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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An independent task force, formed after two Boston University hockey players were accused of sexual assault, has found that the players generally have a sense of sexual entitlement. In other news, another independent task force has found that grass tends to be green and water is wet.
The fact that the top sports squad at a college feels “sexually entitled” is nothing new, but… a report revealed Friday by the Boston Globe may be a different story.
After winning the 2009 NCAA Championship, BU hockey players threw a party in Agannis Arena, which included kegs in the locker room, naked skating on the ice, and SEX in the penalty box. Continue reading Report: BU Hockey 2009 NCAA Championship Party Included Penalty Box Sex »
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The NCAA announced Monday morning the sanctions that will come as a direct result of Penn State’s actions over the past (at least) 14 years. After covering up the actions of Jerry Sandusky – assistant football coach and convicted pedophile – for over a decade, Penn State will now face the harsh consequences.
$60 million fine
The NCAA will collect a record $60 million fine from the school. While this is an unprecedented amount, the school does typically make that much in football revenue per year, and they will still be allowed to collect revenues from television deals and ticket sales. They will pay the $60 million in five installments. Continue reading NCAA Announces Penn State Punishment for Jerry Sandusky Cover-Up »
Tags: Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, NCAA, Penn State, Sanctions
Bill James is the father of modern statistical analysis in baseball. He’s a pioneer in the field and deserves a lot of credit for the team’s successful pickups in the early part of the new Red Sox regime. He clearly knows his baseball…so much that the Red Sox signed him as a senior adviser in 2002.
But, he has no idea what he’s talking about with Joe Paterno and the Penn State scandal.
James vehemently defended Paterno during an interview with ESPN Radio’s Doug Gottlieb over the weekend, and has taken heat for it ever since. Continue reading Red Sox Tell Bill James to Stop Joe Paterno Talk »
Tags: Ben Cherington, Bill James, Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, John Henry, Red Sox
Nick Perry, DE, USC
- Height: 6’2
- Weight: 271
- 40: 4.64
- 2011 Stats: 54 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 13 tackles for loss
Though only a full-time starter his final year, Nick Perry was a solid contributor to USC in all of the three years he played. As a freshman and sophomore he was used as a pass rush specialist and managed 12 sacks. His junior year he started all 13 games and recorded 9.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss.
Perry is an extremely gifted athlete, with elite athleticism for his size. At the combine he measured in at 271 lbs, ran a 4.64 official 40 (with a 4.5 unofficial time), recorded a 38.5 inch vertical reach and 35 bench reps of 225. Continue reading Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Nick Perry, USC »
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Harrison Smith, Safety, Notre Dame
- Height: 6’2
- Weight: 213
- 40: 4.57
- 2011 Stats: 90 tackles, 3 TFL, 10 Pass Deflects
The 3-year Fighting Irish starter Smith has been on an up and down ride on his way to the NFL. After and impressive senior year in which he recorded 91 tackles and seven interceptions, Smith decided to come back for a 5th year during which he failed to record a single interception.
However an impressive combine during which Smith ran an impressive 4.57 40 and the fastest 3-cone of any safety (6.63 seconds) has boosted Smith’s draft stock. Continue reading Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Harrison Smith, Notre Dame »
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It was another disappointing year for the boys of BC, as they failed to qualify for the NCAA Tournament and the NIT. The Eagles were at the bottom of the ACC with a horrible overall record of 9-22.
Our beloved BC hasn’t qualified for the big dance since the 2009 season, when they were a seventh seed and lost to the tenth seeded Trojans of USC. It seems that the BC won’t make the tournament anytime soon…or does it? Continue reading Another March Sadness for Boston College »
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