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College Football Week 13 Roundup: BC Gives FSU a Scare

Boston College, 17; #3 Florida State, 20 Ten weeks after upsetting ninth-ranked USC, Boston College came close to pulling off an even bigger shocker over #3 Florida State (11-0) at Doak Campbell Stadium. Of course, the Seminoles have made a habit of winning close games, and Saturday was no exception, as they prevailed again thanks […]

College Football Week 12 Roundup: UMass Survives Frohnapfel Injury

Ball State, 10; Massachusetts, 24 UMass put together a well-rounded effort in a home win over Ball State that shouldn’t have been as close as it was. The Minutemen were solid on both sides of the ball but couldn’t put the game away until the final quarter. They didn’t have any trouble moving the ball […]

College Football Week 11 Roundup: Murphy Implodes in Loss to Louisville

Louisville, 38; Boston College, 19 All season long, Boston College’s Tyler Murphy has been the best running quarterback in college football and one of the worst passers. On Saturday, his throwing inability was on full display in a home loss to Louisville (7-3) that dropped the Eagles to 2-4 at Alumni Stadium this season. Murphy […]

Smart Out 2-3 Weeks: Exploring the Celtics’ Options

The air was sucked out of TD Garden early in the fourth quarter of Friday night’s win over the Pacers, when rookie sensation Marcus Smart went to the floor in obvious pain after stepping on Lavoy Allen‘s foot. On Saturday morning, tests confirmed a sprained left ankle and bone bruise for Smart, who is expected […]

College Football Week 10 Roundup: BC Beats VT, Murphy Breaks Record

Boston College, 33; Virginia Tech, 31 Saturday was a big day for Boston College, as the Eagles improved to 4-0 on the road this season with a two-point win over Virginia Tech (4-5) at Lane Stadium. With the victory, BC became bowl-eligible for the second straight season. Meanwhile, quarterback Tyler Murphy broke the team record for single-season […]

College Football Week 9 Roundup: BC Holds off Wake, UMass Comes up Short

Boston College, 23; Wake Forest, 17 Boston College improved to 3-0 on the road this season with a six-point win over Wake Forest (2-6) at BB&T Field. The Eagles looked like they were going to cruise early, but ended up having to stave off the Demon Deacons’ comeback bid. Alex Howell got BC on the […]

College Football Week 8 Roundup: BC Falls Short, UMass Wins Second Straight

#24 Clemson, 17; Boston College, 13 Boston College came close to beating a top 25 team for the second time this season, but ultimately couldn’t knock off 24th-ranked Clemson (5-2) in what ended up being a defensive battle at Alumni Stadium. Punts and tackles for loss abounded in a game that came down to the wire. The two […]

Danny Ainge Strikes Again with Will Bynum Trade

The Celtics may not win many games in 2014—15, but when it comes to getting rid of dead money, nobody in the NBA does it better than Boston general manager Danny Ainge. On Friday, the Celtics shipped little-used veteran center Joel Anthony and his $3.8 million salary to Detroit in exchange for point guard Will […]

College Football Week 7 Roundup: BC, UMass Notch Big Road Wins

Boston College, 30; North Carolina State, 14 Boston College got its first Atlantic Coast Conference win of the 2014 season over N.C. State (4-3) at Carter-Finley Stadium. The game looked set to become a shootout early on, but the Eagles settled down to overcome the Wolfpack and a nearly hour-long weather delay on the way […]

College Football Week 6 Roundup: UMass 0-6 After Second-Half Collapse

Massachusetts, 41; Miami (OH), 42 Saturday was not the first time UMass has lost a lead this season, but the Minutemen’s collapse in a road loss to Miami (OH) (1-5) at Yager Stadium in a battle of winless Mid-American Conference teams was a debacle for the ages, featuring plenty of turnovers and a complete lack […]

Celtics Officially Sign Turner, Finalize Training Camp Roster

Monday was media day for the Boston Celtics, and in addition to getting to see the players in uniform for the first time in 2014—15, including the injured Rajon Rondo, the Celtics made some roster moves. The biggest one was the signing of free agent small forward Evan Turner, which was reported months ago but […]

College Football Week 5 Roundup: BC, UMass Cough Up Leads at Home

Colorado State, 24; Boston College, 21 Boston College head coach Steve Addazio spoke this week about his team’s inconsistent performance in the season’s first four games, and that was on full display during a home loss to Colorado State (3-1) in the two teams’ second-ever meeting. A strong defensive start gave the Eagles a chance […]

Rondo Breaks Hand, Will Miss First 2-4 Weeks of Season

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo fractured a metacarpal bone in his left hand after falling at his home on Thursday night. He underwent surgery at New England Baptist Hospital on Friday and is expected to be out six to eight weeks. Boston opens its regular season on October 29 against Brooklyn, so Rondo could miss anywhere between […]

Celtics Get Something for Nothing with Bogans Trade

Danny Ainge proved once again on Thursday that he is the master of the salary-dumping trade by sending shooting guard Keith Bogans and two future conditional second-round picks to Cleveland. In exchange, the Celtics received point guard John Lucas III and power forwards Erik Murphy, Dwight Powell and Malcolm Thomas along with two second rounders. Bogans, an 11-year […]

College Football Week 4 Roundup: BC Rolls, UMass Gets Steamrolled

Maine, 10; Boston College, 40 Boston College had little trouble pulling away from FCS rival Maine (1-2) at Alumni Stadium, winning its fifth straight head-to-head meeting with the Black Bears. For the second straight week, the Eagles’ defense put the clamps on the opposition, completely negating the Bears’ running game. BC got off to a […]