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photo by Mike Hetzel/used with permission of Buffalo Beauts

The good news for the Buffalo Beauts is they will have a hockey season this winter. However, they will not be playing it in front of local fans. The National Women's Hockey League announced the Beauts and its other five professional clubs will play a condensed season in a "bubble" format in Lake Placid, New York.

Jim Whitesell
University at Buffalo photo

November signals the return of college basketball nationwide and for the University at Buffalo’s men’s and women’s basketball teams.


New York State Public High School Athletic Association

The start date for some winter high school sports in New York state has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ROOST

Another huge tourism attraction to the Adirondacks is a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers of the Empire State Winter Games announced yesterday they’re canceling the event this winter.

University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo Bulls will play their first two football games on national television, pending final approval from the New York State Department of Health.

Buffalo Bills / Twitter

The Tennessee Titans have won a battle of unbeatens Tuesday evening. The Titans showed no rust after a two-week layoff caused by two dozen positive COVID-19 tests within the organization, cruising to a 42-16 win over the Bills.

The Buffalo Bills, barring any last minute setbacks, will be playing Tuesday night football against the Tennessee Titans. It comes after a week of debate whether a game should be played at all after more than 20 Titans personnel tested positive for COVID-19. Both teams come in to the game undefeated. Bills analyst Matt Subuda believes Buffalo has a good chance to move to 5-0 on the year.


Titans staff member tests positive for COVID

Oct 11, 2020

After announcing no new COVID cases for the second consecutive day, the Tennessee Titans confirmed this morning that a staff member within the camp has tested positive for coronavirus.

The first round of the NHL Draft was held Tuesday night-- just a week after the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup. The Buffalo Sabres continued the start of their shortened offseason with the selection of forward Jack Quinn at 8th overall. On this week's edition of Behind The Bench, WBFO's Nick Lippa spoke with Sabres beat reporter Bill Hoppe about how the team fared. 


Gov. Andrew Cuomo is weighing in on the possibility of fans attending Buffalo Bills games in person this season.

UB Athletics

The University at Buffalo is reporting an outbreak of COVID-19 in its Athletics Department, with more than two dozen student-athletes across three teams affected.

 

File Photo / WBFO News

Fans still will not be allowed to attend Buffalo Bills home games this season, despite hopes that some might be allowed at the next home game Thursday night.

Sweet Home Schools

An array of student-athletes in the Sweet Home school district will be out on the practice field Saturday, after the School Board decided Monday evening to hire coaches for a group of sports.

The final score, 27-17, was only part of the story in Sunday's Biils victory over the New York Jets.  Analyst Matt Sabuda says the Buffalo Bills joined several NFL teams in remaining in the locker room while the national anthem played prior to kickoff as players use their use their platforms to call for social justice.  Another facet of Sunday's story, of course, was the lack of spectators at Buffalo Bills Stadium as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact daily life.


SUNY Brockport

SUNY Brockport says that as of Saturday morning it suspended its wrestling program pending the outcome of investigations stemming from potential COVID-19 policy violations. Two wrestling physical education classes have also been canceled for the Fall semester.

Buffalo Bills / Twitter

Josh Allen led three consecutive first-half touchdown drives, and the Buffalo Bills overcame their own sloppiness and injuries to two starting linebackers in a 27-17 season-opening win over the New York Jets on Sunday.

Buffalo Bills

The Erie County Sheriff's Office has issued a warning that arrests will be made Sunday of people who trespass at Buffalo Bills' Stadium.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

More than 400 workers are back on their job, after Batavia Downs Gaming reopened Wednesday after being closed since the state locked down in March.

NYSPHSAA

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday that football, volleyball and competitive cheer fall seasons will be postponed until March to address concerns associated with the novel coronavirus.

An assistant women's basketball coach at Niagara University who resigned last week has filed a discrimination complaint against the private Catholic university.

About 130,000 high school athletes got the green light Monday to participate in sports this fall; now their school districts are mulling whether to allow the seasons to start. All high school sports have been on hold since March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that there won’t be any high school football games, wrestling matches or ice hockey contests this fall. The governor did issue new guidelines to phase in matches for other types of school sports, however.

Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins will allow up to 13,000 socially distancing fans to attend their home opener against the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 20.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

It's a highly-regarded but out-of-print book detailing a century of professional baseball in Buffalo. Its author, longtime Buffalo baseball historian Joseph Overfield, died 20 years ago but his book, The 100 Seasons of Buffalo Baseball, is about to be expanded in a new edition released by his son.

File Photo / WBFO News

No fans. No private parking lots. That was the message Wednesday from the Erie County Health Department to the Orchard Park Town Board.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

For city leaders, Buffalo hosting a major league baseball game Tuesday evening fulfills a long-ago dream by those who once sought a franchise for the city. For state leaders, having the Toronto Blue Jays call Buffalo home for the 2020 season is a show of how far New York has come in lowering its COVID curve.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays' highly-anticipated first game in its temporary home ballpark comes Tuesday evening. On the eve of the first pitch, Blue Jays officials explained some of the changes and realignments within Sahlen Field in order to accommodate big league ballplayers safely in an ongoing pandemic.

Buffalo Bills

Bills fans have been holding their breath for the past few days after hearing All-Pro Cornerback Tre-Davious White was considering opting out of the 2020 season. Now it's offical White will play after stating Wednesday he was undecided.  

  

NWHL

Will the NWHL be playing hockey in 2021? That's the current plan. Victory Press and women’s hockey reporter Melissa Burgess spoke with WBFO’s Nick Lippa about the what the league is doing now as the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S continues.


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