Thanks to BC, Notre Dame knocked out of playoff rankings

Receiver Charlie Callinan (83) and the Eagles didn’t beat Notre Dame, but they knocked them down a couple of pegs.

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The Irish’s 19-16 victory over the Eagles dropped them to No. 6 in the College Football Playoff rankings.

// UMass Lowell player’s thundering dunk shatters backboard

Dontavious Smith did something during Tuesday’s game that’s almost unheard-of nowadays.

Kentucky 82, BU 62

// Top-ranked Kentucky pulls away from BU

Senior guard John Papale led BU (2-3) with 15 points, as the Terriers played tough at Rupp Arena

College roundup: BU hoops a handful for No. 1 Kentucky

The Terriers overcame a game-opening 10-0 Kentucky run to take a 1-point lead with 3:40 left in the first half, and trailed by just 7 points at halftime.


// ACC colleagues support fired Syracuse coach Scott Shafer

Shafer will be dismissed after Saturday’s game, a decision that does not sit well with some of his fellow coaches.


// Boston College QB decision is on hold

Coach Steve Addazio is waiting on John Fadule’s status after the freshman sustained a concussion vs. Notre Dame.

// Boston University gets another crack at No. 1 Kentucky

The Terriers acquitted themselves well in a loss at Rupp Arena last year, and are treating this as just another game.


// Roundup: UMass routs Clemson for 4-0 start

The Minutemen reached the championship game of the Main Event tournament at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Joe Sullivan | On college basketball

// Purdue has the size and skill to be a contender

No team in the country has this type of height and bulk which gives the Boilermakers a unique advantage.

// BC coach Jim Christian sees promise in his young team

In a Q&A, the men’s basketball coach discusses the recruiting challenge and how he tried to put this team together.

Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer, center, talks with his players during a timeout in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Clemson in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)

Syracuse fires coach Scott Shafer after 8th straight loss

Syracuse has fired football coach Scott Shafer two days after the team’s eighth straight loss.

BC defensive back John Johnson (9) has the ball, and his teammates are having a ball after a first-quarter interception against Notre Dame Saturday night at Fenway Park.

All is not lost for young BC football team

The effort against highly ranked Notre Dame gives the Eagles something to look forward to.

Notre Dame 19, Boston College 16

// Notre Dame escapes Fenway Park with win over BC

The fourth-ranked Irish were plagued by turnovers, but managed to leave town with a 10-1 record.

BC 69, Harvard 56

Eli Carter, BC show sole in defeating Harvard

Carter didn’t get really going until he changed his sneakers in the second half.

Dan Shaughnessy

// Irish make themselves at home by Green Monster

Notre Dame’s connections to Fenway Park are greater than you think — starting with Carl Yastrzemski

Harvard senior quarterback Scott Hosch burned Yale with three touchdown passes in the first half.

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Harvard 38, Yale 19

Harvard beats Yale for 9th straight time, takes share of Ivy title

The Crimson finished 6-1 in Ivy League play and split the title with Penn and Dartmouth.


// Steve Addazio learned lessons to build on at Notre Dame

He served as an assistant on Bob Davie’s staff at Notre Dame from 1999-2001.

// College football roundup: Michigan State ends Ohio State’s 23-game win streak

The Spartans took control of the Big Ten East and likely ended Ohio State’s chances of repeating as national champions.


// UMass falls to Miami of Ohio in Amherst

The Minutemen (2-9) owned a 6-3 halftime lead, but were unable to hold on against the RedHawks.

// N.E. college football roundup: UConn stuns unbeaten Houston

Noel Thomas caught two touchdown passes, including a 45-yarder on a fourth-quarter trick play, as the Huskies won, 20-17.

With BU goalie Connor LaCouvee down in front of the net, Tyler Motte took advantage and skied the puck over and in.

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Michigan opens up early lead, downs BU

It appears that the Terriers dodged a bullet, though, when Matt Grzelcyk’s third-period knee injury was deemed minor by the coaching staff.

Joe Sullivan | On college basketball

// Can Duke rebound vs. Virginia Commonwealth?

It will be interesting to see how Coach K’s freshmen handle the full-court pressure of VCU.