Mark

ACC needs an image boost

The Atlantic Coast Conference nearly produced a national champion in football in Clemson. It is loaded with elite teams in basketball and has the defending national champion in Duke. Conference schools are making more money now than they ever have and there is no serious threat of poaching from another conference at this time. The…

A cold winter for CB in New England

College basketball has never been a winter passion in New England. Oh, there have been moments over the years when the sport gained traction beyond its core base of support. But for the most part, the New England passion in winter sports has been hockey and the count down to when the Red Sox pitchers…

More moves at BC

The coaching carousel continues at Boston College as football coach Steve Addazio’s staff changes. Word has it that the latest moves came on Friday when former offensive coordinator Todd Fitch went to Louisiana Tech as Skip Holtz’s offensive coordinator and that defensive line coach Ben Albert coach will move to Duke as defensive line coach…

A BC recruiting fairy tale

Let’s start off by saying that I regard college football recruiting rankings with a very jaundiced view. Five star, four star ratings, top recruiting classes are all based on projections and guesses. No one really knows until two, three or even four years down the road just how those prospects will develop, if at all.…

UConn AD search will be complicated

The names are coming from all directions. So are the recommendations. Although University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst will have the final say as to who becomes the next athletic director at UConn, the process, which is now in the gathering stage, could be muddled by the lack of a clear definition of the job.…

Not much to cheer about in Amherst

When Ryan Bamford took over as the new athletic director at the University of Massachusetts last spring most of the attention was focused on the football program and dealing with life as an independent, the quest to find a conference and an ongoing issue about getting McGuirk Stadium up to FBS standards. But now we…