College: Holy Cross embracing the challenge of facing No. 1 South Dakota State

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April 20, 2021

The Holy Cross football program won a second straight Patriot League title last weekend, and all they got was a lousy matchup with the top FCS team in the country. After the Crusaders made history by winning the first ever title game in fairly dominant fashion over Bucknell, Holy Cross found out Sunday morning they’d be facing No. 1 overall seed South Dakota State on Saturday (3 P.M.) in the…

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Boston College: Eagles taking things slow ahead of spring game Saturday

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April 20, 2021

Smell that? It’s real football being played. Alright, so it it might not be a real game week, but there is quite a bit of excitement around The Heights as BC gets set for its spring game Saturday morning at Alumni Stadium. The two-ish hour scrimmage will be broadcast live on the ACC Network (11 A.M.) and family members of players will be allowed inside to watch some live football for…

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College: Holy Cross wins their second straight Patriot League title, crushing Bucknell 33-10

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April 18, 2021

Freshmen quarterback Matthew Sluka powered the Crusaders to a Patriot League title for the second straight season. For the second straight year, Holy Cross is Patriot League champions and heading to the FCS playoffs. Freshmen quarterback Matt Sluka started in place of senior Conor Degenhardt and completed 8-11 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown pass. Sluka did most of his damage on the ground rushing for 61 yards on…

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College: Holy Cross set to make history in Patriot League title game Saturday

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April 13, 2021

Win or lose, the Holy Cross football program will make history this weekend. The Crusaders – despite having the better record – will travel to face Bucknell in the first Patriot League championship game Saturday afternoon at 2 P.M. On Tuesday, head coach Robert Chesney met with the media to discuss the preparations and a few other things as well. Here’s what stood out: CHESNEY ON JUST GETTING TO THIS…

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Boston College: News and nuggets from the weekend

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April 12, 2021

With the spring game one week from this Saturday, the Eagles are continuing their preparations for the first true competition they’ll have had since last November. On Friday and Saturday,  players and coach Hafley met with the media to talk about a bunch of different things. Continue reading for all of the news and nuggets we picked up heading into the weekend… ARE THE EAGLES WHERE THEY SHOULD BE? Coach…

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College: UNH and URI look towards the future, opt out of remaining 2021 spring schedule

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April 8, 2021

At least they tried, right? The New Hampshire and Rhode Island football programs had full intention of treating this shortened spring season like any other one. While it obviously wasn’t going to be like any other season, both squads had their eyes set on winning a CAA championship no matter what it looked like. That pursuit came to an end this week when both the Wildcats and Rams announced they…

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College: Maine, URI, UNH set for big weekend in the CAA

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April 2, 2021

It’s hard to believe, but this short spring season for FCS teams is already entering its final weeks. After so much discussion, uncertainty and pure chaos trying to get this season up and running, FCS teams are now just a few weeks away from seeing this unprecedented schedule come to an end. While there has consistently been an eye towards preparing for the “real” season that’s set to start in…

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Boston College: Kobay White meets the media for first time in 2021

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March 31, 2021

As if the BC wide receiver group couldn’t get much better, Kobay White has returned. While the speedy playmaker isn’t quite ready to go at things 100%, his mere presence around Fish Field house and in the meeting rooms can’t be understated. A veteran and a leader, White saw his season some to an end just days into camp last season. On Wednesday morning, White met with the media for…

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Boston College: Abdul-Rahim & Applebaum embody new culture at BC

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March 31, 2021

Imagine believing in something so much, that you turn down a rare, perhaps life-altering opportunity for it. That’s what associate head coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim and offensive line coach Matt Applebaum did during the offseason. Both coaches had chances to go to a Power 5 school and the NFL and both of them declined so they could stay with Jeff Hafley and the rest of the BC staff. Odds are each…

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UMASS: Spring practice 2021 is an opportunity for the Minutemen to get better

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March 30, 2021

UMass kicks off spring practice today in Amherst and it an opportunity for the Minutemen to build on an 0-4 fall season. The season of course was cut short due to COVID-19. After initially saying they wouldn’t be playing a fall season, administration opted to play in early October. The Minutemen played for games in November and lost all four of them. The only game that was remotely competitive was…

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