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Chestnut Hill MA 9/13/19 Boston College Eagles Mike Palmer cannot stop Kansas Jayhawks Khalil Herbert during third quarter action at Alumni Stadium. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

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Seven things a loss to Kansas revealed about BC football

It was complete failure for the Eagles on so many levels.

Chestnut Hill MA 9/13/19 Boston College Eagles Tate Haynes reacts as Kansas Jayhawks Andrew Parchment celebrates his touchdown reception during second quarter action at Alumni Stadium. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Kansas 48, Boston College 24

Boston College, defense trampled by huge underdog Kansas

The Jayhawks, 21-point underdogs, had 567 yards of total offense.


Coby Tippett taking his game to the next level level for Towson football

The former Xaverian Brothers standout has two interceptions for the eighth-ranked program in FCS.

Marcy (Maglio) Colinet (left), who graduated in 1995, still holds Salem State assist records.


At Masconomet and Salem State, Marcy Maglio Colinet set up her soccer teams for success

A two-time Division 3 All-American midfielder in college, Colinet is now a sales manager for an athletic apparel company in Newburyport.

Boston College defensive back Brandon Sebastian (10) celebrates his interception in the end zone during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


Boston College’s defense turning the tables on opponents

The 2-0 Eagles are second in the nation in takeaways, with five interceptions and two fumble recoveries in a pair of victories.

New England Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson


Ben Watson defended a Jemele Hill article to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham — until she cut him off

As the Patriots tight end explained why black athletes should consider leaving white colleges to attend historically black colleges and universities, Ingraham rolled her eyes and ended the interview.

Chestnut Hill MA 9/7/19 Boston College Eagles quarterback Anthony Brown throws a pass against the Richmond Spiders during first half action at Alumni Stadium. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

BC faces short week of preparation for Kansas

The Eagles, coming off a rout of Richmond, will take on the Jayhawks Friday night at Chestnut Hill.

Chestnut Hill MA 9/7/19 Boston College Eagles quarterback Anthony Brown throws a pass against the Richmond Spiders during first half action at Alumni Stadium. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

BC 45, Richmond 13

BC trounces Richmond to record second win of season

QB Anthony Brown threw for 163 yards and three TDs and AJ Dillon scored three times to lead the Eagles to the easy nonconference victory.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 7: Khaleke Hudson #7 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates after quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. of the Army Black Knights fumbled the ball which was recovered by Michigan during the second overtime to end the game at Michigan Stadium on September 7, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Michigan 24, Army 21 (2 OT)

Michigan averts scare against Army

No. 7 Wolverines forced to go to double overtime against upset-mined visitors from West Point, N.Y.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 8/31/2019 (1st quarter) Boston College Eagles wide receiver Kobay White (9) hauls in a long reception for a first down during the first quarter. The Boston College Eagles host the Virginia Tech Hokies at Alumni stadium in Chestnut Hill. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 01Virginia Tech-BC, LOID: 9.0.716954472.

‘Scrambling’ for offense is part of the BC playbook this year

The Eagles have worked specifically on turning broken plays into big gainers, as they did against Virginia Tech.

Megan Barrett won three state titles during her field hockey career at Acton-Boxborough.


Acton’s Megan Barrett has designs on a strong finish for Northeastern field hockey

A three-time Division 1 state champion at Acton-Boxborough, the senior midfielder is a key cog for the Huskies this fall.


GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Concord’s Ellery Winkler was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the Yale women’s soccer team.

Boston College's Wynston Tabbs (5) goes up for a shot between Notre Dame's John Mooney (33) and Prentiss Hubb (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

BC’s Wynston Tabbs to miss 2019-20 season after knee surgery

The sophomore guard averaged 13.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game last season.

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BC keeps an eye on Dorian in case it affects Richmond’s travel

The Eagles are scheduled to play Richmond Saturday in Chestnut Hill and want to be proactive on any adjustments.

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - SEPTEMBER 02: Jahmir Smith #34 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Louisville Cardinals on September 02, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Notre Dame 35, Louisville 17

Notre Dame recovers to turn back Louisville

Ian Book ran for one TD and threw for another and Jahmir Smith rushed for two scores as the No. 9 Irish won, 35-17.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 8/31/2019 (3rd quarter) Boston College Eagles quarterback Anthony Brown (13). The Boston College Eagles host the Virginia Tech Hokies at Alumni stadium in Chestnut Hill. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 01Virginia Tech-BC, LOID: 9.0.716954472.

