UB Athletics Unveils Facilities Master Plan

Friday, 14 February 2014
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UB Master Plan

The University at Buffalo Department of Athletics unveiled its facilities master plan on Thursday, revealing Athletic Director Danny White’s long-term vision to achieve the growth and facilities improvements necessary to consistently compete for championships.

Outlined is a comprehensive, yet flexible, master plan that addresses both near-term and long-term goals and objectives for the facilities infrastructure. Highlighted by a field house adjacent to UB Stadium, the aggressive plan lists over a dozen projects that will change the landscape of athletics at the University at Buffalo and Western New York.

“These are exciting times to be involved with UB Athletics,” White said. “We expect this visual plan to increase excitement with the donor base and we will work as aggressively as possible to secure the necessary commitments to move forward with the high priority projects such as the field house.”

As New York’s largest, most comprehensive university, and the only FBS Athletics Department in the SUNY System, UB Athletics is poised for considerable growth in the coming years.

While certain projects have been identified as “high priority,” there is no exact timetable for their completion. Some projects are already underway. Work on the state-of-the-art training room in UB Stadium is scheduled to begin next week with a completion date expected this summer.

Block B Letter Winners Association Shoots for 500 members

Tuesday, 04 February 2014
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500 for 500

The Block B Letter Winners Association Shoots for 500 members, supporting the 500+ student-athletes at UB.

For years, the members of the Block B Letter Winners Association have come together to support UB student-athletes as they compete for the Bulls. Annually, former student-athletes have come together to financially support various athletic intiatives. With the help from all former student-athletes, UB hopes to further this tradition by continuing to add to the exclusive Block B family!

Block B members generate substantial resources that benefit every student-athlete. With the help of former letter winners, we can ensure that UB student-athletes have an incredible experience as they pursue excellence in the classroom and in competition.

This year, the goal is to expand Block B membership.There are more than 6,000 former student-athletes and approximately only 250 current Block B members. Help us reach 500 members by joining today!

Be a champion for our Bulls and JOINTODAY!

Annual Gift
For as little as $75.00 per year, your Block B supports our ongoing efforts to achieve academic and athletic excellence.

How to Join
There are THREE easy ways to join today...

  • Option 1 — Contact Bill Breene with UB Athletics at breene@buffalo.edu or call him at (716) 645-6808.
  • Option 2 — Download the Block B Brochure and send it back — Click Here
  • Option 3 — Join online today — Click Here
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Department of Athletics Announces Creation Of Basketball Excellence Fund

Wednesday, 15 January 2014
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Department of Athletics Announces Creation Of Basketball Excellence Fund

The University at Buffalo Blue & White Fund is excited to announce the launch of the Basketball Excellence Fund, which has been established to provide ongoing and recurring, comprehensive financial support for our men's and women's basketball programs.

"The BEF was created to provide our coaches with additional resources for their programs," says Eric Gross, Assistant Athletic Director for Development. "Resources to be put toward any critical areas of need that our coaches believe will help them compete for and win championships. This fund also gives the UB community, alumni, friends and fans, an opportunity to have a very tangible impact on the continued growth of UB Basketball."

The Blue and White Fund and the men's and women's basketball teams look forward to engaging more individuals who share their vision of taking the fund—and their programs—to the next level. Contributors to the BEF will receive exclusive opportunities and access to the program of their choice.

"The Basketball Excellence Fund is a crucial component to our overall mission of bringing big-time college athletics to Western New York," UB Director of Athletics Danny White said. "Supporting this fund will help build a foundation for excellence for years to come. We want to establish a championship culture here at UB and the Basketball Excellence Fund is a step in that direction."

Support the NEW Basketball Excellence Fund and help build a foundation for success for years to come. For more information on the Basketball Excellence Fund, go to www.bullsblueandwhite.com/BEF or call the Blue and White Fund Office at 716-645-6867.

Help our Student-Athletes... Give a little extra!

Monday, 09 December 2013
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Help our Student-Athletes... Give a little extra!

*Deadline for 2013 Tax Year Donations – December 31

Every dollar raised through the Blue & White Fund directly benefits UB’s 500+ student-athletes competing in 20 varsity sports. UB Student-Athletes are constantly striving to achieve excellence and the members of the Blue & White Fund help our Bulls by matching their extra effort. It is necessary to continuously invest in our programs and our student athletes.

As the 2013 year comes to a close, the Blue and White Fund looks to you to help this impactful program grow. Every bit of effort makes a huge difference.

Every extra rep…every extra second... every extra yard matters. Match our student athletes extra effort and give a little extra!

Make your end-of-year gift today! Remember…the deadline for 2013 tax year donations is December 31!

To join the Blue & White Fund or to renew your Blue & White Fund membership, simply click here to donate online or call 716-645-6867 today!

IRA Rollover Information

Did you know you can make a tax-free gift from your IRA? Time is running out to take advantage of what is called the IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER. Your chance to make a tax free gift from your IRA for 2013 ends DEC. 31. Transfer directly from your IRA to the Blue & White Fund. Act now to make a lasting gift to support our 500 plus UB student athletes!

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