They say when you’re hitting the ball well, it looks like a beach ball floating in. If so, Vinny Mallaro may have thought he was in Bermuda the last week of the Bulls’ season. He was named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week while posting a 1.300 slugging percentage with five home runs and 11 RBIs in five games.
Following their historic MAC Championship-winning seasons last year, UB basketball head coaches Felisha Legette-Jack and Nate Oats both received fresh five-year contracts. When you’ve got a good thing, you lock it down.
Three UB football players were named to preseason watch lists at their respective positions: OL James O’Hagan (Rimington Trophy), CB Boise Ross (Jim Thorpe Award) and TE Mason Schreck (John Mackey Award).
Six UB swimmers (and one volunteer assistant coach) qualified for the U.S. Olympic time trials in Nevada this summer. While none of them punched a ticket to Rio, it’s great to see so many Bulls navigating elite waters.