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Boston University forward Kieffer Bellows (9) shoots during the first period of an NCAA West Regional college hockey game against North Dakota, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Fargo, N.D. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Kieffer Bellows leaves BU to play junior hockey

The Terriers forward is the son of former NHL left winger Brian Bellows.


Globe South: Noteworthy performances

Dedham’s Nick Falkson, a junior infielder at Tufts, was voted New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

Pam Roecker is a longtime basketball color commentator.


Roecker hopes to lead Regis athletics to next level

A former athlete and coach, Pam Roecker will be taking over a program whose 18 Division 3 varsity teams will be transitioning from one athletic conference to another.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Upton’s Teddy Carey has set a Babson College mark for strikeouts by a pitcher in a season.


East Bridgewater’s Feeney back playing his ‘A’ game

After three years away from baseball, Ryan Feeney began playing again, superbly, at Bridgewater State, opening up a new career path.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Tufts righthander Speros Varinos of Middleton was named NESCAC Pitcher of the Year for the second season in a row.

Lauren Ramirez in the windup for UMass Lowell (UMass Lowell)


Dracut’s Ramirez turns things around at UMass Lowell

She delivered during her senior year, when she went 7-2 in America East to earn pitcher of the year honors.

This is an undated handout photo of Kenzie Kent of the Boston College women's lacrosse team. (Credit: Boston College)


Kenzie Kent redoubles her efforts for BC women’s lacrosse team

Transitioning from the hockey team, she is on a mission for an elusive national championship.

Newton, Massachusetts - May 20, 2017: NCAA Division I tournament, Elite Eight. Boston College (white) defeated University of Southern California (black), 20-14, at Newton Campus Lacrosse Field.

Your guide to the NCAA lacrosse championships at Gillette Stadium

The BC women are vying for a Division 1 title, and three other championships will be decided this weekend.

Newton, Massachusetts - May 20, 2017: NCAA Division I tournament, Elite Eight. Boston College (white) defeated University of Southern California (black), 20-14, at Newton Campus Lacrosse Field.

BC women’s lacrosse team reaches first Final Four

The Eagles will take on Navy in the semifinals on Friday at Gillette Stadium.

Peter Roby, Northeastern athletic director, speaks to students before a recent game. Jon Chase for the Boston Globe

Peter Roby to step down as Northeastern AD in 2018

Roby has overseen the Huskies’ athletic teams for the last decade.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Three college freshmen — Justin Lewis of Lynn, Tori Roche of Andover, and Elias Varinos of Middleton — are coming up big.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Sudbury’s Ryan Berardino, a freshman first baseman for Bentley University, was named Northeast-10 Rookie Hitter of the Year.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Mansfield’s Devon DiMascio, a freshman pitcher at the University of New Haven, has a 2.18 ERA on the season.

URI men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley’s new deal will run through the 2023-24 season.

URI basketball coach Dan Hurley gets an extension

The new deal covers Hurley through the 2023-24 season.

14socampus - Christina Balzotti of Connecticut College. (Paul Brandon)


Duxbury’s Balzotti closed Connecticut College lacrosse career with a flurry

Senior captain netted a career-high 46 goals to pace the NESCAC.

Massachusetts coach John Calipari (right) is seen with Marcus Camby during a press conference before a first round 1996 NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Championship in Providence, R.I., Wednesday, March 13, 1996. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

John Calipari watched Marcus Camby graduate from UMass — finally

Marcus Camby received his UMass Amherst degree Friday — 24 years after he began taking classes at the university.


Waltham’s Jorge Salazar takes Lasell to lacrosse heights

With Waltham High graduate Jorge Salazar in goal, Lasell College’s lacrosse squad made it all the way to the NCAA Division 3 tournament.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Dover’s Hope Hanley, a senior attack for Yale’s women’s lacrosse squad, was named to the All-Ivy League first team.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Hingham High grad Eddie Bowler batted .310 with 32 RBIs in his final baseball season at Stonehill College.


Triton’s Matt Kelly made right decision sticking with lacrosse

The attack from Byfield closed out his career at Beloit College with 88 goals.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Tajae Sharpe warms up before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

NFL Notebook

Former UMass football player accused of assault

A lawsuit claims that receiver Tajae Sharpe, now with the Tennessee Titans, started a fight outside a bar.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Malden’s Chuck Gibson threw a three-hit shutout to lead Suffolk to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference title.

Nevada coach Eric Musselman has signed a five-year contract extension through 2021-22.

Nevada keeps men’s basketball coach for 5 more years

Eric Musselman led the Wolf Pack to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2007.

Valparaiso invited to join Missouri Valley Conference

Valpo would replace departing Wichita State.

