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Coach Steve Addazio leaned on the nation’s top-ranked defense during a 3-9 campaign in 2015.


Steve Addazio has learned from the mistakes of last year’s futile season

BC’s coach has more experience at QB, including Kentucky transfer Patrick Towles.

FILE - In this March 1, 2016, file photo, David Benedict listens as he is introduced as the University of Connecticut's new athletic director during a news conference in Storrs, Conn. UConn's new athletic director says he's waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level in the school before reaching out with an official pitch to join the conference. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

UConn waiting to hear from Big 12

Athletic director David Benedict said school is interested in being evaluated for possible Big 12 expansion.

Pace Academy's Wendell Carter Jr (22) passes the bal during the Class AA boys basketball championship at the Macon Coliseum Friday, March 4, 2016 in Macon, Ga. (Kent D. Johnson/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT


Harvard is on the short list of this top hoops recruit

Ranked No. 2 among high schoolers, Wendell Carter Jr. is already popping up in NBA mock drafts for 2018.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Amesbury’s Robert Hollinger recorded a 22-second victory in the Mass. State Triathlon held July 10 in Winchendon.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Dedham High grad Ellen Masalsky captured the gold medal in the javelin at the Bay State Summer Games.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Lincoln’s Ryan Wolfsberg is hitting NECBL-best .381 for the New Bedford Bay Sox.


Globe South: Noteworthy performances

Canton’s Jayson King has resigned as head coach of the Franklin Pierce University baseball team, and will be the associate head coach at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., next year.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

A Williams College grad was nominated by the New England Small College Athletic Conference for NCAA Woman of the Year.


Oklahoma State basketball player dies during workout

Tyrek Coger, a 21-year-old transfer, collapsed and died of undisclosed causes.

Commissioner John Swofford announces an ACC/ESPN Network during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)


ACC Network to launch in 2019

The media agreement with ESPN runs through 2035-36.

The multipurpose arena will be built on Bentley’s South Campus.

Finally, a rink at Bentley for the Falcons to call home

A multipurpose arena will soon breathe new life into the Waltham campus.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw walks in the dugout before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Saturday, June 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


Back surgery a possibility for Dodgers’ Kershaw

The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner suffered a setback over the weekend.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Salem State University outfielder Macdaniel Singleton is hitting .320 with eight doubles for the North Shore Navigators of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 1999, file photo, Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, right, poses with his defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky during Penn State Media Day at State College, Pa. Penn State President Eric Barron is decrying new allegations in a letter Sunday, May 8, 2016, that former coach Paterno was told that Sandusky had sexually abused a child as early as 1976 and that assistant coaches witnessed the abuse of other children. (AP Photo/Paul Vathis, File)

New documents indicate Paterno knew of Sandusky abuse in ’76

A man testified in 2014 that Penn State football coach Joe Paterno ignored his complaints of a sexual assault in 1976.

10sonoteworthy - Former Babson baseball player Trevor Boyce. (Babson College)


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Brandeis sophomore Emily Bryson of Quincy was the second-fastest female in the Hingham Road Race on July 4.

Connecticut College swimmer Mike Fothergill of Medford, Mass. Credit: Connecticut College 10nonoteworthy


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Connecticut College rising senior swimmer Mike Fothergill of Medford was named to the Scholar All-America team.

Coach Ryan McCarthy, (third from left) will be coaching the Northeast baseball team in the upcoming Bay State Games for the 15th straight year, shown here with three of his players, Quin Stott (Newburyport High) Brian Hadden (Newburyport High) and Christian O'Brien (Triton) on Tuesday July 5, 2016. McCarthy is the head baseball coach at Triton Regional High School. Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe


Triton Regional baseball coach beaming in Bay State dugout

Ryan McCarthy has guided the Northeast squad since 2002. This summer, he will coach his stepson for the first time in the Games.

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, speaking during minicamp last month, said Wednesday that he believes BC football coach Steve Addazio is “moving things in the right direction.”

