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Harvard 31, Brown 17

Harvard steamrolls Brown once again

Harvard has won the last eight games in the series, holding an 86-30-2 advantage dating to 1893.

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016, file photo, McDonogh high school football lineman Jordan McNair watches from the sideline during a game in McDonogh, Md. An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field. McNair was hospitalized on May 29 after a team workout and died June 13. The family attorney said the cause of death was heatstroke. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)

SPORTS LOG

Maryland found culpable in Jordan McNair’s death

Independent investigation finds that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after the offensive lineman collapsed on the field after a May 29 team workout.

In his first two seasons at Boston College, Travor Davock scored 23 points, including three game-winning goals.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Medway’s Trevor Davock looks to come back strong at BC after ankle surgeries

Davock redshirted his 2017 season at Boston College, and after a grueling spring and summer of rehab, is ready to take on the ACC again.

Boston College's AJ Dillon (2) leaves the field after rushing for 185 yards against Wake Forest during an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Woody Marshall)

Rather than relish its ranking, BC is focusing on Purdue

The Eagles cracked the top 25 this week for the first time since 2008.

Florida International wide receiver Maurice Alexander (1) runs for a touchdown in the second quarter as Massachusetts cornerback Brian Roberts Jr. (43) defends during an NCAA college football game in Miami, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (Alan Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

UMass looks to regroup after rugged road stretch

The Minutemen return home to face Charlotte after being outscored, 152-58, in three road losses.

Ohio State NCAA college football head coach Urban Meyer gestures while speaking at a press conference in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mitch Stacy)

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Urban Meyer: ‘I should have done a better job’

In return from three-game ban, Ohio State football coach acknowledged mishandling sexual assault allegations against former assistant.

AJ Dillon and the Boston College football team are ranked nationally in the Top 25 Coaches Poll for the first time since 2008.

Boston College football team breaks into Top 25 polls

It’s the Eagles’ first appearance in the national rankings since 2008.

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 15: Napoleon Maxwell #23 of the Florida International Panthers runs with the ball past the attempted tackle by Cole McCubrey #46 of the UMass Minutemen at FIU Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

FIU 63, UMass 24

UMass roughed up on road for third straight week

It was the third straight road loss by UMass of 21 points or more, following defeats at BC (55-21) and Georgia Southern (34-13)

Cole Tracy, a postgraduate transfer who last year kicked for Assumption College in Worcester, is carried off the field after kicking the a field goal as time expired to beat host Auburn.

LSU 22, Auburn 21

LSU wins on last-second FG by Assumption transfer

Cole Tracy kicked a 42-yarder on the final play to give No. 12 LSU a 22-21 victory over No. 7 Auburn.

HARVARD 36, SAN DIEGO 14

Harvard football team runs wild in season opener

Sophomore running back Aaron Shampklin scored four touchdowns for the Crimson.

WINSTON SALEM, NC - SEPTEMBER 13: Hamp Cheevers #4 of the Boston College Eagles tackles Cade Carney #36 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during their game at BB&T Field on September 13, 2018 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Boston College weathered many storms in road victory over Wake Forest

The Eagles were busy Thursday as the Demon Deacons ran a staggering 105 plays, the most by any team in the nation this season

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale looks on from the dugout during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Chris Sale has been great, but here’s why he shouldn’t win the Cy Young, and other thoughts

There’s one stat that is holding him back in the race to be the American League’s best starter.

Boston College running back AJ Dillon (2) takes a handoff from quarterback Anthony Brown (13) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Wake Forest, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Woody Marshall)

BC 41, Wake Forest 34

BC quarterback Anthony Brown (304 yards, 5 TDs) has career night at Wake Forest

Redshirt sophomore led the Eagles (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) to victory in their conference opener.

16zonoteworthy - Amari King. (Worcester State University Sports Information)

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Amari King was named Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week for the second consecutive week.

