Boston College Rumors & News

  • BC basketball team lands Florida guard Eli Carter

    Boston Globe "Boston College basketball coach Jim Christian got a huge commitment Monday when University of Florida guard Eli Carter announced on Twitter that he would complete his final year of eligibility next season with the Eagles, spurning offers from Georgetown and Nevada-Las Vegas. Christian last week..." June 23

  • John Carlos Reyes Is BC Bound!

    BC Interruption "The term "big man on campus" is about to get a whole new meaning at Boston College. Center Juan Carlos Reyes, a 6'10", 223-pounder out of Sound Doctrine Christian Academy (Ga.) committed to Boston College on Thursday, giving the Eagles a much-needed big man to play for head coach Jim..." June 19

  • Davidson lands Will Magarity, 6-11 transfer from Boston College

    Charlotte Observer "Will Magarity, a 6-foot-11 transfer from Boston College, has been admitted at Davidson and will be eligible to play for the Wildcats in the 2016-17 season. Magarity, who averaged 3.9 points and 2.8 rebounds in 22 games last season, will have two years of eligibility. " June 15

  • Sammy Barnes-Thompkins Commits To Eagles

    BC Interruption "Boston College basketball got a huge pickup on Wednesday with former St. John's commit Sammy Barnes-Thompkins joining the Eagles. Barnes, a three star shooting guard, comes to BC from Phoenix, Arizona where he played for the AAU Club the Arizona Magic, he is the son of a former Iowa State..." May 21

  • Lonnie Jackson Transferring to Boise State

    BC Interruption "Boston College guard Lonnie Jackson is transferring to Boise State, per an announcement on his Twitter account. Jackson missed the majority of the 2014-2015 season with a lower leg injury. After missing the first eight games, he returned to the Eagles in December and played 11 minutes in a win..." May 05

  • Boston College guard Olivier Hanlan to declare for NBA draft

    SI "Boston College junior Olivier Hanlan will declare for the NBA draft, reports Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress. Over 32 games this season, Hanlan averaged 19.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 37.6 minutes per game and earned an All-ACC first-team nod. " April 14

  • ACC cuts ties with ref Karl Hess

    ESPN "Veteran official Karl Hess has worked his final ACC basketball game. Hess, who has worked ACC games for more than 25 years, told ESPN that his comment made to Atlanta hotel magnate Mit Shah during Sunday's Louisville-Wake Forest game in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was made in jest. Shah,..." January 10

  • BC's Jackson will miss rest of season due to injury

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Boston College senior Lonnie Jackson will sit out the rest of the 2014-15 season due to a lower leg injury. Coach Jim Christian made the announcement Monday. Jackson has played in only three games this season, averaging just 0.7 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 8.7 minutes." January 05

  • Boston College lands second 2015 commit in three days

    College Basketball Talk "Needham Broughton High (North Carolina) senior guard Jerome Robinson committed to Boston College on Tuesday morning while on an official visit to the Chestnut Hill campus. “Taking the leap of faith! and I’m happy to say that I’ve committed to Boston College!” Robinson tweeted. On Sunday,..." September 10

  • Boston College lands ex-Southern Miss, Temple player Aaron Brown

    CBS Sports "Southern Miss transfer Aaron Brown has committed to Boston College, sources told The 6-5 wing -- who was granted his release last week -- will be eligible immediately next season since he's already graduated, and will likely be the Eagles' starting shooting guard alongside..." August 23

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • BC transfer Ryan Anderson commits to Arizona Wildcats

    Arizona Daily Star "Former Boston College forward Ryan Anderson committed to the Arizona Wildcats tonight, after taking a recruiting visit to Tucson today. Anderson chose the Wildcats over Iowa State, where he visited last week, and Indiana. Boston College was just 8-24 last season, after which coach Steve Donahue..." May 09

  • BC guard Joe Rahon will transfer to Saint Mary’s

    Boston Globe "Boston College confirmed Monday that Joe Rahon, a sophomore guard on the basketball team, has decided to transfer to Saint Mary’s. Rahon, of San Diego, ranked as the team’s No. 3 scorer last season at 9.0 points per game. He was preceded in his decision to leave BC by junior forward Ryan..." April 28

  • Olivier Hanlan will remain at Boston College

    CBS Sports "A small bit of positive college hoops news has trickled out of Boston. Olivier Hanlan, who is BC's best player now that Ryan Anderson has opted to transfer, will stay on the team next season. Hanlan is a pro prospect and one of the best Boston College recruits in the past decade. He averaged..." April 16

  • Maryland assistant Spinelli joins Jim Christian's Boston College staff

    CBS Sports "Maryland assistant Scott Spinelli is headed to Boston College to be Jim Christian's top assistant, sources said. An official announcement is expected soon. Spinelli spent the last three seasons on Mark Turgeon's staff at Maryland. A Massachusetts native, Spinelli is a 1989 graduate of..." April 13

