College: 12 thoughts on the college football season in New England

December 12, 2021

We covered all 15 Division One programs in New England this fall and watched a lot of games. Here are 12 thoughts observations on the season we just had. Boston College had a disappointing season. There is no way around it. Many of us thought they would win 8 or 9 games. Instead, they finished 6-6. Losing Phil Jurkovec to injury was the primary reason for the disappointing finish but…


Harvard: Late game heroics push Harvard past Yale, 34-31

November 21, 2021

There’s a reason why “The Game” is a featured broadcast on ESPN every season. Aside from the historic significance that follows this storied matchup, the football itself is the anchor that makes this game so fun.  In the dying embers of the fourth quarter on Saturday afternoon it was Harvard (8-2) who’d add another incredible line to the story with a come-from-behind 34-31 win over Yale (5-5).  With 59 seconds…


Harvard: Harvard Crimson (7-2) at Yale Bulldogs (5-4)

November 19, 2021

Amidst the disappointment of the cancelled 2020 Ivy League Football season was the loss of the conferences most esteemed matchup. “The Game”, as it’s commonly known, is an opportunity for the college football landscape to tune into one of the sport’s best rivalries that pits the Harvard Crimson (7-2, 4-2) against the Yale Bulldogs (5-4, 4-2). As disconnected as the average person can feel to the life of an Ivy…


College: New England Division One Poll for Week 12

November 17, 2021

The final week of the regular season is here for most of the Division One programs in our area. Boston College has two weeks left but the rest of the programs wrap up this weekend. The biggest game of the weekend of course is Harvard at Yale. The Game is one of the best rivalries in college football and we’ll be there to cover it. There are some other big…


Harvard Preview: Penn Quakers (3-6) at Harvard Crimson (6-2)

November 13, 2021

The Crimson play their last home game of the season this afternoon when they host the Penn Quakers. Harvard is coming off of a big win against Columbia in which quarterback Luke Emgi threw for 311 yards and three touchdown passes. The Junior from Lancaster, Pennsylvania will get the start today and look to build off of last week’s performance. Here are three offensive and defensive keys for the Crimson….


College: New England Division One Poll for Week 11

November 8, 2021

UMass hijacked the news cycle this weekend when Athletic Director Ryan Bamford announced that head coach Walt Bell and defensive coordinator Tommy Restivo were relieved of their duties. Rumors began almost immediately as to some possible replacements. The Flagship Faithful are restless. They want to win. It is imperative that Bamford and the administration hire the right guy. Boston College beat Virginia Tech 17-3 in the annual Red Bandanna game…


Harvard Preview: Harvard Crimson (5-2) at Columbia Lions (5-2)

November 6, 2021

The Crimson travel to the Bronx today to take on the Columbia Lions. The Lions have been a surprising 5-2 this season and we’re actually in the league title until last week’s loss to the Yale. The Crimson have lost two in a row to Princeton and Dartmouth. It’s been a tough stretch for Tim Murphy’s team and they will have another challenging game today. Here are is our preview…


College: Week 10 Preview

November 6, 2021

We’re into November and the landscape of college football changes. Contenders emerge and pretenders fade down the stretch. Boston College desperately needs a win tonight against Virginia Tech in the Red Bandana Game if they want to save their season. Dartmouth has a chance to clinch at least a share of the Ivy League title if they beat Princeton and win out. It wasn’t be easy however as the Tigers…


College: New England College Football Week 9 Recap

November 4, 2021

Image courtesy of It was another tough week for some of our local teams on the gridiron. Here some thoughts on the week that was. Boston College is a mess right now. The Eagles problems run deeper than just quarterback play. They can’t stop the run, they are not running the ball as effectively and the offensive line has struggled in pass protection during this four game losing streak….


Harvard: Dartmouth rains on No. 21 Harvard’s Fall Fest, 20-17

October 30, 2021

 By Ryan Barry Amidst the rain-soaked concrete of Harvard stadium the Dartmouth Big Green (6-1) took down the No. 21 Harvard Crimson (5-2) 20 – 17 on Saturday afternoon. In spite of the less-than-ideal conditions, fans were left entertained in another classic meeting between the two schools who met for a historic 124th time.   As predicted the weather played a factor the entire game. Even with the skies clearing…