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"We’re not playing with enough effort for 40 minutes," says BU coach Joe Jones. "That’s the biggest issue we’re having."

The struggles of Boston University men’s basketball are truly perplexing

This is pretty much the same team that won the Patriot League two seasons ago, but they aren't playing anywhere close to that level.

COLLEGES
Former Tufts football coach Rocky Carzo (center), flanked by his 1971 captains, Rodney Watson (40) and Ken Wilson (11).

As football coach and AD, Rocky Carzo was a revered and visionary leader at Tufts

Carzo, who was football coach at Tufts from 1966-73 and athletic director from 1973-99, died Sunday at age 89.

Boston College 70, Clemson 68

Boston College ends nine-game losing streak to Clemson on Brevin Galloway 3-pointer

Makai Ashton-Langford scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half for Boston College after the Eagles closed to within 39-32 by intermission.

women's college basketball notebook
Caroline Ducharme (left) had 24 points against Louisville Dec. 19.

Freshman Caroline Ducharme has burst on the scene for UConn women’s basketball

The former Nobles star from Milton has taken advantage of her opportunity after a rash of injuries hit the Huskies.

Men's college hockey notebook
University of Michigan center Matty Beniers of Hingham is one of 15 college players named to 25-man roster for the US Olympic team.

US men’s hockey team will send a squad stocked with collegians to Beijing

Harvard, BC, and BU will all have representatives on the team.

women's college hockey notebook
Northeastern forward Skylar Irving is seventh on the team in scoring in just her freshman season.

Checking in on the top women’s college hockey freshman performers

Four local standouts are giving glimpses of the kind of impact players they can become.

men's college basketball notebook
DeMarr Langford's BC team is 6-7 overall, 1-2 in the ACC.

In local men’s college basketball, there are two sides to every team

No matter which team you root for, there are reasons for optimism — and pessimism. Here's a quick rundown.

Georgia 33, Alabama 18
Kelee Ringo (5) picked off Alabama quarterback Bryce Young and took it the distance to seal the title for Georgia.

Georgia pulls away from Alabama in fourth quarter to win first national title since 1980

A late pick-six sealed the Bulldogs' first national championship in 41 years.