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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2016, file photo, Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino reacts to a question during a press conference in Louisville, Ky. Louisville's Athletic Association has officially fired coach Rick Pitino, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, nearly three weeks after the school acknowledged that its men's basketball program is being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Rick Pitino officially out as Louisville basketball coach

Pitino was unanimously ousted amid a federal bribery investigation into the basketball program.

Holy Cross coach Tom Gilmore sends out instructions late in the team's NCAA college football game against Connecticut on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in East Hartford, Conn. UConn won 27-20. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

Holy Cross parts ways with football coach after 14 seasons

Tom Gilmore, 53, took over the Crusaders in 2004 and were 72-81 overall with one Patriot League title

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) is pursued by Boston College linebacker Ty Schwab (10) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

College football notebook

After shocking loss to BC, Louisville looks for answers

Boston College barely outgained Heisman winner Lamar Jackson, who accounted for 512 of Louisville’s 625 yards

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 14: Josh Jacobs #8 of the Alabama Crimson Tide rushes away from Grant Morgan #31 of the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

College roundup

Fast start helps No. 1 Alabama rush past Arkansas

Damien Harris ran for 125 yards and two scores on just nine carries.

Allston, MA - 10/14/2017 - (1st Half) Harvard's Justice Shelton-Mosley (17) breaks several tackles en route to a opening kickoff return for touchdown against Lafayette Leopards in the first quarter. Harvard football hosts Lafayette at Harvard Stadium. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Nicholas Ironside, Topic: 15Lafayette-Harvard, LOID: 8.3.3994956500.


Harvard gets back on track, routs Lafayette

Charlie Booker III rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries.

Boston College running back AJ Dillon (2) crosses the goal line to score during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Louisville, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. Boston College won 45-42. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)


AJ Dillon rushes for 272 yards, leads BC past Louisville

The freshman RB scored four TDs, and Colton Lichtenberg’s field goal at the buzzer capped the Eagles’ wild upset.

Young BC hockey team falls to Wisconsin

Coach Jerry York saw cause for optimisim despite loss from team that isn’t skating any seniors.

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2017, file photo, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey, head of the NCAA infraction panel handling North Carolina's ongoing academic case, arrives at an NCAA hearing in Nashville, Tenn. Sankey says it's

North Carolina dodges penalties in academic fraud ruling

Decision ends 3½-year NCAA investigation into charges the school ran one of worst academic fraud schemes in history.

Season Ticket Podcast

A conversation with Boston College’s Martin Jarmond

Boston College’s new athletic director joined Chris Gasper to discuss the state of sports at The Heights.


Kole Kelly blossoming as golfer at Trinity

The Belmont High product takes pride in his accomplishments after years working on public courses.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Newton’s Chris Bornhorst helped Babson College’s golfers to the New England Collegiate Conference title Oct. 1.


Kacie Smith a field hockey powerhouse for Stonehill

The Norwood product keeps shattering offensive records.


GlobeSouth Noteworthy

Weymouth’s Lucas Rezende allowed just one


Globe North: Noteworthy performances

Haverhill’s Alli Lahiff earned North Atlantic Conference Player of the Week honors after logging 31 kills in three matches for Colby-Sawyer volleyball.


Nicole Woods has no regrets on narrowing her hockey field

The former Globe All Scholastic as a standout in both field hockey and ice hockey at Beverly High chose to play field hockey at the University of Louisville.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - NOVEMBER 05: Lamar Jackson #8 of Louisville carries the ball during the second quarter of a game against Boston College at Alumni Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

BC at Louisville | Saturday, 12:20 p.m. (ch. 38)

BC faces dual-threat QB in Louisville’s Lamar Jackson

The reigning Heisman winner will pose a problem after having a field day against the Eagles in last year’s 52-7 romp.

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Harvard vs. Lafayette football preview

The Crimson will be playing their 700th game at Harvard Stadium since it opened in 1903.


Framingham State’s Jaquan Harris earns honors

Senior ties NCAA Division 3 record with five interceptions against Fitchburg State.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - NOVEMBER 05: Lamar Jackson #8 of Louisville shakes hands with Head Coach Steve Addazio of Boston College following a game at Alumni Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

BC in for a challenge against Louisville’s Lamar Jackson

The Eagles will face the reigning Heisman Trophy winner Saturday on the road.

Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley looks to pass against Northwestern during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Penn State won 31-7. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)


Penn State moves up to No. 3 in AP Poll

Alabama and Clemson still maintain top two spots.

Virginia Tech's Travon McMillian (34) evades Boston College's John Lamot (28) oh his touch down run during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Boston, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


Virginia Tech defeats BC

The Eagles’ offense was limited to a field goal until Anthony Brown’s 25-yard touchdown reception late in the fourth quarter.

Iowa State linebacker Bobby McMillen III yells in celebration after his team's win over the Oklahoma in an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Iowa State defeated No. 3 Oklohoma 38-31. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)


Iowa State shocks No. 3 Oklahoma

The loss snapped Oklahoma's nation-leading 14-game winning streak and its 18-game run against the Cyclones that dated to 1990.


Harvard stunned by Cornell

The heavily favored Crimson hadn’t lost to Cornell in 12 years.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Stoughton’s Malachi Baugh set career highs in rushes and yardage in Stonehill College’s 45-21 win over Merrimack.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Littleton’s Alex McLauglin scored three touchdowns in Bridgewater State’s 28-9 win over Westfield State Sept. 30.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Lawrence’s Amari King led Worcester State volleyball to a 3-0 week.

Cambridge, MA - 9/23/2017 - (1st Half) Harvard Crimson running back Jack Stansell (87) dives for extra yardage as he is hit by Brown Bears cornerback Josh Greene (4), Harvard home opener vs. Brown. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Nicholas Ironside, Topic: 24Brown-Harvard, LOID: 8.3.3784712082.

Harvard-Cornell football preview

The Crimson (2-1, 0-1 Ivy) are coming off a 41-2 rout of Georgetown last weekend.

Boston MA 9/30/17 Boston College Eagles AJ Dillon scores a 14 yerd rushing touchdown against Central Michigan Chippewas during first half action at Alumni Stadium. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: BC pics Reporter: Julian Benbow

AJ Dillon carries over his success from prep school to BC

The former Lawrence Academy running back had a breakout game against Central Michigan

Foxborough, MA - 12/03/2016 - Duxbury Dragons quarterback Bobby Maimaron (10) carries the ball into the Falmouth end zone for a touchdown against Shrewsbury. MIAA Super Bowls: Division 2 Shrewsbury vs. Duxbury at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Trevor Hass, Topic: 04HS Super Bowls, LOID: 8.3.862095835.


Duxbury’s Bobby Maimaron named NFF Chapter Scholar-Athlete

Williams College freshman QB is one of five recipients from National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 04: Sylvia Fowles #34 of the Minnesota Lynx rebounds against Candace Parker #3 and Odyssey Sims #1 of the Los Angeles Sparks during the second quarter of Game Five of the WNBA Finals on October 4, 2017 at Williams in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Sports Log

Sylvia Fowles leads Minnesota Lynx to fourth WNBA title

Fowles scored 17 points and broke her WNBA Finals record with 20 rebounds in the Lynx’ 85-76 victory over the LA Sparks.

Fund set up to aid injured Harvard football player

The Benson M. Abercombie ’21 Fund is also intended to assist future Harvard student-athletes who suffer severe injuries.

Boston MA 9/30/17 Boston College Eagles (l to r) Lukas Denis, Kevin Bletzer and Michael Walker team up to gang tackle Central Michigan Chippewas Mark Chapman during second half action at Alumni Stadium. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: BC pics Reporter: Julian Benbow

BC has a large score to settle with Virginia Tech

The Hokies crushed the Eagles last year, 49-0, and the rematch is Saturday in Chestnut Hill.

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts runs the ball against Mississippi during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

College football notebook

No. 1 Alabama on an impressive roll

The No. 1 Crimson Tide have scored at least 50 points in four of its last five SEC games,

Massachusetts Brennon Dingle (10) leaps up to make the catch in the end zone as Ohio's Jalen Fox defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Amherst, Mass. (J. Anthony Roberts/The Republican via AP)


Ohio outlasts winless UMass, 58-50, in shootout

Andrew Ford passed for 290 yards and five TD passes but the Minutemen dropped to 0-6.

Wisconsin's Chris Orr sacks Northwestern's Clayton Thorson during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin won 33-24. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)


Wisconsin holds off Northwestern

The 10th-ranked Badgers’ defense came up big down the stretch.