  • Ryan Anderson to transfer from Boston College

    College Basketball Talk "Boston College ended the year 8-24 (4-14 ACC), firing head coach Steve Donahue on March 18 after four seasons. Ohio head coach Jim Christian was named the successor five days ago, and he’ll begin his tenure without second-leading scorer and top rebounder Ryan Anderson. On Monday night, a few..." April 08

  • Boston College turns to Ohio’s Jim Christian as head coach

    Boston Herald "Jim Christian has a futuristic vision for the Boston College basketball program inspired by working models from the past. The 49-year-old was introduced as the Eagles 12th head coach by athletic director Brad Bates during a conference call yesterday afternoon. Christian will be formally..." April 04

  • BC needs to make splash with hire

    Boston Globe "Time’s a wastin’ at the Heights, as Boston College is one of the few Division 1 programs still without a basketball coach. Athletic director Brad Bates is likely headed for North Texas to the Final Four to potentially field interest from additional candidates about the vacant position. This is..." April 03

  • Ohio's Jim Christian named head coach at Boston College

    CBS Sports "Jim Christian has been named the head coach at Boston College, sources confirmed to and the Athens Messenger first reported the news. Christian has been at Ohio for the last two seasons, going 49-22 after taking over for John Groce. He spent the previous four seasons..." April 03

  • What went wrong with ACC hoops this season

    Fox Sports South "The numbers aren't pretty for the ACC, any way you slice it. A hoops-dominated conference that recently expanded in the hopes of becoming the nation's preeminent basketball league missed on that mark in Year 1. And it's been trending downward for quite some time. This marks the fourth..." April 02

  • Jim Calhoun not interested in BC job

    Boston Globe "University of Connecticut coaching legend Jim Calhoun made it clear on Tuesday that he doesn’t have his eyes on the Boston College head coaching job that became available after the firing of Steve Donahue a week ago. In an interview with Sirius XM’s Mad Dog Radio, Calhoun was asked about the..." March 26

  • Jim Calhoun on Boston College job: 'I'm not interested'

    CBS Sports "For those wondering if Jim Calhoun sees himself in the race to be the next Boston College coach, he was definitive on Tuesday: He's not interested. Those were his exact words: "I'm not interested." Calhoun went on Chris Russo's show on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio. You can hear his voice..." March 25

  • Jim Calhoun interested in BC job

    ESPN "Former UConn coach Jim Calhoun has significant interest in the vacant Boston College opening, multiple sources told ESPN. Calhoun, 71, stepped down before the start of the 2012-13 season after suffering a broken hip in a bike-riding accident. He's a native of Braintree, Mass.; attended American..." March 21

  • Harvard’s Tommy Amaker is BC’s leading candidate

    Boston Globe "Tommy Amaker appears to be at the top of a very short list of candidates to replace Steve Donahue as BC basketball coach. Some others: A look at him and some others who could be on BC’s list: Tommy Amaker, Harvard - Would bring an ACC pedigree. He played for and coached alongside Hall of..." March 19

  • Report: Steve Donahue fired at Boston College

    CBS Sports "One week after reports surfaced saying that head coach Steve Donahue would return to Boston College, it seems the Eagles have made a final decision. According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, Donahue has been fired. Donahue has been at Boston College for four seasons, after spending 10 seasons at..." March 18

  • Steve Donahue to remain at BC

    CBS Sports "Steve Donahue will return as Boston College's men's basketball coach next season, a source confirmed to on Thursday. A formal announcement is expected Friday, according to a source. The development was initially reported by Donahue has spent four years at BC after 10..." March 14

  • Report: ACC finalizing deal to move tournament to Brooklyn

    CBS Sports "During conference realignment, there has always been the thought that the ACC would eventually move its conference tournament to Madison Square Garden. Even after the Big East and MSG extended their deal to 2026, the discussion was still there. According to a report late Thursday night by Pete..." March 14

  • Boston College falls to Georgia Tech in OT at ACC tourney

    Boston Herald "The Boston College basketball team has perfected the art of getting close. It’s finishing the job that has proven troublesome. This time the Eagles battled back from a 13-point deficit late in regulation to force overtime against Georgia Tech in the opening round of the ACC tournament. They..." March 13

  • Georgia Tech 73, Boston College 70

    ProSportsDaily "Robert Carter Jr. scored 20 points with 13 rebounds and the Yellow Jackets survived blowing a 12-point lead with five minutes left in regulation to advance out of the opening round of the ACC tournament in Atlanta. Marcus Georges-Hunt added 18 points for No. 11 seed Georgia Tech (16-16), which..." March 13

  • N.C. State 78, Boston College 68

    ProSportsDaily "T.J. Warren had a career-high 42 points on 14-of-23 shooting and also grabbed 13 rebounds as the host Wolfpack closed out the regular season with a victory in ACC play. Desmond Lee added 11 points off the bench and Tyler Lewis had eight for North Carolina State (19-12, 9-9 ACC). The Wolfpack..." March 10

