Gary Washburn

Too bad LSU’s Leonard Fournette can’t enter 2016 NFL Draft

LSU running back Leonard Fournette, 20, a true sophomore, has had three consecutive 200-plus-yard games.

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The running back is only two years removed from high school, but he looks ready for the big boys.

College Football Notebook:

// No. 1 Ohio State struggling against weaker opponents

The Buckeyes are 101st in the country in turnover margin at minus-4 after three giveaways and no takeaways in Saturday’s win at Indiana.


// BC’s Steve Addazio sticking with two-quarterback system

That’s precisely what the coach’s plan is likely to be for the foreseeable future as the Eagles attempt to rebound from a loss at Duke.

DUKE 9, BC 7

// BC drops sloppy game to Duke

With a chance to go ahead late, the Eagles (3-2) missed a 45-yard field goal attempt.


// UMass beats Florida International for first win

Blake Frohnapfel threw for 363 yards and three TDs, and Tajae Sharpe had a program-record 15 receptions.

// Depleted BC will lean on defense, special teams vs. Duke

A defensive struggle looms Saturday as the Eagles play their first road game of the season.


Coach Mike DeLong picks up 200th career win as Springfield edges Union

Jake Eglintine rushed for 174 yards and Blake Heller nailed two field goals in the Pride’s 20-17 win.

// BC turns to Tyler Rouse to carry the load in backfield

The injury to Jon Hilliman means the junior running back will be counted on heavily in the Boston College offense.

// UMass football looking for first win

Saturday’s matchup with Florida International is one game UMass can’t afford to lose.

Harvard 45, Georgetown 0

Harvard rolls over Georgetown

Paul Stanton ran for 113 yards as the Crimson won their 17th straight.

// OT field goal was a triumphant moment for Tufts and its kicker

Willie Holmquist missed last season with a blood clot, and the Jumbos hadn’t won on the road in six years.

Alabama heard coach Nick Saban reacts during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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Alabama’s Nick Saban irked that media ‘buried us last week’

The Crimson Tide coach doesn’t want his players to care what outsiders think, even though he seems a bit perturbed by public perception.

// Torey Lovullo’s son managing nicely as Holy Cross’s shortstop

Nick Lovullo, who was drafted by the Red Sox and has major league aspirations, shares his father’s love of the game.


Sports Log: Louisville basketball investigating escort service claims

The University of Louisville has launched an investigation into allegations that former Cardinals staffer Andre McGee paid an escort service to provide sex for recruits.

// ECAC first to offer NCAA sports for adaptive athletes

The conference will be the first to offer NCAA-sanctioned events for athletes with mobility impairments.

BC hockey’s Haley Skarupa high on any list

She is the kind of player who values championships more than individual accolades.

UMass basketball lands Springfield standout Chris Baldwin

Baldwin, a 6-foot-8-inch power forward, is currently playing for Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg.

BC linebacker Connor Strachan is finding his niche

The sophomore’s role is expanding in Boston College’s schemes, allowing him to use his speed and strength.


// BC loses RB Jonathan Hilliman to fractured foot

The sophomore fractured his left foot against Northern Illinois and will be out for “an extended period.”

Harvard 53, Brown 27

// Harvard crushes Brown in Ivy League opener

Scott Hosch threw three first-half touchdowns and the Crimson were never challenged.


// UMass overwhelmed by No. 6 Notre Dame

The Minutemen were competitive early, but the Fighting Irish eventually pulled away.