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Pat Summitt won eight national championships and 1,098 games in her tenure as Tennessee’s head coach.

Past few days ‘difficult’ for former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt

Amid reports of Summitt’s failing health, her family issued a statement Sunday asking for prayers.

Former Baylor coach Art Briles went 65-37 in eight seasons with the formerly downtrodden program.

Art Briles officially out amid scandal at Baylor

Baylor and Briles officially parted ways Friday, a month after Briles had been put on leave by the school.

26wenoteworthy - Worcester State athlete Francesca Casasanta (Worcester State University)


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

A bronze medalist for the synchronized skating Lexettes, Lexington’s Katie Melsky received an Athlete Ambassador Award from US Figure Skating

26socatch- Walpole High girls' softball coach Rachel Sprague. (Christine Cochrane)


Drilled for success, Walpole softball coach focuses on the basics

Rachel Sprague takes lessons learned at Duxbury High and Bridgewater State to the Rebel diamond.

Boston Globe all-scholastic, Erick Duffy, track, North Andover High School. Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

North Andover High junior Erick Duffy soared to a sixth-place finish in the pole vault at the New Balance Outdoor National Track & Field meet.

26wecatch- Former Algonquin softball player Katey Palumbo. (Family handout)


Former Algonquin All-America shortstop now has a world view

A .539 career hitter for the T-Hawks, Katey Palumbo is now director of international programs at Worcester State.

26wecollege- Wheaton College pitcher Eric Dumas. (Wheaton College)


Brookline’s Eric Dumas a savior in return to Wheaton diamond

A year after Tommy John surgery, senior righthander paced Division 3 in saves while compiling a .40 ERA.

26nocollege- Hulerie McGuffie. (UMass Boston)


In final race as a collegian, Lynn Classical grad sprints to NCAA title

A nine-time All-American at UMass Boston, Hulerie McGuffie registered second-fastest 400-meter clocking in Division 3.

Former Vanderbilt University football player Brandon Vandenburg (right) listened to proceedings Saturday during his rape trial.

Former Vanderbilt football player convicted of rape

It took jurors a little more than four hours of deliberation before finding Brandon Vandenburg guilty on five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery.

Providence, R.I-June 10/11, 2016-Globe Staff Photo by Stan Grossfeld--Father's and son's overnight basketball camp run by Providence basketball coach Ed Cooley at Providence College.


A basketball camp where fathers and sons connect

Providence coach Ed Cooley has a special mission, born from his own difficult upbringing.

19sonoteworthy- Erin Carberry of Milton. (Stonehill College)


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Union College senior lefthander Jake Fishman of Sharon was selected in the 30th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.

19socollege- Boston College shortstop Johnny Adams. (Joshua McCoy/BC Athletics)


Walpole’s Adams was Johnny on the spot for BC baseball

The Most Outstanding Player of the Oxford Regional, he started all 57 games at shortstop for 35-22 Eagles.

19socatch- Former Marshfield High lacrosse player Sean Morris (right) with Foxborough native Sean Lowrie of Duke. (handout)


From Marshfield High to Laxachusetts, he’s passionate about lax

A two-time All-American at UMass who played professionally, Sean Morris is all about growing the game with high character players.

19wenoteworthy- Newton's Mike Dreese. (Billy Black)


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Two-time NCAA Division 2 400-meter champion Carly Muscaro of Ashland was tabbed NE-10 Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year.

19wecatch- Former Wayland High/UConn track star Jessi Foreman. (UConn)


From Wayland High to UConn, Jessi Foreman was on fast track to stardom

A 12-season starter in high school and two-time state sprint champion, she is planning her own September wedding.

19wecollege- Wellesley High grad Tim Superko, a pitcher at Tufts University. (Tufts)


Wellesley’s Tim Superko a striking presence on mound for Tufts

Junior lefthander compiled a 5-0 mark in the Jumbos run to Division 3 regional final.

19nonoteworthy- Trinity College rower Sarah Beckmann. (Trinity College)


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Winchester’s Conor Sheary netted four goals and six assists in the playoff run for the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.

