Let’s go through the past week in BC sports with haste:
BC beats Georgia Tech, 86-75
In a game which I proudly attended, the BC Eagles ran their ACC record to 2-0 by beating the Yellow Jackets at Conte Forum. Reggie Jackson and Corey Raji both crossed the 20-point threshold as BC outscored GT 47-36 in the second to seal the win. In other news, it was a good crowd for a change.
BC loses to Nevada in Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, 20-13
Just as I expected, the Eagles defense would play well but it wouldn’t be enough because the offense can’t score. BC’s loss in San Francisco for the second straight season put the Eagles at a disappointing 7-6 to finish.
Football offensive coordinator Gary Tranquill retires
About two years too late, Gary Tranquill is headed back to Del Boca Vista, where he will work on his autobiography: “Run, Run, Pass, Punt: The Tranquill Story.” As for his replacement, current assistant Ryan Day has been mentioned. I would have preferred an outsider, but I gave Tranquill a chance, so I too will give the new offensive coordinator a chance.
BC hockey sweeps Providence
A 4-1 win at home and a 3-1 win on the road gave BC four more Hockey East points over the Friars. As of this writing, the Eagles are tied with New Hampshire at 22 points apiece, with BU in third at 18. BC’s overall record sits at 15-5 as they wait for the Maine Black Bears.
BC beats NC State, 75-66
BC followed up their home win over Georgia Tech with another home win on Wednesday, this time taking out the Wolfpack by 9. It’s a shame only a handful of people were on hand to see Reggie Jackson put up 29 points. Again, not a great defensive effort, but BC got the baskets when they mattered and are now up to 13-4 (3-0), alone in first place in the ACC early on, and are on their way to Miami for a big game against the Hurricanes before returning home for the Cavaliers of Virginia.