Allston, MA - 10/14/2017 - (1st Half) Harvard's Justice Shelton-Mosley (17) breaks several tackles en route to a opening kickoff return for touchdown against Lafayette Leopards in the first quarter. Harvard football hosts Lafayette at Harvard Stadium. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Nicholas Ironside, Topic: 15Lafayette-Harvard, LOID: 8.3.3994956500.

Here are five questions facing Harvard football this season

The Crimson are coming off a rare .500 season but should benefit from a lot of returning talent.

Massachusetts head coach Mark Whipple during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Duquesne in Amherst, Mass., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

UMass football needs answers quickly after two one-sided losses

The struggling Minutemen head out on the road to face Florida International Saturday night.

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, Larry Nassar, former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts, appears in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich. Numerous people have been criminally charged, fired or forced out of jobs in the wake of the scandal involving once-renowned gymnastics doctor, Nassar, who is serving decades in prison for molesting athletes and for child pornography crimes. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)

TARA SULLIVAN

A new low in Larry Nassar fallout, if that’s even possible, and other thoughts

A lawsuit claims Michigan State knew one of its athletes had made a rape allegation against the then-student doctor in 1992.

Boston College running back AJ Dillon (2) rushes down the sideline as Holy Cross players look on during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

BC at Wake Forest | Thursday, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

BC football faces first test of its season

After romping to a 2-0 start, Eagles will encounter stern road test in ACC opener at Wake Forest.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 9/09/2017 - (1st quarter) Boston College Eagles quarterback Anthony Brown (13) is upended as he is tackled for a 2 yard loss on the play during the first quarter. Boston College Eagles host Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 10Wake Forest-BC, LOID:8.3.3650146316.

College football

BC doesn’t like what it sees in Wake Forest

The Eagles have developed a genuine rivalry with the Demon Deacons over the past four years.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 02/19/16 - Alex Carpenter, Boston College women's hockey player, in a game against Providence College for feature on Carpenter siblings. Bobo plays for BU men's team. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Kevin Paul Dupont, Topic: xxxCarpenter hockey siblings, LOID: 8.2.1783154444.

MATT PORTER

Former BC star Alex Carpenter helps build up women’s hockey in China

Carpenter is among the international experts enlisted by the Chinese government to develop Olympic-caliber talent.

ATLANTIC OCEAN - SEPTEMBER 10: In this NASA handout image taken by Astronaut Ricky Arnold, Hurricane Florence gains strength in the Atlantic Ocean as it moves west, seen from the International Space Station on September 10, 2018. Weather predictions say the storm will likely hit the U.S. East Coast as early as Thursday, September 13 bringing massive winds and rain. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

BC football keeping an eye on Hurricane Florence

As the hurricane bears down on North Carolina, the Eagles are set to play Thursday night at Wake Forest.

25nonoteworthy -- Caitlin McBride Merrimack College softball (Jim Stankiewicz)

Merrimack is moving up to Division 1, in Northeast Conference

Except for hockey, the Warriors have been competing in the Division 2 Northeast-10 for 35 years.

STATESBORO, GA - SEPTEMBER 08: Wesley Fields #21of the Georgia Southern Eagles runs for a big gain during the second quarter as the University of Massachusetts Minutemen defense gives chase on September 8, 2018 in Statesboro, Georgia. (Photo by Chris Thelen/Getty Images)

GEORGIA SOUTHERN 34, UMASS 13

UMass bows to Georgia Southern

Marquis Young was a bright spot for the Minutemen, rushing for 71 yards on 14 carries, putting him over 3,000 career rushing yards.

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 08: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners looks to throw against the UCLA Bruins at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Bruins 49-21. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL | OKLAHOMA 49, UCLA 21

No. 6 Oklahoma rolls over UCLA

Star running back Rodney Anderson left the game with a leg injury on the final play of the first quarter, putting a damper on the Sooners’ impressive victory.

