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September 26, 2009 - 5:42 pm
CHESTNUT HILL -- The best prize fighters are the ones who can take a hit, have their backs against the ropes, bounce back and deliver a knockout blow. As far as the Eagles were down last week, they came back this week to set the record straight. Rather than acting defeated in the wake of their loss...
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Mike Petraglia
September 26, 2009 - 3:01 pm
CHESTNUT HILL '€” The last thing quarterback Riley Skinner wanted to hear was a word of consolation after fumbling away a near-certain victory Saturday afternoon at Boston College . But BC senior Mike McLaughlin, in his first game back from an Achilles injury, came over and offered them to the...
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September 26, 2009 - 12:12 pm
CHESTNUT HILL -- Between the third and fourth quarters Mario Trueba of the Orange Bowl presented a $5,000 check to Mark Herzlich and Uplifting Athletes. The check is a benefit for the Sarcoma Foundation of America for cancer research and treatment. Herzlich, a Butkus Award finalist for the nation's...
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September 26, 2009 - 12:08 pm
CHESTNUT HILL -- The offenses have bogged down here in the third quarter as Boston College and Wake Forest trade punts. It that regard the game has become a mini-match between Eagles' punter Ryan Quigley and his Wake Forest counterpart Shane Popham. Boston College ran 15 plays for 73 yards while...
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September 26, 2009 - 11:14 am
CHESTNUT HILL -- The combination of Brandon Pendergrass and Riley Skinner are going to make this game interesting. Pendergrass, a true sophomore running back (a rarity on Demon Deacons team full of redshirts) got Wake Forest back into the game when he took a handoff from Skinner, broke the first...
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September 26, 2009 - 10:36 am
CHESTNUT HILL -- For the first time this season 25 year old freshman Dave Shinskie got the start at quarterback for Boston College after redshirt freshman Justin Tuggle had started the first three games. Shinskie led the Eagles down the field for the first score of the game, a 32 yard field goal by...
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September 26, 2009 - 9:21 am
CHESTNUT HILL -- It is a beautiful day on The Heights. The air is crisp, there is barbeque smoke in the air and Wake Forest is in town to take on the Eagles at Alumni Stadium. A perfect day for football. A day long awaited by one particular individual on this Boston College squad. Senior middle...
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September 23, 2009 - 6:11 pm
CHESTNUT HILL '€” The shadow of Death Valley may still haunt Boston College , but now it's time for a Wake. The Eagles return to Alumni Stadium Saturday afternoon with the goal of moving on from the beat-down they received at the hands of the Clemson Tigers last Saturday. The best way to do that...
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Mike Petraglia
September 22, 2009 - 7:25 am
NCAA organizers can only hope Boston delivers them another another thrilling performance after it was announced on Monday that  TD Garden has been chosen as the East Regional site for the 2012 men's tournament. In March, in one of the best games ever played in the building, Villanova beat...
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September 19, 2009 - 6:43 pm
Boston College had questions. Clemson had answers. The Tigers claimed the O'€™Rourke-McFadden Trophy as they proved to be too much for the Eagles en route to a 25-7 victory in Death Valley ( recap ). The game was delayed twice in the second half due to torrential rains and lightning in the area...
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