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November 24, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
If it was Larry Coker's final game at Miami, at least the Hurricanes sent him off with a victory. Kirby Freeman threw for 181 yards and a touchdown, Javarris James' 2-yard run in the third quarter put Miami ahead to stay, and the Hurricanes' defense stifled No. 18 Boston College in rallying for a 17-14 win last night. The Hurricanes (6-6, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) snapped a four-game losing streak and became bowl-eligible. Soon, they'll know if they'll get an invitation to a postseason matchup - and if the embattled Coker will be coaching.
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February 2, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Dee Brown backpedaled with his right arm held high and wrist cocked after making a three-pointer. It was a sight No. 1 Illinois forced Michigan State to get used to. Luther Head scored 22 points, Brown had 18, and the Fighting Illini made 13 three-pointers to remain undefeated with an 81-68 victory over the 12th-ranked Spartans last night in East Lansing, Mich. Illinois (22-0 overall, 8-0 Big Ten) was expected to face a tough test against Michigan State (14-4, 5-2) in an arena known to be raucous.
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October 13, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Boston College will join the Atlantic Coast Conference as its 12th member, guaranteeing the league a future football playoff game while landing another major television market. The school had until Nov. 1 to accept the ACC's offer, but agreed in less than four hours after ACC presidents and chancellors voted unanimously yesterday to include Boston College in their expansion plans. Big East bylaws require that a team give 27 months' notice to leave that conference or face a reported $5 million exit fee - meaning the Eagles cannot begin participating in ACC sports until 2006.
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January 23, 1991 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marc Dowdell, a polite and unassuming Villanova junior who majors in business and favors the button-down look, has recently become a basketball terror. The 6-foot-9 center and forward has been charging to the basket with no regard to life or limb, his or anybody else's. Last night, in a generally sloppy and ugly game, Dowdell - who is more likely to be described as awkward than athletic - fit in perfectly. Dowdell scored a career-high 18 points, added four rebounds and three assists, and led Villanova to a 72-59 Big East win over Boston College at the Conte Forum.
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March 1, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
No. 24 Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak and made sure the Big East race will come down to the final weekend of the regular season. Chris Taft had 12 points and eight rebounds to lead the visiting Panthers (19-7, 9-6), 72-50, over No. 5 Boston College last night. The Eagles (23-3, 12-3), who are leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference next season, could still win the Big East outright or share it if they beat Rutgers on Saturday. No. 15 Connecticut, which is a half-game behind BC, plays Georgetown tomorrow and No. 13 Syracuse on Saturday.
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November 14, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Boston College cornerback Kiernan Speight, accused but exonerated in the gambling scandal that led to the suspension of 13 teammates, said yesterday he will not return to the team. "Right now, I think the door's been shut as far as I'm concerned," he said during a news conference. "I'm going to go . . . finish the semester out and put the whole thing behind me and try to start anew somewhere. " The sophomore was among four players confronted by the team's captains and coach Dan Henning during a contentious meeting following the Eagles' Halloween night loss to Pittsburgh.
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December 11, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - After defeating Temple on Nov. 15, Penn State became bowl-eligible, and from that point forward, the question of where the Nittany Lions would go in their first postseason opportunity since 2011 was a waiting game. First-year head coach James Franklin, athletic director Sandy Barbour and the rest of the Lions found out on Sunday that Penn State (6-6, 2-6 Big Ten) is Big Apple-bound, slated to play Boston College (7-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 27 at Yankee Stadium.
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December 9, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reuniting with an old Eastern rival, Penn State has accepted an invitation to play Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 27 at Yankee Stadium at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN. The Nittany Lions, who were 6-6 in James Franklin's initial year as head coach, will play in their first bowl game since the 2011 postseason, when they competed in the Ticket City Bowl in Dallas. They were ineligible to participate in a bowl the last two seasons because of NCAA sanctions. This will be Penn State's 45th bowl appearance in program history; the Lions have compiled a 27-15-2 record on the field.
