BU soccer to face ranked BC, regional rivals this season

The Boston University men’s soccer team on Tuesday released its schedule for the 2016 season, which includes a number of non-conference games against formidable opponents, as well as a few Ivy League sides and other regional rivals. The Terriers’ (12-6-2 in 2015) first contest of the year will be against Boston College (11-8-2) on Aug. 28. BC is ranked 11th […]

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Sophomore forward Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson should be a force for BU hockey in the coming season. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

An Overview of BU Athletics: Everything you need to know

Throughout the 2015-16 season, Boston University athletics enjoyed another year as one of the premier Division I programs in the country. Highlighted by a number of Patriot League championships and NCAA tournament appearances, Terriers excelled on the field, ice and court last season. Looking ahead to this year and beyond, BU sports is poised to compete at a high level […]

The Boston Celtics had a promising season last year, finishing as the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Your guide to sports in Beantown

With nine major championships since the year 2000, Boston continues to solidify itself as one of the premier sports cities in the nation. The Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and Patriots continue to elevate Boston sports to new levels with each passing season. Although there were no championships last year, another Duck Boat parade should be in order in the near […]

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Lauren Hynes, who finished with a team-leading 2.24 ERA, is one of three Terriers graduating. PHOTO BY FALON MORAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Softball falls in NCAA Tournament, concludes much-improved season

For the Boston University softball team, the 2016 season was one of many ups and downs, and its appearance in the regional round of the NCAA tournament was no different. The Terriers (28-24, 11-6 Patriot League) fell to No. 9 Louisiana-Lafayette 9-5 Friday night, and were then eliminated by No. 16 Texas A&M in a 6-0 shutout on Saturday in […]

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Gabi Martinez's three homers lead the Terriers.

Softball takes home Patriot League championship, prepares for NCAAs

Following an improbable Patriot League tournament run, the Boston University softball team was crowned conference champions for the 11th time in program history Sunday afternoon, as it defeated Army West Point 9-0 in five innings at Lehigh’s Leadership Park. The Terriers (28-22, 11-6 Patriot League) claimed their fourth title in seven years with the victory, and move on to make […]

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James Burr had 35 points on the season, good for second on the team. PHOTO BY ABBY FREEMAN/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Men’s lacrosse closes out promising season with loss against Duke

In its final game of the 2016 season, the Boston University men’s lacrosse team failed to keep up with the high-powered offense of No. 10 Duke University, falling 15-8 Sunday at Nickerson Field. Although the Terriers (8-7, 3-5 Patriot League) finished their third season with five straight losses and missed the Patriot League Tournament, the team was still able to record […]

By Nick Frazier· · 0 comments · Lacrosse, Sports

Women’s lacrosse concludes season with loss to Navy in Patriot League semifinal

The Boston University women’s lacrosse team closed its 2016 season the way it finished the season last year — with a loss in the semifinal game of the Patriot League Tournament. This year, on Friday night, the Terriers (10-8, 6-3 Patriot League) fell to the United States Naval Academy 10-7 at the Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore Friday. It was […]

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Women’s lacrosse advances to Patriot League semifinals with win over Bucknell

The Boston University women’s lacrosse team will advance to the next round of the Patriot League Tournament following its 18-8 win over Bucknell University Tuesday afternoon. The Bison (10-8, 4-5 Patriot League) opened the scoring just 19 seconds after the opening faceoff. A BU turnover in the neutral zone resulted in a 2-on-1 opportunity for Bucknell midfielder Maddy Molinari. The […]

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Brittany Younan, outside of leading BU's ERA, has struck out 85 percent of players in 2016. PHOTO BY SOFIA FARENTINOS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Softball looks to ride momentum of year’s longest winning streak

Despite falling in the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday, the Boston University softball team is fresh off its most successful week of the 2016 campaign. After struggling out of the gate, BU (20-21, 6-5 Patriot League) recently put together a seven-game winning streak — its longest of the season. According to BU head coach Ashley Waters, the streak should […]

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Sports Comedy Corner: Writing about sports

Sports Comedy Corner: Writing about sports

When I tell someone I want to be a sportswriter, I always feel the need to clarify. There’s a stereotype that comes to mind when you hear “sportswriter.” You attend games, watch and take notes, interview players and write game recaps. You pass around popcorn in the press box, fake laugh at the old, curmudgeonly reporter’s bad joke, then hustle […]

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