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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 […]

College Football Week 1 Roundup: BC Pulls Away from UMass on Opening Day

Boston College, 30; Massachusetts, 7 Boston College and UMass kicked off the 2014 season with the “Battle for the Bay State” at the Patriots’ Gillette Stadium, where the Minutemen will play three of their home games this year. It was certainly reasonable to expect a lopsided affair, after BC returned to postseason play in 2013 […]

Four BC Eagles, One UMass Minuteman Selected in NFL Draft

Boston College football had its best season in three years in 2013, finishing with a winning record and seeing postseason action for the first time since 2011, and winning more games (seven) than in 2011 and ’12 combined (six). However, no Eagle had his name called in either of the first two days of the […]

UMass Guard Derrick Gordon Is First Openly Gay Player in D-I

University of Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon has come out as gay, becoming the first player in Division I men’s basketball ever to do so. Gordon made the public announcement in a conversation with ESPN’s Kate Fagan, where he said that he told his teammates on April 2, a few days after coming out to his […]

College Basketball Postseason Roundup: Harvard Adds Another Win to Record

March Madness rolls on, but the 2013-14 college basketball season is over for the seven Massachusetts Division I teams. Harvard and UMass both took part in the NCAA Tournament, but with very different results, as the Crimson advanced to the Round of 32 while the Minutemen could never get their offense going and were one-and-done. […]

Harvard, UMass Headed to the Big Dance

For the first time since 2007, two Massachusetts teams will play in the NCAA Tournament starting this week, as Harvard and UMass both had their names called on Selection Sunday. Harvard was an automatic qualifier after winning the Ivy League title, while the Minutemen, seemingly a lock earlier in the season, received an at-large bid […]

College Basketball February Roundup: 4 Mass. Teams in Good Position for Stretch Run

Harvard Record: 23-4, 10-1 (1st in Ivy League) Harvard went 7-1 in February to secure its place atop the Ivy League standings, demolishing Penn and Cornell twice each and losing only to Yale on February 8. The Crimson’s seven wins came by a whopping 17.3 points on average, as it took full advantage of the […]

College Basketball January Roundup: UMass Holds in Top 25

#21 Massachusetts Record: 17-3, 4-2 (4th in Atlantic 10 Conference) UMass climbed as high as number 13 in the AP rankings in January, before dropping two of its last three games of the month and plunging down to number 21, still two spots higher than it was at the end of December. The Minutemen reeled […]