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…


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…


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….


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…


Tampa Bay Tuesday: Brady embraces 10th media day as Super Bowl week begins

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February 2, 2021

It’s hard to believe we’re at this point. It’s been just under 11 months since Tom Brady decided he couldn’t deal with Bill Belichick anymore and took his talents to Tampa Bay. What’s transpired in those 11 months – outside of the real would – is mind blowing. When Brady sat down for his virtual media day session on Monday, the next hour or so felt like he was back…


High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – Blackstone Valley Tech

January 30, 2021

Image courtesy of Blackstone Valley Tech Football When news came down just after 12:15 on Friday that the Fall II football season would be played, programs around the state rejoiced, but it meant even more to one program in particular. For the Blackstone Valley Tech squad, this season needed to be played not for them, but for fallen teammate Tony Pena. Pena passed away just over a year ago now,…


CAA: UNH, URI and Maine coaches meet the media as unprecedented spring season approaches

January 28, 2021

Who’s ready for some freezing cold football? The Colonial Athletic Association is set to begin its “spring” football season in just a few weeks, and while teams like Maine, UNH and URI will have to almost certainly deal with weather issues more often than not, all three programs can’t wait to get going. On Wednesday morning, the CAA had its virtual Media Day, with the CAA commissioner and 12 coaches…


Tampa Bay Tuesday: Brady heads to 10th Super Bowl as Bucs survive in Lambeau

January 26, 2021

Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images Let’s be perfectly clear right away. Tom Brady is not the only reason why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now hosting the Super bowl. In fact, he almost cost them the NFC title game against Green Bay on Sunday. However, there is no denying that his affect on the entire Bucs organization played into why they hung on for a 31-26 win to create NFL…


High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – Hingham

January 22, 2021

Like most teams around the state, the Hingham football program has had to get creative to keep things fresh. Whether it’s mentally or physically, the Harbormen coaching staff has done everything they possibly can to make sure the squad is ready to go if they’re given the green light in just about four weeks. “My high school coach who actually got me into coaching, and he’s now our quarterback coach,…