Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Why The Beanpot Still Matters

Every school has its legends. Whether it's a tour guide, upperclassmen, university officials, or alumni, you're guaranteed a tale or two. At Boston University, its usually of the seal, where to find the best and worst parties in Allston, and nicknames of each school that are always circulating.

But there's another story, too. One about two Monday nights in February. About cramped green lines that rival commuter hour rides. About an tournament that might as well be called an invitational. About an added benefit to calling yourself a Terrier.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sit Down, Shut Up

After having written countless blog posts encouraging people to give BU Athletics I try, after having admitted over and over again that I don't care if you're only there because there are free give aways, after promising you need to know nothing about sports...I think, I think I'm changing my mind.

If you don't have anything nice to say, shut up. And if you can't shut up, get the hell out of the rink.

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Teams Are Ready

Exhibition games are fun. They get you back into the spirit of the season and give you a chance to watch people play that normally wouldn't. But nothing compares to the start of the season, to the time when it all starts to count. From the first time the freshmen see what the hype is all about and the upperclassmen electrify whatever building they're currently inhabiting. Everything's fresh and new. This weekend both of our hockey teams start playing for real.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Save BU Wrestling

I love hockey. I like basketball. Softball is great. I don't mind a good soccer game. Nor do I mind the occasional lacrosse game. Pair that up with "BU" in front of each sport and you can basically figure out where I am on campus at any given time. I wasn't exactly expecting to love BU athletics as much as I do when I first came to this school, but I've been having such a fun time watching them these past three years.

Now, there are BU sporting events that I haven't made it out to yet. Not because I don't want to, but usually because the timing just doesn't work out with my schedule. One such sport that I have yet to cheer on in person is BU Wrestling. That doesn't mean I haven't kept up with them, gotten excited when they won. But this week I found out that if things go the way they're headed right now, not only may I never be able to make it to a BU Wrestling match, but future Terriers won't either. Even more so, future BU Wrestling Terriers won't either.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Garrett Noonan

This week, it has been "confirmed" that Garrett Noonan is coming back for his senior season. I put the confirmed in quotes because although I certainly believe that is his intent right now, obviously things change and I still think there's a slight chance he signs before next season rolls around. But anyways, when I heard that news, I thought about Noonan in that BU jersey for one more season and I couldn't help but be ecstatic. I've loved Noonan from the beginning (even after getting kicked out of all those games freshmen year) and I know the students start loving him not long after that. Noonan is one of the most well liked Terriers on this team and perhaps in a while before this team.

Even if we never get to see him in Scarlet and White again, I'm damn appreciative off all the heart Noonan has put into this program the past three years. He doesn't have much hardware to show for it, but I know there's thousands of people who could honestly care less with him around. He's one of the few players who has consistently improved and done what was needed of him and that's all any of us can ask for. And if we do get the opportunity to watch him skate with this team again, well, that's going be a whole lot of fun.

But until next season, go ahead and watch this little recap video on Garrett Noonan. I think it might be the second best video of him only behind his Vernon Vipers intro video, but hey that might just be me.