In 1978: The Boston College women’s basketball team wins the AIAW national championship.
Flutie played football for Boston College, the only Division I-A school to recruit him, from 1981 to 1984, and won the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, and the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award in his senior year (1984). Flutie became the first quarterback to win the Heisman since Pat Sullivan in 1971. Flutie left school as the NCAA’s all-time passing yardage ...
In 1998: The Boston College women’s soccer team wins its first ACC championship.
In 2005: The Boston College athletic teams move from the Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
During his college years, Dudley played with the Boston College Eagles. During the 2004–05 season, Dudley helped the Eagles start 20–0, as they finished 25–5. Dudley was a four-year starter for the Eagles and played in every BC game in his first three years. He had a streak of over 100 consecutive starts snapped when he suffered a stress fracture ...
History of the Eagles
The Boston College Eagles sports team has a long and storied history in the NCAA. The Eagles have been competing in Division I athletics since they joined the Big East Conference in 2005 and have won numerous national championships over their years of competition.
One of their most impressive accomplishments was winning five consecutive Big East titles from 2006-2010, making them one of only four teams to accomplish such a feat. Furthermore, the program boasts seven National Championships between football (1984), men’s basketball (1941), and women’s soccer (2001). They also boast eight ACC Tournament Titles for men's basketball, women's lacrosse, and numerous other conference championships across all sports programs.
Boston College is known for its academic solid standards, reflected by its athletic success on the field or court. Many student-athletes go on to successful professional careers after graduation due to the hard work ethic instilled during their time at BC. This commitment to excellence has made Boston College an excellent place for fans looking forward to exciting games every season while supporting outstanding collegiate athletes who proudly represent this great school!
College Sports Established
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
1973 - Present / NCAA Division 1
1921 - 1973 / University Division of the NCAA
1907 - 1921 / Athletic Association of the United States
2005 – Present / ACC
1991 - 2005 / Big East Conference
1978 - 1990 / Independent
The Boston College Eagles have been a powerhouse in college football for over a century, and their iconic nickname has become synonymous with excellence. But where did the name come from?
It all began in 1916 when Charles “Chick” Meehan was hired as the head football coach of then-Boston College High School. He wanted to give his team a unique identity that would set them apart from other teams. After some deliberation, he decided on "Eagles" because it represented strength and power—two qualities he wanted his players to embody on the field.
Meehan also chose this particular bird because of its presence around Chestnut Hill, which is home to both BC's main campus and Alumni Stadium (the site of many memorable Eagle victories). In addition, the Eagles were known for their courage—another quality that Meehan sought out in his athletes as they faced off against opponents each week during college football season.
The nickname stuck after several successful seasons under Coach Meehan's leadership; by 1922, it had become official at Boston College High School before eventually making its way up to what we now know today as the Boston College University Athletics program - one of NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision's most successful programs!
From humble beginnings back in 1916 through today’s modern era: The legacy left behind by Coach Chick Meehan lives on every time an Eagle takes flight onto Alumni Stadium or any other field across America – forever cementing why they are still known simply as “The Eagles."
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