If you’re a sucker for a marquee match up, this is probably not the schedule you’re going to want to look at. Of course coming off a 15-16 and bringing in a new head coach this summer, no one can fault Boston College for taking it easy this season.
BOSTON COLLEGE’S 2010-2011 SCHEDULE
When Texas A&M is your toughest non-conference opponent, then strength of schedule isn’t one your goals heading into the season. Yet, that’s the case for Boston College.
Am I being a bit harsh? Probably. It’s not like they’re a bunch of cupcakes. The first three (St. Francis, Yale and Holy Cross) should all be wins for this veteran team.
They head into the Old Spice Classic in Orlando where they’ll meet those Aggies from Texas. If they can win that game, then they could end up face-to-face with a solid Wisconsin team, who will be taking on Manhattan. The tournament also features Georgia, Notre Dame, Temple and California.
December starts off with the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, where they’ll face an Indiana team that’s won only 16 games over the last two years.
They open up ACC play on December 12, visiting Maryland. That game is sandwiched between some less than stellar teams likes UMass, Providence, the Bryant Bulldogs (who?) and Bucknell.
The Eagles two final non-conference foes may be lesser foes, but both could easily be defeats. They travel to Rhode Island to take on the Rams, then welcome Harvard. Coach Tommy Amaker’s boys have owned B.C. of late, winning their last two.
Boston College catches a small break in conference play. They play Duke and North Carolina only once. However, they have a brutal four-game stretch smack in the middle of ACC play.
On January 22, the Eagles head to Florida State, followed by a trip to Durham to face the defending national champs Duke, followed by a home date against North Carolina and Virginia Tech. All four teams will probably be ranked.
Ironically, Boston College takes on Wake Forest only once all season and it will be the last game of the season. Yes, I know that’s not technically ironic, but it’s still a weird.
ACC SCHEDULES – PEAK AND REVIEW:
Boston College – Tuesday, Sept 7
Clemson – Wednesday, Sept 8
Duke – Thursday, Sept 9
Florida State – Friday, Sept 10
Georgia Tech – Saturday, Sept 11
Maryland – Sunday, Sept 12
Miami (FL) – Monday, Sept 13
North Carolina – Tuesday, Sept 14
North Carolina State – Wednesday, Sept 15
Virginia – Thursday, Sept 16
Virginia Tech – Friday, Sept 17
Wake Forest – Saturday, Sept 18