November 30, 2008 |
Billy Flutie, the Boston College backup quarterback and nephew of Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie, threw for a nine-yard touchdown on a fake field goal Saturday to lead the 20th-ranked Eagles to a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game with a 28-21 victory over visiting Maryland. Boston College (9-3, 5-3) will play Virginia Tech next Saturday -- the second straight year the former Big East foes will play for the ACC's spot in the Orange Bowl.
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.
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.
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.
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.