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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer stands along the sideline during the first half of the team's Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Indianapolis. The investigation of how Meyer handled domestic violence accusations against an assistant has drawn attention to his contractual obligation to report violations of Ohio State’s sexual misconduct policy. It’s a type of specificity becoming increasingly common in college athletic contracts, especially for highly paid coaches who are standard-bearers for their universities. Sports law experts say such provisions clarify expectations for those employees and can make it easier for schools to fire them without compensation if they fall short. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

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Urban Meyer’s fate at Ohio State may come down to meeting on Wednesday

The Buckeyes’ football coach has been the subject of an investigation into the handling of domestic-abuse allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith.

Boston College head coach Steve Addazio answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

BC’s Steve Addazio puts a premium on momentum in scheduling

The Eagles’ early football slate appears to be tilted in their favor, and that is not an accident.

Yale's Zane Dudek #33 in action against Harvard during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, November 18, 2017 in New Haven, CT. Yale won the game 24-3 and won their first outright Ivy League title since 1980. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Yale is preseason pick in Ivy football; Harvard third

Yale is going for back-to-back Ivy League titles for the first time since 1981.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates beating the Georgia Bulldogs in overtime to win the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Alabama won 26-23. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Alabama is No. 1 in AP’s preseason Top 25 football rankings

This is the third straight year the Crimson Tide have been the top-ranked team in the preseason poll.

Tennessee's Candace Parker (3) drives past Connecticut's Brittany Hunter for a shot in the second half of the Connecticut-Tennessee basketball game in Hartford, Conn., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007. Tennessee defeated Connecticut, 70-64, with Parker scoring 30 points to be high scorer for her team and for the game. (AP Photo/Bob Child) Library Tag 01072007 Sports

The UConn-Tennessee rivalry is back on

The two teams will face off for the first time since 2007 in a home-and-home series starting in 2019-20.

Head football coach DJ Durkin is under fire at Maryland.

SPORTS LOG

Maryland places football head coach on leave

The program is under investigation because of allegations of abuse that came to light following the death of a player on the practice field.

Chestnut Hill-08/11/2018 BC football held a scrimmage at their new indoor practice field next to Alumni Stadium. qb Matt McDonald makes a throw. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Young quarterbacks impress in BC’s first preseason scrimmage

With Anthony Brown working his way back from knee surgery, sophomore EJ Perry and redshirt freshman Matt McDonald took most of Saturday’s snaps.

Urban Meyer at a Big Ten news conference last month in Chicago.

TARA SULLIVAN

Urban Meyer is not the victim at Ohio State

The victim. Let’s make sure we remember who that is. In this case, it’s Courtney Smith, not the coach.

Salve Regina investigating alleged hazing of football players

The university received a complaint from a parent about inappropriate conduct by upperclassmen.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 09/12/15 - (1st half) A first half pass intended for Boston College Eagles freshman wide receiver Elijah Robinson is just beyond his reach as he is defended by Howard Bison defensive back Kenneth Russ (28) on the play. the Boston College Eagles take on the Howard Bison at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Michael Vega, Topic: 13Howard-BC, LOID: 8.1.3204990632.

These BC players went from throwing the football to catching it

Converted quarterbacks bring certain advantages as receivers, the Eagles are finding.

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 22: Tyler Davis #34 of the Texas A&M Aggies goes up for a shot against Isaiah Livers #4 of the Michigan Wolverines in the second half in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament West Regional at Staples Center on March 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

NCAA reforms seem self-serving. Who benefits remains to be seen

On the surface, the new policies appear to be a step in the right direction, but questions remain.

FILE - In this March 30, 2017, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert answers a question at a news conference in Glendale, Ariz. Emmert is hopeful the scandal roiling college basketball will lead to major rule changes, but schools paying players is likely a nonstarter. In a 45-minute phone interview with The Associated Press, Emmert said he expects a commission to reform college basketball to put forth proposals that could modernize NCAA rules on player-agent relationships, address the NBAs one-and-done rule and devise new ways to handle contentious and high-profile enforcement cases. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

NCAA adopts college basketball reforms for draft, recruiting

Players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to college as part of sweeping changes in the wake of a corruption scandal.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 27: Tommy Sweeney #89 of the Boston College Eagles is chased by Amani Hooker #27 of the Iowa Hawkeyes during the second half of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 27, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Iowa Hawkeyes won 27-20. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Sudden-change situations have been a priority for BC since spring practice

The challenge for the coaching staff was to come up with a way to prepare for the moments that inevitably swing games.

