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2013-14 Orange Eagle Trophy: Syracuse Way Out In Front, 25-9

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Otto and the Orange have a commanding 25-9 lead in this year's Orange Eagle competition.

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After jumping out to an early 9-3 lead in the Orange Eagle -- BC Interruption and Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician's year-long competition for Northeast athletics supremacy -- the bad guys have rattled off 22 straight points to take a commanding 25-9 lead heading into tonight's men's basketball matchup.

This thing ... is basically over, sadly.

In fact, the only thing really keeping BC in this thing is the fact that the OE Rules Committee decreased the points awarded to the winning football team from 10 to 6. Boston College's margin of error the rest of the way is ever so small. Without factoring in bonus points, the Eagles would have to take approximately seven of the nine head-to-head matchups to draw within striking distance of 'Cuse, and with contests remaining in men's basketball and softball ...

So get ready for TNIAAM editor Sean Keeley taking home this year's Orange Eagle hardware and Shiva Otto blasting all year long; boasting of Northeast college athletics supremacy. Me? Well I can look forward to taking home the equivalent of The Sacko Bowl Trophy / The Ruxin, which, if I had my way, would be a bronze's statue of Jim Boeheim knuckle deep in his nostril.

Pick a winner, Jim.

So whaddaya say, Eagles? Let's at least make this respectable, shall we? A total of three points are on the line tonight as the Eagles take on the #2 ranked Syracuse Orange at Conte Forum. Go Eagles! Beat 'Cuse!

Head-to-Head
Sport Date Location Point Value SU BC Bonus
Field Hockey 20-Sep BC 3* 3 a, c
W Soccer 8-Oct BC 3* 3
W Ice Hockey 25-Oct SU 3* 3 a, c
W Soccer 31-Oct BC 3* 3 a, c
M X-Country 1-Nov ACC Champ** 3 6 a, c
W X-Country 1-Nov ACC Champ** 3 3 a, c
Field Hockey 7-Nov ACC Champ 3 3 a, c
Volleyball 10-Nov BC 2 2 a, c
Volleyball 27-Nov SU 2 2 a, c
Football 30-Nov SU 6 6 a, c
M Basketball 13-Jan BC 3 a, c
W Basketball 16-Feb BC 3 a, c
M Basketball 19-Feb SU 3
W Tennis 23-Mar SU 3 a, c
W Lacrosse 27-Mar BC 3 a, c
W Softball (DH) 16-Apr SU (GM 1) 2 a, c

16-Apr SU (GM 2) 2
M Track & Field TBD ACC Champ** 3 a, c
W Track & Field TBD ACC Champ** 3 a, c
* in the event of a tie, both teams will earn 1 point
** winner determined by relative standing at the end of the competition
Bonus Points
a) ACC Tournament Champion 3
b) Men's Hockey East Tournament Champion 3
c) NCAA Champion 5
Major Sports - Achievement-based
Sport Achievement Point Value
BC M Ice Hockey NCAA Tournament 3 b, c
BC M Ice Hockey Frozen Four 3
SU M Lacrosse NCAA Tournament 3 a, c
SU M Lacrosse Final Four 3
TOTAL 25 9