The Annual Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Game in 2012 was played on a cold, rainy March day with sparsely-populated bleachers all around Alumni Stadium. In 2013, the weather promises to be better and the festivities much more engaging for the Boston College community to enjoy.
If you’re a Boston College student or local alumnus, or even if you’re a regional alum with no other weekend plans, head to the school on Saturday morning to show your support for the new football regime and the players. Family Fun Day, otherwise known as the “Fanfest,” begins at 10am and runs through 1pm, which is the start time for the spring football game itself.
At 10am, this festival will also feature a mock combine for children called “Train Like an Eagle.” Kids can run the same types of drills that Boston College football players do.
The school announced today that at 11am on Saturday, they will hold their first-even alumni flag football game. The “Maroon & Gold Alumni Game” will run until noon and feature some recent well-known Eagles, including New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich, former wide receiver and graduate assistant coach Rich Gunnell, and former Oakland Raiders fullback James McCluskey. Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Gosder Cherilus and New York Giants OL Chris Snee will serve as honorary coaches.
Then, at 1pm, the Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Game begins. When it’s over, fans will be invited to the field for player autographs.
This is an important time for the Boston College community to stand together and support one another. Those who put on the maroon and gold are representing you and your school, so it’s only fair that we have their backs as well.
The Soaring to Glory writing staff looks forward to seeing you all there on Saturday.