Matt Ryan, Luke Kuechly see brighter days ahead for BC football

The NFL stars, who will have their numbers retired at the Heights, expect improvement from the Eagles in 2016.

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) speaks to the media at the conclusion of an NFL football practice in Flowery Branch, Ga. Tuesday, June 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

BC to retire jerseys of Matt Ryan, Luke Kuechly

The Falcons quarterback and Panthers linebacker will be honored at separate games at Alumni Stadium this fall.

03SONoteworthies - Springfield College soccer player Brooke Hattinger. (Springfield College)


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Quincy’s Matt Rodriguez is hitting .463 for first-place Al Thomas Athletics in the Yawkey League.

03wenoteworthy - Norfolk's Nadia Lawrence. (handout)


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Shrewsbury’s Mike Coggeshall is hitting .441 for the Worcester Bravehearts in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: (L-R) Desiree Linden, Shalene Flanagan and Amy Cragg celebrate after qualifing for the Women's Olympic Team in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon on February 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images)


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Marblehead native Shalane Flanagan broke her own American record for 10 kilometers in Sunday’s BAA 10K.

Boston 01/11/14 Umass-Lowell vs Northeastern at Frozen Fenway- Northeastern's Colton Saucerman congratulates teammate Braden Pimm who scored a 2nd period goal to put NU up 1-0. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(sports)

Frozen Fenway will make a return in 2017

Four Hockey East matchups are scheduled for January, and other college and high school games are in the works.

Intensity on the sidelines was a trademark of late Tennessee icon Pat Summitt.

Local coaches recall Pat Summitt as role model and leader

Bentley’s Barbara Stevens and Harvard’s Kathy Delaney-Smith shared memories of the legendary coach.

Rachel G. Bowers and Pat Summitt at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville.

Rachel G. Bowers

Lessons Pat Summitt taught me

Watching the legendary women’s basketball coach taught one young fan about a lot more than basketball.

Ms. Summitt coached the Lady Vols for 38 seasons, winning 1,098 games, more than any Division 1 basketball coach.

Tennessee coaching legend Pat Summitt dies at 64

Summitt recorded more victories than any other coach — male or female — in NCAA Division 1 history.

Legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt won 1,098 games.

Tennessee coaching legend Pat Summitt dies at 64

Summitt recorded more victories than any other coach — male or female — in NCAA Division 1 history.

Pat Summitt won eight national championships and 1,098 games in her tenure as Tennessee’s head coach.

Past few days ‘difficult’ for former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt

Amid reports of Summitt’s failing health, her family issued a statement Sunday asking for prayers.

Former Baylor coach Art Briles went 65-37 in eight seasons with the formerly downtrodden program.

Art Briles officially out amid scandal at Baylor

Baylor and Briles officially parted ways Friday, a month after Briles had been put on leave by the school.

26wenoteworthy - Worcester State athlete Francesca Casasanta (Worcester State University)


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

A bronze medalist for the synchronized skating Lexettes, Lexington’s Katie Melsky received an Athlete Ambassador Award from US Figure Skating

26socatch- Walpole High girls' softball coach Rachel Sprague. (Christine Cochrane)


Drilled for success, Walpole softball coach focuses on the basics

Rachel Sprague takes lessons learned at Duxbury High and Bridgewater State to the Rebel diamond.

Boston Globe all-scholastic, Erick Duffy, track, North Andover High School. Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

North Andover High junior Erick Duffy soared to a sixth-place finish in the pole vault at the New Balance Outdoor National Track & Field meet.

26wecatch- Former Algonquin softball player Katey Palumbo. (Family handout)


Former Algonquin All-America shortstop now has a world view

A .539 career hitter for the T-Hawks, Katey Palumbo is now director of international programs at Worcester State.

26wecollege- Wheaton College pitcher Eric Dumas. (Wheaton College)


Brookline’s Eric Dumas a savior in return to Wheaton diamond

A year after Tommy John surgery, senior righthander paced Division 3 in saves while compiling a .40 ERA.

