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Fenway Park to Host Football Again for BC-Notre Dame Rivalry

Football returns to Fenway Park on November 21, 2015, when Boston College will take on Notre Dame. This is the first time the pigskin flies through the air in Kenmore Square since 1968. Professional football has a rich history in Boston. Believe it, or not, three professional franchises called Fenway Park home: the Redskins in […]

2013 NFL Preseason: Ready for Some Action?

Now that summer is coming to an end, it’s time to get ready for some NFL betting action. The NFL preseason kicks off this Sunday, August 4th when the Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys meet in the annual Hall of Fame Game, which is set to follow the induction ceremonies held on the previous […]

High School Unsportsmanlike Conduct Penalty: Excessive or Justified?

In today’s era of sports where professional athletes are played tens of millions every year and are worshipped by fans all over the world, it is not a surprise that many athletes behave like prima donnas. And with these prima donna players has come the rise of the post play celebrations, and the rise of […]

Eagle Has Landed: Can Boston College Do Anything Right?

To be honest, I was rooting for the Eagles football team to go 1-11. When I mentioned this to friends, they jokingly responded, “What, to get the top draft pick?” While this vestige of pro sports fandom probably had more of an effect on rooting against my team than I imagine, more than anything I […]

Endangered Eagles: Football Misery at The Heights

The Boston College Eagles have gotten off to a terrible start this season. With close losses to smarty-pants institutions Northwestern and Duke sandwiched around an evisceration at Central Florida, it is already time to write the season off. This is a bad team, and there’s little reason for hope. To start, the team’s two best […]

Who Will the Patriots Face in the Playoffs?

As the Patriots head into Week 17 they know two things—they clinched the AFC East and will get either the No. 3 or No. 4 seed. What they do not know is who they will host in their first playoff game. Currently there are seven teams fighting for two wild card spots, which gives us […]

Book Review: “The Code: Football’s Unwritten Rules and Its Ignore-at-Your-Own-Risk Code of Honor” by Ross Bernstein

We all watch football every Sunday, and for the most part, it is the same old thing. We all know there are two sides to every story: what we see and what we don’t see. There’s just got to be more to football than the four quarters of action we watch every week, right? The […]

UMass Second Half Comeback Falls Short Against KSU

The 2009 season began with a tough loss to Kansas State Wildcats this weekend as UMass fell short of completing a second half comeback. There were a lot of question marks coming into this season as former Offensive Coordinator, Kevin Morris, has taken over as head coach and Kyle Havens was named the new starting […]

2009 CAA Football Conference Preview: South Division

Editor’s Note: This is Part Two of a two part preview of the Colonial Athletic Conference 2009 Football Season, focusing on the South Division. The North Division was featured Saturday. Delaware Blue Hens:  Coach K. C. Keeler and the Blue Hens enter 2009 with 12 returning starters and the motivation to improve upon their 4-8 finish last […]

2009 CAA Football Conference Preview: North Division

Editor’s Note: This is Part One of a two part preview of the Colonial Athletic Conference 2009 Football Season, focusing on the North Division. Look for the South Division, coming Monday. The CAA is coming off one of its best seasons, as a conference in 2008. They tied an NCAA record for five of their teams […]

Arena Football League to Fold

The 22-year-old Arena Football League appears on the brink of declaring bankruptcy and ceasing operations. The League announced that it was shuttering for 2009 to re-organize amidst its troubles after the last Arena Bowl, hoping to return in 2010. Los Angeles and New Orleans were the first to drop, leaving the league with 15 franchises, but […]

Top 5 Massachusetts College Football Players Filled With Defensive Talent

Boston College: Mark Herzlich: Linebacker, Sr. 6-4 238 Coming off a season where Herzlich earned the 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the Year Honors, Herzlich might be one of the most feared players in Massachusetts’s college football. Last season he was also a finalist for the Butkus Award. He led the Eagles with 110 total […]

2009 UMass Football Preview: Wrap-Up

 After coming off an average 7-5 season, UMass is looking to start the 2009 season with a clean slate. They will be opening the season with a new starting quarterback and a new Head Coach. Although the Minutemen have a talented team, it could be an inconsistent year on both sides of the ball. We […]

2009 UMass Footall Preview: Defense

For a team that has recently been known for their defensive dominance, they didn’t live up to their reputation last year. The Minutemen finished last season ninth in the conference, giving up 358 yards per game. Although the defense didn’t live up to expectations in 2008, they bring more experience and leadership into the 2009 […]

2009 UMass Football Preview: Offense

Although the Minutemen finished above .500, the 2008 season can be looked at as a disappointment, finishing at 7-5. UMass hopes to start the 2009 campaign with a clean slate, which involves a new starting quarterback and a new head coach. UMass promoted offensive coordinator, Kevin Morris, to Head Coach once Don Brown left for […]