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1934-1935 Buffalo Bulls Basketball

by Scott Hollander
University at Buffalo Libraries

A Difficult Season

Photo of Arthur Powell - CoachChalking up but three victories as against nine defeats, Art Powell’s twentieth edition of Bulldog hoopsters complied the saddest records of any of his previous squad.

HampMichigan over UBered by injuries, ineligibility and the lack of experienced material, the team failed to get started in its short twelve game schedule. “Marsh” Stoll, ace center for the past two seasons and spearhead of the Bulldog attack, never did show his best, being bothered by illness and injuries the entire season.

Dearth of capable reserves was the most important factor in the team’s poor showing.  In all but a few of their games, Buffalo assumed a commanding lead early in the fray only to have their opponents rush in reserve strength late in the battle and pass the fast tiring Bulldogs off their feet.

An injury to Warren Rosing, one of the most promising athletes ever to have matriculated at U.B. contributed greatly to the squad’s downfall.

The brightest spot in the season was a 32-31 win over a Cornell quintet that latter defeated some of the leading teams in the Eastern Intercollegiate League.  This early season victory, the district’s biggest upset, aroused hoped of a successful year, but losses to Hobart and Alfred, two weak aggregations, dispelled all chances of the Bulldogs finishing up among the leaders.

Stoll, “Casey” Jendresiak, Roy Hock and Walter Sielski, finished their cage careers at the University and will be lost to the 1935-36 squad.

—1935 Iris Yearbook

1934-1935 Buffalo Basketball Season

Date Home Team Score Visiting Team W-L-T Location
12/15/1934 Buffalo 38 – 44 Toronto L Buffalo, NY
1/4/1935 Buffalo 21 – 41 Michigan L Buffalo, NY
1/5/1935 Buffalo 32 – 31 Cornell W Buffalo, NY
1/11/1935 Clarkson 47 – 31 Buffalo L Potsdam, NY
1/12/1935 St. Lawrence 28 – 20 Buffalo L Canton, NY
1/19/1935 Alfred 22 – 21 Buffalo L Alfred, NY
2/6/1935 Buffalo 30 – 28 Alfred W Buffalo, NY
2/9/1935 Hobart 29 – 27 Buffalo L Geneva, NY
2/14/1935 Buffalo 20 – 32 Clarkson L Buffalo, NY
2/16/1935 Buffalo 37 – 51 St. Lawrence L Buffalo, NY
2/22/1935 Buffalo 26 – 33 Colgate L Buffalo, NY
3/2/1935 Buffalo 43 – 26 Hobart W Buffalo, NY


Coach: Art Powell
: Elmwood Music Hall