The College Blog

Scott McLaughlin
March 18, 2017 - 7:18 pm
Harvard will enter the NCAA tournament as the hottest team in the country. The last time the Crimson lost, Barack Obama was still president. On Saturday night, the Crimson crushed Cornell, 4-1, to capture their second ECAC tournament title in the last three years and improve to 15-0-1 over their...
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March 18, 2017 - 7:00 pm
When a team has played in this game as often as UMass Lowell has, it has something a lot of other teams might not: experience. For the senior group on the River Hawks, that rings true. Lowell has been in the last five Hockey East championship games, and the senior class has now won two of them...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 18, 2017 - 5:41 pm
[caption id="attachment_5464" align="alignright" width="400"] UMass Lowell captured its third Hockey East title in the last five years Saturday night. (WEEI.com)[/caption] UMass Lowell is back on top of Hockey East. After coming up short in the conference title game each of the previous two seasons...
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March 17, 2017 - 8:36 pm
Boston College hadn't been able to beat Boston University all season, never having a single lead on the Terriers in their previous three contests. It's a far cry from what the Eagles usually are able to do against their rival, as they hadn't been swept in a season series in 15 years. The Eagles...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 17, 2017 - 6:59 pm
[caption id="attachment_5452" align="alignright" width="400"] Boston College survived Boston University's late comeback push Friday night. (WEEI.com)[/caption] Boston University made things interesting in the end, but ultimately Boston College's dominance for most of the game was enough to lift the...
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March 17, 2017 - 4:14 pm
The River Hawks had a tough task ahead with the loss of a large senior class, including goalie Kevin Boyle, heading into the 2016-17 season. After falling in the Hockey East championship game to Northeastern last season, it seemed it would be difficult to return to a similar spot while having to...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 17, 2017 - 3:22 pm
[caption id="attachment_5441" align="alignright" width="400"] UMass Lowell is heading to the Hockey East championship game for the fifth year in a row. (WEEI.com)[/caption] The middle of March is a time for traditions, like filling out your bracket, drinking green beer and watching UMass Lowell win...
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March 16, 2017 - 3:40 am
[caption id="attachment_5430" align="alignright" width="350"] Providence fell in the First Four Wednesday night. (Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports)[/caption] To spin a phrase once written so capably by Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."...
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March 14, 2017 - 2:24 pm
[caption id="attachment_5427" align="alignright" width="400"] The Friars are ready to go in Dayton. (John Rooke photo)[/caption] It isn't a long and storied history between the two programs, but their most recent meeting on the hardwood has had lingering effects for both sides. As Providence and...
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March 14, 2017 - 5:16 am
There's something to be said for getting out of town, at just the right time. With a snowstorm barreling down on the northeast, travel plans involving east coast teams in this week's NCAA tournament have been adjusted and in some cases, moved up so the weather won't keep anyone from arriving for...
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