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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 […]

Rajon Rondo Aiming for Friday Return to Action

On Monday night, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo sent out the following message via Twitter: 29,233,380 secs — Rajon Rondo (@RajonRondo) January 14, 2014 Of course it didn’t take long for someone to decipher that number: it amounts to approximately 338 days, the time that will have elapsed on Friday since last February 13, the […]

MarShon Brooks Returns to Celtics After Successful D-League Stint

The Celtics called up shooting guard MarShon Brooks on Thursday following a weeklong stint with the Maine Red Claws in the NBA Development League. Brooks was assigned to Maine after appearing in just nine games through December, and now returns to a revamped backcourt rotation after the trade that sent Courtney Lee to Memphis in […]

Trade Complete: Celtics Acquire Jerryd Bayless in Three-Team Deal

Confirming earlier reports, the Celtics finalized a three-team trade on Tuesday with the Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder by which they acquired point guard Jerryd Bayless from the Grizzlies in exchange for shooting guard Courtney Lee and a 2016 second-round draft pick. Boston also received small forward Ryan Gomes from the Thunder, but he […]

College Basketball December Roundup: UMass, Harvard in First Place

#23 Massachusetts Record: 11-1 (1st in Atlantic 10 Conference) UMass climbed one spot in the AP rankings over the month of December despite sustaining its first loss of the season, a narrow five-point defeat at Florida State on the 21st. The Minutemen bounced back from that setback with a 69-67 overtime victory over Providence to […]

BC Gets Blown Out in AdvoCare V100 Bowl

Arizona, 42; Boston College, 19 Boston College’s eagerly anticipated return to postseason football following a two-year absence turned out to be something of a bust, as the Eagles were soundly defeated by the Arizona Wildcats in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Lousiana. Arizona outgained BC 529 to 351 in total yards […]

UMass Fires Charley Molnar After Two Seasons

The University of Massachusetts Amherst fired head coach Charley Molnar last Thursday following the program’s second straight 1-11 season. The 2013 season was also the Minutemen’s second at the Football Bowl Subdivision level, after their move from the FCS. In a statement, director of athletics John McCutcheon said that “it has become clear … that […]

Rajon Rondo Returns to Full Practice for Celtics

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was cleared by doctors to return to full practice over the weekend, nearly 11 months after a torn ACL knocked him out of the 2012-13 season. While this is clearly terrific news for Boston, team president Danny Ainge was cautious when asked about a timetable for Rondo’s return to game […]

Heisman Finalist Williams, Boston College to Face Arizona in AdvoCare V100 Bowl

Following two awful seasons, the Boston College Eagles will make their return to postseason football on New Year’s Eve, when they take on the Arizona Wildcats in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Eagles won just six games in 2011 and ’12 combined, leading to the firing of head coach […]

College Football Week 14 Roundup: BC, UMass Lose Season Finales

Boston College, 31; Syracuse, 34 Boston College finished the regular season with a 7-5 record after a loss to Syracuse (6-6) at the Carrier Dome that ended the Eagles’ four-game winning streak. Like the previous week’s win at Maryland, this one came down to the very last play, but this time BC found itself on […]