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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 […]

Jared Sullinger Arrested, Charged, Released on Bail After Domestic Dispute

Celtics power forward Jared Sullinger was charged with assault and battery, intimidation of a witness and destruction of personal property on Tuesday, following an argument with longtime girlfriend Deann Smith in their Waltham townhouse last weekend. Sullinger’s lawyer, Charles Rankin, said that his client traveled to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, after the incident for a […]

Peter King Picks Patriots to Win Super Bowl

Sports Illustrated’s NFL preview issue is on newsstands, and senior writer Peter King has made his annual predictions, which include a fourth Super Bowl win for the New England Patriots. King also thinks Tom Brady will win his third MVP award in 2013, ultimately leading the Patriots to a 30-23 win over the Seattle Seahawks in […]

Celtics Acquire Donté Greene from Grizzlies, Trade Fab Melo

The Celtics have acquired power forward Donté Greene from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for center Fab Melo and cash considerations. Greene was a late first-round pick by the Grizzlies in the 2008 Draft, coming out of Syracuse. He was traded twice that summer, ending up in Sacramento, where he spent four seasons. His sophomore season […]

State of the Celtics Roster: Frontcourt

The Celtics roster currently sits full with the NBA limit 15 players under contract. Barring any surprise major moves, the team the Celtics would field on a basketball court today, is likely the one they’ll strut out on opening night. In part one of the Celtics roster breakdown, we looked at the Celtics backcourt. In […]

State of the Celtics Roster: Backcourt

The schedule for the upcoming NBA season has been released, most of the top free agents are off the market, and the Celtics haven’t done much at all since the blockbuster trade that sent Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to Brooklyn. The lack of activity further suggests that Danny Ainge is looking to […]