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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Barwise caps off stellar season with U.S. Olympic Trial qualification

When Allison Barwise hit on the mats during the East Coast Athletic Conference Championship at Princeton University on May 13, she was overwhelmed with emotion. A member of the Boston University women’s track and field team, the junior completed a leap of 1.87 meters that not only accomplished a season-long goal, but will also give her the chance to compete […]

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Track and field junior qualifies for U.S. Olympic trials

Boston University women’s track and field junior Allison Barwise qualified for the U.S. Olympic trials in the high jump on Sunday. Barwise qualified for the trials during the East Coast Athletic Conference Championship at Princeton University with a jump of 1.87 meters. The leap, which is second in the NCAA this season, gave Barwise an automatic ‘A’ standard for the […]

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Seau family considering brain donation to BU, still undecided

Junior Seau’s family is determining whether or not they will donate his brain for research, which could shed light on the cause of the retired National Football League player’s May 2 death. “The Seau family is currently revisiting several important family decisions and placing them on hold in order to confer with their elders. All possibilities are being considered, but […]

BU quidditch nominates three for possible Olympic spot

Crouched in a huddle, the members of the Boston University quidditch team prepare for the upcoming game as captain Kedzie Teller explains the strategy for taking on its next opponent. After a loud chant, the starting seven take the field. After waiting for the signal “Brooms up!” Teller runs toward the center of the field to pick up the quaffle […]

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Weekly Roundup: Matthews, Page break BU track records

Track records are not broken every day, but senior distance runner Katie Matthews and junior sprinter R.J. Page both set Boston University marks on Saturday at the Terrier Invitational indoor track meet. Matthews, who made it to USA Nationals last year, finished Saturday’s 5000-meter race with a time of 15:52.80. This time topped previous record holder Andrea Walkonen’s time of […]

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MAZUREK: Dog Pound needs more bite

There are moments in college that you will never forget.  One such event for me was my first Boston University men’s hockey game. I, like any freshman who attended Saturday’s game, was ignorant of the chants and traditions that the Dog Pound and the BU Pep Band had established in years past.  I remember BU upsetting the No. 5 North […]

MEYER: 9/11 and sports: What it all means

Just as the Kennedy assassination was for my parents and as Pearl Harbor was for my grandparents, Sept. 11, 2001 was for me and my generation. It stood as a seminal moment, one of incomprehensible terror and evil that will stick with us all for the rest of our lives. I always remembered when my grandfather sat me down and […]

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Two BU graduates working tirelessly to house Ochocinco

When it was finalized that Chad Ochocinco would be a member of the New England Patriots, it became known that his arrival to Boston also meant the presence of his elite pass-catching skills, speed and of course his eccentric, outspoken personality. But with Ochocinco’s move to the Bay State came something else entirely – an opportunity of a lifetime for […]

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Former NFL player had CTE before death, BU MED says

The Boston University School of Medicine announced on Monday that Dave Duerson, a former National Football League safety who committed suicide last February, had “moderately advanced” brain damage that was directly related to repeated blows to the head that he sustained during his playing career. The findings, as part of an effort conducted by the school’s Center for the Study […]

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