Boston University Fires Head Coach Albie O’Connell

The Boston University Terriers made waves in the college hockey world today without even making the NCAA Tournament. As first reported by ESPN’s John Buccigross, BU has made the decision to fire head coach Albie O’Connell. In a release, athletic director Drew Marochello noted that it was a “difficult decision” to move on from O’Connell, … Read more

Boston Pride defeat Connecticut Whale in PHF

The Boston Pride beat the Connecticut Whale in the Isobel Cup Final.Screenshot: PHF While NC State and UConn were producing the college basketball game of the year in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament, professional women’s hockey was also having a blinder on its biggest night as well. The Boston Pride beat the Connecticut … Read more

‘It’s become home’: Greg McDermott, Creighton announce multi-year extension | Creighton

After he signed a multiyear extension that would keep him at Creighton for several seasons to come, coach Greg McDermott started his explanation for signing the deal with a short, powerful phrase. “It’s become home,” McDermott said on a Zoom call of his 18 years in Nebraska, including 12 at Creighton and six at Wayne … Read more

Trev Alberts talks NCAA investigation, alcohol sales and more | Football

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s athletic department is working toward a “negotiated resolution” with the NCAA, NU Athletic Director Trev Alberts said Thursday night, on a case involving potential violations with the football program. The case stems from Nebraska’s alleged improper use of special teams analyst Jonathan Rutledge during the 2020 football season. Action Network reported details … Read more

Tennessee football could enjoy a breakout 2021

Hendon Hooker of Tennessee runs with the ball against the Purdue Boilermakers during the first half of the TransPerfect Music City Bowl.Image: Getty Images Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel says that spring practice looks “unrecognizable” from where the Vols were a year ago in Knoxville. Reeling from the termination of Jeremy Pruitt and a large … Read more

The people who wanted Juwan Howard and Penny Hardaway fired a few months ago… where’d they go?

Juwan Howard (l.) and Penny HardawayPhoto: Getty Images What started with a press conference and a “postgame scuffle” has turned into predictable praise. Because when you win, people conveniently forget that just a few weeks earlier they wanted you unemployed. Back in January, Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway said something that every coach has wanted … Read more

Women’s March Madness is a step in the right direction for the NCAA

Photo: Getty Images Welcome to the first ever women’s March Madness! After four decades of playing in the Division I NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, the NCAA has finally decided to graciously grant their March Madness branding to women’s basketball players. If you didn’t know this wasn’t already the name, I don’t blame you. March Madness … Read more

Kentucky upset by St. Peter’s in first round of NCAA Tournament

It’s time to face the facts: John Calipari can’t coach.Image: Getty Images It’s official: John Calipari can’t coach. No college basketball coach has done less with more than Calipari. And Thursday night’s loss to St. Peter’s in the opening round of March Madness had to seal the deal for many on the fence about Calipari’s … Read more

The Team That Hopes Defense Doesn’t Win NCAA Championships

Purdue’s men’s basketball team has historically been defensively strong, spawning numerous Big Ten Defensive Players of the Year winners in the last two decades. Yet this year, the Boilermakers are hoping that one of the most reliable clichés in sports—“defense wins championships”—will be proven wrong in this year’s NCAA tournament. The reason is that Purdue … Read more