On Friday, Bates announced the home football "theme" games for this upcoming season. Headlining this year's home schedule is the Parents' Weekend game on September 27 against Colorado State and Homecoming for BC's October 18 game against Clemson.
The home opener vs. Pitt is Military Appreciation Night where the team will honor those who serve and protect our country. So long as BC doesn't break out American flag desecration unis for the game, we're good there.
The USC game is Service Day, including a tribute to 9-11 hero Welles Remy Crowther. All red bandana-patterned helmets. I mean, just think about it, ok?
Boston College's annual FCS game against Maine has been tabbed as Spirit Day. Catch the "spirit" of 25k raucous Eagles fans taking in this year's Good For New England (TM) game. The game against "2013 Russell Athletic Bowl Champion" !! and ACC newcomer Louisville is Youth Day, while the regular season finale against Syracuse is
#OrangeEagle Rivalry Weekend.
There wasn't any "theme" associated with Boston College's "home" game against UMass. Surely this was a small oversight by the athletics department.
Full theme day details below.
Boston College vs. Pittsburgh, Friday, September 5 - Military Appreciation Night
Join the Eagles for a nationally televised game under the lights of Alumni Stadium on Friday night as we celebrate those who so valiantly serve and protect our country. Throughout the game we will recognize active, reserve and retired military personnel and thank them for the sacrifices they make in order to provide us the freedoms we enjoy.
Boston College vs. USC, Saturday, September 13 - Service Day
Throughout the game against the Trojans of Southern Cal, Boston College will celebrate many of the groups and individuals throughout the Boston College community who go above and beyond when it comes to the University's mission of Men and Women for Others. The Eagles will also pay a special tribute to BC Alum and 9-11 hero Welles Remy Crowther who sacrificed his own life while saving the lives of others on that tragic day.
Boston College vs. Maine, Saturday, September 20 - Spirit Day
When the Eagles take on the University of Maine Black Bears in a New England football showdown, high school and youth bands and cheerleading teams throughout the region will be invited to take part in the day's festivities including the Eagle Walk, FanFest and other special activities.
Boston College vs. Colorado State, Saturday, September 27 - Parents' Weekend
Join us for Parents' Weekend, a University tradition that allows families to celebrate all that makes the Boston College experience unlike any other, when the Eagles take on 2013 New Mexico Bowl champion Colorado State of the Mountain West Conference. Highlights of the weekend will include the Pops on the Heights Scholarship Gala on Friday night and the parents' pregame barbecue prior to the BC vs. Colorado State football game on Saturday. Ticket information for the Pops on the Heights concert will be posted as it becomes available.
Boston College vs. Clemson, Saturday, October 18 - Homecoming
After a successful return of Homecoming to the Heights in 2013, Homecoming 2014 will kick off with Spirit Week on October 13 and will culminate when the Eagles take on 2013 Orange Bowl champion Clemson on the 18th. To guarantee yourself tickets to the Clemson game you can purchase a season ticket package starting at $176 or purchase the Clemson three game pack for $99. Details for a number of special events and single-game ticket availability will be announced at a later date.
Boston College vs. Louisville, Saturday, November 8 - Youth Day
As the Eagles welcome ACC newcomer and 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl champion Louisville to Alumni Stadium, all high school and youth groups will be invited to take part in the day's festivities including the Eagle Walk, FanFest and other special activities.
Boston College vs. Syracuse, Saturday, November 29 - Rivalry Weekend
The renewed rivalry between Boston College and Syracuse University will continue when the Eagles take on the Orange in Rivalry Weekend 2014. This year's matchup will be the 48th meeting between the teams that dates back to 1924 and will mark the first time the teams have met in Alumni Stadium since 2004 when both were members of the Big East.