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SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide attempts a pass against the Clemson Tigers in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi's Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Alabama backup QB Jalen Hurts to transfer to Oklahoma

Hurts, a graduate transfer who led the Tide to two national title games, can play next season for the Sooners.

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Boston College releases 2019 football schedule

BC opens the season at home on Aug. 31 against Virginia Tech, and will hit the road to face defending national champion Clemson.

Northeastern coach Bill Coen cheers on his team during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against James Madison in Harrisonburg, Va,, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (Daniel Lin/Daily News-Record via AP)

JOE SULLIVAN | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Northeastern vs. Charleston basketball should be a good one

Thursday’s rematch of last year’s conference championship will be a good barometer of where the Huskies stand.

Cleveland Browns new NFL football head coach Freddie Kitchens answers questions during a news conference, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

NFL notebook

Browns coach Freddie Kitchens: ‘I am not a popular choice. I understand that and I don’t care.’

The new coach will continue to call the offensive plays despite hiring former Tampa Bay coordinator Todd Monken to oversee his offense.

President Trump presented fast food to be served to the Clemson Tigers in celebration of their national championship at the White House on January 14.

Trump greets football players visiting White House with McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Domino’s, and Burger King

Here’s hoping the Clemson Tigers, college football’s national champions, wanted fries with that.

Boston College names Mike Bajakian offensive coordinator

Bajakian has spent the past four seasons as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach.

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts in the fourth quarter during the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

The first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Oklahoma quarterback announced his decision Monday in a tweet.

Sports log

Taylor Soule’s free throws rescue BC

The freshman hit four foul shots in the final seconds as BC’s women’s basketball team beat host Pitt, 59-55.

Boston College's Wynston Tabbs (5) goes up for a shot between Notre Dame's John Mooney (33) and Prentiss Hubb (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

SPORTS LOG

Notre Dame hits late free throws to sink BC

John Mooney had a career-high 27 points and 12 rebounds and Prentiss Hubb hit a pair of free throws with 2.6 seconds left lift the Fighting Irish.

Boston College defensive back Lukas Denis (21) runs during an NCAA college football game against Clemson, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BC football will be well represented in season-ending all-star games

Safety Lukas Denis will play in the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Sunday.

13zonoteworthy -- UMass Dartmouth basketball player Arinze Obiora (UMass Dartmouth athletics)

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Brookline High graduate Arinze Obiora netted his third Little East Player of the Week honor this season for the UMass Dartmouth men’s basketball team.

Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale (24) drives by Louisville's Mykasa Robinson (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won 82-68. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

Notre Dame 82, Louisville 68

Arike Ogunbowale leads Notre Dame past Louisville in 1-2 showdown

Ogunbowale scored a game-high 30 points and the Fighting Irish overcame 18 tournovers.

Tim Tebow and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters at an event last week in San Jose, Calif.

Tim Tebow gets engaged to former Miss Universe

The one-time Heisman Trophy winner plans to marry Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a South Africa native and the 2017 Miss Universe.

Williams College basketball player Matt Karpowicz of Wellesley.

CAMPUS ANGLE

At Williams, Wellesley’s Matt Karpowicz talks and plays a good game

The St. Sebastian’s School grad is a big contributor for the 13-0 Ephs, ranked third in the Division 2 men’s basketball poll.

Chestnut Hill, MA 01-08-19: Virginia's Jack Salt (right) tries to take the ball away from BC's Ky Bowman (left) in first half action. The Boston College Eagles men's basketball team hosted Virginia at Conte Forum. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

VIRGINIA 83, BOSTON COLLEGE 56

Will the loss to unbeaten Virginia be a wake-up call for Boston College?

A year ago, the Eagles defeated No. 1 Duke in their ACC home opener. Wednesday, BC was rolled by the No. 4 Cavaliers, who won their 14th straight.

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates his teams 44-16 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide with the trophy in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi's Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Coach Dabo Swinney says Clemson is greatest team of all time

The Tigers dethroned Alabama in the national title game Monday to become the first perfect playoff champion at 15-0.The Tigers dethroned Alabama in the national title game Monday to become the first perfect playoff champion at 15-0.

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: Kendall Joseph #34, Hunter Renfrow #13 and Adam Choice #26 of the Clemson Tigers celebrate with the trophy after their 44-16 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi's Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

CFP Championship | Clemson 44, Alabama 16

Clemson overwhelms Alabama to claim second national title in three years

Freshman Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three TDs as the Tigers became the first team since 1897 to finish 15-0.

FOR Sports. Boston, MA 11/3/2011 Head Coach Joe Jones calls out to players during drills. The Boston University Mens basketball team holds a practice at the Walter Brown Arena in Boston, MA on Thursday, November 3, 2011. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) Section: Sports Slug: BU men's basketball Reporter: Vega LOID: 5.0.493422363

JOE SULLIVAN | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

BU basketball sending out mixed signals to this point

Even coach Joe Jones isn’t sure what he has in his talented but inconsistent team.

