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Florida State’s last-second field goal ruins Boston College upset bid 11.22.14 at 6:36 pm ET
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Roberto Aguayo converts the game-winning field goal Saturday against Boston College. (Getty Images)

Roberto Aguayo converts the game-winning field goal Saturday against Boston College. (Getty Images)

The Boston College football team came up just short from notching the upset of the college football season, allowing the third-ranked Florida State Seminoles to kick a 27-yard Roberto Aguayo field goal with three seconds left for a 20-17 victory.

A BC win would have marked the first time since 1993 that the Eagles beat a 10-0 team, having topped Notre Dame on its own field that year.

“We didn’t come down here to be a bridesmaid,” BC head coach Steve Addazio said after losing its third game by less than seven points this season. “We came down here to win.”

The final Florida State drive started at its own 26 yard-line, with 4:37 left. The Seminoles got the ball back for the decisive march after Boston College kicker Alex Howell missed a potential go-ahead, 42-yard field goal wide right.

“I missed it, it was nobody else’s fault. That’s just what it is,” Howell told reporters.

Tyler Murphy threw just 10 times in the pouring rain, completing six passes, including a 49-yarder to Shakim Phillips that tied the game, 10-10 in the second quarter. Jameis Winston connected for 30 yards to Nick O’Leary for a go-ahead touchdown putting Florida State up, 17-10, at the half.

Winston finished with 281 yards passing, completing 22 of 32 passes for a touchdown and an interception.

The only score of the third quarter belonged to BC as Murphy ran it in from 21 yards to force another tie, 17-17.

“I just saw guys playing their hearts out,” Addazio said. “They made a few more plays than we did. That’s the moral of the story.”

BC lost its second straight and falls to (6-5, 3-4 ACC Atlantic) while Florida State remains firmly in the BCS four-team playoff pool with a perfect 11-0 record, finishing a perfect 8-0 in the ACC Atlantic. They finish the regular season with a game against cross-state rival Florida on Saturday before taking on Georgia Tech in the ACC championship in Charlotte.

BC finishes its regular season next Saturday with a game against Syracuse at Alumni Stadium.

For a complete box score, click here.

Harvard claims another Ivy League title with win over Yale 11.22.14 at 4:27 pm ET
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Andrew Fischer caught at 35-yard pass from Conner Hempel with 55 seconds remaining, giving Harvard a 31-24 win over Yale along with the Ivy League title for the Crimson, Saturday at Harvard Stadium.

Harvard had held a 24-7 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but two touchdowns from Tyler Varga and a 33-yard field goal by Kyle Cazzetta with 3:44 left helped the visitors draw even heading into the final minutes.

Fischer had a huge day receiving for the Crimson, catching eight passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns. Paul Stanton Jr. led the hosts’€™ rushing attack, compiling 109 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries.

The game-winning score was a culmination of an eight-play, 78-yard drive for Harvard. Yale’€™s last chance was thwarted with 44 seconds remaining after Scott Peters intercepted Morgan Roberts (25-for-38, 305 yards).

The win caps the undefeated season for Harvard head coach Tim Murphy, preventing Yale from clinching a share of their first Ivy League title since 2006.

It was the teams’€™ 131st meeting, handed Harvard it’€™s eighth straight win over Yale, who has also dropped 13 of their last 14 clashes with the Crimson.

BC cornerback Bryce Jones dismissed for violating team rules 10.03.14 at 6:05 pm ET
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Junior cornerback Bryce Jones has been dismissed by Boston College for an unspecified violation of team rules, the Eagles announced. Jones, 20, had picked off a pass in last week’s loss to Colorado State, his lone interception of the season to go with his 20 tackles (17 unassisted), tied for fourth on the team. He had started all 13 games, recording two interceptions and 62 tackles, as a sophomore.

Tommy Amaker to remain at Harvard 03.29.14 at 8:07 pm ET
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Tommy Amaker will remain at Harvard, the school announced Saturday. His name had been mentioned as a possible replacement for Steve Donahue at Boston College, but Saturday’s announcement closes that door.

“After thoughtful deliberation, I continue to realize my heart is at Harvard,” Amaker said in a statement. “To teach, lead and serve at this amazing institution, and in this special community, is truly meaningful to me.”

Amaker has led Harvard to three straight NCAA tournaments and back-to-back trips to the round of 32. This year, the 12th-seeded Crimson upset Cincinnati in the round of 64 before falling to Michigan State.

