Boston College extends contract of football coach Steve Addazio

Boston College head coach Steve Addazio gestures to his players during a football practice in Boston, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Boston College will face Penn State in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 27th at Yankee Stadium. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Addazio has led the Eagles to bowl games in each of his two seasons.

Steve Addazio addresses his players following practice Tuesday.

Boston College football notebook

BC coach Steve Addazio not distracted by job rumors

Pinstripe Bowl executive director Mark Holtzman said the best marketing person for Boston College football is coach Steve Addazio.

BC basketball coach Jim Christian was pleased with his team’s defensive effort in the first half Sunday  — not so much in the second. (Steven Senne/Associated Press)

College basketball

BC men’s basketball wins its fourth straight game

Dimitri Batten scored a season-high 18 points to lead Boston College over Binghamton.

College roundup

Roundup: John Papale, BU beat buzzer, Quinnipiac

It was the third straight year that BU had taken care of Quinnipiac at the buzzer.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK

Auburn freshman Jakell Lenard Mitchell fatally shot at off-campus party

Auburn police arrested 22-year-old Markale Deandra Hart of Camp Hill, Alabama, on murder charges on Sunday afternoon.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

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The College Football Playoff is a tremendous idea and a vast improvement. But the execution was less than perfect, or logical.

JOE SULLIVAN | ON COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Kentucky should go undefeated

There hasn’t been an undefeated national champion since Indiana in 1975-76, but it sure looks like the Wildcats can change that.

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The Oregon quarterback beat out Alabama’s Amari Cooper and Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon.