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A LifeProTip, as they call them: Don't take breaks from the blog. You'll miss things. Normally most of these things would fill into the "Talking Bull" area were I to catch them in real time, but I didn't, and I think you may still be interested.

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Men's Tennis finished the season ranked tenth in the Northeast following their breakthrough MAC Championship. I am not sure that this alone is a first for UB - I think the program has had stronger year-end resumes before - but it's still a nice topper on the first NCAA appearance in program history. It's especially worth noticing that even at tenth UB was second among non-Ivy League programs in the rankings.

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This article from the Orchard Park Bee makes note of another incoming name for Trena Peel's softball program in OP's Katie Weimer. The Quakers have had a big year in both diamond sports and are currently ranked fourth in New York, still alive in the semifinals of the Class AA state tournament. MaxPreps actually has complete stats and has Weimer batting .585 on the season with well over half her hits going for extra bases.

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ESPN is farming some of the Mystery Magic Media Deal off to CBS Sports, which will broadcast as many as 12 football and 12 men's basketball games a season through 2018-19.

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Swimming and Diving added a few more names, one of whom I'm pretty sure I had up on the site awhile back. Two of the women will be freshmen from Clarence and Holly, NY and another is transferring in from Penn State with three years remaining. The fourth, Tudor Puszet, joins the men's team from Wales, where he was the 2015 National Champion in both 100 and 200 butterfly. At this point I don't think I need to repeat my usual excitement about international recruits.

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This year's Volleyball class has been all over the place as a result of the rapid-fire coaching transitions, but Coach Brown Lipsitz has signed two in Raven Jordan and Valisha Watkins. I got Jordan's name up on the site a few weeks ago; she's from the DC area and daughter of current Washington Redskins RB Coach Randy Jordan, while Watkins is a 6'1" outside hitter from Ohio. Gabi Maciagowski of Ontario, who signed in the fall, has been released from her scholarship and is headed to Loyola University in Chicago

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Incoming wrestling stud Tommy Forte was named a High School All American. If you know anything about wrestling (and I don't know much), you can't wait for him to get here.

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Rolling Stone did an interview with Kristjan Sokoli. Rolling Stone!

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Softball's Charlotte Miller was on the Price is Right! She even won the Big Wheel and was in the Showcase Showdown! She didn't win a car.

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Track and Field added a hurdler from Basel, Switzerland to the Women's team.

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