They say Boston is the City of Champions, and while the days of Tom Brady winning Super Bowls for the New England Patriots is over, Boston sports are still synonymous with success. Aside from the professional teams, the countless college sports teams competing in the area mean exciting sporting events are happening every day.
Here are some events you should look to check out in November, whether you’re a die-hard sports fan or just like the atmosphere of big games:
Monday, November 7 - BU Men’s/Women’s Basketball vs. Northeastern - Case Gym
Basketball season is right around the corner, and both the men’s and women’s teams at BU will be tipping off their slate during a Monday doubleheader at Case Gym.
Both teams should be competitive in the Patriot League, and starting the year against a local non-conference rival will make things all the more exciting.
The women play at 4:30 p.m. followed by the men at 7.
Monday, November 7 - Boston Bruins vs. St. Louis Blues - TD Garden
In a rematch of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, where the Blues beat the Bruins 4-3 in the best-of-seven series, emotions still run high in the city of Boston when St. Louis comes to town.
Several key players from both sides of that championship matchup are no longer with their team, but a lot of good players remain, and the Bruins currently have the best record in the entire NHL (5-1-0).
Not to mention, former BU Terriers Matt Grzelcyk, Charlie Coyle and A.J. Greer all play for the Bruins, and injured Charlie McAvoy will be returning soon. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Friday, November 11 - Boston Celtics vs. Denver Nuggets - TD Garden
The Celtics fell just short of the 2022 NBA Championship, but return what should be a competitive team in the Eastern Conference. Coming from the West is Denver and the two-time reigning league MVP, Nikola Jokic.
With Jokic going against Boston’s Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, there’s no shortage of star power in this matchup that will be fun to watch for even the casual fan. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 19 - Harvard Football vs. Yale - Harvard Stadium
While Cambridge is not Boston, the Harvard football stadium is located in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, and with no football team at BU, this historic matchup must be circled on the calendar.
The first meeting between the two Ivy League rivals took place in 1875, and “The Game” is among the longest-standing and most-respected college football matchups in the country.
With “The Game” alternating host sites each year, and with the pandemic canceling Ivy League sports in 2020, Harvard has not hosted “The Game” since 2018 when the two sides played at Fenway Park. With this year being the first time back at Harvard Stadium since 2016, it’s hard to resist going out to witness the latest chapter of a historic sporting tradition. Kick-off time is yet to be determined.
Wednesday, November 23 - BU Men’s Hockey vs. Notre Dame - Agganis Arena
The BU men’s hockey team is currently ranked top 10 in the country, and with renewed hopes under first-year head coach Jay Pandolfo, the Terriers will be welcoming a high-profile opponent to Agganis Arena before Thanksgiving.
The Fighting Irish are currently ranked 13th in the country, and are one of the best teams on the Terriers’ schedule. Kick off Thanksgiving weekend watching two iconic programs face off. Puck drop is at 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, November 26 & 27 - Boston Pride vs. Toronto Six - Warrior Ice Arena
Finally, make sure to check out the weekend series of the two-time reigning Premier Hockey Federation champions face off against Toronto. Boston’s professional women’s ice hockey team is by far the most accomplished in the PHF’s short history.
Playing in nearby Brighton, the Pride boast former Terriers Sammy Davis, the 2020 First Overall Pick, and Kaleigh Fratkin. The Saturday game starts at 7 p.m., and the Sunday puck drop is 2 p.m.