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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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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College: The Ivy League panicked in cancelling the 2020 season

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July 10, 2020

The Ivy League announced on Wednesday that they are cancelling the 2020 Fall Sports season. No announcement was made as to whether or not the league was planning on playing in the spring. The announcement has been speculated for weeks and while it is no surprise, it is still disappointing. All of the schools in the Ivy League are in the Northeast. The Northeast has seen a dramatic decrease in…

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NEFJ Notebook for 6/21/20

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June 21, 2020

1. First, Happy Fathers Day to all the dad’s out there. Moms are the glue that keeps a household together. Dads are the foundation. 2. I have to admit, it stung seeing Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski in Buccaneers uniforms. It wasn’t suppose to end this way but thus is life in pro sports. (Photos courtesy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) 3. Speaking of the Buccaneers. They have shut down…

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Opinion: Random thoughts on the week that was

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May 30, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj For the first time since what feels like March, we’ve had a bit of a dead period this past week in terms of football news. As both college football and the NFL continue to try and navigate the pandemic and get athletes back into buildings to safely begin working out with teammates, here’s a few random thoughts on the world of football as we head into June:…

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Boston College: Hafley touches on a variety of topics in his latest Zoom conference with the media

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April 30, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj New England Football Journal Hootie and the Blowfish once asked “time why you walk away like a friend with somewhere to go?” Time, of course, is our most precious commodity, and while the pandemic has given us more time with loved ones or the ability to try and become better creatively, for a Division 1 football program, time is of the essence. Currently, Boston College coach Jeff…

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Top 10 former college and NFL players who turned into pro wrestlers

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April 3, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj It’s WrestleMania weekend, and even though it may not feel like it this year, it got us here at New England Football Journal thinking about all the wrestlers that have made the jump from pro or college football over the years. Arguably the greatest WrestleMania moment of all time involving a football player would have to be Hall of fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor facing Bam Bam…

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College: Ten Thoughts on the week that was in D1 football in New England

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November 14, 2019

Dartmouth’s upset win over Princeton all but locked up the Ivy League title for the Big Green. 1. While Steve Addazio‘s seat is getting warmer at the Heights after Saturday’s loss to Florida State, the Eagles still have a shot at going 6-6 or 7-5 (long shot) and gaining a bowl bid. It will be a fascinating three weeks in Chestnut Hill. 2. Harvard suffered a terrible 17-10 loss in…

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College: New England Division One Previews for Week 9

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October 26, 2019

Merrimack will look to make it two in a row when Presbyterian visits Andover. There are several important match ups this week in both the CAA and Ivy League. Here is our preview of the division one games in New England today. Brown Bears (1-4) at Cornell Big Red (1-4): Brown has an opportunity to win their second game of the season against a Cornell team that struggles to score…

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College: New England Division One Previews for Week 8

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October 19, 2019

There are some great match ups this weekend including several Ivy League games that have major implications on ther season standings. Dartmouth Big Green (4-0) at Marist Red Foxes (1-4): The Big Green should have no problem dispatching a Marist team that gives up over 30 points per game. Dartmouth will be able to run and throw the football at will. The big thing for Buddy Teevens squad is to…

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