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BC finally moving forward

FOXBOROUGH–”A work in progress.” Separated by about a 100 yards and 15 minutes on Saturday afternoon at Gillette Stadium Boston College coach Steve Addazio and Massachusetts coach Mark Whipple each used the phrase following BC’s 30-7 season-opening win over the…

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BC, UMass searching for identity

By about 6:30 on Saturday night, Boston College football coach Steve Addazio will know a whole lot more about his team than he does now. So will UMass coach Mark Whipple. Whipple, coming into Amherst for his second stint as…

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How Big are BIG 5 FB conferences?

The move came last week. The Big 5 football conferences–Atlantic Coast, Southeastern, Big Ten, Big 12, and Big 12–were given more autonomy to play by their set of rules. The move meant that in the soon to be unveiled 4-team…

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Rory Era has begun

The first time I REALLY appreciated Rory McIlroy was two years ago on Ryder Cup Sunday at Medinah in Illinois when the then 23-year old golfer from Northern Ireland was scheduled to face Keegan Bradley in the all important singles…

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Different year, different team at BC

The numbers are the numbers: 15 starters gone. The leading rusher, scorer and receiver in BC history have left. Holes must be filled on defense, especially along the defensive line. A new QB is running the offense, which will have…

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Hancock selling College Football’s new world

Bill Hancock is still selling, but he doesn’t have to sell the IDEA anymore. The College Football Playoff system is up and rolling. Come January, we will have a 4-team, 3 game playoff system to determine a national champion. Big…

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