The Buffalo Bills will open their 2015 season with a pair of home games: Sunday, September 13, against the Indianapolis Colts, and Sunday, September 20, against the New England Patriots. The team is also scheduled to play in London on October 25 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
While they may have "lost" to the Edmonton Oilers Saturday night in the NHL Draft Lottery, a game of chance that determined who would pick first in the approaching draft, one writer believes the Buffalo Sabres will do well by picking Jack Eichel of Boston University with the second overall pick.
On the season finale of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres beat reporter Bill Hoppe talks about the team's last place finish and what it will mean for this weekend's draft lottery, the firing of head coach Ted Nolan and some possible coaching candidates, and we look back on a strange season where the goal appeared to be short-term pain for long-term gain.
A mural on one of the walls within the University at Buffalo's Alumni Arena features now former men's basketball coach Bobby Hurley (at left), who has accepted a similar position at Arizona State University. This past season, Hurley led the Bulls to their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
As the University at Buffalo begins its search for a new men's head basketball coach, those who follow the Bulls are coming to terms with the departure of Bobby Hurley, who stayed with the program for only two years but led the team to historic success.
Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan (left) and Buffalo mayor Byron Brown (far right) chat with members of the Buffalo Bisons prior to the pregame ceremonies of the baseball team's season opener Thursday afternoon in downtown Buffalo.
It was the Buffalo Bisons' day to celebrate, as the minor league baseball team opened its 2015 International League season by hosting Rochester Thursday afternoon at Coca-Cola Field. Helping them celebrate was Buffalo's new football coach.
Rex Ryan's media briefing, following Thursday's ceremonial first pitch at the Buffalo Bisons season opener.
On this week's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres beat reporter Bill Hoppe talks about what the last two games of the season will mean in the closely-watched race for 30th place. Bill also reviews Monday's win against Carolina and talks about the positive impact captain Brian Gionta has had on the last-place club.
On this week's edition of WBFO's 'Behind The Bench,' Buffalo Sabres beat reporter Bill Hoppe talks about where the team stands in the closely-watched race for last place in the NHL, a position that will allow that team to draft one of two much-hyped prospects.
Thursday night's overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes leaves the Sabres six points behind the Coyotes with just a couple of weeks left in the season. The team that finds themselves at the very bottom of the standings when the season is over is guaranteed no worse than the second overall draft choice, meaning the Sabres could land super-prospects Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel. McDavid is currently the captain of the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League. Eichel is presently a center at Boston University. Both are viewed as franchise players.
Two of the worst teams in the National Hockey League play in Buffalo Thursday night. The Sabres take on Arizona at First Niagara Center. In this week's edition of Behind the Bench, Sabres beat reporter Bill Hoppe tells WBFO's Eileen Buckley it should be an interesting matchup.
Baseball fans have two more weeks to wait for the 130th season of professional baseball in Buffalo. As a sign that first pitch is warming up, the Coca-Cola Field grass was cut for the first time Wednesday.
It's something that many hope could lead to a gradual and fundamental change in Canada's national sport: Canada's largest minor hockey league is phasing out body checking at the Bantam level. The move is being made in the face of growing medical evidence about concussions.
The Buffalo Sabres return to the ice tomorrow night after a successful shootout earlier this week against Boston. In this week's edition of 'Behind the Bench' Sabres Beat reporter Bill Hoppe tells WBFO'S Eileen Buckley the team is not giving up despite a difficult season.
Sabres Beat Reporter Bill Hoppe on 'Behind The Bench'.
The Buffalo Sabres lost in a 4-3 shootout Wednesday night against the Maple Leafs in Toronto. As the team continues plowing through the rest of the season, they've been dealing with changes on the ice and plenty of injuries. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley speaks with Sabres Beat reporter Bill Hoppe in this week's edition of 'Behind the Bench'.
The NHL trade deadline was somewhat of a distraction for some members of the Buffalo Sabres. In this week's 'Behind the Bench', WBFO'S Eileen Buckley fills in for Omar Fetouh speaking with Sabres Beat reporter Bill Hoppe.
WBFO'S weekly installment of 'Behind The Bench' with Sabres Beat Reporter Bill Hoppe.
The Buffalo Sabres face-off at First Niagara Arena Thursday night fresh off a big win Tuesday. This week on Behind the Bench, WBFO'S Eileen Buckley fills in for Omar Fetouh speaking with Sabres Beat reporter Bill Hoppe. Hoppe said some injuries could be the next big problem for the team.
The Buffalo Sabres are back on the road Thursday night after losing Tuesday. This week on Behind the Bench, WBFO'S Eileen Buckley fills in for Omar Fetouh to speak with Sabres Beat reporter Bill Hoppe about what the team needs to do for a win.
'Behind The Bench' with Buffalo Sabres Beat Reporter Bill Hoppe.