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Louisville players surrounded head coach Rick Pitino as they celebrated their NCAA title in 2013.

NCAA denies Louisville appeal; Cardinals must vacate 2013 basketball title

Louisville must vacate its 2013 title following an NCAA appeals panel’s decision to uphold sanctions against the men’s program in the sex scandal case.

Ryan Donato (16), of the United States, celebrates his goal with James Wisniewski (21) and Troy Terry (23) during the third period of the preliminary round of the men's hockey game against Slovakia at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Tara Sullivan

Ryan Donato follows in his dad’s footsteps

The Harvard star and Bruins prospect scored twice Tuesday to match Ted Donato’s output (4 goals) in the 1992 Games.

Oregon's Ruthy Hebard, left, battles Arizona State's Charnea Johnson-Chapman under the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

College basketball

Oregon’s Ruthy Hebard sets NCAA record for consecutive field goals

Hebard’s 33 consecutive makes, spanning 11 quarters and two overtimes, set an NCAA mark for men and women.

Michigan State forward Kenny Goins, left, rebounds a a ball against Northwestern center Barret Benson during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Rosemont, Ill. Michigan State won 65-60. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

JOE SULLIVAN | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

There is big confusion in the Big Ten

Michigan State looks like the best team, by default, in a confounding conference.

Harvard 64, Yale 49

Harvard tops Yale for fifth win in a row

Chris Lewis had 18 points, 10 rebounds, and a career-high tying 4 blocks for the Crimson.

Chestnut Hill MA 02/17/18 Boston College Eagles Jerome Robiinson reacting after he was called for a foul against Norte Dame Fighting Irish during second half action at Conte Forum. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Notre Dame 84, BC 67

Notre Dame rolls over Boston College

Matt Farrell scored 37 points, including 10 3-pointers, to lead the Fighting Irish over the Eagles.

Villanova forward Eric Paschall (4) drives against Xavier forward Kaiser Gates (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday Feb. 17, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

COLLEGE ROUNDUP

Vasa Pusica’s buzzer-beater lifts Northeastern

Pusica scored 19 points, including a last-second layup that gave the Huskies a victory over William & Mary.

Boston College's Jerome Robinson (1) celebrates during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. (Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune via AP)

BC VS. NOTRE DAME, SATURDAY, 4 P.M.

A summer of hard work produced Jerome Robinson’s success

The BC standout’s breakout season began with workouts with NBA and potential NBA players in California.

Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo in action during an NCAA college basketball game against Xavier, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

JOE SULLIVAN | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Villanova-Xavier one of many important games this weekend

The third-ranked Wildcats face the fourth-ranked Musketeers at a critical time of the season.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Westford’s Lexi Popp earned 38 points for the Westfield State indoor track team as it won the MASCAC championship Feb. 10.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Scarfo enjoying the hockey ride at Union College

North Chelmsford’s Ryan Scarfo is having a breakout year for the Union College hockey team.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Dedham’s Kate Kaduboski broke two Bentley University swimming records at the Northeast 10 Swimming and Diving Championships.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Newton’s Ryan Kim helps Northeastern to title

The 22-year-old had battled significant injuries his first three seasons in college track and field.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Despite individual feat, Bourikas all about team play

Hull’s Georgia Bourikas has scored 1,000 points for the Suffolk University women’s basketball team, but it’s the team’s success she relishes.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Brookline’s Michal Alge has established a new career rebounding mark for Yeshiva University’s womens’ basketball team.

Minnesota guard Amir Coffey (5) and Harvard forward Seth Towns (31) fight for a loose ball in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Minneapolis on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. Minnesota won, 65-55. (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP)

Harvard basketball has turned it around after rough start

Coach Tommy Amaker’s players got together and decided to “give a little bit more.”

Chestnut Hill MA 02/13/18 Boston College Eagles Daryl Watts getting pats on the back as she was named MVP of the Beanpot Tournament after they defeated Boston University Terriers 4-3 in the overtime period of the Beanpot Championship game at the Conte Forum. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Women’s Beanpot: BC 4, BU 3

BC tops BU in OT to win women’s Beanpot championship

Toni Ann Miano’s power-play goal at 14:57 of the extra session gave the Eagles their third straight title.

Boston MA 02/12/18 Northeastern University Matt Filipe holding up the Beanpot trophy after they defeated Boston University 5-2 in the Beanpot Championship game at the TD Garden. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

2018 Beanpot

Northeastern was waiting 30 years for this Beanpot party

Coach Jim Madigan has now won the Beanpot as a player, assistant coach, and head coach

Boston College's Jerome Robinson (1) avoided the long arm of Pitt’s 's Terrell Brown to get a shot off in the first half.

BC 81, PITT 58

Boston College tops Pitt to end three-year ACC road skid

Jerome Robinson led the way for the Eagles with 27 points while Jordan Chatman added 17.

