Consistency key to BU track and field’s success

For much of the Boston University track and field team’s indoor season, its coaches have stressed one thing: Consistency. At the New England Championships hosted Friday and Saturday at the Track and Tennis Center, several athletes proved an ability to perform consistently — even breaking a couple records in the process. “I think that [consistency] is an important measure of […]

Noonan, men’s hockey team set for crucial home-and-home with UMass-Lowell

With seven games remaining in the regular season, this weekend’s matchups against No. 12 University of Massachusetts-Lowell are crucial to the No. 13/15 Boston University men’s hockey team. Against the surging River Hawks (16-9-2, 10-8-2 Hockey East), everything must go right — including junior assistant captain Garrett Noonan avoiding the costly mistake he made last time. “I expect I won’t […]

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BU Alum John Thomas dies at 71

John Thomas, a 1963 graduate of the Boston University School of Education and one of the best high jumpers in American history, passed away at the age of 71 on Jan. 15. As a 17-year-old freshman at Boston University, Thomas became the first person ever to clear seven feet (2.13m) in the indoor high jump on Jan. 31, 1959. He […]

BU prepares for tough weekend

Of the Boston University men’s hockey team’s 16 remaining games, four — 25 percent — are against Northeastern University. They’ll meet the Huskies (6–10–2, 3–8–2 Hockey East) for the first time this season on Friday at Agganis Arena, then host the University of Massachusetts-Lowell for the first time on Saturday. The last time the Terriers (12–7–0, 9–4–0 Hockey East) saw […]

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Men’s hockey refocuses on defense before visit to Merrimack Warriors

After one of the worst losses in recent Boston University men’s hockey history Wednesday, the No. 8 Terriers got back to the basics Thursday at practice by refocusing on their defensive effort. The practice, which BU coach Jack Parker called “fabulous,” came after a players-only meeting called by the seniors. “[The meeting was to] just make sure stuff like that […]

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Megan likely out as men’s hockey plays RPI for first time in two years

When the No. 9 Boston University men’s hockey team hosts Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Agganis Arena Friday night, it may have more on its mind than just another non-conference January matchup. Some Terriers — the upperclassmen — will be thinking about last time. The Engineers downed the visiting Terriers 4-1 on Dec. 11, 2010 in a game marked by BU […]

Peters becomes first Terrier to qualify for NCAA Championships since 2003

Going into the fall 2012 season’s cross country NCAA Northeast Regional in New London, Conn., junior Rich Peters was determined to make an impact. By finishing ninth in the men’s 10-kilometer race on Friday and qualifying for the NCAA Championships, he did just that. For a while in the race, there was a bit of uncertainty as to whether Peters […]

Terriers finish season without trip to NCAA tournament

Following its big upset against the No. 10 Northeastern Huskies, the No. 18 Boston University field hockey team’s coach Sally Starr spoke about finishing the season with two decisive wins against Fairfield University and Yale University to better its chances of making the NCAA Field Hockey Tournament. The first of those two final games was extremely decisive as the Terriers […]

Boston University accepts invitation to join Patriot League

Boston University accepted an invitation to join the Patriot League Friday morning, becoming effective July 1, 2013 for the 2013-14 academic year, officials said. “Doctor Brown and I conferred on this for a long time,” said BU Athletic Director Mike Lynch. “The one thing that jumped out at us was the academic quality in the Patriot League was going to […]

Transfer Griffin makes name for self as team leader

Transfer Griffin makes name for self as team leader

Matt Griffin mulled over the options in front of him. It was 2009, one season after being named a team captain as just a sophomore, and he had decided to transfer from Rider University and explore other possibilities for his basketball future. He considered going to community college. He looked at several Division I and II schools. He even thought […]