UMass: For the Minutemen, a season of uncertainty brings an opportunity to get better

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August 7, 2020

The UMass Minutemen opened up training camp on Wednesday with a lot of uncertainty. As of now, the Minutemen are still playing this season. They are scheduled to play nine games although by all accounts, it is too early to tell if the Minutemen will actually play nine games. As of today, UMass must find replacements for UConn who is not playing for his season. Albany and Auburn. Losing the…

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Boston College: Eagles navigating strange recruiting waters during pandemic

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August 7, 2020

Image courtesy of JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06 Over the past decade or so, Massachusetts high school football has gone from under the radar nationally in terms of recruiting to becoming a rising hot bed for some of the top programs in the country. Dozens of players from the area are now committing to top tier programs, which is both a good and bad thing for new Boston…

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Boston College: Eagles open first training camp under Jeff Hafley

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August 6, 2020

Image courtesy of Boston College Football By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06 Thursday was a day that many did not think what happen. After months of uncertainty regarding the NCAA football season – and there are still plenty of questions – the Eagles opened up training camp while their official schedule dropped as well. While things are obviously different this year and the media couldn’t and won’t be present for any practices,…

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Opinion: Steve Addazio in hot water at Colorado State for not following COVID protocol

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August 6, 2020

A report surfaced yesterday by Kevin Lytle of the Coloradoan that players at Colorado State are being told not to follow COVID-19 protocol by Steve Addazio and his staff. Among complaints from Colorado State athletes staffers: Coaches have told players not to report COVID-19 symptoms, threatened players with reduced playing time if they quarantine and claim CSU is altering contact tracing reports to keep players practicing https://t.co/OMjaq7GFsK — Kevin Lytle…

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Boston College: Phil Jurkovec is deemed eligible by the NCAA. Eagles get their man

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August 4, 2020

Phil Jurkovec is a free man. Well sort of. The Notre Dame transfer was finally granted eligibility by the NCAA. Just in time for the start of training camp. Waiver. Granted. @pjurkovec #GetIn pic.twitter.com/SPxUJFpCcT — BC Football (@BCFootball) August 4, 2020 Jurkovec’s eligibility was in question for the past six months but Jeff Hafley and his staff finally got the news they have been waiting for today. Jurkovec is the…

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Boston College: It’s official. The Eagles are playing but the schedule is different

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July 31, 2020

The ACC announced on Wednesday that the conference is playing football this fall. The conference will play ten conference games and one non conference game. This allows for late season rivalries like Clemson and South Carolina, Florida and Florida State and Kentucky and Louisville to continue. If all goes well with COVID-19, all fall sports in the ACC will begin between Sept 7th and Sept 12th. The conference will play…

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Boston College: BC Women’s Soccer Alum turned Super Fan starts national #FreeJurk movement

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July 27, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06 While the Boston College football season is still very much in question – as is the rest of the NCAA’s football future – one guy in particular is being forced to sit and wait with far too much uncertainty. Quarterback Phil Jurkovec is still waiting to hear from the NCAA regarding his waiver after transferring from Notre Dame in January. As the days tick down towards…

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Boston College: The Eagles top off another great week by getting a commitment from four-star cornerback Clinton Burton Jr.

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July 18, 2020

Image courtesy of 24/7 sports. Boston College Football was already having a good week when Jeff Hafley and his staff landed former Ohio State wide receiver Jaelin Gill earlier the week. Well things got better last night when four star cornerback Clinton Burton Jr. out of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore committed to the Eagles. Building my legacy 🦅…. pic.twitter.com/G7GBD9t2iI — Clinton Burton Jr (@CJUNO_) July 18, 2020 Burton had…

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CAA joins the Ivy League and the Patriot League I’m canceling their fall sports season

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July 17, 2020

The Colonial Athletic Association announced yesterday that they are canceling the fall sports season. They are joining the Ivy League, Patriot League and MEAC as the latest conference to cancel their football season. The CAA consists of 10 member schools in eight states. Those schools are James Madison, Albany, Villanova, New Hampshire, Towson, Maine, Elon, Richmond, Delaware, William & Mary, Stony Brook, and Rhode Island. The decision means that local…

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Newest BC receiver Jaelen Gill gains immediate eligibility, is ready to make a statement.

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July 16, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06 New Boston College offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti Jr. is going to have plenty of toys to play with while devising game plans this fall. With David Bailey in the backfield, Zay Flowers and Kobay White at wide receiver as well as Hunter Long at tight end, Cignetti already had plenty to work with. However, recent Ohio State transfer receiver Jaelen Gill got word he would be…

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