Boston College may have found its leader in Anthony Brown

The quarterback’s performance against Virginia Tech had his coach raving about his leadership.

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) runs the ball against Houston during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

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Ex-Alabama QB Jalen Hurts puts on show in Oklahoma debut

He posted 508 total yards, the fifth-most in school history.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 8/31/2019 (2nd quarter) Boston College Eagles wide receiver Kobay White (9) makes the reception for a touchdown as Virginia Tech Hokies defensive back Jermaine Waller (28) defends during the second quarter for a 21-14 lead. The Boston College Eagles host the Virginia Tech Hokies at Alumni stadium in Chestnut Hill. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 01Virginia Tech-BC, LOID: 9.0.716954472.


BC gets started with impressive win over Virginia Tech

Anthony Brown threw a pair of TD passes and the defense forced five turnovers to lead the Eagles past the Hokies.

Virginia Tech quarterback Ryan Willis (5) fumbles the ball as he is sacked by Boston College defensive back Tate Haynes, right, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


Tate Haynes shows BC defense can make up for youth with talent

The sophomore defensive back helped the rebuilt Eagles defense come up big against Virginia Tech.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - AUGUST 31: Seth Williams #18 of the Auburn Tigers makes the game winning touchdown pass against Verone McKinley III #23 of the Oregon Ducks in the fourth quarter during the Advocare Classic at AT&T Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


Auburn strikes in final seconds to upset No. 11 Oregon

Freshman quarterback Bo Nix threw a touchdown pass with nine seconds left to lift the No. 16 Tigers to the comeback win over the Ducks.

EAST LANSING, MI - AUGUST 30: Connor Heyward #11 of the Michigan State Spartans runs with the ball against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in the third quarter at Spartan Stadium on August 30, 2019 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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Defense stands tall as Michigan State opens with win over Tulsa

Kenny Willekes recovered two fumbles, including one in the end zone for a touchdown, for the No. 18 Spartans.

Rutgers running back Isaih Pacheco (1) fights his way into the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown against Massachusetts during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in Piscataway, N.J. (Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media via AP)

Rutgers 48, UMass 21

UMass can’t keep up with Rutgers

Isaih Pacheco scored four touchdowns for the Scarlet Knights.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 9/01/2018 - (1st quarter) Boston College Eagles head coach Steve Addazio and the team take the field for the season home opener. Boston College Eagles vs. University of Massachusetts Minutemen at Alumni stadium in Chestnut Hill. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 01BC-UMass, LOID:8.4.2982354795.


BC is about to kick off its season — here’s what to look for

The Eagles should have a varied and potent attack on offense, but the defense is on the inexperienced side.

Clemson's Travis Etienne runs down the sideline for a 90-yard touchdown during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Georgia Tech on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

College football roundup

Travis Etienne, No. 1 Clemson run wild in opener

Etienne rushed for a career-high 205 yards and touchdowns of 90, 14, and 48 yards in a 52-14 rout of Georgia Tech.

Tufts football players Dan Dewing, No. 71, and Tim Reitzenstein, No. 77 embrace before the start of their final game against Middlebury College, Middlebury VT (Corey Hendrickson for the Boston Globe).

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From AIC to Yale, a quick look at New England college football

The season is about to kick off, so here is a rundown of the 58 teams in the region playing NCAA football this fall.

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban prepares for a team coach photo prior to Alabama's fall camp fan-day NCAA college football scrimmage at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. This is the time of year when the Southeastern Conference usually validates its claim as the best league in college football by dominating neutral-site nonconference matchups. The SEC is 21-6 in regular-season nonconference games against Power Five opponents at neutral sites since 2012. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

National College Football 2019

A twist for SEC football: No new head coaches

For the first time since 2006, every team has returned its head coach.

While at Bentley, Danny Guadagnoli was named the outstanding college football senior in New England.


Former Bentley QB Danny Guadagnoli now surveys commercial real estate field

The Framingham High grad credits his work ethic and team approach on the job to his playing days.

08/27/2019 Chestnut Hill MA - Boston College Football player #4 Zay Flowers (cq) at Practice at Alumni Stadium.(Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)

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BC football team is pumped about its freshman class. Here’s why

Steve Addazio’s latest recruiting class is highly regarded, and team leaders made it a point to start grooming them early.

Massachusetts running back Marquis Young (8) gains yardage while pursued by Connecticut defensive back Tahj Herring-Wilson (14) and Connecticut linebacker Eddie Hahn (6) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UMass football aiming for a turnaround under Walt Bell

The first-year head coach has been working to change the culture after seven losing seasons.

