Wade and BC facing challenge

The easy part of the season is over for Darius Wade. All the mistakes made in a spring and summer of on-the-job training as the new starting quarterback at Boston College will be filed away. The task of learning a system, playing a new role, will now kick into a different gear, beginning on Saturday…

Beware of the Trojans

So it is mid-August and the start of the college football season is weeks instead of months away. You are a college football fan and you have studied all of the Pre-season Top 25s. You see Ohio State at the top of almost every list. Seems like a sound choice since Urban Meyer has yet…

UMass ready for next challenge

PLYMOUTH–Mark Whipple was working. So was Ryan Bamford. Whipple sat at a table on the tee-of the 137 yard, 7th hole at the Jack Nicklaus course at the Pine Hills golf facility. Bamford, UMass’s new Director of Athletics, was doing the same thing at the 175 yard, 3rd hole. Both men were offering their shots…

Heisman race has no clear cut favorite

Winning the Heisman has become a TV award and a matter of teams contending for the national championship as much as it has been an individual award as to deciding the best player in college football. It is also a QB award for the most part. With that in mind, here’s our first guess at…

Ohio State is THE No. 1 team

The time table that Urban Meyer had set up for a national championship contender at Ohio State was 2015. But Meyer and the Buckeyes couldn’t wait. They won the title a year ago. So what’s the encore? Try a repeat in Glendale, Arizona in January. Year 2 of College Football Playoffs will have a similar…

Give BC credit for the effort

No one can accuse Boston College basketball coach Jim Christian of not giving maximum effort in trying to revive a basketball program that has been on life support in terms of on court success for the past several years. Dealing with tough academic standards, sub standard practice facilities and amenities for players, Christian has been…