Tunney Murchie (MBA ‘76, BS ‘75), Deanna Murchie (BS ‘74) and their family believe in collegiate athletics. They also understand that while UB provides an outstanding education, student athletes have historically been at a disadvantage when it comes to practicing during the long Buffalo winters.
That’s why they gave the single largest gift ever made to the athletic department to help turn the long-awaited 92,000-square-foot fieldhouse into a reality. Now, the fieldhouse—which is available to every varsity team and will be used for intramurals, student recreation and university events—will enable our Bulls to modernize, grow and compete at the national stage.
The University at Buffalo Athletics Department set to host a Bulls Summer Party at Hertel Avenue Poutine and Cream from 4:30 - 6:30pm on July 25th. This free event will give fans the opportunity to interact with UB Athletics coaches & staff members from all 16 UB Division 1 teams in a unique setting.
The Mid-American Conference announced today the Distinguished Scholar Athletes from the eight spring sports during this 2018-19 academic season and five University at Buffalo student-athlete made the list. Three members of the men’s outdoor track and field team made the list: Brandon Burke, Daniel Muldoon, and Baltaj Sandhur as did Chantal Martinez Blanco from women’s tennis and Hao Sheng Koay from men’s tennis. These selections were voted by the faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions.
Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Administration and Senior Woman Administration Kathy Twist has announced her retirement effective July 31. A mainstay at the University at Buffalo for 23 years, Twist has made an impact on hundreds of student-athletes first as a coach and most recently as an administrator.
Former Eastern Michigan strength and conditioning coach Sean Conaty has been named the Director of Sports Performance for Olympic Sports. In his current role, he will also work day to day with the men’s basketball and volleyball programs.
The grades have been reported and University at Buffalo student-athletes posted a solid 3.069 combined grade point average for the 2019 spring semester. It is the department’s highest combined GPA since the 2016 spring semester.
University at Buffalo Director of Athletics Mark Alnutt has been named to the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee, the NCAA has announced. His appointment will begin on July 1, 2019 and run through June 30, 2023.
Former University at Buffalo women’s soccer player Carissima Cutrona and men’s basketball player Dontay Caruthers were the Bulls recipients of the MAC Medal of Excellence Award as announced during an Honors Dinner Ceremony at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel as part of the MAC Spring Meetings.
The University at Buffalo held its annual spring commencement over the weekend and 78 student-athletes crossed the stage to receive their diplomas. Every team had at least one graduate with the football team leading the way with 25 graduates.
M&T Bank and the University at Buffalo Athletics Department teamed up to provide about 50 fourth- and fifth-grade students from Westminster Community Charter School and Highgate Heights Elementary School, two schools supported by M&T’s Buffalo Promise Neighborhood initiative, with a unique sports-themed learning experience inside UB’s Alumni Arena late last week.
The Mid-American Conference announced the Distinguished Scholar Athletes from the eight winter sports during this 2018-19 academic season and four University at Buffalo student-athletes made the list. Women’s swimming’s Brittney Beetcher and Olivia Sapio, men’s basketball’s Dontay Caruthers and wrestling’s Derek Spann were voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions representing the 'best of the best' from each sports Academic All-MAC Teams.
For the fifth year in a row, BlueCross BlueShield will host its annual Family Day inside UB's Alumni Arena; giving individuals and families an opportunity to get out of the cold and enjoy an afternoon filled with health based activities. Over 400 Western New Yorkers attended last year's event.
The University at Buffalo has extended its deadline for the Bricks for Bulls campaign. UB Alumni, fans and supporters now have until January 20 to order a brick and show their campus pride and create a lasting legacy. We invite you to etch your name into history by securing a personalize brick on the new Stampede Plaza – located on the North end of UB Stadium, near the Murchie Family Fieldhouse.
The Mid-American Conference announced the Distinguished Scholar Athletes from the seven fall sports during this 2018-19 academic season and four University at Buffalo student-athletes made the list. Volleyball’s Scout McLerran and Kristina Nieves, women’s soccer’s Carissima Cutrona and football’s Matt Otwinwoski were voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions representing the ‘best of the best’ from each sports Academic All-MAC Teams.
In a continued effort to enhance the fan experience at University at Buffalo athletic events, the school has announced a new pilot program to sell beer at men’s and women’s basketball games this season as well as football games next fall. The school is looking to introduce the program on November 24 when the UB men’s basketball team hosts Marist at Alumni Arena.
University at Buffalo Athletics and the National Grid Foundation are proud to once again team up with Buffalo Public Schools for Hoops for the Stars. This program connects UB men's and women's basketball student-athletes, coaches and administrators with inner city youth for the purpose of promoting literacy, learning and nutrition.
BUFFALO, NY -- The University at Buffalo, and the student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC), hosted several events last week in celebration of the Mid-American Conference’s Diversity and Inclusion Week from October 1st to the 5th.
The Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced today the first-ever individual award winners for achievements in diversity & inclusion with the MAC Diversity & Inclusion Administrator and Student-Athlete awards. Kathy Twist was a co-winner of the Administrator award, while senior thrower Devon Patterson was recognized as the student-athlete.
University at Buffalo Director of Athletics Mark Alnutt has announced that Nate Wills has been promoted to Deputy Athletic Director, Chief Operating Officer. Wills was promoted from Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration, a position he held since 2013.
The University at Buffalo Athletics Department will have a large presence on ESPN+. Select live broadcasts of UB Athletics events, will be carried exclusively on the new direct-to-consumer streaming platform.
University at Buffalo Athletics and Learfield, its multimedia rights holder, have announced a new television partnership with WIVB/WNLO/News4. The station will serve as the “Official Television Station of UB Athletics.”
University at Buffalo Athletic Director Mark Alnutt and Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Administration Kathy Twist have been invited to participate in PLAYING BY THE RULES: Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Issues in Employment, Education and Athletics. Presented by the UB Law Alumni Association in conjunction with Hodgson Russ LLP, the forum will take place on Friday, August 3 at the offices of Hodgson Russ LLP.
The Mid-American Conference announced today the Distinguished Scholar Athletes from the eight spring sports during this 2017-18 academic season as 138 students were voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions representing the ‘best of the best’ from each sports Academic All-MAC Teams. Buffalo, which sponsors teams in five of the right sports, had seven individuals named Distinguished Scholar Athletes.
Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Administration and Senior Woman Administrator Kathy Twist was one of a number of panelists speaking at the annual SPECTRUM Conference, which was held by The State University of New York from June 19-20.
The steel girders framing the Murchie Family Fieldhouse serve as the latest and most visible sign of the tremendous progress made by the University at Buffalo Athletics Department thanks, in large part, to the generosity of donors through philanthropic gifts.
It was another impressive semester in the classroom for University at Buffalo student-athletes as they posted a combine 3.024 grade point average. It marked the 13th straight semester UB student-athletes have surpassed the 3.0 combined mark.
CLEVELAND, OH – UB football player Tim Roberts and UB women’s basketball player Liisa Ups were the Bulls recipients of the MAC Medal of Excellence Award as announced during an Honors Dinner Ceremony at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel as part of the MAC Spring Meetings.