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Illustration Rachel Choi

The dynamic Boston Celtics duo: Joe Mazzulla and ‘The Town’

January 24, 2024

When you think of team building and leadership, what movies come to mind? Perhaps “Coach Carter,” “Glory Road,” or even “Pitch Perfect.” But...

Illustration Rachel Choi

Jerod Mayo announced as new head coach for the New England Patriots

January 24, 2024

Following a disappointing season with four wins and 13 losses, the New England Patriots parted ways with long-time Coach Bill Belichick and announced Jared...

The New England Patriots logo.

Patriots have dropped the ball since Tom Brady left

December 14, 2023

After the collapse of the Tom Brady dynasty in New England, the Patriots are struggling to replicate the Super Bowl-winning seasons led by the star quarterback.  This...

A type of neck guard players have adopted following Adam Johnsons death. Illustration by Rachel Choi.

NHL neck guards: the hazards of just skating by

November 19, 2023

On Oct. 28, former NHL player Adam Johnson was killed during an English professional hockey league game when another player’s skate sliced his throat.  Many...

UFC Lightweight Champion Islam Makhachev. Illustration by Molly Boyke.

Crooke’s Cage: All Hail King Makhachev

November 8, 2023

If you’re Islam Makhachev, his best friend and mentor Khabib Nurmagomedov, any of his teammates, or even the late Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, you’re probably...

The Olympic rings. Illustration by Rachel Choi.

2028 Summer Olympics draws new, old fans with slate of both classic and fresh sports

November 1, 2023

The 2028 Summer Olympics are over four years away, but exciting changes are being made to the program now. The 2028 Games will feature five sports that...

UFC 293 winner Sean Strickland.

Crooke’s Cage: The Summer Break UFC Recap

October 20, 2023

When I published the UFC 287 takeaways article back in April, I knew it would be the last pay-per-view that I was going to actively write about and publish...

The Boston Bruins logo. Illustration by Rachel Choi.

Bruins have big skates to fill following Bergeron and Krejci’s retirement

October 11, 2023

As the Bruins kick off their historic 100th season, fans doubt if it can be as monumental as No. 99. Last year, after firing Bruce Cassidy, former head...

The Bruins will face the winner of the Lightning/Maple Leafs game.

Bruins on Boylston: Leafs or Lightning—which could be a tougher second-round competitor?

April 26, 2023

The Boston Bruins lost in overtime to the Florida Panthers on Wednesday, with the Panthers clawing their way to the victory to live another day.  And...

Crooke’s Cage: UFC 287 takeaways

Crooke’s Cage: UFC 287 takeaways

April 23, 2023

In the UFC’s return to Miami for the first time since 2003, we saw narratives dominate the card as Alex Pereira looked to defend his title against Israel...

The Boston Bruins are 2-1 in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Bruins on Boylston: Why the B’s could be more Avalanche than Lightning in the postseason

April 22, 2023

The 2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning—winners of that year’s President’s Trophy with a NHL record-tying 62-win regular season—were unceremoniously swept...

The UFCE/WWE merger into Endeavor surprised many fans.

Crooke’s Cage: UFC and WWE to merge into Endeavor Group–what does that mean?

April 19, 2023

There are three inevitabilities in life: death, taxes, and UFC President Dana White being involved in an insane business deal. The third inevitability...

Bruins on Boylston: With five games to go, what are the five causes behind the Bruins’ historically successful season?

Bruins on Boylston: With five games to go, what are the five causes behind the Bruins’ historically successful season?

April 5, 2023

The Boston Bruins moved into third place on the NHL’s single-season wins list on Sunday, tying the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens 60-win season with a 4-3...

UConn captured the NCAA DI Championship against San Diego State

March Madness: Finals recap and future NBA prospects

April 5, 2023

At last, the madness is over.  Following a thrilling Final Four where San Diego State beat Florida Atlantic University on a buzzer-beating three, and...

The Boston Celtics are 54-24 this season, second best in the Eastern Conference behind the Milwaukee Bucks.

Painting the Boston Celtics’ playoff picture

April 4, 2023

Early last month, the Boston Celtics had a rough stretch—they lost three straight games against the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, and Cleveland Cavaliers,...

The 2019 Tampa Bay Lightning tied the NHLs regular season wins record—and then were swept in the first round of the playoffs. Could the Bruins suffer the same fate?

Bruins on Boylston: Could the B’s be the next NHL super-team to experience a first-round collapse?

April 2, 2023

On April 16, 2019, the Columbus Blue Jackets shocked the hockey world and made NHL history by completing a 4-0 sweep of the league-best Tampa Bay Lightning...

March Madness: Upsets galore and glimpse into Final Four

March Madness: Upsets galore and glimpse into Final Four

March 27, 2023

Bring on the madness! The opening round of the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament saw plenty of electrifying hoops and busted brackets. Those who...

The Boston Bruins have nine games left to play in the regular season, but theyve already clinched a playoff spot.

Bruins on Boylston: Five more questions (and answers) facing the Bruins as the regular season winds down

March 26, 2023

Last spring’s first-round playoff loss to the Carolina Hurricanes marked the beginning of an uncertain summer for the Boston Bruins. After Head Coach...

Illustration Hailey Akau

Blake Griffin is the Boston Celtics unsung hero

March 10, 2023

The Boston Celtics agreed to a one-year contract with 33-year-old veteran and six-time NBA All-Star Blake Griffin in October of 2022. NBA fans have been...

The Boston Bruins have 19 games left to play in the 2022-23 NHL season, and have posted a 49-9-5 record.

Bruins on Boylston: Using the Predictor 3000 to project postseason opponents

March 10, 2023

The Boston Bruins have 19 regular season games left to play. If they pump enough points out of them between wins and overtime losses, they stand to make...

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