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Welcome Back, Donkey: Nate Robinson Returns to Boston

There was little doubt, after the Celtics sent Jeff Green to Memphis in a three-team trade on Monday, that Danny Ainge was far from done making deals. What we did not see coming was the trade he pulled off on Tuesday night, shipping little-used point guard Jameer Nelson to Denver in exchange for one-time Celtic […]

Celtics Officially Send Green to Memphis in Three-Team Trade

On Monday, Danny Ainge officially took the next step in his rebuilding plan for the Celtics, completing a three-team deal with the Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans. In the trade, Boston’s leading scorer, Jeff Green, went to Memphis, with the C’s receiving veteran small forward Tayshaun Prince and a future first-round pick from the Grizzlies […]

Celtics Trade Brandan Wright to Phoenix for a First-Round Draft Pick

In what will apparently be the prelude to the trade of Jeff Green to Memphis, the Celtics on Friday shipped power forward Brandan Wright to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for a future conditional first-round draft pick and a trade exception. The pick originally belonged to the Timberwolves, and will probably end up becoming two […]

College Basketball December Roundup: Gearing Up for Conference Play

Harvard Record: 8–3 (2nd in Ivy League) The Crimson got off to a good start in December, extending its win streak to six games with double-digit wins over Northeastern, Vermont and Boston University. The wheels came off, however, when Harvard visited #6 Virginia on December 21, a 76–27 dismantling that could not have been much uglier. […]

Missed Extra Point Brings Boston College Season to a Fitting Close

Boston College, 30; Penn State, 31 (OT) The Pinstripe Bowl matchup between Boston College and Penn State at Yankee Stadium could not have been much closer. It started as a defensive battle, with just two big plays preventing a scoreless first half. The offenses came alive in the second half, but neither team could pull away. […]

Boston College to Take On Penn State in Pinstripe Bowl

The Boston College Eagles won’t have to travel far for their postseason game this year, as they have been drawn into the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. The Eagles will take on Penn State on December 27 in the first postseason meeting ever between the two teams. BC will be looking for its first bowl […]

College Basketball November Roundup: Strong Starts for Five Mass. Teams

Northeastern Record: 5-1 (2nd in Colonial Athletic Association) After posting an 11-21 record in a disappointing 2013-14 season, Northeastern has won five of its first six games this year, starting with a 71-65 defeat of Boston University at TD Garden. The Huskies posted double-digit wins over Navy and Manhattan at the Hall of Fame Tip […]

College Football Week 14 Roundup: BC, UMass on Opposite Ends of Blowouts

Syracuse, 7; Boston College, 28 For the second straight season, Boston College will appear in the postseason with a 7-5 record. It was something of a rocky year after losing quarterback Chase Rettig and star running back Andre Williams, with new starter Tyler Murphy bringing an entirely different style to that of his predecessor. The […]

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 […]