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Patriots’ Manziel Report Leaked, Belichick Has Hilarious Response

One of the biggest stories of the NFL Draft’s first round on Thursday was Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, considered by many to be the best QB prospect in his class, falling to number 22, where he was finally taken by the Cleveland Browns. Some of the reasons why Manziel fell that far may have been […]

Patriots 2014 Draft First Round Preview: Positions of Need

It’s been three long months since Super Bowl XLVIII, but the 2014 NFL Draft is finally upon us, and will be held Thursday through Saturday at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The Patriots, coming off a 12-4 season and a defeat in the AFC Championship Game, will have eight picks in the Draft: two […]

Celtics Offseason Roster Outlook

The Celtics’ 2013-14 season unsurprisingly came to an end after 82 regular season games, as Boston missed the playoffs for the first time since the pre-Big Three era in 2006-07, bringing a close to a period that saw the C’s win their record 18th NBA title and an additional Eastern Conference Championship. General manager Danny […]

Celtics, Others React to Donald Sterling’s Racist Comments

One of the most exciting NBA Playoff first rounds in recent memory has been partly overshadowed by a recording of Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist comments in a conversation with apparent girlfriend V. Stiviano. The reactions from around the league, from players to media to other owners, have made the national news over the […]

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 […]