The College Blog

Northeastern celebrates its first Hockey East championship in 28 years. (WEEI.com)
Scott McLaughlin
March 19, 2016 - 5:40 pm
Sometimes the best plays are the ones that don't go according to plan. And sometimes those plays end 28-year championship droughts. That was the case Saturday night when Northeastern scored the go-ahead goal on a broken play (and broken stick) with 8:57 to go and went on to win 3-2 to capture its...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 18, 2016 - 8:57 pm
Northeastern will play in the Hockey East championship game for the first time since 1988. The Huskies continued their incredible second-half run by beating Boston College 5-4 Friday night in the conference semifinals to improve to 19-1-2 over their last 22 games. They'll take on UMass Lowell, who...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 18, 2016 - 5:45 pm
One of the longest games in college hockey history is sure to stir up some debate thanks to the way it ended. With 7:33 remaining in the third overtime, UMass Lowell's Michael Fallon threw a pass to the front that deflected off A.J. White's skate and in. The play was immediately called no-goal on...
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Ed Cooley leads Providence into an NCAA Tournament second-round game against North Carolina on Saturday night. (Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports)
March 18, 2016 - 4:22 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Certainly Ed Cooley has as much respect for North Carolina's Roy Williams as he has for any coach in the business. Williams, inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007, deserves as much. But when Cooley tells you he's "friends" with the Hall of Famer, he means it...
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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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