Yale quarterback Patrick Witt has been the subject of stories nationwide for his decision to play in Saturday's rivalry game vs. Harvard and skip his interview for a Rhodes scholarship. Now, Yale coach Tom Williams is getting publicity because he implied he faced a similar decision when he played at Stanford in the early 1990s. But, as The New York Times discovered when it did some investigating, Williams apparently never even was a candidate -- let alone a finalist -- for a Rhodes scholarship, despite his Yale website biography stating that he was.
On Thursday, Williams insisted he never meant to mislead anyone, and he clarified the situation. "There is no intention to deceive," he said. "I never said I was a finalist for the Rhodes candidacy. The Rhodes shouldn't have any record of me, because I didn't do it. I didn't go through the process. I pulled out long before it got to that point."
Yale president Richard Levin said the...
Syracuse police acknowledged that they are investigating allegations that longtime Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine molested two former ball boys in the 1980s and '90s. Fine was placed on administrative leave by the school Thursday night.
Bobby Davis, now 39, had contacted police and media outlets almost a decade ago, but because the statute of limitations had passed and Davis' accusations could not be corroborated, no legal action was taken and no stories were published. Now, a second accuser has come forward. Davis' stepbrother, 45-year-old Mike Lang, also said Fine molested him when he was a ball boy.
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim stood by Fine, who is in his 35th year as a Syracuse assistant.
"This matter was fully investigated by the university in 2005 and it was determined that the allegations were unfounded," he said in a statement. "I have known Bernie Fine for more than 40 years. I have never seen or...
David Krejci scored to clinch the shootout in the third round as the Bruins beat the Blue Jackets, 2-1, to extend their winning streak to seven games. Tuukka Rask stopped Antoine Vermette after Krejci's goal to seal the win and give the Bruins their 10th win of the season, avoiding what would've been an embarrassing loss to the NHL's worst team.
The Blue Jackets, who entered the game with an NHL-low three wins in 17 games, took a 1-0 lead when Derek MacKenzie beat Tuukka Rask on a power play shot through a screen just under three minutes into the second period.
The Bruins responded quickly as Adam McQuaid fired a shot from the right point that went off a Columbus player and past goalie Curtis Sanford at 4:24 of the period.
With the game tied, 1-1, after two periods, the Bruins showed little urgency in the third period, registering just one shot on goal in the first seven minutes. The Bruins were outshot in the second period...
Bruins president Cam Neely released a statement on behalf of the organization Thursday night after prosecutors closed their criminal inquiry into the Zdeno Chara hit on Max Pacioretty last March that resulted in a concussion and ended the season of the Canadiens forward. As a result, Chara will not be charged with any crime.
"The Bruins organization respects the process that the Quebec prosecutors office undertook regarding Zdeno Chara and we are satisfied with their announcement [Thursday]. We now consider this matter closed and the organization will have no further comment," Neely said.
FOXBORO -- The Patriots had three players out and 14 players listed as "limited" on Thursday's injury report. Here's the complete breakdown:
Did Not Practice
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
CB Devin McCourty (shoulder)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)
CB Kyle Arrington (foot)
S Patrick Chung (foot)
C Dan Connolly (groin)
DE Shaun Ellis (rib)
RB Kevin Faulk (knee)
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe)
LB Gary Guyton (shoulder)
S James Ihedigbo (shoulder)
WR Taylor Price (hamstring)
WR Matthew Slater (shoulder)
OT Nate Solder (concussion)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back)
G Brian Waters (knee)
WR Wes Welker (knee)
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We check in with former Patriot, current NFL Network analyst Heath Evans for his complete analysis on the Patriots win over the Bengals, and the rest of the NFL.
We talk to special teams Captain Matthew Slater about the win over the Bengals and some of the extra-curricular activities that took place between plays.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick for his thoughts and analysis on beating the Bengals, and preparing for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.
Gerry, Kirk and Mut react to Mad Dog defending Josh Brown.
The guys praised Jerry Thornton's questions to Peter King and headlines with Minihane.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the MMQB's comments on Dale and Holley defending the NFL and Giants organization. They find fault with him and other NFL apologists in their rationale of making excuses for the league and the Giants as to why Josh Brown was only suspended one game.
The OMFers open the show talking about new revelations about Giants Kicker Josh Brown and his domestic violence case. They discuss the NFL's failure to uphold the standards that they had placed on themselves in policing domestic violence perpetrators.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio makes his weekly appearance on OMF to discuss the NFL and New York Giants mishandling of the Josh Brown situation.
Laroy Streat hits hard as he finally has the chance to speak about #TomBradys return! "A true warrior takes pain and turns it to gain..." The #KingOfFridays just like Brady has been on fire! Catch him on all of his social media platforms titled "Laroy Streat" and on the Dale & Holley show via Final Drive every Friday 5:45-6pm. "#NothingHasChanged #BradysTheSame"
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with MMQB's Peter King for our weekly hit with him. The guys discuss Josh Brown, the Giants and the NFL, the Patriots, and also the Robert Klemko vs Bills fans situation.
Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of the day discussing the latest revelations in kicker Josh Brown's domestic violence case, and more specifically how the NFL and NY Giants try to sweep it all under the rug.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Brad Feldman joins the show to talk about what the Revs need to do to get back to the top of the Eastern Conference, what the future holds for Jay Heaps, and the front office philosophy.
Uncle Buck and friends discuss the return of Bill Goldberg to the WWE and Ronda Rousey's return to the UFC.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are in for the Friday edition of the post K&C show podcast, talking about Minihane's new love DOB and his short fuse in the office.
Gerry, Kirk and Meter reacted to Artie Lange's podcast in 'Headlines' and Meter loves Mookie Betts as the guys get a little baseball talk in during hour two of Thursday's show.More from this show
Mark Dondero of WPRI in Providence called in to defend himself and Kirk was ready to take on a listener in hour four of Thursday's show with Jon Meterparel in on Dino's Casting Couch.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Meter discussed the 3rd and final presidential debate in hour one of the Thursday show and have all concluded Hillary Clinton is going to be our next president.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Trenni talked about the brutal NFL ratings and Trags called in to defend the local Patriots media,More from this show
Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.More from this show