For BU hockey, there is life after Jack Eichel

Senior forward Mike Moran (left) and freshman forward Ryan Cloonan are part of a BU program on an upswing.

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The Hobey Baker winner is irreplaceable, but the Terriers don’t expect to be in rebuilding mode.

// BC’s Thaddius Smith grabs his coach’s attention vs. Duke

Smith’s breakthrough effort at Duke — including a 66-yard TD catch — caught the eye of Steve Addazio.


// BC’s Steve Addazio sticking with two-quarterback system

That’s the coach’s plan for the foreseeable future as the Eagles attempt to rebound from a loss at Duke.

LSU running back Leonard Fournette, 20, a true sophomore, has had three consecutive 200-plus-yard games.

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Too bad LSU’s Leonard Fournette can’t enter 2016 NFL Draft

The running back is only two years removed from high school, but he looks ready for the big boys.

College Football Notebook:

// No. 1 Ohio State struggling against weaker opponents

The Buckeyes are 101st in the country in turnover margin at minus-4 after three giveaways and no takeaways in Saturday’s win at Indiana.

DUKE 9, BC 7

// BC drops sloppy game to Duke

With a chance to go ahead late, the Eagles (3-2) missed a 45-yard field goal attempt.


// UMass beats Florida International for first win

Blake Frohnapfel threw for 363 yards and three TDs, and Tajae Sharpe had a program-record 15 receptions.

// Depleted BC will lean on defense, special teams vs. Duke

A defensive struggle looms Saturday as the Eagles play their first road game of the season.


Coach Mike DeLong picks up 200th career win as Springfield edges Union

Jake Eglintine rushed for 174 yards and Blake Heller nailed two field goals in the Pride’s 20-17 win.

Harvard 45, Georgetown 0

Harvard rolls over Georgetown

Paul Stanton ran for 113 yards as the Crimson won their 17th straight.

// OT field goal was a triumphant moment for Tufts and its kicker

Willie Holmquist missed last season with a blood clot, and the Jumbos hadn’t won on the road in six years.

// Torey Lovullo’s son managing nicely as Holy Cross’s shortstop

Nick Lovullo, who was drafted by the Red Sox and has major league aspirations, shares his father’s love of the game.


Sports Log: Louisville basketball investigating escort service claims

The University of Louisville has launched an investigation into allegations that former Cardinals staffer Andre McGee paid an escort service to provide sex for recruits.

// BC turns to Tyler Rouse to carry the load in backfield

The injury to Jon Hilliman means the junior running back will be counted on heavily in the Boston College offense.

// UMass football looking for first win

Saturday’s matchup with Florida International is one game UMass can’t afford to lose.

// ECAC first to offer NCAA sports for adaptive athletes

The conference will be the first to offer NCAA-sanctioned events for athletes with mobility impairments.

BC hockey’s Haley Skarupa high on any list

She is the kind of player who values championships more than individual accolades.

UMass basketball lands Springfield standout Chris Baldwin

Baldwin, a 6-foot-8-inch power forward, is currently playing for Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg.