Boston College taps Bates as new athletic director

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Boston College taps Bates as new athletic director

BOSTON (AP) -- Brad Bates is the new athletic director at Boston College after 10 years in that post at Miami (Ohio).

Bates was named on Tuesday to succeed Gene DeFilippo, who retired on Sept. 30 after 15 years in the position. He made the decision to step down after being diagnosed with a treatable form of melanoma.

During Bates' tenure, 14 of Miami's 18 teams won at least one conference championship and the football team made consecutive bowl appearances in 2003 and 2004 for the first time in almost 30 years.

Bates played football at Michigan after walking on to the team then stayed on as a graduate assistant. He worked at Vanderbilt from 1985-2002 in a variety of administrative positions, including senior associate athletic director.

Two Daniel Webster players arrested after on-court brawl with S. Vermont

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Two Daniel Webster players arrested after on-court brawl with S. Vermont

Things escalated very quickly during a Division III game in Nashua, New Hampshire on Saturday as two members of the Daniel Webster College men’s basketball team were arrested for their part in an on-court brawl.

Daniel Webster was playing conference rival Southern Vermont College when Daniel Webster guard Marquise Caudill threw a punch at an opposing player, stomped on him and then incited a brawl with 14:34 left in the second half.

A brief YouTube video of the beginnings of the fight was posted by D3Hoops.com:

Caudill was one of two Daniel Webster players arrested in the fight as the Associated Press reported that it took 25 police officers to restore order after the fight. Southern Vermont was awarded a win via forfeit as the final score was officially 2-0.

The 22-year-old Caudill is being held on $50,000 cash bail on the charges of assault, criminal threatening and disorderly conduct.

Caudill’s teammate, 23-year-old Antwaun Boyd, was also arrested and charged with disorderly conduct as he was released after bail was posted.

One other person was also arrested in the incident as 43-year-old Elizabeth Morris was charged in connection with the disturbance. She also posted bail and was released.

Perhaps the craziest side note about this brawl is that this was the final home regular season game for Daniel Webster College, as the school is shutting down at the end of the year. This was also Daniel Webster’s only home loss of the season as this incident has cast a black cloud over what should have been a memorable final home game for the school.