Opinion: Ivy League does the right thing in canceling sporting events and spring practices

March 12, 2020

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Ivy League announced on Tuesday that all tournaments and spring football practices would be canceled for the remainder of the school year. The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman reported earlier in the day that spring practices could resume April 5th depending on the status of the virus. The Ivy League is shutting down all spring football practices as of this morning I'm told until April…

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College: Holy Cross Crusaders (7-5) at Monmouth Hawks (10-2)

November 30, 2019

Holy Cross makes their first post season appearance in a decade. The Crusaders won the Patriot League under second year coach Bob Chesney. Holy Cross played a tough schedule and after a slow start, they got progressively better and ended up winning a league as a result of the improvement. Here are three keys to today’s playoff game for the Crusaders. 1. Win the line of scrimmage on both sides…

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Bob Chesney returns Holy Cross to prominence

November 27, 2019

Image courtesy of the Holy Cross athletic department. In only his second year at the helm, Bob Chesney has led Holy Cross to a Patriot League title and an FCS playoff birth. The turnaround of this program under Chesney has been remarkable. It started with Chesney assembling an experienced staff. A staff that not only has strong local recruiting ties but national recruiting ties as well. Holy Cross is recruiting…

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College: Ten Thoughts on the week that was in D1 football in New England

November 14, 2019

Dartmouth’s upset win over Princeton all but locked up the Ivy League title for the Big Green. 1. While Steve Addazio‘s seat is getting warmer at the Heights after Saturday’s loss to Florida State, the Eagles still have a shot at going 6-6 or 7-5 (long shot) and gaining a bowl bid. It will be a fascinating three weeks in Chestnut Hill. 2. Harvard suffered a terrible 17-10 loss in…

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College: Ten thoughts on the week that was in D1 football in New England

October 30, 2019

1. Boston College looked like an FCS team Saturday night against Clemson. I want to believe that the 59-7 score was not indicative of the talent difference between these two programs right now but I am afraid it is. B.C doesn’t have the athletes to match up with Clemson. 2. The Globe’s Julian Benbow wrote a story on Sunday that Rutgers might be interested in hiring Eagles coach Steve Addazio….

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College: New England Division One Previews for Week 9

October 26, 2019

Merrimack will look to make it two in a row when Presbyterian visits Andover. There are several important match ups this week in both the CAA and Ivy League. Here is our preview of the division one games in New England today. Brown Bears (1-4) at Cornell Big Red (1-4): Brown has an opportunity to win their second game of the season against a Cornell team that struggles to score…

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College: New England Division One Previews for Week 8

October 19, 2019

There are some great match ups this weekend including several Ivy League games that have major implications on ther season standings. Dartmouth Big Green (4-0) at Marist Red Foxes (1-4): The Big Green should have no problem dispatching a Marist team that gives up over 30 points per game. Dartmouth will be able to run and throw the football at will. The big thing for Buddy Teevens squad is to…

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College: New England Division One Previews

October 12, 2019

It’s week seven of the college football season. There are several big games today in both the CAA and the Ivy League. Here are some thoughts on today’s Division One college football games in New England. 1. Yale travels to Dartmouth today in a battle of two undefeated teams. Dartmouth has been impressive thus far averaging 33.7 points per game on offense and 8 points per game on defense. Today…

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College: Thoughts on Week 6 in New England College Football

October 10, 2019

Here are some thoughts on week six of the division one college football season in New England. There were some great interesting results, most notably UNH winning their third straight home game. 1. Boston College lost a 41-39 heartbreaker to Louisville. The defense once again struggled giving up 41 points and over six hundred yards of offense. On the bright side, the offense continued to produce despite quarterback Anthony Brown…

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College: Thoughts on week 5 in New England college football

October 2, 2019

Walt Bell’s emphasis on culture finally paid off this week in a win over Akron. UMass stole the headlines last week after securing their first win of the season over Akron. It has been a lost season thus far for first year coach Walt Bell and the Minutemen so it was nice to see the players and coaches celebrate after the win. Here are some thoughts on the week that…

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