The College Blog

Scott McLaughlin
March 18, 2016 - 2:49 pm
The Boston College women's hockey team hadn't trailed by two goals all season, so trailing Clarkson 2-0 midway through Friday's national semifinal was not a position they're used to being in. But the Eagles came back, tied the game with 3:53 left in regulation and then won in overtime to advance to...
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March 18, 2016 - 3:02 am
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Providence coach Ed Cooley put it best. "That was March Madness at its best," Cooley said in his opening postgame comments, after his Friars came from behind to defeat Southern Cal, 70-69, late Thursday night at PNC Arena on a last-second layup by Rodney Bullock. With the win, PC...
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Robert Champion celebrates Holy Cross' NCAA Tournament victory over Southern. (Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports)
March 16, 2016 - 5:33 pm
Robert Champion hit 6-of-8 shots en route to a game-high 19 points and Holy Cross continued its improbable postseason run with a 59-55 victory over Southern in an NCAA Tournament First Four game Wednesday night in Dayton, Ohio. The Crusaders, who began the night with a 14-19 record, the worst of...
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March 16, 2016 - 4:13 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Talk is cheap, sure. Excuses are cheaper. For the Providence Friars, they know there are no more excuses when it comes to postseason play. It has been 19 years since Providence last won a game in the NCAA Tournament, a 71-65 decision over Tennessee-Chattanooga on March 21, 1997. It...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 16, 2016 - 8:34 am
Boston College junior goalie Thatcher Demko, Harvard senior forward Jimmy Vesey and New Hampshire sophomore forward Andrew Poturalski are three of the 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, which honors college hockey's top player. Demko, a Vancouver Canucks draft pick, is tied for first...
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March 16, 2016 - 3:22 am
It had absolutely nothing to do with basketball, or the game preparation for the USC Trojans. But if you're into good karma vs. bad karma as a predictor of things to come, let's just say Providence's NCAA trip didn't start out as it might have been planned. The Friars' trip south to Raleigh, North...
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March 13, 2016 - 5:44 pm
For a third straight year, the Providence Friars are making their way into the NCAA men's basketball tournament. But unlike the last two seasons, if appearances and initial impressions mean anything, these Friars are set upon making this strictly a business trip. Providence was selected to play in...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 13, 2016 - 3:58 pm
It's rare that someone calls hockey "a game of inches" and it's not an eye roll-inducing cliché. Sunday's Game 3 between Boston College and Vermont was one of those games where it was a perfectly appropriate term to use, though. Two and a half minutes into overtime, Vermont's Mario Puskarich threw...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 12, 2016 - 5:27 pm
LOWELL -- What was supposed to be the marquee series of the Hockey East tournament came to a rather anticlimactic end thanks to a dominant performance from UMass Lowell. The fourth-seeded River Hawks never gave fifth-seeded Boston University a chance to force a Game 3, as they took control of...
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March 12, 2016 - 4:58 pm
NEW YORK -- If you go by tournament seedings, No. 3 Seton Hall's win over No. 1 Villanova on Saturday night could be described as an upset. But if you had the chance to watch the Pirates play against the Wildcats -- or really, watch any of the college basketball postseason play thus far around the...
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