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Boston College Falls to #9 Florida State; Wade Breaks Ankle, Out for Season

By on September 21, 2015 at 9:35pm

The highly anticipated match up between Boston College and Florida State Friday night at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill was worth the price of admission. The Eagles lost to nationally ranked FSU 14-0 in a defensive battle. Only one offensive touchdown was scored and that was on an Everett Golson pass to Travis Rudolph for the nine-yard conversion early in the first quarter. Boston College kept the game close with their defense, bottling up running back Dalvin Cook who had put up 422 yards and 5 touchdowns in his first two games of the season.

Coming into the game the Eagles led the nation in total defense, scoring defense and rushing defense, allowing just seven yards per game on the ground. Friday night Cook finished with 15 carriers for 54 yards and was unable to get into the end zone. Boston College forced the Seminoles deep into their own end of the field and nearly had a safety in the second quarter before being eluded by the slippery Golson who finished the game 15-24 for 119 yards and a touchdown. The final straw for Boston College was when Jon Hillman coughed up the football on a running play in the forth quarter which led to Florida State’s Jalen Ramsey taking it to the house for a 36-yard fumble recovery and score. Continue reading Boston College Falls to #9 Florida State; Wade Breaks Ankle, Out for Season »

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Howard University had no business being on the same field as Boston College in this past Saturday’s contest, if it can be called that, at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill. The FCS opponent was completely over-matched by the size, speed, and talent of the Eagles. The final was Boston College 76-0 over Howard but the game was over almost before it started.

The Eagles started the game by driving Howard back inside their own 5-yard line with multiple sacks, forcing a punt that was returned back inside the five. The next play on the first BC possession resulted in a Tyler Rouse touchdown, his first of three in the game which all came in the first half. The next play from scrimmage for Howard was a pick six putting the Eagles up 14-0 with just a few seconds having ticked off the clock. Continue reading Boston College Rolls Over Howard, Welcomes #9 Florida State »

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The Boston College Eagles hosted The University of Maine Black Bears this Saturday at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill. The Eagles took care of business against the FCS opponent with a physical defense that demonstrated it’s inertia nearly every time Maine tried to move the ball.

The Black Bears opened the game with some success against the stout Eagles defense. Maine managed a 10-play 53-yard drive that ended in a field goal to open the game. It was all downhill from there as Maine struggled to find the rhythm of the first drive. The BC defense was smothering and the statistics they allowed staggering. Maine ended the game with 84 yards passing, and just seven yards rushing for a total of 91 yards. The Eagles offense sputtered a bit with sophomore quarterback Darius Wade making his debut as a starter. Maine was able to keep the game close early on but the half came to a close with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Wade to Bobby Swigert to put the Eagles on top. Swigert, a senior, made it back on the field after not playing since the 2012 season with a devastating knee injury. Continue reading Boston College Takes Care of Business Against UMaine »

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As the August heat breaks in New England, giving way to cooler fall temperatures in September, it can mean only one thing, College Football is back! The Boston College Eagles are preparing for the upcoming 2015 season on the practice field prior to their home opener against The University of Maine on September 5th. The Eagles will have a younger squad this year with many players graduating and moving on last season.

Entering his third year with Boston College, veteran coach Steve Addazio is gearing up for his tall task of coaching a youthful roster. In a quote posted on the Eagles Football webpage he had the following to say: “This will be the biggest changeover I think I’ve been around,” he said. “It hit me this summer. All of a sudden, you have to rethink everything you’re doing, how you handle everything … It’s just really different, the magnitude of it, the numbers of guys.” Despite the turnover and young group Addazio highlighted positives of the team as athleticism and attitude.  The Eagles have had back-to-back seven-win seasons and a bowl appearance in each of the last two years. Continue reading Boston College Football: Preview of the 2015 Season »

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Andrew Benintendi

The Boston Red Sox selected outfielder Andrew Benintendi with the seventh overall pick in the 2015 draft. Benintendi was recently named the National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball as well as being named SEC Player of the Year.

The sophomore Razorback really displayed his power for scouts this year after blasting 19 home runs to lead college baseball. Benintendi also possesses plus speed which enabled him to steal 23 bags this year. Some comparisons to Benintendi include Jon Jay and Mark Kotsay. Continue reading Red Sox Draft Arkansas’ Andrew Benintendi 7th Overall »

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March Madness is around the corner, and unless our local college sports teams have any luck in their conference tournaments (i.e. win the whole thing), we could be betting on other teams in the 68-team tournament. As for what’s on tap for the local college sports teams on Saturday, here are the latest odds, where I also find the best NCAA basketball news and predictions at Sportbet.

Boston College:
2/28, 12 p.m. — NC State (-5) at BC: -110 Continue reading With March Madness Coming up, Check the latest odds at SportBet »

Cady Lalanne and the UMass Minutemen are all smiles after moving into 1st place in the A-10. (Photo courtesy of UMass Athletics)

Well, they’re not alone at the top of the conference, but after a very good stretch of conference play, the UMass Minutemen find themselves part of a four way tie at the top of the Atlantic 10. Dayton, Rhode Island, and current #20 VCU are the three others tied with UMass, but for once it seems that conference play seems to be the better part of the season in Amherst. There’s still a lot of games left to be played, but UMass seems to have gotten lucky at the right time and are having balls bounce their way to get into this position. If you had asked me in December if I thought it was possible UMass had a chance at first place in the conference or even just a shot at one of the first round conference tournament byes, I would have thought you were crazy, but here we are on February 12th with the Minutemen headed in the right direction.

I mentioned that UMass has been lucky over the last couple of weeks and while that is true, one cannot discredit the Minutemen’s play and ability to have such a good stretch. Right now, UMass has won five straight and eight of their last ten, something they haven’t done since rattling off a string of six in a row last season from 12/28-1/18. Continue reading Don’t Look Now, but the Minutemen Sit Atop the A-10 »

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