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UB Women open up strong

Kuras, Morrell and Freestyle Relayers Win MAC Titles on Opening Night - Buffalo Athletics
Brittney Kuras and Mallory Morrell won individual events and earned NCAA B cuts on Thursday night and also combined as part of a winning relay foursome as the Bulls set four school records and five pool records on the opening day of action.

This is one of those things that's been going on in the background under Warde Manuel. The "Non Revenue" sports have all bee getting far better. UB Head Andy Bashor is leading the most competitive swimming of UB's modern era.

While the Bulls are currently pretty far behind Ohio for first place their second seat is just the beginning for this program. The scores are Ohio 239, Buffalo 162, Toledo 159, Miami (OH) 144.5, Eastern Michigan 134, Akron 95, Bowling Green 82.5, Ball State 76.

Wolves voting on the fate of the sheep

BCS leaders meet again Wednesday, continue to look at possible options - ESPN
"The American sports fan is conditioned," Delany said. "They like more games, more wild cards, larger fields. We don't look at the regular season as a seeding match. There are a lot of people going to lots of football games. We're cautious, and I think that's good."

Do we need new transfer rules?

Maryland saga shows need for transfer rule to help NCAA athletes - Andy Staples -
All it took was a thorough public shaming. Edsall was drawn and quartered in media new and old, and rightfully so. (The slices included an epic takedown from The Washington Post's Sally Jenkins; may the rest of us pray we never draw her ire.) No one blocked Edsall from getting paid by another school when he bailed on Connecticut to go to Maryland last year, so what right does he have to restrict anyone else's movement?

Mighty Mouse

'Mouse' McNally hired as Bengals consultant - BillBoard - The Buffalo News
McNally is a graduate of the University at Buffalo and Kenmore West. In 2008 he was inducted to the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. His last NFL job was as Buffalo Bills' offensive line coach from 2004-2007.