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Column: Why it’s time to bring Northeastern football back

Column: Why it’s time to bring Northeastern football back

February 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

By Thomas Herron, news correspondent When Northeastern’s administration cut the university’s football program in 2009, it was the right thing to do. Athletic Director Peter Roby, who was instrumental in cutting the program, has done an outstanding job in bettering our athletic programs an...

Athletic Director Peter Roby retires, leaving lasting legacy

Athletic Director Peter Roby retires, leaving lasting legacy

February 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

By Christian Triunfo, news correspondent Northeastern University’s recently retired athletic director Peter Roby left his office at Cabot Center a few weeks ago and moved to the second floor of the administrative wing in International Village. His new office is bare; he’s had no time to decor...

Northeastern names Jeff Konya next athletic director

Northeastern names Jeff Konya next athletic director

January 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

By Calli Remillard, sports editor Northeastern University named Jeff Konya as successor to athletic director Peter Roby, who will retire in June 2018 after spending more than a decade in the position. Konya, who most recently served as the athletic director at Oakland University in Detroit, has m...

Dave Flint receives extension through 2020-21 season

Dave Flint receives extension through 2020-21 season

September 20, 2017


Filed under Sports

By Caroline Ingram, news staff Just as he has been for the past eight seasons, Dave Flint will be behind the bench of one of the nation’s top women’s hockey programs for years to come. The Northeastern University women’s hockey head coach recently agreed to a contract extension with the team...

Madigan named inaugural recipient of first endowed head coach position

Madigan named inaugural recipient of first endowed head coach position

September 20, 2017


Filed under Sports

Northeastern University Athletic Director Peter Roby announced Aug. 30 the creation of the university’s first endowed head coaching position in honor of Fernie Flaman, who coached at Northeastern for 19 seasons and was the longest-serving coach in university history. Jim Madigan, who played under Flama...

Obituary: Jack Grinold was “the encyclopedia of Northeastern Athletics”

Obituary: Jack Grinold was “the encyclopedia of Northeastern Athletics”

April 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Obituaries, Sports

By Jenna Ciccotelli, sports editor Jack Grinold, 81, who made a home on Huntington Avenue for over half a century as Northeastern University’s sports information director and was recognized both nationally and locally for his pride and dedication to the institution, died April 21 after years of d...

Hall of Fame welcomes new class of athletes

Hall of Fame welcomes new class of athletes

November 11, 2015


Filed under Featured Content, Sports

By Bailey Knecht, sports editor Six former student-athletes were inducted into the Northeastern Athletics Varsity Club Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Friday evening. “There’s a rich history of athletics at Northeastern, so this is a great night for people to celebrate that, as well as pay ho...

Madigan suspended 2 games

Madigan suspended 2 games

March 4, 2015


Filed under Sports

By Bailey Putnam, news correspondent Head Coach Jim Madigan was suspended for the final two games of the regular season, including Saturday’s Senior Night against Boston University (BU). Madigan was not allowed at his usual post atop the Northeastern bench, but rather on the opposite side of the ice ...

Q&A: Peter Roby Talks NCAA Selection Committee

March 20, 2014


Filed under Sports

By Jake Fischer, News Staff When former University of Delaware Athletic Director Bernard Muir became the AD at Stanford University in July 2012, he vacated his position as the Colonial Athletic Association-nominated member of the 10-person NCAA Tournament selection committee. Promptly, the CAA nominated N...

Northeastern provides competitive edge for student-athletes on and off the court

November 14, 2013


Filed under Sports

By Jill Saftel, News Staff Between constant traveling, practices, lifting, film sessions and a grueling Division I competition schedule, it can be easy to forget that college athletes are, well, in college. But Northeastern's student-athletes are in fact students first, and from the athletics adminis...

Women’s hockey team makes local impact

October 10, 2013


Filed under Sports

By Maddie Sattler, News Staff Friends and family of the Northeastern women’s hockey team filled Matthews Arena on Saturday to cheer on their daughters and friends. But this time, they weren’t on the edge of their seats hoping for a win, but on their feet supporting a new winner. Marianne Mahoney,...

Roby: “We’re going to have to earn it”

April 18, 2013


Filed under Sports

By Jill Saftel, News Staff  In his semesterly sit-down with The News, Athletic Director Peter Roby looked back at Northeastern’s winter sports and offered thoughts on baseball, rowing and track & field. Last week, he broke down the success of the Husky basketball seasons, in addition to his ...

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