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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.

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Joe Bertagna to step down as Hockey East commissioner

The NCAA’s longest-serving ice hockey league commissioner will end 38-year run at conclusion of 2019-20 season.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - SEPTEMBER 1: Anthony Brown #13 of the Boston College Eagles hands the ball off to AJ Dillon #2 during their game against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Alumni Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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BC predicted to finish fifth in ACC’s Atlantic Division

Eagles garnered 588 points in preseason media poll at last week’s ACC Kickoff event in Charlotte, N.C.

Cathy Inglese coached at Boston College from 1993 to 2008.

Former BC women’s basketball coach Cathy Inglese ‘fighting for her life’ after traumatic fall

Inglese suffered a brain injury when she fell Wednesday, according to her sister.

BC football coach Steve Addazio told reporters during the Atlantic Coast Conference media day Wednesday in Charlotte the Eagles were prepared to take the next step up: a championship.

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Boston College eager to improve on seven-win season in 2018

BC coach Steve Addazio told media at the ACC’s Kickoff competing for a league title was next step for Eagles.

Boston-03/01/18- Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins- New Bruins Brian Gionta during pregame warmups. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Brian Gionta, Mathias Kiwanuka to be inducted into Boston College Hall of Fame

Stanley Cup winner and two-time Super Bowl champ among eight honorees to be inducted during a ceremony on Oct. 18.

Fenway Park has hosted a number of high school and college football games in recent years, including Harvard-Yale in 2018.

New Boston bowl game joins ACC’s list of postseason destinations

The newly created bowl game will be played at Fenway Park and run by ESPN.

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2006, file photo, New York Giants quarterback Jared Lorenzen passes the ball in the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during an NFL preseason football game in East Rutherford, N.J. Lorenzen, a husky left-handed quarterback who set multiple Kentucky passing and offensive records before backing up Eli Manning on the Giants’ Super Bowl-winning 2007 team, has died. He was 38. A release from the school said Lorenzen’s family announced his death on Wednesday, (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

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Former Kentucky, NFL quarterback Jared Lorenzen dead at 38

Known as “Hefty Lefty,” Lorenzen, who battled a weight problem, set records for the Wildcats and was a backup quarterback on the Giants’ Super Bowl-winning 2007 team.

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 04: Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies passes the ball on the court during practice ahead of the 2014 NCAA Men's Final Four at AT&T Stadium on April 4, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

UConn’s men’s basketball program placed on probation

The Huskies received a two-year penalty and former coach Kevin Ollie was sanctioned individually for violations of NCAA rules during his tenure.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Keeping track of a record-setting career for Arlington’s Abby Jones at Assumption

As a senior, Jones earned Division 2 All-American honors after finishing a program-best sixth in the grueling heptathlon.

Pete Frates with wife Julie and 4-year-old daughter, Lucy, at the dedication of the Pete Frates Center at Boston College.

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Pete Frates and his family are overwhelmed by tribute from BC

The Pete Frates Center will be a permanent reminder of the power one individual can have on the world.

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Pentucket Regional grad Alexander Demuele received the Northeast-10’s Sport Excellence Award for Men’s Outdoor Track & Field as a senior at Stonehill.

Vanderbilt players celebrate after defeating Michigan in Game 3 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/John Peterson)

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Vanderbilt rolls past Michigan in deciding Game 3

Mason Hickman and Jake Eder combined for 14 strikeouts to lead the Commodores to their second national title. The other one came in 2014.

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma gestures to his team during the first half of a women's Final Four NCAA college basketball semifinal tournament game against Notre Dame, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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UConn is leaving AAC to make a return to the Big East

Most teams expected to begin league play in 2020-21, but the school hasn’t indicated its plans for football, a sport not offered by the Big East.

