Boston College Turns 150, Athletics Gets Sesquicentennial'd

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To honor Boston College's 150th anniversary, the university will embark on a three-semester Sesquicentennial Celebration starting this fall. Hooray! We're old.

Fr. Leahy is go.

"The Sesquicentennial Celebration gives us an opportunity to celebrate Boston College's history and also to emphasize our continued commitment to intellectual excellence and our Jesuit, Catholic heritage," said University President William P. Leahy, SJ. "Our 150th anniversary is a time when all members of the Boston College community can renew their sense of our progress as a University and our goals for the future."

Among the highlights, there will be a mass at Fenway Park, a Sesquicentennial Speakers Series, six academic symposia, a Founders Day celebration, a student concert at Symphony Hall and a convocation of leading Catholic college and university presidents.

Of note to Superfans is that the BC men's and women's basketball, hockey and football programs will all wear Sesquicentennial logos on their uniforms during the 2012-2013 seasons. The patch is nice looking and all, but why stop there? Why not go all out here in celebration of our alma mater's 150th birthday?

-- Instead of just wearing a patch, why not throw that patch on Boston College football's lids? I mean, it's only a matter of time until the triple stripe stained glassing becomes the angry chicken logo / slippery slope. Why not preempt any logo-age of the helmets by throwing this bad boy on one side of the helmet, Pittsburgh Steelers style?

-- All men's and women's basketball players wear the number "150" instead of their regular numbers. Of course this, combined with the fact that the men don't have their names printed on the back of the jerseys, will lead to utter chaos for those poor ESPN3.com announcers.

-- Ticket promotions! Buy one ticket to a men's or women's basketball game, get 150 free!

I'm sure you can come up with many other creative ways that Boston College athletics can honor the school's Sesquicentennial. Anyhow, Happy Birthday, Boston College!

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