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Boston College Leads Field Into New-Look Hockey East Tournament

The Hockey East tournament will be an all-inclusive affair this season.  In years past, only the top eight teams in the 10-team conference qualified for postseason play. But with the addition of Notre Dame this season as the conference’s 11th member, Hockey East has altered its tournament structure to give all member schools a shot at the crown. That expansion has led to the creation...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston College, Boston University Advance To Women’s Hockey East Title Game

The next chapter in the intense rivalry between Boston College and Boston University hockey will be written on Sunday when the two schools meet in the women’s Hockey East tournament championship game. The Eagles advanced to the final with a 3-1 victory over Vermont on Saturday at Hyannis Youth and Community Center. Junior forward Kate Leary scored her first career hat trick in...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Williams gets a leg up at Boston College Pro Day

Record-setting Boston College tailback Andre Williams yesterday auditioned his talents before 29 NFL scouts gathered for school’s Pro Day under the bubble at Alumni Stadium. Williams improved on some of his drills from last month’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, where he ran a 4.56 in the 40-yard dash, finished in the top three among running backs in three drills —...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

BC, Northeastern, Vermont Force Decisive Game 3 In Hockey East Quarterfinals

Boston College kept its Hockey East tournament hopes alive on Saturday when it defeated Notre Dame 4-2 at Kelley Rink. It was a strong bounce-back performance from the Eagles after losing 7-2 to the Fighting Irish on Friday. Top-line forward Johnny Gaudreau, who leads Division I men’s hockey in scoring, led BC’s offense with two goals and two assists. Gaudreau’s first goal...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Upsets Boston College To Advance To Hockey East Semifinals

After splitting the first two games of their quarterfinal series, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish upset top-seeded Boston College 4-2 on Sunday afternoon to advance to the semifinals of the Hockey East tournament in its first season in the league. Senior forward Bryan Rust potted two goals, including the game-winner with four seconds remaining in the second period, to propel the Irish...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston College Fires Head Basketball Coach Steve Donahue

Steve Donahue can fall back on that sweet victory over Syracuse to ease his wounds, but right now he’s out of a job.  Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com is reporting that Boston College has fired Donahue after four seasons. Boston College has fired Steve Donahue, sources told ESPN. Story coming. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 18, 2014 Donahue, 51, was hired in 2010 by former athletic...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Steve Donahue fired at Boston College

One week after reports surfaced saying that head coach Steve Donahue would return to Boston College, it seems the Eagles have made a final decision. According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, Donahue has been fired. Donahue has been at Boston College for four seasons, after spending 10 seasons at Cornell. He has made zero NCAA Tournament appearances with the Eagles, going 33-63 the past...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston College Fires Basketball Coach Steve Donahue

Steve Donahue will not return as the head basketball coach at Boston College next season, according to the university. BC athletic director Brad Bates tweeted that he decided to go in a different direction for the team’s head coaching position. After careful deliberation, I have decided to make a change in our men's basketball program. Grateful for Coach Donahue's contributions...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston College Fires Head Basketball Coach Steve Donahue

Steve Donahue can fall back on that sweet victory over Syracuse to ease his wounds, but right now he’s out of a job.  Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com is reporting that Boston College has fired Donahue after four seasons. Boston College has fired Steve Donahue, sources told ESPN. Story coming. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 18, 2014 Donahue, 51, was hired in 2010 by former athletic...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

BC should run after Amaker

So Boston College went about its business and finally decided and announced that Steve Donahue would not get a fifth year as the Eagles’ basketball coach. BC made the official announcement on Tuesday afternoon and athletic director Brad Bates said…Read more →
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston College fires Steve Donahue

Boston College fired Steve Donahue after he failed to take the Eagles to the NCAA Tournament. Donahue was hired in 2010 by former athletic director Gene DeFilippo after a successful 12-year career at Cornell.  In his 12 years at Cornell, Donahue built the program up and finished with three straight NCAA Tournament appearances. Donahue spent four seasons at Boston College and held...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

BC Director Of Athletics In “No Rush” To Hire Steve Donahue’s Successor

Boston College fired men’s basketball coach Steve Donahue on Tuesday after an unsuccessful 2013-14 season in which the Eagles finished 14th in the ACC with an 8-24 record. “In the next 24 hours we are going to begin a needs-assessment for the program,” BC director of athletics Brad Bates told reporters at a press conference Tuesday. “Out of that we will have a profile for...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey East Awards Recap: BC’s Johnny Gaudreau Wins Player Of The Year

Hockey East announced its men’s hockey award winners for the 2013-14 season on Thursday night, and the nation’s top scorer took home Player of the Year honors. Boston College junior forward Johnny Gaudreau, who led Division I with 69 points (32 goals, 37 assists) in 37 games, claimed the award for the second straight year. Gaudreau’s consistent offensive production, which includes...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Former UConn Coach Jim Calhoun Interested In Boston College Job

