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Providence's Rodney Bullock (5) celebrates a slam dunk against Rhode Island during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Providence, R.I. Providence defeated Rhode Island, 63-60.(AP Photo/Stew Milne)


UMass basketball loses on road to Providence

Rashaan Holloway finished with 21 points for the Minutemen.

North Carolina Mauricio Pineda (2) makes a pass to his teammate during the second half of the NCAA soccer men's College Cup semifinal against Stanford Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in Houston. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)

NCAA College Cup

After scoreless tie, Stanford goes 10 for 10 in PK to advance to NCAA title game

Stanford will face Wake Forest in the College Cup final on Sunday after beating UNC, 10-9, on penalty kicks Friday.

Boston Ma- 12/09//2016 Hartford player#11Andrew Ramirez (cq) left battles BC player #1 Jerome Robinson (cq) right during first half action. BCvs Hartford College Basketbell Globe (Jonathan Wiggs /GlobeStaff) Reporter:Topic

Hartford 65, BC 63

Lifeless BC pays price in loss to Hartford

“It looked like they didn’t want to be there,’’ said Jason Dunne, who hit the winning 3-pointer.

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2015 photo, Houston's offensive coordinator Major Applewhite speaks during a webcast in Houston. Applewhite was hired to replace Tom Herman as coach at Houston on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. ( Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Sports log

Major Applewhite named Houston football coach

Applewhite was promoted from offensive coordinator.

Idaho's Brayon Blake (4) and Washington State's Connor Clifford (42) battle for a rebound during an NCAA college basketball game in Pullman, Wash., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (Kai Eiselein/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP)


Rivalry games count for more than one win

Greed and conference realignment shouldn’t keep these games from being played.


From Cape Verde to Winooski, Indira Evora leads the way

The 5-foot, 7-inch senior guard at St. Michael’s College grew to love basketball playing with the boys in Somerville.

Caleb Barnes, 9, set a world record for fastest time in a half-marathon for those yet to reach their 10th birthday after finishing the Cambridge Half-Marathon in 1:34:44. (Katie Barnes)


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Nine-year-old Caleb Barnes of Melrose has set a half-marathon record.


Marshall McCarthy set school standards, twice

Marshall McCarthy set football records at both Duxbury High and Mass Maritime Academy.

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Marshfield’s Bobby Ahearn was named America East Player of the Week as he led Binghamton’s basketball team to two wins

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) is dragged down from behind by Kentucky's J.D. Harmon (11) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. Kentucky won 41-38. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)


Louisville QB Lamar Jackson wins Camp, Maxwell awards

Jackson’s top competition for the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, won the O’Brien Award as the nation’s top QB.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10: Bronze medalist Ines Boubakri of Tunisia poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's individual foil on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 3 on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)


Nine women’s sports stories from 2016 that are worth another look

Barriers were broken, voices were heard, progress was made, and a giant figure in coaching was lost.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Wayland’s Jen Berkowitz averaged 18 points per game in a 3-0 week for the Yale women’s basketball team.

Chesnut Hill, MA- 12-07-16: BC's Ky Bowman (left) tries to keep the ball away from the defense of Harvard's Siyani Chambers (right). Harvard University visited Boston College in a men's basketball game at Conte Forum. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) reporter: benbow topic: BC-Harvard

Harvard 74, BC 66

Tommy Amaker sets mark as Harvard outclasses BC

Amaker won his 179th game as coach of the Crimson.

Rashaan Salaam posed with the Heisman Trophy after winning the award in 1994.

1994 Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam found dead in Colo.

The coroner’s office said it’s still investigating the cause of the death, but that foul play was not suspected.

Northeastern's Anthony Green (top) was outnumbered three to one by Harvard players (from left ) Siyani Chambers, Corey Johnson, and Zena Edosomwan as they scrambled for a loose ball in the first half.

Harvard 86, Northeastern 80

Harvard goes to great lengths to deny Northeastern

Seth Towns scored a team-high 24 points, with Corey Johnson adding 21 points for the Crimson (3-4).

Boston College 5, Northeastern 3

Eagles overpower Huskies

Boston College, still unbeaten in Hockey East play, fired 35 shots on goal.

LSU running back Leonard Fournette has a rare blend of speed and power.

College football notebook

LSU running back Leonard Fournette to enter NFL Draft

Fournette’s last college game will be Dec. 31 when LSU plays Louisville in the Citrus Bowl.

UCLA's Lonzo Ball, left, shoots while defended by Kentucky's Wenyen Gabriel (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. UCLA upset No. 1 Kentucky 97-92. (AP Photo/James Crisp)


UCLA shows that it is on the rise again

The Bruins looked like a Final Four team as they ended Kentucky’s 42-game home winning streak.

2016 college football bowl games schedule

Games begin Dec. 17 and end with the national championship on Jan. 9.

St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday is seen in the dugout during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

Sports Log

Yankees sign Matt Holliday for $13 million

The seven-time All-Star was an attractive DH option for many teams, including the Red Sox.

The Quick Lane Bowl will be played at Ford Field.

Boston College to play in Quick Lane Bowl

The Dec. 26 game will be held in Detroit and played at Ford Field, the Lions’ stadium.

Nick Saban and Alabama will be vying for a fifth national championship in eight seasons.


Penn State odd team out as college football sets playoffs

The selection committee ultimately decided that Washington was a better choice for the final spot.

UNH cornerback Prince Smith Jr. (right) and James Madison wide receiver John Miller jockeyed for the ball.

James Madison 55, New Hampshire 22

UNH eliminated from FCS playoffs by James Madison

Dalton Crossman scored two touchdowns for the Wildcats (8-5), but it was far from enough.

Tufts goalkeeper Scott Greenwood posted his fifth shutout of the NCAA tournament.


