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Julian Benbow

Boston College’s Steve Addazio defends punt on fourth and 1

Addazio stands by the decision, even though his team was at the Florida State 45 with 2:52 left and leading 21-16.

Boston, MA - 11/17/2018 - (4th quarter) Harvard Crimson running back Devin Darrington (36) run for a touchdown during the fourth quarter was called back because of an unsportsmanlike penalty on the Crimson during the fourth quarter. Harvard hosts Yale at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: John Powers, Topic: 18Yale-Harvard , LOID: 8.4.3826701376.

NAMES

No, a Harvard football player didn’t give his Yale rival the middle finger before a touchdown

It was his index finger — and running back Devin Darrington wants to settle the score on what really happened.

Gino and Sandy Cappelletti in the stands at Fenway Park for Harvard-Yale.

STAN GROSSFELD

A half-century later, Gino Cappelletti was back at Fenway for football

The Patriots great, who played at the ballpark in the 1960s, now has a grandson on the Yale roster and was in the stands for The Game.

SportsLog

UMass hockey off to best start ever

The 10-1 Minutemen got power-play goals from Jacob Pritchard, John Leonard, and Mitchell Chaffee to beat UNH.

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Army coach Jeff Monken stands with his team after an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. Army is ranked for the first time since 1996, moving into The Associated Press college football poll at No. 23 on Sunday, Nov. 18, as it begins preparations to face rival Navy on Dec. 8. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

College football notebook

Army returns to AP poll after 22 years

Boston College, which had been ranked No. 22, fell out of the Top 25 after losing at Florida State.

Boston, MA - 11/17/2018 - (3rd quarter) Harvard Crimson wide receiver Jack Cook (83) has nothing but open field ahead as he scores a third quarter touchdown for a 28-24 lead over Yale. Harvard hosts Yale at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: John Powers, Topic: 18Yale-Harvard , LOID: 8.4.3826701376.

HARVARD 45, YALE 27

Harvard beats Yale in The Game at Fenway Park

It was the highest-scoring game in the 135 meetings between the schools.

Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm (11) is on the run during the first half of the Bulldogs’ demolition of UMass.

Georgia 66, UMass 27

Georgia runs over UMass

The Bulldogs gained 701 yards, 426 on the ground, as they overwhelmed the visiting Minutemen.

Boston College quarterback Anthony Brown throws against Florida State in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. Florida State defeated Boston College 22-21. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

florida state 22, boston college 21

Florida State rushes in when BC defense falters

Deondre Francois finds Tamorrion Terry for a late 74-yard touchdown pass.

At Fenway Park, Harvard celebrated winning the 135th playing of The Game.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Harvard-Yale at Fenway Park was inevitable

The ballpark always has been more than a baseball venue.

Harvard quarterback Tom Stewart is wheeled off the field late in the fourth quarter.

Harvard quarterback Tom Stewart taken off on stretcher

As he went into a slide, his right leg appeared to get stuck in the turf, and he immediately signaled he had been hurt.

Boston, MA - 11/17/2018 - (4th quarter) Harvard Crimson head coach Tim Murphy checks on Harvard Crimson quarterback Tom Stewart (14) as Stewart left the game on a stretcher late in the fourth quarter. Harvard hosts Yale at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: John Powers, Topic: 18Yale-Harvard , LOID: 8.4.3826701376.

Harvard quarterback Tom Stewart taken off field on stretcher

As he went into a slide, his right leg appeared to get stuck in the turf, and he immediately signaled he had been hurt.

Tufts field hockey advances to Division 3 national championship game

The Jumbos defeated Johns Hopkins 3-1 in the semifinals Saturday.

Boston, Ma, Nov. 15, 2018-Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff---Ben Abercrombie, the Harvard football safety who was paralyzed in his first collegiate game 16 months ago, returns to Harvard Stadium to greet his teammates. The Hoover, Alabama native will attend the Harvard-Yale game this Saturday. Here a TV camera records a joyful Abercrombie on the field.

Stan Grossfeld

Ahead of The Game, Harvard welcomes back an inspirational visitor

Ben Abercrombie, paralyzed in his first game last year, visited his teammates Thursday and will be there Saturday when they play Yale.

Harvard captain Zach Miller visited Fenway Park in the spring, but he’ll be suiting up for real Saturday.

Harvard takes on its old rival in a brand-new setting: Fenway Park

Amid all the hoopla, the Crimson will try to maintain their momentum and knock off Yale.

16zonoteworthy - *** low res - do not use wider than 1 column*** - Amari King. (Worcester State University Sports Information)

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Worcester State junior Amari King of Lawrence was named MASCAC Volleyball Player of the Year after her Lancers won the conference tournament.

Linc Marsac is now a rafting guide in the Adirondacks of New York State.

CATCHING UP WITH ...

