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BC Comeback Falls Short; Lose to Northwestern 24-17

Northwestern backup quarterback Kain Colter filled in quite nicely for injured starter Dan Persa, leading the Wildcats to a 24-17 victory over Boston College in Saturday’s season opener at Chestnut Hill. Colter threw completed 17-of-24 attempts for 197 yards and ran for 71 more in the Wildcats’ first victory since they lost Persa when he […]

College Football: The AP Preseason Top 25

Preseason rankings are basically guesses and contribute to the competitive imbalance of college football. However, from a fan’s perspective they are very helpful and give a moderate idea of what to expect from the coming soon. Here’s this year’s preseason AP Top 25: 1. Oklahoma (36) Landry Jones leads an impressive passing attack that could […]

Report: Vince Wilfork Named in Miami Allegations

In an 11-month Yahoo! Sports investigation surrounding the University of Miami, Nevin Shapiro and “impermissible benefits” to Miami players, current Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork’s name has appeared as a player that may have received benefits from Shapiro. The report says that Wilfork accepted $50,000 on behalf of Axcess while he was in Coral Gables. […]

From Pop Warner To UMass: RB Jonathan Hernandez Ready For 2011

At 8 years old, Jonathan Hernandez repeatedly begged his father, Cesar Batallas, to sign him up for Pop Warner, a non-profit football organization for kids from the ages of five to 15. Despite being financially strapped, Batallas caved in and allowed Hernandez to play. Before long, Hernandez developed a love for the game and brought […]

Boston College to Play Florida State on Primetime in 2011

The 2011 schedule was finalized Monday, as the Boston College Eagles will kick off their season at home against out-of-conference opponent Northwestern. Northwestern finished 2010 7-6, after starting off the season with five consecutive victories. The Wildcats closed out the season with three straight loses — including a 70-23 trouncing by Wisconsin. Other out-of-conference foes […]

Boston College, UMass Complete 2011 Recruiting Class

Local programs Boston College and the University of Massachusetts have their 2011 recruiting classes signed, sealed and delivered. Days after losing its No. 1 prospect Graham Stewart to Florida, Boston College bounced back and signed a total of 23 prospects Wednesday. At the top of the list includes, Albert Louis-Jean, Brian Miller, Connor Wujciak and […]

College Football: The SEC Reigns Superior Again

With Auburn University’s 21-19 win over Oregon in the 2011 BCS National Championship Monday, the Tigers made it five straight championship wins for the SEC. Furthermore, the win reassured that the best conference in the NCAA belonged in the South. Since the 2003 season, the SEC has taken the college football nation by the throat […]

Boston College’s Offense Struggles in Fight Hunger Bowl Loss

Boston College started their season inconsistently, the middle stretch mirrored that same performance, and the end concluded the both patterns. In a way, the beginning, middle and end all resembled inconsistency and underachievement. Despite coming off a five-game winning streak, BC fell to Nevada 20-13 in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. BC started off the […]

Stanford’s Andrew Luck To Stay For Senior Season

In a day and age where young, athletic football players get showered with endorsements and big NFL contracts, one player reckoned for that path decided to put all that on hold — for now. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, the consensus No. 1 overall player in the 2011 NFL Draft, has decided to remain in school.

Patriots 2011 Draft Report: Mock Draft

Heading into January, the Patriots are poised to make a deep run into the playoffs. However, with the end of the season on the horizon, the NFL Draft is beginning to come into conversation. One of the more pressing issues as of right now is the current CBA agreement. If a deal is not made, […]

A Strong Turnaround: Louisville Lands Top Recruit Bridgewater

First-year head coach Charlie Strong is familiar with the big stage. Strong was the defensive coordinator at the University of Florida for seven years, where in that span, the Gators won multiple National Championships. Strong was a big part of the recruiting machine that was in Gainesville, as he helped bring in the likes of […]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Newton, Muschamp and the Big 10

This past weekend was a historic one for the NCAA. Not only did college football crown the — most controversial — 76th Heisman Trophy winner, but the league also announced the formation and logo of the Big 10. Cam Newton Wins the Heisman Let’s face it. There wasn’t a better college football player in the country […]

Urban Meyer Steps Down at University of Florida

The successful five-year run at Florida has came to an end for coach Urban Meyer. According to ESPN, Meyer stepped down from his coaching duties Tuesday to spend more time with his family. Meyer briefly retired following Tim Tebow’s departure, for the same reasons, but decided to come back for the 2010 season. Meyer had […]

College Football Edition: Who Should Teams be Thankful For?

As we all prepare to sit around the dinner tables with our families and feast on lots of turkey and stuffing, we as people have a lot to be thankful for. Whether it may be our job, our car, our wife, our husband, our kids, etc., we have at least one thing to be thankful […]

Keep the BCS!

In last week’s Sports Illustrated, Austin Murphy and Dan Wetzel, who coauthored Death to the BCS, wrote an article outlining the reasons why college football still doesn’t have a playoff system to choose its national champion, instead relying on “an inexact, capricious, widely despised system that is propped up and defended, in the main, by […]