Boston College revealed its football schedule for the 2013 season Monday, opening with a home game against Villanova on Aug. 31. The Eagles’ Atlantic Coast Conference schedule kicks off the following week in a nationally televised home game against Wake Forest (Sept. 6) in prime time. BC’s first road game will be at Southern Cal on Sept. 14, and the team visits New Mexico State Nov. 9 for the first-ever meeting with the Aggies. Army comes to Chestnut Hill on Oct. 5 . . . Police are investigating a two-car crash Saturday in Durham, N.H., that killed a local judge and injured two others, including UConn running back and former Globe All-Scholastic Martin Hyppolite (Wakefield High) of Malden. Police said 74-year-old Bruce Larson of Durham died at the accident scene on Route 4. Police also said Ryan Merchant of Wakefield was driving and Hyppolite was a passenger. Both are 22. Merchant was hospitalized in critical condition; Hyppolite was in stable condition . . . Pennsylvania’s governor, Tom Corbett, said the NCAA has been trying to use his antitrust lawsuit over its sanctions against Penn State in a child sex abuse scandal to combat a groundswell of public criticism. Corbett filed a court document saying a judge shouldn’t dismiss his lawsuit against college sports’ governing body.
Gonzaga moves up to No. 2 in rankings
Indiana is No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 men’s basketball poll for the fourth straight week, while Gonzaga moved to No. 2 for the first time in school history. “It’s definitely rewarding,” said Gonzaga coach Mark Few. Louisiana Tech, ranked 25th, moved into the rankings for only the second time in school history. The first was a 13-week run in the mid-1980s when the Bulldogs were led by Karl Malone. The Hoosiers received all but one first-place vote from the 65-member national media panel, while Gonzaga got the other. Duke moved up three spots to third and is followed by Michigan and Miami . . . Baylor remains No. 1 in the AP women’s basketball poll for an eighth straight week after topping UConn last Monday night. Baylor received all 40 first-place votes. The first seven stayed unchanged with Notre Dame, UConn, Stanford, and Duke following Baylor . . . Quinnipiac retained the top spot in the USCHO.com men’s hockey poll, receiving 37 of the 50 first-place votes. No. 4 BC got one first-place vote. BU dropped four spots to No. 19. In the women's poll, Minnesota remained on top with all 15 first-place votes, with No. 3 BC, No. 4 BU, No. 7 Harvard, and No. 10 Northeastern also appearing.
Devils’ Brodeur dealing with sore back
New Jersey goaltender Martin Brodeur is day to day after tests were performed on his sore back. The 40-year-old missed the past two games for the Devils while dealing with a tweak that he’s been feeling for a few weeks . . . Sharks forward Ryan Clowe was suspended two games without pay by the NHL for instigating a fight late in Friday night’s 2-1 loss to Chicago. Clowe was assessed a minor penalty for roughing and a game misconduct for leaving the bench on an illegal line change to start a fight with Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw with 8.4 seconds left in regulation — an infraction that calls for a 10-game suspension. But upon further review the line change was deemed legal . . . The Red Wings signed defenseman Brian Lashoff to a three-year, $2.175 million contract . . . The Capitals re-signed goaltender Braden Holtby ($3.7 million) and defenseman John Erskine ($3.925m) to two-year deals . . . The Coyotes signed defenseman David Schlemko to a two-year extension.
Div. 2 star Leedham signs with Sun
British Olympian Johannah Leedham signed a rookie contract with the Connecticut Sun. The team, which drafted Leedham almost three years ago, did not disclose details. The 5-foot-10-inch Leedham, a former Globe All-Scholastic and Player of the Year in the NEPSAC with Cheshire Academy, averaged 16.2 points and 5.2 rebounds for Britain in the Summer Games. Leedham scored 3,050 points during her career at Franklin Pierce, becoming the all-time leading scorer in Division 2 . . . The Thunder signed veteran Derek Fisher, filling an opening for a third point guard that was created when Eric Maynor was traded to Portland. Fisher joins Oklahoma City for the stretch run for the second straight season . . . Oscar Pistorius informed South African authorities that he wants to resume athletic training while on bail for the murder case against him, a government official said. Janine Hills, a spokeswoman for the Olympic runner, denied that he was making immediate plans to return to the track . . . Roger Federer rallied past wild card Malek Jaziri, 5-7, 6-0, 6-2, to reach the second round of the Dubai Championships. The second-ranked Federer is looking for his sixth title in Dubai. In doubles play, Novak Djokovic teamed with brother Marko, but fell to Nikolay Davydenko and Dick Norman . . . New England Revolution midfielder Ryan Guy will represent Guam in next week’s AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers, which will be played in Myanmar.