Foul Shots: One and Done

LeBron James. Kobe Bryant. Kevin Garnett. Dwight Howard. Josh Smith. Tracy McGrady. Amar’e Stoudemire. Tyson Chandler. Monta Ellis. Andrew Bynum. What do these NBA stars have in common? They all entered the league right from high school, forgoing their college eligibility. The Supreme Court ruled, in the 1971 case of Haywood v. National Basketball Association, that the NBA must waive the rule […]

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Foul Shots: Johnny Manziel and the case for paying major college athletes

College athletes are, by definition, amateurs. They’re called student-athletes, and every player and coach that’s interviewed says the same cliché: “they’re students first, then athletes.” The athletes have to maintain a minimum GPA requirement in order to be able to participate in their sports. Despite these facts, it’s becoming increasingly clear that college athletes in major sports (let’s focus on […]

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Driving the Lane: Schedule Woes

College football is back, baby, and that means we are treated to some of the worst games of the sporting year. Sure, you’ve got University of Georgia v. Clemson University and LSU v. TCU last week. But everything else just plain sucked. Did you catch the riveting affair between Elon University and Georgia Tech that looked like a basketball score […]

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Ghosts of Editors Past: The changing perception of college sports

Craig Meyer (COM ’12) was Fall 2011 Sports Editor for The Daily Free Press. He now covers Robert Morris University basketball and high school sports for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.   Sitting in my car in the sweltering early-August heat, I thought of Terrelle Pryor. Not even two hours earlier, news broke that Johnny Manziel, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, had […]

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Patriot League overview

Patriot League overview

Most Boston University teams will join the Patriot League this season after competing for 34 years in the America East Conference. This transition will provide BU with some of the top competition in the entire nation. To take a look at what to expect from the schools of the Patriot League, hover over each logo below.

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Patriot League overview: Loyola University-Maryland

Nickname: Greyhounds Colors: Green and gray Loyola joins BU as the other newcomer to the Patriot League, joining the conference after 24 years in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. BU and Loyola have some recent history — the two met in the first round of the Postseason Tournament, where the Terriers fell to the Greyhounds, 70-63. While Loyola loses […]

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Patriot League overview: United States Naval Academy (Navy)

Nickname: Midshipmen Colors: Navy blue and gold Located in Annapolis, Md., the U.S. Naval Academy has 26 varsity teams and has collected 14 NCAA Championships. One of the most successful programs at Navy has been its lacrosse programs, which  have amassed 30 combined NCAA Tournament appearances. While the Navy women’s lacrosse team may not have as many NCAA tournament appearances […]

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Patriot League overview: Lehigh University

Nickname: Mountain Hawks Colors: Brown and white One of the most dominant programs in the Patriot League, Lehigh softball finished 37-16-1 overall and 17-3 in the Patriot League. Despite their strong regular season, the Mountain Hawks were swept in two games by the United States Military Academy in the Patriot League Championship. Sophomore Morgan Decker had a tremendous freshman campaign, compiling a […]

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Patriot League overview: Lafayette College

Nickname: Leopards Colors: Maroon and white Located in Easton, Penn., Lafayette boasts 22 D-1 teams and was recently ranked third nationally in student-athlete graduation rates. After making two consecutive NCAA appearances and capturing Patriot League championships in 1999 and 2000, the Lafayette men’s basketball team has gone downhill in the years that followed, but experienced a revival last season with […]

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Patriot League overview: College of the Holy Cross

Nickname: Crusaders Colors: Purple and white The only other Patriot League school located in New England, the Worcester-based Crusaders also have 25 varsity teams and were one of the founding members of the Patriot League in 1986, along with Bucknell, Colgate, Lafayette College and Lehigh University. A powerhouse in the late 1940s and early 1950s with players such as NBA […]

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