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December 9, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE - Happy Valley is in a "New York State of Mind. " A few days after Billy Joel performed at the Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State kept the theme going when it was announced last evening that the Nittany Lions will play in the Pinstripe Bowl. Penn State (6-6, 2-6 Big Ten) will face Boston College (7-5, 4-4 ACC) on Dec. 27 at Yankee Stadium in its first postseason appearance since 2011. "I think there are a lot of unique opportunities that go with this," Penn State coach James Franklin said.
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October 3, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IT'S NOT FUNNY and it won't amuse you. There's no clowning around in ESPN's latest Emmy-winning "30 for 30" documentary. The series, in its fifth season, kicks off with "Playing for the Mob," which chronicles the point-shaving scandal Boston College's men's basketball team was involved in during the 1978-79 season. Fans of the film "Goodfellas" will be familiar with some of those involved as Jimmy "The Gent" Burke and Henry Hill were among the mob associates who convinced four BC players to help fix games.
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September 25, 2014
SOMETIMES, IT'S not about the X's and O's. It's about people, and doing what's right. After Saturday's win over Delaware State, Temple coach Matt Rhule presented a game ball to assistant head coach Ed Foley on behalf of the Foley family. When asked about it yesterday, Rhule almost became emotional again. Because it was from the heart. Foley's father Ed, who was called "Tanjo," passed away on Sept. 11 following a lengthy illness. "Ed's been here seven years," Rhule explained.
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September 9, 2014
MIKE KERN'S TOP 10 1. Florida State (2-0). Beat The Citadel, 37-12. Last thing Seminoles need is extra week to get ready for anyone. Next: Sept. 20 vs. Clemson. 2. Alabama (2-0). Beat Florida Atlantic, 41-0. Things might finally start to get tougher Sept. 20 at home against Florida. Saturday: vs. Southern Mississippi. 3. Oregon (2-0). Beat Michigan State, 46-27. Most teams can only hope to contain the Ducks. Saturday: vs. Wyoming. 4. Auburn (2-0). Beat San Jose State, 59-13.
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September 7, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Anthony Davis (Chester) became Widener's receptions leader, but it was the Pride's defense that forced seven turnovers and came up with the big plays when it needed it in a 19-7 season-opening win at Rowan. The senior all-American tallied seven receptions for 136 yards and now has 193 catches, eclipsing the mark of 188 held by Tyreak Saviour. Stacey Sunnerville, Jamal Goodman, and Sean Titus all had interceptions in the first 30 minutes. Sunnerville and Brandon Harper (Highland)
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September 6, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last year, Villanova's football season began unraveling during the second week, and the Wildcats are hoping history won't repeat. A year ago, after losing to Boston College in the opener, Villanova fell at Fordham, 27-24. That win was an indication of how strong Fordham would be, as the Rams ended up earning a Football Championship Subdivision playoff berth, losing to eventual finalist Towson in the second round. Villanova, considered a potential national title contender in 2013, never really recovered from that loss and finished 6-5. Now, after coming off an emotionally draining, 27-26, double-overtime loss at Syracuse, the Wildcats host Fordham at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Villanova Stadium.
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August 30, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
A year ago, Villanova opened its football season by giving host Boston College a major scare. The Wildcats led, 14-7, at halftime before losing, 24-14. Now, Villanova opens against another Atlantic Coast Conference Football Bowl Subdivision team, with Friday night's game at the Carrier Dome against Syracuse. Coach Andy Talley is hoping his underdog Wildcats will be competitive, but he is also looking to keep his players off the trainer's table against a much deeper Syracuse team.
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July 16, 2014 | BY TYLER R. TYNES, Daily News Staff Writer tynest@phillynews.com
THE CUBICLES in Sean Burke's office were quiet as the day was ending. You could faintly hear the middle-class Americans punching out after a long day's work, one by one. And as Burke was finishing what was going to be another boring day, in a dreary summer, he heard something. Bzzzzt. Bzzzt. His phone vibrated at his desk at 4:30 p.m. It was the Boston College football team. Burke careened from his workspace and minutes later, he was seen gleefully leaving the building. The Eagles had offered the walk-on junior linebacker-turned-fullback a scholarship.
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