Jim Calhoun could be making a return to college basketball, and he wouldn’t have to travel far to do so. Calhoun, who coached UConn for 26 years before retiring in 2012, “has significant interest” in the head coaching vacancy at Boston College, multiple sources told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Former BC coach Steve Donahue was fired earlier this week after posting a 54-76 record...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jim Calhoun Interested In Boston College Coaching Job

Thursday, UConn fans breathed a sign of relief as the Huskies survived in overtime against St. Joe’s during their first NCAA Tournament game of the Kevin Ollie era. But Friday, there was still some unrest in Storrs. Why? It’s being widely reported that former coach, the legendary Jim Calhoun, has interest in the Boston College job. Jeff Goodman of ESPN was the first to report...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Calhoun interested In Boston College Job

Well this is interesting. Former UConn coach Jim Calhoun has significant interest in the vacant Boston College opening according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. Jim Calhoun has interest in BC. Now the question becomes whether BC AD Brad Bates would listen to a Calhoun/Coach in Waiting duo. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 21, 2014 Calhoun, 71, stepped down before the start...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Calhoun interested in BC job

Former UConn coach Jim Calhoun has significant interest in the vacant Boston College opening, multiple sources told ESPN. Calhoun, 71, stepped down before the start of the 2012-13 season after suffering a broken hip in a bike-riding accident. He's a native of Braintree, Mass.; attended American International College in Springfield, Mass.; and then coached Northeastern in Boston...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Calhoun Interested In Boston College Vacancy

Jim Calhoun is interested in returning to coaching with the Boston College vacancy, multiple sources told ESPN. Calhoun stepped down as head coach at UConn before the start of the 2012-13 season after suffering a broken hip in a bike-riding accident. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that Boston College is not interested in hiring Calhoun.
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Calhoun interested In Boston College Job

Well this is interesting. Former UConn coach Jim Calhoun has significant interest in the vacant Boston College opening according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. Jim Calhoun has interest in BC. Now the question becomes whether BC AD Brad Bates would listen to a Calhoun/Coach in Waiting duo. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 21, 2014 Calhoun, 71, stepped down before the start...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Hockey Tournament: Boston College Earns No. 1 Seed

The 16-team NCAA men’s hockey tournament field was unveiled Sunday afternoon, with five Hockey East teams earning bids to the 2014 competition. Boston College, led by Hobey Baker Award finalist Johnny Gaudreau, drew a No. 1 seed in the Northeast Regional (and the No. 2 seed overall) and will face fourth-seeded Denver on Saturday at 4 p.m in Worcester. UMass Lowell, which defeated...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Calhoun on Boston College job: 'I'm not interested'

For those wondering if Jim Calhoun sees himself in the race to be the next Boston College coach, he was definitive on Tuesday: He's not interested. Those were his exact words: "I'm not interested." Calhoun went on Chris Russo's show on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio. You can hear his voice for context and tone in the audio clip below. Below, a transcription...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Calhoun Not Interested In Boston College Men’s Basketball Coach Job

Jim Calhoun says he won’t take over the Boston College men’s basketball program. The former UConn coach said Tuesday on CBS Sports Radio’s “The Morning Show” that he’s not interested in the BC job, contrary to a recent ESPN report that Calhoun was “significantly interested.” “No, I have no interest in any job out there right now,” Calhoun said. “I have not talked...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Draft Eligibles: Is Boston College commit Alex Tuch the next John LeClair?

Alex Tuch is a top prospect for the 2014 NHL Draft. (Photo c/o The Hockey News) It’s pretty easy to see why Alex Tuch has been rising up the draft boards in recent months. Tuch, who plays right wing for U.S. National Developmental Team in Ann Arbor, Mich., picked the perfect season to have a breakout year. The Baldwinsville, NY native can best be described as a locomotive on...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Hockey Tournament: Northeast Regional Preview (Video)

Hockey East will be well represented when play begins in Worcester for the Northeast regional bracket in the 2014 NCAA hockey tournament. The No. 1 seed Boston College Eagles face off against Denver at 4 p.m. on Saturday. No. 2 UMass Lowell will take on Minnesota State-Mankato following the BC-Denver game, with the puck set to drop at 7:30 p.m. Boston College will look to continue...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

BC Men’s Hockey To Honor Boston Fire Department With Special Helmet Sticker (Photo)

The Boston College Eagles will begin their journey toward a Division I championship on Saturday when they take on Denver in the first round of the Northeast regional of the NCAA Tournament. The Eagles will also wear a special sticker on their helmets to honor the Boston Fire Department. Lt. Ed Walsh and firefighter Michael Kennedy died Wednesday while battling a nine-alarm fire in...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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