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BC Interruption Travel Guide: Chapel Hill

Part 3 of our BC Interruption travel guide series takes us to beautiful Chapel Hill, North Carolina for road game #3 against Butch Davis and the UNC Tarheels.

Part 1 ... Cleveland
Part 2 ... Raleigh


Opponent: North Carolina Tar Heels
Location: Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2008
Kickoff: TBA

Getting There

Distance from Chestnut Hill, MA - 714 miles, about 12 hours, 3 minutes
Distance from Brian - 506 miles, about 8 hours, 30 minutes
Distance from Jeff - 358 miles, about 5 hours, 36 minutes

Recent History

The short history of the Eagles traveling to Kenan Stadium is a rather forgettable one. Oh, what could have been for the Eagles! This was another game in a long string of disappointing games that the Eagles should have had. A win would have pushed the #19 ranked Eagles to 7-2 (4-2) and off to the leagues first ACC Championship game as the Atlantic Division representative. However, our trip to Kenan in 2005 ended up with a disappointing 16-14 loss whose final score wasn't indicative of how close the game actually was. This was the first game in a string of games where Boston College came down with a case of the Carolina blues.


Things to see and do

Food and Drink on Franklin Street. The "Main Street of North Carolina," Franklin Street boasts a large number of restaurants, bars, stores and coffee shops. The UNC bar of choice seems to be He's Not Here, which I'm told is also where Michael Jordan frequents when he's in town. Cheap beer, outdoor party space and Carolina co-eds. Other good options for food and drink are Top of the Hill Restaurant and the Carolina Brewery. Also, honorable mention to The Deep End, which reportedly offers 25 cent beer for those in the basement portion of the bar (offer doesn't apply to those on one of the bar's other floors.

Planetarium. In our best effort to infuse our readers with a bit of culture, check out the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Morehead is the only planetarium on a college campus in the country, located right in Chapel Hill. Admission for adults is only $6 and weekend hours are Friday 6:30pm - 8:45pm (evening session), Saturday you will be occupied, and Sunday 1-5pm.

More Golf. UNC's Finley Golf Course is on North Carolina's campus and was voted the #11 best college course in the country. No wonder BC golf has finished near the bottom of the ACC stadiums every year in golf! This public course has 18 holes and a rating of 75.

Dean Smith Center. One of the cool things about going to see BC play on the road at Maryland was checking out the new Comcast Center and seeing both the men's and women's national championship trophies in basketball. The Dean Smith Center has been home to some memorable basketball games in the past. If you are in the area on Friday between 8am and 5pm, so long as there isn't a basketball practice scheduled, the concourse level of the arena is open to the public.

For More Information

Know something going on in Chapel Hill that weekend that we missed? Attending the game? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. Go BC!

Next week we move towards the Florida panhandle and check out Tallahassee, Florida, for our November date with division rival Florida State Seminoles.