“Tommy is a great leader, a great coach and a great educator,” said Harvard athletic director Bob Scalise. “He is an inspiration to many in the Harvard community. We are excited he will continue to lead our men’s basketball program.”

Harvard upsets Cincinnati in first round of NCAA tourney 03.20.14 at 5:01 pm ET
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For the second straight year, Harvard completed a first-round NCAA tournament upset, as the No. 12 seed dispatched East Regional No. 5 seed Cincinnati with a 61-57 victory in Spokane, Wash. Harvard became the first Ivy League team in 30 years to win NCAA tourney games in consecutive years, a feat last accomplished by Princeton in 1983 and 1984.

The Crimson, who upset New Mexico in the first round of the 2013 tournament, enjoyed strong shooting in the first half while the Bearcats repeatedly could not convert good looks at the basket, resulting in a 36-29 halftime lead. While Cincinnati repeatedly whittled Harvard’s lead in the second half, getting as close as one point at 54-53 with 3:12 left, the Crimson answered every run by Cincinnati thanks in part to a defensive effort that held the Bearcats to 38 percent from the floor.

Harvard (27-4) outrebounded Cincinnati (27-7), 42-33, and the Crimson’s balanced scoring attack featured five players with at least nine points. Siyani Chambers delivered Harvard’s most critical points, scoring the team’s final five points down the stretch, while the team was led by the 12 points by Ivy League Player of the Year Wesley Saunders and 11 points from guard Laurent Rivard, who was 3-for-5 from behind the 3-point line.

Harvard will now play the winner of Thursday night’s game between Michigan State and Delaware. For more from the game, click here.

Florida State overcomes 18-point deficit to beat Auburn in final minute and win BCS national championship 01.07.14 at 12:31 am ET
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Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston drove Florida State 80 yards in the final 1:19 to give the Seminoles a 34-31 win over Auburn in Monday night’s BCS national championship. The Seminoles overcame an 18-point deficit to take the lead with 4:31 to go on a 100-yard kickoff return by Levonte Whitfield. Auburn retook the lead on a 37-yard touchdown run by Tre Mason with 1:19 to go before Winston drove down the field and found Kelvin Benjamin for a 2-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds remaining.

The title is Florida State’s first since 1999 and the first for a non-SEC school since Texas won it all in 2005.

Louisville beats Michigan to win its first NCAA title since 1986 04.08.13 at 11:59 pm ET
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The Louisville men’s basketball team claimed its third national championship, beating Michigan, 82-76, Monday night in the NCAA title game in Atlanta.

Rick Pitino‘s team came back from a one-point deficit at the half to outscore the Wolverines 45-38 in the final 20 minutes. It was the second national title for Pitino, who was named as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s class of 2013 earlier in the day, and the first championship for Louisville since 1986.

Luke Hancock led the way for the Cardinals, netting 22 points, going 5-for-5 on 3-pointers. Peyton Siva (18 points) and Chane Behanan (15) also contributed for the tournament’s No. 1 seed. The performances helped Pitino’s club overcome a poor outing from guard Russ Smith, who made just three of his 16 shots from the floor.

Michigan got an outstanding performance from All-America guard Trey Burke, who scored 24 points while going 7-for-11 from the field. Spike Albrecht help key the early momentum for the Wolverines, making four 3-pointers before intermission.

Louisville trailed by as many as 12 points late in the first half.

For a complete recap, click here.

BC product Luke Kuechly wins NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors 02.02.13 at 8:29 pm ET
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Former Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly won the Associated Press 2012 Defensive Rookie of the Year Award, it was announced Saturday night.

A first-round pick of the Panthers, Kuechly led the league with 164 tackles. He earned 28 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. That easily outdistanced Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner with 11.

Green Bay cornerback Casey Hayward got six votes, while St. Louis cornerback Janoris Jenkins got three. Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David got the other two votes.

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Oklahoma City takes Reggie Jackson in first round of NBA draft 06.23.11 at 10:16 pm ET
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Boston College guard Reggie Jackson was taken by Oklahoma City at No. 24 overall in Thursday’s NBA draft. The 6-foot-3, 208-pounder averaged 18.2 points and 4.5 assists per game last season for the Eagles. He was the first Boston College player taken in the first round of the draft since Sean Williams and Jared Dudley were both selected in the first round back in 2007.

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