Brad Bates, who has been athletic director at Miami (Ohio) for the past 10 years, was named AD at Boston College during a Tuesday afternoon press conference in Chestnut Hill.
Prior to his stint at Miami, Bates was the senior associate AD at Vanderbilt from 1985-2002.
"My wife Michele and I are honored to have this tremendous opportunity, and we feel an enormous sense of responsibility to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans of this extraordinary institution," Bates said. "Boston College offers a world-class education with first-rate athletics in one of the nation's best cities, and its Jesuit, Catholic tradition demands that we seek knowledge in ways that better the human condition and promote student development. I look forward to joining the Eagle family."
A Michigan native, Bates was a walk-on defensive back at the University of Michigan, and he went on to earn a scholarship under legendary coach Bo...
Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to between 30-60 years in prison for the sexual abuse of 10 boys over a period of 15 years.
The 68-year-old Sandusky, convicted in June on 45 counts of child molestation, was sentenced by Judge John Cleland in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania on Tuesday morning. Under Pennsylvania law, Sandusky can't be granted parole until the minimum term is up, which virtually ensures that Sandusky will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Sandusky spoke in court on Tuesday before the sentencing was handed down and maintained his innocence. He also professed his innocence in an audio statement released Monday night.
"They could take away my life, they could make me out as a monster, they could treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart," Sandusky said. "In my heart, I know I did not do these alleged disgusting acts."...
Patriots coach Bill Belichick had strong words of praise for this Sunday's opponent during his weekly appearance on The Big Show on WEEI, especially on defense where former Pats coach Pete Carroll has built a tough, fast team in his two-plus years as head coach.
"They're really good on defense," Belichick said. "They're physical. Red Bryant, [Brandon] Mebane, those guys are really hard to block. Their linebackers are big and they tackle well. You've got to block all of them. They're strong all the way across the board. Pete's really put together a good defensive football team. They're fast, they active, they're hard to run against, they're hard to throw against and they turn the ball over. I'm really impressed watching them."
Belichick also likes what he's seen out of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson. "A winner. He makes good decisions. He's very athletic," Belichick said. "They do a great job running...
FOXBORO -- Speaking Monday at Gillette Stadium, Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker elaborated on his comment following Sunday's win that it was "nice to stick it in Bill [Belichick]'s face" with his 13-catch performance against the Broncos.
"I mean, it was a joke," Welker said. "I don't know what else to say about it. It was a joke. Bill and I, whether y'all believe it or not, have a good relationship and it was a joke. I'll make sure to keep that in-house going forward."
Welker, who is playing this season under the franchise tag, said that given his situation it's hard for him to say anything without it receiving extra attention.
"Yeah, obviously, so you've just got to be careful with what you say," Welker said. "Bill does a good job of challenging us and being a great coach and doing things necessary that he needs to do. I made a joke about it, and it won't happen again."
FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked about receiver Wes Welker's comment about "sticking it" in the coach's face with his 13-catch performance Sunday, a comment Belichick said he hadn't heard.
Appearing on Comcast SportsNet's postgame show, Welker was asked about catching his increased targets and numbers compared to earlier in the season.
"Yeah, it's kind of nice to stick it in Bill's face once in a while," Welker replied with a wink. "So this is definitely a good one."
When Belichick was asked whether he took exception with Welker's comment, he responded, "No, I didn't really see the comment though."
When the reporter tried to explain what Welker had said, Belichick responded, "You should ask him what he meant by it."
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Patriots safety Duron Harmon joined the show on Monday to discuss their win over Pittsburgh in the AFCCG. Harmon was asked about his tackle on Jesse James on the half yard line, and he revealed to the guys he wasn't thinking much about it, but that the defense has wanted the chance to make a goal line stand since they did it against Cincinnati earlier in the season.
Patriots running back Dion Lewis joined the show to discuss how it feels to be headed to the Super Bowl for the first time in his career, his recovery from a serious injury in 2015, and how LeGarrette Blount fired up the sidelines by carrying half the Steelers on his back.
Glenn Ordway and Fred Smerlas talk with Cornerback Malcolm Butler in the lockerroom after the Patriots handily beat the Pittsburgh to advance to Super Bowl 51.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.
Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.
Hour 4. Kirk and Gerry discuss how players from bad teams can come to New England and win.
Hour 2. Albert challenges Kirk and Gerry. Headlines with Kirk covers the Women's March.
Tim Hasselbeck joins the show.
The guys open the show discussing the Patriots 36-17 win over Steelers in the AFCCG, and if that win helped answer some questions the critics had all year about the Patriots defense.
Last week, there was a lot of talk about Aaron Rodgers and his other-worldly performances down the stretch and into the playoffs. On Sunday, he was blown out by the Falcons, and sent home packing. The guys discuss the rise and fall of Aaron Rodgers' season, and also get into the Falcons offense, and how the Patriots defense might stack up.
Chris Hogan, Dion Lewis, Kyle Van Noy, and Trey Flowers are just a few of the reasons why Bill Belichick should be credited more as a great GM, in addition to his accolades as a great head coach.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick breaks down the win over the Steelers and looks ahead to the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl, who Bill admits is a team they are not yet very familiar with.
Dale, Holley and Keefe check in with Special Teams Captain Matthew Slater after the Patriots advance to Super Bowl 51.
Dale, Holley and Keefe check in with former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, for his complete analysis of the AFC Championship win.
Kirk Minihane brings Chad Finn back to the show to talk about the Charlotte Wilder story about the relationship between the Pats and Trump. Chad defends Charlotte for some of the story and her previous articles, Kirk still has problems with what he thinks is lazy reporting. Kirk and Chad also talk about whether a third sports station in Boston would be viable and if Curt Schilling will ever make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.
Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap a Patriots Monday after a Patriots AFC Title game win and a Tom Brady appearance with Kirk & Gerry.
Uncle Buck, George from S**t Pats Fans Say, and Jerry Thornton talk about the Patriots history in the AFC Championship game, the big wins, the bad losses, and what it will take for the Pats to win another AFC Championship game.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the K&C week after a Friday show with Kirk, Mut and Ben Volin in studio.
Tom Brady joins the show the morning after winning the AFC championship for the seventh time. Brady talks about the upcoming Super Bowl and his call to President Donald Trump.More from this show
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