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Buffalo to open the 2015 Season versus Albany

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The UB Athletics department and Internet rumors have both confirmed that the Bulls plan to open their 2015 schedule versus the Albany Great Danes of the Colonial Athletic Conference.

The modern era of Albany football began in 1970, Just when the Buffalo football program was shuttering their doors. Due to the same SUNY restrictions which retarded Buffalo's return to football Albany started out football a club sport.

The team was upgraded to full varsity status in 1973. Their first varsity season they finished with a 7–2 record and followed up the nest season with a 9–0 mark, the school's only undefeated season. Ford was the modern father of Albany football and during his tenure the school put together a 246-156 record.

In recent years the Danes moved up from the NEC to the CAA and placed two players, Drew Smith and Jon Morgan, into the NFL.

Buffalo first played Albany in 1978, one season after UB relaunched their football program. The Bulls took the first meeting by a 15-8 score but over the next ten seasons the teams would play every year with the end result being Albany holding a 7-4 record against the Bulls.

One of the great UB performances against the Danes came in 1987 when O.D. Underwood put up 201 yards on 30 attempts.

This will be the first contest since 1988 but the third time UB has played SUNY member Stony Brook two of the last four seasons.

The 2015 out of conference schedule now contains Albany and Penn State, with two more games outstanding.