The Goodyear Blimp was there when the Patriots’ plane landed in Houston in 2004 for Super Bowl XXXVIII.

Goodyear Blimp honored with Hall of Fame induction

The iconic airship is being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as an honorary member — the first non-player or coach to be inducted.

BC cornerback Hamp Cheevers, left, declared for the NFL Draft on Saturday.

BC FOOTBALL

Boston College cornerback Hamp Cheevers declares for 2019 NFL Draft

Cheevers had seven interceptions and was an All-ACC first-team selection this season.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney pose with the trophy at a news conference for the NCAA college football playoff championship game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

CFP Championship: Alabama-Clemson (8 p.m., ESPN)

Either Alabama or Clemson will make history in college football’s title game

Monday’s winner will be the first 15-0 team in college football’s poll era, dating to the first AP rankings in 1936.

Boston College center Will Jackowitz (24) drives past Virginia Tech forward Kerry Blackshear Jr. (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Blacksburg, Va. Tech won 77-66. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)

Sports Log

Boston College can’t hold back Virginia Tech in ACC

After a strong start, the Eagles were overwhelmed by the 10th-ranked Hokies in their ACC opener.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 29: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers avoids a tackle in the first quarter against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

CFP Championship | Alabama vs. Clemson (8 p.m., Monday, ESPN)

For Clemson, freshman Trevor Lawrence was clear choice at quarterback

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knew last September Lawrence deserved to start over well-liked, well-respected senior QB Kelly Bryant.

North Dakota State's Jaylaan Wimbush (23), Colin Conner (64), and Tanner Volson (74) hoist the trophy after beating Eastern Washington 38-24 in the FCS championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Frisco, Texas. North Dakota State won 38-24. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

FCS Championship | North Dakota State 38, Eastern Washington 24

North Dakota State reigns supreme again in FCS championship

QB Easton Stick accounted for five TDs (3 rushing, 2 passing) in North Dakota State’s record seventh FCS championship.

Mr. Welsh compiled a 134-86-3 record at Virginia.

Hall of Fame college football coach George Welsh dies at 85

Mr. Welsh coached football at Virginia for 19 years.

Chris Herren Jr. (right) and Vin Baker Jr. (second from right) in action for BC against Fairfield.

STAN GROSSFELD

BC teammates Vin Baker Jr. and Chris Herren Jr. share a bond born of adversity

Both have fathers whose lives were ravaged by addiction before they recovered to help others.

Sammy Davis has regained her scoring touch for BU women’s ice hockey.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Sammy Davis is back, and BU is glad she is

After surgery to repair a torn labrum in each hip, the 22-year-old forward from Pembroke is back on the ice for the Boston University women’s hockey team.

Baylor center Kalani Brown (21) works around Connecticut forward Napheesa Collier during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)

Baylor 68, UConn 57

No. 1 UConn women lose to Baylor, end regular-season winning streak at 126

Kalani Brown had 20 points and 17 rebounds as No. 8 Baylor won over a top-ranked team for the first time.

BLOOMINGTON, IN - NOVEMBER 24: Purdue fan Tyler Trent holds the Ol' Oaken Bucket following the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Patriots rookie Ja’Whaun Bentley pays tribute to Purdue super fan Tyler Trent

Bentley, a two-time captain at Purdue, became close with Trent, who died Tuesday after a lengthy battle with a rare form of bone cancer.

In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, photo, Central Catholic players present Tyler Trent, foreground, with a check to benefit Riley Children's Hospital before meeting Lafayette Jeff in a high school basketball game, in Lafayette, Ind. Trent, a former Purdue University student and college football super fan who inspired many with his battle against cancer, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. He was 20 years old. (John Terhune/Journal & Courier via AP)

Purdue’s inspirational super fan Tyler Trent dies at 20

Tyler Trent, a former Purdue University student, inspired many with his battle against cancer.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 01: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns is pressured by Azeez Ojulari #38 of the Georgia Bulldogs during the first half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

College football notebook

Texas (and Bevo) rule the Sugar Bowl

After the Longhorns mascot asserted his authority, Sam Ehlinger ran for three TDs as Texas trampled Georgia.

Ohio State runs onto the field for warm ups before the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Washington Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Players who skip bowl games are sending an important message

The players have gotten wise to the workings of the bowl industrial complex.

Sports Log

Hartford stuns Boston College men’s basketball in OT

Jason Dunne scored 23 points, hitting three foul shots to tie it at 69, and J.R. Lynch scored seven of his 26 in OT in a 79-78 upset of the Eagles.

DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 11: Teammates Zion Williamson #1 and RJ Barrett #5 of the Duke Blue Devils react after a play against the Army Black Knights during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

JOE SULLIVAN | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Checking on college basketball’s overachievers and underachievers

Duke is better than I thought it would be, and so are a few other teams.

Boston, MA: 4/5/2018: The scene during the national anthem. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Tampa Bay Rays in their 2018 MLB home Opening Day baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

Here are the sports dates Boston fans should know in 2019

Events include the NHL Winter Classic, Crashed Ice at Fenway, and Red Sox-Yankees in London.

