October 26, 2003 |
At least Boston College didn't ruin Notre Dame's season this time. The Irish had taken care of that themselves, long before they came to Chestnut Hill. A year after spoiling Notre Dame's hopes for a national championship, Boston College won, 27-25, on a last-minute field goal Saturday to severely damage Notre Dame's hopes of making any bowl game at all. The Eagles fell behind after blowing an 18-point lead but won when Sandro Sciortino kicked a 26-yarder with 38 seconds left.
November 4, 1996 |
Defensive back Kiernan Speight, named in reports concerning possible gambling by members of the Boston College football team, said Sunday night his name would be cleared. University officials were mum after meeting with investigators most of the day. WHDH-TV in Boston, however, reported that "the school was looking into five players that gambled on games and may have bet on BC to lose." Said Speight: "I just want to get it resolved. I want them to get down to the bottom of it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 18, 2009 |
By now, USC Coach Tim Floyd and his staff would like to think they know more about Boston College's basketball team than anyone this side of the Charles River. For starters, they know the Trojans need to clamp down on defense or they will be up the creek. And they realize that point guard Tyrese Rice is the guy who paddles the Eagles' boat.
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)
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.
March 22, 1987 |
Texas Christian University will open its 1987 football season at Boston College on Sept. 5. Boston College fills a void in TCU's schedule caused by cancellation of the Frogs' Sept. 26 game with Southern Methodist, whose 1987 program was shut down by the NCAA.