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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 […]

2013 Patriots Position Preview: Defensive Line

For the past five years, the New England Patriots have relied on their offensive firepower to be one of the best teams in the NFL. This year, however, Tom Brady will be without some of his favorite targets, and it’s likely that the defense will have to carry a much greater load. Only two seasons […]

Kelly Olynyk Impresses Celtics at Orlando Summer League

The Orlando Summer League came to a close on Friday, with the Oklahoma City Thunder winning the first-place game on “championship day.” The Celtics finished in seventh place with a 3-2 record after defeating the host Magic, 102-83. The best takeaway from Summer League was the play of first-round draft pick Kelly Olynyk, who finished second […]

A Look at the Celtics Summer League Roster As Play Began Today

The Celtics dropped their first game of the Orlando summer league game today to the Magic, 95-88. The Celtics recent first round pick, Kelly Olynyk, led all scorers in the game with 25 points on a stellar, 9-for-12 shooting performance. The Celtics will play at least three more games this week in Orlando. The Celtics’ […]

Celtics Introduce New Head Coach Brad Stevens

On Friday morning, at the team’s practice facility in Waltham, the Boston Celtics formally introduced new head coach Brad Stevens, who will take over for Doc Rivers after six years at the helm of Butler University’s successful program. Stevens, at 36 the youngest coach in the NBA, has signed a six-year, $22 million contract with the Celtics. […]

Recapping the Draft: Meet the Celtics Rookies

The Celtics made headlines this week as general manager Danny Ainge finally decided to blow the roster up, sending head coach Doc Rivers to the L. A. Clippers and reportedly finalizing a blockbuster deal with the Brooklyn Nets. Meanwhile, Thursday night’s draft has taken a backseat as far as the Celtics are concerned. With the rebuilding process well underway, it’s […]