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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.

BC guards Jerome Robinson (left) and Ky Bowman.

BC’s Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman declare for NBA Draft

But neither player has hired an agent so they retain their NCAA eligibility.

Villanova coach Jay Wright held the trophy Monday after his team captured the NCAA Tournament championship.

Christopher L. Gasper

Villanova has found the Wright way to win an NCAA title

In the one-and-done era, the Wildcats have found consistent success — and NCAA titles — by going against the grain.

Montgomery, VT- March 15, 2018-Globe Staff- Stan Grossfeld- Elinor Purrier, who recently won the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in the women's mile run, lets Quincy, one of the dairy cows , grab a quick snack at the family dairy farm.


Here’s how a dairy farmer from Vermont became an NCAA track champ

Yes, Elinor Purrier does credit milk as part of the reason she won the mile at the NCAA indoor championships.

Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo came down from the rim after a first-half dunk.

Villanova 79, Michigan 62

Donte DiVincenzo leads Villanova to NCAA title

The sixth man had a sixth sense in scoring a career-high 31 points for the top-seeded Wildcats (36-4), who won their second title in three years.

Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale (24) is congratulated by teammate Jessica Shepard (23) after sinking a 3-point basket to defeat Mississippi State 61-58 in the final of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Notre Dame 61, Mississippi State 58

Notre Dame wins NCAA women’s title on buzzer-beating last shot

Arike Ogunbowale hit a 3-pointer from the corner with a tenth of a second on the clock.

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 31: Duncan Robinson #22 and Zavier Simpson #3 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrate the play against the Loyola Ramblers in the second half during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at the Alamodome on March 31, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Christopher L. Gasper

An incredible journey from Division 3 to 1, and New Hampshire to the Final Four

New Castle, N.H.’s Duncan Robinson is the only player in NCAA history to play in the Div. 3 and Div. 1 Final Fours.

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 31: Jalen Brunson #1 of the Villanova Wildcats is defended by Devonte' Graham #4 of the Kansas Jayhawks in the second half during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at the Alamodome on March 31, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)


Scouting the NCAA Tournament final: Villanova a tough task for Michigan

Villanova was nothing short of brilliant in its Final Four dismantling of Kansas.

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 30: Crystal Dangerfield #5 of the Connecticut Huskies reacts from the bench against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second half in the semifinals of the 2018 NCAA Women's Final Four at Nationwide Arena on March 30, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish defeated the Connecticut Huskies 91-89. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Auriemma, UConn women in state of disbelief

For the second straight season, the Huskies were forced to go home following a heartbreaking defeat in the Final Four.

Loyola-Chicago head coach Porter Moser hugs Marques Townes (5) during the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against Michigan, Saturday, March 31, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


Despite loss, Loyola Chicago proved it belonged all along

The Ramblers served their school and college basketball well.

Villanova's Omari Spellman (14) battles for a rebound against Kansas's Udoka Azubuike (35) during the first half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 31, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


Villanova rains threes on Kansas to reach final

The Wildcats will face Michigan in the national title game on Monday.

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 31: Moritz Wagner #13 of the Michigan Wolverines grabs the rebound against Marques Townes #5 and Aundre Jackson #24 of the Loyola Ramblers in the first half during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at the Alamodome on March 31, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

NCAA Final Four | Michigan 69, Loyola Chicago 57

Michigan ends Loyola Chicago’s magical run

The Wolverines punched their ticket to the national championship game with a comeback victory over the Ramblers.

Notre Dame's Jackie Young (5) shoots as Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson (33) defends and teammate Jessica Shepard (23) watches during the second half in the semifinals of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament, Friday, March 30, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

NCAA WOMEN’S FINAL FOUR: Notre Dame 91, UConn 89 (OT)

Over and out again! UConn shocked in OT

Arike Ogunbowale’s jumper from the corner with a second left lifted Notre Dame to victory.

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 30: Loyola Ramblers team chaplain Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt speaks to the media before the 2018 Men's NCAA Final Four at the Alamodome on March 30, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)


‘She is larger than life now’: Sister Jean and the marvelous run of Loyola Chicago

The charisma of Sister Jean has made it tough for some to remember that there is another Jesuit school in the Final Four.

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 30: Clayton Custer #13 of the Loyola Ramblers looks on during practice before the 2018 Men's NCAA Final Four at the Alamodome on March 30, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Joe Sullivan

Scouting the Final Four: Does Loyola have a shot?

The Ramblers are for real with a 14-game winning streak and a knack for winning close games.

01nonoteworthy -- John Boyle, Western New England University Wrestling. (Geoff Riccio)


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Sophomore All-American John Boyle of Rowley played fourth at 184 pounds in the NCAA Division 3 wrestling championships.

Connecticut players warm up during a practice session for the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. UConn plays Notre Dame in a national semifinal on Friday. (Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune via AP)

Women’s college basketball

UConn, Notre Dame renew a once-heated rivalry

Former Big East rivals, now representing different conferences, meet again in Final Four in Columbus, Ohio.

Harvard’s Ryan Donato, NU’s Adam Gaudette are Hobey Baker finalists

The winner of the award given to the nation’s top college hockey player will be announced April 6.

01nocampus -- Clarkson hockey player Michaela Boyle. (Clarkson Athletics)


Reading’s Boyle reaches top in first season at Clarkson

The freshman forward helped the Engineers win their second straight NCAA Division 1 title.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Scituate’s Kelly Martin was named an NCAA Division 2 All-American and Northeast-10 player of the year.


Hanover’s Lambert is the go-to scorer at Westfield State

Through the Owls’ 6-0 start, the junior has had five three-goal performances and scored a team-leading 19 tallies.

FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Duke's Marvin Bagley III (35) celebrates after a dunk during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Durham, N.C. Bagley III is a member of the Associated Press NCAA college basketball All-America first team, announced Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown, File)

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Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III to leave early for NBA

Bagley, an AP All-American and ACC player and rookie of the year, led the Blue Devils in scoring (21.0 points) and rebounding (11.1).

Chestnut Hill, MA - 11/03/2017 - Boston College Eagles head coach Jim Christian with Boston College Eagles forward Deontae Hawkins (23) at Boston College basketball media day. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Unknown, Topic: 03BC basketball media day, LOID: 8.3.4206000830.

Old rival Deontae Hawkins is impressed by Loyola Chicago’s rise

Before joining BC, Hawkins faced Loyola with Illinois State, and he believes the MVC is underrated.

Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, 98, has become synonymous with the Loyola Chicago men’s basketball team and its run in the NCAA Tournament.

Sales soaring for Sister Jean bobblehead

The bobblehead museum says that within 24 hours, the novelty became the museum’s top all-time seller.

College basketball notebook

Freshman trio makes All-America history

Oklahoma’s Trae Young, Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, and Duke’s Marvin Bagley III were all first-teamers.