December 31, 2006 |
It's fitting that Boston College's bizarre month would end with an improbable finish that made a star out of a walk-on kicker. Steve Aponavicius kicked a career-best 37-yard field goal on the final play and the 23rd-ranked Eagles beat Navy, 25-24, Saturday at Charlotte, N.C., in the Meineke Bowl to extend the nation's current longest bowl winning streak to seven. "What they had to overcome and all the adversity," interim Coach Frank Spaziani said. "No one asked about Navy.
March 20, 2009 |
News flash: USC is going to put a big guard on Boston College's 6-foot-1 star, Tyrese Rice. Rice shrugged his shoulders during Thursday's news conference at the Metrodome and all but said big deal. After playing all year against Tobacco Road in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Rice probably isn't going to be intimidated by Figueroa Street. Concerned? "Not really," Rice said. "We have big guards in our league . . ." Even in practice, where Rice regularly was defended by 6-5 teammate Rakim Sanders.
January 4, 2001 |
Boston College Coach Al Skinner, who scheduled nine soft games to start the season to help boost his team's confidence going into the big matchup against Connecticut, won't have to worry about the Eagles' egos now. Troy Bell scored 27 points and Xavier Singletary had 23 on Wednesday night as the Eagles defeated the 10th-ranked Huskies, 85-68, at Boston to end a 23-game losing streak against their Big East rivals.
October 11, 2009 |
at No. 5 Virginia Tech 48, Boston College 14: Tyrod Taylor, Ryan Williams and the defense made sure the Hokies' (5-1, 3-0) regular-season losing streak against the Eagles (4-2, 2-2) ended. at No. 11 Miami 48, Florida A&M 16: Jacory Harris led the Hurricanes (4-1) to 31 points playing only the first half, and Miami beat the Rattlers (4-1) for the seventh time in a row. No. 22 Georgia Tech 49, at Florida State 44: Josh Nesbitt ran for three touchdowns and threw for another to lead the Yellow Jackets (5-1, 3-1)
November 19, 1998 |
Cara Blumfield of El Camino Real High, a Times' All-Valley selection in softball and basketball, said Wednesday she has accepted a softball scholarship to Boston College. "I'm happy with the decision," she said. "I just loved it there." Blumfield led El Camino Real to the City Section 4-A Division softball final last year, batting .513 with 31 runs batted in. In basketball, she led the region in scoring last season with a 23.3 average.
February 20, 2005 |
Boston College's last season in the Big East is turning out to be its best. Craig Smith had 16 points and 15 rebounds to lead the sixth-ranked Eagles to a 65-60 victory over No. 9 Syracuse on Saturday night at Boston -- a matchup of top 10 teams that was one of the most anticipated basketball games in school history.
January 9, 1987 |
Boston College football Coach Jack Bicknell has turned down a chance to become the new coach at Arizona, a university official said Thursday night.
November 10, 1996 |
A student who says he placed bets for five Boston College football players had to be hospitalized last year after he was beaten by a New York bookmaker over a bad debt, his father said. His father told the Boston Globe the student owed $4,000 when the bookie beat him with a two-by-four. To save their son from further harm, the parents made four weekly payments of $1,000 to a man they met outside a Brighton bar that is off limits to Boston College athletes.
March 18, 1985 |
Into each NCAA Tournament must step a Cinderella team. It's an NCAA bylaw or something. But until Sunday, a true Cinderella had not emerged. Up popped Boston College to fill the role, scoring a whopper of an upset with a 74-73 victory over Duke in a Midwest Regional second-round game at Hofheinz Pavilion. This is the same BC team that finished sixth in the Big East Conference and came into postseason play limping with a four-game losing streak.
May 23, 2006 |
Dozens of faculty and students turned their backs and waved protest signs when Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice received an honorary degree from Boston College. But the protest against Rice, a central player in President Bush's Iraq policy, was smaller than had been expected, and those among the crowd of 25,000 who gave her a standing ovation outnumbered those who sat in silence.