19nocollege- Colby College track athlete Alanna McDonough. (Colby College)


Andover’s Alanna McDonough put together quite a run at Colby

Governor’s Academy grad earns Division 3 All-American honors in her final race, the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

19nocatch- Former Lynnfield athlete Jimmy Motzkin and his family. (Family handout)


Lynnfield’s Jimmy Motzkin tackled a new challenge at RPI

Former two-sport stalwart utilizes life skills he learned through athletics as VP of JRM Hauling & Recycling in Peabody

Mr. Mason, who won 924 games, led Michigan State to an NCAA title in 1986.

Ron Mason, 76, college hockey coaching giant

Mr. Mason coached for 36 seasons at Michigan State and retired as the winningest coach in college hockey.

Charlie McAvoy (right) is the sixth ranked North American skater, according to NHL Central Scouting.

First round of NHL draft could yield BU bounty

Four players who have either committed to Boston University or are already Terriers could be selected in the first round this year.

Yale’s heavyweight eight celebrated what they thought was a victory over Harvard.


Harvard boat sinks, regatta vs. Yale ruled no contest

By the time the Crimson reached the half-mile buoy, the team’s boat was sinking.

BC and Miami players got heated after a Hurricanes grand slam in the seventh inning.


BC eliminated from NCAA Super Regional in testy fashion

Miami’s Edgar Michelangeli homered twice and nearly sparked a brawl in the deciding game of the Super Regional.

Pitcher Bobby Skogsbergh and catcher Nick Sciortino celebrated after BC finished off Miami.

NCAA Super Regional | BC 5, MIAMI 3

BC baseball forces deciding game at Super Regional

Mitch Bigras went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Scott Braren went 2 for 4 with one RBI for the Eagles.

Yale's crew team headed out for an early-morning workout on the Thames River in Gales Ferry, Conn., last year.

Elis have momentum heading into Harvard-Yale Regatta

Not only did Yale dominate last year’s race, the team is coming off a perfect regular season.

Boston College pitcher Justin Dunn, right, high-fives his teammates after throwing during the first inning against Boston College during an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Friday, June 10, 2016, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

NCAA Super Regional | Miami 12, BC 7

Justin Dunn, BC can’t stop Miami in Game 1

The Eagles lost the opener of the best-of-three Super Regionals, 12-7.

12socatch- Kerri (left) and Sara Harrington. (Family handout)


At Northwestern, Harrington sisters were defensive demons

Westwood High graduates powered Wildcats to five NCAA Division 1 titles in women’s lacrosse

12sonoteworthy- Fitchburg State lacrosse player Carrie Long. (Fitchburg State)


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy

Fitchburg State sophomore midfielder Carrie Long of Foxborough earned ECAC Division 3 All-Ne England lacrosse honors.

12nonoteworthy- Colby Maiola, Northern Essex Community College baseball. (Northern Essex CC)


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Merrimac’s Tyler Yeastedt earned Division 3 All-Ameica honors in the discus and hammer throw for the RPI track & field team.

12wecollege- Yale volleyball player Maya Midzik of Brookline. (Yale athletics)


Brookline High grad took her game to great heights at Yale

A 6-foot middle blocker, Maya Midzik powered Bulldogs to three Ivy titles while compiling a 3.93 GPA as a geoloby/geophysics and English major

12wecatch- Worcester Academy basketball coach Sherry Levin of Newton. (Family handout)


Cancer free, Sherry Levin back on court for Worcester Academy, Maccabiah Games

Former Newton North and Holy Cross great has a fresh perspective, strong resolve after beating disease.

12wenoteworthy- Wellesley's Ryan Cassidy. (Amherst College)


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Franklin’s Paul O’Donoghue earned CoSIDA Division 1 All-Academic honors running for the High Point University track & field team.

12nocollege- Northern Essex CC baseball coach Jeff Meija. (Northern Essex CC)


Jeff Mejia has Northern Essex nine playing on national stage

Everett High grad has guided Knights to four straight appearances in NJCAA World Series.

12nonoteworthy- Middlebury College lacrosse player Mary O'Connell of Norwell. (Middlebury College)


Norwell’s O’Connell nets NCAA Division 3 title at Middlebury

Sophomore attack piled up 36 goals and 43 assists for the 22-1 women’s lacrosse team.

