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Walter Whyte leads BU men’s basketball past Dartmouth

Whyte scored 17 points to lead five Terriers in double figures in a 78-76 win over the Big Green on Saturday at Case Gym.

Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry runs the ball for a touchdown against Army during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

NAVY 31, ARMY 7

Malcolm Perry (304 yards), Navy run over Army

Tne senior quarterback rushed for 304 yards and two TDs as the No. 25 Midshipmen beat Army in the 120th edition of the rivalry.

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, who is considered a frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy, acknowledges the crowd as he is pulled from his last game in Tiger Stadium, in the fourth quarter of the team's NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. LSU won 50-7. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

LSU’s Joe Burrow wins Heisman Trophy in landslide

The senior quarterback for the top-ranked Tigers is the first Heisman winner from LSU since Billy Cannon in 1959.

FILE - This Oct. 1, 2017 file photo shows San Francisco 49ers Jeff Hafley during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Hafley is the new Boston College football coach. “Jeff’s shown throughout his coaching career he is a tremendous leader with high integrity and a gift for teaching,

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Jeff Hafley officially announced as new Boston College football coach

Hafley is currently the Ohio State defensive coordinator. He will coach with the Buckeyes through the remainder of the college football playoffs.

BC football

Report: Boston College has chosen Jeff Hafley to be new football coach

The Ohio State co-defensive coordinator spent seven seasons in the NFL before joining the Buckeyes this year.

Boston, MA - Boston College interim coach Rich Gunnell speaks during the press conference in regards to the football coaching change at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass. on Monday, Dec. 2. (Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe) Topic: BCPresser

Rich Gunnell’s opportunity a motivating force for Boston College players

Just a decade removed from his days as a star Eagles receiver, the interim coach has drawn raves from players for his relatability.

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 15, 2013 file photo, NBA Commissioner David Stern takes a question from a reporter during a news conference following an NBA Board of Governors meeting in Dallas. The NBA says former Commissioner David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 and underwent emergency surgery. The league says in a statement its thoughts and prayers are with the 77-year-old Stern's family. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

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Former NBA commissioner David Stern hospitalized with brain hemorrhage

The 77-year-old, who led the league for 30 years, underwent emergency surgery.

Boston College goaltender Spencer Knight during an NCAA hockey game against Wisconsin on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 in Chestnut Hill, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

College hockey notebook

Boston College hockey team hits its stride with nine straight wins

Coach Jerry York credits veteran leadership and a talented freshman goalie for the Eagles’ hot streak.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Methuen’s Amanda Conway netting great success for Norwich hockey

The 5-foot-4-inch senior forward is the program’s career scoring leader (94 goals) and ranks ninth all-time in NCAA history.

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Winning was the point for Jeff Hines at Waltham and Babson

The former basketball stalwart still resides in the Watch City with his wife, Nicole, and their four sons.

Chestnut Hill MA 9/7/19 Boston College Eagles head coach Steve Addazio after they defeated the Richmond Spiders 45-13 during at Alumni Stadium. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Ex-Boston College coach Steve Addazio hired at Colorado State

Addazio will take over a football program coming off a 4-8 season.

AJ Dillon finishes his BC career with 4,382 yards and 38 touchdowns, shattering the Eagles’ previous records in both categories.

Boston College running back AJ Dillon declares for NFL Draft

Dillon, who leaves Chestnut Hill as the Eagles’ all-time rushing leader, will forgo playing in the Birmingham Bowl.

Merrimack basketball already has a lot to like about transition to Division 1

Joe Gallo’s squad won a lot of games at the D2 level last year, and so far, it hasn’t taken much to be successful with tougher competition.

Boston College quarterback Anthony Brown passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Wake Forest in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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Boston College QB Anthony Brown to seek transfer

Redshirt junior passed for 4,738 yards and 40 TDs in three injury-plagued seasons at BC.

8Boston, MA - 4/21/2018 - SJ Prep and BC grad Pete Frates receives words of encouragement from BC players in the dugout at a pre game ceremony before the start of the 7th Annual ALS Awareness game between Boston College and 17th-ranked Florida State at Fenway park . At far left pushing Pete is his brother Andrew Frates. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Matthew Doherty, Topic: 22schrdp, LOID: 8.4.1689018287.

Timeline: Looking back at Pete Frates’s life

A look at Frates’s journey from St. John’s Prep baseball to an honorary contract with the Red Sox.

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) celebrate with teammates after the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game against Georgia, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Atlanta. LSU won 37-10. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

College football notebook

LSU draws the top seed in College Football Playoffs

No. 1 LSU will face No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 2 Ohio State is matched up against No. 3 Clemson in the semifinals.

