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Steve Addazio said the Eagles are excited for Saturday’s game at No. 2 Clemson.


BC football team is blocking out the noise

Ahead of a trip to Clemson and coming off back-to-back blowout losses, the Eagles plan to stick together.

Boston, MA - 11/05/11 - (2nd Period) Northeastern Huskies head coach Jim Madigan. Northeastern vs. Merrimack Men's Ice Hockey at Matthews Arena. - (Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin), section: Sports, reporter: marrapeseburrell , slug: 06Merrimack-Northeastern, LOID: 5.0.497621005.

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Northeastern hockey coach Jim Madigan agrees to extension

Madigan will be under contract through the 2020-21 season.

Harvard freshman who was injured in football opener has neck surgery

According to a family friend, doctors are hopeful that Ben Abercrombie will regain feeling in his arms and legs.

LOUISVILLE, KY - SEPTEMBER 16: Kelly Bryant #2 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after rushing for an eight-yard touchdown in the first quarter of a game against the Louisville Cardinals at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

College football notebook

Roaring Clemson awaits Boston College

The Tigers (3-0) moved up to No. 2 by dismantling Louisville

Chestnut Hill, MA - 9/16/2017 - (1st quarter) Notre Dame Fighting Irish running back Josh Adams (33) breaks free for a long run for a first down that set up the Irish' first touchdown in the first quarter. Boston College Eagles vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 17Notre Dame-BC, LOID:8.3.3714110596.

Notre Dame 49, BC 20

Notre Dame runs over BC

Josh Adams and Brandon Wimbush combined for 436 yards rushing as Notre Dame bowled over Boston College, 49-20.

URI 17, Harvard 10

Harvard drops opener at URI

Crimson’s fourth-quarter drives turned back by host Rams.

Memphis quarterback Riley Ferguson (4) passes as he is pressured by UCLA defensive lineman Matt Dickerson (99) in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

College football roundup

Upstart Memphis denies Josh Rosen, UCLA

Memphis QB Riley Ferguson threw for 398 yards and six touchdown passes.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Anthony Brown #13 of the Boston College Eagles hands the ball off to running back AJ Dillon #2 during the second quarter of the game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Alumni Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)

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What to watch for in Boston College-Notre Dame

BC running back AJ Dillon should see an increased role, and the Eagles’ defensive line will try to wreak havoc on the Irish’s line.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 15: Jacoby Herring #15 of the Massachusetts Minutemen cannot make the catch against Mike Jones #10 of the Temple Owls in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on September 15, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Temple Owls defeated the Massachusetts Minutemen 29-21. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Temple 29, UMass 21

UMass drops its fourth straight

The Minutemen lost to Temple, 29-21.

Lawrence Academy's AJ Dillon runs during football practice in Groton, Mass., Thursday, Sept. 2, 2016. (Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe)

With Notre Dame in his blood, AJ Dillon takes family values to BC

Dillon’s grandfather was a star for the Fighting Irish who made the College Football Hall of Fame.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Beverly’s Julianna Wesley, an Endicott College junior, won the 5K at the University of New England Invitational Sept. 9.


Rizzo’s a keeper with a plan

Swampscott’s Samantha Rizzo is something of an accidental soccer keeper, but she had solid plans after Colby College.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Franklin’s Danny McDermott threw for 3 touchdowns in Salve Regina’s 26-20 win over Montclair Sept. 9.


Kaba scoring on and off the pitch

Adam Kaba’s first collegiate soccer goal for Northeastern propelled the team to its first win of the year.


Rosenblatt has soccer breakout for Northeastern

Intense work and club play transformed Lincoln-Sudbury product Hannah Rosenblatt into a scoring machine for Northeastern.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

West Bridgewater’s Kelly Couite scored three goals in East Nazarene’s 5-1 soccer win over Mass Maritime Sept. 6.

UMass adjusts football schedule

The Minutemen accomodated the AAC and South Florida to help out with a Hurricane Irma-based rescheduling.

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 19: Joe Viviano #4 the Yale Bulldogs looks to throw the ball in the second quarter of a game against the Harvard Crimson at Harvard Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Harvard football is aiming to start a new streak

The Crimson spent the offseason questioning how they let a fourth straight Ivy title slip through their fingers.

