UB shares excitement for upcoming season at Coaches Caravan

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For the first time in school history, the University at Buffalo won the Mid-American Conference Institutional Sportsmanship Award.

Thursday night in downtown Buffalo their program’s anchors to celebrate some of their accomplishments during the UB Coaches Caravan.

After Men’s Head Coach Nate Oats signed a contract extension in March ahead of their trip to the NCAA Tournament, the Bulls locked up Women’s Head Coach Felisha Legette-Jack with a new five year extension through 2023.

“What she’s doing with the program, taking the team to the first ever Sweet 16, but more importantly, how she’s developing young women,” Athletic Director Mark Alnutt said speaking for the first time since the announcement.  “You know, graduating young women, preparing them for whatever that next step might be. The high GPA, giving back to the community — it’s how shes building the program.”

On the football field, the Bulls are looking to build upon a six win campaign.  Although they missed out on the postseason, with three players listed by CBS Sports in the Top 100 prospects for the 2019 NFL Draft, big things could be in store.

“We want to continue to build how the season ended and win some close ball games,” Head Coach Lance Leipold said.  “We want to be a consistent bowl team every year and contend to win our division and win the conference championship.”

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