2019-20 college football bowl game schedule

The final matchups of the college football season have been revealed.

Tufts celebrates with the trophy during the 2019 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship at UNCG Soccer Stadium on December 7, 2019 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Jumbos defeated the Mammoths 2-0. (Brian Westerholt/Sports On Film)

College Soccer

For the fourth time in six years, the Tufts men’s soccer team is national champion

Concord native Gavin Tasker was named Most Outstanding Player of the Division 3 championship tournament.

Boston College running back Ben Glines (19) leads teammates out of the tunnel before the start of an NCAA college football game against Richmond, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

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Boston College to face Cincinnati in Birmingham Bowl on Jan. 2

Amid a search for a head coach, Eagles (6-6) accepted invite to play Cincinnati (10-3), which lost on Saturday in its conference championship.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire and LSU have the No. 1 seed in the college football playoffs.

College football playoff teams, schedule announced

Semifinals will be played on Dec. 28 and the national championship game will take place Jan. 13, 2020.

Hank Smith returned to Emerson to watch a podcast involving a former student-athlete — Thunder GM Sam Presti.

Tara Sullivan

The story of Hank Smith, former Emerson College basketball coach who built an unlikely pipeline to the NBA

Nine of Smith’s former players work in the NBA, including Sam Presti, the executive VP and general manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 07: Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers runs with the ball in the second half against the Georgia Bulldogs during the SEC Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 07, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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No. 1 LSU hammers No. 4 Georgia to capture SEC championship

LSU locked up a spot in the College Football Playoff for the first time, making a persuasive case to be the top overall seed in the four-team field.

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 30: Tanner Karafa #48 of the Boston College Eagles celebrates with teammates after sacking Kenny Pickett #8 of the Pittsburgh Panthers (not pictured) during the second quarter at Heinz Field on November 30, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

College football

Boston College, bowl sites wait for regular season to end

Projections have the Eagles headed to the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit, the Birmingham (Ala.) Bowl, or the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La.

Harvard's Jack Drury (18) during an NCAA hockey game against Brown on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

College hockey notebook

Harvard hockey got taken down a couple of pegs

The Crimson absorbed back-to-back losses to BC and BU after a high-flying 6-0 start.

Alana Gilmer is averaging 14.7 points per game for the Red Foxes (5-1).

CAMPUS ANGLE

Archbishop Williams grad Alana Gilmer has Marist basketball on the rise

The 6-foot senior forward from North Easton is a two-time All-Metro Atlantic player for the 5-1 Red Foxes.

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McGinn showcased her versatility at Classical, Endicott

Paula McGinn is the only student-athlete in Endicott history to play on a combined eight conference championship soccer and softball teams.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

On Saturday, Xaverian High grad John Gurkis will be the first former Saint Michael’s hockey player to have his number (9) retired by the college.

West Virginia forward Logan Routt (31) defends against Boston University guard Javante McCoy (30) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)

College basketball notebook

Mass. college basketball teams have more questions than answers right now

BU, Northeastern, BC, UMass, and Harvard are all trying to figure things out early in the season.

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day talks with players in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Ohio State goes into championship weekend No. 1 in CFP rankings

LSU was second, followed by Clemson and Georgia.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 11/10/2018 - (2nd quarter) Boston College Eagles head coach Steve Addazio argues a call during the second quarter. Boston College Eagles host the Clemson Tigers at Alumni stadium in Chestnut Hill. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 11Clemson-BC, LOID: 8.4.3738276196.

Former Boston College football players air grievances with Steve Addazio in wake of coach’s firing

Andre Williams and Josh Keyes took to social media to criticize their former coach.

Chestnut Hill MA 9/7/19 Boston College Eagles head coach Steve Addazio after they defeated the Richmond Spiders 45-13 during at Alumni Stadium. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

A new coach won’t be enough to take Boston College football to the big-time

Boston College may find limited success, but it will always be a middle-of-the-pack college football program.

Boston College running back AJ Dillon was named to the All-ACC first team on Tuesday.

Boston College’s AJ Dillon, John Phillips named to All-ACC first team

Dillon is third nationally in rushing yards, an Phillips has allowed just one sack this season.

Pat Sullivan; Auburn QB won Heisman

Pat Sullivan, the 1971 Heisman Trophy winner at Auburn who went on coach TCU and Samford, has died. He was 69.

Boston, MA - Boston College athletic director Martin Jarmond speaks during the press conference in regards to the football coaching change at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass. on Monday, Dec. 2. (Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe) Topic: BCPresser

Boston College AD: Goal for Steve Addazio’s replacement will be making top 25

Martin Jarmond said the Eagles were far from reaching their potential, and he hopes to have a new coach in place by Dec. 18.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban signals to his team before an NCAA college football game against Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

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After loss, Alabama slips to No. 9 in AP football poll

The Crimson Tide fell out of the top five in the rankings for the first time since 2015.

