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…

A New England Alliance is essential

Let’s cut to the chase. Rivalries in sports are based on hate. Or in this politically correct world, strong dislike. In New England, the three schools at the FBS level–Boston College, UConn and UMass–have a common bond of physical proximity as well as a general disdain for each other. Yet, amazingly, incredibly, stubbornly and, in…

Bamford’s scheduling has given UMass a chance

For life as an independent–as the University of Massachusetts will be, starting in 2016, scheduling in football is the life blood for the program. Other than Notre Dame, which doesn’t have a problem finding opponents, BYU, which is also widely popular and Army, which remains very comfortable in its own independent skin, UMass is the…

American Pharoah is royalty

The Week That Was: The chatter grew louder each day. Story after story looking for ways why American Pharoah will not end the Triple Crown winner drought on Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park. Same story, we’ve heard for years. The race–a mile and a half–was too long. The Derby is a mile and a quarter,…