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Introducing the (First Annual) Bull Run Awards

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UB had their awards show before the school year ended, but before all the year's competitions were actually over.

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Ten months ago we set out to for the first time in Bull Run's history cover every competition of every team in 2014-15. For years, the blog has been a great resource for Football and Basketball info, and this year we expanded it to everything. Short of a few baseball games and the end of the rowing season, we managed to meet our goal, too.

A fun end result of that is we really know our stuff rather than just having to look at stats pages. So we're introducing for the first time the Bull Run Awards. UB themselves did something similar, but it was before all the competitions were done for the year, and we had a hunch there'd be a decent Buffalo showing at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

We don't have trophies or plaques or even a fun little photoshop image because we didn't tell Tim quite what we were up to, but hopefully it's a fun way to look back on the year and start to get excited for 2015-16 - it's only 52 days to the first preseason soccer game.

The Bull Run Awards (First Annual!) will run in a series of five posts next week. Here's the schedule:

Monday - Fall Sports

Football Bull of the Year
Men's Soccer Bull of the Year
Women's Soccer Bull of the Year
Men's Cross Country Bull of the Year
Women's Cross Country Bull of the Year
Volleyball Bull of the Year

Tuesday - Winter Sports

Wrestling Bull of the Year
Men's Basketball Bull of the Year
Women's Basketball Bull of the Year
Men's Swimming and Diving Bull of the Year
Women's Swimming and Diving Bull of the Year

Wednesday - Spring Sports

Softball Bull of the Year
Baseball Bull of the Year
Men's Tennis Bull of the Year
Women's Tennis Bull of the Year
Men's Track and Field Bull of the Year
Women's Track and Field Bull of the Year

(We don't really know what to do about Rowing. Sorry, rowers. We never forget about you)

Thursday

Coach of the Year
Rookie of the Year
Clutch Performance of the Year

Friday

Team of the Year
Men's Sports Bull of the Year
Women's Sports Bull of the Year

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Criteria were... well we didn't have much in the way of set criteria. We just talked it out, since it was just the two of us. We'll obviously explain our decisions in the posts and defend them in the comments.

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As a reminder, all the MAC Championships from this past year:

Team: Women's Soccer, Men's Basketball, Men's Tennis

Individual:

Indoor Track: Men's Distance Medley Relay (Bruce, Mask, Scheving, Crimmins); Jon Jones (Shot Put); Camaria Long (200m); Meghan Manley (800m)

Outdoor Track: Jon Jones (Shot Put); Meghan Manley (800m)

Women's Swimming and Diving: 800 free relay (Rodriguez, Miller, Walters, Powers); Jessica Powers (3: 500 free, 200 free, 1650 free), Spencer Rodriguez (2: 200 IM, 400 IM), Megan Burns (2: 50 free, 100 free), 400 free relay (Rodriguez, Steffl, Kosten, Burns)