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Celtics Go 1-1 in Draft Order Tiebreakers

On Friday morning the NBA conducted tiebreakers to determine the order or lottery odds for the upcoming Draft in four cases in which teams had identical regular season records, two of which involved the Celtics. Boston lost its random drawing for lottery odds, but won one affecting its other first-round pick. Having both finished at […]

UMass Guard Derrick Gordon Is First Openly Gay Player in D-I

University of Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon has come out as gay, becoming the first player in Division I men’s basketball ever to do so. Gordon made the public announcement in a conversation with ESPN’s Kate Fagan, where he said that he told his teammates on April 2, a few days after coming out to his […]

Boston College Hires Jim Christian to Coach Basketball Team

Jim Christian, formerly of Ohio University, has been hired as the new head coach of Boston College’s men’s basketball program, replacing Steve Donahue, who was fired after four seasons at the helm, during which he accrued a 54-76 record and failed to reach the NCAA Tournament once. The 49-year-old Christian was not among the names […]

College Basketball Postseason Roundup: Harvard Adds Another Win to Record

March Madness rolls on, but the 2013-14 college basketball season is over for the seven Massachusetts Division I teams. Harvard and UMass both took part in the NCAA Tournament, but with very different results, as the Crimson advanced to the Round of 32 while the Minutemen could never get their offense going and were one-and-done. […]

Celtics Sign Chris Babb to Multi-Year Deal

The Celtics announced on Friday the extension of shooting guard Chris Babb to a multi-year deal, the terms of which were not disclosed as per team policy, after the end of his second 10-day contract. Babb, an undrafted rookie out of Iowa State, has been with the team since February 28. Babb, known as a […]

BC Fires Basketball Coach Steve Donahue After Four Seasons

Boston College Director of Athletics Brad Bates announced on Tuesday that head coach Steve Donahue will not return for the final year of his contract as the Eagles’ head coach. BC was 54-76 in four years under Donahue and failed to make the NCAA Tournament once after doing so seven times between 2001 and 2009. […]

Harvard, UMass Headed to the Big Dance

For the first time since 2007, two Massachusetts teams will play in the NCAA Tournament starting this week, as Harvard and UMass both had their names called on Selection Sunday. Harvard was an automatic qualifier after winning the Ivy League title, while the Minutemen, seemingly a lock earlier in the season, received an at-large bid […]

Patriots Re-sign TE Michael Hoomanawanui

The Patriots were very quiet during the first few hours of free agency, making headlines more for losing cornerback Aqib Talib to Denver than for any moves they made themselves. On Wednesday they made their first official transaction, re-signing free agent tight end Michael Hoomanawanui. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but an […]

College Basketball February Roundup: 4 Mass. Teams in Good Position for Stretch Run

Harvard Record: 23-4, 10-1 (1st in Ivy League) Harvard went 7-1 in February to secure its place atop the Ivy League standings, demolishing Penn and Cornell twice each and losing only to Yale on February 8. The Crimson’s seven wins came by a whopping 17.3 points on average, as it took full advantage of the […]

Gerald Wallace Out Indefinitely with Torn Meniscus

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens told reporters on Friday that an MRI on small forward Gerald Wallace‘s knee revealed a torn meniscus, knocking him out indefinitely. Wallace had missed just one game all season, averaging 5.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals while shooting 50.4% from the field. The 6’7″ Wallace is in his […]

BC Ends Top-Ranked Syracuse’s Undefeated Season with Huge Upset

Boston College handed #1 Syracuse its first defeat of the 2013-14 season, a 62-59 overtime stunner at the Carrier Dome on Wednesday. The win ended a five-game losing streak for a BC team that has only won two games in Atlantic Coast Conference play this season, both against Virginia Tech. It was an emotional victory […]

Celtics Sign Chris Johnson to Multi-Year Deal

Prior to their 99-89 home win over Sacramento on Friday, the Celtics officially signed 23-year-old swingman Chris Johnson to a multi-year deal, the terms of which were not disclosed per team policy. The 6’6″ Johnson had been with Boston on two ten-day contracts, which is the most a team can sign a player for before […]

College Basketball January Roundup: UMass Holds in Top 25

#21 Massachusetts Record: 17-3, 4-2 (4th in Atlantic 10 Conference) UMass climbed as high as number 13 in the AP rankings in January, before dropping two of its last three games of the month and plunging down to number 21, still two spots higher than it was at the end of December. The Minutemen reeled […]

Olynyk, Sullinger Selected to Rising Stars Challenge

The participants in the NBA All-Star Weekend’s Rising Stars Challenge were announced on Wednesday, and big men Kelly Olynyk and Jared Sullinger will represent the Celtics at the game, which will take place on February 14 at the Pelicans’ New Orleans Arena. The 2014 edition will be the third since the game’s format was changed. […]

Celtics Acquire Joel Anthony, Picks in Three-Team Trade

On Wednesday, the Celtics completed their second trade in less than ten days, sending shooting guards MarShon Brooks and Jordan Crawford to Golden State. While the Warriors traded point guard Toney Douglas to the Heat, Boston received former Miami center Joel Anthony, a conditional first-round draft pick, a 2016 second-rounder and cash considerations. The move […]