In 1954, British medical student Roger Bannister made history by running a sub-4:00 mile.

Notable sports deaths of 2018

A look back at some of the noteworthy figures from the world of sports whom we lost this year.

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, Miami coach Mark Richt walks the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Richt has made the stunning decision to retire, leaving after three years leading his alma mater and with five years remaining on his contract. Richt says the decision was his and came in the best interests of the program. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

SPORTS LOG

Mark Richt stuns Miami by retiring; Manny Diaz does U-turn

The 44-year-old Diaz had been the defensive coordinator under Richt for three seasons, but left to lead Temple earlier this month.

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) avoids a tackle by Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray (9), during the first half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Alabama 45, Oklahoma 34

Alabama beats Oklahoma, faces Clemson in NCAA title game

Tua Tagovailoa threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns and top-ranked -ranked Alabama beat No. 4 Oklahoma at the Orange Bowl.

Verizon-Disney agreement should avoid bowl-day sports blackouts

College football won’t go dark on New Year’s Day.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 29: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers looks to pass as he's pressured by Khalid Kareem #53 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the first half during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

CLEMSON 30, NOTRE DAME 3

Clemson routs Notre Dame, advances to college football championship game

True freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns as the No. 2 Tigers overwhelmed No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl.

Mr. Culver spoke at the memorial service for Senator Edward Kennedy at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.

John C. Culver, 86, Iowa lawmaker, Kennedy confidant, Harvard football star

Praised across the political spectrum for his independence and willingness to take tough votes, Mr. Culver served five terms in the US House in the 1960s and early 1970s.

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2018, file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence calls a play during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against North Carolina State in Clemson, S.C. Clemson and Notre Dame weren’t even a month into this season when both made unexpected quarterback switches. The Tigers and Fighting Irish were undefeated with senior quarterbacks who had won a lot of games, and neither of those starters was even injured. Still, the coaches for both teams decided to make a change then--and are still without a loss going for a national title. After playing behind Kelly Bryant in each of Clemson’s first four games, Lawrence was named the starter before the Sept. 29 game at Wake Forest. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

Cotton Bowl: Clemson vs. Notre Dame | Saturday, 4 p.m. (ESPN)

Notre Dame hopes to show it belongs in college football semifinal with No. 2 Clemson

The second-ranked Tigers (13-0) face the third-ranked Fighting Irish (12-0) in Notre Dame’s first College Football Playoff appearance.

Boston College running back AJ Dillon (2) scores a touchdown ahead of Boise State cornerback Tyler Horton (14) during the first half of the First Responder Bowl NCAA football game Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Boston College’s A.J. Dillon writes heartfelt post after canceled bowl game

The sophomore and his teammates were commended for how they handled Wednesday’s bowl game cancellation that ended their season.

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 13: Juwann Bushell-Beatty #76 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates a 38-13 win over the Wisconsin Badgers on October 13, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

College football notebook

Fourth Michigan draft-eligible player pulls out of Saturday’s game

Right tackle Juwann Bushell-Beatty will not play in Saturday’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl against Florida.

The First Responder Bowl between Boston College and Boise State was cancelled due to weather and was designated a no contest after multiple lighting delays Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Boston College will refund First Responder Bowl tickets

Athletic director Martin Jarmond said the refund will run through December 2019.

Though he excels in the backstroke, Drew Carbone also won the Big East title in the 200 individual medley.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Georgetown’s Drew Carbone of Chelmsford qualifies for Olympic swim trials

The sophomore has not lost a backstroke race — winning every 100- and 200-yard backstroke in four meets.

Boston College head coach Steve Addazio talks with his team in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. Florida State defeated Boston College 22-21. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

BC Football | First Responder Bowl, Dallas, Texas (1:30 p.m., ESPN)

BC football team hopes bowl trip to Dallas results in elusive eighth win

While their bowl is a reward and not a referendum, the Eagles will try to seize the opportunity against a brand-name opponent from Boise State.

Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence stretches during team practice at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. Clemson is scheduled to play Notre Dame in the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff Saturday. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)

MONDAY’S SPORTS LOG

Three Clemson football players failed drug tests

Star defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is among the trio that might have to miss the Tigers’ showdown against Notre Dame.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 20: Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils tips the ball into the basket during the second half of the game against Texas Tech Red Raiders during the Ameritas Insurance Classic at Madison Square Garden on December 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

Joe Sullivan | College basketball

Here’s how things shape up now that college basketball conference play is starting

From the America East to the West Coast Conference and all points in between, league play is the thing.

Somewhere between Los Angeles and Boston-- October 29, 2018-Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff—J.D. Martinez hands the World Series trophy off to Joe Kelly on the Red Sox charter on the way back from winning the World Series in Los Angeles.

A year on the beat: Globe sportswriters share their favorite memories from 2018

From the Olympics to the World Series, the Globe had you covered throughout the year.