Al Skinner, the head coach of the Boston College men’s basketball team, is interviewing with St. John’s University for the Red Storm’s vacant head coaching position within the hour, according to Chris Cameron, associate athletic director for media relations.
His progress, like any other walk-on’s, has come in stages. As a freshman, he practiced with the scout team, redshirting because he wasn’t yet ready to play in games. As a sophomore, he finally saw the field, but only when the scholarship players’ days were complete. Even as a junior, he earned a scholarship, but saw only limited action as a backup linebacker.
Nobody in Scott Stadium could figure it out. No one – reporters, fans, coaches, and administrators – knew exactly who was responsible for making the play. But everyone on Boston College’s side sure was glad that somebody did.
By: Jake Burg
He’s the student that lives in Fitzpatrick, struggles with laundry, and worries about his business classes. While it may sound like it, he is actually anything but your average Carroll School of Management freshman. His name is Luke Kuechly, and it just so happens that among the daily routine of every other freshman, he finds time to lead the Boston College football team with 94 tackles.
Northeastern running back John Griffin began his season by taking the ball from his quarterback and meeting Boston College defensive lineman Alex Albright and linebacker Luke Kuechly, who tackled him for a two-yard loss. Two more plays and BC had forced its first punt of the season after allowing just three positive yards.
Tuesday evening at Fenway Park, Boston College and Harvard University’s baseball teams played for the baseball Beanpot championship.
For all of the talk about Villanova’s vaunted guard play, the deathblow to Boston College’s season was delivered by a forward.
What has already been a rather sweet March has turned out to be perhaps the sweetest postseason ever for a Division I school.
Senior forward Aja Parham said before the game that Boston College’s Dec. 3 66-61 overtime loss at home to then-No. 4 Ohio State helped the team realize that it could play with the best.
Critics of Boston College’s recent postseason shortcomings have been served their notice. This year’s Eagles have cleared the proverbial hump, exorcising the demons of recent second-round exits.