Niagara hockey downs Canisius

By Budd Bailey As the playoffs approach in March, the pecking order in the Atlantic Hockey Association is quite clear. It’s as clear as mud. Entering the weekend’s play, the…

Niagara surprises Iona

By Budd Bailey Not too many Hall of Fame basketball coaches have turned up at the Gallagher Center at Niagara University for a game over the years. Even fewer Hall…

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….

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,…

A basketball rivalry times two

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist My father had an unusual theory about what used to be called “Little Three Basketball” – games involving Canisius, Niagara and St. Bonaventure….

Niagara sprints to first MAAC win

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist Sometimes, it’s necessary to be reminded just how diverse the sport of college basketball can be. Turn on the television most winter nights,…