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Talking Bull: Summerball

Between Quarterback troubles and depth chart shakeups UB is having an interesting summer camp.

Queen City SportsUB Quarterbacks Struggle As Defense Dominates First Scrimmage - Queen City Sports
Entering the day, all eyes were focused on the Bulls quarterback battle between Alex Zordich and Joe Licata but it ended up being the UB defense that stole the show on the afternoon.

Stockman is UB's man in the middle - UB Football - The Buffalo News
But when Jaleel Verser and Wonderful Monds were dismissed from the team because of academic shortcomings, the Bulls' point of pride, their deep linebacking corps, appeared suddenly thin. Good news for Stockman, who is Verser's apparent replacement based on first-team reps in the 11-on-11 scrimmages this week in training camp.

Defensive energy pleases UB's Quinn - UB Football - The Buffalo News
It wasn't until late in the scrimmage that either developed a rhythm, with Zordich finding Fred Lee for about a 20-yard touchdown on a slant and Licata setting up Jordan Johnson's 1-yard scoring plunge with about a 20-yard throw to redshirt freshman wideout Ron Willoughby.

Meanwhile the UB Men's Basketball team and Women's Soccer team were involved with exhibition play.

Bulls Defeat Laval University, 71-62 - Buffalo Athletics
With starters in foul trouble, the Bulls leaned on their bench and the reserves responded. Xavier Ford notched a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Raphell Thomas-Edwards had seven points and 10 rebounds in 23 minutes of action. Freshman Jarryn Skeete finished with six points, three rebounds and three assists.

Bulls Open 2012 Season With Exhibition Win - Buffalo Athletics
The 2012 women's soccer season kicked off Sunday afternoon, with the Bulls traveling to Cleveland for its lone exhibition game of the year, facing the Cleveland State Vikings. A goal in the 26th minute from junior Stephanie Velez was enough as the team held on for a 1-0 victory. In a physical warm-up match before this coming Friday's home and regular-season opener, the Bulls displayed its usual stout defense and found a wealth of offense from its bench to secure the win.


Buffalo's 18-Year MLB Drought Is Over: Angels Call Up Steven Geltz - Hustle Belt
I always love these stories. Steven Geltz, a 5'10" right-handed pitcher who began the year in Double-A, was called up to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim big league team, marking the first time that a Buffalo Bulls baseball player touched an MLB roster since Joe Hesketh pitched for the Boston Red Sox on August 7, 1994, five days before MLB had its players strike, and Hesketh retired that offseason. So it's been 18 years and four days.

Hustle Belt looks at UB's first playing in the bigs in 18 years!

Penn State won't sue

I suspect at some point somebody asked if years of lawsuits about Sandusky and the sanctions are any better than just dealing with it now.

Penn State Trustees Probably Won't Sue The NCAA -
While it wasn't put to a formal vote, it sounds like the Penn State Board of Trustees won't appeal the penalties handed down by the NCAA for the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

SEC Ethics, Auburn Style

NCAA reviewing prep transcript of Auburn Tigers' Jovon Robinson - ESPN
Memphis City Schools said in a statement that NCAA officials contacted the school district Tuesday regarding allegations involving a former Wooddale High School athlete. The statement said schools superintendent Kriner Cash ordered an immediate investigation and that a school guidance counselor resigned after admitting to creating the fake transcript.