Bob Chesney returns Holy Cross to prominence

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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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Patriots Rewind: Patriots 13 Cowboys 9

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November 26, 2019

Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images Game Rewind: It wasn’t pretty but the Patriots got the job done in Sunday’s 13-9 win over the Cowboys. The defense once again saved the day if you will, holding Dallas to three fields in three red zone possessions. The defense bent, but they didn’t break. Conversely, the offense struggled again. The Patriots ran the ball better but couldn’t capitalize on two key Dallas turnovers…

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Patriots Preview: Dallas Cowboys (6-4) at New England Patriots (9-1)

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November 24, 2019

The Patriots welcome Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and the rest of the Cowboys today to soggy Gillette Stadium in what should be the best game of the weekend. The Patriots are banged up and expected to be without receivers Phillip Dorsett (concussion) and Mohamed Sanu (ankle). The offense will be short handed so expect a heavy dose of Sony Michel in the running game and James White and Julian Edelman…

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Boston College Rewind: Notre Dame 40 Eagles 7

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November 24, 2019

Photo Rick Kimball/ISD Game Rewind: The Eagles got off to a good start defensively and hung in there in the first half. Unfortunately, the offense struggled to consistently move the ball and they couldn’t take advantage of how well the defense was playing early on. The wheels came off in the second half and the Eagles lost 40-7. Here are five thoughts on the game. 1. Offense struggles: The Eagles…

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UMass Preview: BYU Cougars (6-4) at UMass Minutemen (1-10)

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November 23, 2019

UMass will wrap up the 2019 season today when they take on the BYU Cougars at McGuirk Stadium. It has been a long first season for head coach Walt Bell and the Minutemen program. Nothing has gone right in a season marred by losses, injuries and player defections. A win today would be a major step forward for the Minutemen but it is an unrealistic expectation given how bad the…

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Harvard Preview: Harvard Crimson (4-5) at Yale Bulldogs (8-1)

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November 23, 2019

It is the 2019 edition of “The Game” as Harvard travels to Yale to battle the Bulldogs in the 136th meeting between the two long time Ivy League rivals. Harvard has had a disappointing season but the Crimson can make a lot of that disappointment go away with a win. There is a lot at stake in this one for Yale. With a win and a Dartmouth loss at Brown,…

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High School: Top 5 playoff games this weekend

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November 22, 2019

Will Prouty and Duxbury will be looking for revenge against Tewksbury. The playoffs roll on this weekend with several Super Bowl bids at stake. Here is our top five games for this weekend. Springfield Central Golden Eagles (7-2) vs. St. John’s Shrewsbury Pioneers (7-2): Expect a ton of points in what could end up being the game of the year in the state. Both teams can score on any given…

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High School: 10 Thoughts on the sectional playoff games

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November 22, 2019

Mansfield powered it’s way to a Super Bowl on Friday night. (Photo courtesy of Art Illman). Sectional final weekend did not fail to live up to the hype. There were several great match ups throughout the state. Here are my thoughts on some of the top match ups of weekend. 1. Mansfield absolutely dominated Natick in their 22-3 win in D2 South sectional final. The Hornets once again used their…

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High School: MIAA Top 25 for Week 12

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November 21, 2019

It is sectional final weekend for parts of the state. The only major change to our top 25 this week is Swampscott moves into the top 15. 1. Catholic Memorial (10-0) 2. St. John’s Prep (9-1) 3. Mansfield (9-1) 4. Springfield Central (8-2) 5. Central Catholic (8-2) 6. Melrose (10-0) 7.  St. John’s Shrewsbury (7-2) 8. Tewksbury (9-1) 9. Duxbury (8-2) 10. Ashland (10-0) 11. Holliston (9-1) 12. Lincoln Sudbury (8-2) 13. Plymouth South (9-1) 14. Swampscott…

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