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 […]

by Nick Neville· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports
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 […]

by Zach Halperin· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
The men's hockey team advanced to the NCAA Tournament, but ultimately fell to the University of Denver.

How did BU Athletics fare throughout 2015-16 academic year?

Fall Sports Men’s soccer (12-6-2, 6-1-2 Patriot League): Serious question marks surrounded BU head coach Neil Roberts’ side before the 2015 campaign, and by the season’s end in November, all were answered with aplomb. The Terriers posted seven shutouts, earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and were one point shy of the conference’s regular-season title. Perhaps the biggest […]

The Blue Line: Defending Philadelphia sports fans

The Blue Line: Defending Philadelphia sports fans

Ed Snider, founder of the Philadelphia Flyers, lost his fight with cancer on April 11. Last Monday night, before Game 3 of Philly’s playoff series against the Washington Capitals, the Flyers honored their late founder and biggest fan with a moment of silence. The emotional atmosphere fueled the Flyers to a red-hot start, with forward Michael Raffl scoring in the […]

by Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Drew Lukacs has appeared in all of BU's 14 games and has scored three times. PHOTO BY AMANDA LUCIDI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Injuries take toll on men’s lacrosse, Ryan Polley avoids excuses

It’s been a challenging time for the Boston University men’s lacrosse team as of late, as the team lost its last four games and missed the Patriot League Tournament. Part of the blame for the Terriers’ (8-6, 3-5 Patriot League) cold streak has been injuries. Freshman midfielder Brendan Homire and junior faceoff specialist Sam Talkow both picked up injuries in […]

by Nick Frazier· · 0 comments · Lacrosse, Sports
Softball splits doubleheader with Lehigh University, Melanie Russell shines

Softball splits doubleheader with Lehigh University, Melanie Russell shines

Matched up against the Patriot League’s most consistent squad, the Boston University softball team left the diamond Wednesday afternoon with a share of the spoils. Carried by the arm of senior pitcher Melanie Russell and a balanced assault on two Mountain Hawk (31-12, 9-2 Patriot League) aces, the Terriers (20-21, 6-5 PL) won the 1 p.m. outing 2-0, only to […]

by Jonathan Sigal· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports
Connor LaCouvee finsihed the 2015-16 season with a 2.92 goals against average and .897 save percentage. PHOTO BY JUSTIN HAWK/DFP FILE PHOTO

Top quotes of 2015-16 from Boston University athletics programs

Sports fans are well versed in the lexicon of their favorite athletes and coaches, as their one-liners can be equally inspiring as they are perplexing. Whether it’s Kevin Garnett screaming, “Anything is possible” into TD Garden’s balcony or Allen Iverson sharing his thoughts on practice, quotes are part of the ultimate fan experience. Here are some of The Daily Free […]

by Jonathan Sigal· · 1 comment · Sports

Softball readies for series against Lehigh University

With a series sweep of Lafayette College in hand, the Boston University softball team will look to keep its form red hot when it hosts a Patriot League-leading Lehigh University side for a doubleheader on Wednesday. This matchup was originally scheduled for early April, but poor weather conditions pushed the series back to this week. BU (19-20, 5-4 Patriot League) […]

by Joe Calabrese· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports
Going For Two: Jake Arrieta on fast track to baseball immortality

Going For Two: Jake Arrieta on fast track to baseball immortality

In a world where athletes are under intense scrutiny by fans and the media alike, a Twitter comment can often create quite a storm of controversy. Yet, social media was the place to look to if one wanted an indication of Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta’s impending stardom. It was April 2013, and Arrieta had been floundering as a member […]

by David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Heinen (right) has wasted no time in adjusting to life as a Terrier. PHOTO BY SOFIA FARENTINOS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

20 Questions with BU softball freshman Alex Heinen

With a new coach and chemistry persisting through a young core and reliable upperclassmen, the Boston University softball team has made strides in the Patriot League as it looks to capture another title. Alex Heinen is one of the many underclassmen who have stepped up to the plate, literally and figuratively, for the Terriers this season. Starting every game this […]

by James Mattone· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports