Patriot League overview: Colgate University

Nickname: Raiders Colors: Maroon and white Located in Hamilton, New York, the Raiders currently have 25 NCAA Division I teams, including basketball, lacrosse, and soccer. Next to their football team (nine NCAA appearances), the Raiders’ most successful programs over the years has been their indoor track and field team (six appearances), as well as both of their soccer teams, which […]

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Patriot League overview: Bucknell University

Nickname: Bison Colors: Orange and blue With a strong Class of 2013, last season’s men’s basketball team ran the table in the Patriot League, finishing with both the regular season and postseason title, reaching the NCAA Tournament. While a senior class that has numerous players going pro in both the NBA and elsewhere has since graduated, the rest of the […]

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Patriot League overview: United States Military Academy (Army)

Nickname: Black Knights Colors: Black, gray and gold The United States Military Academy not only trains officers for the armed service, but it also holds a strong athletic program in the Patriot League. The Army Black Knights have a solid and established men’s lacrosse program that finished 8-6 last season. Midfielder John Glesener returns after a solid first season. In just […]

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Patriot League overview: American University

Nickname: Eagles Colors: American Red and Blue While American University boasts only 11 varsity teams, they have some strong squads that can upset the balance in the Patriot League. The Boston University field hockey team was picked as the favorite in the preseason coaches’ poll to take first in the Patriot League but the American team was selected to finish […]

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Notebook: Second-half struggles hold back women’s lacrosse

In the past three games, the Boston University women’s lacrosse team has gotten off to fast starts but has struggled to finish strong. With a record of 1-2 over this stretch, second half production has taken a noticeable dip. During this time, the Terriers (6-9, 2-4 America East) have scored just 12 goals in the second half as opposed to […]

Notebook: Pitching carries Terriers through final stretch

After a tough weekend against the University at Albany where the Boston University softball team was swept, the Terriers (20–23–1, 8-6 America East) rebounded against the University of Maine in an effort to finish out the season in a strong manner. Prior to the losses against the Great Danes (30–11, 13-1 America East), BU was on a tear, winning six […]

King: Recruiting Violations

Iowa State University is now the most recent school to get tangled up in a mess of recruiting violations. In the past two years alone, 33 different coaches and nearly every athletic team there totaled 79 separate NCAA violations in regards to recruiting. Now, Iowa State is on probation for two years, is subject to fines and will most likely […]

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Men’s hockey’s Oksanen scoots into place on, off ice

Men’s hockey’s Oksanen scoots into place on, off ice

Despite being one of the Boston University men’s hockey team’s biggest defensemen in the 2012-13 season, Ahti Oksanen was also one of its mildest-mannered, with just 12 penalty minutes over 36 games. However, the 6-foot-3 freshman said when he was growing up in Kirkkonummi, Finland, he looked up to an NHL defenseman known and feared for his mean streak. “I […]

Early goal propels Terriers to national championship game

MINNEAPOLIS — When junior co-captain Marie-Philip Poulin heads to the faceoff circle, chances are she will win possession for her team. In fact, out of all the players on the No. 2 Boston University women’s hockey team’s roster with consistent faceoff experience, Poulin leads the team with a success rate of 64.1 percent. What isn’t likely is BU (28-5-3) taking […]

Men’s hockey facing tall order vs. BC

There are higher-stakes games than this in college hockey — though not many — but the No. 17 Boston University men’s hockey team must win Friday before it can worry about those. At 8 p.m. at TD Garden, the Terriers (20-15-2, 15-10-2 Hockey East) will face No. 4 Boston College in their first win-or-go-home game this year, the semifinal of […]