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The Blue Line: An Ode To BU Hockey

The Blue Line: An Ode To BU Hockey

The Boston University men’s hockey team’s season has come to an end after a devastating loss to Providence College in the national championship game Saturday. The Friars, who posted 20 shots in the third period, overwhelmed the Terriers with their game on the line and captured their first NCAA title. Although the season did not end according to BU’s plan, […]

by Mike Benedykciuk· · 1 comment · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: Tiger Not Yet Out of the Woods

Going For Two: Tiger Not Yet Out of the Woods

In 2008, Tiger Woods defeated American golfer Rocco Mediate in a one-hole playoff to win the U.S. Open Championship. This victory marked the 14th major championship that Woods had won since his arrival on the professional golf circuit in 1996. Woods, at 33 years old in 2008, was on pace to break the record of 18 major championships set by […]

by David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Indirect Kick: How ‘Bout Them Red Sox?

Indirect Kick: How ‘Bout Them Red Sox?

The winter sports season for collegiate athletics has, sadly, come to a close. Following the Duke University men’s basketball team’s triumph in the National Championship game and the Providence College men’s hockey team’s heartbreaking 4-3 victory over Boston University in Saturday’s National Final, it has been easy to forget that the Major League Baseball season has started. While many local […]

by Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: Hope Springs Eternal

Going For Two: Hope Springs Eternal

As Opening Day arrives and baseball returns to America for the 2015 season, the Boston Red Sox are once again presented with the opportunity to rebound from a down year and look to make a run at a second World Series title in three years. Coming off a 71-91 season in which they finished fifth in the American League East […]

by David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
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The Blue Line: College Athletes Should be Paid

Another volume of the March Madness saga has come to a glorious close. The men’s basketball teams of both the University of Wisconsin and Duke University entertained millions of viewers nationwide in the National Championship game Monday night. The Blue Devils pulled out a thrilling 68-63 win following a Badger offensive collapse late in the second half. Now, after an […]

by Mike Benedykciuk· · 2 comments · Columnists, Sports
Indirect Kick: Impact of All-Seater Soccer Stadiums — Bad or Good?

Indirect Kick: Impact of All-Seater Soccer Stadiums — Bad or Good?

We have reached the month of April, meaning spring, warmer temperatures and the most intense month of the soccer season. Not only are title races coming down to the wire, but so are domestic cups. This has always been the case when the calendar turned to April, but in 1989, the mood in soccer stadiums changed drastically. With an exciting […]

by Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
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The Blue Line: How does Rubén Amaro, Jr. Have a Job?

Oct. 29, 2008 — The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in Game 5 of the World Series. Picture the pandemonium in the streets — the Phillies had not won a title since 1980, when they were led by Hall-of-Famers Steve Carlton and Michael Jack Schmidt. The city of Philadelphia had not experienced a championship team since 1983, […]

by Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Indirect Kick: Does the Frozen Four Need to Be Reformatted?

Indirect Kick: Does the Frozen Four Need to Be Reformatted?

Stepping off the pitch this week, I’d like to focus on a topic that has Boston University’s campus abuzz with excitement: The Frozen Four. For the first time in six seasons, the No. 2 Boston University men’s hockey team qualified for the Frozen Four this past weekend with a pair of 3-2 victories over No. 17 Yale University and No. […]

by Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Going For Two: What is Wrong with the Boston Bruins?

Going For Two: What is Wrong with the Boston Bruins?

Coming into the 2014-15 season, many questions surrounded the Boston Bruins and how they would respond after losing to their rivals, the Montreal Canadiens, in seven games in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Black and Gold responded by producing one of their worst seasons since the 2007-08 season. Fans and pundits alike have looked at a team that appeared so […]

by David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Indirect Kick: New England Revolution can win the supporters’ shield

Indirect Kick: New England Revolution can win the supporters’ shield

The New England Revolution opened its home schedule Saturday with a scoreless draw against the Montreal Impact. While it has kept a clean sheet and got its first point of the season, it also failed to score on last season’s league bottom feeder. And though it’s very easy for the Revs to have a negative prognosis for the season with […]

by Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports