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Boston College head coach Jim Christian reacts to a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


BC has been inconsistent, but Jim Christian says he isn’t worried about his job

Injuries have certainly played a part, but the Eagles are only 13-11 this year and 61-94 overall under him.

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY - FEBRUARY 16: PJ Washington #25 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball against Tennessee Volunteers at Rupp Arena on February 16, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)


No. 5 Kentucky upsets No. 1 Tennessee in men’s college basketball

The Wildcats ended the Volunteers school-record 19-game winning streak.

Massachusetts' Cale Makar, front, scores against Boston College goalie Joseph Woll during the first period of a college hockey game Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Amherst, Mass. (J. Anthony Roberts/The Republican via AP)


Jake McLaughlin’s goal with two seconds left gets UMass past BC

The junior defenseman’s second goal of the season completed the rally from a 2-0 deficit by the third-ranked Minutemen.


GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Assumption senior Shannon Quirk of Wakefield became the first swimmer in Northeast-10 Conference history to win one event four years running in the conference final.


Former North Reading runner Lizzie Short in pursuit of acting roles

The 2007 Division 4 state champion in the 2-mile now working as an actress and as a tour guide on the Freedom Trail.


Like her sister, Dedham’s Kate Kaduboski set the pace in Bentley pool

The senior put the finishing touch on a record-setting swimming career at the Northeast-10 Championship.

LOWELL, MA - OCTOBER 22: NCAA hockey at the Tsongas Center between Umass-Lowell and Clackson on October 22, 2016 in Lowell, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rich Gagnon)

College hockey notebook

Red-hot UMass Lowell charges up the Hockey East standings

The River Hawks are on a 9-0-1 streak that includes two wins over first-place UMass.

Victor Wiacek came away from a grisly accident with some new attitudes.

First aid on the slopes saved a Babson skier’s life after bloody fall

One of his skis severed leg arteries, but Victor Wiacek had an old friend nearby who acted quickly.

Notre Dame guard Arike Ogunbowale, center, drives to the basket Boston College during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Boston College in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Sports Log

BC women no match for No. 6 Notre Dame in college basketball

The Fighting Irish’s 37 third-quarter points were a season high.

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - FEBRUARY 12: Cam Reddish #2 of the Duke Blue Devils celebrates after the 71-69 win over the Louisville Cardinals at KFC YUM! Center on February 12, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Embattled Duke rallies from 23 down to beat Louisville

After the team’s stirring road victory, Mike Krzyzewski was asked about sexual assault allegations against a former Blue Devils player.

Cambridge MA 2/12/19 Boston University Abbbey Stanley (21) and her teammates celebrate with the Beanpot Trophy after they defeated Harvard 3-2 during the overtime period of the Women's Beanpot Final at Harvard's Bright-Landry Hockey Center. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Women’s Beanpot championship: BU 3, Havard 2 (OT)

BU ends 38-year drought in Women’s Beanpot

The Terriers’ Sammy Davis scored a power-play goal in overtime, beating Harvard’s Lindsay Reed (51 saves)

Tennessee forward Grant Williams (2) drives to the hoop against South Carolina forward Felipe Haase (13) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)


NCAA basketball champion should be one of these seven teams

The Selection Committee has revealed its top 16 seeds, but we can narrow the field of contenders even further.

Catden Primeau stopped 33 shots in the Beanpot championship game, including this glove save with BC's Julius Mattila and Eric Williams in front of him.


‘He bailed us out’: Cayden Primeau took control early and held on for dear life to the end

The Northeastern goaltender’s .952 Beanpot save percentage never looked better than in that third period on Monday, when BC pummeled him with 28 shot attempts.

Boston, MA - 01/08/16 - (1st period) Boston College head coach Jerry York. Boston College takes on Providence College at Kelley Rink. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Mark Majewski, Topic: 09BC-PC hockey, LOID: 8.2.1141586366.


Boston College signs hockey coach Jerry York to extension

The veteran coach, who has more than 1,000 career victories, was extended through the 2021-22 season.

2-11-19 Boston, MA: Northeastern's Austn Plevy (14,center) erupts in celebration after he put th epuck behind BC goalie Joseph Woll (not pictured) to give the Huskies a 1-0 first period lead. Northeastern University met Boston College in the Beanpot\Championship Game at the TD Garden. (Jim Davis /Globe Staff)


Top dogs again: NU edges BC to repeat as Beanpot champs

Northeastern built a 3-0 lead then held on to win consecutive Beanpot titles for just the second time.

Freshman Jack McBain celebrated his winning goal with teammate Oliver Wahlstrom in the first round of the Beanpot.

BC vs. Northeastern | Monday, 7:30 p.m. (NESN)

Who will step up in the Beanpot championship between BC and Northeastern?

Both teams advanced with 2-1 victories in last Monday’s first round.

