University at Buffalo spending investigated after Dennis Black's abrupt exit

The university repeatedly declined to comment on Black’s resignation, but The Buffalo News has learned that Black is at the center of an investigation into hundreds of thousands of dollars of questionable expenditures at UB.

Sources familiar with the investigation by the state Inspector General’s Office and the Erie County District Attorney’s Office told The News that Black resigned shortly after he was questioned about the expenditures. No charges have been filed, but authorities are in the process of determining whether the expenditures were proper.

Internet chat over the years indicated that Black was no friend of UB Athletics and wielded significant power over the parts of the University that would normally cooperate to enhance Athletics.