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Mr. Cannon slipped by opponents at the start of his storied 89-yard punt return that helped LSU beat Mississippi in 1959.

Billy Cannon, 80; won Heisman Trophy and glory with LSU

Mr. Cannon led the Tigers to a national title in 1958 and won the Heisman in 1959, highlighted by his tackle-breaking 89-yard punt return that beat Ole Miss.

Boston, MA - 09/23/15 - BU Terriers head coach David Quinn. The BU hockey team is adjusting to life after Jack Eichel, the freshman who played one season -- and won the Hobey Baker award -- before departing for the NHL. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: John Powers, Topic: xxBU after Eichel, LOID: 8.1.3678987184.

Boston University’s David Quinn reportedly in line to become Rangers coach

ESPN reported the sides have discussed a five-year, $12 million deal.

NEWTON, MA - 10/28/2017: Boston College Alumni Stadium aerial ( ) SECTION: TOPIC

Time set for BC’s football opener against UMass

Boston College host the Minutemen on Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. at Alumni Stadium.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Shrewsbury’s Alexa Tonelli led Westfield State women’s lacrosse in a 17-12 win over Morrisville State May 12.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Bridgewater’s Gavin Reily went 5-0 with a 1.31 ERA and 51 strikeouts pitching for Wheaton College.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Reading’s Emma McDonough scored four times May 13 in Middlebury lacrosse’s win over Babson in the second round of the NCAA Division 3 tournament.

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2012, file photo, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive talks with reporters during the SEC basketball media day in Hoover, Ala. Slive, the former SEC commissioner who guided the league through a period of unprecedented success and prosperity, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018. He was 77. The Southeastern Conference said Slive died in Birmingham, Ala., where he lived with his wife of 49 years, Liz. The conference didn’t provide the cause of death. Slive retired in 2015 after 13 years as commissioner. He was battling prostate cancer at the time he stepped down. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

Mike Slive, 77; pushed Southeastern Conference to collegiate successes

Under Mr. Slive’s leadership, the conference became the most powerful conference in college football.

13wecampus -- Boston University sophomore women's lacrosse star Kailey Conry (Boston University)


Kailey Conry follows in mom’s lacrosse footsteps

The sophomore attack from Needham paced the BU women with 27 goals and 43 assists this season. Her mother, Katie, is in the BC Athletic Hall of Fame.


Leavitt’s leap to Florida pays off on diamond

After two seasons at Penn State, Keith Leavitt, Jr., who grew up in Manchester-by-the-Sea, has hit his stride at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Norwood’s Kenny Michael had a breakout week on the diamond for UMass Dartmouth.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Sudbury’s John Sexton helped lead the Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team to an Atlantic Coast Conference title.


Marrocco leads Georgetown lacrosse to postseason

Duxbury’s Nick Marrocco has followed his sisters’ footsteps in playing college lacrosse.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Dracut’s Hayley White scored seven goals and added two assists in two games for Bridgewater State lacrosse


BC football gets commit from four-star QB Sam Johnson

Johnson chose the Eagles after considering offers from Big Ten and Mid-American Conference schools.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Westwood’s Ian Fair extended his hitting streak to 21 games, a Northeastern school record.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Burlington’s Stephanie McFadries took first place in the javelin for Worcester State at the MASCAC Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship April 28.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Newton’s Eric Mah led Bowdoin baseball to a three-game sweep of Colby April 27-28.

Boston, MA--5/1/2018-- (L-R) Red Sox President Sam Kennedy presents Yale Football Captain Kyle Mullen with a Red Sox jersey as Harvard Football Captain Zach Miller is presented with a Red Sox jersey by Red Sox chairman Tom Werner at a press conference held to preview the 50th anniversary of The Game at Fenway Park. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Harvard-Yale Reporter:

It’s a whole new ballgame for Harvard and Yale

The Ivy League rivals got a chance to check out Fenway Park, the venue for this year’s edition of The Game.

Boston, Ma -March 29, 2018- Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff-Wentworth Baseball Leopards- Coach Steve Studleyheads for the bus after a


The baseball team without a home

With no diamond on campus, the Wentworth baseball team has to improvise and persevere — but the stoic players do it all without complaint.

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)

Sports Log

UMass extends football coach Mark Whipple’s contract through 2020

Whipple, the school’s all-time wins leader , will be in his fifth season coaching UMass at the FBS level in 2018.

Former player Vince Young walks off the stage after announcing Boston College's Harold Landry as the Tennessee Titans' pick during the second round of the NFL football draft, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

NFL notebook

Vrabel, Titans move up — ahead of Patriots — to get BC’s Harold Landry

Tennessee chose Landry with the 41st overall pick Friday night after sending the Raiders the 57th and 89th overall selections

29socampus -- Michigan State track athlete Ellen DiPietro (Michigan State athletics)


DiPietro is back to high-flying ways at Michigan State

After being sidelined with an ankle injury, the Marshfield high-jumper is competing for a spot in the NCAA championships.


Here’s the scoop on Tewksbury’s Shannon McLaughlin

Her play at first base is helping Saint Anselm’s softball to another strong season.

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)

Harvard-Yale Fenway tickets go on sale Friday

“The Game” will be played at the historic baseball park for the first time this year on Nov. 17.

