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NCAA and MAC College Football News:

Northern Illinois to be without Kill for bowl - ESPN
Northern Illinois coach Jerry Kill is headed to Minnesota, and will not coach the Huskies in the uDrove Humanitarian Bowl against Fresno State.

Big Ten figures 12 is enough for now | BuckeyeXtra
The Big Ten's Council of Presidents/Chancellors had its winter meeting in suburban Chicago yesterday and announced that the expansion process "has reached its natural conclusion" and won't engage in pursuing additional expansion "for the foreseeable future."

Roy Webb (TheSTN) – MAC Announces 4 Bowl Game Invitations | sportstalkNETWORK.com - CLEVELAND Blog
Cleveland, Ohio – Four Mid-American Conference (MAC) teams will be playing in bowl games this year as invitations were extended Sunday afternoon. Miami (GoDaddy.com Bowl), Northern Illinois (uDrove Humanitarian Bowl), Toledo (Little Caesars Pizza Bowl) and Ohio (R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl) will represent the MAC in bowl games this season.

UB Hoops

Campus Watch - Blogs - The Buffalo News (Buffalo Bona Breakdown)
Why UB Lost: Bulls deserve high praise for resiliency shown in face of 19-point deficit but that's a mammoth disadvantage to erase on the road and steal away with a victory. Bonnies used size and speed advantage on the wings to force UB "D" into help situations that freed Ogo Adegboye from behind the arc, where he went 7 of 9.

Despite Comeback, Bulls Fall Short - The Spectrum - Sports
The Bulls (4-3) overcame a 19-point second half deficit at the Reilly Center only to fall just short, losing 76-74 to St. Bonaventure (4-2).

Bulls Look for a Christmas Miracle - The Spectrum - Sports
After a tough 2009-10 season in which they finished 7-23 (3-13 Mid-American Conference), Buffalo has come out with a vengeance this season. Four seniors in the starting lineup have been the catalysts to the hot start for the Bulls.

Bulls Prepare to Face Nationally Ranked Opponent - The Spectrum - Sports
The Bulls (4-3) will host No. 21 Brigham Young University (8-0) at Alumni Arena on Thursday, Dec. 30. This will mark the first game against a nationally ranked opponent at home for Buffalo since Connecticut visited Alumni Arena in 2008.

Brown Does It Again - The Spectrum - Sports
Both teams came out playing at a fast pace from the opening tip. However, the first half was sloppy for the Bulls as they committed several key turnovers that allowed Canisius (2-3) to keep the game close.

Other UB Sports:

Hamel Hits Historic Mark at Penn State Open - Buffalo Athletics
Needing only three wins to become the fifth wrestler in program history to reach 100 career wins, senior Jimmy Hamel wasted no time Sunday at the Penn State Open, winning his first three matches to hit the century mark. Kevin Smith's second-place finish in a deep tournament was another one of the many highlights for the Bulls at the all-day tournament, hosted by the Nittany Lions.

Men’s Swimmers Win Zippy Invitational - Buffalo Athletics
The Bulls finished the meet with a meet record and season-best time in their victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The top UB foursome of Simon Proudfoot, Mike Dugan, Matt Hogan and Jared Heine touched in 3:03.88 to secure the record and the meet title. The Bulls also placed seventh in the race as the B squad of Phil Aronica, Sterling Gell, Josh Meints and Cory Zorsch turned in a season-best time of 3:09.91.

Bulls Post Trio of Wins After Second Day of Zippy Invitational - Buffalo Athletics
The Bulls also had three of the top six positions in the men's one-meter diving finals. Colin Patrican won the title with a six-dive total of 302.35 points. Kenny Rhoades, who set the meet record of 305.55 in Saturday's preliminary round, was third with 276.65. Chris Iafrati took sixth with 236.30.

General Buffalo Sports:

More Than Just Money - The Spectrum - Sports
This week, though, Buffalo fans have a reason to believe the future of the Sabres will be in good hands. Billionaire Terry Pegula, the 110th richest person in the country according to Forbes Magazine, is trying to purchase the team.

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