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Buffalo Basketball Kicks off the Season with Bulls Madness

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Crud, y'all. Bulls Madness is today and we've been so swept up in Quinn news that we haven't said anything about it.

I for one am slightly disappointed that UB doesn't run a true midnight madness, but I understand why. Even given the 7:00 start time, it can't be more awkward than the half-basketball, half-hockey pep rally that my school did for midnight madness while I was there. It was called Ice Jam, and Vanilla Ice performed. It was entirely ridiculous.

But anyway, tonight's our first look at the 2014-15 men's and women's basketball teams and our VERY first looks at freshmen Liisa and Karen Ups and Mariah Suchan, and Lamonte Bearden, Bobby Frasco, Mory Diane, and Ikenna Smart. New transfers Rodell Wigginton and Christian Pino and now-eligible Jamir Hanner will also be strutting their stuff for the first time in Buffalo.

I don't have much to say, but in general you can expect much of the same from last year: coach and player introductions, intersquad scrimmages, and a slam dunk and three-point shooting competition. On tuesday and Thursday this week Shannon Evans and Rachel Gregory were given the keys to the UB Athletics Twitter account. I'll leave a few of their tweets about the evening here:

3 Point Shooting contest

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I got <a href="https://twitter.com/Call_Me_Skeeete">@Call_Me_Skeeete</a> winning the 3 point shoot out! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BullsMadness?src=hash">#BullsMadness</a></p>&mdash; UB Athletics (@UBAthletics) <a href="https://twitter.com/UBAthletics/status/522166665099087872">October 14, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>We can&#39;t forget about the defending champ <a href="https://twitter.com/mloesingg">@mloesingg</a></p>&mdash; UB Athletics (@UBAthletics) <a href="https://twitter.com/UBAthletics/status/522169992805384192">October 14, 2014</a></blockquote>

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The Slam Dunk contest

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Check out <a href="https://twitter.com/EWood70">@EWood70</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/mrdeadlier">@mrdeadlier</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/kevinoc22">@KevinOC22</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/LauraDaniels961">@LauraDaniels961</a> as judges tomorrow during the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BullsMadness?src=hash">#BullsMadness</a> Dunk Contest! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ToughPaneltoImpress?src=hash">#ToughPaneltoImpress</a></p>&mdash; UB Athletics (@UBAthletics) <a href="https://twitter.com/UBAthletics/status/522851446111227904">October 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>This just in former UB Bull, <a href="https://twitter.com/nyce18">@nyce18</a> will be joining the judges panel for the Dunk Contest at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BullsMadness?src=hash">#BullsMadness</a>. See you at Alumni Arena!</p>&mdash; UB Athletics (@UBAthletics) <a href="https://twitter.com/UBAthletics/status/522855877460885505">October 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Wait we can&#39;t forget about <a href="https://twitter.com/RWiggintonNS">@RWiggintonNS</a> in the dunk contest! I was told he has a few tricks up his sleeve! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BullsMadness?src=hash">#BullsMadness</a> &#10;-Hollywood</p>&mdash; UB Athletics (@UBAthletics) <a href="https://twitter.com/UBAthletics/status/522058974771023872">October 14, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/UBBullRun">@UBBullRun</a> New guys are looking better and better every day! For the dunk contest I&#39;m going with Jamir Hanner (<a href="https://twitter.com/jigga18c">@jigga18c</a> )</p>&mdash; UB Athletics (@UBAthletics) <a href="https://twitter.com/UBAthletics/status/522035814835167232">October 14, 2014</a></blockquote>

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A parting shot:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>“<a href="https://twitter.com/BuffaloBayern">@BuffaloBayern</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/UBAthletics">@UBAthletics</a> &#10;Do you think you can beat <a href="https://twitter.com/hollywood_XI">@hollywood_XI</a> in a pickup game?” That would be a good matchup! But yes, yes I do. </p>&mdash; UB Athletics (@UBAthletics) <a href="https://twitter.com/UBAthletics/status/522761402193543168">October 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Feel free to use this as an open thread if you're watching tonight, whether in person or on that hypothetical stream that may or may not appear on ubbulls.com

If you're super awesome, use it as a women's soccer and volleyball thread, too.

And of course, always remember that this happens at Bulls Madness:

Watt dunk contest