NLL: Riptide to choose first in entry draft

May 21, 2019

Saturday night the National Lacrosse League held a coin toss between the New York Riptide and Rochester Knighthawks to determine which of the 2019-2020 expansion teams would pick first in the entry and expansion drafts. The Riptide won the toss and elected to choose first in September’s entry draft, while the Knighthawks will choose first in the expansion draft next month. Opinions differ on whether the entry or expansion draft…

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NLL: Del Bianco shines in Roughnecks’ game one win over Bandits

May 20, 2019

Winning came easily to the Buffalo Bandits this season, and they got hooked on the highs that came with the success of their 14-4 regular season. It was a harder road for the Calgary Roughnecks, however, to the NLL Cup best-of-three final series. The adversity they faced during a 10-8 season grizzled them. It made them even hungrier in the Bandits, and it showed in their 10-7 win in the…

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NCAA: Fire day from Spencer lifts Loyola over Syracuse

May 15, 2019

Loyola Maryland seemingly shocked Syracuse when the Greyhounds ousted the Orange 15-13 from NCAA playoff action this past weekend, but with Pat Spencer contributing nine points (three goals and six assists) it seemed like that could be the only option. Spencer, who just confirmed that he will pursue a spot on an NCAA basketball team next season, worked his wizardry throughout the game and proved that he and Loyola could…

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Press Release: Bandits announce Party in the Plaza and player arrivals

May 15, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (May 14, 2019) — The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team will host a Party in the Plaza on May 18 beginning at 5 p.m. prior to Game 1 of the NLL Finals against the Calgary Roughnecks. The event will feature Orange Carpet Arrivals presented by Towne Mazda. Fans are invited to line up along the orange carpet and welcome the Bandits players as they proceed across the plaza…

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Press Release: Expansion draft coin toss set for game one of NLL Cup

May 14, 2019

Expansion Draft Coin Toss Set for New York Riptide and Rochester Coin Toss will take place at Game 1 of the NLL Finals Philadelphia, May 14, 2019 –The National Lacrosse League has released the date for the 2019 ceremonial expansion coin toss. After adding two expansion teams for the second year in a row, with the New York Riptide and the new Rochester Knighthawks franchise, the National Lacrosse League has officially set…

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NLL: Banditland party to continue in NLL Cup as Buffalo defeats Toronto 12-8

May 12, 2019

The party will continue in Buffalo after the Bandits defeated the Toronto Rock 12-8 on Saturday night in the NLL’s Eastern Division final. The Bandits will host games one and three (if necessary) of the NLL Cup beginning next Saturday, May 18 against the Calgary Roughnecks. The Bandits have won the Cup four previous times, but three of those wins came in the 90s. Their most recent championship was 2008…

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NLL: Heated battle in Buffalo tonight

May 11, 2019

Tonight the Buffalo Bandits and the Toronto Rock will meet for only the sixth time in the playoffs, which is surprising given the teams rivalry and dislike of one another. They last met in 2014 with Buffalo winning 15-13. Toronto holds a 3-2 record (1-1 in Buffalo). During the regular season the Rock won the season series 2-1, splitting the two meetings in Buffalo. Buffalo holds the number one overall…

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NLL: Bandits headed to East Division final

May 7, 2019

Dhane Smith, Shawn Evans and Matt Vinc lead the Bandits to Eastern Division final Saturday night the Buffalo Bandits moved ahead in their quest for the NLL Cup by defeating the New England Blackwolves 13-6 in front of 11,776 fans at the KeyBank Center. This marks the fourth time this season the Bandits have defeated New England, and a streak of eight that started on February 19, 2017. The Bandits…

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NCAA: Parella sets record in Hofstra win over Drexel

May 1, 2019

19-11 was the score as the Hofstra Pride (11-6, 4-2) defeated the Drexel Dragons (6-10, 1-5) in CAA play on Saturday at Vidas Field, spoiling the Dragons’ final contest and annual senior day. Hofstra now enters the CAA tournament on a two-game winning streak to face Towson in the semi-finals on Friday. They lost a close 13-12 game to the Tigers just two weeks ago. Against Drexel, junior Alyssa Parella…

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