After getting drubbed in Nebraska the Bulls found themselves two touchdown underdogs against the nationally ranked Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. Instead of rolling over Buffalo pushed the #16 team in the nation right to the edge, but ended up on the wrong side of a 28-25 nail biter.
At the Old Dominion “Quest for the Crown” volleyball tournament, Buffalo came away with two victories in three matches. The Bulls defeated Norfolk State and Radford, and lost to the host team, all in 4 sets, to make Buffalo’s final non-conference record 7–5.
The UB Volleyball team lost to West Virginia 3–1 and then defeated Canisius 3–0 on the final day of the WNY Invite Tournament. The Bulls are now 5–4, and in the first three weeks of the season have surpassed their win total of the previous season.
With the emotion of the week’s news about Monika Šimkova’s medical condition on the minds of the UB Volleyball team, you could be forgiven if you wondered if the Bulls could compete against Duquesne in the opening match of the WNY Invite Tournament.
The UB Volleyball team returns home to Alumni Arena this weekend, as part of the WNY Invite Tournament. They will face Duquesne on Friday at 6pm; then they will face West Virginia on Saturday at 10 am, and finish on Saturday hosting Canisius at 4pm.
It seems like UB’s receivers have always come into a year with an anchor that you expected to be the guy who gets most of the work. The last two seasons that was Antonio Nunn, the years before was Anthony Johnson.
At the Alabama torunament, Buffalo defeated Southern Mississippi 3–1 and then lost to Alabama 3–0 on the first day. In the final match of the tournament for UB, the Bulls hit just 0.136 in the first two sets, losing both, against Troy who had beaten Alabama 3–1 the day before.
The moment Kyle Vantrease his Jovany Ruiz for a 58 yards score the game was over. Buffalo’s FCS guest was outclassed in every aspect of the game, managing just 18 rushing yards on 35 attempts and totaled less then 100 yards from scrimmage.
We are days away from the start of the Maurice Linguist era and the experienced Buffalo fan in me is spending too much time focusing on the last transition from a successful UB coach to the “new guy” That would be Turner Gill to Jeff Quinn.
You’re weekly roundup of what the Bulls in the NFL are doing: Kayode Awosika (Eagles) - has impressed for the Eagles this summer, but according to Eagles wire he is expected to be a late cut, and moved to the practice squad (if they can keep him).
Buffalo opened the second day of the Syracuse Tournament with a 3–0 loss to Albany (NY), in which the Bulls’ serve receive was poor. Albany registered 12 aces, and even when the Bulls made a pass, it was often a weak pass, and Buffalo could only manage a 0.126 hitting percentage, and didn’t score 20 points in any of the three sets.
After a rebuilding season in the spring of 2021 where the UB Volleyball team went 4–18, the Bulls only lost one senior to graduation (middle blocker Lexi Nordmann), and so Buffalo has almost the entire team returning, plus three incoming freshman.
RAY THOMAS-ISHMAN | Buffalo | OG | rSr | 6050 | 300 | Simon Gratz, PA | Philadelphia HS | 03.15.97 (24) Overview: A graduate transfer from Massachusetts, Thomas-Ishman brought a powerful frame with some bad intentions in the run game to Buffalo.
MALCOLM KOONCE | Buffalo | OLB | #50 | rSr | 6030 | 245 | 4.79e | Peekskill, NY | Archbishop Stepinac | 06.06.98 Overview: Arguably the premier small-school pass rusher in the 2021 draft class, Koonce has the traits that will have teams running odd-man fronts and swooning at the possibilities.
JARET PATTERSON | Buffalo | OH | #26 | rJr | 5085 | 195 | 4.58e | Glendale, MD | Saint Vincent Pallotti HS Overview: The more heralded Patterson twin for the Buffalo Bulls, Jaret has ascended to be one of the better running backs regardless of level.
It was an historic game in college football on Saturday, as Buffalo Bulls running back Jaret Patterson of Glenn Dale, MD tied the National Collegiate Athletic Association record for most rushing touchdowns in a game with eight.