Native American culture is still prevalent in the U.S., but many argue it has also been abused and disrespected over the years. One issue that has generated a lot of public discussion is the use of Native American terms and imagery as sports team mascots on the professional and collegiate levels.
April ended on a high note for Buffalo sports fans, with exciting news for both major professional teams. First, the Buffalo Bills traded up in the first round of the NFL Draft, April 26-28, to select quarterback Josh Allen with the seventh pick and then added linebacker Tremaine Edmunds later in the round with the 16th pick.
Buffalo State athletics held its second annual Benji Awards April 29 in the Rockwell Hall Performing Arts Center. The theatre-style awards show celebrated the outstanding team and student-athlete accomplishments from the 2017-2018 seasons.
This week on the Buffalo Review (May 4), we covered comfort care kits for sexual assault victims, an animal abuse registry in Chautauqua County, the discovery of a rare elephant bird egg and a big week in Buffalo sports.
The SUNY Buffalo State rugby club teams hosted the annual Kanga Cup tournament April 21 at Fireman’s Park in West Seneca. The event featured several teams, both men’s and women’s, vying for the top spot of the day, but also looking to improve their game.
Conditions at the aging KeyBank Center, home to the Buffalo Sabres and other events, have many fans wondering if renovations to the arena might come in the near future. After 21 years of usage without any upgrades, many observers say the arena has fallen behind compared to other venues around the NHL.
Buffalo is a proud and prominent sports town with a fan base that supports hockey. While the Buffalo Sabres have a strong following, the most recent success on the ice has come from the Buffalo Beauts, a member of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL).