It’s that time of year when snow is starting to fall and hunters from all over the southern tier of New York are cleaning their rifles and shotguns and dusting off their camouflage pants. The state Department of Environmental Conservation officially opened the three-week window for deer hunting with a rifle or shotgun for the Southern Zone Nov. 18.
The SUNY Buffalo State men’s basketball team hosted the annual Cole’s Classic tournament at the Sports Arena Nov. 17-18. The tournament has happened every year, except one, since 1984. Three teams from the Northeast visit the Buffalo State campus every year for the two day tournament.
The Buffalo State men’s basketball season is off to a fast start with four wins in their first five games. The Bengals have undergone some major changes with 10 new players added to a roster that includes only five returnees.
The Buffalo State men’s hockey team is looking to build off a winning season last year, where they compiled a record of 18-8-1 and eventually lost to Oswego in the SUNY Athletic Conference tournament. Head coach Steve Murphy, who is entering his third season at Buffalo State, is trying to replace some key players who graduated last year, including goaltender Mike DeLaVergne, who will play professionally this year in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL).
The SUNY Buffalo State women’s hockey team is looking to build off of last year’s ECAC playoff victory against Potsdam, which was the first in program history. Newly hired head coach Jennifer Wilson said getting off to a strong start this season would be a challenge for her new team.
NFL owners, league officials, including Commissioner Roger Goodell, and player representatives will reportedly resume their meetings in New York to discuss the ongoing player protests of kneeling during the national anthem.
The SUNY Buffalo State men’s hockey team has hired Tony Attanucci as an assistant coach for the 2017-18 season. The Jefferson Hills, Pa. native started out his coaching career with the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite U16 National team, which help introduce him to some of the brightest minds in the game.