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Tim Hasselbeck has a back-to-school assignment at ESPN

The former BC quarterback adds college football analysis to NFL duties, and it’s a whole new playbook to learn.

Boston, MA - 11/18/2017 - (2nd Half) Boston College Eagles running back AJ Dillon (2) high steps his way to the end zone for a 33-3 lead on his run for a touchdown. BC vs. UConn at Fenway Park - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 19BC-UConn, LOID: 8.4.80714006.

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BC, UConn to play home-and-home series in football

The first game will be played on Oct. 29, 2022, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

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Why are black males supported only when they’re athletes?

Name 10 black men who are athletes. Now, name 10 who aren’t athletes or entertainers.

Howard senior Otis Ferguson, left, whose appeal lead to the involvement of NBA superstar Stephen Curry, center, speaks Monday as they launch Howard University's golf program. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary.

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Stephen Curry helps launch Howard University men’s, women’s golf

Howard senior appealed to NBA superstar during a campus visit in January and Curry responded with his support.

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo, Clemson's Trayvon Mullen celebrates after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, in Santa Clara, Calif. For the first time, the defending national champion Tigers are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Clemson is No. 1 in AP preseason football poll

The defending national champions are 55-4 in the last four seasons — the same record as Alabama.

Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific collegiate rushers, dies at 36

The University of Texas star and former NFL running back died in a motorcycle accident.

08/13/2019 Boston MA -Boston College Offensive Lineman #78 Tyler Vrabel (cq) right at practice. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)

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BC’s Tyler Vrabel had a head start on his football career

Having a father who was an NFL player and coach afforded him valuable resources and exposure as a youngster.

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

Boston College to retire Pete Mitchell’s jersey Nov. 9

Mitchell played for BC from 1991-94 and has more receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns than any tight end in school history.

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Boston College’s Mike Bajakian has a new outlook

The Eagles’ new offensive coordinator learned how to utilize tight ends with working for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Boston College's Tanner Karafa speaks during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

BC football has goal: Win more than 7 games

The Eagles have been stuck on seven wins for three straight seasons, but upperclassmen have been working hard to improve on that.

Longtime KU broadcaster Max Falkenstien dies at 95

Max Falkenstien, the affable and silver-tongued “Voice of the Jayhawks” who brought Kansas football and basketball into the homes of fans for six decades, died Monday.

Bryce Aiken and Harvard will open the 2019-20 season on Nov. 5 against MIT.

Harvard releases 2019-20 men’s basketball schedule

The Crimson open their season Nov. 5 against MIT.

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Former BC women’s basketball coach Cathy Inglese left a lasting legacy

Inglese was 60 when she died Wednesday, one week after sustaining a brain injury in a fall.

Says Blue Sox manager Rick DeAngelis: “This is not meant to be a job. This is meant to be something that you are passionate about.”

SUMMER BASEBALL

Lives change, but the Blue Sox tradition endures

A sense of family has helped the Lexington franchise to 14 Intercity League titles in the 25 years Rick DeAngelis has been at the helm.

Boston College coach Cathy Inglese directs her team during the second half of Boston College's 57-47 win over Virginia Tech in a women's Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournament game at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 6, 2008. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Former BC women’s basketball coach Cathy Inglese dies at 60

Inglese coached at Boston College from 1993-2008 and was hired as an assistant coach at Hofstra last month.

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Former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky denied review

The convicted child molester isn't getting a fresh chance to argue in Pennsylvania state court that he should get a new trial.

Boston College announces non-conference men’s basketball schedule

The men’s team tips off with an ACC matchup against Wake Forest followed by 11 non-conference games.

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.

College hockey

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)

COLLEGE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES

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.

CAMPUS ANGLE

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.

CAMPUS ANGLE

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.

CAMPUS ANGLE

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.

Sports Log

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.

Sports Log

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.