BC would like to talk with Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell, but he might have bigger suitors.

BC football

Who will succeed Steve Addazio at Boston College? Here’s an early list of potential candidates

Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell might be an attractive candidate, but he could be headed to USC.

Boston College fires football coach Steve Addazio after seven seasons

Addazio was 44-44 in his seven seasons and played in six bowls, but never won more than seven games.

Greg Schiano talked to Patriots coach Bill Belichick after a 2013 game, when Schiano was coach of the Buccaneers.

Greg Schiano agrees to deal to return as Rutgers football coach

Schiano briefly took a job as an assistant with the Patriots earlier this year. He stepped down soon after, deciding instead to take the season off.

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 30: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate a 56-27 win over the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ohio State turns The Big House into its house after romp over Michigan

No. 1 Buckeyes cap a 12-0 regular-season with a 56-27 romp over Big Ten archrival Wolverines in Ann Arbor, Mich.

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 30: AJ Dillon #2 of the Boston College Eagles gets tackled by Damar Hamlin #3 of the Pittsburgh Panthers during the first quarter at Heinz Field on November 30, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

BC NOTEBOOK

AJ Dillon rises to the occasion in clutch performance

Dillon finished with 178 yards rushing, the 20th 100-yard game of his career and the seventh time he’s surpassed 150 this season.

FCS Playoffs | Monmouth 44, Holy Cross 27

Holy Cross eliminated in first round of FCS playoffs vs. Monmouth

Pete Guerriero ran for 220 yards and three touchdowns as Monmouth ousted Holy Cross, 44-27

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 30: David Bailey #26 of the Boston College Eagles carries the ball in front of Cam Bright #38 of the Pittsburgh Panthers in the first quarter at Heinz Field on November 30, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

BC 26, Pittsburgh 19

Boston College answers bell with victory over Pittsburgh

The Eagles’ victory in their season finale makes them bowl eligible.

Harvard guard Bryce Aiken (11) reacts after scoring a 3-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Maryland 80, Harvard 73

Harvard’s upset bid of No. 5 Maryland falls short

The Crimson missed 18 of 26 attempts from behind the 3-point arc and didn’t have enough muscle or firepower to hold off the Terps.

Texas A&M guard Wendell Mitchell (11) is fouled by Harvard guard Justin Bassey (20) while going up for a shot during the second half of an NCAA college basketball tournament game Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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No. 5 Maryland to get Harvard next

The Crimson (5-2) got 16 points from Justin Bassey and made all 22 of their free throws en route to a 62-51 win over Texas A&M.

SYRACUSE, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Kobay White #9 of the Boston College Eagles carries the ball as he scores a touchdown early in the second quarter against the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome on November 2, 2019 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

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For Kobay White and BC, it’s bowl or bust

The redshirt junior receiver has played in a bowl in all three seasons at The Heights; he’s out to make sure that streak doesn’t end this season.

Maine goaltender Jeremy Swayman (1) in action during an NCAA college hockey game against Quinnipiac, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Hamden, Conn. Quinnipiac won 4-3. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)

College hockey notebook

Could Jeremy Swayman be the Bruins goalie of the future?

The Bruins haven’t had much luck developing goalies lately, but the Maine junior is showing his talent.

FILE - DECEMBER 30: According to reports December 30, 2013, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired head coach Greg Schiano. TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 15: Greg Schiano, head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, watches the action during a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Raymond James Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. San Francisco won the game 33-14. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Greg Schiano as the next BC coach? It might make sense

After his return to Rutgers fell through, Schiano is available — and coincidentally, Steve Addazio might fit well in New Jersey.

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Avon’s Maggie Hoffman has a new field: studying chimps in Uganda

The former Globe Foundation/Phelps scholar and Tufts softball standout is now working as a primatologist.

Stephen F. Austin forward Nathan Bain (23) drives for a game winning basket over Duke forward Jack White (41) during overtime in an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Stephen F. Austin won 85-83. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Stephen F. Austin stuns No. 1 Duke, 85-83 in OT

Nathan Bain stole the ball and hit a layup at the overtime buzzer and Stephen F. Austin knocked off No. 1 Duke 85-83 on Tuesday night.

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, center, runs for a first down against Penn State during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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Ohio State leapfrogs LSU for top spot in playoff rankings

The Tigers held on to the No. 2 spot, with Clemson third and Georgia fourth wth two weeks to go.