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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

By Budd Bailey » Saturday, June 4, 2016

Only a few years ago, the Buffalo Bandits' hopes for a championship would have died last week. That's because they lost last week, and the National Lacrosse League used to have a one-game championship. But the NLL switched to a full best-of-three format last year (dropping the mini-game that was used in 2014).... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Saturday, June 4, 2016

You have to get up pretty early in the morning to see the Rush work out in the morning for their game. They were done and out of the building before the Bandits were ready to work out at 10:15 a.m. local time. Buffalo had a pretty standard practice as morning shootarounds go. Coach Troy Cordingley said the team has a bit... Read More

By Budd Bailey » Saturday, June 4, 2016

Greetings from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where the Bandits will play the Rush on Saturday night. It's Game Two of the National Lacrosse League finals, with Saskatchewan leading the best-of-three, one game to none. Much of the team flew in on a flight from Toronto this afternoon. The group was joined by Nick... Read More

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