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Saturday, December 17, 2005

Sports Alumni Roundup

With starter Tom Brady's status still up in the air, Doug Flutie might get the starting nod at quarterback for the New England Patriots when they square off against former Eagle Chris Hovan and the Buccaneers today in Foxboro. Flutie hasn't started a game for the Patriots since 1989.

Boston College hockey icon Len Ceglarski '51, who was on the 1949 National Championship team and later went on to coach the Eagles for 20 years, will be inducted into the Walpole Hockey Hall of Fame. Anther BC great, the late Butch Songin, will also have his number raised to the rafters.

Alumnus Kirsten Zoellner, the 7'1" former BC center now playing for the University of Albany men's basketball team, "has changed from a soft-spoken enigma into a force in the middle." Zoellner was recently named America East Conference Co-Player of the Week, and averages over 11 ppg.

ESPN.com is predicting that Brian Gionta, who leads all American-born NHL players in goals, is a lock for the US Olympic team that will be announced next week.

Former BC blueliner Brooks Orpik speaks out about the recent firing of Pittsburgh Penguin's head coach Eddie Olczyk.

Pat Eaves' post-BC successes are chronicled by TheAHL.com, and Eaves looks back on his choice to attend BC.
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Comments on "Sports Alumni Roundup"

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12/19/2005 09:23:00 AM) : 

I'm pretty sure Kirsten Zoellner didn't earn a degree during his tenure at BC. You might want to remove the word "alumnus."

 

Blogger BC Eagle said ... (12/19/2005 11:09:00 AM) : 

Look up the word alumnus - it includes both persons who earned a degree from a school, as well as former students (who did not necessarily earn a degree). At least that is my interpretation of the definition, which I looked up before I used it.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12/21/2005 02:03:00 PM) : 

BC Eagle is correct, that's why we can still say Jack Kerouac and Leonard Nimoy are "alumni."

 

Blogger BC Eagle said ... (12/21/2005 02:07:00 PM) : 

Now I'm self conscious. I'm confident on this point, but is it proper to use "alumni" (e.g. "Alumni Newsmakers")? I know that co-ed schools usually use "alumni" to denote graduates of both sexes, but is the masculine form objectionable to BC's alumnae?

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12/21/2005 02:51:00 PM) : 

You could always go the "Alumni/ae" route ... but as with most Latin languages the plural is always masculine unless the group is *entirely* female (now to what extent those rules are sexist is obviously another issue ... )

 

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