The BCS decided on Monday to "vacate" USC's 2004 BCS National Championship. Combined with USC's exclusion from the BCS title game in 2003, and one of the best programs of the past decade has now never won a BCS title. So we are left with no champ in 2004 and no runner-up in 2005. But somebody has to be the champ, right? Why not the 9-3 Boston College Eagles?
USC Vacates 2004 BCS Title: Does Syracuse Have A Case? (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)
"Don't give me this garbage that no one will replace USC as the 2004 BCS National Champion now that the Trojans have been forced to vacate the title. SOMEbody's got to be champion. How bout Syracuse?"
Oh, right. I suppose it's hard to argue with this logic. I mean, Syracuse did paste Boston College in the game that shall not be mentioned here back in 2004.
% of Tackles Returning (Phil Steele's College Football Blog)
Even though it feels like Luke Kuechly made every one of the Eagles tackles in 2010, Boston College returns just 69.41 percent of tackles from last season's team (good for 48th nationally ... and right behind UConn).
Canucks steeped in NCAA alums and milestones (Fox News)
"What's the major contribution of Vancouver's league-leading NCAA complement of players? "Brains," said Sedin, chuckling, before summarizing with: "They are smart players." "It says a lot about NCAA systems," said Vancouver's backup goaltender Cory Schneider, the backbone of consecutive national title appearances by the Boston College Eagles in 2006 and 2007. "It's catching up to juniors as the conventional way to go to the pros. Sometimes it takes a while to develop, but they turn into solid players in key roles."
Where does Boston University turn next? (ESPN College Basketball Nation Blog)
"So just who are the possible candidates to replace Chambers? Thankfully, the Boston Globe's Mark Blaudschun provided a handy rundown of possible replacements. The list includes plenty of coaches with local ties to Boston, including Boston College associate head coach Joe Jones, former BC assistant Pat Duquette, former Boston Celtic player and current Indiana Pacers assistant Walter McCarty and former BU player Scott Spinelli."
Conway Seeks Spot On National Team Roster (BCEagles.com)
"Boston College lacrosse goaltender Catherine Conway progressed through the first stage of tryouts for the U.S. Women's National Team and will participate in the final selection stage in Cantonsville, Md. from July 29-31. She will join current US National Team member Kristin Igoe, who was waived through to the second due to her current status as a member of the team."
Video of the Day: Mark Herzlich vs Virginia 2010 (Windy City Gridiron)
Former Boston College middle linebacker, and current unemployed undrafted free agent Mark Herzlich is a popular topic on Windy City Gridiron.