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Talking Bull: Jon Stewart hits the Penn State Riots dead on!

VIDEO: Jon Stewart's Penn State Allegory - From Our Editors -
I don't want to jump to conclusions here, but it seems the street riot was in response to Joe Paterno's firing. See, I get that it's hard to believe that this guy you think is infallible and this program you think is sacred could hide such heinous activities, but there is some precedent for that. Yeah. And just like with the Catholic church, no one's trying to take away your religion, in this case, football. They're just trying to bring some accountability to a pope and some of his cardinals who f----d up. So don't worry. On Saturday, you'll still get to go to services against Nebraska. No one's gonna take that away. Because, obviously, you're young, and that would be a traumatic experience. You wouldn't want that memory to scar you for life.

More on the Penn State situation:

Penn State Nittany Lions' Mike McQueary will not attend game this weekend - ESPN
Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary will miss Saturday's game against No. 19 Nebraska after the school said he received "multiple threats."

Cirbus Coached at Penn State and UB; Joe Paterno Out as Head Coach - Sports - The Spectrum - University at Buffalo
In the midst of mass chaos, Buffalo has a tie to the scandal: former head football coach Craig Cirbus (1995-2000), who also coached at Penn State from 1984-94. Cirbus participated in an email interview with The Spectrum on Thursday afternoon.

Misery loves company.

Don't let the tragedy in happy valley thing that you get off the hook OSU or UCF

NCAA slaps Ohio State Buckeyes with 'failure to monitor' charge - ESPN
"Failure to monitor" is among the most serious allegations the NCAA can bring against a member school.

UCF Knights -- NCAA violations not a systemic problem, coaches say - ESPN
A day after Central Florida's football and basketball programs were hit with allegations of rampant recruiting violations by the NCAA, the coaches of those teams maintained the problems are isolated and not systemic, and that they are primed to move forward.

Buffalo Hoops

Big 4 teams are ready to start hooping it up - Colleges - The Buffalo News
In Buffalo, the Bulls host the defending Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Champions in Saint Peter's. The Peacocks were picked to finish fifth in the MAAC this year. Meanwhile, the Bulls return four starters from last year's 20-win team. The Bulls hold a 2-0 lead in the series, including a 77-75 win in the 2010 ESPN Bracket Buster.

New leaders emerge for UB " Sports " Niagara Gazette
Byron Mulkey is back from Morocco, continuing his education and, when his schedule permits, running Reggie Witherspoon’s motion offense like a vested veteran. Greg Gamble may pay a visit, John Boyer too. And on occasion, Turner Battle takes off his coaching whistle and puts in a clinic.

Men's Basketball Opener Preview - Sports - The Spectrum - University at Buffalo
The start of basketball season is the most unsettling time for a head coach. Some players have graduated and moved on, and the remaining ones are trying to figure out what their new role is and how that role meshes with the rest of the team.

UB Football:

Buffalo Travels to Face Eastern Michigan - Sports - The Spectrum - University at Buffalo
The Bulls (2-7, 1-4 Mid-American Conference) have been nothing short of atrocious on the road, as they've lost eight straight games outside of UB Stadium. The Bulls are 0-4 on the road this season, and they've lost three of those games in embarrassing fashion. They've been outright bamboozled on the road this season, and have been outscored 116-23 in the last three away games.

Colby Way Named to Academic All-District Team - Buffalo Athletics
Colby Way has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District football team. The sophomore defensive end is a computer engineering major with a 3.73 grade point average. He is now eligible for Academic All-America consideration.

Other UB Sports:

The Men's swimming team is starting to get top 25 votes.

UB Men's Swim Team Recognized in National Poll - Buffalo Athletics
In the top 25 poll released on November 9, the Bulls (1-0) were one of nine teams in the also receiving votes category along with Navy, Notre Dame, Kentucky, Alabama, Penn State, UC Santa Barbara, SMU and South Carolina. National powers Michigan, Texas and Arizona hold the top three spots in the poll.

The Mens Wrestling team has new digs

Wrestling Facility Renovations Completed With Dedication - Buffalo Athletics
Through his 21 seasons as the head coach for the University at Buffalo wrestling team, Ed Michael built a legacy and forever left his mark on the wrestling program. On Nov. 5, that legacy was commemorated, as the Ed Michael Wrestling Complex was officially unveiled.