  • Florida St. 74, Boston College 70

    ProSportsDaily "Aaron Thomas tied a career high with 26 points to lead all scorers as the visiting Seminoles withstood the Eagles in ACC play. Thomas also grabbed six rebounds and Okaro White notched 24 points, five boards and two steals for Florida State (18-11, 9-8), which shot 76 percent from the field in..." March 05

  • Boston College 80, Wake Forest 72

    ProSportsDaily "Ryan Anderson had 24 points and seven rebounds as the visiting Eagles surprised the Demon Deacons. Olivier Hanlan scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half for Boston College (8-21, 4-12 ACC), which won for just the second time in its last nine games. Lonnie Jackson had 12 points and..." March 02

  • Pittsburgh 66, Boston College 59

    ProSportsDaily "Talib Zanna was 7-of-10 from the field and scored 21 points to lead the visiting Panthers to an ACC victory over the Eagles. Lamar Patterson drained four 3-pointers and scored 16 points and Cameron Wright tacked on 14 points and six rebounds for the Panthers (21-7, 9-6 ACC). Zannna also made..." February 27

  • Miami-Florida 69, Boston College 42

    ProSportsDaily "Rion Brown scored 22 points and the Hurricanes never trailed in beating the visiting Eagles in ACC play. Brown was 4-of-7 from 3-point range to reach 1,000 points for his career and Erik Swoope notched 14 points, nine rebounds and four assists for the Hurricanes (14-13, 5-9 ACC). Garrius Adams..." February 23

  • Steve Donahue: More to BC than upset

    Boston Herald "Boston College men’s basketball coach Steve Donahue was desperate to defuse the spiraling effect of recent narrow losses to Atlantic Coast Conference opponents. The Eagles broke their debilitating hex in grandiose fashion with a stunning 62-59 overtime victory Wednesday night against top-ranked..." February 21

  • Boston College stuns No. 1 Syracuse 62-59 in OT

    Boston Herald "Olivier Hanlan and Patrick Heckmann hit 3-pointers in overtime, Lonnie Jackson made four straight free throws in the final 26.2 seconds, and Boston College stunned top-ranked Syracuse, 62-59, last night in Syracuse, N.Y., ending the Orange’s unbeaten season. Boston College (7-19, 3-10 Atlantic..." February 20

  • No. 1 Syracuse goes down at home to BC, first loss of season

    CBS Sports "And then there was one. Syracuse, one of the nation's two remaining unbeatens, dropped its first game of the season on Wednesday night, falling to Boston College, 62-59. With the Orange losing, Wichita State is the last unbeaten team left in college basketball. This was a..." February 19

  • SENSATIONAL! Duke trashes Boston College 89-68

    Durham Herald-Sun "Jabari Parker’s production stood out to anyone who wandered by Boston College’s Conte Forum Saturday night. Duke’s fabulous freshman had his best game of the year in terms of the stat sheet, achieving season-high totals with 29 points and 16 rebounds as the No. 11 Blue Devils routed Boston..." February 09

  • No. 20 Virginia Handles Boston College, 77-67 "With a lead that grew to 21 points early in the second half, Malcolm Brogdon never expected to have to make meaningful free throws at the end for No. 20 Virginia against Boston College on Wednesday night. That he did was part credit to the Eagles, and part Virginia going into cruise control too..." February 06

  • Boston College 76, Virginia Tech 52: Hokies defense buckles in blowout on the road

    Washington Post "There have been plenty of poor defensive performances since Virginia Tech Coach James Johnson took over the program before last season. But Wednesday night at Conte Forum may have been the Hokies’ worst yet. In a matchup of two teams battling to avoid the ACC cellar, the Hokies made Boston..." January 30

  • Joe Rahon, Eagles put Hokies in their place

    Boston Herald "Boston College pummeled Virginia Tech right into the cellar last night with a 76-52 victory at Conte Forum. The hapless Hokies (8-12, 1-7) assumed sole ownership of last place in the ACC with their second loss to the Eagles this season. BC (6-14, 2-5) snapped a three-game conference losing..." January 30

  • Late rally not enough for Boston College

    Boston Herald "Boston College’s second-half surge was not enough as it fell for the seventh time in eight games with a 68-60 loss to Georgia Tech last night at Conte Forum. The Eagles trailed by 18 early in the second half and cut the deficit to a single point late, but Trae Golden scored nine of the Yellow..." January 23

  • Eagles feasting on home cooking

    Boston Herald "The Eagles have been highly protective of their home court all season. Boston College secured its eighth Conte Forum victory by outlasting Miami, 63-62, last night in Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball action. The Eagles improved to 11-7 (2-2 ACC) but they are an impressive 8-1 at..." January 17

  • BC's Jackson making name for himself

    ESPN Boston "Jim Boeheim might have forgotten his name briefly, but the Syracuse coach left no doubt he knew Lonnie Jackson was dangerous. “I think having that kid back obviously is a big difference-maker for their team,” the longtime Orange coach said of Jackson after Syracuse rallied from a second-half..." January 17