Virus-hit Boston College (3-13) fires coach Jim Christian
FILE - Boston College head coach Jim Christian questions a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., in this Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, file photo. Boston College fired basketball coach Jim Christian on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, with three weeks left in his seventh season. The basketball team that struggled to fill out a lineup as COVID-19 protocols chipped away at the roster lost coach Jim Christian on Monday when he was fired with three weeks remaining in his seventh season. Athletic director Pat Kraft said assistant Scott Spinelli will coach the team the rest of the season. Ad“It’s not easy,” Christian said Saturday after the 75-67 loss to Syracuse that would turn out to be his finale.
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Four games were postponed because of players testing positive or quarantining under the COVID-19 protocol. DePaul’s previously postponed game at St. John’s on Jan. 2 has been rescheduled for Feb. 20. Major League Baseball last week proposed a one-month delay in starting spring training due to the coronavirus pandemic. ___The Cleveland Indians will not be allowing fans to watch their spring training workouts in Arizona due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AdThere has not yet been a decision on whether fans will be able to attend spring training games.