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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Boston College Athletics Shorts

Shame on the University of Virginia

No, not shame on UVA for Butlergate – shame on the UVA student newspaper, The Cavalier Daily, for perpetuating one of my greatest pet peeves of all time – referring to a BC athletics squad as the Golden Eagles. See a previous rant on this subject here.

Porter to Start Against Virginia Tech

Boston College head coach Tom O’Brien has decided to start Quinton Porter during next week’s Thursday-night game at Virginia Tech. Porter threw three interceptions against Wake Forest this past Saturday, but the team was bailed out by backup Matt Ryan who had two touchdown passes in the final three minutes. Coverage by the Boston Globe.

A New BC-BU Rivalry

The Boston College women’s ice hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie against new rival Boston University this past Tuesday. The game was the first-ever meeting between the two teams – BU just recently joined BC’s Hockey East conference.

I'm Sailing Away

The Boston College co-ed sailing team held onto its first #1 ranking in by winning two regattas this past week.

Pie-a-Palooza

Boston College senior basketball star Craig Smith placed first in a recent pie-eating contest held in the Power Gym, defeating football superstar Mathias Kiwanuka, hockey standout Brian Boyle, and women's basketball "skyscraper" Kathrin Ress. As reported by The Heights, the victorious Smith said "I was in a groove, and I had to get it done." And he did.
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