9:40 PM EST, Tue December 10, 2013
Boston College Eagles Rumors & News
Colleges Blog | ESPN Boston 4 hours ago
If Andre Williams wins the 2013 Heisman Trophy, he’ll have many people to thank. First, there are the obvious ones: He’ll thank God, his parents and his siblings, likely in that order. Then there’s the big, tough, physical offensive line that wore opposing defenses down and opened gaping holes for the big back to run through on his way to an FBS-best 2,102 yards, 175.2 yards per game and five 200-plus yard outings. Williams has gone as far as to call his O-line “nasty.
Boston Herald 16 hours ago
Boston College senior tailback Andre Williams is working on quite the Cinderella story.Williams’ transition from marginal ACC starting tailback into the nation’s leading rusher is remarkable.And the story got even better yesterday as the the Heisman Trophy voters rewarded Williams with an invitation to Saturday night’s posh awards ceremony at the Marriott Marquis in New York.
Boston Herald Dec 9, 2013
Boston College senior running back Andre Williams, the nation's leading rusher, has been selected as one of the six finalists for the 79th annual Heisman Trophy award. The award will be presented in New York City on Saturday. ESPN will air the program, starting at 8 p.m.Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch and Auburn running back Tre Mason are the other finalists for the award.
Boston Herald Dec 9, 2013
On New Year’s Eve, Boston College’s defenders should face a tailback comparable to the one they struggle with every day in practice.The Eagles last night were awarded the Atlantic Coast Conference’s slot in the Advocare V100 Bowl, set for Dec. 31 at 12:30 p.m. BC (7-5) will take on Pac-12 power Arizona (7-5) in Shreveport, La.
LOS ANGELES — Julian Jacobs led five players in double figures with 16 points and Southern California pulled away over the final eight minutes to beat Boston College 78-62 Sunday, improving to 5-0 at home.The Trojans (6-3) got 15 points from Nikola Jovanovic, 14 each from Roschon Prince and Pe'Shon Howard, and 12 from Byron Wesley in winning their second straight. Prince made all six of his free throws and Jovanovic hit all three of his as USC went 18 of 23 at the line.
Colleges Blog | ESPN Boston Dec 8, 2013
The Eagles are going to Louisiana. Boston College will play Arizona in the AdvoCare V100/Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La., at 12:30 p.m. ET on Dec. 31. The game will be televised on ESPN. “We’re very excited for the opportunity to go to the AdvoCare Bowl,” BC athletic director Brad Bates said in a conference call Sunday night. “It gives us an opportunity to showcase our extraordinary university in a bowl with a wonderful history.
HOUSTON — Minnesota will play in the Texas Bowl for the second year in a row when it faces Syracuse on Dec. 27.The Gophers (8-4) improved by two wins in 2013 but have wound up in Houston yet again. Minnesota blew a 10-point lead in the final 1:10 and lost to Texas Tech 34-31 in last years Texas Bowl.Syracuse (6-6) finished 4-4 in its first season in the ACC and rallied past Boston College in the regular-season finale to earn bowl eligibility.Minnesota is 3-1 against Syracuse, including a 17-10 win in 2012.
SHREVEPORT, La. — Two of the nation's top running backs will square off Dec. 31 when Arizona faces Boston College in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl.Boston College's Andre Williams leads all Football Bowl Subdivision players this season with 2,102 yards rushing this season. Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey has rushed for 1,716 yards and ranks second nationally with 156 yards rushing per game.
Paul Criscione believes that the Boston College fan base and student body are ready to fix a long-standing perception.The president of the BC Gridiron Club said his organization is determined to show Boston College’s reputation as an under-performing bowl travel school is undeserved. The Eagles finished the season at 7-5 and 4-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference to qualify for a post-Christmas bowl game.
Boston Herald Dec 7, 2013
MADISON, Wis. — Three close looks at the bucket, three misses.Count out Marquette's maddeningly frustrating two-minute stretch to open the second half, and coach Buzz Williams believes his team would have had a much better shot at beating No. 8 Wisconsin.Only that the Golden Eagles didn't have an answer for Sam Dekker, the energetic sophomore who had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help the Badgers hold off a late rally for a 70-64 win in the latest entertaining contest between the intrastate rivals.
Boston Herald Dec 7, 2013
The tote board operators at Kelley Rink were gushing last night.Eleven players finished with one point, five different skaters posted multiple points, and it all led to a rousing 6-2 win for Boston College over New Hampshire in the opener of the home-and-home series.Yet, the offensive outburst, which featured a three-point showing from freshman right winger Austin Cangelosi (goal, two assists), couldn’t be more misleading.
Colleges Blog | ESPN Boston Dec 6, 2013
A lot can happen in a year. Wednesday marked 12 months to the day since Brad Bates made the first big hire of his tenure as Boston College athletic director, picking Steve Addazio to replace Frank Spaziani as head football coach. Considering the program’s position then and now, Bates is happy he did. The administrator worked his connections hard during the coaching search, talking to many people about Addazio and how he would fit BC before offering him the job.
Colleges Blog | ESPN Boston Dec 5, 2013
Boston College senior running back Andre Williams was in Bristol and on “SportsCenter” on Thursday, discussing his Heisman candidacy, his shoulder injury and his passion for writing. Williams, who leads the nation in rushing yards with 2,102 on the season, told Kris McKendry he’ll be ready by the Eagles’ bowl game. “It’s something that just takes time, just needs rest,” Williams said of his injury. “I’ll be ready for the bowl game.
Boston Herald Dec 5, 2013
Terone Johnson scored a season high 18 points, Ronnie Johnson added 15 and Kendall Stephens finished with 11 last night, leading Purdue past Boston College, 88-67, in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge in Indianapolis.The Boilermakers (7-2) have been one of the Big Ten’s most consistent teams in the annual head-to-head matchup between the major conferences and proved it against one of the ACC’s more reliable teams, winning their fifth straight in the challenge.
Boston Herald Dec 4, 2013
A new player from an historic venue has entered the Boston College bowl picture.The Heart of Dallas Bowl, slated to be played in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, on New Year’s Day, has a vacancy. The game was supposed to match a Conference USA school against a program from the Big 10, which has more bowl games than it has bowl eligible teams. The game will be televised on ESPNU at noon.