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Pats are guilty by association

The Week That Was: Normally the week BEFORE Super Bowl week is time to gather information and prepare for the onslaught of profiles and features that will characterize game week. Not this year. The Patriots and Bill Belichick and Company…

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Deflate-gate will cost Belichick

Here’s the most intriguing question about Deflate-Gate, the latest controversy involving Patriots coach Bill Belichick and whether the footballs were slightly under inflated in the Pats’45-7 win over Indianapolis in Sunday’s AFC championship game. What will the ultimate cost be…

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Is there a future for UMass FB?

On Tuesday morning, Mark Whipple was getting ready to board a plane to Florida on a recruiting trip. The second time, second-year University of Massachusetts football coach was doing his job, which is to build the Minutemen into a credible…

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Will BC ever be contenders in ACC?

After a decade of competition, Boston College is firmly embedded as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. But where the Eagles are in terms of competing for championships in the primary revenue producing sports–football and men’s basketball–remains very much…

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Is Brady the best ever?

The question is clear, while the answer still remains somewhat murky. Is Tom Brady the greatest quarterback in the history of the National Football League? That topic will be a prime story line in the next few weeks as the…

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No upset in BC script vs. No. 2 Cavs

The props were in place. The Boston College student body, back from its holiday break, was a big and loud part of the first sell out crowd of the season. The Boston College basketball team, coming off a solid overtime…

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