Whether it's the new-fangled Orange Eagle trophy, or the old classic, #TheRivalry, BC teams have been doing their part to beat our historic rivals lately. The latest: the women's soccer team, who upset #9 Wake Forest 1-0 last night in Newton. The game winning scorer was (who else?) McKenzie Meehan. She has scored the game winner in all five of BC's wins this year (!). The Eagles are now 5-5 on the season.
No. 8 Florida State will be without a key part of its secondary on Saturday at Boston College. Junior safety Tyler Hunter left last weekend's win over Bethune-Cookman in the second half with a neck stinger and did not return. After missing practice all week, Hunter is out for Saturday.
Florida State has won three straight against Boston College, but lost three of four from 2006-09. ... The Seminoles have never lost to the Eagles with Jimbo Fisher as coach. ... The Boston College starting offensive lineman have a combined 82 career starts. ... Boston College's 1.67 turnovers per game ranks No. 8 in FBS. ... FSU receiver Rashad Greene has a touchdown reception in four consecutive games.
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Fifty-six years ago Saturday - September 28, 1957 - the Boston College Football Eagles scored their first victory at the then-new Alumni Stadium on the University's lower campus in Chestnut Hill.
Additional Frozen Fenway Games Include Bentley, Holy Cross (Western College Hockey Blog)
I'm sure that next week, we'll find out that there will also be Frozen Fenway games for American International College, the University of New Brunswick, UMass Boston, Emerson, Connecticut School of Broadcasting, and Revere High School (wait, Revere High School did play a "Frozen Fenway" game last year). But remember... these games are once in a lifetime!
Thatcher Demko is a goaltender playing his freshman season with Boston College. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder played his minor hockey in southern California before joining the U.S. National Team Development Program last season. He's excelled for the United States at the under-18 level and could earn a spot on the U.S. team for the 2014 World Junior Championship. Demko has offered to maintain a monthly blog for NHL.com that will chronicle his season leading up to the 2014 NHL Draft.
Jerry York, Cavanaugh's boss at BC, believes UCONN picked the right man for the job. "He's an outstanding college hockey coach and a first class individual," said York at the recent Hockey East Media Day. "They'll quickly rise in the ranks of college hockey," added York.