Massachusetts' Ali Ali-Musa (90) helps brings down Old Dominion quarterback Blake LaRussa during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Amherst, Mass. (J. Anthony Roberts/The Republican via AP)


UMass seeks first win as it faces Temple

The defense improved last week against Old Dominion and looks to build on that effort.

Boston, MA - 11/21/15 - (2nd quarter) Boston College Eagles quarterback John Fadule is sacked in the second quarter. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Boston College Eagles in the University's Shamrock Series at Fenway Park. Fenway Park last hosted a football game in1968. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Michael Vega, Topic: 22Notre Dame-BC, LOID: 8.2.464867787.


BC-Notre Dame hardly even registers here anymore

The Eagles host the Irish in football Saturday, but you probably were unaware — because this isn’t a college sports town.

Opinion | Mike McIntire

College sports is pro sports, and we should treat it that way

College athletics are a commercial enterprise, not an educational one, and should be treated as such.

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 09: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs with the ball during the first half as Dre'Mont Jones #86 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on at Ohio Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

College football notebook

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma serve notice

The QB completed 27 of 35 throws for 386 yards and three TDs — then planted the OU flag in the middle of Ohio State’s field.

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) runs the ball as North Carolina's Tomon Fox (12) chases during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

College football roundup

Lamar Jackson struts Heisman stuff

Louisville QB accounts for 525 total yards and six touchdowns as No. 17 Louisville beats UNC

Boston-08/22/15 -Boston College football practice-scrimmage. Jon Baker. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(sports)

BC football notebook

BC center Jon Baker out for the season with ACL tear

Baker suffered the injury in BC’s season opener last week at Northern Illinois.

Massachusetts' Da'Sean Downey (4) closes in on a sack of Old Dominion quarterback Blake LaRussa during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Amherst, Mass. (J. Anthony Roberts/The Republican via AP)

Old Dominion 17, UMass 7

UMass can’t get going against Old Dominion

UMass receiver Andy Isabella made five catches for 105 yards, including a 60-yard score

Chestnut Hill, MA - 9/09/2017 - (1st quarter) Boston College Eagles quarterback Anthony Brown (13) is upended as he is tackled for a 2 yard loss on the play during the first quarter. Boston College Eagles host Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 10Wake Forest-BC, LOID:8.3.3650146316.

Wake Forest 34, BC 10

Wake Forest turns BC turnovers into blowout win

Freshman Anthony Brown threw three interceptions, including a pick-6, in a 34-10 loss at Alumni Stadium.

Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm heads off the field after the team's 31-10 victory over Appalachian State in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Athen, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)


No. 15 Georgia visits No. 24 Notre Dame for 1st time

The first regular-season meeting between the teams is a most-anticipated road trip the Bulldogs.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - NOVEMBER 26: Running back Matt Colburn #22 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons slips a tackle by linebacker Matt Milano #28 of the Boston College Eagles during a carry in the first quarter of an NCAA football game on November 26, 2016 at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Game 2: Boston College vs. Wake Forest

The Eagles look to make it two straight wins to start the season as the Deacons come to Chestnut Hill.

DEKALB, IL - SEPTEMBER 01: Anthony Brown #13 of the Boston College Eagles throws a pass against the Northern Illinois Huskies in the fourth quarter of a game at Huskie Stadium on September 1, 2017 in DeKalb, Illinois. Boston College won 23-20. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Group chat gave BC players a head start on their football careers

The 2016 recruiting class bonded electronically before setting foot on campus, and the benefits are showing.


Globe South: Noteworthy performances

Kingston’s Matthew Haite’s three field goals helped Stonehill College to a Sept 7 football win over Bloomsburg University.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Natick’s Josh Arno, a keeper for the Framingham State men’s soccer team, made 11 saves to guide the team to a 2-0 start.

Boston College's Jon Baker speaks to the media during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

BC notebook

BC center Jon Baker forced out of lineup

The senior lineman had started 27 consecutive games for the Eagles.

