Spring training is off and rolling and the Boston Red Sox showed some pretty good signs against Northeastern and Boston College on Thursday afternoon. It may have been against college teams, but there was no real sign of any wildness for any of the relievers that were thrown onto the mound in the wins.
Against Northeastern, Joel Hanrahan and company combined for a four-hit shutout in the 3-0 win. Hanrahan struck out a couple batters in the first inning after allowing a single and hitting a batter. Daniel Bard came on in the second inning and threw 18 pitches. He struck out the side after allowing a leadoff single. Clayton Mortenson, Alex Wilson, Andrew Miller, Pedro Beato and Anthony Carter combined to allow only two more hits against the Huskies. Continue reading Boston Red Sox Pitchers Combine to Allow One Run Against Northeastern, Boston College »
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February 13, 2013 at 5:46am in
The Boston College Eagles men’s basketball team are in the midst of another mediocre season and will likely not be heading to the NCAA tournament. At 10-13, it would be easy to give up on the season.
But the 13th loss was actually pretty motivating. Did you miss the game while cleaning up from the blizzard?
On Sunday, the Eagles nearly defeated No. 4 Duke in Chestnut Hill, losing 62-61. Continue reading After Close Loss to Duke, BC Men’s Basketball Has to Move on »
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Boston College and Boston University both played host for their games on Sunday afternoon, and when both games knotted up at 52 at the end of regulation, it would take overtime to give themselves winning records at home.
BC, led once again by sophomore Ryan Anderson’s 23 points and career-high 19 rebounds, took on the University of New Hampshire. The Wildcats took advantage of a poor shooting night by the Eagles, opening up a 13-point lead early in the second half. The Eagles only managed 23 points in the first half, thanks to the team going 0-for-9 behind the arc. A couple late runs, including a 12-0 push while holding the Wildcats scoreless for nearly seven minutes. Continue reading BC and BU Both Need Overtime to Secure Wins »
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The Harvard Crimson finally pushed their record above .500 Tuesday night, riding performances from freshman Siyani Chambers and sophomore Wesley Saunders, who scored 21 and 16 points respectively.
Their win came with just 4 seconds remaining in the game against Boston University, when Chambers knocked down a huge jumper. Harvard had been trailing since halftime and for almost all of the second half but a late rally to give them a lead started to rattle the Terriers. Junior forward Dom Morris layed one in to take the lead back for BU, 63-62, with just over a minute remaining, part of a double-double performance. Continue reading Harvard Rallies Late to Beat Boston University, 65-64 »
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The Boston College Eagles played host to the Harvard Crimson on Wednesday night, but could not stop their opponents from across the Charles River as Harvard went on to win 79-63 inside the Conte Forum.
The game see-sawed in the first half for the first twelve minutes or so, with BC making its first six shots, taking over eight minutes to finally clank one off the iron. Harvard followed suit, getting help from beyond the arc, scoring key transition three-pointers to keep BC off-balance. One shining star for BC was the play of sophomore Ryan Anderson, who made 11 of the Eagles’ first 13 points. His size was noticeable right off the bat, giving the young Harvard defense fits. Continue reading No Experience Needed as Harvard Beats BC 79-63 »
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In a fast-paced game that featured four ties in the first three minutes, the Vermont Catamounts held off the Harvard Crimson in an 85-78 shootout.
Tommy Amaker’s squad struggled at the free throw line all night, and the lack of discipline seemed rolled over into their defensive strategies as well. To their credit, the Crimson hung around the entire game, getting the lead down to just one possession multiple times in the second half, but it was just 10 minutes into the game when they came unglued. Continue reading Vermont Proves Too Much to Handle For Crimson »
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More so than any other sport, college basketball is a sport of perennial powerhouses. Establishing an institution to be synonymous with a sport itself takes years, and only a select few have been able to earn the right within the basketball community including Duke, Indiana, UConn, North Carolina and Kansas. In arguably the greatest sports city on the planet, why do Boston-area college basketball teams seem to fall by the wayside? Is there something standing in their way or could it be something the team is lacking?
The 2012-13 season in underway, and Boston schools are experiencing mixed results. Boston College, Boston University, Harvard and Northeastern are a combined 8-14 so far, and they each have their fair share of hurdles to jump before season’s end. Continue reading Boston vs. Goliath – The Current State of College Basketball in Boston »
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