Chestnut Hill, MA--7/25/2018-- Boston College football coach Steve Addazio addresses reporters inside the new Fish Field House at Boston College. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: BC Reporter:

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BC’s Steve Addazio, AD Martin Jarmond knew ex-Ohio State football assistant

Eagles coach worked with Zach Smith at Florida on Urban Meyers’ staff, then hired him as a receivers coach at Temple in 2011.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 10/27/2017 - (2nd quarter) Boston College Eagles running back AJ Dillon (2) breaks loose for a long run for a first down leaving a host of Florida State Seminoles defenders in his wake. Boston College hosts Florida State at Alumni stadium. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 28BC-Florida State, LOID:8.3.4153954472.

For BC’s A.J. Dillon, improving is tops on his to-do list

The Eagles’ football team gets back to work on first day of preseason practices.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer watches his team's NCAA college spring football game Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

FRIDAY’S SPORTS LOG

Urban Meyer insists he followed protocols in fired assistant’s case

The Ohio State football coach said he wasn’t forthright in discussing Zach Smith’s case this week, but handled the situation properly at the time.

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Bentley’s Ryan Berardino of Sudbury is having a strong season at the plate in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.

FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Ohio Setate coach Urban Meyer watches the NCAA college football team's spring game in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State has placed Meyer on paid administrative leave while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of abuse against an assistant coach years before he was fired last week. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Sports Log

Urban Meyer faces mounting scrutiny at Ohio State

Football coach put on paid administrative leave from his $7.6 million job for failing to report former assistant coach’s domestic abuse of ex-wife.

Urban Meyer is heading into his seventh season at Ohio State, where he is 73-8 with a national title in 2014.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer put on leave

An investigation has been opened into claims that Meyer’s wife knew about allegations of domestic violence against an assistant coach years before he was fired last week.

SYRACUSE, NY - NOVEMBER 25: AJ Dillon #2 of the Boston College Eagles celebrates a touchdown during the first quarter that makes the score 14-7 Boston College leading Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome on November 25, 2017 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Here are the watch lists Boston College football players are on

Zach Allen, Lukas Denis, and A.J. Dillon are among the Eagles on awards watch lists for 2018.

University of North Carolina coach Larry Fedora’s views on football and CTE seem to be unfounded.

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

Larry Fedora’s comments prove football is bad for the brain

The UNC football coach is skeptical that football causes CTE and he’s afraid both game and country will suffer if rules are changed.

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar sits during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, halted payments from a $10 million fund it set up for counseling services for victims of now-imprisoned former sports doctor amid concerns about possible fraudulent claims. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Michigan State halts payments to Larry Nassar’s abuse victims

School raised concerns of fraudulent claims after $1.1 million distributed from $10 million settlement fund.

Michael Thorbjornsen holds the trophy after winning the Championship during the final round at the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. on Saturday, July 21, 2018. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll)

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Wellesley’s Michael Thorbjornsen registered a 1-up victory in the 36-hole final of the US Junior Amateur tournament.

Dartmouth student sues school over baseball injury

Colton French claimed the school was negligent for loss of vision in his right eye after he was struck in 2016 while throwing batting practice from behind a screen.

Chestnut Hill, MA--7/25/2018-- Boston College football coach Steve Addazio addresses reporters inside the new Fish Field House at Boston College. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: BC Reporter:

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Boston College unveils $52.6 million indoor practice facility

No longer a dream, BC’s state-of-the-art Fish Field House will allow program to remain on par with rest of Atlantic Coast Conference.

Ms. Portland cut down the net in celebration of Penn State’s Big Ten regular season championship in 2003 after defeating Wisconsin in State College, Pa.

Former Penn State women’s basketball coach Rene Portland dies at 65

Ms. Portland, who won 693 games at Colorado and Penn State, coached the Lady Lions to their first No. 1 ranking and Final Four appearance.

UMaine football player collapses and dies during preseason workout

Darius Minor, 18, from Locust Grove, Va., was one of 17 first-year students participating in the light workout.

Boston-11/11/17- BC vs NC State- BC's running back AJ Dillon breaks away from NC State, to run for a long 2nd qtr touchdown. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

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Boston College running back A.J. Dillon named ACC preseason Player of the Year

The sophomore running back led a contingent of four BC selections to all-conference squad.

Boston College head coach Steve Addazio answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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Boston College picked fourth in ACC’s preseason football poll

Predicted finish in ACC’s Atlantic Division a reflection of Steve Addazio’s most experienced, if not talented, squad during his tenure.

Hoover, Al.--July 2, 2018-- Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff---Ben Abercrombie, the Harvard football player who was paralyzed in his first game as a freshman last September undergoes rehab at his house with Chelsea Henderson, a personal trainer.

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Paralyzed Harvard football player Ben Abercrombie is fighting his way back

Paralyzed in his first football game, he calls on his spirit to persevere in his rehab.

