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Who's Talking Bull? "Free Fallin"

Witherspoon-free-fall_mediumIt seems to happen during the west swing every season. The Bulls yearly lurch into the second half of conference play. Unless they run the table UB will not win the regular season title (and wrap up at least an NIT bid). If they keep playing like they have been these past few games the CBI and CollegeInsider might turn their noses up at us as well.

Ohio ends UB's home success - UB Men's Basketball - The Buffalo News
Right about this time last year an Ohio basketball team that few were taking seriously launched a run that carried it to the Mid-American Conference title and a stunning first-round victory over Georgetown in the NCAA Tournament.

Bulls Can’t Hold off Ohio - Buffalo Athletics
The Ohio Bobcats shot 74 percent in the second half to erase an eight-point halftime deficit and defeat Buffalo, 76-69, at Alumni Arena on Tuesday night. It was just the third home loss suffered by the Bulls this season.

Campus Watch - Blogs - The Buffalo News
"Not revenge, but I think all of us had a chip on our shoulder. We felt we shouldn't have lost that game up 18 points at halftime." -- Cooper on Ohio's mindset after UB's comeback victory in the first meeting.

Yet another Temple to Conference USA Rumor:

Temple Football Forever: Temple's big football announcement is ...
"Major announcement concerning Temple Football at 3 p.m., Fox Gittis Room, Liacouras Center." Well, that does it. I've got to get there a couple hours earlier than I planned. Whatever needs to be said will be said between 3-3:30 p.m.

MAC Football Spring Previews (This is my 'Groundhogs day')

2011 MAC Football: MAC Spring Football Briefing
Here is a look at each MAC football programs dates for the start of Spring drills/Spring Game, 2011 Non-Conference Schedule and 2011 Recruiting Class

Other Football News:

All Smiles Super Bowl-winning Starks returns to UB - The Spectrum - Sports
When James Starks walked into the press conference room in Alumni Arena on Tuesday night, the young NFL running back's smile was infectious.

Randy Shannon Declines Maryland Defensive Coordinator Job -
Randy Shannon has reportedly declined an offer to become Maryland's defensive coordinator, leaving the school still in a chase to fill out the staff as spring practice approaches.