9:20 AM EDT, Sun March 09, 2014
Boston College Eagles Rumors & News
Boston Herald 5 hours ago
HYANNIS — For the first time, Commonwealth Avenue hockey rivals Boston College and Boston University will meet in a Hockey East women’s final.No. 2 seed BU (23-12-1) used a three-goal middle period to outlast No. 3 Northeastern (19-14-2), 3-2, at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center to earn the right to face regular-season champion BC.Senior Kerrin Sperry of North Reading sparked the Terriers with 42 saves, including 34 over the final two periods.
Boston Herald 5 hours ago
Jesse Reed scored 18 points and American University advanced to the Patriot League title game, coming from behind to beat Holy Cross, 57-46, yesterday in Washington.Darius Gardner and Kyle Kager added 10 points apiece for the second-seeded Eagles (19-12), who will play at No. 1 seed Boston University on Wednesday. The Terriers advanced to the title game earlier in the day by beating Army.
Boston Herald 6 hours ago
ASHVILLE, N.C. — Trey Bussey scored 17 points and seventh-seeded Georgia Southern pulled away down the stretch to upset second-seeded Chattanooga 62-55 in the Southern Conference quarterfinals on Saturday.Brian Holmes made seven-straight free throws in the in the final 35 seconds to seal the upset for the Eagles (15-18), who also won the only regular-season meeting by 16 on the road. Holmes finished with 10 points, all from the foul line.Z. Mason led the Mocs (18-14) with 21 points.
Boston Herald 8 hours ago
HYANNIS — A six-month, 108-game regular-season odyssey has come down to a one-game winner-take-all matchup between Commonwealth Avenue rivals Boston College and two-time defending champion Boston University, who meet in today’s Hockey East women’s championship at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center. It marks the first time BC and BU will meet in a HE women’s final.
Boston Herald 19 hours ago
For Florida Gulf Coast and Mercer, the ultimate tiebreaker awaits.For Mercer, it's a shot at revenge as well.After sharing the Atlantic Sun regular-season title, FGCU (22-11) and Mercer (25-8) meet Sunday on the Eagles' floor in Fort Myers, Fla., to decide the conference's postseason champion and the league's automatic bid into the NCAA tournament. The same teams reached the championship game a year ago, with FGCU winning at Mercer on the way to a storybook run to the Sweet Sixteen as a No. 15 seed.It's a matchup that both teams wanted.
Boston Herald Mar 8, 2014
There are subplots galore when the 12th Hockey East Women’s Tournament starts today with semifinal games between top-seed Boston College and No. 4 Vermont, then Boston University takes on Northeastern in a matchup of the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center. The title game is tomorrow.BC (26-5-3) looks to follow up its regular season crown and earn an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament against the Catamounts (18-13-4), the clear longshot in the tourney. Third-seed NU (19-13-2) goes against the two-time defending champion Terriers (22-12-1).
Colleges Blog | ESPN Boston Mar 7, 2014
The calendar has flipped to March, which in most of the country means tournament time. For teams like BU, BC, Holy Cross, Northeastern and UMass, it’s time to play in the conference tournament (Patriot League, ACC, Patriot League, Colonial Athletic and Atlantic 10, respectively) for the right to play in the NCAA tournament (the Terriers, Eagles, Crusaders and Huskies would have to win their tourneys for a berth; the Minutemen are considered a lock regardless).
Colleges Blog | ESPN Boston Mar 5, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Lonnie Jackson took a knee at midcourt, right on the eagle in the Boston College logo. He raised his hand to his eyes as a whistle blew. The grimace on his face was for a stray shot he took to the head during the Eagles’ penultimate possession, but it might as well have been for the team’s season as a whole. BC fought Florida State tooth and nail Tuesday night, parrying each blow the visitors threw and counterpunching effectively for most of the night.
Boston Herald Mar 5, 2014
Boston College has run out of tomorrows at home.Florida State made 5-of-8 free throws in the final 24 seconds and held on to beat the Eagles, 74-70, on Senior Night at Conte Forum.Trailing 73-70, Joe Rahon (11 points) and Olivier Hanlan (20) missed consecutive 3-point attempts in the final five seconds.BC (8-22, 4-13 ACC) shot an impressive 52 percent from the floor with 11 treys. The Seminoles were even better at 56.8 percent and received big efforts from Aaron Thomas (26 points) and Okaro White (24).
Boston Herald Mar 5, 2014
BOSTON — Aaron Thomas scored 26 points, Okaro White 24 and Florida State pulled out a much-needed 74-70 win over Boston College on Tuesday night.The Seminoles (18-11, 9-8 ACC) posted their third straight victory in their chase for an NCAA tournament berth.Olivier Hanlan led Boston College (8-22, 4-13) with 20 points, but had a key turnover and missed a potential tying 3-point shot in the closing seconds.Patrick Heckmann added 13 points and Joe Rahon, who also missed a 3 in the final seconds, had 11 for the Eagles, who have lost 11 of 14.
Boston Herald Mar 3, 2014
The momentum from the biggest win in Steve Donahue’s tenure as coach of the Boston College men’s basketball team hasn’t materialized yet.The Eagles did get a road victory over Wake Forest, a team barely over .500 and only a game better than BC in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings, on Saturday.But the door a young team was supposed to kick open, walk through and not cross back remains only slightly cracked after the Eagles beat Syracuse, which at that time was the undefeated, top-ranked team in the country, in upstate New York two weeks ago.
Boston Herald Mar 2, 2014
Boston College’s 19-game unbeaten streak ended with a pop in the air yesterday, after surging Notre Dame handed the top-ranked Eagles a dramatic 2-1 overtime loss in front of a packed Kelley Rink crowd of 7,884 on Senior Day.BC (25-5-4, 16-2-2 Hockey East) had won 17 and tied twice in the previous 19 outings, and was picking up steam in OT when Notre Dame freshman Vince Hinostroza fired a shot that hit a defender’s stick in front and popped over Eagles freshman goalie Thatcher Demko (19 saves) at 1:56 of the extra session.
Colleges Blog | ESPN Boston Mar 1, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- In a season finale without playoff implications, the No. 1 Boston College Eagles and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish met in the latest skirmish of their long-running Holy War, with only bragging rights and perhaps postseason momentum at stake. The Irish (20-12-2; 9-9-2 Hockey East) played spoilers on BC's Senior Night, submitting a superb defensive effort to skate away with a 2-1 win on Vince Hinostroza's overtime strike before a sellout crowd at Conte Forum.
Boston Herald Mar 1, 2014
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — For once, Boston College was the team pushing its opponent around on the boards.Ryan Anderson scored 24 points while the Eagles dominated the glass in their 80-72 win at Wake Forest on Saturday.Olivier Hanlan added 17 points for the Eagles (8-21, 4-12 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won for just the second time in a month. BC had stunned then-No. 1 Syracuse on the road on Feb. 19 only to lose its other seven games in February, including the past two at Miami and at home to Pittsburgh.
Boston Herald Mar 1, 2014
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Ryan Anderson scored 24 points to help Boston College beat Wake Forest 80-72 on Saturday.Olivier Hanlan added 17 points for the Eagles (8-21, 4-12 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won for just the second time in the span of a month. BC had stunned then-No. 1 Syracuse on the road on Feb. 19 but lost its other seven games in February, including the past two at Miami and at home to Pittsburgh.