Boston University men’s hockey team pauses all activities after positive COVID-19 test

The Boston University men’s hockey team has paused all athletic activities and canceled Saturday’s game at UConn after a positive COVID-19 test.

a person walking down a sidewalk in front of a building: The BU men's hockey team has paused all activities at Agganis Arena.

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The BU men’s hockey team has paused all activities at Agganis Arena.

According a statement from the school, the positive test came from a member of the team’s Tier 1 personnel, which includes athletes, coaches, managers, and support staff. Tier 1 personnel are tested three times a week in accordance with NCAA, Hockey East, and university protocols.

“To ensure the health and safety of the BU campus and greater Boston community, the Department of Athletics and all of its varsity programs have been following state, city and University guidelines since returning to campus in August,” the statement read.

The Terriers were originally scheduled to open the men’s hockey season this weekend with a pair of games at Vermont, but that series was postponed when

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Boston College vs. Florida, Preview & Prediction

Boston College (1-2) will tip off tonight against Florida (0-0) in the Roman Legends Tipoff at Mohegan Sun. For the Gators, this is a season in which they are expected to rebound after a disappointing season in 2019-’20. This is the third meeting between the two schools, UF winning both previous matchups, the most recent coming in 1994 in the Elite Eight. 

Time: 9:30 pm
Where: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut
Radio: WEEI 850
Current Line: Pick ’em
ESPN Matchup Predictor: Florida has a 69.1% chance of winning this game.

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Listen: In our recent podcast, we talked to Graham Marsh of All Gators about the Florida basketball team, and he gave us an inside look at what to expect. Listen here.

Player To Watch: Scottie Lewis

The former McDonald’s All American is back for his second season with Florida after deciding to forego on the NBA Draft. Lewis averaged

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Boston University students who came up with “(Expletive) It Won’t Cut It” slogan go national

Boston University students who came up with a provocative public health campaign amid the coronavirus pandemic soared to the national stage Wednesday — as they were front-and-center at a CDC emergency response event about the virus.

BU students who launched the “(Expletive) It Won’t Cut It” slogan on campus presented at CDC’s webinar that explored using social media at colleges to promote positive health behaviors related to COVID-19.

The campaign garnered a lot of interest when BU filed a trademark for the slogan with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office — and it even caught the attention of national leaders at the CDC.

“(Expletive) It Won’t Cut It” was one of four public health campaigns from colleges across the country chosen to present at the COVID-19 emergency response webinar, and it was the only initiative fully run by students.

“This is a dream for us. We would have never thought

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Boston University Weekly COVID-19 Report: November 25 to December 1 | The Brink

Extra COVID-19 tests urged for everyone as cases surge from Thanksgiving

Now that Boston University is publishing its COVID-19 testing data on a public-facing dashboard, Gloria Waters, BU vice president and associate provost for research, and Judy Platt, director of BU Student Health Services, are providing a weekly update on the overall health of the BU community.

“We knew this was going to happen—we expected this,” Judy Platt says. 

Boston University’s Clinical Testing Lab is detecting a fresh uptick in coronavirus cases linked to Thanksgiving travel. Between November 25 and December 1, 46 students tested positive for coronavirus, as well as 28 faculty and staff. On December 1 alone, 26 members of the BU community received positive test results.

“It’s so critical now, during this surge, for people to be as forthcoming as possible,” Platt says. “When the call comes in from contact tracing, we need people

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Darden School of Business and Boston University Release Research on Word-of-Machine Effect: Why People Prefer AI Recommenders to Human Ones

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In an article in the Journal of Marketing—based on data from over 3,000 people who took part in 10 experiments—and in a follow-up article in Harvard Business Review, Chiara Longoni (Boston University) and Luca Cian (Darden School of Business) provide evidence supporting what they call a word-of-machine effect: the circumstances in which people prefer AI recommenders to human ones.

More and more companies are leveraging technological advances in AI, machine learning, and natural language processing to provide relevant and in-the-moment recommendations to consumers. As these companies evaluate using AI-based assistance, there is one critical question that must be asked: When do consumers trust the “word of machine,” and when do they resist it? 

