No, this is not an advertisement (even if JetBlue is the Official Airline of Boston College) ...
JetBlue's 'Boston All' pass 'back by popular demand' (USA Today)
"JetBlue says it's bowing to "popular demand" and bringing back a popular version of one of its unlimited flight passes for Boston.
The carrier announced this morning it would sell a new batch of its "Boston All" unlimited flight passes. However, JetBlue added they'd be available only "for another 48 hours" -- or through Thursday night.
The Boston All "BluePass" costs $1,999 and covers three month's worth of travel (Aug. 22 through Nov. 22) between Boston and 32 cities served non-stop on JetBlue, as well as 22 additional destinations via connecting service at New York's JFK, Orlando or Fort Lauderdale airports."
Need to get to Boston for all six Eagles' football home games and early season men's basketball and hockey games? Got $2k lying around? Need to pay for it? That's what your Boston College alumni credit card is for. Motion to rename the "BluePass" the "MaroonPass."
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Harris will miss season opener (Boston.com)
Spaziani said he was concerned in January when Harris’s three- to four-week recovery prognosis was extended, and again in the spring when Harris still hadn’t recovered. "Now I’m very concerned,’’ said the coach, who has confidence in sophomores Andre Williams and Rolandan Finch as his prime running backs for the immediate future. "I feel bad for the kid. He looked like his old self.’’
Luke Kuechly a strong presence at linebacker for Boston College (The Patriot Ledger)
"For him to be elected captain speaks wonders for the linebacking corps and for him individually," said sophomore weak-side linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis. "He’s taken that role and responsibility and has been practicing at the next level. He’s practicing not only for us to be a good defense but for us to be a great team. If we’re down, especially in camp with two-a-days, he picks everyone up."
ACC Football Commitment Lists: Atlantic Division, August 18 (ACC Sports Journal)
See how the Eagles 2012 class stacks up to the rest of the Atlantic Division.
Women's Basketball Falls to France, 74-67 (BCEagles.com)
The Boston College women's basketball team lost to La Harve of France, 74-67, at the Halle G. Carpentier Sportscentrum on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles finished a four-game European Tour with a 1-3 record.
Mewis sisters aim to lift Boston College, UCLA (The Tucson Citizen)
Kristen’s No. 4-ranked Boston College squad lost to Stanford 2-0 in the national semifinals in 2010 and finished 17-7-1. The midfielder racked up 10 goals and a team-high 14 assists and earned New England Soccer News player of the year and first-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference honors. She was also a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy, awarded to the nation’s top collegiate soccer player.
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The Countdown No. 15: Notre Dame (Pre-Snap Read)
Let’s pump the brakes just a little bit: Notre Dame’s not built for a national title run even with this schedule, though I do tend to think those sort of days await in the future. This year’s team lacks optimal depth, for starters, but there are lingering questions at quarterback — this above all else — and along the interior of the defensive line. But those are survivable issues, as I think Kelly is going to land improved quarterback play regardless of which candidate assumes the starting role. They’re survivable to a point, at least; again, Notre Dame doesn’t strike me as a team capable of running the table. But you know what I really like about the Irish, and Kelly’s rebuilding job in particular? It doesn’t seem like he’s rebuilding this program with smoke and mirrors, but rather going about rejuvenating a storied program from the bottom up: by demanding discipline, by relying on offensive balance, by going hard after front seven prospects on the recruiting trail and, basically, by putting forth a product that seems to be improving by the day. The play we saw last November and December will carry over to 2011, when we’ll again find the Irish progressing on the field throughout the season. So what’s the ceiling? I can see 10 wins, and don’t scoff. Forget what you’ve known about Notre Dame since 2006; this team won’t wilt, will avoid the month-long lulls that defined the previous era and, should push come to shove, have one of the nation’s best coaches upon which to rely. This is new, folks. I hesitate to say 10-2, but I think nine wins is very much in the cards. Just think: that’s only a two-game improvement in the win column from last year’s regular season, and that’s not a huge amount. It’s an exciting time for Notre Dame. This time, I think the excitement is justified.
Five Questions: Virginia Tech (ACC Sports Journal)
One of the key offseason focuses for veteran defensive coordinator Bud Foster undoubtedly was finding answers to Tech’s uncharacteristic 2010 deficiencies in run-stopping. Tech surrendered an average of 156 rushing yards per game, which put the Hokies 64th in the nation. It was Tech’s worst rush defense since 1992 (176 yards per game), its second-to-last losing season (5-6).