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Boston College platoon replaces Heisman finalist

BOSTON (AP) Boston College doesn't have a player who can replace Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams. So the Eagles will rotate three players at running back. And quarterback Tyler Murphy can carry the ball, too. Murphy was the leading rusher in BC's season-opening victory over UMass on Saturday. He carried the ball 13 times for 118 yards and a touchdown on a 1-yard naked...
Via AP on Fox
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston College Opens 2014 College Football Season With 30-7 Win Over UMass

Boston College took a positive step toward building on last season’s success with a 30-7 win over in-state rivals UMass at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. It was the season opener for both schools. The Minutemen kept the score close for much of the game and trailed only 6-0 at halftime. The Eagles’ offense exploded for 24 points in the second half en route to an easy win. Eagles...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

BC moving forward

FOXBOROUGH–”A work in progress.” Separated by about a 100 yards and 15 minutes on Saturday afternoon at Gillette Stadium Boston College coach Steve Addazio and Massachusetts coach Mark Whipple each used the phrase following BC’s 30-7 season-opening win over the…Read more →
Via A Jersey Guy
2 days ago  |  Discuss

QB Murphy carries BC past UMass, 30-7

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tyler Murphy ran for 118 yards and a touchdown, carrying Boston College to a 30-7 victory over in-state rival Massachusetts on Saturday in the season opener for both schools. Murphy, a graduate transfer who played nine games for Florida last season before missing the final three with a sprained throwing shoulder, also completed 17 of 24 passes for 173 yards...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Roasted Blue Hens

Hi everyone. I’m sure you’ve missed me. For those who forget/don’t know me, I took a break writing here to write for CBS Sports/247 for a little bit. I left a few months back  and haven’t written much thanks to the birth of my son. Here he is with a message for Boston College on Friday. As you parents know life gets pretty hectic the first few months. Now that he’s six...
Via Pitt Blather
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tweets of the Week

New heights today! Eagle's eye view courtesy of @dtvblimp: #BlimpParade #BlimpsOverBoston pic.twitter.com/nxVKiyMkA1— Boston College (@BostonCollege) August 27, 2014UMass coach Mark Whipple on BC defensive coordinator Don Brown: ``He plays defense the way I like to coach offense. He’s fun to watch.''— Michael Vega (@MBVEGA) August 25, 2014 USF sent #BCEagles commit...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UMass, Boston College renew Bay State rivalry

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The statue of Doug Flutie outside Boston College's Alumni Stadium was playfully defaced this week when someone - presumably by a UMass supporter - draped a Minuteman jersey over it. Flutie retweeted a photo with the comment: ''Ew.'' That's probably the first time in a long while that the folks in Chestnut Hill gave much thought to their...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

BC, UMass searching for identity

By about 6:30 on Saturday night, Boston College football coach Steve Addazio will know a whole lot more about his team than he does now. So will UMass coach Mark Whipple. Whipple, coming into Amherst for his second stint as…Read more →
Via A Jersey Guy
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UMass Fans Prank Doug Flutie Statue, Flutie Reacts

Former Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie has an awesome statue on campus commemorating his epic Hail Mary pass. UMass fans decided to troll him and the Eagles by putting a UMass jersey on it and Flutie wasn’t thrilled. Ew pic.twitter.com/2lL54zBAoc — DOUG FLUTIE (@DougFlutie) August 27, 2014 The post UMass Fans Prank Doug Flutie Statue, Flutie Reacts appeared first on Diehardsport.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

New QB Boston College coach Addazio hope in Year 2

BOSTON (AP) Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams is gone. So is top receiver Alex Amidon, and the top two tacklers from Boston College's defense last year, Steele Divitto and Kevin Pierre-Louis. Even quarterback Chase Rettig, a four-year starter, will be missed. So when BC coach Steve Addazio thinks about his first year in Chestnut Hill, when the Eagles improved by five wins...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Flutie Does Not Approve Of His Statue Being Defaced By A UMass Jersey

UMass and Boston College will meet for the first time as FBS teams at Gillette Stadium on Saturday and it seems like UMass has fired the first shot in what it obviously hopes will be a heated rivalry. It was reported on Tuesday that a maroon no. 3 UMass jersey was draped over Boston College’s Doug Flutie statue and a photo of the UMass-ed Flutie was trumpeted by Gold Group, a marketing...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

CFB Preview: Eagles look to build leadership in Addazio’s second year

(Photo/Getty Images) CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — When examining the Boston College Eagles football team entering 2014, one question seems to stand above the rest. Who will fill the voids left by Andre Williams and Chase Rettig? Even without the aforementioned pair of graduates who stood above the offensive charts over their careers, energy and optimism are easily found as second-year...
Via Mill City Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

