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What to look for from BC football in 2018

Star running back A.J. Dillon is thinking big again, but the Eagles do have some question marks.


GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Westwood’s Kyle Darrow, a Northeastern long jumper, earned first team All-American honors at the NCAA Track and Field Championships June 7.

Ms. Donovan coached the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun from 2013 to 2015.

Basketball Hall of Famer Anne Donovan dies at 56

Ms. Donovan was a 6-foot-8 Olympic gold medalist who later coached both in college and the WNBA.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

A hot stretch at the plate by Sudbury’s Scott Holzwasser helped Northeastern qualify for the Division 1 NCAA Tournament.


Jake Farrell a force in Northeastern return

The former Xaverian Brothers athlete led the school’s baseball team at the plate.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Hanover’s Sarah Miller set a new Assumption College long jump record.


Chandler found the strength to bounce back for BC

Hopkinton’s Tess Chandler, a women’s lacrosse attacker Boston College, had her finest season a year after suffering a devastating injury.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Woburn’s Courtney Davis batted .306 with 25 RBIs or the University of Southern Maine softball team


McDonagh plays lacrosse for the fun of it

Reading’s Emma McDonagh, who helped lead the Middlebury College lacrosse team into the NCAA Division 3 Championship game, knows she plays best when she’s having fun.

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Black athletes and political minefields

Howard Bryant’s new book is “The Heritage: Black Athletes, A Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism.”


Steve Gladstone has Yale crew at the top

Nobody in rowing is surprised at the Bulldogs’ success. Gladstone has produced champions everywhere he’s had the megaphone.

Boston University introduces Albie O’Connell as new hockey coach

The former BU captain and associate head coach was picked to replace David Quinn, who left to become head coach of the New York Rangers.

Albie O’Connell (standing), an assistant coach for the Boston University men’s hockey team for four years, is the Terriers’ new coach. Above: O’Connell during the 2017 Beanpot.

BU hires former player Albie O’Connell as head hockey coach

O’Connell was an assistant the past four seasons under David Quinn, who left to coach the New York Rangers.

Mr. Newton helped picked the 1992 “Dream Team.”

C.M. Newton, had 50-year basketball career as player, coach, administrator, dies at 88

Mr. Newton was 509-375 as a coach at Transylvania College, Alabama, and Vanderbilt, and worked on several NCAA Division 1 basketball committees.

Durbin Feltman dominated as a closer for Texas Christian University this season.

Red Sox’ third-round draft pick could reach majors this year

Many believe TCU pitcher Durbin Feltman has a chance to contribute in a big league bullpen very soon.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Kingston’s Kelly Danahy batted .395 and helped lead the UMass Boston softball team to the Little East Conference title.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Wayland’s Nick Barber of the MassBay men’s golf team finished first in the NCAA Men’s Golf Regional Championship May 25.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Malden’s Annie Woolley finished third overall for Fitchburg State in the 100-meter hurdles May 26 at the NCAA Division 3 Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

BC’s Sam Apuzzo wins Tewaaraton Award

Junior from Babylon, N.Y., became first in BC women’s lacrosse history to win prestigious award.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 11/03/2017 - Boston College Eagles guard Ky Bowman at Boston College basketball media day. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Unknown, Topic: 03BC basketball media day, LOID: 8.3.4206000830.

Ky Bowman withdraws from NBA Draft, will return to Boston College

Bowman declared for the draft after his sophomore season, but did not hire an agent, allowing him to return to the Eagles.

Linebacker/tight end Tyler Martin of Buckingham, Browne & Nichols. (Courtesy Buckingham, Browne & Nichols)

Michigan football team makes an offer to local eighth grader

Linebacker/tight end Tyler Martin of BB&N caught the eye of Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh.

Clare Droesch celebrated after BC defeated UConn, 73-70, in a Big East Championship semifinal game in 2004.

Clare Droesch, former BC basketball star, dies at 36

After being diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer in 2011, Droesch kept coaching basketball, the sport that had shaped and defined her life.

Southwest apologizes after Cal coach questioned while flying with biracial son

A college basketball coach on Twitter accused the airline of questioning whether her biracial son was her child.

Yale's Ryan McQuaide (22), William Renz (16) and Conor Mackie, right, run onto the field after defeating Duke in the NCAA college Division I championship final lacrosse game, Monday, May 28, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

YALE 13, DUKE 11

Yale captures Division 1 men’s lacrosse championship

The Bulldogs held off Duke at Gillette Stadium for their first NCAA title in the sport.

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Merrimack trounces Saint Leo to win Division 2 title

The championship, clinched at Gillette Stadium, is the first in program history.


BC falls short vs. James Madison in women’s lacrosse national championship

For the second year in a row, BC fell one game short of winning the school’s first national title.

Bill Mallory, 82, head football coach at Indiana, Colorado

Bill Mallory, who led Colorado to the Orange Bowl and became the winningest football coach in Indiana history, has died from a brain injury suffered in a recent fall.


BC, James Madison to play for women’s lacrosse crown

Neither team has ever won the Division 1 national title.

BOSTON, MA - MAY 26: Ben Reeves of Yale celebrates after scoring a goal against Albany during the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship Semifinals at Gillette Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)


Yale, Duke reach Division 1 lacrosse title game

Senior attacker Ben Reeves led the way for Yale with five goals and four assists.

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BC women’s lacrosse advances to NCAA title game

Sam Apuzzo led the scoring with four goals, including the tying and go-ahead goals.


For Rainville, sport put him in the swim of college

A latecomer to competitive swimming, Nick Rainville closed out his senior season at Regis as the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Arlington’s Mike Samko had a stellar year for Bentley’s baseball team.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Plymouth’s Tim Elrick was named the Commonwealth Coast Conference’s senior scholar athlete after batting .373 with 19 RBIs for Wentworth.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Methuen’s Ravenne Nasser posted a 1.60 ERA in a 21-4 season for MIT softball.


Weston’s Conor Harrity a force on the water for Harvard

The Harvard senior rower has been invited to tryouts this summer in Oakland, Ca. for the US national team.


Weymouth’s Lynch made good on soccer return

Mike Lynch fought back from injuries to have a strong final two seasons with Brandeis soccer.

Foxborough MA 5/28/17 Boston College Eagles goalie Zoe Ochoa makes a save against the Maryland Terrapins during second half action of the 2017 NCAA Division 1 Lacrosse Championships at Gillette Stadium. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)

BC women out to finish the job in NCAA lacrosse Final Four

Losing in last year’s championship game was huge motivation this season for a retooled team.

FILE - In this May 29, 2017, file photo, Maryland players cut the net to celebrate after their victory over Ohio State in the NCAA college Division 1 lacrosse championship final in Foxborough, Mass. Defending champion Maryland is the top seed for the men's NCAA lacrosse tournament. The first round starts Saturday, May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

A guide to the NCAA men’s lacrosse championships at Gillette Stadium

Eight teams will compete for the Division 1, 2, and 3 championships this weekend in Foxborough.

David Quinn was head coach at Boston University for the last five seasons.

Rangers name BU’s David Quinn their new coach

Quinn, who had been Jack Parker’s successor at BU, takes over a rebuilding program in New York.

Foxborough MA 5/28/17 Boston College Eagles Dempsey Arsenault celebrates her goal against the Maryland Terrapins during second half action of the 2017 NCAA Division 1 Lacrosse Championships at Gillette Stadium. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)

In Final Four, BC women’s lacrosse team gets another shot at Maryland

It was Maryland that defeated the Eagles in last year’s national championship game.

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.