they are some basketball power because they get into the tournament every year. They think the whole nation sees them like a Davidson or a Northern Iowa. It's so delusional. The truth is that the national perception of Albany is more like a Robert Morris or a Hampton. You know, a school that you know immediately has no real shot at winning their game. A school that really has no purpose being in the tournament but gets there due to the fact that they play in one of the worst conferences in America. The funniest part is that after 5 tournament appearances and ZERO wins by Albany, this perception that they don't belong in the tournament is only getting stronger. It really doesn't matter how many times Albany makes it there, if they don't win a game and continue playing in the America East they'll always be a joke.

Football is a different story. They can't talk trash yet because they have only played in a real conference for 2 seasons and only have a record of 3-13 so far. But if they win consistently and convincingly in that conference then we can have a real discussion about whose football program is more accomplished. Right now, the fact that we won a MAC Championship puts them very far back in our rear view mirrors.

Albany won a first four game in 2014 71-64 over  Mount St. Mary's.

They got to the dance this year by hitting a last second 3 pointer. Fun Fact about that three pointer. It was the only one they made all game. There a bad basketball team. I wish there would be a SUNY tourney every year, but it would count as a Conference game for all but UB.

 
15  General News and Announcements / General Discussion / Re: Stony Brook almost got this through! on: April 13, 2015, 01:53:53 PM
This is some shady BS, the rest of SUNY needs to shame them for this disgrace.
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Its politics.
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