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Eagles Announce 'We Are BC' Sportsmanship Initiative

BC has announced a campus-wide sportsmanship initiative called

BC has announced a campus-wide sportsmanship initiative called

Aug. 29, 2007

With the football season opener vs. Wake Forest just days away, Boston College has announced a campus-wide initiative called "We Are BC" aimed at enhancing the atmosphere at BC for students, alumni, visitors, student-athletes and fans. Through the four tenets of the campaign - Pride, Passion, Respect and Responsibility - campus leaders are hoping to promote a fun, safe and respectful environment for all of Boston College.

"I am extremely proud to be associated with the rich history, the sense of community and the wonderful memories that happen daily here at The Heights," Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo said.

Also this season, the BC team will attempt to establish a new tradition called the "Eagle Walk". Approximately two hours and 15 minutes prior to the kickoff of each home game, the team will arrive on campus in front of Corcoran Commons. The BC band, cheerleaders, students and fans will then line Campanella Way as the team walks to the Yawkey Center to prepare for the game.

Game Reminders

•Due to heightened security measures at the gates, BC strongly urges all guests to arrive at Alumni Stadium as early as possible to avoid entrance delays.

•Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket for entry into Alumni Stadium.

•Proper behavior is expected from all guests.

•Foul/abusive language and/or rowdy behavior will not be tolerated and will be cause for ejection and/or arrest. Violators may also have their season tickets revoked. Notify the nearest Guest Services or Safety/Security Representative immediately if actions of this type occur near you.

•Sit only in your assigned seat to avoid inconveniencing other guests.

•Smoking is prohibited on the Boston College Campus.

•Guests will not be permitted to bring alcoholic beverages into the Stadium. Guests will not be allowed to enter Alumni Stadium if they appear intoxicated.

•Drunk and disorderly behavior as well as violation of any alcohol policy will result in ejection from Alumni Stadium without refund and could result in the loss of season tickets.

•Underage drinking will not be tolerated and affirmative action will be taken by members of the Boston College Police Department to prevent the unlawful consumption of Alcohol by minors.

•Consumption of Alcohol on public streets and sidewalks is prohibited.

•Tailgating is only permitted in designated Flynn Fund parking lots. Tailgating is prohibited in front of St Thomas More Hall.

•Tailgating is prohibited while games are in progress. Boston College Police Department will make affirmative efforts to end tailgating 30 minutes prior to kick off and to clear all guests from parking lots by kickoff.

•Pedestrian traffic opens 30 minutes after the parking areas have opened.

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