|1||November 10th||Princeton at Buffalo|
|2||November 12th||Buffalo at Florida State|
|3||November 15th-17th||Buffalo and Evansville|
|4||November 15th-17th||Buffalo and Western Illinois|
|5||November 15th-17th||Buffalo and Yale|
|6||November 20th||Buffalo at Canisius|
|7||November 28th||Temple at Buffalo|
|8||December 1st||Buffalo at St. Bonaventure|
|9||December 5th||Buffalo at Milwaukee|
|10||December 8th||Niagara at Buffalo|
|11||December 21st||Buffalo at Washington State
|12||January 2nd||Buffalo at Tulsa
|13||January 12th||Miami at Buffalo|
|14||January 16th||Kent State at Buffalo|
|15||January 19th||Bowling Green at Buffalo|
|16||January 23rd||Buffalo at Ball State|
|17||January 26th||Buffalo at Akron|
|18||January 30th||Central Michigan at Buffalo|
|19||January 9th||Buffalo at Ohio|
|20||February 2nd||Buffalo at Western Michigan|
|21||February 6th||Buffalo at Eastern Michigan|
|22||February 9th||Northern Illinois at Buffalo|
|23||February 13th||Toledo at Buffalo|
|24||February 16th||Buffalo at Miami|
|25||February 23rd||ESPNU BracketBuster|
|26||February 27th||Buffalo at Kent State|
|27||March 2nd||Akron at Buffalo|
|28||March 5th||Ohio at Buffalo|
|29||March 8th / 9th||Buffalo at Bowling Green|
This morning there will be a fre micro posts aimed at lifting your spirits. Before I get to the heavy lifting of a UB game thoughts and bigger issue posts that should be going up later in the day.
Now we all know when it comes to breaking fans hearts Buffalo Basketball can be just as cruel as UB football but since Javon McCrea and company did not spend yesterday letting Kent play them like a IAA team we will start with the hoops schedule.
First I have to give a shout out to the guys over at ubfan.com who, as always, spend a good portion of August combing through the sites of other basketball teams to find out who the Bulls play.
Buffalo is notoriously late in releasing their schedule and this year is no different. But thanks UBFan for doing the heavy lifting.
It's an impressive schedule.
Temple is coming in despite not being bound by their MAC football agreement. Hopefully this is the start of an annual, or semi annual home and home series against the Owls. I'd like a reason to keep hating them
Our trip to Florida State is part of the Coaches versus Cancer tournament.
The features 12 schools, with four host schools playing two games on campus and advancing to the Championship Rounds that will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The remainder of the field will participate in a round-robin series at one of the two sub-host sites.
I'm not sure how the whole thing works but basically Flora as a host gets to go to NY. Then UB will play Evansville, WIU, and Yale.
The trip to Washinton State (corrected, I origionally thought it was Wazzu) is likely a pay day game and Princeton is a return game from last season.
There are, of course the "Big Four" Games with two on the road and one at home.
Right now there are 28 known games, that's enough for a season but there is room for one or two more. I suspect Buff State will be brought in for a warmup game sometime after Christmas and I would not be amazed to see one other contest pop up before the conference opener against Miami on the 12th.
Edit: and I was proved right. UB will be at Tulsa on the second (good find RHB)
As it stands it's a great schedule. The Bulls have a few chances to play two caliber teams and maybe try to get that Big ranked upset they have been lacking all these years. There is also the Big4 games and some other mids that Give UB a chance to get some momentum going before MAC play begins.