The College Blog

Mike Cratty
April 30, 2019 - 11:29 am
Bowl season is coming to Fenway Park. According to Stadium Network's Brett McMurphy , the ACC and AAC will play a new bowl game at Fenway Park starting in 2020. Combined with two other new bowls in Los Angeles and Myrtle Beach, the game will bring the number of college football bowl games to a...
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Mike Cratty
April 13, 2019 - 10:56 pm
UMass' magical season ended in disappointing fashion, as the Minutemen fell to Minnesota-Duluth 3-0 in Saturday night's national championship game in Buffalo. The Minutemen had won their first Hockey East regular-season title and reached their first Frozen Four this season, but ultimately the...
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Thom Kendall
Mike Cratty
April 11, 2019 - 7:51 pm
The remarkable journey for the UMass Minutemen took its next step with a 4-3 overtime win over the Denver Pioneers in the Frozen Four Thursday night. UMass blew a 3-1 third-period lead and appeared to lose any and all momentum heading into the overtime period. They went much of the overtime without...
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Rich Gagnon
Scott McLaughlin
March 31, 2019 - 7:01 pm
Is history repeating itself? In 2015, the Providence Friars were one of the best teams in Hockey East all season, but an upset loss in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament put them on the NCAA tournament bubble and forced them to hope the results broke their way in the conference...
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Richard T. Gagnon
Scott McLaughlin
March 30, 2019 - 9:47 pm
Going into this weekend, UMass looked like perhaps the most vulnerable of the four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA hockey tournament. The Hockey East regular-season champs were coming off arguably their worst game of the season, an uninspiring 3-0 loss to an under-.500 Boston College team in the Hockey...
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AIC forward Joel Kocur scores vs. St. Cloud State
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Scott McLaughlin
March 29, 2019 - 10:33 pm
If you didn’t know that Springfield’s American International College -- a school with fewer than 1,500 undergrads -- had a Division I college hockey team, you’d be forgiven. For most of their 21 seasons in Division I, there’s been little reason for anyone outside of college hockey die-hards to care...
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Mike Cratty
March 21, 2019 - 6:31 pm
Northeastern was back in the NCAA tournament, but nothing went as planned for the 13th-seeded Huskies as they fell to the fourth-seeded Kansas Jayhawks, 87-53, Thursday in Salt Lake City. Kansas star Dedric Lawson took over early with a couple of nice defensive stops and the first seven points for...
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John Rooke
March 20, 2019 - 9:56 am
The postseason for Providence basketball was a lot like a visit to the tax preparer’s office – brief, and no one really wants to be there. Except for the tax preparer, of course. Arkansas was only too happy to hang around the Dunkin Donuts Center Tuesday night to take what the Friars would give...
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John Rooke
March 18, 2019 - 3:06 pm
The National Invitational Tournament has been roasted, toasted and generally lambasted since being relegated to second-class status more than 50 years ago. The one-time, true national collegiate basketball championship is more often referred to these days as the “Not Interested Tournament.” It...
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Providence coach Ed Cooley
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John Rooke
March 17, 2019 - 9:53 pm
At the beginning of the season, the NIT wasn’t exactly the postseason tournament Providence figured to get into. After all, out of the 10 Big East schools, only PC, Villanova and Xavier had reached each of the previous five NCAA tournaments since the league reconfigured itself before the beginning...
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