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By Budd Bailey » Thursday, August 11, 2016

John Tavares figured to be an absolute slam dunk for the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame this year. And he was. But he'll have some familiar company. Former Buffalo Bandit teammate Tracey Kelusky will join him in the Class of 2016. In addition, veteran forward Josh Sanderson also was selected. They will be... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Saturday, August 6, 2016

Free agency arrived in the National Lacrosse League on August 1, and the Buffalo Bandits have taken a couple of hits already. On Thursday, faceoff specialist Jay Thorimbert jumped to the New England Black Wolves. A day later, Chad Culp also signed with New England. In put that in perspective, only three players have... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Monday, August 1, 2016

When the calendar flipped to August 1, it meant that the time for potential signings of free agents in the National Lacrosse League. The League has published its list of "available" players for the coming season. From the Bandits' standpoint, there are a few names on the list. This list of unrestricted free agents... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Tuesday, July 19, 2016

After spending about eight years in the professional soccer business, Ashley Dabb recently was named Chief Marketing Officer for the National Lacrosse League. What’s it like to switch sports in mid-career? NLL Commissioner “Nick Sakiewicz said it best: it’s like drinking from a fire hose,” Dabb said. “The... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Pegula Sports and Entertainment and MSG Networks announced this week that they had reached a long-term agreement about the rights to Sabres' broadcasts. (Read the release here.) That means the Sabres will be on MSG for some time to come. In addition, the broadcast outlet plans to do other local programming "relating to... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Saturday, June 18, 2016

What do the Bandits do when they aren't playing for the Bandits. In most cases, they are playing somewhere else. The good folks at laxallstars.com have put together a long, long list of where everyone in the National Lacrosse League is playing this summer. It's worth a look. Here's where the Bandits are these days, just... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Wednesday, June 15, 2016

With the National Lacrosse League season over, new commissioner Nick Sakiewicz has started to put some of his ideas for the future into motion. The NLL will work with the Brownstein Group of Philadelphia on marketing and public relations. The idea it to make the league more visible in the marketplace, a worthwhile goal.... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Thursday, June 9, 2016

LEWISTON - Another day of tough conditions were no problem for 19-year-old Princess Superal Thursday at the Women's Porter Cup golf tournament. Superal relied on her stellar short game to shoot a 1-under 70 and take a two-shot lead entering Friday’s final round. It was separation day in the event at Niagara Falls... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Buffalo Bandits will spend the next few months wondering about what might have been. Losing a championship by a very small margin will do that. "It's a tough one to swallow, but the opportunity was there," Buffalo coach Troy Cordingley said. The Bandits and Saskatchewan Rush couldn't have been matched any closer... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Saturday, June 4, 2016

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan – In a game involving two teams that were evenly matched, you wouldn’t expect anything but a thriller in a championship series. The Saskatchewan Rush and Buffalo Bandits delivered. They played a game for the ages on Saturday night at the SaskTel Centre, It was decided by a big... Read More

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