What Makes a Coach of the Year?

“He understands what we are, what he wants us to be, what everybody here wants us to be,” Murphy said. “I think that his vision and picture of that is what keeps us getting better every year.”

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The Voice of Northeastern Athletics

To his left was a bag overflowing with Ricola cough drops. To his right were the rosters of the Northeastern University and College of William & Mary men’s basketball teams. As Charlie Bame-Aldred sat at the scorer’s table for an afternoon matchup at Matthews Arena, he thought back on his time as a public address…

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Triple Threat

It’s a trio that doesn’t make too much sense: a big burly senior from New Jersey with hockey in his blood, a tattooed hometown kid with everything to prove and an undersized, former healthy scratch from the home of hockey. Sure, they were all NHL draft picks, but none of them were selected prior to…

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Peter Roby: Coach as Educator

“But it’s amazing when somebody brings something to your attention and you act on it and you say ‘you know what? You’re right. We’re going to fix it.’ And then you fix it? That’s pretty powerful. That empowers people. And it makes us better.”

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Unfinished Business

After Mike Glavine announced the Huskies’ 2018 season schedule, he sat back and watched his phone screen light up as the calls, text messages and social media posts began to pour in. “Are you crazy?” asked family, friends and fans. “Playing this schedule?” With full weekend series scheduled against major powers Missouri, No. 17 Auburn…

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Jeff Konya: Never Afraid to Go Big

“There’s equity in the brand. There’s equity in the degree,” Konya said. “And if we can tell that message and that story to our different constituents about why this is important and why there is a huge return on investment for athletics, why we need more traditions, more history, more passion around what we do, then I think we have a real opportunity to approach that ceiling.”

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Beasts of the East: Hockey Seniors Lead Women to First Conference Championship

“They’ve accomplished a lot,” lauded Flint. “Between the seven [seniors], they played 950 games, notched 192 goals, 294 assists, 83 wins, and they’ve won the first-ever Hockey East Championship for Northeastern.”

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“It’s a Great Old Barn”

Photos by Alex Melagrano and Dan Munch Video by Masayuki Tamura Reporting by Adam Gostomelsky    

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Kayla Cappuzzo: Leader of the Pack

“When someone throws something my way and tells me I can’t do it, I am that person that will do everything to prove to them that I can,” Cappuzzo said.

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Shawn Occeus: Lockdown

“For me it’s just about basketball,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re starting, if you’re off the bench or if you’re the last person on the bench. It’s just about how you can impact your team and what can you do in that role for you team […] For me, it was just about keeping it basketball and just letting my love for the game determining how hard I played.”

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