Tufts men’s soccer team takes NCAA crown

The Jumbos beat Calvin College, 1-0, in double overtime to claim the Division 3 title.

Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley led the Nittany Lions back from a 21-point deficit.


Penn State tops Wisconsin for Big Ten title

The eighth-ranked Nittany Lions rallied from a 21-point second quarter deficit to beat the Badgers, 38-31.

Siyani Chambers had 9 points and 10 assists against Fordham.


Harvard basketball defeats Fordham

Siyani Chambers flirted with a double-double, scoring 9 points and dishing out 10 assists.

Harry Flournoy (left) and David Lattin, members of the 1966 NCAA National Champion Texas Western basketball team, after being named members of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Class of 2007.

Harry Flournoy, 72, captain of groundbreaking NCAA championship team

Mr. Flournoy, a Fall River native, captained the first college basketball team to win the national championship with five black starting players.

Boston College head coach Steve Addazio, center, celebrates with wide receiver Drew Barksdale (80) after a touchdown interception during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Connecticut in Boston, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Boston College won 30-0. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Three bowls keeping Boston College in mind

The Eagles’ possible destinations are the Military Bowl, the Independence Bowl, and the Quick Lane Bowl.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Alicia Kutil of Franklin was named Little East Player of the Week while playing for UMass-Dartmouth women’s basketball.

UCLA guard Lonzo Ball, left, shoots as UC Riverside forward Brandon Rosser defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Los Angeles. UCLA won 98-56. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


UCLA-Kentucky is best matchup of a big weekend

Both teams are undefeated and have oustanding freshmen.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Stonehill’s Evan Jacques of Norton was named Northeast-10 Hockey Player of the Week.

04soswimmers - (L-R) Nicole Sauve, Maeve McGowan, and Danielle and Jessica Sauve. (Nancy Sauve)

Sisters swimming to the top

The Sauve sisters of Walpole — Danielle, Jessica, and Nicole — have built their friendly competition into college careers.

November 14 1987 / Gordie Lockbaum ' Holy Cross / Globe Staff photo by Barry Chin


ESPN flashes back to the inimitable Gordie Lockbaum

Holy Cross’s celebrated two-way phenom is revisited in a short film in the “30 for 30” series.

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) waves to fans as he leaves the field after they defeated Auburn 30-12 in the Iron Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)


Dissecting college football’s playoff system

Its strengths, flaws are in the eye of the beholder.

George Washington 77, Harvard 74

Harvard worn down by George Washington runs

The young Crimson dug a huge hole and came out of it, but eventually lost to the Colonials.

Running back Curtis Samuel (4) scored the winning touchdown in the second overtime as Ohio State beat Michigan on Saturday.

Ohio State remains No. 2 in College Football playoff ranking

The Buckeyes could be the first team selected to the final four without winning their conference.

Steve Addazio has led BC to bowl games in three of his first four seasons.

Boston College players never gave up on Steve Addazio

There was heat coming from outside the program this season, but faith on the inside.

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines argues a call on the sideline during the second half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)


Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh reprimanded for outburst

Harbaugh blasted the officiating after the Wolverines’ double-overtime loss to Ohio State.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - NOVEMBER 26: Running back Matt Colburn #22 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons slips a tackle by linebacker Matt Milano #28 of the Boston College Eagles during a carry in the first quarter of an NCAA football game on November 26, 2016 at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)


Boston College can only guess about its bowl destination

BC will find out Sunday where it’s are headed — Shreveport, Annapolis, or elsewhere.

LAHAINA, HI - NOVEMBER 23: Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels watches the action during the second half of the championship game against the Wisconsin Badgers of the Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center on November 23, 2016 in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)

Joe Sullivan | College Basketball

North Carolina looking like a national champion

Duke got all the preseason publicity, but the Tar Heels are playing better than anyone right now.

With coach Mark Helfrich at the helm, the Ducks missed a bowl for the first time since 2004.

College football notebook

Mark Helfrich’s status is uncertain at Oregon

The Oregon coach was preparing to head out to recruit while speculation swirled about his job security.

Devon Begley’s key 3-pointer and last-minute free throws helped push Northeastern past Kent State.


Northeastern rallies to defeat Kent State

Devon Begley’s free throws with 25 seconds left led the Huskies to a 73-70 victory.

New England College Football Roundup

UNH wins first-round playoff showdown with Lehigh

New Hampshire routed Lehigh, 64-21, in Durham, N.H.

The son of former Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe (above) will attempt to play football at Washington State as a walk on.

Drew Bledsoe’s son to walk on to Washington State football team

John Bledsoe, who led his team to an Oregon state title in 2015, announced his decision Friday.


BC surges past Northeastern in women’s hockey

The sixth-ranked Eagles recovered from a third-period deficit by scoring three unanswered goals.

Auburn defensive back Tray Matthews is too late getting to Jalen Hurts.


Alabama takes care of Auburn

Jalen Hurts threw for two touchdowns and ran for another for the top-ranked Crimson Tide.

Tom Herman is leaving Houston to coach Texas.


Texas hires Tom Herman to succeed Charlie Strong

Hours after firing Strong on Saturday, Texas said the University of Houston’s Herman would be its next football coach.

Boston College running back Myles Willis  headed toward the end zone in the first quarter.

boston college 17, wake forest 14

Boston College hangs on to beat Wake Forest

The Eagles are guaranteed a bowl berth after their 6-6 season.

Nov 26, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) scores against the Michigan Wolverines in the first overtime at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 30-27 in double overtime. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports


Ohio State tops Michigan in double overtime

The No. 2 Buckeyes beat the No. 3 Wolverines in one the greatest games in the epic rivalry.


UMass basketball edges Harvard

Donte Clark scored 29 points for the Minutemen in the nonconference win.