The word-of-machine effect stems from a (false) lay belief for which people believe that AI systems are more competent than humans in dispensing advice when functional

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Rally Falls Short As St. John’s Defeats Boston College 97-93.

Boston College (1-2) fought hard to come back from a 20 point deficit, but their blistering rally wasn’t enough, as they fell to St. John’s 97-93. Guard Wynston Tabbs led the Eagles with 23 points, while center CJ Felder had 18 points and three blocks. 

The Eagles started the game off hot, driving to the basket and getting to the foul line. Through the first five minutes of the game, BC looked to be in control of this game. Midway through the first half they had built up an eight point lead. But as often is the case, they hit a cold streak, and the Red Storm led by Julian Champagnie (29 points) started to take control of the game. Boston College looked sloppy on both offense and defense, as St. John’s found easy buckets while BC lost any sort of rhythm with their offense turning the ball over too

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Boston College vs. St. John’s: Preview and Prediction

Boston College (1-1) faces off with St. John’s (2-0) today, in a battle of former Big East foes. This is the 73rd matchup between the two schools, the Red Storm holding a 45-27 edge over the Eagles. The two teams last played in 2008 as part of the NIT Tip Off, a game BC won 82-70 at Conte Forum. 

Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut
Radio: WEEI 850
Current Line: Pick ’em
ESPN Matchup Predictor: St. John’s has a 59.1% chance of winning this game. 

Tale of the Tape:

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Projected Staters: CJ Felder, Makai Ashton Langford, Jay Heath, Wynston Tabbs, Steffon Mitchell

Injuries: Jon Rothstein announced that Jay Heath is set to play today. 

Player To Watch: Vince Cole

Cole came to St. John’s through the JUCO route, after earning All American honors in that circuit. He already made his presence felt, hitting

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Boston College vs. St. John’s: Live Updates

Boston College continues their play in “Conte Forum South” against former Big East foe St. John’s. The Red Storm sit at 2-0, and just entered Bubbleville after winning the Lapchick tournament with wins over St. Peter’s and Lasalle. 

Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Mohegan Sun, Connecticut
Radio: WEEI 850
Opening Line: Pick ‘Em

Join us as we live-blog and discuss the Boston College Eagles and the University of St. John’s game here in our liveblog. Dive into the conversation — it’s easy — by simply going to the top of the site and in the bottom righthand corner of the BC Bulletin logo, click the follow button.

You can log in with Facebook or Google and either way, it’s free. From there, sound off in the comment section and share your reactions and observations with our staff, subscribers and fellow members of the BC Bulletin community as we

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Boston College Women’s Basketball Defeats UMass 90-82 in Overtime

It was another big win for the women on Sunday as they escaped a furious UMass comeback to win 90-82 at home. Led by Taylor Soule’s 29 points the Eagles jumped out a fifteen point lead after the first quarter, but UMass would not be deterred as they fought and clawed back to tie the game. Full recap via below.

Via press release

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass – Junior forward Taylor Soule tied a career-high with 29 points and added 13 rebounds to lead Boston College past UMass 90-82 in overtime on Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum. BC moved to 2-0 on the season while UMass fell to 1-1.

Makayla Dickens added 15 points and 10 rebounds as five Eagles finished in double-figures. In her second career collegiate start, junior Clara Ford was fantastic in the contest as she notched 15 points and 16 points for her first career

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Boston College 34 Louisville 27: Grading the Eagles

Boston College defeated Louisville on Saturday in a game with loads of twists and turns. We have already given our notes on the offense and defense, but let’s grade out the various position groups. 

Because of COVID-19 this evaluation was done using the network TV feed. There certainly were moments the video missed. We did the best we could to evaluate what was visible. Also for grading: A: Great Game, B:Good Game, C: Average Game D: Below Average F: Poor Game)

(Because of COVID-19 this evaluation was done using the network TV feed. There certainly were moments the video missed)

Quarterbacks: A. I don’t know how you give this group anything less than this. Phil Jurkovec pretty much made only one mistake during his time out there (missing Spencer Witter for a touchdown). The transfer finished 15-19 for 203 yards in three quarters. Then Dennis Grosel comes off the

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