N.E. College Football: September 24


N.E. College Football: September 24

Boston College 45, University of Massachusetts 17
University of Rhode Island 21, Fordham 17
Yale 37, Cornell 17
Sacred Heart 24, Dartmouth 21
Monmouth 24, Central Connecticut State 12
Bryant 30, Wagner 28
American International 37, Stonehill 34
Kean 44, Western Connecticut State 33
Endicott 24, Salve Regina 17
Framingham State 28, Bridgewater State 20
Wesley 72, Husson 0
Alfred 30, Springfield 22
Amherst 20, Bates 7
Wesleyan 16, Middlebury 15
Trinity 28, Colby 10
Williams 24, Bowdoin 21
Hamilton 24, Tufts 16
Castleton State 56, Anna Maria 52
Maine Maritime 40, Fitchburg State 7
Mount Ida 7, Hartwick 3
WPI 34, RPI 31
UMass Dartmouth 16, Plymouth State 0
Western New England 38, Nichols 23
Curry 27, MIT 12
Worcester State 42, Westfield State 12
U.S. Coast Guard 61, Mass Maritime 30
Norwich 38, Becker 20

University of New Hampshire @Richmond

University of Connecticut @Buffalo

New Haven @Assumption

Games in bold involve FBS teams. An asterisk denotes a conference game.

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Celtics drop back-to-back games


BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Celtics drop back-to-back games

0:41 - Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith give their thoughts on Kyrie Irving’s struggles, not having Gordon Hayward, and the Celtics losing for the 2nd time in as many nights.

6:31 - A. Sherrod Blakely joins BST to discuss the message delivered by Hayward to the fans before the game, what was going on with Kyrie’s shot, and why they failed in stopping The Greek Freak.

10:33 - Albert Breer joins BST to preview the Falcons/Patriots Sunday night game and if Atlanta is in the middle of a Super Bowl hangover.

15:40 - In a new game called On The Clock, each person gets 40 seconds to rant on their selected subject including if Red Sox fans can root for the Yankees if the playoffs and how painful the Bruins season will be. 


Former Patriots defensive end Chris Long is donating his salary


Former Patriots defensive end Chris Long is donating his salary

PHILADELPHIA - Chris Long is donating the rest of his year's salary to increase educational equality.

The Philadelphia Eagles' defensive end already gave up his first six game checks to provide two scholarships for students in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now, he's using the next 10 to launch the Pledge 10 for Tomorrow campaign.

"My wife and I have been passionate about education being a gateway for upward mobility and equality," Long told The Associated Press. "I think we can all agree that equity in education can help affect change that we all want to see in this country."

Long signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Eagles, including a $500,000 signing bonus and $1.5 million guaranteed. His base salary in 2017 is $1 million.

The charitable initiative encourages people to make donations to improve equal education opportunities. Long began his career in St. Louis in 2008 and played for the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots last season. Long's foundation has selected four organizations whose missions focus on making education easily accessible to underserved youth while also providing students the support they need to develop strong social and emotional character.

The four organizations are based in the three communities in which Long has played during his NFL career. The city that raises the most money during the season will receive an additional $50,000 donation.

"There's a lot of opportunities to help out and they're wonderful organizations," Long said. "We have such a great platform as football players and hopefully fans get behind it."

Long grew up in Charlottesville and starred in high school at St. Anne's-Belfield before going to the University of Virginia. He was moved to start the scholarship program following the violent protests in Charlottesville in August.

"Our hometown is a wonderful place and I feel like people got the wrong idea about what the residents of Charlottesville are all about," he said.