Boston College athletic director Gene DeFilippo announced his retirement Friday afternoon, effective Sept. 30. Senior associate athletics director John Kane will serve as interim director until a successor is named.
“My wife Anne and I have been discussing this decision for some time and we agree that this is the right time for me to retire,” DeFilippo said in a statement. “It is also the right time for Boston College to have new leadership in the athletics director’s position. In light of my recent bout with melanoma, which is treatable, this decision became clearer to me this summer. After the intensity of 40 years of intercollegiate athletics, this change will enable me to spend more time with Anne, my three children, and our granddaughter, Katherine. I look forward to this next stage of my personal and professional life.”
DeFilippo plans to teach courses in sports management and to work as a consultant following a...
FOXBORO -- During his Friday press conference, Patriots personnel chief Nick Caserio would not confirm reports that Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps has a deal in place to join the Patriots.
There were conflicting reports earlier in the day regarding the team and Demps, who played running back at the University of Florida but was not drafted in April. Tampa TV station Fox 13 reported Friday that Demps has agreed to join the Patriots over the Buccaneers, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted that one of Demps' agents confirmed it. However, other outlets reported that no deal was in place after speaking with a Demps representative.
"There's no news to report," Caserio said. "We have our list of players, players that will be eligible for the draft and we evaluate those players."
Demps, 5-foot-7, 175 pounds, captured a silver medal for being part of the United States' 4x100-meter relay team at the London Olympics. He did...
MLB Network analyst Kevin Millar joined Mut & Merloni on Friday morning and weighed in on the latest Red Sox controversy.
"This whole story, this whole stuff, this whole season's growing tiresome. It really is," the former Sox first baseman said. "There's a story every single week about something coming out."
Added Millar: "It's tiresome. I'm so sick of addressing Red Sox drama. I would love to see these men take the field with some passion and some love and some pride, and get their heads out of their you-know-what and fight for this playoff run. This season's not over, but the problem is we're so concerned about the next stupid story, the next guy that's walking in the clubhouse with a beer. Who cares? Somebody need to toe it up, though, and man up and cowboy up and get in the batter's box and drive a two-run double with two outs tonight. That's what's important, is this group finding a way to get back on track. But...
A fan collapsed and died during Thursday night's game between the Blue Jays and White Sox in Toronto. White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis alerted umpires upon seeing a commotion in the stands, and the game was stopped for four minutes in the bottom of the seventh inning while the fan -- identified by the Toronto Star as a 60-year-old man -- received CPR and was taken out on a stretcher.
"It was not a good sight. It was bad. I could see the guy pumping on him, doing something where I just knew it was happening too long," Youkilis told reporters. "I said something to [umpire Mark Wegner] and finally I was like, 'We’ve got to stop this thing.'
"It puts it in perspective, you know? This is a game, it’s not life or death."
The game was halted and the fan was carted off through the left-...
Much of the chatter from Jets camp is how Mark Sanchez is coming into his own. This makes sense, of course, Sanchez is entering his fourth season as a quarterback and has ample playoff experience to go along with it. What irks me is that many of these columns don't address those factors. Instead, most look at habits I'd expect my starting quarterback to have before Year 4. For example, last week we read about how Sanchez has improved his offseason work ethic as if it was this huge accomplishment. Friday, word is Sanchez is finally comfortable holding others accountable.
Writes Rich Cimini of ESPN New York:
Sanchez called this "probably my most consistent camp," noting he has dramatically reduced his turnovers -- a bugaboo from last season. He also has demonstrated a take-charge attitude, claiming he's more comfortable as a vocal leader, especially with the young wide receivers.
"When you come in the huddle,...
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Rob Bradford is joined by Drew Pomeranz, the Red Sox pitcher who so many are wondering if he will be able to live up the value placed on him by the Red Sox when trading away top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza last July. Pomeranz goes into detail regarding his injury last season, the stem cell treatment he underwent in the offseason, and how he thinks things stand heading into the 2017 campaign.