26nocollege- Hulerie McGuffie. (UMass Boston)


In final race as a collegian, Lynn Classical grad sprints to NCAA title

A nine-time All-American at UMass Boston, Hulerie McGuffie registered second-fastest 400-meter clocking in Division 3.

Former Vanderbilt University football player Brandon Vandenburg (right) listened to proceedings Saturday during his rape trial.

Former Vanderbilt football player convicted of rape

It took jurors a little more than four hours of deliberation before finding Brandon Vandenburg guilty on five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery.

Providence, R.I-June 10/11, 2016-Globe Staff Photo by Stan Grossfeld--Father's and son's overnight basketball camp run by Providence basketball coach Ed Cooley at Providence College.


A basketball camp where fathers and sons connect

Providence coach Ed Cooley has a special mission, born from his own difficult upbringing.

19sonoteworthy- Erin Carberry of Milton. (Stonehill College)


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Union College senior lefthander Jake Fishman of Sharon was selected in the 30th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.

19socollege- Boston College shortstop Johnny Adams. (Joshua McCoy/BC Athletics)


Walpole’s Adams was Johnny on the spot for BC baseball

The Most Outstanding Player of the Oxford Regional, he started all 57 games at shortstop for 35-22 Eagles.

19socatch- Former Marshfield High lacrosse player Sean Morris (right) with Foxborough native Sean Lowrie of Duke. (handout)


From Marshfield High to Laxachusetts, he’s passionate about lax

A two-time All-American at UMass who played professionally, Sean Morris is all about growing the game with high character players.

19wenoteworthy- Newton's Mike Dreese. (Billy Black)


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Two-time NCAA Division 2 400-meter champion Carly Muscaro of Ashland was tabbed NE-10 Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year.

19wecatch- Former Wayland High/UConn track star Jessi Foreman. (UConn)


From Wayland High to UConn, Jessi Foreman was on fast track to stardom

A 12-season starter in high school and two-time state sprint champion, she is planning her own September wedding.

19wecollege- Wellesley High grad Tim Superko, a pitcher at Tufts University. (Tufts)


Wellesley’s Tim Superko a striking presence on mound for Tufts

Junior lefthander compiled a 5-0 mark in the Jumbos run to Division 3 regional final.

19nonoteworthy- Trinity College rower Sarah Beckmann. (Trinity College)


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Winchester’s Conor Sheary netted four goals and six assists in the playoff run for the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.

19nocollege- Colby College track athlete Alanna McDonough. (Colby College)


Andover’s Alanna McDonough put together quite a run at Colby

Governor’s Academy grad earns Division 3 All-American honors in her final race, the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

19nocatch- Former Lynnfield athlete Jimmy Motzkin and his family. (Family handout)


Lynnfield’s Jimmy Motzkin tackled a new challenge at RPI

Former two-sport stalwart utilizes life skills he learned through athletics as VP of JRM Hauling & Recycling in Peabody

Mr. Mason, who won 924 games, led Michigan State to an NCAA title in 1986.

Ron Mason, 76, college hockey coaching giant

Mr. Mason coached for 36 seasons at Michigan State and retired as the winningest coach in college hockey.

Charlie McAvoy (right) is the sixth ranked North American skater, according to NHL Central Scouting.

First round of NHL draft could yield BU bounty

Four players who have either committed to Boston University or are already Terriers could be selected in the first round this year.

Yale’s heavyweight eight celebrated what they thought was a victory over Harvard.


Harvard boat sinks, regatta vs. Yale ruled no contest

By the time the Crimson reached the half-mile buoy, the team’s boat was sinking.

BC and Miami players got heated after a Hurricanes grand slam in the seventh inning.


BC eliminated from NCAA Super Regional in testy fashion

Miami’s Edgar Michelangeli homered twice and nearly sparked a brawl in the deciding game of the Super Regional.