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A Different Kind of Fall Classic: Notre Dame vs Boston College

By on November 21, 2015 at 7:19pm

Tonight is the night that college football fans have been waiting for, the showdown between national championship contender Notre Dame (9-1) and hometown Boston College (3-7) at Fenway Park. For the Fighting Irish its a must win game on the way to a possible playoff berth under the new college football playoff system. It is also a nationally televised, prime time game at one of America’s most iconic ballparks, and technically a home game for Notre Dame as part of the Shamrock Series.

For Boston College this is a game where a victory would be the shining moment on an otherwise difficult and disappointing season. Continue reading A Different Kind of Fall Classic: Notre Dame vs Boston College »

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In a down year for college basketball in Massachusetts (wait — isn’t it always a bad year?), Harvard University stands as the state’s only shot at making an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Crimson, at 18-9 as of Monday, will play as the No. 2 seed in the Ivy League’s first conference tournament featuring the top four teams in the league.

Harvard will likely need to catapult past Princeton (21-6 overall, including 14-0 in the conference).

If they’re lucky enough to get in, the team’s odds to win the NCAA Tournament would be extremely long, to say the least.

For what it’s worth, Boston University had a good season, too, but lost in the Patriot League Conference Semi-finals Sunday and certainly won’t be an at-large team.

Otherwise in Massachusetts? Trash. UMass Amherst is 14-17 (4-14 in A-10 play) and Boston College is 9-22 (2=16 in the ACC). Yikes.



Doug Flutie confirmed Thursday, as reported by Chad Finn of the Boston Globe, that he will serve as color commentator for the Boston College vs. Notre Dame game to take place at Fenway Park on Saturday.

Continue reading Doug Flutie Commits to Broadcast Shamrock Series »

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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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