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BC football will get an immediate test against Virginia Tech

In a rare bit of scheduling, the Eagles open at home against a conference rival Saturday.

Newton South alum Geoff Gray signs with Israeli Basketball Premier League

Gray, who has dual citizenship in Israel and the US, led Emerson College to the Division 3 NCAA Tournament last season.


Tim Hasselbeck has a back-to-school assignment at ESPN

The former BC quarterback adds college football analysis to NFL duties, and it’s a whole new playbook to learn.

Boston, MA - 11/18/2017 - (2nd Half) Boston College Eagles running back AJ Dillon (2) high steps his way to the end zone for a 33-3 lead on his run for a touchdown. BC vs. UConn at Fenway Park - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 19BC-UConn, LOID: 8.4.80714006.


BC, UConn to play home-and-home series in football

The first game will be played on Oct. 29, 2022, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.


Perspective | Magazine

Why are black males supported only when they’re athletes?

Name 10 black men who are athletes. Now, name 10 who aren’t athletes or entertainers.

Howard senior Otis Ferguson, left, whose appeal lead to the involvement of NBA superstar Stephen Curry, center, speaks Monday as they launch Howard University's golf program. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary.

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Stephen Curry helps launch Howard University men’s, women’s golf

Howard senior appealed to NBA superstar during a campus visit in January and Curry responded with his support.

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo, Clemson's Trayvon Mullen celebrates after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, in Santa Clara, Calif. For the first time, the defending national champion Tigers are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Clemson is No. 1 in AP preseason football poll

The defending national champions are 55-4 in the last four seasons — the same record as Alabama.

Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific collegiate rushers, dies at 36

The University of Texas star and former NFL running back died in a motorcycle accident.

08/13/2019 Boston MA -Boston College Offensive Lineman #78 Tyler Vrabel (cq) right at practice. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)


BC’s Tyler Vrabel had a head start on his football career

Having a father who was an NFL player and coach afforded him valuable resources and exposure as a youngster.

Photo showing Boston College All-American tight end Pete Mitchell in action vs. Temple. 10/15/94.

Boston College to retire Pete Mitchell’s jersey Nov. 9

Mitchell played for BC from 1991-94 and has more receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns than any tight end in school history.

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Boston College’s Mike Bajakian has a new outlook

The Eagles’ new offensive coordinator learned how to utilize tight ends with working for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Boston College's Tanner Karafa speaks during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

BC football has goal: Win more than 7 games

The Eagles have been stuck on seven wins for three straight seasons, but upperclassmen have been working hard to improve on that.

Longtime KU broadcaster Max Falkenstien dies at 95

Max Falkenstien, the affable and silver-tongued “Voice of the Jayhawks” who brought Kansas football and basketball into the homes of fans for six decades, died Monday.

Bryce Aiken and Harvard will open the 2019-20 season on Nov. 5 against MIT.

Harvard releases 2019-20 men’s basketball schedule

The Crimson open their season Nov. 5 against MIT.

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Former BC women’s basketball coach Cathy Inglese left a lasting legacy

Inglese was 60 when she died Wednesday, one week after sustaining a brain injury in a fall.

Says Blue Sox manager Rick DeAngelis: “This is not meant to be a job. This is meant to be something that you are passionate about.”


Lives change, but the Blue Sox tradition endures

A sense of family has helped the Lexington franchise to 14 Intercity League titles in the 25 years Rick DeAngelis has been at the helm.

Boston College coach Cathy Inglese directs her team during the second half of Boston College's 57-47 win over Virginia Tech in a women's Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournament game at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 6, 2008. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Former BC women’s basketball coach Cathy Inglese dies at 60

Inglese coached at Boston College from 1993-2008 and was hired as an assistant coach at Hofstra last month.


Former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky denied review

The convicted child molester isn't getting a fresh chance to argue in Pennsylvania state court that he should get a new trial.

Boston College announces non-conference men’s basketball schedule

The men’s team tips off with an ACC matchup against Wake Forest followed by 11 non-conference games.

Leaving as Hockey East commissioner was not Joe Bertagna’s decision

Bertagna said his contract was not going to be renewed, and he also said he is not retiring.

Boston College running back AJ Dillon was one of two Eagles named to the Preseason All-ACC Team.

BC’s AJ Dillon, Ben Petrula named to All-ACC preseason team

Dillon also placed third in preseason player of the year voting.