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UB ponders adding hockey

UB athletics issued the following statement from AD Warde Manuel this afternoon:

“The University at Buffalo athletic department has been in conversations with established Division I hockey conferences to examine the possibility of returning our hockey program. While we are flattered to have these discussions there are several things that would need to occur both fiscally and within conference alignments for this to work for UB at this time.”

That's a bit of a shocker unless a sizable donation has come in to fund  such a high-expense program. It's been Manuel's mission to build a multi-purpose field house adjacent to UB Stadium, and this would seem to further delay that objective. If UB wants to add to its array of sports men's volleyball would be the way to go. Far less expense, excellent on-campus facility, extraordinary local recruiting pool and a chance to contender for a national title in quick order.

-- Bob DiCesare




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Bob Dicesare

Bob DiCesare

Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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