Cohasset grad Linc Marsac has taken his passion to the Hudson River

Linc Marsac starred on the soccer field and basketball court at Cohasset High. These days, he has found a new home in the Adirondacks.

18zocampus -- Margie Cullen. (Georgetown Athletics)

Needham’s Cullen aims higher at Georgetown University

The three-season running star at Needham High earned first-team Big East cross-country honors this fall.

Sports Log

IUPUI stuns Boston College in men’s basketball

IUPUI’s Cameron Justice scored 5 of his game-high 29 points in the closing three minutes in the upset at Conte Forum.

Greater Boston author readings Nov. 18-24

A weekly calendar of literary events.

Fitchburg State basketball player apologizes for striking opponent in the face

“I’m not only apologizing to Nate Tenaglia, but also to my teammates, the coaching staff, the University, and the whole basketball community.”

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - NOVEMBER 10: Quarterback EJ Perry #4 of the Boston College Eagles passes in the fourth quarter of the game against the Clemson Tigers at Alumni Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)

BC football preparing EJ Perry to start at quarterback at Florida State

There’s a possibility that the sophomore from Andover could make his first college start in Tallahassee.

Massachusetts' Andy Isabella (5) runs into the end zone against Liberty defenders in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Amherst, Mass., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (J. Anthony Roberts/The Republican via AP)

UMASS AT NO. 5 GEORGIA SATURDAY, 4 p.m.

UMass braces for game against No. 5 Georgia in finale

No one expects the Minutemen to push the Bulldogs, but they’re hoping to play well enough to use it as a springboard for next season.

Déjà vu all over again: 1968 Harvard-Yale game

The surprising resonance of a legendary game in a troubled, riven time.

Vic Gatto, who caught a touchdown pass as time expired to help Harvard tie Yale, returned to the scene of his glory last month.

50 years later, Harvard’s 29-29 ‘win’ over Yale still resonates

The 1968 classic is the most celebrated and remembered contest between the ancient rivals, and for good reason.

Fitchburg State basketball player suspended for elbowing opponent in the face

Junior guard Kewan Platt was suspended indefinitely from the team and barred from campus.

Providence guard A.J. Reeves reacts after getting fouled while shooting a basket in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wichita State at the Veterans Classic tournament in Annapolis, Md., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

JOE SULLIVAN | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Danny Hurley has work to do at UConn, and other thoughts

Jordan Roland (Northeastern) and A.J. Reeves (Providence) have been impressive in the early going of the season.

Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer talks to Rutgers guard Arella Guirantes (24) during a timeout in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college basketball game against Central Connecticut Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers defeated Central Connecticut 73-44 as Stringer got her 1,000th career win. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Rutgers 73, Cent. Conn. 44

A grand night: C. Vivian Stringer joins 1,000-win club

The 70-year-old Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer is also the first African American to reach 1,000 wins.

Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (24) salutes after a three-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Vermont in Lawrence, Kan., Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Vick scored 32 points in the game. Kansas defeated Vermont 84-68. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas 84, Vermont 68

Vermont wins respect, but No. 2 Kansas gets W

Lagerald Vick (32 points) was 8 of 8 from beyond the arc, helping Kansas win its 46th straight home opener.

DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 11: Teammates Zion Williamson #1 and RJ Barrett #5 of the Duke Blue Devils react after a play against the Army Black Knights during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Duke jumps over Kansas to No. 1 in men’s college basketball poll

Duke set a record with its 135th week at No. 1, breaking a tie with UCLA for the most top rankings in poll history.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 11/10/2018 - (1st quarter) Boston College Eagles quarterback Anthony Brown (13) was injured on this play and left the game when he was tackled by Clemson Tigers defensive lineman Christian Wilkins (42) early in the first 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.

BC quarterback Anthony Brown may not be able to go vs. Florida State

Brown sustained an abdominal injury when he was tackled in the first quarter against Clemson.

SYRACUSE, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Head coach Bobby Petrino of the Louisville Cardinals runs off the field before the game against the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome on November 9, 2018 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Sports Log

Bobby Petrino’s time’s up as Louisville’s football coach

The exit will be expensive for Louisville, which owes Petrino $14 million under his extension signed in April 2016

Boston College basketball team honors fallen military heroes

Amy Cotta, founder of Medals of Honor, has her own story to tell in forming a national organization that reaches out to the families left behind.

BC 74, ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN 69

Boston College has just enough to top St. Francis

Ky Bowman scored 26 points to lead the way for the Eagles (2-0).

Chestnut Hill, MA - 11/10/2018 - (1st quarter) Clemson Tigers tight end Milan Richard (80) and teammates celebrate his reception for a touchdown during the first 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.