In this Aug. 4, 2014, photo, Rick Butler, a nationally renowned volleyball coach from Chicago, watches a scrimmage during the first day of a volleyball camp at Abbott Sports Complex in Lincoln, Neb. Michigan State University has maintained ties to Butler for decades after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping six underage girls he trained in the 1980s. Letters obtained by The Associated Press from accusers' advocates show the school has been under pressure since at least 2017 to sever ties with Butler. (Stacie Scott/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

Sports Log

Another sexual abuse scandal rocks Michigan State

Rick Butler was publicly accused in 1995 of raping six underage girls he trained in volleyball in the 1980s.

Rick Butler, a nationally renowned volleyball coach, was accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping six underage girls he trained in the 1980s.

Michigan State kept ties to coach accused of sexual abuse

Rick Butler, who for decades has coached top volleyball recruits, was accused in 1995 of raping underage girls. The university has been criticized for how it handled the Larry Nassar case.

Mr. Bruce was in charge of a bruising offensive line when Ohio State won the

Earle Bruce, 87; coached Ohio State after mentor fell from grace

Mr. Bruce embraced the task of following Woody Hayes, and went on to have his own Hall of Fame career.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Acton’s Noah Zavolas pitched the first no-hitter for Harvard baseball since 2001.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Abington’s Kyleigh O’Donnell threw a shutout in her first softball start for the University of Maine.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Peabody’s Courtney Smith six goals and an assist for Salem State lacrosse in a 19-5 win over MCLA April 14.

Sports Log

No. 2 BC women’s lacrosse remains perfect

Junior Sam Apuzzo scored five goals for the Eagles (17-0, 7-0 ACC), including the winning tally with 1.7 seconds left, in a 13-12 win over Syracuse.


In chilly temps, no-hitters ruled Week 1

From Medford to the Cape, power pitching dominated the first week in EMass. baseball.

BU names Marisa Moseley women’s basketball coach

Moseley, a 2004 graduate of the university, has been an assistant at UConn for nine years.

LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 14: Head coach Steve Addazio of the Boston College Eagles takes his team to the field before a game against the Louisville Cardinals at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Game.

No substitute for experience in BC spring football game

With the starting quarterback Anthony Brown out (knee), his backups got some extra reps.

Johnny Damon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tonya Harding among new all-athlete ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Figure skaters Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon will also compete when telecasts begin April 30


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Stoneham’s Mike Andrews struck out 25 and walked 5 in his first six starts for Framingham State.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Shrewsbury’s Danny Barlok picked up the win April 8 with 4 innings of scoreless relief as Holy Cross outlasted Navy, 3-2.


Panepinto brings his drive, attention to detail to Brown lacrosse

A football and lacrosse star at Needham High, Mike Panepinto is now a junior and leading goal scorer on Brown’s lacrosse team.


Hull’s Shane Weber ups his lacrosse game in western NY

Just a sophomore at Alfred University, Weber was named a captain of the men’s lacrosse team.


For Jenny Day, swimming’s key lessons were mental ones

Former Chelmsford High standout Jenny Day closed out her decorated WPI swimming career as the owner of 10 school records.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Norwood’s Sean Mellen threw six scoreless innings and struck out six in a 9-3 Northeastern win over Elon April 8.

Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) reacts to a foul call against him during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Dallas. Charlotte won 102-98. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Kansas, North Carolina State allegedly involved as college basketball’s bribery scandal widens

A federal indictment alleges an Adidas representative, who no longer works for the company, paid parents of athletes willing to commit to the schools.

BC names Joanna Bernabei-McNamee women’s basketball coach

Bernabei-McNamee comes to The Heights from Albany, which reached the postseason in both of her seasons there.

Minnesota Duluth players celebrate a goal by center Jared Thomas (22) as Notre Dame left wing Dawson Cook (9) skates away in the first period during an NCAA Frozen Four championship college hockey game, Saturday, April 7, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn.. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

NCAA Frozen Four | Minnesota Duluth 2, Notre Dame 1

Minnesota Duluth captures NCAA men’s hockey title

Fighting Irish unable to overcome first-period goals by Karson Kuhlman and Jared Thomas that proved the difference.

1955 Ted Williams baseball card


Let’s revisit Ted Williams’s take on launch angle, and other thoughts

And now that the playoffs are finally (almost) here, admit it, you’re more excited about the Bruins than the Celtics.

Boston MA 02/12/18 Northeastern University Adam Gaudette scores a goal beating Boston University goalie Jake Oettinger during second period of the Beanpot Championship game at the TD Garden. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Northeastern’s Adam Gaudette wins Hobey Baker Award

The junior from Braintree became the first player in Huskie history to win the award.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Woburn’s Emily Arredondo allowed one earned run over 12 innings in two wins for Westfield State softball March 28 and 30.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Westwood’s Kyle Darrow set a new Northeastern men’s track and field record in the 100-meter dash.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Southborough’s Ryan Solomon led Northeastern baseball to a 3-1 week.

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, Rhode Island associate head basketball coach David Cox, left, sits on the bench during an NCAA college basketball game in Amherst, Mass. Rhode Island announced Wednesday, April 4, 2018, it had promoted Cox to be the men's basketball coach. He served as associate head coach for the last four years under Dan Hurley, who left in March to become head coach at UConn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)


Rhode Island promotes David Cox to men’s basketball coach

He replaces Dan Hurley, who left to lead UConn.