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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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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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April 14, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
IN THE HOURS that followed Boston College's season-ending loss, Johnny Gaudreau sat with his parents, Guy and Jane, in their South Jersey home to hash out the big decision. They listed pros and cons. They discussed differences between the college and professional levels. They talked about the increased pressure that comes along with the NHL. All conversations ceased around 3 a.m. yesterday. A verdict was reached. "He really wanted to go," his father said. Gaudreau, the ultra-skilled 20-year-old from Carneys Point, N.J., yesterday signed a contract with the Calgary Flames, forgoing his senior season at Boston College.
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April 13, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
So what can they possibly do for an encore? Thursday's 2014 Frozen Four semifinals, which produced Saturday night's championship matchup of Minnesota and Union, were as entertaining and dramatic as anything March Madness can produce. Union held on for a 5-4 win over Boston College when a last-second Eagles shot bounded off its goalie's chest. And Minnesota topped that, scoring the winning shorthanded goal in their 2-1 triumph over North Dakota just before the final horn sounded.
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April 12, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Poor Boston College will depart Philadelphia like a disappointed tourist, its Frozen Four visit here ruined by a pickpocket. Seconds after B.C. failed to tie Thursday's riveting national semifinal during a 5-minute, third-period advantage, Eagles defenseman Steve Santini was stripped of the puck near mid-ice. A subsequent breakaway shot by Union's Kevin Sullivan was stopped by B.C. goalie Thatcher Demko, but Mike Vecchione pushed home the rebound. That stunningly sudden turnaround - just four seconds after Union had killed off the major checking-from-behind penalty to Matt Hatch - gave the Dutchmen a 4-2 lead.
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April 12, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
There were 4.2 seconds remaining in Johnny Gaudreau's junior season, maybe in his collegiate career, and over that time he did everything his considerable hockey skills would allow to earn himself a few more precious ticks of the clock. Boston College was down by a goal to Union College in the Frozen Four's first semifinal game Thursday, a center-ice faceoff separating Union from Saturday's NCAA championship game, and everyone in the Wells Fargo Center knew that the Eagles had one chance to force overtime.
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April 11, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
THEY HAD conceded it. To a man, the players speaking for Union College at Wednesday's media session said that in the program's first-ever appearance in a Frozen Four 2 years ago in Tampa, Fla., they were a little overwhelmed by the moment. How much that contributed to their loss in those national semifinals doesn't matter now, but the Dutchmen swore it would not happen again in Philadelphia. Still, a little more than 2 minutes into yesterday's semifinal against Boston College, Union looked as if it was again showing some big-game jitters On the Eagles' first shot of the game, Johnny Gaudreau scored to give his team an early lead.
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April 11, 2014 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THIS IS HOW jacked up Shayne Gostisbehere was to play at the Wells Fargo Center. It was the third period and the score was tied at two between Boston College and Gostisbehere's Union College. It was a national semifinal and at stake was a berth in tomorrow's championship game. Union was coming off a clutch 5-minute penalty kill and was on a power play when the puck came to "Ghost," which is what his teammates call him and a name that is more spell-check friendly. Gostisbehere fired such a laser that it broke the stick of teammate Daniel Ciampini.
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April 11, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
A FUNNY THING happens after the little dog earns his way to a seat at the main table. He not only knows he belongs, but also feels he has as much right to the big steak sitting there as everybody else. Of the four schools that begin the Frozen Four tournament tonight at the Wells Fargo Center, two - Minnesota of the Big Ten and Boston College of the Atlantic Coast - are members of Bowl Championship Series conferences who need no introduction. The University of North Dakota is fairly new to Division I athletics, transitioning up from Division II in 2004, but it has notoriety for being the school currently without a nickname until 2015 when it can legally replace "Fighting Sioux," which the NCAA deemed offensive to Native Americans and pressured the school to change.
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April 11, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Oddity is commonplace at Union College. The tiny liberal-arts school in Schenectady, N.Y., has a bizarre motto - "We All Become Brothers Under the Laws of Minerva. " Its campus contains one of the world's only 16-sided buildings. And it has had not one but two presidents with the first name Eliphalet. So no one should be shocked if, odd as it sounds, this college of 2,100 students, with no athletic scholarships and a sports budget comparable to what its three Frozen Four rivals spend on hockey alone, departs Philadelphia this weekend as the 2014 NCAA men's ice hockey champion.
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April 10, 2014 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THE FROZEN FOUR is much more than a cute name. It is NCAA hockey at its best. Granted, college hockey and Philadelphia go together like cheesesteaks and warm milk, but the four remaining teams each offer their own pieces of intrigue. There's the local kid at Boston College who is hoping for one of the all-time homecomings. Fingers crossed, the Ghost of Union College will call the city of brotherly shove his home for a long time. And North Dakota and Minnesota, two of the sports' storied programs, renew their rivalry.
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