Sports, Winter

TU/TD: Hats Off

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Hat Tricks – Ryan Fitzgerald lit the lamp three times on Saturday, singlehandedly leading the scoring charge to top a pesky UConn team. Fitzgerald’s offensive explosion has the Eagles right on the edge of a tournament birth, and his trio of goals was the first for a BC player since…

Johnny  All-Star – Of course. Everyone’s favorite diminutive hockey player was the last Eagle to score a hat trick. Johnny Hockey’s talents (and sense of humor) were on full display this past weekend at the NHL All-Star Game in Columbus. Bonus points for the idea to light his stick
on fire during the Skills Competition, but a big thumbs-down to the NHL for nixing it in the name of safety.

Conference Wins – It wasn’t easy, but BC men’s basketball squeaked out a road victory against the worst team in the ACC, Georgia Tech. Considering this was BC’s first conference win of the year, we’ll take them however they come.

Upset City, Baby – Down go the Dukies! Women’s basketball pulled off the biggest upset of the year thus far for BC, topping the No. 15 Blue Devils by a score of 60-56. Dick Vitale would be devastated, but we’re OK with that.

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409 – Following the announcement that former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno would have his vacated wins restored, the PSU community celebrated like it just won the national championship. Did they forget why the wins were vacated in the first place?

Pro Bowl – The week before the Super Bowl is filled with boredom, and the Pro Bowl does nothing to change that. In fact, it might make it even more boring. How long do we have to wait before someone decides to end this train wreck?

Kelley Rink Press Box – It’s small, and with the lack of elbow room, we feel like velociraptors trying to hack away at a keyboard. And we need the neck of Brontosaurus to see the ice over the computer screen.

Featured Image by Arthur Bailin / Heights Editor

January 26, 2015