Christoper L. Gasper

BC helped Clemson prep for the playoff. One day they hope to close the gap with them

Still, the No. 2 Tigers encountered their toughest fight against an ACC Atlantic Division opponent. “I knew it would be coming up here,” said Clemson coach Dabo Swinney.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 11/10/2018 - (1st quarter) Boston College Eagles quarterback Anthony Brown (13) is taken down by Clemson Tigers defensive lineman Christian Wilkins (42) and left the game on the play with an apparent arm injury during the first 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.

Clemson 27, Boston College 7

Boston College was dealt a blow early and couldn’t recover

Eagles quarterback Anthony Brown was injured on BC’s first offensive series, and the Tigers held BC to 131 yards.

BYU 35, UMass 16

BYU scores 35 straight, tops UMass at Gillette Stadium

Next Saturday, the Minutemen (4-7) will end its season with a game at No. 5 Georgia.

Harvard 29, Penn 7

Brian Dunlap catches two TD passes, defense causes four turnovers as Harvard stuffs Penn

The Crimson will close out the season next Saturday when they host Yale to be held this year at Fenway Park in the 135th playing of The Game

11/10/2018 CHESTNUT HILL, MA Fans cheered during ESPN's College Gameday show held at Boston College. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

BC FOOTBALL

An inside look at the signs, sights, and sounds of ‘College GameDay’ at Boston College

ESPN’s “College GameDay” was at Boston College ahead of the Eagles’ showdown with Clemson.

Clemson's Travis Etienne (9) is knocked out of bounds by Wake Forest's Essang Bassey (21) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CLEMSON AT BC | SATURDAY, 8 P.M. (ABC)

Five things to watch for in BC-Clemson

There will be a lot on the line when the ACC foes square off at Alumni Stadium Saturday night.

11/09/2018 Boston Ma- ESPN College Game Day show host Rece Davis (cq) left and Desmond Howard (cq) right was on the campus of Boston College. The BC Eagles are playing the Clemson Tigers this weekend. Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff Reporter:Topic:

‘GameDay’ forecasts for BC-Clemson begin with the weather

Some on the ESPN crew believe the wind and chill could be an equalizer and help BC’s chances.

Chestnut Hill, MA: June 28, 2017: Boston College Athletic Director Martin Jarmond is pictured as he poses with Alumni Stadium and Conte Forum in the backround. (Globe Staff Photo/ Jim Davis)

How Boston College AD Martin Jarmond brought ‘College GameDay’ to campus

Jarmond used his experience and connections to arrange a huge dose of national publicity for the program.

30zocampus - Ally Hammel (Tim Gallagher)

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Duxbury’s Ally Hammel was the Outstanding Player of the Patriot League tourney for the BU women’s field hockey team.

Massachusetts' Andy Isabella (5) runs into the end zone against Liberty defenders in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Amherst, Mass., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (J. Anthony Roberts/The Republican via AP)

UMass seeks to make it three in a row

The duo of Andy Isabella and Ross Comis have found offensive magic.

Cambridge10/20/18 Princeton at Harvard Football- Harvard's Wesley Ogsbury puts his arms around Princeton's wide receiver Jesper Horsted after a 1st qtr reception. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Harvard counting on fast start against Penn

The 4-4 Crimson need a victory to guarantee a .500 or better record.

Derek Holmes keeps getting better.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Marshfield’s Derek Holmes going the distance for UMass Lowell cross-country

Sophomore runner helped propel River Hawks to the America East title.

Boston College players celebrate after defeating Louisville during an NCAA college football game in Boston, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

TARA SULLIVAN

This week, Boston is a college football town — enjoy it

The football team is 7-2, ranked 17th, and has a huge home matchup with Clemson Saturday that is creating a lot of buzz.

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Clemson's Christian Wilkins (42) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College, in Clemson, S.C. Wilkins was selected to the AP Preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

Clemson’s Christian Wilkins hopes for a triumphant homecoming

The star defensive tackle was a BC fan growing up in Springfield — but now he wants to crush the Eagles.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 06: Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils and Javin DeLauier #12 celebrate against the kentucky Wildcats during the State Farm Champions Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on November 6, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Champions Classic

Fantastic freshmen help No. 4 Duke blow out No. 2 Kentucky

RJ Barrett scored 33 points and Zion Williamson added 28 in their first college games in a 118-84 in the season-opening Champions Classic

SPORTS LOG

BC rallies, tops Milwaukee in college basketball opener

Ky Bowman scored 19 points as BC shook off a 13-point second-half deficit.

Cambridge MA 2/24/17 Harvard Crimson point guard Bryce Aiken passing the ball against the Yale Bulldogs during first half action at Lavietes Pavilion. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

JOE SULLIVAN | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

A bucketful of thoughts on the start of college basketball season

Harvard and NU will be of particular interest locally, and, as always, Kentucky and Duke will be national powers.