Buffalo Bulls Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: George Halcovage

Team Mascot: Victor E. Bull

Year Opened: 1982

Capacity: 6783

City / State: Amherst / New York

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Buffalo vs St. Bonaventure

Rival Team: St Bonaventure Bonnies

The Bulls and Bonnies play every year and have built up a fierce rivalry over the years. You’ll find lots of Bonnies at Alumni Arena when St. Bonaventure comes to town, so if you want to experience a lively atmosphere at a Bulls game, then there are few better games to attend then a Buffalo-St. Bonaventure game.

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Buffalo vs Ohio

Rival Team: Ohio Bobcats

The Bulls and Bobcats have been among the best teams in the MAC over the past few seasons, which has led to the development of a heated rivalry between the two teams. There is always a lot at stake when Buffalo and Ohio square off on the hardwood, so don’t miss it when the Bobcats come to town.

Buffalo Bulls Stadium Guide

In Game

The Buffalo Bulls have won two of the last three MAC tournaments, and as a result, you’ll find a rather lively atmosphere when attending a Bulls home game. A few years ago there wasn’t much buzz surrounding the Buffalo basketball program. However, the team’s recent uptick in fortunes has UB students and alumni coming out in full force to support their team.

Recent renovations to Alumni Arena have also made a trip to a Buffalo Bulls game a more exciting proposition. In 2011, all of the arena’s bleacher seats were replaced with chairback seating, and even more recently the Bulls added a hall of fame. The new amenities have improved the Bulls in-game experience immensely, so if you haven’t attended a UB basketball game in the last couple years then now is the time to give it another chance.

The one downside to attending a Bulls basketball game is that the area around campus is still a bit lacking. However, if you’re willing to travel a bit, you’ll find lots of great places to hang out before and after the game including Duff’s and Elmo’s.

The Bulls recent success and the renovations to Alumni Arena have elevated a Bulls basketball game from a ho-hum experience to a fun college hoops gameday that any MAC basketball fan would enjoy.

Things to check out

Buffalo Bulls Hall of Fame

The Bulls Hall of Fame is a new feature at Alumni Arena and a must-see for any college sports fan. The museum is home to several exhibits and honors all of the best athletes in UB history, so make sure to check it out.

Bulls Teams Shop

The Bulls Team Shop features a wide variety of UB gear and is the perfect place to pick up a souvenir from your trip to Buffalo. Whether you’re a Bulls fan looking to get a new sweatshirt or just someone who’s visiting and wants a small keepsake, you’ll find it here at the Bulls Team Shop.

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Victor E. Bull

Victor E. Bull is the official mascot of the University of Buffalo and can be seen at every Bulls home game. He puts on quite the show during the game keeping the fans entertained throughout and has even been named to the Capital One All-America Mascot Team in the past. Keep your eye out for Victor E. Bull during the game since you’ll never know what he’ll do next.

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Cowbell Guy

It may be a simple beat, but Cowbell Guy revs up the crowd during key moments giving the Bulls a true home court advantage. Look for him to energize the crowd with his cowbell during critical moments when attending a UB basketball game.

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Bulls Cheerleaders

The Bulls Cheerleaders dazzle the crowd with their incredible routines. The cheer squad keeps spirits high even when things aren’t going the Bulls way, so join in their cheers during your visit to UB.

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Fight Songs

  1. Victory March

    The official school fight song

    Fight, Fight for Buffalo,
    be proud to fight for your dear Blue and White
    So, thunder through, Go Blue!
    Give a Cheer, never fear!
    Don’t stop ’till we have won!
    Cheer, cheer for Buffalo, our spirit
    will be with you ’till the end
    So show your colors proud and true
    for the glory of our dear Buffalo!

  2. Horn Up!

    Traditional cry of the fans in support of their team

    Horn Up!

    Horn Up!

    Horn Up!

Buffalo Bulls Bars & Restaurants

  1. Slick Willie’s

    Slick Willies

    Nice place to grab some beers and have a good time with friends.

    2316 Niagara Falls Blvd, Tonawanda, NY 14150, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  2. Del Denby Tavern

    Del Denby Tavern

    A beautiful little bar with cheap drinks, you'll love it there!

    1553 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  3. Bogie’s Bar

    Bogies Bar

    Bogie's Bar is the go-to spot for happy hour, outdoor patio, huge HDTV(3-80" & 6-60" screens), unique pub food, and the friendliest bartenders in town.

    4414 Bailey Ave, Buffalo, NY 14226, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Blue Bull Tavern

    Blue Bull Tavern

    With our 6 HD TVs and homemade eats, Blue Bull Tavern is a modern American tavern with an old time feel!

    1300 Sweet Home Rd, Buffalo, NY 14228, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  5. Shenannigans Bar and Grill

    Shenannigans Bar and Grill beer

    Shenannigans Bar & Grill is a comforting Irish Pub that serves Buffalo’s favorite food and drink.

    1009 Niagara Falls Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14226, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  6. Anchor Bar

    Anchor Bar

    Home of the Original Buffalo Chicken Wings! For more than 40 years we have been making perfection. Enough said!

    4300 Maple Rd, Buffalo, NY 14226, USA


    Bar website

    american - pizza - $$

  7. Santora’s Pizza Pub & Grill

    Santoras Pizza Pub Grill

    You’ll find more than just great food at Santora’s Pizza. There’s always something going on at Santora’s, so come by for food and fun!

    1402 Millersport Hwy, Williamsville, NY 14221, USA


    Bar website

    american - pizza - $$

  8. Blue Fire Bar & Grill

    Blue Fire

    Great food. Great atmosphere.

    1340 Millersport Hwy, Amherst, NY 14226, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Elmo’s


    Elmo's continues to be rewarded with award winning wings and hamburgers from Gourmet magazine, The Buffalo News, and more, but mostly important, delighting its customers.

    2349 Millersport Hwy, Getzville, NY 14068, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  10. Jolly Jug

    The Blue Danube sandwich

    A really cool place that's highly recommended by the regulars.

    797 Niagara Falls Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14226, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  11. Mighty Taco

    Mighty Taco

    Definitely a go-to Mexican food stop that you won't want to miss!

    5495 Sheridan Dr, Buffalo, NY 14221, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $

  12. Amy’s Place

    Amys Place

    Our extensive menu features outstanding vegetarian and vegan options to nourish your healthy side without overlooking your need for fried goodness. We also offer several meat dishes for the discerning taste.

    3234 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  13. Scotch N Sirloin

    Scotch N Sirloin

    We pride ourselves as being very hands on from the time we arrive every morning to when we lock the doors at the end of the day. We cut your steaks and we are the ones cooking them.

    3999 Maple Rd, Amherst, NY 14226, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$

  14. Tully’s Good Times

    Tullys Good Times

    A really cool place, great vibes and super delicious food!

    1459 Niagara Falls Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14228, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. Cheeburger Cheeburger

    Cheeburger Cheeburger burger

    All-natural burgers, frings, and shakes 100% fresh and made to order.

    1593 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14226, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. Duff’s Famous Wings

    Duffs Famous Wings

    This is the place you come for the best wings of your life

    3651 Sheridan Dr, Buffalo, NY 14226, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$