The College Blog

March 12, 2017 - 5:01 pm
They've met 127 times previously on the basketball floor and Rhode Island has certainly won its' share over the past 97 years. But without playing a game this time, Rhody's Rams may have dealt Providence's Friars a loss they weren't expecting. As expected, Providence reached the NCAA Tournament as...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 12, 2017 - 2:50 pm
It was surprising that top-seeded UMass Lowell didn't sweep 10th-seeded New Hampshire in the Hockey East quarterfinals. It wasn't surprising at all that Lowell blew the doors off UNH in Sunday's decisive Game 3 at the Tsongas Center, winning by a rather convincing 8-2 margin. The River Hawks had,...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 11, 2017 - 6:14 pm
It was déjà vu all over again in the Hockey East quarterfinals at Agganis Arena Saturday night. For the second night in a row, Boston University fell behind Northeastern 2-0 by the middle of the first period. For the second night in a row, BU cut the lead to 2-1 in the second period and then tied...
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March 11, 2017 - 3:26 pm
Ask the Friars. Turnovers can hurt a team's chances to win a game, about as quickly as a pickpocket can take your wallet on a New York subway. Ten first half turnovers for Creighton got the ball rolling in Villanova's direction – not that the defending national champs needed any help – and the...
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March 10, 2017 - 6:15 pm
It was close for the defending national champs. Real close. Yes, Villanova won the NCAA crown a year ago, but they couldn't win the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Instead, Seton Hall managed to put their own name in the league record book by beating the Wildcats in the 2016 league...
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March 10, 2017 - 2:19 am
[caption id="attachment_5405" align="alignright" width="400"] Ed Cooley and the Friars lost in the Big East Tournament. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports)[/caption] It was pretty simple, really. Hold onto the ball, and the other team gets fewer shots at the basket. But holding onto the ball was a...
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March 07, 2017 - 7:20 am
[caption id="attachment_5398" align="alignright" width="400"] Villanova appears to be the favorites to win the Big East Tournament. (Brad Mills/USA Today Sports)[/caption] So often at this time of year, you'll hear the phrase "it's wide open" when it comes to the Madness that is March. As in this...
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Scott McLaughlin
February 25, 2017 - 5:43 pm
[caption id="attachment_5394" align="alignright" width="400"] BU won a share of the Hockey East regular-season title Saturday night. (WEEI.com)[/caption] For the first time in Hockey East history, three teams will split the regular-season championship. Boston University beat Notre Dame 4-1 at...
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February 14, 2017 - 4:13 am
It has been well documented how much Boston University and Boston College have dominated the Beanpot, and thus the college hockey scene in Boston. The Hockey East schools boast two of the best programs in the nation, and their strength in the tournament has reflected that. The word "legacy" might...
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Harvard celebrates its first Beanpot since 1993. (WEEI.com)
Scott McLaughlin
February 13, 2017 - 5:09 pm
Finally. For the first time in 24 years, someone other than Boston University or Boston College has won the Beanpot. Harvard beat BU 6-3 Monday night to capture its first Beanpot title since 1993 and end a drought that was older than all but one player on its current roster. It was supposed to be a...
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