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It's official: Bills call their home New Era Field

Aug 18, 2016
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The Buffalo Bills and New Era Cap made it official Thursday. The Orchard Park-based stadium in which the pro football team plays is known as New Era Field for at least the next seven years.

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The Buffalo Bills will formally unveil the new name of Ralph Wilson Stadium Thursday morning. Starting this season, the Orchard Park facility will be known as New Era Field.

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The Buffalo Bills pre-season opener ended in a 19 to 18 loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Ralph Wilson Stadium Saturday night. Just prior to kick-off, the team announced on Twitter that it is selling the naming rights to the stadium to the New Era Cap Company.

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The quarterback question for the Buffalo Bills has been answered for the near future.

NFL defensive guru Buddy Ryan dies

Jun 28, 2016
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Legendary football coach Buddy Ryan has died at the age of 82.


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The MSG cable network will be featuring more Sabres and Bills programming as Pegula Sports and Entertainment expands its reach.


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Many reporters and analysts are expressing their displeasure with the Buffalo Bills' strict new media policy. Among other things, the policy limits what information the media can report during training camp and practices, including plays, strategies and formations. WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook" commentator Matt Sabuda talked with Morning Edition host Howard Riedel about the policy, which has gained national attention.


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A Character Education program was launched by the Buffalo Bills and United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. It's called 'Character Playbook'.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says it focuses on character development for middle school students.  

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The Buffalo Bills will bestow a rare honor upon one of its alumni from the Super Bowl years this September, when the team retires Bruce Smith's jersey number 78.

  

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With the 19th pick in the NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills selected Shaq Lawson, All-American defensive end out of Clemson University. While the team will likely look for more defensive help, Dan Lavoie of Buffalo Rumblings.com expects the team to select a quarterback before the draft is finished.


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The Buffalo Bills have released their 2016 regular season schedule. It opens Sunday, September 11, with the Bills taking on Head Coach Rex Ryan's former team, the Baltimore Ravens, including former teammates Joe Flacco and Tyrod Taylor, in Baltimore.

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Philadelphia's district attorney will not charge Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy in connection with a February nightclub brawl.

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When it comes to statewide popularity among New York sports fans, the Buffalo Bills don’t hold a candle to the Yankees or the Mets. That’s according to a new survey from the Siena Research Institute, whose latest poll shows the Yankees continue to be the most popular team in the state.

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The Buffalo Bills have released high-priced defensive end Mario Williams and retained the rights to left tackle Cordy Glenn by designating him their franchise player.

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Reports out of Philadelphia indicate Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is being investigated for the alleged assault of two off-duty Philadelphia police officers at a bar there early Sunday morning. 

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Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan said he "feels great" about hiring the NFL's first full-time female assistant coach. Kathryn Smith will serve as a Special Teams Quality Control Coach for the team. WBFO's Eileen Buckley attended a news conference with Ryan at Ralph Wilson Stadium Friday where the coach explained why he hired Smith.

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Two prominent elected officials met in Buffalo's City Hall Thursday to renew their commitment to fostering more diversity in local business and labor. They both praised the Buffalo Bills for leading by example with their hire of the National Football League's first-ever female full-time assistant coach.


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The Buffalo Bills have announced Kathryn Smith has been named the team's Special Teams Quality Control Coach. Smith is the first female to be named to a full-time coaching position in NFL History.

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The 1965 AFL All-Star Game boycott by black players was a landmark moment in American sports. The previous generation of African-American athletes had all it could do to break the color barrier and secure footholds on professional rosters. But in 1965, the AFL’s new generation of black players upped the ante considerably, taking direct political action against racism for the first time -- and several Buffalo Bills helped lead the way.


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The Buffalo Bills have signed general manager Doug Whaley to a contract extension.

In the last game of the 2015-2016 season for Buffalo and with playoff hopes on the line for the New York Jets, the Bills finished on a high note.


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Hundreds of Bills fans gathered in Orchard Park Saturday morning to shovel the Ralph Wilson Stadium.

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A person with direct knowledge of discussions has told The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills plan to cut high-priced defensive end Mario Williams this offseason.

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Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula issued a statement Wednesday regarding the failure of the team to make the playoffs.

The Buffalo Bills improved to 7-8 with 16-6 win over Dallas Cowboys at Ralph Wilson Stadium Sunday.


LeSean McCoy named to Pro Bowl

Dec 23, 2015
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The NFL has selected Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy for this year’s Pro Bowl game. 

Though it appears the Buffalo Bills will miss the playoffs again this season, analyst Matt Sabuda believes the remaining games hold some importance. He wants to see if Tyrod Taylor can prove himself as the team's "franchise quarterback."


Penalties were a big issue in the Bills 20-23 loss to the Eagles in Philadelphia Sunday. Analyst Matt Sabuda says the loss means the Bills are likely out of the playoff picture this season.


The Bills take on the Eagles in Philadelphia Sunday with Buffalo's playoff hopes hanging in the balance and running back LeSean McCoy returning to face the team that traded him away.

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Fans and players of the Buffalo Bills from two decades ago relived the four years of ecstasy and agony Wednesday night, as a standing-room only crowd packed the North Park Theatre to see "Four Falls of Buffalo."


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