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Despite missing four games due to injury, sophomore attack Ryan Hilburn has the fifth-most points on the team. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DFP FILE PHOTO

With Ryan Hilburn back, offense fires on all cylinders for men’s lacrosse

The Boston University men’s lacrosse team has reached double-digit scoring seven times this year, but this past weekend’s outburst might just be the best yet. Despite dropping a 13-12 decision to No. 11 Loyola University Maryland last Saturday, the Terriers’ (8-5, 3-4 Patriot League) offense played as well as it has played since it became a program three years ago, […]

by Jonathan Sigal· · 1 comment · Lacrosse, Sports
McLean completed the 26.2-mile course by running at a 10:37 pace. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU sophomore turns Hopkinton roots into Marathon finish

Judy Walsh-McLean still remembers the day that her daughter, Rachel McLean, got cut from her high school field hockey team. McLean took it hard, and she joined the cross country team instead. The change was one of necessity and not desire, but it united her with a newfound passion — running. Come the moment when McLean crossed the 2016 Boston […]

by Jonathan Sigal· · 1 comment · Sports
Men’s division winner Lemi Berhanu Hayle, of Ethiopia, finished the 2016 Boston Marathon at an impressive 2:12:45. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Ethiopian runners dominate Boston Marathon’s men and women elite fields

Two Ethiopian runners were crowned champions of the 2016 Boston Marathon on Monday. With approximately 30,000 participants — the third largest number in the marathon’s history — running the 26.2-mile route on a sunny spring morning, there were many more winners this Patriots’ Day. Lemi Berhanu Hayle took home first place on the men’s side, besting defending champion Lelisa Desisa, […]

by Nick Neville· · 0 comments · Sports
Fish and Chipps: Finding your voice

Fish and Chipps: Finding your voice

I was 17 and sitting in a movie theater in Gahanna, Ohio when I discovered my voice. It was a Saturday night, and I was watching a mediocre movie with a friend when I thought to myself, “I should start a blog.” I’m not sure why it hit me then, but it just did. I knew at that exact moment […]

by Isaac Chipps· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Adam Schaal led the way against the Greyhounds, but his showing was not enough to secure BU's first-ever playoff berth. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS FILE PHOTO

Men’s lacrosse falters in fourth quarter, falls to Loyola Maryland

After coming off its worst loss of the season, the Boston University men’s lacrosse team traveled to meet No. 11 Loyola University Maryland Saturday in search of the program’s first postseason berth and squandered its dominance by ultimately falling 13-12. Despite the loss, BU (8-5, 3-4 Patriot League) head coach Ryan Polley said he was impressed with the way his […]

by Elise Frankera· · 0 comments · Lacrosse, Sports
Taylor Hardison now has 29 points on the year through five goals and 24 assists. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS FILE PHOTO

Women’s lacrosse’s first-half woes squash comeback efforts vs. Navy

The Boston University women’s lacrosse team was at a crossroads at the halftime mark during Saturday’s match against the United States Naval Academy. The Terriers were dominated in the first frame, allowing the Midshipmen to score six unanswered goals, and BU eventually fell 12-6. Navy’s (9-5, 4-2 Patriot League) Morgan Young opened the scoring less than two minutes into the […]

by Ranya Mufti· · 0 comments · Lacrosse, Sports
Lauren Hynes pitched in Sunday's win, paving the way for BU's first Patriot League series win. PHOTO BY FALON MORAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Softball tops Bucknell, earns first Patriot League series win

Dominant pitching performances ruled the weekend as the Boston University softball team recorded its first Patriot League series win against Bucknell University. The Terriers (14-20, 2-4 Patriot League) split Saturday’s doubleheader against the Bison (22-18, 7-5 Patriot League), winning game one 8-0 in five innings, while losing 5-1 in game two. BU squeaked by in Sunday’s rubber game with a […]

by Joe Calabrese· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports
Despite being only a freshman, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson will serve as an assistant captain during the 2016-17 campaign. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Men’s hockey reflects on 2015-16 season, David Quinn offers positive spin

Following a 7-2 loss to the University of Denver in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 26, Boston University men’s hockey head coach David Quinn told reporters in St. Paul, Minnesota: “It seems like our season ended at [the University of] Notre Dame. I don’t know what happened to us mentally. We were playing good hockey, and […]

by Sarah Kirkpatrick· · 0 comments · Ice Hockey, Sports
Van Natta Jr., Blackistone, Nolan and Littlefield discussed the future of sports journalism on Friday at Agganis Arena. PHOTO BY SOFIA LAURITO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU’s Play It Forward summit capped by conversation on sport journalism’s future

A star-studded panel capped off Friday’s Play It Forward summit at Agganis Arena and shed light on how athletes, coaches and teams are covered in the media. Moderated by Bill Littlefield, the host of NPR’s “Only A Game,” Don Van Natta Jr., a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for ESPN The Magazine; Kevin Blackistone, a panelist on ESPN’s “Around the Horn”; and […]

by Jonathan Sigal· · 0 comments · Campus, Sports
In 2011, John Holland led BU to an NCAA Tournament berth. Now, he's back in Boston with the playoff-bound Celtics DFP FILE PHOTO

INTERVIEW: John Holland reflects on BU basketball career, future with Boston Celtics

One of the most accomplished players to ever suit up for the Boston University men’s basketball team will soon come back to the city that defined the beginning of his professional career. John Holland, a Terrier forward from 2007 to 2011, signed Monday with the playoff-bound Boston Celtics, closing the book on what’s been a roundabout journey to the NBA. The […]

by Jonathan Sigal· · 1 comment · Basketball, Basketball, Sports