I know Brian is going to be mad that I'm leading this off with something nice about Syracuse but seriously, these throwback uniforms they are going to wear against BC are so sweet that I might even watch some of the game:
All of the threads were spectacular. But there's something about these Syracuse ones -- which the team will wear only once, in the team's game Wednesday against Boston College -- that seem special. That cursive print, the sturdy block number. The looped shoulders and contrasting shorts color. The shorts have those bold two-toned trim lines as well. It's really a great look.
Syracuse's retro basketball uniforms have arrived. Orange players have yet to see them. Basketball equipment manager Dan Shworles said they will not catch a glimpse of the specially-made Nike products until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, before SU plays Boston College in the Carrier Dome.
While consecutive last-second victories have preserved Syracuse's unbeaten record, coach Jim Boeheim realizes the historic start won't last long unless his team can get back on track offensively.
"The thing that wears on you is the 40 minutes of zone. You don't know it until you're in the middle of it," Donahue said. "You can run 5-10 minutes of good offense and then you come back after a time out and there they are, in that zone again. You gotta be patient. You have to be aggressive when you get an open look."
Coming off of a season-opening road win, Boston College hosts New Hampshire on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m.
Just to clarify, this is women's lacrosse. We still have a baseball team. Speaking of:
During three years at Boston College, Tony Sanchez threw out 61 of 146 basestealers (41.8 percent). As a junior in 2009, he lead the ACC with 19 caught stealings.
It's easy to forget, in the Spaz/Donahue/Gambino woe-is-us era, but Tony Sanchez was part of an absolute bumper crop of elite draft picks funneled from BC to pro sports about 5-6 years ago. In a two year span, BC had top-15 first round draft picks to the NFL (Matt Ryan), MLB (Tony Sanchez), and NHL (Chris Kreider), and a low first round pick in the NBA (Jared Dudley). The school also put a soccer player on the US men's national team and into the French pro league in Charlie Davies.
We had people, is what I'm saying.
Andre 2000 - Boston College running back and Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams will conduct his media session Friday. Williams led the nation with 2,177 rushing yards and added 18 touchdowns, but his draft stock is murky, ranging from the second round or beyond. He is expected to be the first BC back drafted since William Green in 2002.
The regular season comes to an end this weekend in collegiate women's hockey and over in Hockey East it's a showdown between classic rivals Boston University and Boston College. The rivalry between the two schools on the men's side is legendary and it's pretty intense on the women's side, too.
But this year, there's a different twist. It's also a bit of USA vs. Canada. Boston University has three players on the Canadian Olympic team while Boston College has three players on Team USA.
...because people go absolutely crazy when his father is on campus.