Massachusetts' Adam Breneman makes a reception as Hawaii's Daniel Lewis Jr. defends during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Amherst, Mass. (J. Anthony Roberts/The Republican via AP)

UMass football looks to shake off 0-2 start

The Minutemen welcome Old Dominion to Amherst on Saturday

University of Miami NCAA college football team head coach Mark Richt, center, huddles with players at practice in Coral Gables, Fla., Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)


Storm wreaks havoc with college football schedule

Several Top 25 Florida teams either canceled games for Saturday or changed start times and locations.

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen in action against Texas A&M during an NCAA college football game, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. UCLA won 45-44. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

UCLA pulls off second-biggest comeback in college football history

Down, 44-10, the Bruins scored TDs on five straight possessions vs. Texas A&M Sunday night.

Boston-08/22/15 -Boston College football practice-scrimmage. Jon Baker. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(sports)


BC mainstay Jon Baker dealing with an injury

The center has played in 36 straight games but may have dinged his knee vs. Northern Illinois.

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 02: Deondre Francois #12 of the Florida State Seminoles hold his left leg after being injured in the fourth quarter of their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)


Florida State’s Deondre Francois out for the season

Sophomore QB tore the patellar tendon in his left knee Saturday on a fourth-quarter sack.

Howard players celebrate after their stunning win over UNLV on Saturday night.

Howard stunned UNLV in one of the biggest upsets in football history

Led by new coach Mike London and Cam Newton’s brother, the Bison won despite being 45-point underdogs.

BC freshman Anthony Brown, who threw for 191 yards and two TDs, runs for a 9-yard gain, his longest of the night.

BC 23, Northern Illinois 20

Boston College wins football opener behind freshman QB

Anthony Brown completed 26 of 42 passes for 191 yards for two TDS and an interception in his debut.

Alabama’s Damien Harris high-stepped into the end zone during the third quarter.

Alabama 24, Florida State 7

Top-ranked Alabama cruises in its opener

Alabama’s defense turned in a dominating performance as Florida State’s special teams endured a terrible night.

Coastal Carolina 38, UMass 28

UMass football suffers costly loss on road

The Minutemen fell, 38-28, at Coastal Carolina, which was playing its first game as a Football Bowl Subdivision team.

Maryland's Jermaine Carter, Jr. front, celebrates with teammates and fans after defeating Texas in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Austin, Texas. Maryland won 51-41. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

College football roundup

Maryland opens with stunner over No. 23 Texas

Terrapins QB Tyrrell Pigrome passed for two touchdowns and ran for another in a 51-41 rout before leaving with a knee injury.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

West Bridgewater golfer Mike Calef won the Brockton City Open Aug. 27 by four strokes.


Kenneally’s Reading years served him well

Linebacker Liam Kenneally has picked up at Trinity College where he left off at Reading Memorial.


Duxbury’s Hammel tries to be ‘the rock’ for BU field hockey

Ally Hammel switched to defense for the Boston University field hockey team last season, and the team opened with two shutouts this year.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Acton’s Joey Flannery, after a stellar basketball career at Babson College, has signed to play professional basketball in Spain


Norfolk’s Allen continues a Brandeis soccer tradition

Junior striker Andrew Allen and his father, Greg, have starred for the Brandeis University men’s soccer team.

BLOOMINGTON, IN - AUGUST 31: J.K. Dobbins #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs with the ball against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

College football roundup

No. 2 Ohio State thwarts upset bid by Indiana

Freshman J.K. Dobbins rushed for 181 yards in his college debut, and No. 2 Buckeyes managed to pull away from the scrappy Hoosiers.

File-This Dec. 3, 2016, file photo shows Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence (90) sacking Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans (4), during the second half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game in Orlando, Fla. Lawrence was named to the AP Preseason All-America Team on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)


A team-by-team look at ACC football this season

Here’s a breakdown of the Atlantic and Coastal Divisions.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 8/17/2017 - Boston College Eagles defensive end Harold Landry (7). Boston College football practice at Alumni Stadium. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 18BC football, LOID: 8.3.3432519786.


For BC’s Harold Landry, the No. 1 priority is clear

The defensive star and new father returns for his senior season determined to become a first-round NFL pick.