The College Blog

Scott McLaughlin
May 26, 2017 - 1:39 pm
Last summer, the Boston University Terriers had four players drafted in the first round. When they hit the ice this fall, only one will still be on the team. After Clayton Keller signed with the Arizona Coyotes and Charlie McAvoy signed with the Boston Bruins following the end of the Terriers’Â...
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Scott McLaughlin
April 20, 2017 - 2:49 pm
Boston College announced on Thursday that it has hired Martin Jarmond as its new director of athletics. Jarmond comes to Chestnut Hill from Ohio State, where he served as the deputy director of athletics. He succeeds Brad Bates, who resigned in February and took a job as vice president with...
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Providence beat Boston University to win the national championship the last time Boston hosted the Frozen Four in 2015. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)
Scott McLaughlin
April 18, 2017 - 1:38 pm
It felt like an eternity when Boston went 11 years without a Frozen Four before TD Garden hosted college hockey’s 2015 championship. The city and the Garden won’t have to wait as long this time, as the NCAA announced on Tuesday that Boston will host the 2022 Frozen Four. The NCAA also announced the...
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Seniors Luke Esposito and Tyler Moy comfort each other after Thursday’s Frozen Four loss. (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA Today Sports)
Scott McLaughlin
April 06, 2017 - 9:37 pm
Harvard's first Frozen Four game in 23 years was about as thrilling a contest as you'll get. No, there wasn't a lot of scoring. But there were plenty of chances, some great saves, some big hits and a consistently fast pace. Oh, and there was a wild finish that featured a go-ahead goal and two shots...
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Ryan Donato is tied for the Harvard team lead in goals. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
April 05, 2017 - 4:15 pm
After winning its first Beanpot in 24 years and capturing the ECAC regular-season and tournament titles, it was clear that Harvard had a special group this season. The Crimson’s run continued in the NCAA tournament, as they ended up the lone New England representative in the Frozen Four in Chicago...
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UMass has its new basketball coach. (Jim Brown/USA Today Sports)
March 29, 2017 - 6:06 pm
After Winthrop head coach Pat Kelsey spurned Massachusetts less than a week ago and had a change of heart just 30 minutes before his introductory press conference, UMass has agreed to terms with Chattanooga head coach Matt McCall, the school announced Wednesday night. “Matt is a rising star in...
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Pat Kelsey will not take the UMass coaching job after all. (James Lang/USA Today Sports)
March 23, 2017 - 6:48 pm
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team was set to usher in its next head basketball coach Thursday afternoon at the John Francis Kennedy Champions Center after the team announced Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey would be replacing former coach Derek Kellogg Tuesday. As media and fans gathered in the...
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Pat Kelsey is the new basketball coach at UMass. (James Lang/USA Today Sports)
March 21, 2017 - 6:50 pm
Massachusetts Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford got his man. After firing UMass men's head basketball coach Derek Kellogg following the Minutemen's (15-18, 4-14 Atlantic 10) second-round exit in the A-10 tournament, UMass hired Winthrop head coach Pat Kelsey to become the school's 22nd head...
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March 18, 2017 - 11:00 pm
When a team has played in this game as often as UMass Lowell has, it has something a lot of other teams might not: experience. For the senior group on the River Hawks, that rings true. Lowell has been in the last five Hockey East championship games, and the senior class has now won two of them...
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