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Afternoon Quickie: BC Spring Game In A Hurry; Baseball Twinbill


Afternoon quickie

Boston College’s annual Jay McGillis Spring Game is in a hurry in 2012. A big one, actually, if you look at past dates.

Compare the dates since 2004 for yourself:

2012: March 31 (Family Fun Day not scheduled; to take place in summer)
2011: April 16
2010: April 24
2009: April 25
2008: April 26
2007: April 28
2006: April 22
2005: April 23
2004: April 17

One of these things is not like the other.

So, this begs the very obvious question: why did they schedule the spring game for March? Some people will have their theories, but we know we will never get a direct answer. It is very strange, however, considering that it’s at least two and a half weeks earlier than any previous game in recent years. It’s one thing to play a late March spring game at Texas or Alabama, but this is New England. Why not wait until later in the spring when the weather is likely to be improved?

Speaking of, the forecast is now expected to be poor, and not only is there not going to be a Family Fun Day this time, BC stated right off the bat that it would not be held until late in the summer. All of this totals up to a very small crowd at Alumni Stadium tomorrow.


Due to the inclement weather in the forecast, Boston College will play a Friday doubleheader against the Maryland Terrapins. Game 1 begins at noon and the second game is slated for approximately 3pm Eastern.

There is to be a third game at 1:30pm on Saturday, running parallel to the spring game, but you can play football in wet snow, not baseball. Friday’s games are likely to be the only two the Eagles get in.

BC baseball has won four of its last six games following its ten-game losing streak, but they are still a sub-par 10-14 (2-7) on the year. Maryland enters the series at 17-9 (2-7).


Boston College softball appears to be in better shape as they head into a weekend doubleheader against Virginia. The Eagles are 18-10 (0-3), but these games are also to be played at BC on Saturday. Assuming Sunday is better, we may see a doubleheader then as the Eagles look for their first ACC win of the season.

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