UMass Fans Give Boston College’s Doug Flutie Statue A Makeover (Photo)

The Minutemen have fired their shots. In anticipation of the “Battle for the Bay State” football game, one UMass fan — or maybe a few — decided to switch Doug Flutie’s allegiances. The statue of the legendary Boston College quarterback was discovered Tuesday morning wearing a UMass jersey. Someone put a @UMASSFootball jersey on the @DougFlutie Statue @BostonCollege...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Southern Miss transfer lands at Boston College

Boston College added a transfer this week in 6-5 Aaron Brown.  Brown has already graduated and will be eligible immediately for the Eagles next season. Brown will likely start at shooting guard for Boston College after averaging 10 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game for Southern Miss last season.  Brown shot nearly 46% of his shots from long range and made 39% of his 3 point...
Via SCACC Hoops
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston College lands ex-Southern Miss, Temple player Aaron Brown

Southern Miss transfer Aaron Brown has committed to Boston College, sources told CBSSports.com. The 6-5 wing -- who was granted his release last week -- will be eligible immediately next season since he's already graduated, and will likely be the Eagles' starting shooting guard alongside returnee Olivier Hanlan.
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Someone at BC needs to redshirt

Boston College football coach Steve Addazio made the expected endorsement of Tyler Murphy as the Eagles’ new starting quarterback for their season-opener against UMass next week. That was a no brainer. Murphy, a graduate-student transfer from Florida, was the leader…Read more →
Via A Jersey Guy
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tweets of the Week

From Boston College to (left to right) Rangers, Flames, Flames. #cawlidgehawkey pic.twitter.com/fFB9R4FbmO— John Buccigross (@Buccigross) August 20, 2014"Ice bucket challenge? We call that Syracuse in March." - Jim Boeheim, probably— NunesMagician.com (@NunesMagician) August 15, 2014A friend at #NotreDame just found this inscribed on a desk on 13th floor of ND library...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
11 days ago  |  Discuss

FSU lands a big time 2-guard recruit

The 2015 class kicks off with the commitment of 6-5 SG Terance Mann Two weeks ago SG Terance Mann (Tilton, NH) cut his list to six: Indiana, Marquette, Boston College, Arizona State, and URI (his mother is the head coach of the women's team). Tonight he ended the suspense by committing to Florida State.
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles ending camp with ???

Phase One of the pre-season is now over for Boston College. Another scrimmage on Wednesday morning, marked improvement in holding onto the ball by the offense, but… Yes, there is a but. Here’s what we know about the Eagles in…Read more →
Via A Jersey Guy
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets top pick Milano passes up Boston College for OHL

The Blue Jackets' first-round pick Sonny Milano has decided to revoke his commitment to Boston College and will instead go straight to the Ontario Hockey league to prepare for his pro career. Milano, who was selected by Columbus with the 16th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, flew to Boston over the weekend to inform Eagles coach Jerry York. "Sonny has informed me he will...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Prospect Sonny Milano Chooses OHL Over Boston College

Columbus Blue Jackets forward prospect Sonny Milano has chosen to play for the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League instead of the Boston College Eagles for the 2014-15 season. “We have a lot of respect for Boston College, their program and their ability to develop players,” Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Frates’ Fight Against ALS That Inspired Viral Movement Featured On SportsCenter (Video)

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge stemmed from a simple idea with a simple goal — to strike out ALS — and turned into a viral phenomenon. By now you’ve seen countless friends, family members, athletes and celebrities participate in the challenge by dousing themselves with a bucket of ice water, but how did the incredible movement start? SportsCenter did a feature on the man, former...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Former BC Hockey Player Dies After Diving From Building In Nantucket

Nantucket, Mass., police confirmed tragic news Saturday regarding a former Boston College hockey player. Corey Griffin, a 27-year-old Scituate, Mass., resident, died early Saturday morning after jumping from the Juice Guys building in Nantucket, according to The Boston Globe. The incident happened around 2 a.m., and after police officers administered CPR, Griffin was pronounced...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

BC offense continues to fumble, and stumble

This is the way the Boston College offense ended its second scrimmage of training camp on Saturday. With the offensive unit doing a series of up and down push ups and sprints the length of Shea Field, while the defense…Read more →
Via A Jersey Guy
16 days ago  |  Discuss

“Yo Momah’s” big shot as Eagles take on Patriots in PS Game 2…

Get your palooza-fest on! This game is actually televised nationally on NFLN ! Date: Friday, August 15th, 2014 Time: 7:30 p.m. EST Channel: 6ABC (Local), NFL Network (National) Location: Foxborough, Massachusetts – Gillette Stadium NFL Network replay: Saturday, August 16th, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. EST Online Streaming: NFL Preseason Live (Use promo code DIRECTV to drop the price to...
Via Eagles Eye
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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