An injured father, a powerful moment for BC softball

Star slugger Tatiana Cortez delivered for her paralyzed father in a game played in his honor.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Pembroke’s Kevin Jones pitched four innings in a Curry College shutout over Salve Regina.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Medfield’s Colton Hall was named the Colgate swim team’s most valuable swimmer.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Malden’s Annie Woolley broke the MASCAC/Alliance Championship Meet record in the 100-meter hurdles.

Solly Walker, 85; broke racial barrier at St. John’s in basketball

Mr. Walker was a 6-foot-4 standout at Boys High School in Brooklyn before he earned a scholarship to St. John’s.

Vin Baker, Jr. plays at Hamden Hall in Connecticut.

Vin Baker Jr. commits to Boston College

The Hamden (Conn.) standout underwent a growth spurt from 6-2 to 6-8 that improved his stock.

Said American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco: “We are obviously completely focused and dedicated to being a Power Six conference. We think we already are.’’

American Athletic Conference is making a power grab

The relatively young league released a strategic plan on Monday designed to improve its stature.


Watertown’s Austin Farry hits his stride at Bentley

Since March, when he pounded out four hits and drove in three runs in a 7-3 win over Concordia (N.Y.) in Florida, the sophomore has been a fixture in the Falcons’ lineup.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Peabody High’s Keifer Heckman has continued to find the net at Southern New Hampshire.


Switch to defense suits Stoneham’s Macone

Former Austin Prep midfielder’s goal is to help Boston University win the Patriot League tournament.


Avon’s Maggie Hoffman hitting to all fields at Tufts

Maggie Hoffman is making the most of her senior season on the Tufts women’s softball team. The outfielder from Avon is batting .427 for the Jumbos (18-12), with 20 RBIs and 19 runs scored. She has struck out only four times in 85 at bats, by far the fewest among Tufts regulars.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Plymouth North grad Jake Stearns has compiled a 4-0 record with a 2.61 ERA for the Southern New Hampshire baseball team.

San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues Thursday, March 16, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


Sharks star Joe Thornton undergoes knee surgery

The former Bruin’s future as a possible free agent this summer is uncertain after 12 years in San Jose.

April 24, 2017 - Incoming Athletic Director at Boston College Martin Jarmond speaks at an introductory press conference at BC's Yawkey Center in Boston, Mass. Photo Credit: Justin Saglio for the Boston Globe. Section: Sports. Reporter: Julian Benbow. Slug: BC AD.

New Boston College AD Martin Jarmond wants to be a ‘difference-maker’

Jarmond, hired from Ohio State, was formally introduced at the Heights on Monday.

Boston College linebacker Matt Milano competes in the broad jump at the 2017 NFL football scouting combine Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)


BC’s Matt Milano looking to make big jump

The four-year standout linebacker has high hopes he’ll get selected in the draft.

Mr. Hardin spoke to quarterback Roger Staubach as he sent Staubach into action during the 1964 Cotton Bowl.

Wayne Hardin, 91, Hall of Fame football coach at Navy

Mr. Hardin built standout programs at the US Naval Academy and Temple University, leading Navy to victory over Army five times in a row.

Quarterback Darius Wade completed 10 of 17 passes with the Maroon squad during Boston College’s spring football game on Saturday.

BC Spring Football

BC’s quarterback hopefuls blossomed in the spring

Darius Wade and Anthony Brown battled to a 17-17 tie in the Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Game.

Jack Grinold.

Jack Grinold, longtime sports information director at Northeastern, dead at 81

Mr. Grinold spent more than 50 years at Northeastern University.

23nonoteworthy - Stephanie McFadries from Worcester State. (Frank Poulin)


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Burlington’s Stephanie McFadries, a sophomore at Worcester State, is ranked third in Division 3 nationally in the javelin.

03/21/2017 CHESTNUT HILL, MA BC freshman quarterback E.J. Perry (cq) attends a spring football practice at BC's Alumni Stadium. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

BC’s E.J. Perry had help making adjustment to college football

Perry was born into a family with a strong football legacy, but he never shied away from carrying it.

Martin Jarmond was named Boston College athletic director on April 20, 2017. (Ohio State University photo)

Boston College hires Martin Jarmond as new athletic director

Jarmond, a deputy athletic director at Ohio State, succeeds Brad Bates.

Brison Gresham (center) battled for a rebound against St. Bonaventure last season.

Two more UMass players will transfer

DeJon Jarreau and Brison Gresham announced on Twitter they are leaving the men’s basketball program.

04/09/15: Boston, MA: Garden workers on skates clean off the ice during a timeout. Providence College and Omaha met in the semi-finals of the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey

NCAA’s Frozen Four coming back to Boston in 2022

It will mark the fourth time since 1998 that the NCAA men’s hockey championship will be played at TD Garden.


Brigit Bergin puts up a good defense

A junior at Bowdoin College, the Natick product has played defense in hockey, lacrosse, and soccer.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Waltham’s Jorge Salazar, senior netminder for Lasell’s men’s lacrosse team, had a week in net to remember.