Recruiting: Vinatieri name making the rounds again as Adam’s son AJ gets closer to college decision

January 19, 2022

It’s been 20 years (to the day) of Adam Vinatieri’s Snow Bowl kicks against the Raiders. Feel old? You’re about to feel even older. Vinatieri’s son AJ is a senior at Zionsville High School in Indiana and is currently one of the most sought after kickers (and punters) in the country. The younger Vinatieri has grown up carrying the famous last name, but as he pursues his own path towards…

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Renegades: Cahill, Renegades thrilled that Women’s Football Alliance National Championship will air live on ESPN2

January 12, 2022

The second greatest pro football dynasty in New England might be headed to a true worldwide audience. On Monday, the Women’s Football Alliance announced it signed a television network deal with ESPN to have the WFA Pro Division National Championship televised live on ESPN2. The WFA will be entering its 13th beginning April 9th with 60 teams in 4 divisions. The top division – dominated by the Boston Renegades – the WFA…

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Patriots: Robert Kraft announces “Lights On!” initiative with partnership between Patriots, Revolution & New Bedford Police Department

December 16, 2021

Common sense and compassion are two things that have seemingly fallen off the face of the earth in the last couple years. So, when Robert Kraft, program director Sherman Patterson and New Bedford Police Chief Paul Oliveira briefly gathered at the 50-yard line on Thursday afternoon to announce the “Lights On!” initiative, it was a small step towards trying to bring both of those things back to the area. “Lights…

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Renegades: Allison Cahill doing her best Brady impression as Boston looks for three-peat

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July 22, 2021

In case you’re still not over Tom Brady, don’t trust Cam Newton (why would you) and still need a new veteran quarterback with all sorts of accolades to root for, you may want to start paying attention to Allison Cahill. On Wednesday it was announced that Cahill was named the Women’s Football Alliance National Football Conference Most Valuable Player. The MVP is the fourth of Cahill’s career. Since beginning to…

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NEFJ Notebook: Dante Scarnecchia set to speak at O-Line clinic in Maine

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June 2, 2021

Just a year ago, football camps and coaches clinics in the summer seemed like a distant memory. Now, as summer rapidly approaches and things appear to finally be getting back to normal, it means that high school and college coaches nationwide can get back to their routines. For many, those routines include camps and clinics throughout June, July and August. With so many recruits missing the opportunity to showcase themselves…

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High School: Tenfold Prep goes unbeaten in Maryland tournament, continues putting Massachusetts on the map

May 20, 2021

If you haven’t noticed, Massachusetts may be more “on the map” now in the eyes of national high school and college coaches than it’s ever been. Whether it’s local recruits like Drew Kendall staying home to play at Boston College, or players like Larnel Coleman from UMass being drafted to the NFL, or a legendary defensive coach like Don Brown continuously dipping his hand back into the Commonwealth’s talent pool,…

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CAA: Rhode Island finally opening against Villanova on Saturday

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March 12, 2021

At this point, the University of Rhode Island football program must feel like the kid at recess that got left out. Last weekend, rivals Maine and New Hampshire both got to play their first football games in over 400 days while Rhode Island had to wait another week. Now, that wait is finally over as the Rams head to Villanova on Saturday (1 PM) to kick off their historic spring…

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Patriot League: Holy Cross set to open spring season on Saturday

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March 10, 2021

Finally, the Holy Cross football team gets to have a little fun of its own this weekend. After UNH and Maine kicked off this historic spring season last weekend, it’ll be the Crusaders’ turn as the latest team locally to begin their brief schedule when they travel to Lehigh on Saturday (12). On Tuesday afternoon, head coach Bob Chesney met with the media to discuss a number of things like…

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High School: Falcons’ Lindstrom puts coaching hat on for Shepherd Hill

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March 5, 2021

It started out as a joke. Now, Atlanta Falcons offensive linemen, Boston College Eagle and Shepherd Hill alum Chris Lindstrom is being called “coach” these days. Lindstrom – who was part of the Shepherd Hill program from 2011-2015 – is the brother of head coach Ryan Dugan, so the two had joked numerous times the past several months about Chris coaching, but neither of them had taken it very seriously….

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Buccaneers: Brady, Bucs inadvertently save a piece of Patriot’s dynasty with win

February 8, 2021

He may not want anything to do with him, but Bill Belichick should be thanking Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this morning. Todd Bowles, Byron Leftwich Bruce Arians and Tom Brady saved a little piece of Belichick’s legacy with their somewhat stunning 31-9 Super Bowl LV win on Sunday night. By embarrassing Andy Reid and the Chiefs in the manner in which they did, any talk of the…

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