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Penn State safety Malik Golden (6) celebrated during the Nittany Lions’ upset victory over Ohio State.

College football notes: Ohio State knocked for a loop

The Buckeyes outgained Penn State, 413-276, and held the ball for almost 15 more minutes but lost, 24-21.

BU’s Jordan Greenway was tripped up as he tried to put a move on Quinnipiac goalie Andrew Shortridge.

Boston University 3, QUINNIPIAC 0

Terriers blank visiting Quinnipiac

Freshman Jake Oettinger’s second shutout in as many nights led BU to the win at Agganis Arena.

College hockey roundup: BC routs Holy Cross

Sophomore Casey Fitzgerald scored twice, and freshmen Mike Booth and Luke McInnis each recorded their first goals.

Penn State’s Brandon Bell went low to trip up Ohio State’s Dontre Wilson.

College football roundup: Penn State rallies to stun No. 2 Ohio State

Grant Haley returned a blocked field goal 60 yards for the deciding score in Penn State’s 24-21 victory.


Harvard football defeats Princeton in overtime

Harvard (3-0 Ivy League) is now tied with Penn for first place in league play.

BC quarterback Patrick Towles was wrapped up by Syracuse linebacker Parris Bennett.


Eagles extend ACC losing streak to 12 games

BC mustered just 287 yards of offense and struggled to convert on third down (4 of 13).

David Williams (33) and South Carolina had its biggest offensive output of the season.


UMass football loses to South Carolina

The Minutemen hung with the Gamecocks Saturday, but in the end the result was the same: another loss.


Freshmen propel BU hockey rout

The Terriers’ star-studded class combined for four goals and four assists Friday in a 7-0 thrashing of Sacred Heart at Agganis Arena.

BC set to retire Luke Kuechly’s number

The Eagles will honor their former star linebacker during halftime of Saturday’s game against Syracuse.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Cohasset’s Chris Haggerty led Mass Maritime to a thrilling 24-21 win over Westfield State Oct. 15.

Syracuse at Boston College | Saturday, 12:30 p.m.

Connor Strachan’s toughness a family trait

BC’s senior linebacker learned to play through pain early on as a youngster growing up in a football family.

Massachusetts head coach Mark Whipple talks to his players during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA football game against Mississippi State, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)


Self-destruction has been UMass’s pitfall

The Minutemen are determined not to beat themselves when they face South Carolina.

Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino answers questions during the team's annual NCAA college basketball media day, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, in Louisville Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

NCAA accuses Louisville over escort allegations

The governing body’s report says coach Rick Pitino failed to monitor former basketball staffer Andre McGee.

United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) 9.17.16 --- Parents Weekend --- Varsity Football against Catholic (PW).


Derek Victory does it all for Coast Guard

The senior quarterback was honored for throwing six TD passes in a wild win over Curry.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - MARCH 19: Siyani Chambers #1 of the Harvard Crimson reacts after a play against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on March 19, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Harvard looks to regain control with Siyani Chambers back

The Crimson were picked second in the Ivy League preseason poll.

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey could return to action this weekend.


Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey could return

McCaffrey, out since Oct. 8, could play Saturday against Colorado.

Mr. Marshall coached men’s hockey at the University of Connecticut for 25 years, taking the team into Division 1 competition. He is winningest coach in the team’s history.

Bruce Marshall, longtime UConn hockey coach; at 54

Mr. Marshall, the former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, remains the team’s winningest coach, with 339 career victories.

Highly touted recruit Wendell Carter Jr. is considering Harvard among his options.

Parents want top college basketball recruit to pick Harvard

Wendell Carter Jr. is expected to make his college choice in December, but his parents are hoping he picks the Crimson.

Boston College is trying to chase down a conference win — and a possible bowl berth.

BC hopes to end ACC losing streak vs. Syracuse

The Eagles have lost 11 consecutive conference games, but they’re favored Saturday against the Orange.

Upon receiving the NCAA Woman of the Year honor Sunday night in Indianapolis, recent MIT grad Margaret Guo said she was in “disbelief.”


NCAA’s Woman of the Year? MIT swimmer Margaret Guo

The fourth Division 3 athlete to be honored in 26 years, she was a five-time All-American with a perfect GPA.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the Republican Hindu Coalition, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Edison, N.J. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Amherst College senior pens post rejecting Trump’s ‘locker room talk’

“We do not know what locker room Donald Trump uses,” wrote David Lander. “It clearly doesn’t represent the one we use every day.”

Purdue coach Darrell Hazell was fired Sunday, even though he had two years left on his original six-year contract.

College football notes: Purdue fires Darrell Hazell

Hazell had the worst winning percentage (.220) of any Boilermakers coach in 95 years.

College hockey roundup: Northeastern men top Bentley

Zach Aston-Reese had two goals and two assists in the Huskies’ 7-3 victory.

BC women’s ice hockey team’s 51-game Hockey East streak snapped

Maine took the lead for good with 37 seconds remaining for a 3-2 victory.

UMass cornerback Jackson Porter wrapped up Lousiana Tech receiver Kam McKnight during the first half.

Louisiana Tech 56, UMass 28

Minutemen can’t keep up with Louisiana Tech

UMass fell to 1-6 after losing its Gillette Stadium season finale.

Holy Cross linebacker Brett Laurie punched the ball loose from Harvard receiver Brian Dunlap, forcing a fumble during the first half.


Harvard football suffers nonconference loss to Holy Cross

It was the Crimson’s first road loss to a nonconference opponent since 2011.

LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 14: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Louisville Cardinals runs with the ball during the game against the Duke Blue Devils at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on October 14, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)


Louisville holds off Duke

Duke remained winless in ACC play but gave Louisville more than it expected.


Spofford embraces field hockey, and life

The Babson College senior seems to take everything at full tilt.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Westford’s Olivia Antonelli had a field hockey week to remember for Worcester State.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Plymouth’s Nicole Borofski won the 5K at an Oct. 8 meet by 15 seconds.

Massachusetts running back Marquis Young (8) stiff arms Mississippi State defensive back Lashard Durr (25) as he runs for yardage during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. Mississippi State won 47-35. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Louisiana Tech at UMass | SATURDAY, 3:30 p.m. (NESN PLUS)

UMass hopes to rebound vs. Louisiana Tech

The Minutemen (1-5) enter Saturday’s contest looking to snap a three-game slide after suffering a 36-16 loss at Old Dominion last Friday.


Newton North grad defending the pitch at San Diego State

As a senior captain, Matt Callahan anchors a defensive unit that ranks among top Division 1 soccer teams.


Tufts takes its shot at tripping up Trinity

In a showdown of 3-0 NESCAC squads, Jumbos shoot for their first win in Hartford since 1998.

Yale apologizes for racist imagery on football program cover

The prestigious university used an image from 1944 showing a Yale player setting fire to a Native American’s clothing.


BC adds home-and-home football series with Missouri

The Eagles will host the Tigers in 2021 and travel to Missouri in 2024.

Georgia running back Nick Chubb (27) ran to daylight in a 28-14 victory at South Carolina Sunday, a Southeastern Conference game that was pushed back a day by Hurricane Matthew.

College football notes: Matthew led to ill winds in SEC

There was plenty of bluster between LSU and Florida when Saturday’s game was postponed indefinitely.

BU hockey coach Dave Quinn’s team kicked off its season with a 6-1 win over Colgate.


BU men’s hockey team wins season opener

A pair of goals by freshman Patrick Harper paced the fourth-ranked Terriers in a 6-1 victory over Colgate in Hamilton, N.Y.

Cambridge, MA - 10/08/2016 - Cornell Big Red quarterback Dalton Banks (7) scrambled out of the pocket and is brought down by Harvard Crimson linebacker Luke Hutton (35) during the first half. Harvard hosts Cornell in Ivy League football. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Michael Everett Cooke, Topic: 09Harvard-Cornell, LOID: 8.3.247044399.


Harvard football remains undefeated

The Crimson used three interceptions in a stifling defensive effort.


UMass football loses at Old Dominion

Marquis Young’s big game on the ground wasn’t enough for the Minutemen (1-5).

Chestnut Hill MA 10/7/16 Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson scoring a rushing touchdown gliding into the end zone leaving Boston College Eagles in his wake during first half action at Alumni Stadium on Friday October 7, 2016. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)

Clemson 56, BC 10

Roughed up by Clemson, BC loses 11th straight in ACC

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson (four TD passes) led the rout of BC.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 30: The North Carolina Tar Heels mens and womens lacrosse teams celebrate with both of their National Championship trophies after defeating the Maryland Terrapins in the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship at Lincoln Financial Field on May 30, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Tar Heels defeated the Terrapins 14-13. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Gillette to host 2017 NCAA women’s lacrosse championships

Both the women’s and men’s championships will be at the Foxborough venue.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

East Bridgewater’s Andrew Benson put up outstanding defensive numbers for Assumption College in a gridiron loss Oct. 1.

SINGER ISLAND, FL - OCTOBER 06: Waves crash ashore as Hurricane Matthew approaches the area on October 6, 2016 in Singer Island, Florida. The hurricane is expected to make landfall sometime this evening or early in the morning as a possible Category 4 storm. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Hurricane Matthew wreaks havoc on college football games

Fear of the damage the powerful storm may cause prompted two college football postponements.

Massachusetts tight end Adam Breneman (81) runs for a touchdown ahead of Boston College defensive back Isaac Yiadom (20) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

UMass gets an earlier shot at Old Dominion

Because of Hurricane Matthew, the Minutemen-Monarchs game will be Friday night, not Saturday.

Clemson kicker Ammon Lakip, right, tackles Boston College's Michael Walker (37) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)


BC confident it can give No. 3 Clemson a battle

“These are the games that you play for,” said Eagles defensive back Will Harris.

Harvard Head Football Coach Tim Murphy screams for a pass interference penalty after a pass was broken up near the goal line late in the second quarter. The Harvard Crimson traveled to Ithaca, NY to play their football game against the Cornell Big Red. (John Berry for The Boston Globe)


Cornell a new challenge for the Crimson

Sophmore QB Dalton Banks has the Cornell Big Red, off to a 3-0 start, riding wave of momentum into Harvard.

CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 01: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers warms up prior to the game against the Louisville Cardinals at Memorial Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)

No. 3 Clemson at BC | Friday, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

BC’s secondary wary of Deshaun Watson

Clemson’s strong-armed QB poses a deep threat to Eagles’ defense.

Sophomore Charlie McAvoy is a rugged defenseman at 6 feet 1 inch, 206 pounds.


Charlie McAvoy an impact player on BU blue line

The precocious Bruins draft pick is a dynamic skater with a physical element to his game.

UMass-Lowell is looking to make it back to another Hockey East championship game.


A team-by-team look at Hockey East

Here’s how the teams are shaping up this season.

Chris Garrison had five catches for 90 yards this season before his injury Saturday.


BC receiver Chris Garrison out indefinitely

The redshirt freshman fractured a bone in his left leg during Saturday’s win.