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Eagles, Terriers Heading in Opposite Directions Leading into Fenway Matchup

BC and BU have been on opposite trajectories all season as the Terriers have struggled and BC became among the hottest teams in the country. Over the last week, however, things may be beginning to change. BC lost both of their Denver Cup games, including to host and number two Denver. BU did not play […]

USC Goes Nuts, BC Loses Emerald Bowl

The Trojans started fast and finished BC off to claim the 2009 Emerald Bowl 24-13 amidst a steady rain in San Francisco. The loss was BC’s second postseason loss in a row after an eight season bowl win streak and the Eagles finish the season 8-5. BC began the game with the ball and got […]

College Hockey Gearing Up for Holiday Tournaments

There is no poll this week as there was very limited action on the ice. Vermont beat Dartmouth in the only game featuring a Hockey East team, one of only three overall (and one of those was exhibition). There will not be another poll until the first week of January after teams wrap up their […]

Eagles Vault Up Five Spots in Hockey Poll

Boston College charged to the end of the 2009 portion of the schedule with five consecutive wins, no losses in seven games (6-0-1), and only one in 10 (8-1-1). With two wins this week, over Hardvard and Providence, the Eagles are now the highest rated Hockey East team at #5, up five spots from last week. UMass-Lowell, […]

Alabama’s Mark Ingram Wins Heisman in Closest Vote

Alabama is one of the all-time elite programs in college football history, with the fifth most wins all time and seven national championships (in the poll era), trailing only Notre Dame’s eight (they are tied with USC and Oklahoma). The Crimson Tide also have a chance to bring more hardware to Tuscaloosa as they will […]

SoB College Bowl Pickoff Challenge

Here at Sports of Boston, we love to pick things, from preseason predictions to playoff outcomes, we pick it all. Well, now we are also giving you the option to take on our experts in our first Sports of Boston College Bowl Pickoff Challenge on Yahoo! Pick all 34 bowls, including our Boston College Eagles battling USC in […]

College Football Top 10: 2009 Week 14

The regular season is over, except for the notable Army-Navy game. All of the conferences have crowned their winners: Georgia Tech (ACC), Cincinnati (Big East), and Oregon (Pac-10) to name a few. The Sports of Boston pollsters unanimously named the SEC winner, Alabama, and Big 12 winner, Texas, as our BCS National Championship finalists. In […]

College Football Top 10: 2009 Week 14 Expert Ballots

Do you want to see how your favorite Sports of Boston expert voted in the poll? Then look no further, we have listed the ballots here.

My 2009 Heisman Trophy Ballot

The Downtown Athletic Club will hand out the John Heisman Memorial Trophy this Saturday night and while I did not vote in their selective club, I was invited for the second year to participate in Shotgun Spratling’s “Sports Blog Heisman Trophy” over at The Blue Workhorse blog. Below is the ballot I sent to him. […]

BC Into Top 10, UNH Back in College Hockey Poll

UMass-Lowell is still the highest rated Hockey East team despite falling one spot to ninth in the latest USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Division I Men’s Hockey Poll. Boston College made a big move, jumping five spots to #10. The Eagles have been mired in the lower half of the poll all season until this week’s breakout. […]

Boston College to Emerald Bowl to Face USC

Boston College will finish the season in the Emerald Bowl in San Francisco on Saturday, December 26 (8 PM ET, ESPN) against the Univserity of Southern California Trojans. The Eagles become the first team to make a second appearance in the bowl, having beat Colorado State 35-21 in 2003. BC will make its 11th consecutive […]

BC Loses 2010 Football Opponent, Kuechly Nets ACC Honors

Hofstra announced that, like Northeastern in November, they will be dropping football. Like the Huskies, the Pride cite the high costs and low interest and their 69 year old program is no more. Why is this news to Boston? Well, Hofstra just so happened to be BC’s FCS opponent and season opening football game next […]

College Football Top 10: 2009 Week 13

The final week of the college football season is upon us with conference championships to be decided and the BCS National Championship will be set up. In one corner, the SEC will produce and undefeated and likely #1 team in the nation. Texas, according to SportsofBoston and the BCS only has to win to get […]

College Football Top 10: 2009 Week 13 Expert Ballots

Do you want to see how your favorite Sports of Boston expert voted in the poll? Then look no further, we have listed the ballots here.

UMass-Lowell Tumbles in Latest Poll; Hockey East Dominates ECAC

Hockey East and ECAC schools renewed some old rivalries this weekend in what turned out to be an excellent showing by the HEA teams. Hockey East went 4-2-1 against the more senior league, one in which many HEA school were once part of before the split or later expansion. However, UMass-Lowell dropped a pair of league […]