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Bill Belichick: Good Coach, Bad Mentor?

With Charlie Weis’ firing Monday¬†from Notre Dame following a less than spectacular tenure, it got me to thinking about the dearth of success that Bill Belichick’s assistants have had as head coaches. Some of his coaches have found success in college – not so much Weis, of course – but none have found true pro […]

Former Patriots OC Charlie Weis Fired by Notre Dame

The Fighting Irish are on the coaching hunt again after giving Charlie Weis the boot. Hired five years ago after mentoring Tom Brady and helping the Patriots win three Super Bowls, Weis has been unable to win consistently in South Bend. Weis finishes with a 35-27 record as the ND head coach, worse than the […]

Eagles Outlast Terrapins to Wrap Up Eight Win Season

Boston College finished up an eight win regular season by beating Maryland in their regular season finale. The Eagles finished second in the Atlantic Division with a 5-3 conference record while dropping Maryland to 1-7 in league play and 2-10 overall. The Eagles await a bowl invitation, likely the Emerald Bowl, which will complete their […]

College Football Top 10: 2009 Week 12

Another pretty static week in the SoB poll with just one new team in, Oregon, at the expense of LSU. Oregon needed double overtime to beat Arizona, but the win sets up this weekend’s ‘Civil War’ with Oregon State as a de facto Pac-10 Championship Game. LSU almost completed a comeback win against Mississippi, but […]

College Football Top 10: 2009 Week 12 Expert Ballots

Do you want to see how your favorite Sports of Boston expert voted in the poll? Then look no further, we have listed the ballots here.

UMass-Lowell Into Top Three

In a largely static poll from a Hockey East perspective, the four ranked conference members each only moved one spot. Miami is still number one in the USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Division I Men’s Hockey Poll with 37 of 50 first place votes and 983 total points. They bested Denver, who had 938 points and nine […]

Northeastern to End Football Program After 74 Years

Northeastern has notified its players and coaches that football at the university is no more. The Huskies finished this season 3-8, including 2-4 at home. They won their final game on Saturday over the University of Rhode Island 33-27 and beat Hofstra at home 14-13 in what will be their final home game. University officials […]

North Carolina Leaves BC Singing Tar Heel Blues

Boston College dug itself a hole it could not find its way out of early on Saturday, amid unseasonably perfect weather for New England. The Eagles fell behind 21-0 before 10 minutes ticked off the clock and, though they made it a game for a while, they fell to the visiting Tar Heels 31-13 on […]

College Football Top 10: 2009 Week 11

This week’s edition of the SportsofBoston.com poll was the least changed poll we had all season. Stanford’s pasting of USC ousted the Trojans from a tie for the tenth spot and Boise State’s strength of schedule is catching up to them as Cincinnati moved past them into fifth. The Broncos have been the BCS darlings […]

College Football Top 10: 2009 Week 11 Expert Ballots

Do you want to see how your favorite Sports of Boston expert voted in the poll? Then look no further, we have listed the ballots here.

UMass-Lowell Inches Up in Latest Poll

The River Hawks went out of conference to and paid a visit to Huntsville, Alabama and took advantage of the Southern hospitality, sweeping their hosts to help them move up one spot to fourth in the USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Division I Men’s Hockey Poll. UMass-Lowell is the top rated Hockey East program and seems to […]

Eagles Escape Virginia With Win 14-10

Boston College traveled to Virginia for the first time in series history and won the game to improve to 4-0 all time against the Cavaliers. The Eagles improved to 4-2 in conference with the win and 7-3 overall, while scoring their first road victory of 2009. The Eagles passing game struggled for the balance of […]

College Football Top 10: 2009 Week 10

A big week of shake-ups saw two teams fall from the poll. Iowa’s nailbiting run kept them in the ranks of the undefeated for nine weeks, but the injuries and inability to put teams away caught up to them and they dropped from fourth to out. Oregon’s loss also dropped them, though more modestly, from […]

College Football Top 10: 2009 Week 10 Expert Ballots

Do you want to see how your favorite Sports of Boston expert voted in the poll? Then look no further, we have listed the ballots here.

River Hawks Crack Top 5, Terriers Tumble Ten Spots

UMass-Lowell continues to rise in the polls as they climbed three spots in this week’s USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Division I Men’s Hockey Poll from eighth to fifth. Miami, after a weekend sweep of Michigan is the near unanimous number one, losing only one first place vote to North Dakota, who is second in the poll. […]