Tales from the Boston College Sideline

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Sports Publishing LLC, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 240 pages
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Many people do know that Boston College's most embarrassing football defeat may have saved the lives of hundreds of Eagles fans. They may also not know that Doug Flutie failed to see a wide-open receiver and instead heaved the ball to an apparently well covered Gerard Phelan to complete the "Miracle in Miami." The stories behind those little known facts and many more are contained in Tales from the Boston College Sideline, an anecdotal history of Boston College football. Author Reid Oslin, who served as Boston College's sports information director for nearly a quarter of a century, has collected scores of stories about the many accomplishments--and occasional downfalls--of the Boston College Eagles. Material from the University Archives, dozens of personal interviews, and the author's own up-close recollections will make Tales from the Boston College Sideline a valuable resource--as well as enjoyable history--for any BC fan.
  

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Contents

Chapter
12
Chapter 4
40
Chapter 7
63
Chapter 9
77
Give It to Mike
96
Alumni Stadium
104
Chapter 13
118
Chapter 14
126
Chapter 15
147
Chapter 16
155
Chapter 17
181
Chapter 18
188
Chapter 19
202
Chapter 20
211
Chapter 21
227
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For the past five decades Reid Oslin ahs been affiliated with Boston College and its athletic program, including 24 years (1974-1997) as the Eagles' associate athletic director and sports information director. During this period he has attended hundreds of Boston College athletic events and has gotten to know thousands of student athletes, coaches, staff members, and fans. The 1968 graduate of Boston College earned a master's degree while working in BC's sports information office. He is currently the senior media relations officer in the university's Office of Public Affairs.

Doug Flutie plays quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. He established the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism in the name of his son.

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