The College Blog

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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November 14, 2009 - 1:15 pm
It was not pretty. The Eagles played a game filled with mistakes, penalties and turnovers but in the end they got what they needed. A win. The Boston College football team claimed victory on the road for the first time this season and kept its ACC Championship game hopes alive by gutting out a 14-...
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November 14, 2009 - 12:54 pm
It seems that Boston College has forgotten that it has a pretty good running back on its team in the form of Montel Harris. The Eagles have come out throwing in the second half against Virginia, trying to work the center field against the stout Cavalier secondary to absolutely no effect. At one...
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November 14, 2009 - 12:09 pm
Dave Shinskie found the formula to crack the Cavalier corners early in the second quarter. Go deep. The freshman quarterback almost hit the big play when play-action created space for sophomore Colin Larmond Jr. down the field. Shinskie hit Larmond in the hands but the speedy wide out could not...
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