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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Boston College Sports: October 26, 2005

Football

It looks like Mathias Kiwanuka will be a game-time decision for the Eagles on Thursday night. Meanwhile, yet another article about Kiwanuka’s family history appears in today’s Daily Press.

As reported by the Eagle in Atlanta, Virginia Tech will be unveil new jerseys during the game.

The ACC was selected as the best football conference. Watch a great video and view a funny picture regarding BC’s entry into the ACC here.

Wideout Kevin Challenger, who deftly dragged his foot to stay inbounds for the winning touchdown against Wake Forest two weeks ago, is profiled by Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald today, while playmaker Kevin Gonzalez is featured in the Globe.

I did not know that John Mara (BC ’76), EVP of the New York Giants and son of the late Wellington Mara, was an alum.


More on Sean Williams

Another day, another Sean Williams article:
...court papers state that the earliest Williams could be reinstated would be February. In Brighton District Court July 8, sufficient facts were found to charge Williams with marijuana possession and possession of liquor by a minor, but the cases were continued without a finding until Feb. 1, 2006, contingent on the defendant completing an inpatient program.

Williams was also prohibited by the court from attending BC prior to the January '06 semester.

Men’s Ice Hockey

Ben Eaves, the 6-foot, 7-inch star, has committed to UConn to play basketball.

In more serious news, the home opener against the University of Maine is this Friday night. Let's hope this game isn't cancelled due to poor ice conditions.

On the alum scene, Patrick Eaves scored his first NHL goal just 14 seconds into a recent game, but was sent back down to the AHL yesterday. Ryan Shannon continues to tear things up with the AHL's Portland Pirates; with a team-high five goals and four assists in six games, Shannon leads the AHL in scoring among rookies.

Soccer

The women's soccer team is now #8 in the NSCAA rankings, after recording two more shutouts last weekend. The Eagles (11-3-2 overall, 5-2-1 in the ACC) now have 12 shutouts on the season, tying the team record set in 1999.

The men have been having a tougher time at it lately:
Looking at the downcast faces on the Eagles' bench in the final minutes of a 4-0 loss to No. 8 Maryland on Saturday night, it would be fair to say that BC, winless in ACC play, has lost its swagger. The injured and undermanned Eagles are finding out quickly that there are no free lunches in the ACC.
The men will look to end their winless streak of six games this Friday at Clemson.

Busted

The Collegiate Times out of Blacksburg, VA has made the unforgivable mistake of calling a Boston College team the "Golden Eagles." If you're not offended, go here.
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Comments on "Boston College Sports: October 26, 2005"

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10/26/2005 04:29:00 PM) : 

Can someone please tell me where the Golden comes from??

 

Blogger BC Eagle said ... (10/26/2005 10:33:00 PM) : 

There are other universities with the mascot "Golden Eagle" (e.g. Marquette). Our gold helmets don't help.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10/26/2005 11:49:00 PM) : 

OK but there are also American Eagles and Bald Eagles out there, too. So I don't get why they always go with Golden. I don't think helmets have anything to do with it. You think they would start calling us the Maroon Ealges if we switched the colors on the helmet?

 

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