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Hoops Doubleheader at KAC

Griffin Week continues tonight, Wednesday, February 27, as the women’s and men’s basketball teams host Niagara University in a key Battle of the Bridge matchup.

The women’s game takes place at 5:00 p.m. at the KAC and features two teams locked in a five-way tie for fourth place in the MAAC. The top five teams in the league receive a first round bye. Click here to add this event to your calendar. Canisius will close out the regular season on Saturday, March 2 against Manhattan College.

The men’s game takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the KAC. Click here to add this event to your calendar. Canisius seeks to move into a tie for first place with Iona. The Gaels are 11-6, while Canisius is in a four-way tie for second at 10-6. The Griffs need to secure a win tonight and on Friday, March 1 against Siena, and have Iona lose at Rider on Friday night in order to have a chance at the top seed in the MAAC Tourney. Canisius has already clinched a first round bye.

Tickets still remain for tonight’s game. To purchase discounted faculty-staff tickets, call (716) 888-8499.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Wing Sauce Re-Invented!

Anchor Bar, in collaboration with Miller Foods, has re-invented the Buffalo wing. Join Chartwells on Friday, March 1 in the dining hall for a “Buffalocal 5 Dollar Friday” as it introduces a new Anchor Bar wing sauce flavored with Miller’s horseradish. This fiery and flavorful sauce puts a brand new spin on this beloved Buffalo staple and regional claim to fame. Get five wings, fries and a drink for only $5! Additional wings will be 50 cents each.

In 1964, Dominic Bellissimo was tending bar at the now-famous Anchor Bar Restaurant in Buffalo. Late that evening, a group of Bellissimo’s friends arrived at the bar with large appetites. He asked his mother, Teressa, to prepare something for his friends to eat. They looked like chicken wings, a part of the chicken that usually went into the stock pot for soup. Teressa had deep fried the wings and flavored them with a secret sauce. The wings were an instant hit and it didn’t take long for people to flock to the bar to experience the new taste sensation. From that evening on, Buffalo wings became a regular part of the menu at the Anchor Bar. The phenomenon created in 1964 by Teressa Bellissimo has spread across the globe.

Submitted by: Sharif Hamdy, marketing manager, Chartwells

Canisius Big Physics Question Winners

The winners of the 2018-19 Canisius Big Physics Question are Josh Arnold, first place, Williamsville East High School, and Benjamin Zakes, second place, Medina High School. Arnold received a $100 gift card and a Canisius scholarship for $750. Zakes received a Canisius Scholarship for $500. He is a student of alumna Sara Rund Cinquino ’13.

This year’s question was “Why does time only move forward and not backward?” You can read the student essays here.

College is a time set aside to attack the big questions. Physics is a study of the natural laws governing the universe and is loaded with big questions. What came before the Big Bang? What is Dark Matter? Why is ice slippery? The Canisius Big Physics Question is a contest for high school students to answer a big question related to physics.

The 2019-20 question will be announced in September 2019.

Submitted by: Michael Wood, chair, Physics

Men’s Basketball Game to be Nationally Televised

For the first time in five seasons, a Canisius home basketball game will be televised on national TV. ESPNU will be on site to broadcast the men’s basketball game on Friday, March 1 at 9:00 p.m. against Siena at the KAC. Click here to add this event to your calendar.

To accommodate fans arriving early, The Griffin Den will open at 7:00 p.m. and feature a $10 buffet and $3 beverages. It is open to everyone.

Friday, March 1 is also senior night for the following players: Jibreel Faulkner, Jonathan Sanks and Marcale Lotts. They will be honored in a pre-game ceremony. Senior members of the cheer team will be saluted at halftime, as will Canisius’s top three finishers in the MAAC swimming and diving championships.

Tickets are available by calling (716) 888-8499. Canisius and Siena were in a four way tie for second place at the beginning of the week. The Saints feature freshman Jalen Pickett, who netted 46 points in a game earlier this month.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Lloyd Takes Over Menuworx


Chartwells is proud to announce that on Tuesday, March 5, local favorite lloyd Taco Truck will be taking over Menuworx for lunch.

Lloyd is best known for being Buffalo’s first food truck that spawned a whole new way of dining in Western New York, paving the way for countless food trucks to serve delicious food throughout the city and outlying areas.

Pete Cimino ’03, founder and co-owner of Lloyd Taco Truck and Catering, and Chris Doraneo, have grown the business from a one-truck operation beginning in July 2010, to a four-truck family with taco factories on Hertel Avenue in North Buffalo and Main Street in Williamsville, a thriving catering business and a soft serve ice cream shop, “Churn Soft Serve & Coffee,” on Hertel.

Partnering with local farms whenever possible, sourcing hormone and antibiotic-free meats, and employing the age-old process of nixtamalization to make corn tortillas, Cimino and Doraneo have proven that great food can be made anywhere as long as you’re willing to put in the time and effort.

They are bringing that effort to Canisius to serve students, faculty and staff. This event will preempt Quesadilla Tuesday. Griff Bucks, cash, credit and meal swipes will be accepted.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharif Hamdy, marketing manager for Chartwells, at

Submitted by: Sharif Hamdy, marketing manager, Chartwells