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Lauren Hynes, who finished with a team-leading 2.24 ERA, is one of three Terriers graduating. 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
PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Women’s lacrosse gears up for Navy trip

Fresh off a stifling win against the University of New Hampshire, the Boston University women’s lacrosse team will travel to Annapolis, Maryland this Saturday to take on the United States Naval Academy. The Terriers (7-6, 4-2 Patriot League) faced an early 2-0 deficit early in the first half against UNH (6-7), but were able to rally back and defeat the […]

by Ranya Mufti· · 0 comments · Lacrosse, Sports
Why has BU had success on the road? Jack Wilson said it has to do with the team's business-like mentality. PHOTO BY ELLEN CLOUSE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Men’s lacrosse hopes to bounce back at Loyola Maryland

The Boston University men’s lacrosse team will attempt to put its worst game of the season in the rear-view mirror when it travels to Loyola University Maryland Saturday for a crucial Patriot League matchup. A win will clinch the Terriers (8-4, 3-3 Patriot League) a playoff spot for the first time in program history. However, the team heads into this […]

by Nick Frazier· · 0 comments · Lacrosse, Sports
Sports Comedy Corner: The official guide to catching foul balls

Sports Comedy Corner: The official guide to catching foul balls

You ever catch a foul ball? The thrill can only be compared to winning the lottery, or the birth of your first child. There are thousands of fans at the ballpark and you’re the lucky one with a ball off the bat. Actually, you may not be so lucky. You may just be the most prepared. If you want to […]

by Zach Halperin· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Williams hopes that his indoor season success will translate into the outdoor season. PHOTO COURTESY BU ATHLETICS

Cameron Williams stars for BU track team, remains humble

It’s April 6 and Cameron Williams strolls up to the bleachers of the Boston University Track and Tennis Center. Adorned in all-black sweats with headphones draped around his neck and a contagious smile in hand, the 20-year-old bears an unassuming stature as he overlooks the straightaways and curves where he feels most at home. From afar, the junior sprinter on […]

by Jonathan Sigal· · 0 comments · Sports, Track and Field
Lauren Hynes didn't pitch against Brown, but did cross home plate twice. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Softball storms past Brown University, ends losing skid

No matter which pitcher Brown University put in the circle Wednesday afternoon against the Boston University softball team, the Terriers consistently found ways to score, taking down the Bears 7-3 and ending their six-game losing skid. While neither team got things off the ground in the first two frames, senior first baseman Lauren Hynes’ leadoff walk in the third set […]

by Joe Calabrese· · 0 comments · Softball, Sports
Mickenzie Larivee attempted seven shots against UNH and scored on two of them. PHOTO BY KANKANIT WIRIYASAJJA /DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

UNH no match for women’s lacrosse, Mickenzie Larivee stars yet again

The last time the Boston University women’s lacrosse team played, it had to overcome a big halftime deficit against Lafayette College to claim victory. When playing host to the University of New Hampshire Wednesday on Nickerson Field, the Terriers (7-6, 4-2 Patriot League) found themselves down early, but eventually cruised to a 14-7 victory in their last non-conference game of […]

by Edward Moran· · 0 comments · Lacrosse, Sports