BOSTON, MA - 6/26/2019: Pete Frates in center with his 4 yr old daughter Lucy on his lap and wife Julie ( on left )by his side after the dedication with his nurse Cheryl Boscaneri. . Frates already well known for its representation of courage and inspiration, will live on forever at Boston College thanks to a dedication ceremony held on the campus Wednesday afternoon. Amid beaming sunlight and grateful words, the school honored its former baseball captain by naming Phase II of the Harrington Athletics Village the Pete Frates Center, done through the generosity of the Yawkey Foundation and additional donors. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: SPORTS TOPIC Sullivan columnSullivan column

Boston College names indoor baseball and softball facility for Pete Frates

A dedication ceremony with the former BC baseball captain was held on campus Wednesday.

Boston, MA - 01/08/16 - (1st period) Boston College head coach Jerry York. Boston College takes on Providence College at Kelley Rink. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Mark Majewski, Topic: 09BC-PC hockey, LOID: 8.2.1141586366.

Boston College coach Jerry York elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

BC has won four national championships under York, including three in a five-year stretch from 2008–12.

Members of the Connecticut women's basketball team hold up the Big East regular-season championship trophy after Connecticut defeated Syracuse 82-47 in an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, in Storrs, Conn. Coach Geno Auriemma is at left. (AP Photo/Bob Child)

Big East votes to invite UConn to rejoin, report says

The Huskies were a charter member of the original Big East in 1979, and the presidents of the new version of the conference have reportedly voted to welcome them back.

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Former Haverhill stalwart Sara (Jewett) Hopkins salutes life lessons through athletics

The 2000 America East Softball Player of the Year as a senior at Maine now teaches and coaches in Fitchburg.

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Walpole’s Matt Conti made quite a debut for Southern New Hampshire golf

The freshman earned a spot on the All-Regional golf team after helping lead Penmen to program’s best finish.

USC Trojans guard Derryck Thornton (5) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Boston College basketball lands grad transfer Derryck Thornton to play guard

Thornton was highly recruited out of high school and began his college career at Duke.

Emma Davis racked up 191 career wins in singles’ and doubles’ play during her career at Wake Forest.

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College tennis in her Wake, Cohasset’s Emma Davis game for going pro

The four-time Division 3 state champion racked up 191 career wins for the Wake Forest women’s program.

Dave Caligaris still holds the record with 24.6 points per game during the 1977-78 season.

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From the court to CEO, former Holliston star Dave Caligaris has stayed on point

A high-scoring guard in the Tri-Valley League and later at Northeastern, he is now president of the Newton-based Green Company.

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Medford’s Kyle Boudrias hit a team-leading .361 for the UMass Boston baseball team in its drive to the Division 3 College World Series.

Vanderbilt's Kumar Rocker (80) is congratulated by teammates after he threw a no-hitter in the team's 3-0 win over Duke in an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

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Vanderbilt pitcher Kumar Rocker tosses no-hitter

Rocker struck out a career-high 19 in the eighth no-hitter in NCAA baseball tournament history.

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From ice to investments, former Nobles’ star Leanna Coskren has focused on being a team player

A three-sport athlete at Noble and Greenough and Harvard hockey captain, the Walpole native now works for Cabot Properties.

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Peabody’s Bobby Tramondozzi a savior for UMass Boston baseball

The senior righthander departs as a Division 3 All-American and a key cog in a 37-14 team that advanced to the College World Series.

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Plymouth South graduate Jaycie Andrews won the NCAA Division 3 title in the 100-meter hurdles, her second national championship in three months.

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College basketball to move 3-point line

The arc will be moved to 22 feet, 1¾ inches, matching the international distance.

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

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Former BC tight end Pete Mitchell up for College Football Hall of Fame

Two-time All-American, who was a consensus pick in 1994, one of 75 players and five coaches listed on 2020 ballot.

UMass-Boston baseball falls just short of College World Series final

The Beacons lost to Chapman University and were eliminated from the Division 3 tournament

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UConn ousts Harvard in NCAA baseball tournament

Chris Winkel drove in three runs and Joe Simeon pitched three innings of solid relief as the Huskies eliminated the Crimson.

Harvard loses opener in NCAA baseball regionals

The Crimson play UConn in an elimination game on Saturday.

