As we sit here on March 26, there is a realization to which all of us must come: the last of Boston College’s major sports is about to come to an end soon, one way or another. Once the men’s hockey team finishes their run in the NCAA Tournament, whether in Providence or Pittsburgh, all that will remain are the spring sports. One might say that this even includes football, which does have a spring component, but otherwise, there’s much more BC sports behind us than ahead for this season.
The alternatives with which we are left are twofold: invent things to talk about until football season, or pay attention to the sports that still lie ahead. For now, we’re going to look at what’s in front of us, which includes BC baseball, the hockey tournament, spring football, and more.
Boston College baseball’s home game against the Bryant Bulldogs on Wednesday will now be played at the Bryant campus. Evidently, their field is ready and BC’s is not.
Now, a home game getting moved or tossed in early spring is nothing new for this program, and it happened in 2012, except that the home opener against Northeastern was postponed and an entire series against the North Carolina Tar Heels was moved to Chapel Hill as well.
Things have not gone well for the Eagles this year. They’re 3-17 (0-8), they still haven’t played a home game and it’s almost April, and the issues with the facilities are rearing their ugly heads again. More on this to come in the weeks ahead, but as far as a facilities issue in general, Boston College needs to get real about boosting this program’s image or save themselves the trouble and can it.
Ex-Eagle Ifeanyi Momah Blazing Through 40-Yard Dashes
Ifeanyi Momah, the former Eagle WR who got a raw deal from the NCAA on a medical redshirt, is trying to impress NFL scouts. So far, at least in terms of speed, he’s been doing it.
At BC’s pro day last week, Momah reportedly ran a 4.5-second 40-yard dash. Mike Loyko reported a 4.45 and a 4.52, while other unconfirmed reports from other pro days have said about that and even a bit faster.
Momah was a solid player for BC who has been off the football field for a little while, but nevertheless we all hope he catches on somewhere. Performing at these pro days isn’t just about getting drafted: Momah could be getting himself some interest from NFL teams who might also be willing to sign him as an undrafted free agent and invite him to camp. It appears he’s on his way to doing that.
College Hockey News has a primer on the 16 teams in the NCAA Tournament field. Boston College’s region may be navigable if the Eagles look like the Eagles, but they’re going to have to work especially hard this year to take the whole thing once more. It hasn’t come easy for this BC team, unlike some in years past, and if they pull it off, they’ll have truly earned it.
There, now don’t you all feel better?
Another Eagle makes it to the NHL. This time, it’s two-time BC national champion goalie John Muse, who is on his way to the Carolina Hurricanes. He’s only there on an emergency basis because of open roster spots, but that’s better than no call-up at all. Congrats to Muse.