UMass football picked to finish last in MAC; UNH first in CAA

UMass received the fewest total points (23) among all 13 MAC teams in the preseason media poll.

Ex-UNH women’s hockey coach charged with assault

UNH fired Brian McCloskey after he physically reprimanded a player during a Nov. 30 loss to Ohio State.

BC football motivated by sixth-place prediction

Coming off a 7-6 season, BC coach Steve Addazio said his team’s preseason snub “doesn’t sit well with me.”

ACC happy with College Football Playoff

FSU coach Jimbo Fisher embraces the chance to repeat in college football’s new format.

ACC’s John Swofford pleased with NCAA plan

“I don’t think it has to weaken the NCAA,’’ Swofford said of the restructured model that would give autonomy to the Power 5 conference schools.

Tickets will be scarce for BC-Notre Dame at Fenway

The 2015 contest will be a Notre Dame “home” game, and BC will likely only have about 5,000 tickets to disperse to its fan base.