The College Blog

October 03, 2009 - 11:23 am
CHESTNUT HILL -- It is supposed to be a "Gold Out" day at Alumni Stadium. Fans have been encouraged to show their unity in the fight against cancer by purchasing gold "beat cancer" t-shirts in support of Mark Herzlich and his fight against Ewings Sarcoma ( which he may have finally won ). The "Gold...
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Mike Petraglia
October 03, 2009 - 11:01 am
CHESTNUT HILL - As the Eagles take the field today against the Florida State Seminoles, they do so after getting an big-time boost earlier in the week from their emotional leader. Mark Herzlich announced that he was '99-percent' cancer free. The linebacker was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma earlier...
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October 01, 2009 - 8:26 am
CHESTNUT HILL '€” Big-time football is coming to Alumni Stadium this Saturday. It is not just because ESPN's College GameDay crew is heading to Boston College this weekend. That just adds to the level of intensity. It's also the football team paying a visit. Florida State is the kind of college...
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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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