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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 30, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - Sam Ficken lined up next to his kneeling holder and, with his head down looking at the torn-up field, counted three steps back. Penn State's senior placekicker picked his head up and stared at the uprights directly in front of him for a brief moment. The lanky, 6-2, 186-pound Indiana native then took two steps to the left and twisted his shoulders right to left. He was ready; ready to deliver Penn State its most significant, far-reaching win in years. The Nittany Lions (7-6)
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December 29, 2014
Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Yankee Stadium, New York Records: Penn State, 6-6, 2-6 Big Ten (sixth in East Division). Boston College, 7-5, 4-4 ACC (fourth in Atlantic Division). TV/Radio: ESPN; WNTP-AM (990), WNPV-AM (1440). Coaches: Penn State, James Franklin (first season, 6-6; 30-21 overall in four seasons). Boston College, Steve Addazio (second season, 14-11; 27-22 overall in four seasons) Series: The two teams have played 23 times since 1946. The Nittany Lions won 19 of the first 20 games in the series but the Eagles have captured the last three including a 21-7 win in their last meeting in 2004.
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December 29, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - It had been a long time, more than three months to be exact, since Christian Hackenberg looked like the confident quarterback who had excited Penn State fans during his 2013 freshman year, who was on everyone's top-10-in-the-nation list at the start of the season. On Saturday at Yankee Stadium, Hackenberg showed a captivated sellout Pinstripe Bowl crowd of 49,012 that he could still be that guy, leading the Nittany Lions back from a two-touchdown deficit against Boston College and carrying the game into overtime.
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December 29, 2014 | By John Stuetz, For The Inquirer
NEW YORK - Penn State's nation-leading run defense allowed Boston College a sizable 285 yards on the ground in the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday. But it was the 2 yards quarterback Tyler Murphy didn't gain on a third-down scramble near the goal line that opened the window for a successful Nittany Lions comeback. Safety Marcus Allen hauled down Murphy to hold the Eagles to a field goal with less than three minutes in regulation, allowing a 44-yard field goal from Sam Ficken to tie the game and send it into overtime.
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December 28, 2014 | By John Stuetz, For The Inquirer
NEW YORK - After a few extra weeks to study film leading up to the Pinstripe Bowl, James Franklin has come to one major conclusion on Boston College's attack: It's dangerous in a lot of different ways. "They're running a lot of read plays, so if you overcompensate to try to stop the running back, then the quarterback has a chance to pull it and get on the edge, and he's a threat," Franklin said of Eagles signal caller Tyler Murphy. "He's a legitimate threat. " The dual-threat Murphy has torn opposing defenses apart for 21 total touchdowns - 11 through the air and 10 on the ground - and leads B.C. with 1,079 rushing yards.
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December 28, 2014
Jack Eichel and Chase DeLeo scored in a shootout to help the U.S. men's hockey team beat defending champion Finland, 2-1, on Friday in their round-robin opener in the World Junior Championship in Montreal. Eichel is a freshman at Boston University, and DeLeo plays for Portland in the Western Hockey League. "We knew it was going to be a tough game," said Eichel, a top prospect in the 2015 NHL draft. "They're the defending champs, and you've got to give them a lot of credit.
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December 27, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
After learning of the crushing sanctions the NCAA levied against Penn State in July 2012, linebacker Mike Hull was as good as gone, "really close" to packing up, heading home to Western Pennsylvania and enrolling at Pittsburgh, he said. "I basically was about to tell Coach [Bill] O'Brien that I wasn't coming back, and then I figured I'd sleep on it," Hull recalled earlier this season. "My roommates kind of talked me into staying and so did [Michael] Mauti. So I came back and I was fully invested for that [preseason]
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December 26, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
TOMORROW'S Pinstripe Bowl is an opportunity for Penn State football. Strictly on paper, it's an opportunity at a winning record. After finishing the 2014 regular season at 6-6, the Nittany Lions will look to avoid their first losing record since 2004. Also, it's a chance to play in Yankee Stadium, a venue that, while relatively new, embodies so much history. But most important, it's an opportunity the Lions weren't supposed to have. Rocked by NCAA sanctions levied in July 2012 in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse scandal, the Penn State program was supposed to wilt and die facing a 4-year bowl ban, scholarship limitations and a hefty $60 million fine.
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December 25, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Seth Betancourt enjoyed a high school career full of accolades at St. Joseph's Prep as a multitalented offensive tackle. He could have had his choice of any top college football program in the country and decided on Boston College. But life moves in mysterious ways, and Betancourt went through some strange experiences, not the least of which was the fact that he got caught up in a numbers crunch. He did not start his first game in a B.C. uniform until the 2014 season opener. In the meantime, the Eagles went 4-8 and 2-10 in his redshirt freshman and sophomore seasons.
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