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Foul Shots: Is Andrew Wiggins ready for NBA?

“Wiggins has an unreal amount of potential and he’ll be under the eye of every scout over the next few years … Considered the top player in his class by most recruiting services, and has first overall pick potential whenever he enters the NBA draft…”  -NBAdraft.net profile of Andrew Wiggins Any time you’re designated as the NBA’s next superstar, you […]

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Driving the Lane: On Johnny Manziel

Remember when all the “experts” were predicting that Johnny Manziel would struggle in his sophomore year? There was no way he would be able to live up to the success he had in his freshman year. After winning the Heisman, he wouldn’t have the motivation to continue to get better. Most importantly, the myriad of off-the-field distractions would surely lead […]

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Foul Shots: Pro Prospects

We’ve gotten to the point in the college football season when NFL draft pundits begin to make mock drafts, and it’s an annoying time. Guys such as Mel Kiper Jr. saturate our heads with their ideas about where players could end up once the draft is over. Ideally, teams draft out of need. You won’t see the Green Bay Packers […]

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Driving the Lane: Stop Grumbling, Grambling State

I hate to take the side of wealthy college administrators over disgruntled college students. But in the case of Grambling State University, I simply do not support the message that the players are trying to send. Over the weekend, the university canceled its football game against Jackson State University after the players had boycotted playing. They sent a letter to […]

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Foul Shots: Mid-Majors

Colleges and universities that do not belong to the six “major” NCAA conferences (AAC — formerly the Big East — ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC) are known as “mid-majors.” It’s colloquial in nature, and not recognized by the NCAA to mean anything in particular. The term is used most heavily in college basketball, especially during the NCAA […]

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Kosienski continues to shine in rookie campaign

Erica Kosienski has stood out among her peers. The freshman forward sealed the match for the Boston University women’s soccer team against Loyola University-Maryland Saturday afternoon at Nickerson Field. In the 82nd minute, Kosienski took a pass from senior midfielder Megan McGoldrick and placed a clean shot into the goal between three Greyhound defenders in the middle of the field to give […]

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Late goal gives women’s soccer boost over Loyola

Despite a solid end-to-end effort on the pitch, it took a late goal from freshman forward Erica Kosienski for the Boston University women’s soccer team to defeat Loyola University- Maryland 1-0 Saturday at Nickerson Field. With the win, the Terriers extended their unbeaten streak to seven games and clinched a spot in the Patriot League Tournament. From the opening whistle, the Terriers […]

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Defense provides offense in win over Badgers

In a span of 18 seconds in the second period, the No. 15 Boston University men’s hockey team showed how it produces its best offense — from its defensemen.  The Terriers used shots from the point to score twice during that stretch, and took control in a 7-3 win over No. 2 University of Wisconsin. Defensemen scoring points is nothing […]

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Second-half surge puts Men’s hockey over Wisconsin

Second-half surge puts Men’s hockey over Wisconsin

For close to five minutes during the second period Saturday evening, the No. 15 Boston University men’s hockey team let its guard down. With a one-goal lead and a man-advantage after a major penalty, the Terriers had five minutes to extend their lead over the No. 2 University of Wisconsin. “We had nothing going,” said BU coach David Quinn. “It was really […]

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Women’s hockey splits weekend set with Robert Morris

In a weekend where it sought to extend its two-game unbeaten streak, the No. 7/8 Boston University women’s hockey team split a series at Robert Morris University, coming away with a 5-2 win Friday night and dropping its first game of the season 3-0 Saturday afternoon. “You can have a chance to sweep a weekend, and, worse comes to come to worst, you get […]

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