The College Blog

March 07, 2017 - 7:20 am
[caption id="attachment_5398" align="alignright" width="400"] Villanova appears to be the favorites to win the Big East Tournament. (Brad Mills/USA Today Sports)[/caption] So often at this time of year, you'll hear the phrase "it's wide open" when it comes to the Madness that is March. As in this...
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Scott McLaughlin
February 25, 2017 - 5:43 pm
[caption id="attachment_5394" align="alignright" width="400"] BU won a share of the Hockey East regular-season title Saturday night. (WEEI.com)[/caption] For the first time in Hockey East history, three teams will split the regular-season championship. Boston University beat Notre Dame 4-1 at...
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February 14, 2017 - 4:13 am
It has been well documented how much Boston University and Boston College have dominated the Beanpot, and thus the college hockey scene in Boston. The Hockey East schools boast two of the best programs in the nation, and their strength in the tournament has reflected that. The word "legacy" might...
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Harvard celebrates its first Beanpot since 1993. (WEEI.com)
Scott McLaughlin
February 13, 2017 - 5:09 pm
Finally. For the first time in 24 years, someone other than Boston University or Boston College has won the Beanpot. Harvard beat BU 6-3 Monday night to capture its first Beanpot title since 1993 and end a drought that was older than all but one player on its current roster. It was supposed to be a...
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BU's Clayton Keller has 11 goals and 14 assists during a 15-game point streak. (Timothy T. Ludwig/USA Today Sports)
February 07, 2017 - 12:57 am
Boston hockey fans may be familiar with Bruins prospects Charlie McAvoy, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson and Ryan Fitzgerald, but in Monday night's Beanpot semifinal between Boston University and Boston College, it was an Arizona Coyotes prospect who stole the spotlight. Clayton Keller, the seventh...
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Harvard University has been roiled by a controversy involving its men's soccer team. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
John Tomase
November 03, 2016 - 3:54 pm
Harvard University on Thursday canceled the rest of its men's soccer season after discovering that players have been compiling online documents rating the women's team on physical appearance and sexual attractiveness since 2012. Harvard president Drew Faust announced the news. "I was deeply...
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October 11, 2016 - 6:14 am
Maybe Providence coach Ed Cooley has his bulletin board material? And perhaps the Friars also have a lot of work to do before the season gets started next month. Both thoughts figure prominently into Cooley's sixth team at Providence College for the 2016-17 season. With Big East media day taking...
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Clemson Tigers wide receiver Mike Williams (7) catches a touchdown over the defense of Boston College Eagles defensive back Gabriel McClary (14) during the first quarter at Alumni Stadium. (Stew Milne/USA Today Sports)
Mike Petraglia
October 07, 2016 - 6:55 pm
The third-ranked team in the country had far too much fire-power for Boston College Friday night. Heisman Trophy hopeful Deshaun Watson threw for four touchdowns and was 14-of-24 for 267 yards to lead No. 3 Clemson to a 56-10 win over the Eagles Friday night at Alumni Stadium. The 56 points were...
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Clayton Keller was one of four BU players selected in the first round of this year's NHL draft. (Timothy T. Ludwig/USA Today Sports)
Scott McLaughlin
October 03, 2016 - 8:17 am
The Red Sox are back in the playoffs and Tom Brady is back on the field, but I think I speak for all Boston sports fans when I say that the return we're most excited about is that of college hockey. No? Whatever. Here's a Hockey East season preview, power rankings style. 1. Boston University Before...
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September 13, 2016 - 11:02 am
PROVIDENCE -- Ed Cooley's sixth team at Providence College may be less experienced than the past couple of editions, but the schedule won't be affording these young Friars many breaks. The Big East Conference on Tuesday announced the complete league schedule for 2016-17, featuring 18 games (9 home...
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