Boston College basketball schedule released

Boston College basketball schedule released

Sixteen league games, three games in the 2011 76 Classic and a home game against Penn State in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge highlight the 2011-12 Boston College men's basketball schedule.

BC opens its season against New Hampshire in Conte Forum on Monday, Nov. 14. It will host Massachusetts (Dec.21), Boston University (Dec. 3), Bryant (Dec. 18), Sacred Heart (Dec. 21), Harvard (Dec. 29) and Rhode Island (Jan. 2), while traveling to Jesuit rival Holy Cross (Nov. 18) and former Big East foe Providence (Dec. 8).

The 2011-12 schedule features at least 10 nationally-televised contests. Additional dates could be added to this list.

The Eagles travel to the 76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif and open the tournament against Saint Louis, another Jesuit institution, on ESPNU at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24). BC will play either Villanova or UC-Riverside in the second round.

Boston College will host the Nittany Lions in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge on Nov. 30. The game will be televised by ESPNU.

The Eagles begin their December slate against Boston University, and then play at Providence. BC continues with consecutive home games against Stony Brook, Bryant and Sacred Heart before Christmas, and then Harvard and Rhode Island after the holiday.

Boston College opens ACC play at North Carolina on Saturday, Jan. 7.

NOVEMBER
14 (Mon.) New Hampshire 7:00 p.m.
18 (Fri.) at Holy Cross 7:30 p.m.
21 (Mon.) Massachusetts 7:00 p.m.
24 (Thurs.) Saint Louis (ESPNU) 2:00 p.m.
25 (Fri.) UC-RiversideVillanova
27 (Sun.) Washington StateOklahomaNew MexicoSanta Clara
30 (Wed.) Penn State (ESPNU) 7:15 p.m.

DECEMBER
3 (Sat.) Boston University 2:00 p.m.
8 (Thurs.) at Providence 7:00 p.m.
11 (Sun.) Stony Brook 2:00 p.m.
18 (Sun.) Bryant 3:00 p.m.
21 (Wed.) Sacred Heart 7:00 p.m.
29 (Thurs.) Harvard 7:00 p.m.

JANUARY
2 (Mon.) Rhode Island 1:00 p.m.
7 (Sat.) at North Carolina 2:30 p.m.
12 (Thurs.) Clemson (ESPN or ESPN2) 7:00 p.m.
14 (Sat.) Virginia Tech TBA
19 (Thurs.) at NC State 8:00 p.m.
21 (Sat.) Wake Forest 12:00 p.m.
26 (Thurs.) at Virginia (ESPNU) 9:00 p.m.
29 (Sun.) Miami 1:00 p.m.

FEBRUARY
1 (Wed.) NC State 8:00 p.m.
4 (Sat.) at Georgia Tech (ESPNU) 1:00 p.m.
8 (Wed.) Florida State (ESPN3) 7:00 p.m.
12 (Sun.) at Virginia Tech (ESPNU) 6:00 p.m.
16 (Thurs.) at Maryland 9:00 p.m.
19 (Sun.) Duke (ESPNU) 6:00 p.m.
25 (Sat.) at Wake Forest 1:00 p.m.
29 (Wed.) Georgia Tech 7:00 p.m.

MARCH
3 (Sat.) at Miami 2:30 p.m.
8-11 (Thurs.-Sun.) & ACC Championship

- ACC game
- Big TenACC Challenge
- 76 Classic (Anaheim, Calif.)
& - Atlanta, Ga. (Philips Arena)
All Times -- Eastern Time (subject to change)

Ninkovich on Patricia's Goodell shirt: 'I don’t think it’s a big deal'

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Ninkovich on Patricia's Goodell shirt: 'I don’t think it’s a big deal'

Pro Football Talk reported last week that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is still frustrated that Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia wore a Barstool t-shirt that had shows him wearing a clown nose.

In an interview with the Boston Herald, linebacker Rob Ninkovich said he didn't think there was anything wrong with Patricia's t-shirt choice.

“Everyone has the right to wear whatever shirt they want,” Ninkovich said. "Everyone has to wear a shirt, right? You can’t just wear no shirt. I think someone threw it at (Patricia), and he said, ‘All right, nice shirt, it’s cool, it’s blue, so I’ll put it on.’ I thought it was a funny shirt.

“I don’t think it’s a big deal. . . People want to take it how they want to take it. If you really think about it, everyone has to wear clothes, so you just put a shirt on, and you know, it is what it is. I think it’s a nice shirt. It’s blue. I love blue. My favorite color is blue.”

The shirt may have interfered with Patricia's head coaching candidacy during the 2017 offseason, NFL Media's Jason La Canfora said on 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Toucher And Rich" in February