Harvard’s Seb Lloyd (15) celebrates his overtime goal in the Beanpot consolation hockey game Monday at TD Garden.

Beanpot notebook

Harvard outlasts BC in OT for third place

BC freshman Logan Hutsko scores third-period hat trick, but Harvard senior Seb Lloyd wins it in OT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - February 10: Head coach Tony Bennett of the Virginia Cavaliers watches a play in overtime during a game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at John Paul Jones Arena on February 10, 2018 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Virginia Tech defeated Virginia 61-60. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)

SPORTS LOG

Virginia is No. 1 in AP basketball poll after 35-year wait

The Cavaliers reached the top spot for the first time since 1982 despite losing Saturday.

Ending Northeastern’s three-decade Beanpot drought was a moment MVP Adam Gaudette savored with his teammate Patrick Schule.

NU’s Adam Gaudette seized upon this golden opportunity

After not making the Olympic squad, the Beanpot MVP had no regrets about staying to help the Huskies win.

Northeastern Adam Gaudette celebrated his goal with teammate Nolan Stevens.

At Northeastern, fans rejoice over first Beanpot win in 30 years

Northeastern’s hockey team broke Boston University’s stranglehold on the cross-town competition by beating BU, 5-2, on Monday.

Northeastern University head coach Jim Madigan held up the Beanpot trophy after they defeated Boston University.

Beanpot championship: Northeastern 5, BU 2

Northeastern wins its first Beanpot title in 30 years

Adam Gaudette scored in each period and Cayden Primeau made 38 saves as the Huskies beat BU, 5-2, in the championship game.

Harvard’s Seb Lloyd (15) celebrates his overtime goal in the Beanpot consolation hockey game Monday at TD Garden.

Beanpot consolation: Harvard 5, BC 4 (OT)

Harvard outlasts BC in OT for third place

BC freshman Logan Hutsko had a hat trick in the third period, but Harvard senior Seb Lloyd was ultimately the star.

Purdue lost to both Michigan State (above) and Ohio State last week.

JOE SULLIVAN | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

It’s impossible to identify an NCAA Tournament favorite

Villanova, Purdue, Virginia, and Cincinnati are still viable candidates but nothing is a lock.

Adam Gaudette (8) celebrated a goal during Northeastern’s 3-0 win over BC in the semifinals.

BEANPOT FINAL | 7:30 P.M. (NESN)

Northeastern out to end 30-year Beanpot drought

The 11th-ranked Huskies will be tested by surging BU in Monday’s title game.

From left: Bentley University Athletic Director Bob DeFelice, President Gloria Larson, and Dean of Students Andrew Shepardson admire the $45 million Bentley Arena, which officially opens Feb. 15.

COLLEGE HOCKEY

At Bentley, finally, an ice of their own

The brand new $45 million Bentley Arena is a 76,000-square-foot, multi-purpose facility, but it’s the school’s hockey players, past and present, who will be leading the celebration.

Boston College's Ky Bowman (0) brings the ball up in front of Miami's Chris Lykes (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BC 72, MIAMI 70

BC basketball rallies past No. 25 Miami

Ky Bowman’s two free throws with 2.9 seconds left capped the Eagles’ game-ending 9-0 run.

Connecticut's Crystal Dangerfield (5) celebrates with Katie Lou Samuelson (33) and teammates Napheesa Collier (24) and Kia Nurse (11) after Dangerfield assisted a behind the back pass to Samuelson for a basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wichita State, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

COLLEGE ROUNDUP

Harvard hands Penn first Ivy loss, moves into tie atop league

Chris Lewis finished with a career-high 25 points to pace the Crimson.

BC 3, UMass-Lowell 2

Logan Hutsko wins it for BC hockey in overtime

The freshman forward scored twice as the Eagles retained their lead in Hockey East.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 03: Players of the St. John's Red Storm react from their bench during their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Madison Square Garden on February 3, 2018 in New York City. St. John's won 81-77. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

JOE SULLIVAN | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Two St. John’s stunners had to be seen to be believed

The downtrodden Johnnies were heading nowhere when they suddenly beat Duke and Villanova.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Bridgewater State swimmer Richard Smith of Milford was named Men’s Swimmer of the Week in the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association for the third straight time.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Milton’s Kayla Odegaard’s three-pointer at the buzzer gave the Anna Maria College women’s basketball team a 58-57 win over Norwich College Feb. 3.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

North Reading’s Greg Johnson threw four shutout innings Feb. 3 as Bentley University upset Tampa College, 7-6.

40TH WOMEN’S BEANPOT

BU, BC win spots in Women’s Beanpot title game

BU, which won the title in 1981 when it was a club team, is still looking for its first title as a varsity program.

Boston University defenseman Brandon Hickey, left, celebrates with forward Jordan Greenway (18) after his goal off Harvard goaltender Merrick Madsen (31) during the third period of the first round of the Beanpot hockey tournament in Boston, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BU will have plenty of motivation in Beanpot final

The Terriers suffered 4-1 and 6-1 drubbings to 11th-ranked Northeastern in November.

