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College Basketball November Roundup: UMass Cracks Top 25

#24 Massachusetts Record: 6-0 (2nd in Atlantic 10 Conference) The UMass Minutemen earned their first top 25 ranking in the AP poll since 1998, the last year they played in the NCAA Tournament, thanks to a hot start in which they won their first six games by an average of 10 points. The run was highlighted […]

College Football Week 13 Roundup: BC Wins Fourth Straight, UMass Shut Out

Boston College, 29; Maryland, 26 Boston College continued its second-half surge, improving to 7-4 with its second road win of the season, over Maryland (6-5) at Byrd Stadium. Although BC outgained Maryland by nearly 100 yards, the game was close throughout and came down to the very last play. The win was the Eagles’ fourth straight, […]

Knicks, Rockets Reportedly Interested in Rajon Rondo

The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets are both considering trade offers to acquire Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, according to reports that have surfaced over the weekend. Frank Isola of the Daily News mentioned the Knicks’ interest in an article published Sunday, saying that Rondo is their primary target as they look to trade […]

College Football Week 12 Roundup: Big Day for BC, UMass Drops a Close One

North Carolina State, 21; Boston College, 38 Boston College became bowl-eligible by improving to 6-4 with a comfortable home win over N.C. State (3-7) at Alumni Stadium in which it never trailed. As has often been the case this season, the Eagles got the job done with their run game, gaining 420 rushing yards while […]

College Football Week 11 Roundup: BC Pulls Away Late, Moves Above .500

Boston College, 48; New Mexico State, 34 Boston College improved to 5-4 on the season with a shootout win, its first road victory of the year, over New Mexico State (1-9) at Aggie Memorial Stadium in a game that was probably closer than it should have been given the rival’s record. In the end, the Eagles […]

College Football Week 10 Roundup: Big Win for BC, UMass Obliterated

Virginia Tech, 27; Boston College, 34 Boston College bounced back from a disappointing loss at North Carolina with a wild win over Virginia Tech (6-3), another Atlantic Coast Conference rival, at Alumni Stadium. The BC offense was dominated in the yards gained category, 446 to 289, but successfully capitalized on the four second-half turnovers forced by […]

David Ortiz Earned His World Series MVP

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2013 World Series after posting a spectacular batting line over the six games. Ortiz finished the Series with a .688 average and a ridiculous .760 on-base percentage, slugging 1.188 for an OPS of 1.948. He hit two home runs and had six […]

College Football Week 9 Roundup: Disappointing Losses for BC, UMass

Boston College, 10; North Carolina, 34 Boston College missed a good chance to go above .500 with a poor showing against North Carolina (2-5) at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The Tar Heels hadn’t won since September 7 against Middle Tennessee, and the win was their first in Atlantic Coast Conference play. On Saturday, they outgained the […]

College Football Week 8 Roundup: UMass Gets Blown Out

Massachusetts, 3; Buffalo, 32 UMass never really stood a chance against MAC East-leading Buffalo (5-2), getting manhandled on its trip to upstate New York and dropping to 1-6 on the season. The offense, as has typically been the case this year, was particularly listless in the loss. The Massachusetts defense managed to hold off the Bulls’ […]

College Football Week 7 Roundup: BC Fights, UMass Finally Wins

Boston College, 14; #3 Clemson, 24 For the second time in three weeks, Boston College put up a fight against a top 10 team, taking a lead into the fourth quarter before falling to third-ranked Clemson (6-0) at Memorial Stadium. The defense was a particularly bright spot for the Eagles, who fell to 3-3 on the […]

College Football Week 6 Roundup: BC Puts up Points, UMass Puts up a Fight

Army, 27; Boston College, 48 In a game that almost didn’t take place due to the government shutdown, Boston College improved to 3-2 with an offensive explosion against Army (2-4) at Alumni Stadium. The Eagles’ three wins this season are already more than they had in all of 2012. The game was close throughout the first half, […]

Patriots Sign Austin Collie, Release Zach Sudfeld

The Patriots on Thursday afternoon announced the signing of wide receiver Austin Collie, a move that had been reported by ESPN Boston’s Field Yates earlier when Collie was spotted at the team’s morning practice. The roster move came in conjunction with two others: the expected placement of defensive tackle Vince Wilfork on injured reserve after […]

College Football Week 5 Roundup: Eagles Fall Short in Major Upset Bid

#8 Florida State, 48; Boston College, 34 #8 Florida State improved to 4-0 with a win at Alumni Stadium that turned out to be much more hard-fought than the Atlantic Coast Conference-leading Seminoles had bargained for. The fourth highest-scoring offense in the nation successfully overcame some first-quarter jitters, but the 34 points allowed were more than twice […]

College Football Week 4 Roundup: Minutemen Extend Run of Futility

Vanderbilt, 24; Massachusetts, 7 Vanderbilt (2-2) handed UMass its fourth consecutive loss to start the 2013 season (and sixth straight dating back to last year) on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. On this occasion, the Minutemen managed to keep the game close until the final quarter, after a first half which was marred by sloppy offensive […]

College Football Week 3 Roundup: BC, UMass Falter on the Road

Boston College, 7; USC, 35 USC (2-1) bounced back from an ugly week 2 loss to Washington State to hand Boston College (2-1) its first defeat of the 2013 season at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday. The Trojans dominated the Eagles in all phases of the game, racking up 521 yards of offense and […]