Cambridge MA 2/24/17 Harvard Crimson point guard Bryce Aiken passing the ball against the Yale Bulldogs during first half action at Lavietes Pavilion. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Harvard 98, Columbia 96 (3 OT)

Bryce Aiken scores 44 points to carry Harvard over Columbia in triple OT

The junior just missed setting Harvard’s single-game scoring record.

Boston College's Ky Bowman, right, dribbles against Syracuse's Tyus Battle, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)


Boston College’s rally falls short in loss to Syracuse

In front of the largest crowd in Division 1 this season, BC scored 14 straight points to a cut a 20-point deficit to 6 down the stretch.

David Williams II (pictured in 2012) died Friday, hours before his retirement party.

David Williams, 71, SEC’s first black athletic director

Mr. Williams, an ‘‘incomparable leader’’ at Vanderbilt, died Friday, hours before his retirement party.


GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Andover’s John Rex swept the weight throws for Bates at the Maine State Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championships.


Jack Arena has carved a stellar career on Amherst hockey bench

Since winning D3 Hobey Baker award in 1983, the Milton Academy grad from Randolph has coached program to prominence in a 36-year run.

Katie Benzan is leading Harvard’s women’s basketball team in scoring and assists in her junior season.


Wellesley’s Katie Benzan courting excellence at Harvard

A two-time All-Ivy first team selection, the Noble & Greenough grad is leading Crimson women in scoring and assists.

09/27/2018 Newton Ma -Boston College head coach Steve Addazio (cq) encouraging his team on the side lines. Boston College vs Temple College Football. Globe Staff Reporter:Topic


Boston College has a banner class of football recruits

Coach Steve Addazio will welcome the program’s finest recruiting class in 15 years.

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 05: The Cameron Crazies taunt Steffon Mitchell #41 of the Boston College Eagles during the second half of their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 05, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 80-55. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Duke 80, BC 55

Duke starts slowly, then blows out Boston College

Zion Williamson had 16 points and a season-best 17 rebounds as BC (11-10, 2-7) suffered its third straight loss

02/05/2019 BOSTON, MA BU's Reagan Rust (cq) 18, celebrates her game winning shootout goal. Boston University and Northeastern University played during the women's Beanpot Tournament held at Harvard's Bright Landry Hockey Center. BU won in a shootout. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

41st Women’s beanpot

Lindsay Reed saves Harvard; Reagan Rust lifts BU into final

Corinne Schroeder made 32 saves in the Terriers’ win, while Lindsay Reed stopped 52 shots for Harvard.

67TH BEANPOT | NU 2, BU 1 (OT)

Tyler Madden welcomed the Beanpot spotlight, then delivered a game-winner for Northeastern

“I’ve been coming to the Garden for a while – the bright lights are out there and I shine in those,” Madden said after scoring in OT.

Boston College head coach Jim Christian reacts to a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


In the ACC, Boston College has no margin for error

The absence of freshman Wynston Tabbs was noticeable in two losses last week for coach Jim Christian’s squad.

Boston MA 2/4/19 Boston College Connor Moore controls the puck with pressure from Harvard University John Marino during first period action of the Beanpot tournament at TD Garden. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Beanpot notebook

In beginning, there were different plans for Beanpot

Former Harvard coach Cooney Weiland was interested in adding Canadian teams to the Beanpot mix.

Boston College forward Jack McBain (11) celebrates after his goal against Harvard goaltender Michael Lackey, right, which broke a 1-1 tie, in the third period during the first round of the Beanpot NCAA college hockey tournament in Boston, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Boston College defeated Harvard 2-1. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


Jack McBain lifts Boston College into Beanpot title game

Boston College got a third-period winner from Jack McBain to end a run of back-to-back last place finishes.

20zocampus --Ryan Shea, junior defenseman for Northeastern hockey. (Jim Pierce/Northeastern Athletics)


Defending champion Northeastern sets sights on a repeat

Ranked No. 12 in the nation, the Huskies will be challenged by a surging BU squad in Monday’s opening-round matchup.

SYRACUSE, NY - DECEMBER 04: Donnell Gresham Jr. #22 of the Northeastern Huskies drives to the basket against the defense of Frank Howard #23 of the Syracuse Orange during the first half at the Carrier Dome on December 4, 2018 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)


Northeastern men’s basketball ends Hofstra’s win streak

Vasa Pusica had 24 points and Donnell Gresham added 18 as the Huskies snapped the Pride’s 16-game winning streak, the longest in the nation.

Mr. Sands accepted an award at Tufts University’s inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame ceremonies in April 2018.

Benjamin Sands, Tufts hockey coach and team benefactor, dies at 85

Mr. Sands, who also formerly chaired the North Reading Board of Selectmen and the town’s Housing Authority, died Jan. 10.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Feb. 4-10

Take in a sci-fi film festival, celebrate Black History Month, head to a Rockport Music community concert, and more.

