Gene DeFilippo


BOSTON Boston College has fired football coach Frank Spaziani after four years of progressively worse records and two straight seasons without a bowl appearance.


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


Some highlights of the press conference at Boston College, in which athletic director Gene DeFilippo announced the dismissal of basketball coach Al Skinner: