BC?s big revenue sports hit bottom, stirring scrutiny

A fan read a newspaper just before the BC-Virginia Tech basketball game at Conte Forum last month. The BC men?s basketball team suffered a fifth consecutive losing season, the program?s longest slump since World War II.

Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe

The state of the football and basketball teams has depleted morale, diminished the school?s national stature, and prompted calls for action.

Mitt Romney trashed Donald Trump during a speech at the University of Utah earlier this month.

Trump poses ?threat? to GOP and country, Mitt Romney says

The former presidential nominee said he?s become more alarmed about Donald Trump?s rhetoric and the damage he?s causing to the party.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/03/13/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/5633a04e63454c8f87896f6a534d17d6-5633a04e63454c8f87896f6a534d17d6-0.jpg Donald Trump rally in Kansas City interrupted repeatedly

Protesters scattered throughout the theater disrupted the presidential candidate?s speech.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/03/13/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/bdca1201c1ee429d8f341f42f5e59a8b-bdca1201c1ee429d8f341f42f5e59a8b-0.jpg Donald Trump accuses protester of having links to ISIS

Trump appeared to base his statement on an Internet video that was described as a hoax.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/03/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_mark_wahlberg.jpg Mark Wahlberg feels ?huge pressure? to get Marathon bombings movie right

It?s with sensitivity and apprehension that the actor begins work on the film.

Kevin Cullen

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What?s evident from the reports on the 2014 Beacon Street fire: Ed Walsh and Mike Kennedy did nothing wrong.

Yvonne Abraham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/03/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Yvonne_Abraham_150px-11003.jpg Lessons from Sydney?s clogged roads

Traffic in my beautiful hometown is its own special hell, making you want to eat your head.

spotlight update

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/03/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight-11009.jpg Overlapping surgeries to face US Senate inquiry

The Senate Finance Committee?s chairman asked 20 hospital systems to provide records about surgeons who operate on two patients at once.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/03/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_john_kotfila_jr.jpg Falmouth native serving as Fla. sheriff?s deputy killed in crash

John Kotfila Jr. died when his cruiser was struck by a wrong-way driver on a Florida highway.

One dead, one survives after canoe tips in Lancaster pond

The Lancaster Fire Department responded to a report of a person in the water early Sunday morning.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/03/09/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/rickieleejones-1.jpg Johnny D?s bids farewell with parade in Davis Square

Two brass bands will play short sets at Johnny D?s Sunday, before people spill into the streets for a New Orleans-style funeral procession through Davis Square.

Art Cogan is a manager for XL Hybrids, which offers battery electric powertrains that convert vans and trucks into hybrid vehicles.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Clean energy industry goes mainstream amid investments

Global investments in clean energy hit a record $329 billion last year.

Bob Ryan

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/bob_ryan_20131006.jpg Is Stephen Curry a latter-day Pete Maravich?

What unites the sharp shooters is the ability to get off shots and handle the ball.

Catholic Memorial students chant anti-Jewish taunt at game

About 50 to 75 fans shouted ?You killed Jesus!? at Newton North High School fans during a state tournament basketball game.

starts & stops

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/03/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/03222009_met22starts-7187339%20-%20Copy.jpg Amid fare hikes, MBTA expands student pass program

The agency came under fire for raising fares for student passes by 23 percent to $32 in its original proposals.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Advance/Images/MassLegislators223A.jpg Massachusetts hospital group against legalized marijuana

The Massachusetts Hospital Association is adding its voice to those opposed to legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.

Ground Game

ground game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/03/11/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/05205613.jpg At debate, Trump rivals choose ?me first? over ?party first?

Their individual interests in playing nice got in the way of their collective interest in taking Donald Trump out.

The Big Picture

David Goldman/Associated Press

Walls (Defined)

?Defined? is an occasional series exploring the definitions of words via photography.


Acadia National Park in Maine.

Ashes to ashes varies from park to park

Many of our national parks will grant permission for your loved ones, upon your death, to scatter your ashes in the setting that speaks to you like no other.

Globe investigations

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The Boston Globe?s 2001-2002 investigation into sexual abuses by clergy in the Catholic Church resulted in more than 600 stories.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

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?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/03/09/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/2016-03-09/Warby-Parker-Glasses.jpg Spark Capital?s Mo Koyfman departs as firm targets $370m fifth fund

One of Boston?s most notable venture firms is losing a New York-based investor as it hits the road to raise more cash.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/Production/BostonGlobe.com/WebPages/Homepage/Components/allen-189.jpg An Australian lesson in telling the whole Catholic story

There are salt-of-the-earth folks, who quietly carry out a staggering variety of good works.

Design New England

Design New England

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/03/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/bath.jpg Immersed in the View

A seaside location sets the tone for a free-flowing master bathroom with partitions and angles ? but no doors to restrict sightlines.