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Boston College Fires Steve Donahue

Boston College has confirmed a report by Jeff Goodman at ESPN that Steve Donahue will be fired after four seasons at the helm of BC basketball

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As Chestnut Hill turns...

Contradicting an earlier report by Sports Illustrated, ESPN and other sources are reporting today that Boston College has fired head basketball coach Steve Donahue.

UPDATE, 2:16 PM: Boston College has confirmed the report and will hold a press conference at 4 PM today to announce the decision.

From Jeff Goodman at ESPN:

Boston College has parted ways with Steve Donahue, multiple sources told ESPN on Tuesday.

Donahue, 51, was hired in 2010 by former athletic director Gene Defilippo after taking Cornell to the Sweet 16. Donahue spent a decade at Cornell and took the school to the NCAA tourney in each of his final three seasons.

However, Donahue has been unable to get BC to the NCAA tournament after taking over for Al Skinner. The Eagles were 8-23 this past season, 4-14 in ACC play and 54-76 in Donahue's tenure.

However, the Eagles are expected to return the majority of their team -- including point guard Olivier Hanlan and Ryan Anderson.

We will have more details as the story develops.