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2012-2013 WNY Basketball Player Rankings

I think it’s fair to say that from start to finish, this season of college basketball in Western New York was one crazy ride. From the hiring of Jim Baron at Canisius college, to the recent news of Niagara coach Joe Mihalich leaving for the Hoftstra job, and everything in between, it was nothing I […]

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It’s Official: Canisius And Niagara To Play In NCAA Tournament

A moment that many thought would never happen became official Sunday night when the Niagara Purple Eagles and Canisius Golden Griffins learned their fate for the 2013 NCAA Division I Hockey Championship. The two schools will be dancing after Canisius won the Atlantic Hockey Championship with a 7-2 victory over Mercyhurst on Saturday night, and […]

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Niagara Challenges Maryland Before Falling In NIT

Niagara gave Maryland all they could handle but it wasn’t enough as the Purple Eagles fell 86-70 in the first round of the NIT Tuesday night. Going into halftime tied at 35 apiece, Niagara appeared to be more mentally focused than Maryland early on, making more hustle plays on both sides of the court. But […]

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Purple Eagles Bounced by Gaels in Semifinals

Everybody knows about the nation’s third leading scorer MoMo Jones.  Most people also know about Sean Armand, the other sharp-shooting guard who is averaging 16.8 points per game.  But it was the 5’9′ Iona point guard who was the difference in the second half as Iona came from behind to knock off the top-seeded Niagara […]

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Canisius, Niagara Well Respresented on All-MAAC Teams

Canisius junior guard Billy Baron highlighted the All-MAAC first team announced Monday afternoon. He joins the stellar backcourt from Niagara as sophomores Juan’ya Green and Antoine Mason make their first appearance on the first team. Baron, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound junior point guard from East Greenwich, R.I., averaged 16.6 points per game this season, good for […]

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QCS Big Four Notebook: Niagara Clinches MAAC

Niagara Wins MAAC Title The Purple Eagles entered the 2012-13 season with high expectations and on Saturday, they reached one of their goals as they took down St. Peter’s to win the MAAC regular season title. After a poor start to the year, Niagara rolled in MAAC play, finishing the conference portion of their schedule […]

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QCS Big Four Notebook: Big Night In MAAC

What a night in the MAAC! With Niagara falling to Rider and Canisius taking down St. Peter’s, the MAAC regular season title will come down to Saturday’s action. The Golden Griffins won an exciting overtime contest over St. Peter’s 77-65 to move within one game of first place Niagara. At the same time, Rider took […]

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QCS Big Four Notebook: Bracket Buster Preview

Happy Bracket Buster Saturday! One of the biggest days of the year for mid-majors to prove their worth, the day provides mid-majors an opportunity to show their ability on a bigger stage. Today, all of the Big Four teams will be in action, highlighted by Canisius taking on Vermont and Niagara hosting Northwestern State. Here’s […]

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QCS Buffalo Water Cooler: Busy Week In Buffalo Sports

This week’s Water Cooler features QCS writers Ryan Talbot, Bradley Gelber, and Johnathan Snyder The Sabres have absolutely no scoring right now. What would you do to mix up their lineup? Bradley Gelber: Well Lindy already switched up the lines in Tuesday’s nights game vs. the Senators, which resulted in zero goals. I’ve heard a […]

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Baron Fuels Griffs to Rivalry Road Win

Billy Baron is just one of those guys that when the shot clock is running down, you want the ball in his hands. The junior guard hit big shot after big shot and took a beating as he scored a career-high 33 points en route to a 77-70 road win for his Canisius Golden Griffins […]

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