Harvard 41, Georgetown 2

Harvard drops hammer on Georgetown

The Crimson ran away with a nonleague victory in the nation’s capital.

Boston MA 9/30/17 Boston College Eagles AJ Dillon celebrates his 14 yerd rushing touchdown with teammate Ben Glines (#19) against Central Michigan Chippewas during first half action at Alumni Stadium. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: BC pics Reporter: Julian Benbow


BC runs to easy win over Central Michigan

A.J. Dillon ran for 120 yards and a score and Jon Hilliman (3 TDs) helped the Eagles end a three-game losing streak.

FILE - In this March 18, 2015, file photo, the NCAA logo is at center court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, for the NCAA college basketball second and third round games. The NCAA is moving toward reforming transfer rules. There is much work to be done and any drastic changes are likely a few years away. New transfer rules will be rooted in academics, and could give higher achieving students more freedom while limiting who might be less likely to graduate if they switch schools.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Bob Ryan

The state of college sports has become a national embarrassment

There is massive cheating in the form of bribery and the only people who are shocked are those who weren’t paying attention.

File-This photo taken March 27, 2017, shows Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) dribbling during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. Westbrook has yet to sign an extension, but the reigning league MVP said Oklahoma City is where he wants to be and he is “happy” about the offseason additions of superstars Carmelo Anthony and Paul George. “I love it here,” he said. “I like where I'm at, and I like where our team is at.”(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)


Thunder’s Russell Westbrook signs extension

The reigning NBA MVP will get $205 million over five years to remain in Oklahoma City.


Martinez makes it work on, off the pitch

Chelsea’s Denis Martinez is junior captain of a UMass Boston soccer squad looking for a third straight Little East Conference tournament championship.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Duxbury’s MacKenzie Bright, a Tufts volleyball player, was named New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Week.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Arlington’s Katja Dunlap scored an overtime goal that gave Hamilton College a 1-0 soccer win over Trinity Sept. 16.

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GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

North Andover’s Brian Pinho will serve as the 100th captain for Providence College’s ice hockey team.


Bettez hits her stride at Tufts

Tufts cross country runner Natalie Bettez has come a long way as an athlete since her Nashoba Regional days.

Cambridge, MA - 9/23/2017 - (1st Half) Harvard Crimson safety Tanner Lee (36) celebrates as he returns an interception for a pick six touchdown during the first half. Harvard home opener vs. Brown. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Nicholas Ironside, Topic: 24Brown-Harvard, LOID: 8.3.3784712082.

Harvard vs. Georgetown football preview

Coming off a win over Brown, the Crimson travel to RFK Stadium in Washington Saturday.

Tennessee defensive back Emmanuel Moseley (12) tackles Massachusetts wide receiver Andy Isabella (23) during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Knoxville, Tenn. (Clavin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Ohio-UMass football preview

The 0-5 Minutemen return home after last week’s near upset at Tennessee.

Northern Illinois' Spencer Tears catches a pass as he takes a hit from Boston College's Connor Strachan during an NCAA college football game Friday, Sep. 1, 2017, in DeKalb, Ill. (Matthew Apgar/Daily Chronicle via AP)

BC’s Connor Strachan is out for season with knee injury

Another linebacker, Max Richardson, is also out indefinitely with a knee injury.

Boston University defenseman Charlie McAvoy (7) skates to forward Clayton Keller (19) after scoring during the second overtime of an NCAA West Regional college hockey game against North Dakota, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Fargo, N.D. Boston U won 4-3. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


In college hockey recruiting, it’s not always wise to reach for the stars

The top-notch talent tends to leave for the pros quickly, and that interrupts team-building.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 9/16/2017 - (4th quarter) Boston College Eagles quarterback Anthony Brown (13). Boston College Eagles vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 17Notre Dame-BC, LOID:8.3.3714110596.


Anthony Brown is showing enough to give BC hope

The freshman quarterback is gaining experience and poise as he goes, even if the results aren’t there yet.

Boston University goaltender Jake Oettinger makes a save against Northeastern during the first period at Agganis Arena in Boston, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. (Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe)

A look at the Hockey East teams for the 2017-18 season

Boston University looks like the team to beat, but Lowell and Providence will challenge,