A college basketball student manager committed the cardinal sin of getting a technical foul late in a close game, and he was promptly serenaded with chants of "You're fired" from the unsympathetic crowd. Get the details, plus links to the day's top stories, plus videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.
BOSTON -- Even though his team had just dispatched Northeastern, 2-1, in a hard-fought Beanpot semifinal at TD Garden, Boston University coach Jack Parker was very honest about playing Boston College next Monday night in yet another BU-BC showdown for the 58th Beanpot championship. "The Beanpot is losing its luster a little bit if it's constantly going to be BU or BC winning this tournament," Parker said. "We dodged a bullet tonight. These teams are real good hockey programs, Harvard and Northeastern. It's not good overall, people are going to get tired of it. People are tired of it in some ways." BU has won a record 29 Beanpot titles and has reached the title game in 25 of the last 27 years. In the first game, Boston College hammered Harvard, 6-0, to reach its 30th Beanpot title game. For more, including audio from all four teams, visit The BC Blog.
Paul Pierce will have X-rays taken on his left foot on Tuesday, he told the media following Monday night's game against the Wizards. Pierce injured his foot during the first quarter when he fell to the ground fighting for a loose ball against Caron Butler. He left the game but later returned. Pierce played 28 minutes.
"The foot is sore, so sit on it tonight, get some X-rays tomorrow, come back, see how I feel," he said. "But I think it’s not going to be too bad. I mean, I would have known by now. I have a really good sense of my body and usually how I feel and injuries. So I think it’ll be all right, but we’re going to go get the X-rays tomorrow."
The Celtics' next game is on Wednesday against the Heat in Boston.
BOSTON -- Alex Chiasson's shot dribbled past Chris Rawlings with 5:47 left in the third to lead the Boston University Terriers to a 2-1 win over the Northeastern Huskies in the second Beanpot semifinal on Monday night at TD Garden. Northeastern had tied it midway through the third on a power play goal by Kyle Kraemer. Northeastern had a power play and pulled the goalie for the final 88 seconds but could not score. The Terriers advance to face their archrival Boston College in the 58th Beanpot Championship game next Monday night at TD Garden. BC advanced with an easy 6-0 romp over Harvard in Monday's first semifinal. For more coverage, visit The BC Blog.
Christian breaks down what the Patriots need to do to beat the Raiders this Sunday
MFB talks to Sal Cappaccio of WGR in Buffalo, Ryan Ruocco of ESPN NY, and Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.
The Orioles seemed to have a lot of fun last night clinching the AL East. Buster said the biggest problem for Boston this year was the offense production dropping so dramatically in one year. Bogaerts, Pierzynski, and Bradley Jr. are the most obvious culprits. Also, Buster surmises that the Red Sox front office has to be a little uneasy with the fact that their best offensive player, David Ortiz, is in this LATE 30's.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
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The guys opened the show responding to MFB's MFK.
Christian chooses his song for Karaoke tonight.
Kirk sticks around to discuss the recent days show-on-show crime. Plus Christian's wife calls in to defend him against claims he is a Metrosexual
Dale, Michael (and DJ Bean) discuss the Bruins off-season and whether or not they've done enough to get back into position to win the Stanley Cup.
We discuss Ron Washington's press conference today, announcing the reason for his abrupt departure from the Texas Rangers this season, and we learn a little something about ol' Dale Arnold too.
We tackle four question marks the Bruins face for 2014-2015 as they open up training camp today.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
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