Boston, MA - 2/5/2018 - Boston University #3 Ty Amonte slips the puck past Harvard Goalie #31 Merrick Madsen 66th Beanpot tournament (John Cetrino for The Boston Globe) SPORTS Barbara Matson (matson)

Beanpot semfinal: BU 3, Harvard 2 (2 OTs)

Ty Amonte the overtime hero for BU

The Terriers will play Northeastern next Monday night for the Beanpot championship.

Boston, MA - 2/5/2018 - The puck get by Boston college Goalie #31Joseph Woll 3rd period. (left) Northeastern #8 Adam Gaudette with the goal. BC#4 Michael Kim (bottom) 66th Beanpot tournament (John Cetrino for The Boston Globe) SPORTS Barbara Matson (matson)

Beanpot notebook

Campuses heat up at Beanpot time

“It’s amazing how the casual sports fan knows about the Beanpot,’’ said BU coach David Quinn.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 03: Bashir Ahmed #1 of the St. John's Red Storm reacts after bumping into Grayson Allen #3 of the Duke Blue Devils at Madison Square Garden on February 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

JOE SULLIVAN | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Duke cannot win the NCAA Tournament

In this case, inexperience is as fatal flaw.

Boston, MA - 2/5/2018 - Northeastern Goalie 31 Cayden Primeau with a 2nd period save. Boston college #10 Christopher Brown looking for the rebound. 66th Beanpot tournament (John Cetrino for The Boston Globe) SPORTS Barbara Matson (matson)

Beanpot semifinal: NU 3, BC 0

Northeastern advances to Beanpot final

The Huskies, who haven’t won title in 30 years, blanked BC, 3-0, at TD Garden on Monday.

The 66th Beanpot | 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. (NESN)

Beanpot 2018: For these rivals, tournament is just a ‘T’ ride away

The Globe endeavored to bring Boston’s annual rite of winter from each school’s MBTA stop along the route to TD Garden.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 2/4/2018 - Ky Bowman (cq) (0) charges past Abdoulaye Gueye (34) to the basket. BC beat Georgia Tech in overtime at Conte Forum (cq). Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: BC-Georgia Tech Reporter: Frank Dell'Apa

BC 80, Georgia Tech 72

Ky Bowman takes charge in overtime for BC

The Eagles dispatched Georgia Tech in their second overtime game in four days.

Boston Ma 11/04/17 Boston University Bobo Carpenter skates with the puck with defensive pressure from Northeastern University Matt Filipe during first period action at Agganis Arena. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic reporter: Frank Dell'Apa

THE 66TH BEANPOT | 5 AND 8 P.M. (NESN)

No obvious favorite at this year’s Beanpot

Harvard, Boston College, Boston University, and Northeastern are all struggling to reach the cutoff point in the PairWise Rankings.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 03: Shamorie Ponds #2 of the St. John's Red Storm drives against Marvin Bagley III #35 of the Duke Blue Devils at Madison Square Garden on February 3, 2018 in New York City. St. John's won 81-77. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

COLLEGE ROUNDUP

Northeastern outlasts UNCW in overtime

Tomas Murphy had a career-high 21 points for the Huskies, including 8 in the extra session.

Boston, MA - 1/26/2018 - Northeastern Huskies forward Adam Gaudette (8). Northeastern University hosts Providence College in men's hockey game at Matthews Arena. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Globe Staff, Topic: 26PC-NU hockey, LOID: 8.4.791465057.

THE 66TH BEANPOT

Northeastern’s Adam Gaudette, college hockey’s leading scorer, is no longer overlooked

The Hobey Baker candidate gives the Huskies hope for a long-awaited Beanpot title.

Holy Cross' Robert Champion reacts after hitting a 3-pointer during the 2016 NCAA basketball tournament. Holy Cross could change its Crusader mascot and moniker Saturday.

Holy Cross votes to keep Crusaders moniker

The school’s board of trustees voted Saturday to keep their moniker after a months-long review exploring whether the nickname was appropriate.

Northeastern 1, UNH 1

Northeastern can’t snap tie against UNH

NU’s Adam Gaudette would have scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, but his stick broke.

Providence's Kyron Cartwright (24) tries to drive around Creighton's Davion Mintz (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

joe sullivan | college basketball

The Super Bowl makes this weekend in college basketball look dull

There are some good matchups — not great ones — that we can check out before turning to football.

Melissa Baptista has averaged just over 10 points a game during her career at Tufts. (Tufts University)

CAMPUS ANGLE

Somerville’s Baptista shoots for another NCAA run at Tufts

The senior forward has averaged just over 10 points a game during her college career and is on the Top 10 career lists in points, blocked shots (she’s at No. 3 with 180), and 3-point shots made.