The College Blog

January 25, 2010 - 9:53 am
After getting blown out in three straight conference losses to Clemson, Duke and Maryland, Boston College offered a somewhat improved outlook last week with a comeback win against Miami and a narrow loss to Virginia Tech. BC coach Al Skinner said that his team'€™s renewed effort can be traced to...
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January 23, 2010 - 1:26 pm
With the ACC standings in disarray (North Carolina is second-to-last in the league thanks to a three-game losing streak), Boston College had the chance to make a jump into the top half of the league with a win Saturday afternoon at Virginia Tech. But Cassell Coliseum continued to be a house of...
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January 18, 2010 - 6:56 am
Boston College coach Al Skinner participated in the ACC basketball coaches conference call Monday and talked about his team's attempts to rebound from its three-game losing streak. In the most recent loss, an embarrassing 73-57 rout vs. visiting Maryland Saturday, Skinner lamented his team's lack...
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January 16, 2010 - 3:38 pm
For the second straight weekend, a team from Maryland came up the coast and walloped a New England team. In a game eerily similar to the Patriots' playoff debacle vs. the Baltimore Ravens , the Maryland Terrapins hit the BC Eagles in the mouth early and ran away with a 73-57 win. The Eagles came...
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Mike Petraglia
January 16, 2010 - 2:30 pm
CHESTNUT HILL Â -- Â When your team lays a gigantic egg on its home floor, that's humiliating. When your team does it without showing much fight, that's something altogether more serious. That was the message Al Skinner had for his team following a disheartening 73-57 stinker at the hands of the...
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January 02, 2010 - 4:26 pm
It was an interesting year for the Boston College football program. The year started with controversy as coach Jeff Jagodzinski pursued a job in the NFL which, in turn, cost him his job in Chestnut Hill. He was replaced by a longtime loyal soldier, defensive coordinator Frank Spaziani , who took...
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December 26, 2009 - 8:21 pm
Two 8-4 teams, two freshman quarterbacks and two storied college football programs created one pretty good bowl game in San Francisco. The University of Southern California put Boston College's football season to bed on Saturday night by winning the Emerald Bowl at AT&T Park in San Francisco by...
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December 26, 2009 - 5:42 pm
The first play from scrimmage of the second half was a pass from USC quarterback Matt Barkley that was intercepted by BC senior strong safety Marcellus Bowman and bought back to the Trojans' 9-yard line. Two plays later Montel Harris fumbled the ball on the 6-yard line and it was picked up by...
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December 26, 2009 - 4:39 pm
Boston College was going to a place that it did not want to go. It was down by two touchdowns against a prime time opponent in a big game. Every other time that has happened this season the Eagles have basically curled into a ball as the hole they were in on the scoreboard got deeper (see Virginia...
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December 26, 2009 - 3:45 pm
Trojans freshman quarterback Matt Barkley set up the play-action, rolled to to the right and whipped the ball to his hot read, full back Stanley Havili. For Boston College this season, that has been where opposing play makers have gone to die. That is the side of the field where ACC Defensive...
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