Boston College has parted ways with basketball coach Al Skinner. Over 13 seasons on Chestnut Hill, Skinner accumulated the most wins of any men’s basketball coach in school history, compiling a 247-165 record that resulted in seven berths in the NCAA tournament. That said, the Eagles had a 15-16 record in 2009-10, the team’s second losing season in the last three years.
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Boston College released a statement from director of athletics Gene DeFilippo Tuesday morning discussing Al Skinner's departured as basketball coach. A press conference is scheduled for noon. Here is the statement:
“Coach Al Skinner and I met last Wednesday and agreed it would be mutually beneficial for us to part ways. In our meeting, we discussed our philosophical differences and our concern for the future of our basketball program.
“Coach Skinner then asked if we could delay the announcement so that he could pursue other opportunities. Out of respect for coach Skinner, Boston college agreed. Other institutions were made aware we would be parting ways from the beginning of the process.
“All of us at Boston College have great respect for coach Skinner. We are grateful for his achievements over the course of the past 13 years. We wish Al, Donna and their family nothing but the best...
Martha Burk, who made a name for herself leading a protest of August National's exclusionary policies in 2003, made an appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning to discuss Tiger Woods' return for the Masters. "It's the perfect place for a misogynist like Tiger to come back out in public," said Burk, the director of the Corporate Accountability Project for the National Council of Women's Organizations. "Those guys are all anti-women one way or another. Tiger has shown it pretty starkly. He will be welcomed. There won't be any sanctions on him. They will protect him very, very strongly."
Burk recently was quoted in a story in the New York Daily News criticizing Woods, and she didn't back down Tuesday. "I think I said I am suspicious of the timing of his apology," Burk said. "Gee, isn't it interesting that's it right before the Masters and he gets back into golf with a very high-profile...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Pitcher Junichi Tazawa said Tuesday morning that his visit to Dr. James Andrews determined that there is a problem with a ligament in his right elbow. The Red Sox had decided to send Tazawa to Andrews' Birmingham, Ala. office to be examined after a tightness in his elbow, which he reports to have experienced dating back to his time in Japan, persisted throughout spring training.
"I can still throw so I don't feel that terrible, but at the same time I've had an examination and there seems there is some injury to a ligament," said Tazawa through translator Masa Hoshino, saying that while there is no plan set out right now surgery is "to be part of the discussion."
"When I was playing in Japan I had a tendency of getting a little bit of tightness in my elbow and I think this was sort of an extension of the same thing. When I experienced this spring I mentioned that to the...
According to a report on the Boston Globe's website, Boston College has decided to fire basketball coach Al Skinner. The report indicated Skinner was informed of the decision Monday and a press conference has been called for today at noon.
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Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
Kirk Minihane answered any and all questions from the listeners and John and Gerry.
The New York Post's Joel Sherman joined the show with his thoughts on jacoby Ellsbury's signing with the Yankees. He said that if it were up to him he would have given the money to Robinson Cano over Ellsbury.
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Jackie Mac joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Rajon Rondo, the Celtics, and the Jacoby Ellsbury deal with the Yankees.
Johnny Damon joins Mut and Merloni to clear the air about his free agent signing with the Yankees and discusses Ellsbury's signing.
Mut and Merloni react to former Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the Yankees.
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John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
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