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Aaron Aaker named BU Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and Strategic Planning

In the wake of Athletic Director Mike Lynch’s resignation at the end of June, Boston University has hired Aaron Aaker as the new Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and Strategic Planning. The appointment was announced Monday by interim Athletic Director Drew Marrochello. “Boston University is very fortunate to add someone to our senior staff who has the extensive experience […]

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Mike Lynch set to resign from athletic director position

In a statement released Monday morning, Boston University athletic director Mike Lynch announced he will be stepping down from his post, effective June 30. “After 14 years at BU and a decade of leading the Terriers, I have come to the conclusion that it is time to move on and blaze a new path in my career,” Lynch said in […]

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Crash potentially delays Maine game

A bus carrying the University of Maine women’s basketball team crashed on Interstate 95 near Georgetown Tuesday evening, according to a press release. Maine is scheduled to face Boston University Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The bus was headed southbound when it collided with a car and crossed a median, rolling off the road into the woods, according to a […]

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Bustamante drafted by New York Red Bulls

Former Boston University men’s soccer player Michael Bustamante learned his soccer career was far from over Tuesday. In fact, he’s getting a brand new start. During the Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft, the New York Red Bulls selected Bustamante with the 13th pick. Bustamante was taken 51st overall in the entire draft, which put him in the supplemental draft because […]

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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 […]

Uncovering peculiar sports on campus

Uncovering peculiar sports on campus

With all the classes, events, clubs and sports at Boston University, it can be hard for students to stand out. One way students can find a niche is to get involved in a sport, even an unusual one. “With 16,000 undergrads, it’s really hard to find your place,” said Ashley Donahue, a Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences junior […]

Roundup: Varapongsittikul wins twice at ITA Regional

Three members of Boston Univeristy’s men’s tennis team participated in the round of 64 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional at Yale University last week. Sophomore Chanon Varapongsittikul won two qualifying matches by scores of 6–0, 7–5 and 6–1, 6–1 against opponents from Hofstra University and Fairfield University, respectively. In the round of 64, Varapongsittikul fell to David Raymond of […]

Jack Parker reflects on Silber’s passing, BU’s growth

When John Silber took over as president of Boston University in February 1971, the men’s hockey team was readying to be on top of the college hockey world. Under the tutelage of then-head coach Jack Kelley and then-assistant coach Jack Parker, the Terriers won the national championship during Silber’s first year on campus and repeated the feat in 1972 – […]

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Terriers at the Olympics: Mennigen highlights week one in London with gold

It has been a busy week in London for the Olympics, a week that included competition from six different former Boston University athletes. Here is a look at how each of the former Terriers have done so far at the games. Men’s Rowing Three BU alumni are participating in the Olympic rowing competition in London this summer. Meindert Klem, who […]

Teller named to U.S. national Quidditch team

Early Wednesday evening, Boston University senior Kedzie Teller received an unexpected phone call that would send him overseas as a member of the first U.S. National Quidditch Team. “I was a little confused because we had been told they would [release the names] on Friday,” Teller, who was a captain and chaser for BU’s Quidditch team, said. “I didn’t expect […]

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