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BU players celebrate after beating Minnesota Duluth in the Northeast Regional final. PHOTO BY MAYA DEVEREAUX/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU men’s hockey advances to Frozen Four with close victory over Minnesota Duluth

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — The No. 2 Boston University men’s hockey team is going back to TD Garden. And this time, it’ll be for the biggest trophy of all. Thanks to the heroics of senior assistant captain Evan Rodrigues, who notched the opening and game-winning goals of the contest, BU (27-7-5) earned a berth in the Frozen Four with its […]

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Fish and Chipps: Taller Shoulders

It was Isaac Newton who famously said, “If I have seen farther than others, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.” When Jason Collins came out April 2013 and publically admitted he is gay, it seemed like a weight had been lifted off the shoulders of so many young gay athletes who were looking for a […]

Driving the Lane: On Auburn

Well, that all worked out very neatly. When Michigan State University knocked off unbeaten Ohio State University in the Big 10 title game, the BCS National Championship game was set. Everyone in the country, except for Lou Holtz, who for some ridiculous reason would still have the No. 3 University of Alabama ranked second, would agree that Southeastern Conference champion […]

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Foul Shots: A look back at the BCS

The BCS, since its inception in 1998, has been a contentious and controversial system. Indeed, it will be replaced next season. Since this is the last year of the BCS, I would like to take a look back, and rank the five best teams to win college football’s national title. 1. 2001 University of Miami Hurricanes It’s generally accepted that […]

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Driving the Lane: BCS Flaws

The BCS is about to make its last major mistake. When No. 3 Auburn University’s Chris Davis ran back the improbable, game-winning field-goal return for a touchdown Saturday evening, he sent the BCS standing into a whirlwind. An obvious National Championship Game matchup was no more. Now we have a serious debate that further points to the many flaws that have led […]

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Foul Shots: Auburn vs. Alabama: Best game ever?

Eight hundred and eighty-eight yards of combined total offense. 62 total points scored. A senior kicker who was suddenly incapable of making a field goal. A quarterback who used to be a cornerback leading his team to victory over the best team in the country. A 99-yard touchdown pass to give Alabama the lead in the fourth quarter. And finally, […]

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Driving the Lane: Limit Fouls

Last Tuesday night’s college basketball doubleheader had it all. We got to see the top two teams in the country duel it out as Michigan State University held on against the University of Kentucky. We got to see the top two freshmen go head-to-head as the University of Kansas outlasted Duke University. Unfortunately, we also got to see a ridiculous […]

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Foul Shots: Kevin Ware Returns to Louisville

Even if you’re not a college basketball fan, you’ve seen a video of Kevin Ware’s injury. During an Elite Eight game in the NCAA Tournament on March 31, Ware suffered a compound fracture of his right leg while attempting to block a 3-point shot. The bone poked out of his leg and was clearly visible to spectators — some of whom […]

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Driving the Lane: Defense is key

To all of you who are shocked by Stanford University’s upset of the University of Oregon Thursday night, I ask you: Why? How could you not see this coming? First off, the exact same thing happened last year. More importantly, this happens to every great offense in any sport. There is always a game in which they struggle. And if you don’t […]

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Driving the Lane: Boring Top 25

The AP Top 25 Preseason Rankings for the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball season are out, and things could not be more boring. Think of the top five most dominant programs over the past 10 years. You’re probably thinking of the University of Kentucky, Michigan State University, the University of Louisville, Duke University and the University of Kansas, right? Well, that […]

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