Getting ready for Madness

By Budd Bailey Gentlemen, start your madness. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament gets underway this way. We here in Buffalo are lucky enough to be involved in it again this…

Review: Wish It Lasted Forever

Review by Budd Bailey Dan Shaughnessy can be a tough sportswriter some times. That’s a little more rare than you might think. Criticism of sports figures has become increasingly rare,…

UB has a finishing kick

By Budd Bailey It was the first time all night that the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team had reason to be nervous. The Bulls had been in control throughout…

Niagara downs Canisius

By Budd Bailey Niagara and Canisius both needed a win when they renewed their rivalry on Thursday night at the Gallagher Center. But more importantly, they needed a little normalcy….

Book Review: The Big East

Review by Budd Bailey Talk to any basketball fan who was around in the 1980s, and they’ll immediately become nostalgic when the Big East Conference is brought up. The league…

Covid-19 takes a toll at UB

By Budd Bailey On the list of “jobs I’d rather not do, thank you,” which includes such professions as garbage collector, door-to-door salesman, heart surgeon, mountain climber, and “celebrity journalist,”…

A tale of two finishes

By Budd Bailey The game of basketball has been evolving ever since James Naismith first nailed up those peach baskets to the balcony more than a century ago in Springfield,…

Book Review: Bubbleball

Review by Budd Bailey “What was it like?” That’s one of the basic questions that can be answered by journalism. Reporters can often take readers and viewers to places that…