Boston College running back AJ Dillon left Holy Cross in the dust early and often, rushing for three touchdowns in the first eight minutes.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

BC-Holy Cross football rivalry better left in the distant past

The two storied programs were headed in opposite directions when they stopped the annual matchup in 1986. It’s a bigger mismatch now.

Boston College running back AJ Dillon (2) rushes through the defensive pressure of Holy Cross linebacker Ryan Brady (44) and defensive back John Smith (27) during the first half of a college football game, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

BC 62, HOLY CROSS 14

BC football routs Holy Cross

The Eagles’ starting backfield called it a day after 12 plays from scrimmage.

Sports Log

Two Florida International football players shot

RB Anthony Jones and OL Mershawn Miller in stable condition after being wounded in drive-by shooting in Opa-locka, Fla.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 9/01/2018 - (1st quarter) Boston College Eagles wide receiver Kobay White (9) pulls in a reception over UMass Minutemen cornerback Lee Moses during a first quarter drive for a touchdown. 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 will be heavily favored, while UMass tries to get back on track

The Eagles face Holy Cross for the first time since 1986; the Minutemen head down to Georgia Southern.

09zonoteworth -- Holy Cross field hockey player Emily Loprete of Watertown. (HOLY CROSS ATHLETICS)

CAMPUS ANGLE

Watertown High three-sport star chose to stick with field hockey at Holy Cross

Senior midfielder Emily Loprete is a returning first team Patriot League midfielder.

San Francisco Giants third base coach Ron Wotus, left, congratulates Chris Shaw who circles the bases after hitting a pinch-hit home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Seunghwan Oh in the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Jack Lavanchy of Walpole, Chris Shaw of Lexington, and Brianna Starkey of Rockland were standouts.

In its season opener, BC trounced UMass, 55-21.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Nostalgia aside, BC-Holy Cross football may not be the best idea

The two schools have gone in opposite directions athletically since their last meeting 32 years ago.

Brian Meehan, shown in 2006, was Brandeis University’s longtime men’s basketball coach.

Brandeis sanctions officials in wake of report on handling of complaints against former coach

Two officials were placed on probation and a vice president resigned in the wake of the investigation.

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 1: Mike Weber #25 of the Ohio State Buckeyes scores a touchdown on a 49-yard run in the second quarter against the Oregon State Beavers at Ohio Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

OHIO STATE 77, OREGON STATE 31

Without Urban Meyer, Ohio State routs Oregon State in opener

With Meyer serving the first game of his three-game suspension, new quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. threw for a school-record five touchdowns.

BC receiver Kobay White, who caught two TD passes, makes a catch over UMass defender Lee Moses.

BC 55, UMASS 21

Anthony Brown sparks BC’s rout of UMass in football opener

The QB threw for 279 yards and 4 TDs in his first action since a season-ending knee injury as BC toyed with the Minutemen.

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer makes a statement during a news conference in Columbus, Ohio. Meyer’s current suspension and previous paid leave have restricted him from talking football with his staff and athletes during August with one exception _ a team meeting the day after the suspension was announced. Emails from the senior vice president for human resources show Meyer and athletic director Gene Smith were allowed to meet with the players and coaches last Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

Sports Log

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer blasts back

He called media reports about his suspension incorrect.

Massachusetts quarterback Andrew Ford (7) passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Duquesne in Amherst, Mass., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

College Football

UMass will try to keep its momentum going against BC

The Minutemen won convincingly in their opener, but BC has weapons on both sides of the ball.

02zonoteworthy - Brown soccer player Abby Carchio. (David Silverman/Brown Athletics)

CAMPUS ANGLE

Apponequet grad Abby Carchio has given Brown soccer a kick start

The All-Ivy junior midfielder from Lakeville and her Bears’ teammates have their eye on the program’s first league title since 1994.

02zonoteworthy - UMass Amherst soccer player Lauren Bonavita (Thom Kendall Photography)

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Former Whitman-Hanson soccer star Lauren Bonavita tallied 3 points in her first four games for the UMass Amherst women’s team.

