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Harvard Claims Bay State ‘Title’ Over UMass

There wasn’t an actual title on the line this past week as UMass finished its in-state schedule, but Harvard took care of business on its home court to stop the Minutemen from crowning themselves the kings of college basketball in Massachusetts. After victories over Boston College and Northeastern, UMass looked to finish off the Crimson […]

College Basketball November Roundup: Strong Starts for Five Mass. Teams

Northeastern Record: 5-1 (2nd in Colonial Athletic Association) After posting an 11-21 record in a disappointing 2013-14 season, Northeastern has won five of its first six games this year, starting with a 71-65 defeat of Boston University at TD Garden. The Huskies posted double-digit wins over Navy and Manhattan at the Hall of Fame Tip […]

College Football Week 14 Roundup: BC, UMass on Opposite Ends of Blowouts

Syracuse, 7; Boston College, 28 For the second straight season, Boston College will appear in the postseason with a 7-5 record. It was something of a rocky year after losing quarterback Chase Rettig and star running back Andre Williams, with new starter Tyler Murphy bringing an entirely different style to that of his predecessor. The […]

Minutemen Bounce Back with Win over Florida State

They did not keep the winning streak as long as they would have liked, but the UMass Minutemen are 4-1 after the first two weeks of the season and have already faced some adversity along the way. Being able to rebound after a loss is a big factor in having a successful season and UMass has […]

College Football Week 13 Roundup: BC Gives FSU a Scare

Boston College, 17; #3 Florida State, 20 Ten weeks after upsetting ninth-ranked USC, Boston College came close to pulling off an even bigger shocker over #3 Florida State (11-0) at Doak Campbell Stadium. Of course, the Seminoles have made a habit of winning close games, and Saturday was no exception, as they prevailed again thanks […]

Two Games, Two Wins, Minutemen off and Running

The first week of the NCAA basketball season is in the books and the UMass Minutemen took care of business through their first two games against Siena and Boston College. Here’s a couple of takeaways after week one. Maxie Esho is the Go-To Guy Senior forward Maxie Esho had been the energy guy off the […]

College Football Week 12 Roundup: UMass Survives Frohnapfel Injury

Ball State, 10; Massachusetts, 24 UMass put together a well-rounded effort in a home win over Ball State that shouldn’t have been as close as it was. The Minutemen were solid on both sides of the ball but couldn’t put the game away until the final quarter. They didn’t have any trouble moving the ball […]

College Football Week 9 Roundup: BC Holds off Wake, UMass Comes up Short

Boston College, 23; Wake Forest, 17 Boston College improved to 3-0 on the road this season with a six-point win over Wake Forest (2-6) at BB&T Field. The Eagles looked like they were going to cruise early, but ended up having to stave off the Demon Deacons’ comeback bid. Alex Howell got BC on the […]

College Football Week 8 Roundup: BC Falls Short, UMass Wins Second Straight

#24 Clemson, 17; Boston College, 13 Boston College came close to beating a top 25 team for the second time this season, but ultimately couldn’t knock off 24th-ranked Clemson (5-2) in what ended up being a defensive battle at Alumni Stadium. Punts and tackles for loss abounded in a game that came down to the wire. The two […]

College Football Week 7 Roundup: BC, UMass Notch Big Road Wins

Boston College, 30; North Carolina State, 14 Boston College got its first Atlantic Coast Conference win of the 2014 season over N.C. State (4-3) at Carter-Finley Stadium. The game looked set to become a shootout early on, but the Eagles settled down to overcome the Wolfpack and a nearly hour-long weather delay on the way […]

College Football Week 6 Roundup: UMass 0-6 After Second-Half Collapse

Massachusetts, 41; Miami (OH), 42 Saturday was not the first time UMass has lost a lead this season, but the Minutemen’s collapse in a road loss to Miami (OH) (1-5) at Yager Stadium in a battle of winless Mid-American Conference teams was a debacle for the ages, featuring plenty of turnovers and a complete lack […]

College Football Week 5 Roundup: BC, UMass Cough Up Leads at Home

Colorado State, 24; Boston College, 21 Boston College head coach Steve Addazio spoke this week about his team’s inconsistent performance in the season’s first four games, and that was on full display during a home loss to Colorado State (3-1) in the two teams’ second-ever meeting. A strong defensive start gave the Eagles a chance […]

College Football Week 4 Roundup: BC Rolls, UMass Gets Steamrolled

Maine, 10; Boston College, 40 Boston College had little trouble pulling away from FCS rival Maine (1-2) at Alumni Stadium, winning its fifth straight head-to-head meeting with the Black Bears. For the second straight week, the Eagles’ defense put the clamps on the opposition, completely negating the Bears’ running game. BC got off to a […]

College Football Week 3 Roundup: BC Upsets USC, UMass Loses Heartbreaker

#9 USC, 31; Boston College, 37 Boston College rebounded from a week 2 home loss to Pittsburgh with an upset of ninth-ranked USC (2-1), the Eagles’ first win over a top 10 team since 2004. BC came back from a double-digit deficit to knock off the Trojans, who fell to 17th in the AP rankings. […]

College Football Week 2 Roundup: BC, UMass Come up Short at Home

Pittsburgh, 30; Boston College, 20 Boston College fell to 1-1 on the season after dropping its home opener to Pittsburgh (2-0) on Friday night. The game was also the Eagles’ first Atlantic Coast Conference matchup of the season, and Pitt outplayed BC more thoroughly than the final 10-point deficit indicated. The Panthers outgained the Eagles 414-276 […]