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BC, UMass searching for identity

By about 6:30 on Saturday night, Boston College football coach Steve Addazio will know a whole lot more about his team than he does now. So will UMass coach Mark Whipple. Whipple, coming into Amherst for his second stint as…

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Someone at BC needs to redshirt

Boston College football coach Steve Addazio made the expected endorsement of Tyler Murphy as the Eagles’ new starting quarterback for their season-opener against UMass next week. That was a no brainer. Murphy, a graduate-student transfer from Florida, was the leader…

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Eagles ending camp with ???

Phase One of the pre-season is now over for Boston College. Another scrimmage on Wednesday morning, marked improvement in holding onto the ball by the offense, but… Yes, there is a but. Here’s what we know about the Eagles in…

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BC offense continues to fumble, and stumble

This is the way the Boston College offense ended its second scrimmage of training camp on Saturday. With the offensive unit doing a series of up and down push ups and sprints the length of Shea Field, while the defense…

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Irish eyes not smiling

First North Carolina and now Notre Dame. Two fine academic institutions who succeed in the highest levels of athletics. Two schools with academic fraud, dishonesty issues. Notre Dame’s malfeasance was announced on Friday when four Irish football players were barred…

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