Massachusetts running back Marquis Young (8) evades Duquesne defensive back Peter Ausiello (43) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Amherst, Mass., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

UMASS 63, DUQUESNE 15

UMass football opens with blowout win over Duquesne

The Minutemen built a quick 21-0 lead and cruised to the win over the overmatched Dukes.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer makes a statement during a news conference in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Ohio State suspended Meyer on Wednesday for three games for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport's most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after the coach's wife accused him of abuse. Athletic director Gene Smith was suspended from Aug. 31 through Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

With another scandal in college sports, where is the NCAA?

The governing body’s primary purpose is fair competition between the lines, and that’s the way the schools want it.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer makes a statement during a news conference in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Ohio State suspended Meyer on Wednesday for three games for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport's most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after the coach's wife accused him of abuse. Athletic director Gene Smith was suspended from Aug. 31 through Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

SPORTS LOG

Investigation report tarnishes Urban Meyer’s legacy

The findings showed the football coach failed to live up to his “core values’’ like honesty and treating women with respect.

Massachusetts head coach Mark Whipple during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Akron in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

UMASS FOOTBALL PREVIEW

UMass looks to build off its best season yet in FBS

The Minutemen went 4-8 last season, but that represented a significant step forward.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer makes a statement during a news conference in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Ohio State suspended Meyer on Wednesday for three games for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport's most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after the coach's wife accused him of abuse. Athletic director Gene Smith was suspended from Aug. 31 through Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Ohio State suspends Urban Meyer for three games

The Buckeyes head football coach was punished for mishandling domestic violence accusations against a former assistant.

“It’s what’s up front that counts,” said Harvard coach Tim Murphy.

For Tim Murphy and Harvard football, a bounce-back year will start in the trenches

“We feel like it’s a tremendous senior group and we’ll have some depth up there as well,” said Murphy.

Boston College head coach Steve Addazio answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

BC’s Steve Addazio puts a premium on momentum in scheduling

The Eagles’ early football slate appears to be tilted in their favor, and that is not an accident.

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer stands along the sideline during the first half of the team's Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Indianapolis. The investigation of how Meyer handled domestic violence accusations against an assistant has drawn attention to his contractual obligation to report violations of Ohio State’s sexual misconduct policy. It’s a type of specificity becoming increasingly common in college athletic contracts, especially for highly paid coaches who are standard-bearers for their universities. Sports law experts say such provisions clarify expectations for those employees and can make it easier for schools to fire them without compensation if they fall short. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

SPORTS LOG

Urban Meyer’s fate at Ohio State may come down to meeting on Wednesday

The Buckeyes’ football coach has been the subject of an investigation into the handling of domestic-abuse allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith.

Yale's Zane Dudek #33 in action against Harvard during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, November 18, 2017 in New Haven, CT. Yale won the game 24-3 and won their first outright Ivy League title since 1980. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Yale is preseason pick in Ivy football; Harvard third

Yale is going for back-to-back Ivy League titles for the first time since 1981.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates beating the Georgia Bulldogs in overtime to win the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Alabama won 26-23. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Alabama is No. 1 in AP’s preseason Top 25 football rankings

This is the third straight year the Crimson Tide have been the top-ranked team in the preseason poll.

Tennessee's Candace Parker (3) drives past Connecticut's Brittany Hunter for a shot in the second half of the Connecticut-Tennessee basketball game in Hartford, Conn., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007. Tennessee defeated Connecticut, 70-64, with Parker scoring 30 points to be high scorer for her team and for the game. (AP Photo/Bob Child) Library Tag 01072007 Sports

The UConn-Tennessee rivalry is back on

The two teams will face off for the first time since 2007 in a home-and-home series starting in 2019-20.

Head football coach DJ Durkin is under fire at Maryland.

SPORTS LOG

Maryland places football head coach on leave

The program is under investigation because of allegations of abuse that came to light following the death of a player on the practice field.