Rob Bradford is joined by Tom Caron, the man responsible for guiding the ship when it comes to Red Sox pregame and postgame shows, along with various other important duties with the New England Sports Network, including offering the play-by-play for both TV and radio throughout spring training. Tom and Rob discuss a variety of topics, such as nickname conundrums, radio vs. television, criticizing the team, behind-the-scenes for the broadcasts and where the industry is going.
Rob Bradford is joined by two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin, who is attempting a comeback with the Red Sox this spring. Quentin's path back to baseball involves almost quitting the game less than a year ago, losing 40 pounds and trying to sell himself to general managers all over Major League Baseball. Quentin explains his journey, which has led him to the back fields at JetBlue Park.
Hour 4. Trenni, Kirk, and Gerry discuss the upcoming Red Sox season. Michael Irvin is being investigated for sexual assault, again. Renee Graham, from the Globe, thinks Michael Che is right about Boston being racist.
Hour 3. Trenni battles Gerry on immigration. Joe Mixon’s future is discussed. Curtis will get a second chance at music trivia on Friday.
Hour 2. Trenni, Gerry, and Kirk discuss Joe Mixon’s draft chances. A horrible hazing story from Texas is the topic in headlines. Keefe responded to Kirk (kind of).
HOUR 4 - The guys talked about Tuukka's rebound game last night against the Predators, Glenn had a squirrel moment when ESPN started talking about Joe Mixon, Tom Brady was compared to Kobe Bryant, and Holley says the Celtics can win the title.
HOUR 3 - Did Butler's camp screw up Butler's situation? Glenn exposes one of Fauria's verbal crutches. The guys try to come up with some new podcast names and ideas.
HOUR 2 - Fauria struggles to read the "Trending Now." Dave Dombrowski is getting defensive about the fact that all his free agent pitching acquisitions are getting injured. Hanley forgets which shoulder he hurt 2 years ago. Lou loses it when John Farrell makes up some new baseball lingo.
The NFL commissioner is claiming that he will attend the opener at Gilette Stadium next fall... does this put Deflategate to bed finally? Or will Roger find a way to duck out of his verbal commitment?
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the Patriots off-season and it becomes a conversation about longevity for Brady and Belichick, and which will be around longer for this team.
Dale, Michael and Rich discuss our guest Michael Irvin being implicated in a sexual assault case - important to note that details are scarce at this time and no charges have been filed to this point.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
SI's Richard Deitsch returns to the podcast to talk with Kirk about the K&C casting couch, how ESPN wimps out when they are called out for slander, what's going on with Bill Simmons, and the rise of podcasting.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis have the Tuesday & Wednesday recap from the K&C show, including Kirk's epic rant at Dale & Holley with Keefe.
Rich Keefe is joined by Dale Arnold and Ben Kichen to preview WrestleMania 33. Is it a good card? What will be the best match? Plus Ryan Davey is in for "This Week in #DORK" with a look a couple new trailers and the always great "Black Panther Reads #DORK iTunes Reviews."
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill go over the difficulties of staying healthy through the long grind of the playoffs in the NBA and in the NHL.
Hour 2. Kirk responds to Keefe’s shot at him. Alex says America is to blame for 9/11 in Headlines. Alex says the U.S. should let as many people in as possible.More from this show
Hour 4. Trenni, Kirk, and Gerry discuss the upcoming Red Sox season. Michael Irvin is being investigated for sexual assault, again. Renee Graham, from the Globe, thinks Michael Che is right about Boston being racist.More from this show
Hour 1. Roger Goodell is going to New England, Belichick wore the same clothes, and O’Reilly commented on Maxine Waters’ hair. Renee Graham, from the Boston Globe, thinks Boston is racist.More from this show
Hour 2. Trenni, Gerry, and Kirk discuss Joe Mixon’s draft chances. A horrible hazing story from Texas is the topic in headlines. Keefe responded to Kirk (kind of).More from this show
Hour 3. Trenni battles Gerry on immigration. Joe Mixon’s future is discussed. Curtis will get a second chance at music trivia on Friday.More from this show