Boston College head coach Steve Addazio answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

BC football notebook

Steve Addazio ‘jacked’ by new indoor facility

BC’s state-of-the-art practice field house gives Eagles “a training facility that I think is elite,” Addazio said.

Boston College's Zach Allen answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

BC Football

Zach Allen hopes to follow in Harold Landry’s footsteps

Eagles’ defensive end remodeled his frame by following the same nutrition plan as Landry.

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

ACC Football

BC’s A.J. Dillon among Doak Walker Award nominees

After rushing for a BC freshman-record 1,589 yards, the 6-foot, 240-pound sophomore will contend for nation’s best running back.

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2013, file photo, inductee Gabe Rivera, from Texas Tech, is recognized during the National Football Foundation enshrinement ceremony in Atlanta. Rivera, a Texas Tech Ring of Honor member known by fans as “Señor Sack” throughout his Red Raider career, passed away late Monday night, July 16, 2018, Texas Tech announced Tuesday. He was 57. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Gabe Rivera, lineman paralyzed in crash, dies at 57

Mr. Rivera, whose career was ended by a car crash in his NFL rookie season, was nicknamed “Senor Sack.’’

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 18: Detroit Lions fans gather outside of Ford Field prior to an NFL game between the Detroit Lions and the Tennessee Titans on September 18, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

The Lions in the Super Bowl, a .400 hitter in a season, and other sports dreams I’d like to see become reality

Here is my updated Sports Bucket List.

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Westborough’s Kylie Bradley, an all-conference soccer player at Maine Maritime, was nominated by the North Atlantic Conference for its Woman of the Year Award.

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.

BC quarterback Anthony Brown nearly ready after knee surgery

His redshirt freshman season was cut short in a game against N.C. State last November.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Right time for Don Herman’s return as Martha’s Vineyard football coach

After two years

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Weymouth’s Kelcie Finn, Trinity College’s leading scorer in both women’s ice and field hockey, is a nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year.

Oregon State pitcher Kevin Abel reacts after he threw a complete game shut out and his team beat Arkansas 5-0 in Game 3 to win the NCAA College World Series baseball finals, Thursday, June 28, 2018, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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Oregon State beats Arkansas to win College World Series

Freshman Kevin Abel retired the last 20 batters to help Oregon State win its third national championship.

NEW HAVEN, CT - NOVEMBER 18: Malcolm Dixon #1 of the Yale Bulldogs reacts after scoring a touchdown in the first half of a game against the Harvard Crimson at the Yale Bowl on November 18, 2017 in New H (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

SPORTS LOG

Kickoff time for Harvard-Yale at Fenway Park will be noon

The storied ballpark will play host to the Ivy League rivals in the 135th edition of “The Game” Nov. 17.

Chris Herren Jr. to play for BC men’s basketball in 2018-19

Herren’s father, the former Durfee star, played one season at BC (1994-95) before transferring to Fresno State.

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 03: Venus Williams of The United States and partner Serena Williams in conversation during their ladies doubles fourth round match againstAndreja Klepac of Slovenia and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain during day eight of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

SHIRA SPRINGER I FAIR PLAY

Here are nine changes that would be good for women’s sports

Let’s start with a name change for the World Cup, and then also consider pregnancy rules, cheerleading teams, and more.

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Peperell’s Tyler McLaren, a SHNU magna cum laude graduate and cross country runner, was named the Northeast-10 Man of the Year.

This photo shows 1978 employment application information for Dr. Richard Strauss, from Ohio State University’s personnel files reviewed by The Associated Press. Strauss, who died in 2005, and is now accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at the university, once said he acted as a team physician elsewhere. But most of the universities he listed as former employers won't say if they're reviewing either potential connections or whether concerns were raised about him. (Ohio State University via AP)

Sports Log

Ex-Ohio State doctor accused of sexual misconduct was Harvard fellow

Richard Strauss, who committed suicide in 2005, had been a research fellow at Harvard Medical School in 1975-77.

Boston-11/11/17- BC vs NC State- BC's running back AJ Dillon breaks away from NC State, to run for a long 2nd qtr touchdown. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

What to look for from BC football in 2018

Star running back A.J. Dillon is thinking big again, but the Eagles do have some question marks.

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Westwood’s Kyle Darrow, a Northeastern long jumper, earned first team All-American honors at the NCAA Track and Field Championships June 7.

Ms. Donovan coached the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun from 2013 to 2015.

Basketball Hall of Famer Anne Donovan dies at 56

Ms. Donovan was a 6-foot-8 Olympic gold medalist who later coached both in college and the WNBA.

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A hot stretch at the plate by Sudbury’s Scott Holzwasser helped Northeastern qualify for the Division 1 NCAA Tournament.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Jake Farrell a force in Northeastern return

The former Xaverian Brothers athlete led the school’s baseball team at the plate.