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GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Dedham’s Kate Kaduboski helped propel the Bentley women’s swimming & diving team its first unbeaten dual meet season since 2011.

Louisville guard Asia Durr (25) shoots over Connecticut guard Christyn Williams (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Louisville won 78-69. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)


No. 3 Louisville upsets No. 2 UConn in women’s college basketball

Asia Durr scored 14 of her 24 points in the second quarter, and Louisville held UConn (18-2) to 38 percent shooting.

In this Nov. 4, 2010 photo, Holy Cross women's basketball coach Bill Gibbons outlines a play for his team during practice at the Hart Center in Worcester, Mass. Former Holy Cross player Ashley Cooper, 20, filed a lawsuit in New York Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, against the school, Gibbons, and school officials claiming Gibbons was

Sports Log

Holy Cross suspends women’s basketball coach Bill Gibbons

The Crusaders’ 33-year coach suspended for remainder of season after an internal investigation in a personnel matter.

In this Nov. 4, 2010 photo, Holy Cross women's basketball coach Bill Gibbons outlines a play for his team during practice at the Hart Center in Worcester, Mass. Former Holy Cross player Ashley Cooper, 20, filed a lawsuit in New York Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, against the school, Gibbons, and school officials claiming Gibbons was

Holy Cross suspends women’s basketball coach Bill Gibbons

The 33-year Crusaders coach was suspended for the rest of the season after an internal investigation in a personnel matter.

BLACKSBURG, VA - JANUARY 26: Tyus Battle #25 of the Syracuse Orange dribbles while being guarded by Nickeil Alexander-Walker #4 of the Virginia Tech Hokies at Cassell Coliseum on January 26, 2019 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Lauren Rakes/Getty Images)

Sports Log

Boston College men’s basketball falls to Syracuse

Despite 21 points apiece from Ky Bowman and Jordan Chatman, Eagles stumble, 77-71.

FULLERTON, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Jordan Ford #30 of the St. Mary's Gaels guards Bryce Aiken #11 of the Harvard Crimson as he looks to take a shot in the second half of the game at the Titan Gym on November 23, 2017 in Fullerton, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


Harvard basketball gets a much-needed boost with Bryce Aiken’s return

The talented point guard, back from a knee injury, is capable of changing the Crimson’s fortunes this season.


If it’s the first Monday in February, that means it’s Beanpot time

Boston College and Harvard open the Beanpot tournament at TD Garden Monday at 5 p.m., with Boston University taking on Northeastern in the nightcap at 8 p.m.

Foxborough MA 5/28/17 Boston College Eagles Dempsey Arsenault celebrates her goal against the Maryland Terrapins during second half action of the 2017 NCAA Division 1 Lacrosse Championships at Gillette Stadium. ()

Boston College women’s lacrosse team ranked No. 1 in preseason poll

The Eagles return five preseason All-Americans from last year’s squad that went 22-2 and reached the NCAA championship game.


GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Former Williams All-American soccer player Kristi Kirshe of Franklin has been named to USA Women’s Rugby Sevens team.

Three-time high school state pole vault champion Julia Valenti has gone as high as 13 feet, 3 inches in college.


North Reading’s Julia Valenti continues to soar at Dartmouth

The three-time state pole vault champion is one of the Ivy’s best for the Big Green.


Hockey prepped Hull’s Bobby Allen for business world

The former All-American defenseman at BC works in investments and coaches youth and high school hockey in Hingham.

Sports Log

American wins, keeps Boston University on skid in college basketball

Max Mahoney’s fourth double-double of the season couldn’t stop the Terriers from losing their third straight game.

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 08: Danny Dalton #80 of the Penn State Nittany Lions runs after the catch against Dennis Briggs #20 of the Pittsburgh Panthers on September 8, 2018 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)


Marshfield’s Danny Dalton catches on with BC as a grad transfer

After 3 years at Penn State, the state’s 2015 Gatorade Player of the Year will be eligible for Boston College in 2019.

Duke's Zion Williamson (1) reaches to steal the ball from Virginia's Ty Jerom during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Duke won 72-70. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)


New NCAA Tournament Selection Committee rankings are a NET plus

The NET system, a tool for choosing and seeding the NCAA field, isn’t perfect but it holds promise.

Boston College's Ky Bowman reacts as his team leads Florida State in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)


Ky Bowman scores 37 as BC knocks off No. 11 Florida State

The Eagles (10-7 overall) picked up their first ACC win of the season.


Northeastern bounces back to topple UMass

Tyler Madden lifted the No. 8 Huskies over the top-ranked Minutemen in overtime.

Durgin-Park, founded in 1827, closed on Jan. 12.


The Beanpotters had quite a time at Durgin-Park

They convened for decades at the restaurant for the start of Boston’s best known hockey tournament.