The College Blog

November 21, 2009 - 3:16 pm
CHESTNUT HILL -- Every time Boston College has come up against a top-tier defense this season its offense has withered away leading resulting in a painful demise. That was the case today at Alumni Stadium where the Eagles got thumped by North Carolina 31-13 as they committed six turnovers en route...
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Mike Petraglia
November 21, 2009 - 12:02 pm
CHESTNUT HILL Â -- Â This might have been Dave Shinskie's worst nightmare - and his worst game at Boston College. Facing an aggressive, talented North Carolina defense without his 'A' game, Shinskie threw four of BC's five interceptions on the day, three alone to free safety to Deunta Williams, as...
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November 21, 2009 - 9:38 am
CHESTNUT HILL -- "Like sands from the hour glass, these are the days of our lives." The third quarter has been much like a soap opera. In most day time dramas, as this game has become, the day changes but plot does not really move forward. In that respect, the third quarter was much like the first...
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November 21, 2009 - 8:37 am
CHESTNUT HILL -- This game is becoming a bit of a defensive slugfest. The problem for the Eagles is that North Carolina's defense packs more of a wallop. BC has created three turnovers against the Tar Heels, intercepting T.J Yates twice and recovering a fumble. The problem is that the offense has...
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November 21, 2009 - 7:43 am
CHESTNUT HILL -- The first two looks that Boston College got at the North Carolina defense have not gone well for the home town team. Freshman quarterback Dave Shinskie has been sacked twice, fumbled both times and lost one that was returned by defensive lineman Cam Thomas for a touchdown. The next...
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November 21, 2009 - 5:48 am
"If this is it, please let me know. If this ain't love you'd better let me know. . ." There are not many players on the young BC squad who are old enough to remember Huey Lewis and The News (except for maybe the 25-year old David Shinskie) but this may be it for the Eagles. The "it" in this case...
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Mike Petraglia
November 20, 2009 - 3:38 pm
Playing the second half without star Rakim Sanders, who suffered an ankle injury, the Boston College Eagles dropped an 84-80 decision to St. Joseph's University on Friday in the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. BC's Reggie Jackson missed a lay-up with three seconds remaining that would...
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November 18, 2009 - 4:10 pm
What a long, strang trip it has been. For the Boston College seniors preparing to make their final stand on Chestnut Hill this Saturday, those Grateful Dead lyrics ring true. These are some of the final players recruited by coach Tom O'Brien before he made the jump to NC State, who then lived to...
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November 18, 2009 - 9:15 am
Boston is crazy about its sports teams. From Foxborough to Chestnut Hill, sport talk is what drives the region. At the same time, Boston is an academic mecca. When it comes to major collegiate sports, Boston College is the preeminent university in the region. Harvard may have a storied football...
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November 15, 2009 - 9:09 pm
Though the Eagles, who claimed a blowout 89-58 win over Dartmouth in their season-opener on Friday, fell outside of the top 25 in both the AP and Coaches Polls, Boston College nonetheless registered a few votes in both. Interestingly, with six votes in the AP Poll and four in the Coaches Poll , BC...
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