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BC Announces 2000 Football Schedule




Feb. 15, 2000

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Home games against 1999 national runner-up Virginia Tech and BIG EAST foe Syracuse, along with road games at Notre Dame and Miami, highlight the 2000 Boston College football schedule, released today by Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo.

The Eagles will open the 2000 campaign with road games at West Virginia (Sept. 2) and Army (Sept. 9). After week off, BC will play host to four straight home games - vs. Navy (Sept. 23), Virginia Tech (Sept. 30), Connecticut (Oct. 7) and Syracuse (Oct. 14). A road game at Pittsburgh (Oct. 21) is followed by home games vs. Rutgers (Oct. 28) and Temple (Nov. 4).

BC then heads to South Bend to take on Notre Dame on Nov. 11. Following an open date, the Eagles will end the regular season at Miami (Nov. 25).

"We think this will be a very appealing schedule for our fans," DeFilippo says. "We are bringing top-quality opponents to Chestnut Hill, which should make for some very competitive games. Plus, our team will face five challenging opponents on the road. We are extremely excited about our team's 8-4 finish and bowl game berth this past season. I am confident that, given the results of this past year and the recent recruiting success of our coaching staff, our program is headed in the right direction. We plan to keep the momentum going into the 2000 season."

DeFilippo also announced that future non-conference opponents for the Eagles include Stanford, SMU, Army, Navy and Notre Dame. "We are working hard to ensure that our team plays a national calibre schedule year-in and year-out," he says.

2000 Boston College Football Schedule
All Times TBA

Sept. 2at West Virginia*
Sept. 9 at Army
Sept. 23 Navy
Sept. 30 Virginia Tech*
Oct. 7 Connecticut
Oct. 14 Syracuse*
Oct. 21 at Pittsburgh*
Oct. 28 Rutgers*
Nov. 4 Temple
Nov. 11 at Notre Dame
Nov. 25 at Miami

*Denotes BIG EAST games

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