Harvard's Patrick McColl at bat during an NCAA college baseball game against Cornell, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Harvard baseball team leads off with Oklahoma State in NCAA tourney

The Crimson won the Ivy League to earn a berth, and tournament play begins for them Friday.

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Sudbury’s Michael O’Connell captains Merrimack men’s lacrosse to NCAA championship

The senior midfielder netted 41 goals, including one tally in the final, as the Warriors repeated as Division 2 champions.

Lesley Sheehan has coached BU women for 34 years.

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Service point for Lesley Sheehan: induction into USTA’s New England Hall

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Reading’s Emma McDonagh was the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Division 3 women’s lacrosse tournament after powering Middlebury to its seventh championship.

Boston College and women’s lacrosse coach Acacia Walker-Weinstein agree on new contract

Walker-Weinstein has led the Eagles to three straight national title game appearances.

Oklahoma State golfer Matt Wolff tees off on the second tee during the Arizona St. Thunderbird Invitational golf tournament, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Oklahoma State’s Matt Wolff takes NCAA individual men’s crown

The sophomore finished at 10 under to claim the title by five shots.

Merrimack won the NCAA Division 2 lacrosse title Sunday.

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Charlie Bertrand helps Merrimack repeat as Division 2 lacrosse champs

He had four goals and three assists as the Warriors handed top-seeded Limestone its first loss of the season.

Jayci Andrews won the Division 3 title in the 100-meter hurdles on Saturday.

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Bridgewater State’s Jayci Andrews wins NCAA 100-meter hurdles title

The senior finished in 13.66 seconds, breaking her own school record to win her second national title in three months.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - MAY 24: Sam Apuzzo #2 of Boston College Eagles celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the second overtime of the 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship Semifinals at Homewood Field on May 24, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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Boston College wins double-overtime thriller to reach national title game

Sam Apuzzo scored to lift Boston College into the championship game for the third straight year.

Lexi Lenaghan led the Babson offense this season with 86 goals and 32 assists for a record-setting 118 points.

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NDA grad Lexi Lenaghan had a record-setting finish for Babson lacrosse

The senior attack from Hanover set the program record for points — twice — after her transfer from Hofstra.

“You have to earn success,’’ said Matt Noone.

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Matt Noone in the business of winning on Babson diamond

The Belmont native and St. Sebastian’s School grad has guided Beavers to school-record 38 wins and the Division 3 Super Regional.

Newton MA 5/18/19 Boston College players celebrate with their goalie Abby Nagai (23) after they defeated Princeton University 17-12 during NCAA women's Lacrosse tourney at BC's Newton Lacrosse Field. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 17schbasenotes reporter:

BC women eager for rematch with UNC in national lacrosse semifinals

The Eagles’ only loss of the season came against the Tar Heels in the ACC title game.

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BC baseball upsets top-seeded Louisville in ACC tournament

Dan Metzdorf threw a three-hitter and Jake Alu drove in three runs as the Eagles advanced to the semifinals.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 06: Maria Fassi of Mexico reacts to her birdie on the second green during the final round of the Augusta National Women's Amateur at Augusta National Golf Club on April 06, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Arkansas’s Maria Fassi wins NCAA women’s individual title

Fassi, a senior, won on her home course with a 5-under-par 68.

Newton MA 5/18/19 Boston College Kate Taylor celebrates her goal with her teammates against Princeton University during second half action of the NCAA women's Lacrosse tourney at BC's Newton Lacrosse Field. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 17schbasenotes reporter:

NCAA DIVISION 1 WOMEN’S LACROSSE | BC 17, PRINCETON 12

BC women top Princeton to reach third straight Final Four

Kenzie Kent (two goals, six assists) and Sam Apuzzo (four goals, assist) led the second-seeded Eagles.

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Nick Cotraro cracks rare double at UMass Boston: Cleanup hitter, nursing student

The junior, who lost most of his freshman year to a freak accident, established himself as an offensive threat while fitting baseball around some intense academics.

Bob Schloredt, first 2-time MVP of Rose Bowl, dies at 79

Mr. Schloredt led Washington to consecutive Rose Bowl victories following the 1959 and 1960 seasons.