Boston College second baseman Jake Palomaki (11) forces out Tulane outfielder Grant Witherspoon (30) and throws to first for a double play at the NCAA Regional college baseball tournament game at Oxford-University Stadium in Oxford, Miss., Sunday, June 5, 2016. (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT


BC hopes to weather Hurricanes in NCAA baseball

The Eagles face a powerhouse Miami team in a best-of-three set to reach the College World Series.

Notre Dame coach Frank Leahy, with his offensive backfield (from left) Emil Sitko, Bob Williams, Bill Gay, and Lawrence Coutre.

Bobby Williams; led undefeated Notre Dame to a title

Bobby Williams, a nimble quarterback who led the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame to an undefeated championship season in 1949, died May 26 at his home in Timonium, Maryland. He was 86.

The Boston College baseball team piled on after beating Tulane Sunday to win the Oxford Miss. Regional.

BC baseball heading south — to Miami for Super Regionals

The Eagles are one of 16 teams remaining in the NCAA Tournament and hope to reach the College World Series.

Boston College infielder Joe Cronin and Boston College pitcher Donovan Casey (No. 30) celebrated after scoring against Tulane.


Boston College baseball advances to NCAA Super Regional

The Eagles scored three runs in the second inning to beat Tulane, 6-3.

Boston College infielder Joe Cronin applied the tag to would-be base stealer Josh Rosh of Utah during Saturday’s game.

Boston College baseball reaches NCAA regional final

The Eagles will play at Sunday at 6 p.m. in their first regional final in 49 years.

05socatch- Boston Cannons midfielder Ryan Izzo of Walpole. (Boston Cannons)


Ryan Izzo is right at home with Boston Cannons

After a trade from Ohio, former Walpole High football and lacrosse great getting his MLL career off the ground.

05nonoteworthy- Westfield State track athlete David Drigo. (Westfield State)


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

In her last meet running for UMass Boston, Lynn’s Hulerie McGuffie won an NCAA Division 3 in the 400 meters.

05socollege- Dedham's Melissa Moore, William Smith women's lacrosse. (Andrew Markham/Hobart and William Smith Colleges)


Dedham’s Melissa Moore stepped up as a sophomore for William Smith lacrosse

The Noble & Greenough grad netted 26 goals in Herons’ flight to NCAA Division 3 tourney.

05sonoteworthy- Keene State softball player Jen Galavotti. (Keene State)


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Stonehill College track standout Mark Hamalian was a CoSIDA Academic All-District first-team picks after registering back-to-back 4.0 GPAs.

05nocollege- University of Hartford baseball player Kyle Gauthier. (University of Hartford)


Lynn Classical grad has eye on MLB First-Year Player Draft

Senior righthander Kyle Gauthier compiled a 2.76 ERA this spring for 37-18 University of Hartford baseball team.

Jim Grobe spent 13 seasons with Wake Forest, going 77-82 with one ACC title.


Baylor hires Jim Grobe as football coach

Grobe takes over for Art Briles with the program reeling from allegations of misconduct.

CoachUp founder Jordan Fliegel has invested in Athletes of Valor and serves as its chairman.

A new mission: helping veterans land on college teams

Alex Stone left a career at Under Armour to launch the business, aimed at helping veterans return to college.


BC baseball makes NCAA tournament field

The Eagles, an at-large selection, were placed in the Oxford (Miss.) Regional and start play Friday.

Brown’s Bailey Tills (No. 13) scored a goal past Maryland’s Greg Danseglio (No. 22) and goalie Kyle Bernlohr. The goal sent the game into overtime. Maryland won, 15-14.


Brown loses in NCAA lacrosse semifinals

After a stirring comeback to force overtime, the Bears fell to top-seeded Maryland, 15-14.

Tufts’ Conor Helfrich, shown last season, is a faceoff specialist.

Tufts shooting for three-peat in Division 3 lacrosse

Senior faceoff specialist Conor Helfrich and the Jumbos (20-2) take on Salisbury (22-1) in Sunday’s national final.

UMass Ultimate team member Ben Sadok in action in a game in spring of 2016. (Courtesy Lori L. Dreyfus)

Yes, UMass has a team ranked No. 1 in the country

ZooDisc, UMass’ Ultimate team, brings a 14-game winning streak into this weekend’s national championships.